Bedroom love

July 8, 2014

bedroom, soft hues. by Holly Marder

bedroom, neutrals, gallery wall. by Holly Marder

bedroom. by Holly Marder

neutral color scheme bedroom with open wardrobe. by Holly Marder

open wardrobe. by Holly Marder


This gorgeous bedroom with an open wardrobe belongs to an interior and design journalist, writer and stylist Holly Marder. I love the soft and neutral color scheme in this room and the cosy feeling she has created. Visit her blog to see more photos (including the before shots of this room, I promise you that the change is amazing!) and to read her interesting story about the bedroom makeover. 


// photos by Holly Marder //



Interior styling inspiration | Kitchen details

July 4, 2014

kitchen details. from therese sennerholt

kitchen details. from mariaemb blog

kitchen details. from weekday carnival

kitchen details. from trendenser

kitchen details. from Only Deco Love

kitchen details. from Stylizimo blog

kitchen utensils styling. from Mitt vita hus blog

kitchen details. from

black and white kitchen details, mix of patterns. from Hallingstad blog

kitchen details in Josephin Haag kitchen


I have been down with a very disgusting cold since last Sunday… I’m not used to be sick in summer, but to be honest the weather has been more like late autumn recently. I planned to paint the living room wall during this week, but now this must wait. Actually quite upset about that, because I’m already impatient to see the result!

But to today’s post now… I have to admit that I have weakness for kitchen stuff and kitchen styling and these above are some of my current favorites. Speaking about kitchen details I want to highlight my recent crush on package of Nicolas Vahe products  (also seen on some of the photos above) – so simple and so stylish! I wish all the things we buy from supermarkets would look so nice!


photos  // 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 //

My Instagram | June

June 30, 2014

@decordotsblog Instagram feed


These are some of my favorite Instagram shots from June. It was a beautiful month, although cold and rainy (which has resulted in me being sick in bed right now… ).

So bye bye June and welcome July!


// photos from my Instagram feed //

At home with Minna Jones from Time of the Aquarius

June 27, 2014

Nordic living room. from time of the aquarius blog

Scandinavian living room. from time of the aquarius blog

living room details. from time of the aquarius blog

kitchen from time of the aquarius blog

white modern kitchen. from time of the aquarius blog

display on String shelves. from time of the aquarius blog

Nordic style bedroom. from time of the aquarius blog

kids room. grey wall, bunkbed, String pockets. from time of the aquarius blog

kids room, String shelves

bedroom. String shelving system. from time of the aquarius blog

Black and grey and white in the bedroom. from time of the aquarius blog


This beautiful home belongs to the freelance stylist and writer Minna Jones who is the lady behind lovely and inspiring Time of the Aquarius blog. Her beautifully decorated home is in 50´s house in Helsinki, Finland. She has also a lovely cabin in archipelago, go visit her blog to see photos of it and read about its renovation process.

I have followed her decoration and cabin renovation journey for a couple of years and I was really happy when she agreed to answer some questions about her home and decorating. So here we go :)

Five words what you think the best describe your home?
Simple, modern, Scandinavian, sustainable design, vintage.

What is your favourite spot or favourite piece of furniture in your home at the moment?
Probably living room. There´s light and space and those both are essential to me.

What are your favourite places for shopping things for your home? Any favourite webshops?
Pino, Armas Design, Artek and of course flea markets and vintage design shops. I love shops where you can browse around things but Finnish Design Shop is my web shop favorite.

What is currently on your wish list for your home?
Right now nothing, but Muuto´s Oslo lounge chair could still move to us ;-)

What advice would you give to someone who starts decorating and wants to achieve the style similar to that in your home?
Be patient! Style takes time and you can´t buy it from one shop. Collect slowly things you like and love and if you don´t find what you need, do or design it yourself.

Thank you, Minna, for your precious time! It was pleasure to share your home and thoughts here! x


// photos by Minna Jones //


Living with children | Monochrome + industrial

June 26, 2014

black and white industrial creative space. Kallax storage units black and white dining space with industrial feel IKEA Metod kitchen styling industrial kids space styling black and white kids room


This space from VT Wonen magazine is styled under the theme “Living with children”. The result is a playful mix of IKEA furniture and vintage finds with graphic and industrial feeling. My favorite is the creative corner with white IKEA KALLAX storage units – as a organizing freak I can imagine how good these would be for keeping everything in order in a craft room!


// styling Cleo Scheulderman, photography Alexander van Berge, photos from  VT Wonen //

Bedroom love

June 24, 2014

White bedroom, textures. Styling by Studio Oink


This bedroom styled by Studio Oink took me from the very first sight – I love the all white color scheme, I love the herringbone floor, I love the rich textures and I love the soft and cozy feeling it has! Gorgeous!


// photo from Studio Oink portfolio via Unfinished home //

Outdoor living | My balcony

June 21, 2014

outdoor living

balcony inspiration

balcony decorating

outdoor, details




So now it’s officially summer and what else suits best to welcome summer than some outdoor living inspiration! And this time it’s my balcony! :)

It’s really narrow (exactly 1 meter), which makes decorating a little bit harder and narrows down the possibilities. There’s a little table with some chairs and a DIY shelving unit for plants: upper shelf for those happy to bath in the sun and lower one for these preferring not to be exposed to direct sun. Since our balcony is facing south it gets a lot of sunlight  – good thing in spring and autumn and on colder summer days, but not so comfortable with hot summer weather (fortunately we spend these days usually in country side).

I hope you like it! :)I have thought about showing you my own home for some time now (I have shown a little bit of it here and here), but always feel that it’s not quite ready yet (I know, a home won’t never be ready, at least for decor freaks like us…) and I’d like to do this and that before sharing. I try to get over that feeling (which is hard for a perfectionist, but I’ll do my best!) and I hope that you can see some more photos of my home in the near future :)



Light lightning inspiration | Cotton lamps

June 18, 2014

ay illuminate z1 cotton lamp, Scandinavian living room

Scandinavian living room, Ay Illuminate Z1 cotton lamp. from Forever Love blog

Nordic bedroom, Ay Illuminate Z1 cotton lamp

living room. Ay Illuminate Z1 cotton lamp. from Concept by Anna

Ay Illuminate Z1 cotton lamp

white living room, cotton lamp. Bodie and Fou

Mark Eden Schooley Koushi lamp in Elisabeth Heier's living room

Mark Eden Schooley Koushi cotton lamps

Cumulus pendants by Enoki © Brooke Holm Est Magazine


I’m quite obsessed with oversized cotton lamps these days! Simple, light and stylish, cotton lamp is a perfect way to add some texture and organic feel to the space. The photos above feature three of my favourite cotton lamps: Ay Illuminate Z1, Mark Eden Schooley Koushi lamp and Enoki Cumulus pendant. Which one of them is your favourite?


photos // 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 //


Office details | A touch of green

June 16, 2014

office details, black and white with a touch of green


Happy Monday! I hope your week has started out great :) I just enjoyed my big cup of coffee and cleaned the desk, so I’m ready for a new week!

This is a snapshot of some of my workspace details. I love the minimalist and graphic black and white theme, but I always try to add some wooden details or green plants to soften it a little bit. This time I used a baby hazelnut tree in a glass vase to bring some green to my home office space.



Gallery wall love | Uffe Buchard’s place

June 11, 2014

Brown Flexform leather couch and gallery wall

gallery wall
Uffe Buchard’s living room caught my eye from the very first sight – I love the brown leather sofa from Flexform and his gallery wall is just stunning!


// from Bo Bedre, photos by Birgitta Drejer. Via Unfinished home //

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