Charming and modern home in the forest

June 6, 2014

modern living room, BestLite wall lamps

modern interior, fireplace

open space home office

modern monochrome dining room with colorful kilim rug

modern sleek white kitchen, Hay Hee bar stools

bedroom

terrace. outdoor dining room

 

This charming and modern renovated family home in the forest near Copenhagen has a truly amazing open space home office area, don’t you think? Also, the gallery wall with BestLite wall lamps caught my eye when I first saw this home.

 

// photos from Femina //

Bringing nature indoors | A little chestnut tree

June 4, 2014

Bringing nature indoors, a little chestnut tree
 

shape, simplicity, chestnut leaf
 
I planted a baby chestnut tree during the weekend in our country home and brought it to the town with us. Planned to put it to our apartment’s balcony, but it looks nice also in the living room. I love the simple shape of it’s green leaves and and the good thing is that when it grows too big for our home as house plants tend to do, I can always take it back to our country home and plant it somewhere outside the house :)

 

How to organize your living room | Basic adjustable shelves

June 3, 2014

Nordic living room, simple and basic bracket shelves

 

adjustable bracket shelves in living room

 

basic bracket shelves in living room

 

wall mounted adjustable basic shelf in living room

 

basic and affordable shelving

 

simple shelving solution in Susanna Vento home

 

Lately I have come across many living rooms where simple and basic wall mounting bracket shelves usually promoted for closets and laundry rooms are used for storing books, magazines and beautiful display items. Although I’m a fan of String shelving system when it comes to minimal, airy looking and adjustable storage, I think that this solution doesn’t look bad either. These shelves can be easily adjusted and customised to fit any room, they look really simple and airy and they are super affordable. IKEA Algot system and Elfa offer this kind of shelving just to mention a few.
So what do you think? Would you consider this kind of shelving in your living room or you’d rather stick with more traditional and sophisticated solutions?

 
 

// photos 1, 2, 4. Stadshem 3, 5. Alvhem 6. Susanna Vento, photography by Petra Bindel //

My Instagram

May 30, 2014

decordotsblog Instagram feed

 

It took me too long to join Instagram (I feel like I missed the train…), but I have been there for some months now and I can say that it’s really addictive! I have found so many inspiration from there and I like to get feedback to my own photos. These above are some of my favorite shots from my Instagram feed.

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

// photos from my Instagram //

At home with Elisabeth Heier

May 28, 2014

I believe that interior designer, stylist and photographer Elisabeth Heier from Norway doesn’t need a long introduction to any Scandinavian interior design lover. I’m so happy to share her beautiful home today with you! In addition to the gorgeous photos, I’ve asked some home decor related questions from her, which she kindly answered (scroll down to read it).

Elisabeth Heier's home. Livingroom

Elisabeth Heier's home. Hay tray table

Elisabeth Heier's home. Dining area

Elisabeth Heier's home. Kitchen

Elisabeth Heier's home. Dining table

Beautiful home of Elisabeth Heier

Elisabeth Heier's home. Gallery wall

Elisabeth Heier's home. Indoor:outdoor

Elisabeth Heier's home. Office

Elisabeth Heier's home. Home office

Elisabeth Heier's home. Nursery

Elisabeth Heier's home. Kidsroom, chalkboard wall

Elisabeth Heier's home. Bedroom

Elisabeth Heier's home, bedroom

Elisabeth Heier's home. Bathroom, concrete floor

Elisabeth Heier's home. Bathroom with skylight

Elisabeth Heier's home. Entryway

Elisabeth Heier's home. Entry

Elisabeth Heier's home. Details on the drawer
Five words what you think the best describe your home?
Scanvinavian, clean, personal, white, nature.

What is your favourite spot or favourite piece of furniture in your home at the moment?
Right now, my favourite spot is the living room – and hopefully soon the terrace as well. We have huge windows that brings the garden into the livingroom and it´s amazing now when everything is green and in bloom. I am planning a new terrace right outside our living room and hopefully we will be able to get it built during the summer. I´m sure thats going to be my new favourite spot : )

What are your favourite places for shopping things for your home? Any favourite webshops?
I like to shop in many different kind of shops, Ølen Møbel is an amazing shop here in Norway, and also Brun’o Interior and Bolina are amongst my favorites. In Sweden I love shopping at Artilleriet. Bolina.no and Artilleriet.se have also webshops.

What is currently on your wish list for your home?
New furniture for our terrace! A combination of furniture from Fermob, Hay and self-built benches.

What advice would you give to someone who starts decorating and wants to achieve the style similar to that in your home?
I would say: Keep it simple! Bring pieces from nature inside, stick to few colors that will fit any time of the year and that offers endless variations. Choose good and timeless materials.

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Huge thank you to Elisabeth for taking time to answer the questions! I’m sure her new terrace will look as gorgeous as the rest of her home and I can’t wait to see it on her blog! For more inspiration visit Elisabeth’s lovely blog and her Instagram feed.

 

P.S! I really enjoyed reading Elisabeth’s answers to the questions when I got her e-mail, so you can expect more similar home features with short question-answer sections here in the future. I hope you’ll like them as much as I do! :)

 

// photos by Elisabeth Heier //

Outdoor living

May 26, 2014

outdoor dining room

 

I found this stylish and beautiful outdoor dining room during these few minutes I spent online this weekend. Since it’s warm and sunny outside and forecast warned about rain and much colder temperatures starting from tomorrow I’m heading to the garden to enjoy it as long as it lasts! :)

Wishing you all a good start of the week!

 

// photo from Residence //

 

Nordic apartment with a yellow chair in the entryway

May 21, 2014

Scandinavian living room

Nordic interior, bentwood chairs

windowsill, plants

kitchen, greens

light neutrals, berdroom

Nordic home

black and white kidsroom with pops of color

kids room, black wall

entry. black and white with yellow accents.

 

It seems that I could easily make a weekly column called “A home from Stadshem”. Since there are so many things I like about this apartment I just had to share. I like bentwood chairs and Ay Illuminate pendant in living room, white kitchen with lots of green plants, kidsroom decor and lovely black and white entry with yellow Hay Hee Dining chair.

 

//photos from Stadshem //

Leather chairs

May 19, 2014

Cognac leather Arne Jacobsen Egg chair, dining room leather chair

leather Swan chair nordic interior, leahter chair vintage leather chair, pia wallen cross blanket

 

Leather chairs are definitely among my favorites, be it a classical Arne Jacobsen Egg chair or Swan chair or some vintage chairs. Leather items add texture and warmth to any interior, but I think that they look especially good in simple and monochrome Nordic interiors where these beauties get all the well deserved attention :)

 

// images from 1. Bo Bedre  2. Me and Alice 3. Bukowskis 4. Stadshem 5. Trendenser //

Inspired by Krista Keltanen

May 14, 2014

Scandinavian dining room, photo Krista Keltanen

 

Scandinavian dining room, Wishbone chairs, photo Krista Keltanen

 

Gorgeous Scandinavian kitchen, photo Krista Keltanen
 

Black and white Nordic home, photo Krista Keltanen
 

Black and white Scandinavian kitchen, photo Krista Keltanen
 

Bright white living room with pops of color. String shelf. photo Krista Keltanen
 

White bright interior with pops of color. photo Krista Keltanen
 

White and bright Scandinavian home, photo Krista Keltanen
 
White and bright home, photo Krista Keltanen
 
Nursery. Grey and blue. Brio Toddler Wobbler. photo Krista Keltanen

 

Scandinavian home details, Arne Jacobsen alphabet, photo Krista Keltanen
 
Details + styling, photo Krista Keltanen
 
Arne Jacobsen, Design Letters, photo Krista Keltanen

 

Today I’m really happy to share some beautiful work of super talented Finnish photographer Krista Keltanen and a mini-interview with her!

Krista is originally form Estonia (like me), but is now living in Helsinki. She has been working over 10 years together with Finnish leading interior magazines and commercial brands and is specialised in interior and lifestyle photography. I’m a huge fan of her work! Krista has an incredible eye for details and it feels like she could make every home to look pretty on photos!

Krista kindly agreed to answer some questions, so here we go!

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How did it all started? What are the most important milestones in your career?

I bought my first SLR in 1994. I started to shoot film and I was so excited. At this time I mostly photographed for fun… summer holidays, nature, flowers. My father and uncle are both amateur photographers and I had the opportunity to spent time with them in darkroom. I think it was the first spark. I started to study photography in 2002 in VVI (Visuaaliviestinnän Instituutti) inTampere, Finland. I really liked my photography teacher and he is the best teacher I have ever had. At the same time I began to work as a freelance photographer. I visited many advertising agencies with my portfolio. It was the time before social media. You had to meet people face to face and show you photos.

I’m totally in love with lifestyle photograpy, portraiture and interior photography and work with interior journalist & stylist Jonna Kivilahti. We shoot homes for Finnish magazines as well as commercial shoots for different companies and we have an agent Living Inside in Italy who sells our home features all over the world.

Most important milestones… my children! They “teach” to me every day how to become a better photographer.

How would you describe your style? 

I think my signature style is simple with lots of light and a bohemian twist.

What inspires you? Where do you go online for inspiration?

The same place where we all go… Pinterest :)

What lenses do you use?

It depends on what I photograph, but one of my favourite is Canon 50mm f1.2.

If there was one piece of advice you would give to aspiring photographer, what would it be?

Give more than what is expected.

 

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Thank you, Krista for taking time to answer the questions! Make sure to visit her website and blog to see more!

 

PS!  I’m honoured to be featured at lovely blog Armoire, Pegs & Casserole today as a part of On The Wall series. I’d love to invite you over there!

 

// all photos from Krista Keltanen blog //

Three inspiring workspaces

May 12, 2014

Workspace inspiration. Styling Johanna Pilfalk

workspace and moodboard inspo from Pella Hedeby.

black and white striped wall in workspace

 

New week has begun and for most of us this means that we have to get some work done now! Working from a nice home office is definitely a good way to start a week, so here are three gorgeous workspaces that have caught my eye lately.

Enjoy your Monday!

 

// photos 1. Johanna Pilfalk 2. Stil Inspiration 3. Stadshem //

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