Maak je tuin nu nog winterklaar!

Het wordt kouder en kouder buiten en de temperaturen beginnen nu onder…

Isabelle’s Bedroom

I’ve created a fairly gender-neutral, minimal nursery for my daughter Isabelle. It’s a warm, welcoming space, where she feels calm and happy.

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PROJECT DREAM HOME / THE GARDEN

Gezien het prachtige weer deze week vandaag een update van onze tuin op de blog. Toen ons huis opgeleverd werd, was een  van onze prioriteiten om zo snel mogelijk de tuin voor een groot deel aan te leggen. We wilden er echt al dire…

Most Frequently Asked, “Where is Your Sofa From?”

If you follow me in Instagram then you’ve seen this sofa in our home already. It’s the Solae chaise from Article, and we’ve been enjoying it the last couple of months. In case you have not heard of Article, they are an online store that produces modern…

Sunday Sanctuary: Sao Paulo

  Different to the usual Sunday Sanctuary Apartment 61 is an experimental gallery apartment design by MNMA Studio. We are literally in mid-century furniture heaven!  Design and decor elements within Apartment 61 traverse the modernist movement that have shaped São Paulo’s architecture throughout the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. The furniture adequately depicts those eras with

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Maak Een Warme en Gezellige Sfeer in Jouw Tuin met Tuin- en Loungekussensi

Na heerlijke tuin interieur inspiratie gevonden te hebben on Pinterest dit weekend,…

Sunday Sanctuary: Casa Biblioteca

  Just this week I asked if anyone has read a good book lately… Well,  now I’m envisioning reading one of your many recommendations whilst sitting amongst the canopy at Casa Biblioteca also know as the Library House. Dreamy + Relaxing + Impeccable Design = Heaven Design by Sao Paolo-based architects Atelier Branco Arquitetura, set

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Sunday Sanctuary: Flow

  Refined, relaxed and quietly sophisticated, this week Sunday Sanctuary subverts expectations in the best possible way. Located on a busy inner-Melbourne street, the SLD Residence gives little of itself away. Designed by locally based firm Davidov Partners, the use of organic light, materials and a colour palette that is naturally clean makes us want

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Klein maar fijn: 5 interieurtips voor een kleine tuin

Geen idee hoe je een kleine tuin het beste kunt inrichten? Don’t…

Sunday Sanctuary: Spainsh

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A Calming Minimal Home Workspace

A look inside my home at my new calming minimal home workspace; along with some tips for staying focused whilst working from home.

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PROJECT DREAM HOUSE / THE LIVING ROOM

Hello there! After sharing photos of our kitchen area in my previous post (you can read the article here), I’m now sharing photos of the living room. The lightning here is almost magical. I also just love how the shadow creates these beaut…

A Quick Guide to Choosing a Kitchen Faucet

images from this post When looking for a kitchen faucet, what are the primary features you need to consider? Can you choose a faucet finish that is as unique as the rest of your kitchen design? We have a lot of options today but that may only make…

4 Tips to transform Your Offices Interiors and Your Performance

It’s not exactly news that the environment that we work in can…

Sunday Sanctuary: Vora Villa

  I have always strongly believed that a picture can speak a thousand words. And when the location is Santorini, visual storytelling is fully justified. Having travelled to Santorini three years ago, it has to be one of my favourite destinations to date, and it is here we find this weeks Sunday Sanctuary,  the Vora Villas.

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The Student

botanist – noun: a biologist specialising in the study of plants.  I wonder if perhaps a plant ‘obsession’ could make me at least an honorary Botanist for a day or two. Having grown up on a farm I’ve always had a love for nature and wide open spaces, I’ve never met a plant I didn’t

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Affordable Luxury: Cost Effective Ways to Transform Your Kitchen

From multiple images pinned to a Pinterest board to folded page corners…

Lotta Agaton for Marbadol

Swedish stylist extraordinaire Lotta Agaton has styled this kitchen for Marbadol and there’s so much to love about this tone on tone look. With the use of pale wooden chopping boards (these are by Hampson Woods found at Artilleriet), sand colored pottery with dried grass, stainless steel hardware which coordinates with the tap and warm beiges from fresh bread to create a more lived in styling.

Scroll to the bottom for how to create a similar look!

While I enjoy spaces like this with low contrast and plenty of negative space I’m curious, what are your thoughts?



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Photography by Pia Ulin.

Check out some of my previous stories for more kitchen inspiration!

Sunday Sanctuary: Francesc Rifé Studio

A summer in Spain has always been on my bucket list… The culture, the food and pebbled beach of Mallorca have felt like a distant dream. But thanks to this beautiful Sunday Sanctuary located in Empordà, Catalonia, Spain, my summer Spanish vibes are feeling that bit more tangible… Designed by Francesc Rifé Studio in 2015,

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Choosing the Perfect Living Room Rug with Wovenly

Several years ago when I had moved into my first house, it has beige walls, honey colored cabinets, Tuscan style tiled EVERYWHERE and cheap, tan carpeting from wall to wall. At the time I was just elated about having my own place, even though I was ren…

Color Combination to Consider: Black, Grey and Green

An editorial for Rum Hemma styled by Linnéa Salmén provides fresh interior color inspiration with a pale olive green table provides a contrast to the scene of black, grey and chalk white. What are your thoughts on this combination?

Old Meets New in This French Chateau Style Kitchen in Gothenburg

Another great kitchen from Nordiska Kök and one of their latest projects is a setting of old and new with a fusion of modern and French chateau styles for a historical building in Gothenburg, Sweden. Bottom in-frame cabinets are made of stained oak whi…

8 Things for Your Working Space

Around this time of your my desk, and maybe your too, desperately needs a refresh. Papers and booklets that have gathered over the winter months, long neglected items without a home and a dust bunny or two have taken up residence on my desk top by now….

Sunday Sanctuary: Authenticity

There is something that screams authenticity when it comes to modern minimalistic design. As some of you may know, I am a what some would call massive fan of modern minimalistic design, when I comes to interiors. Give me  white walls and a polished concrete floor any day! This week Sunday Sanctuary is located in South London,

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How to Tell if You Need a Home Improvement Loan

Home improvement loans are available to help homeowners improve their home. These…

Before and After in my Son’s Room with Minted Wall Murals

In partnership with Minted, I’m sharing a ‘before & after’, or more accurately a ‘after & before’ of my son’s room using Minted’s Wall Murals.His room wasn’t quite this barren (scroll to the very bottom), he did have a grey duvet on his bed as well but…

Golden Melon Glow With IKEA’S New Marble Lighting

The colors in this styling for IKEA’s Evedal lamp are giving me that warm glow that I needed right now. After a week of no sunshine these hues feel fresh and nourishing and somehow so complementary to the lamp with is black marble topped with a grey, s…

LED Mirrors for the Bathroom

Whether you’re building a new home, renovating an existing home or just looking for a bathroom update, you’ve no doubt shopped for mirrors at some point in your journey. The mirror is a pretty central component of any bathroom, but it can be more than …

November Wishlist

Ferm Living Podia TableCoil Prong Friot bowl in brickPalais Royal dining table Little Petra Lounge chair from &TraditionAYTM Curva magazine holderDesert Tufted Rug in SandMalgorzata Bany Acacia vessel

That Christmas Mood

I’m really embracing this dark wintery mood as the short days make it inevitable that we spend more time without sunlight. Rather than fight it, as is always my first inclination, I’m welcoming the dark corners and candlelit evenings. With Christmas co…

Time To Slow Down with C.P. Hart

Finally, after 7 years, we have a gorgeous roll top bath in the house!!

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Aura is Norway’s National Museum winner in new chair competition

“Aura is a beautiful chair that adds a seductive softness and elegance to the room where it will be used. In its design the chair has contours that point both back and forwards in time,” say Jasper Morrison who judged the competition of 10 Norwegian de…

Sunday Sanctuary: Belgium House

Clean, classic lines is everything we love in a Sunday Sanctuary. When you add a predominantly white colour scheme and understated, mid-century modernist interiors, we are totally sold. This weeks Sunday Sanctuary was created by the wonderful Beliugm-based architect Daskal Laperre. Situated on the outskirts of Brussels the residence is surrounded by large leafy trees, the

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How to stage your home to sell

*This post is sponsored by Travelers Insurance. All opinions are my own. Even if you’re not a pro at interior styling and design, if you’re about to sell your home it helps to learn a few tips about how to effectively “stage” your space in o…

Apothecary Inspiration for the Weekend

Wish my weekend was about to be this beautiful and relaxing but it won’t be as I will be working, attending recitals and prepping for my trip to Italy soon! For now I can dream of it being as spa-life as this scene from Frama’s apothecary collection.

Breathing Easier at Home

For all the functions of home, at the very least it should be a place of refuge, a place we go to escape the stresses from the day. After a busy day of work, commuting or whatever other activities keep you away, walking into your home should be like ta…

Inspired by Bestå

One of IKEA’s standard and most adaptable storage units is Bestå but it’s still surprising to see it being used here looking so chic and stylish! Photo via Livet Hemma.

Aesop’s New Oil Burner is a Functional Thing of Beauty For Your Home

Designed by Studio Henry Wilson for Australian brand Aesop, this oil burner is over 2 pounds of solid brass. The elegant and minimal shape is right in step with the brand’s aesthetic and has rendered a burner that will gracefully patina with time and u…

September’s Wishlist

It’s been a little while since I last gathered a wishlist so here are a few of the things I’ve been eyeing lately.Nude Superfine black socks / Lillian Tørlen Mould II vase / Nikari room divider / Ferm Living Arch candle holder / Togo sofa / Ali…

News: AMM x The Sleep Shirt

For the past many months I’ve been working on a secret project and I’m pleased, excited, thrilled to share it with you today! In partnership with The Sleep Shirt we have created a limited edition capsule collection for Fall! The collection includes a v…

5 Garden DIY Projects You Can Do on Weekends

Working in the garden is a great way to relax and unwind…

3 Benefits of Laminate Flooring

When it comes to wood or tiled flooring, it can be hard to make a decision. Once you have eliminated hundreds of options to decide on the look you want, you may find yourself struggling to find the budget for your dream flooring. This is where laminate…

PROJECT DREAM HOME / THE KITCHEN AREA

Finally! A first article on COTTDS.com with photos of our new home. It took me long enough, but boy, these last few months have been though. Never underestamate the amount of time and work that goes in to a move. And eventhough we outsourced a l…

How To Create The Perfect Art Studio At Home

When you are an artist or enjoy the odd DIY project, it…

Make This Warm Huckleberry Galette

Where we live it is Huckleberry season, which means these sweet little berries are now available at Albertson’s on Broadway, who I have been working with on several tasty projects this summer. Huckleberries look quite similar to blueberries but their taste is more intense with more juice which makes these intensely delicious once baked as the juices release and mix with he sugar/flour mixture to make a syrup.
This is another simple and quick recipe that appears and tastes more labor intensive than it actually is! Check out the recipe below.


Ingredients:

pie crust (make your own or purchase one ready-made)
fresh Huckleberries, about 5 oz
3 fresh figs
2 tlb flour
2 tlb light brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
pinch of salt
zest from 1/2 lemon
1 egg, beaten
coarse sugar or honey for garnish

Directions:

Roll out your pie dough into a circle, approx 12″ wide. Rinse your Huckleberries and figs and drain. Mix your sugar, flour and spices together and gently toss your fresh berries in them. Now fill the center of your crust with the dusted berries and then top with quartered figs and lemon zest, being careful to leave about 1 1/2″ of dough to folding over the edges. Pleat your edges as you fold them up, brush edges with the beaten egg and then sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake at 350ºF/176 C for 40 minutes. Once galette is removed a cooled slightly you can drizzle it with a bit of honey. Serve with fresh vanilla ice cream or mascarpone cheese!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons on Broadway. The opinions and text are all mine.

Minimalist Room Must Haves

Minimalism is on the rise and more and more people are adopting…

New Out of Sweden, Meet Aska

Aska is a new Swedish design studio founded by the couple Carolina Krupinska and Linus Kjellqvist. Carolina who was originally a graphic designer, and Linus Kjellqvist who worked as a digital manager, began with a curiosity in the industrial materials …

News From Menu

Beautiful new imagery and products from one of my favorite Danish brands, Menu.

Sunday Sanctuary: Villa Waalre

In a week that will filled equally with pre production and post production, a calming space with back to nature elements was exactly what the doctor ordered. This weeks Sunday Sanctuary is a result of a creative sculptural form that is liveable, responsive and elicits an incredible sense of calm. Villa Waalre is located in the town

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A Quick Salsa Verde Recipe Using Local Hatch Chiles

Earlier this week I was invited to visit the New Albertson’s again to check out their Hatch Chile special, which I was glad to do because I love chiles! In the spring I planted some peppers and they are just now producing fruit which I can’t wait to use in more salsa soon.
Right now at the Albertson’s on Broadway however they are celebrating these amazing peppers and roasting them right on the spot. In honor of this I wanted to make a simple salsa verde to share with you that can be added to not only tacos but also over eggs, potatoes or used to garnish roasted chicken with.

You will need:
roasted Hatch Chiles (Albertson’s has both medium and hot varieties to choose from)
tomatillos
garlic
cilantro
lime wedges
jalapeno
red onion
salt

Begin by blistering the tomatillos on a grill pan along with garlic. Blend all ingredients together, I used approximately 8 tomatillos with 3 cloves of garlic, a thick slice of diced red onion, a handful of fresh cilantro, the juice of two limes, one large jalapeño and sea salt to taste. Total cook and prep time is approximately 30 minutes. Use immediately or let cool and store it overnight in the refrigerator to let the flavors infuse!



This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons on Broadway. The opinions and text are all mine.

Minimal Hooks For The Home

A selection of my favourite minimal hooks
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A Wide Open Kitchen in Pistachio Green

In collaboration with Swedish fashion label Stylein, Nordiska Kök has created this open plan kitchen for the fashion label’s founder. Using the quintessential Scandinavian clean lines the space is composed in light ash, milestone countertops, pale gree…

Sunday Sanctuary: Curatorial House

  This week at OF HQ we have been channeling the Wes Anderson vibes where the unusual, witty, meticulous and richly detailed are all prerequisites. And just when we thought we’d had enough (said no one ever) this Sunday Sanctuary came along. Known as the Curatorial House, this is where a collaboration between Architect Luke Moloney and interior

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Sunday Sanctuary: Case Design

  There is something to be said about simplicity when it comes to interiors and furnishing. The combination of natural materials and paired back fittings is a match made in interior  heaven. This weeks Sunday Sanctuary appeals to just that, designed by architecture firm Case Design, who are based in Mumbai. The firm work on

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Shortlist unveiled for AHEAD MEA 2018 hospitality awards

Dezeen promotion: A grain store-turned-hotel and an open-air lodge located on a wildlife reserve are among the projects to be shortlisted in this year’s AHEAD MEA awards. The AHEAD MEA awards celebrate hotels and hospitality projects from across the Middle East and Africa that were launched between January 2017 and February 2018. Entries have been

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In the know

 
Always a fan of the no make-up make-up look… we believe these are all the elements needed
 
Rose Hair Moisturiser: Aesop  .  Nail Polish: J Hannah  .  Lip Balm: Grown Alchemist  .  Arm Cuff: Widen Jewellery  .
 Lash & Brow Brush:…

A New Book, Share

A new book of photography had been released by Frama as part of a collaborative effort with The New Heroes & Pioneers. The book is called Share and features 50 pieces of artwork that explore design, projects and the work of Frama.

Plans for “pioneering” Portland wooden high-rise put on hold

Construction of a timber-framed high-rise building proposed for Portland’s Pearl District, which would have become one of the USA’s tallest wooden structures, has been postponed indefinitely. Local firm Lever Architecture designed the 130-foot (40-metre) mixed-used Framework tower to be one of the country’s first high-rises to adopt a wooden construction, employing a mix of two types of engineered wood: cross-laminated

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Bennetts and AHMM design Facebook’s new London headquarters

Bennetts Associates and Allford Hall Monaghan Morris are both designing buildings in London’s King’s Cross to house the offices of tech giant Facebook. The new Facebook headquarters will be spread across three buildings: 11 and 21 Canal Reach designed by Bennetts Associates, and P2 on Lewis Cubitt Square by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM). Combined the three offices will have

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5 Tips for Moving in 30 days

*This post was created in collaboration with Travelers Insurance, all words are mine.It’s been a while since I have moved from one house to another, at least more than 2 or 3 years now. While it has been a couple of years, I don’t have much trouble rem…

Sunday Sanctuary: Tedhams

  This week I have felt the need and the desire to get back to basics. Where was my first stop… Tumblr of course. The old school mood board and source of inspiration for many years and many projects. There is a definite ease and nostalgic feeling when getting back in the groove of tumblr, I

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A New Local Store Opens Today!

Last night I was invited to a pre-opening party for a brand new market opening in Boise, Albterson’s on Broadway. It’s Grand Opening is today but we were lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the new facility.
The event we attended offered a full view of the store which was pristinely stocked with most amazing foods! They offered samples in almost every department which included ramen, sushi, bulgogi and other unique burgers, pizzas, cheeses, cured meats, gelato, pastries, toasted handmade marshmallows, wine and beer!

The store is massive and the vast variety of food is astonishing, every area has many many different versions of any one type of food. I skimmed over the fresh produce and there were unique lettuces that I had never seen before, just one example of the wide range of products they carry.

In addition there was a loft with a full bar and seating with an outdoor balcony. There were more alcohol sampling here as well as grilled meats to try.


Also, their floral section is incredible. Again, the variety of fresh plants and exotic stems just floored me. I let with a wishlist of flowers I will have to go back for next week! They also offer delivery and different floral services.

If you’re in the area make sure to stop and see it for yourself, and be prepared to spend a chunk of time there taking in the full selection.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons on Broadway. The opinions and text are all mine.

Bestå Gets a New Look with Norse Interiors

Seems that there isn’t anyone who doesn’t enjoy a good IKEA hack that’s probably easier than most you’ll find online. Without the need for tools or hardware, Norse Interiors offers a range of custom fronts and colors as well as cabinet knobs so you can…

Frama Releases the 9.5° Chair in Natural

Danish brand Frama has debuted a new version of their iconic 9.5° chair in a new, natural wood finish, exclusively available in their online store. 9.5° was designed by Rasmus B. Fex in 2014 and joined the Frama Permanent Collection the same year. Fex’…

A Kitchen Designed with Contrasting Materials

This kitchen from Nordiska Kök has all of the softness and warmth a space needs to feel personal and lived by using lots of unique details like wooden framed open shelving, a floating shelf and contrasted material in oak, limestone and steel. Styling: …

Craig Steely positions Pam and Paul’s House on hillside in Silicon Valley

US studio Craig Steely Architecture has created a two-level home for a sloped site in northern California, with vast stretches of glass that overlook the treetops. Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the residence – called Pam and Paul’s House – is located in Cupertino – the city where Apple has its vast headquarters.

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Japanese Inspired Stoneware

H&M has released a series of Japanese inspired stoneware that includes jars and pots. On the US site it seems most of the them are either sold out or so new that a purchasing is not an option yet.

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And in the same earthy tones, these bamboo trays and baskets are nice basic accessories for the kitchen or bathroom. Stylish storage for hand towels, soaps or food!

Kräuter trocknen und einfrieren – Aroma einfangen

In freundlicher Zusammenarbeit mit den Gartengeheimnissen von Lagerhaus Dass ich zu einem echten Freund von Pflanzen und allem was Grün ist geworden bin, hab ich schon im Beitrag zur Anleitung eines Avocadobaums erzählt (ja, sie leben immer noch!). Dabei gilt meine Liebe (die manches Mal immer noch einseitig ist – alles was in einem Mini-Topf… Continue reading

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Sunday Sanctuary: Frey House II

  An avid Palm Springs lover since forever, this Sunday Sanctuary ticks all the boxes. This beauty is designed by the one and only Albert Frey, often described as one of the founding architects of Palm Springs, California.  Having visited Palm Springs not to so long ago it would be hard to imagine the desert city

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60 Years of the Spanish Chair

Hi blogosphere! I’ve been absent from the blog these last few weeks, partially because I took the kids on a mini vacation and prepping for it beforehand is almost as much work as the actual traveling. Now that I’m back I want to get caught up on some …