Sundling/Kickén’s Latest Project is an Example of More With Less

How is it Friday?! Excuse me while I have a mini panic attack how the fact that the week is already over! Ok, I’m good now.Not sure how this week has been for you but it has, obviously, felt seemed to have flown by for me. The blog didn’t get much love…

H&M’s new home products encourage creating your own staycation

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Before I share what I think, I’m really curious to hear your thoughts on the new home products released by H&M. Rather than leave home for a feel of the tropics and bright colored palms H&M suggest a Staycation by filling your home with patterns in shades of bright green, leaves and nature-inspired prints cover bedding, table linens and bathroom textiles. All of this over a very warm backdrop of warm plaster walls, woven grass rugs and nut colored upholstery.

Personally I would not want bright green bedding and leaf covered tableware however I do like the general styling and architecture of the rooms. There are a few accents like this vape, rug and glasses that I would definitely buy!

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A cardboard factory built in 1912 gets a modern look inspired by New York City

Originally a factory where cardboard was produced and then later a grade school, this building in Kungshöjd. Within walking distance are coffee shops, night clubs, a market and restaurants. The interior, styled by the wonder Swedish duo Sundling/Kickén, was given a very lived-in style with lots of small details with a personal touch. See more, available at Alvhem.

Photography by Fredrik J Karlsson.

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A home with dark stained wood and oversized artwork

This apartment is like a feast for the eyes, so it’s really no wonder to hear that it belongs to architect Andreas Martin Löf and styled by Lotta Agaton and photographed for Residence Bookazine. The darker wood is seen throughout the home, in tables, l…

A peaceful bedroom in pale shades

I’ve said this before but the best bedrooms for me are the ones that feel quiet and soft. My own room sometimes becomes crowded with the kids’ things, laundry and papers so I’m always aiming to have a space that I can relax in without all the reminders…

An all grey apartment that’s full of style

This apartment manages to keep an all grey tone throughout each room and still have plenty of personality and style. And doesn’t the bedroom look incredibly peaceful? It’s hard not to see a room like that and feel like I need to completely redo my now …

A home in rust, clay and aubergine

A stunning apartment accurately styled for the season in strokes of rust, clay and deep aubergine for Fantastic Frank. Even the bathroom has warm pinks and plums to vibe with the accessories around the rest of the house. I love how autumnal the styling in this place feels especially since the weather currently seems to be skipping over Fall and heading straight into Winter. Six months of Autumn wouldn’t be enough, I love this in subtle season, when it actually feels subtle.

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THE BEST THING ABOUT MY NEW BEDROOM

Here we are with the third appointment about my new house! (See the previous interior posts here, in case you missed them!). After a couple of weeks of deciding how to decorate my new bedroom I believe it is finally time to share some pictures with you. I am always spending considerable time deciding every […]

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The home of interior stylist Susanna Vento

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Susanna was one of the first bloggers I ever followed, years ago when I first began blogging myself. Her daughter and my son are just months apart in age so I remember seeing her baby while holding my own baby in my arms and feeling connected by this new experience with motherhood. Since then I’ve continued to follow her work, her books, and her incredible sense of style and her ability to make everything look so good. She also throws the best birthday parties for her girls, so is there anything she can’t do well?

Pella tipped me off to this by posting the Livet Hemma feature of Susanna’s home last night on Facebook as I was dozing off. Funnily enough I ended up dreaming that Elin and I were at her house for a birthday party! Everyone was speaking Finnish except for me but I didn’t really care, I was just happy to be hanging with her cute family at a party. And that’s how my Monday morning began!
The feature was a partnership with IKEA so the tour is heavy with IKEA product but you can still see Susann’s touch on everything and has created a unique example of how to personalize furniture easily accessible to all.








Photos courtesy of Susanna Vento.

Relaxed Elegance

News from H&M comes with a collection of premium quality products from the Swedish retail giant that is known for their budget friendly prices. The collection was styled by Lotta Again (I believe this to be true but if I’m wrong please comment below!). The bedroom looks like the home of interior designer Louise Liljencrantz, or at least one of her projects. The wooden dividers are from Dry Things Studio and have been on my personal wishlist since the moment they were released, I’m unfortunately too far away and I think shipping overseas would not be worth the effort.

Take a look at the rest of the collection below along with all the pieces you need to create the look for yourself and don’t forget to check out the SHOP page for more accessories for you and your home!



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Beautiful and small

Owned by one half of Melo Studio, maker of the fine porcelain on the countertops and dining table, this small and gorgeous apartment is for sale by Fantastic Frank at Parkgatan 6 A in Kungsholmen. Styled by Linnea Salmén and photographed by Emily Laye.

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A nearly perfect house, it just needs to be filled with the right decor

Every so often I come across a space or a home that makes my jaw drop. Like it has taken all of my own longings and dreams that I’ve carried with me over the years and made them into a physical, livable space. For someone else! Ok, it’s not like the EXACT manifestation of all my dreams come true but this place designed by Mclaren.Excell in the UK, it comes pretty close to having all the essentials that I could want in a structure. Of course this is sans decor and interior styling, just the bare bones house, all ready to be moved into and personalized with your own belongings.

I’m imagining some large green plants next to the windows, soft velvety rugs in the living space with an oversized sofa and floor lamp. Some candles and books, throw blankets to add softness to the concrete and wood flooring. I’m not thrilled with the concrete flooring in the lower level of the home, I prefer the wood floors like what you find on the second level of this home as it feels softer and more forgiving than concrete but hey, that could be fixed.

Below are a few things that I would personally want to put in this home which is nearly perfect in every way.

For the kitchen:

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For the living room:

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For the bedroom:

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For the bathroom:

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So, what do you think of this house?

Bedroom basics

Each bedroom is as unique as the inhabitants themselves however there are a few basic items everyone needs. For me, I really need a peaceful and cozy bedroom, a place where I can relax from the day and give myself a break from processing the demands of…

A minimal home in rattan and rust

Susanna Vento is a stylist extraordinaire from Finland, someone whose work I’ve admired and followed for the last 6 years or so! Most recently she styled this apartment in gorgeous natural tones ranging from the palest sands colors to deep dark rusts. Scroll through for links to some of the pieces she used!





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3 Minimalist Ideas for Lightly Accessorizing Your Space


Image via Joseph Dirand

There’s no doubt you’re already familiar with the expression, “less is more.” When it comes to 
modern interior design, this little three-word sentence is the foundation of the movement.


Image via Fantastic Frank

Take a look at your interior space. How does it make you feel? Your home should feel light, airy and organized. If it’s disheveled and needing constant reorganization, you might be living in a physically unstable environment. Too many knick knacks can turn your space from a peaceful dwelling to a place that reminds you of all corners you still need to tend to.


Image from the Cereal Abode

To maintain a minimalist lifestyle, here are three ideas to bring into your home and really make it your own.

How Do You Use the Space?
In an interview with Architectural Digest, the principal designer of Lüft Design, Courtney Trump, explains that “our homes and offices are not static environments. They should be unique and fluid, suiting our most basic and demanding physical and emotional needs.”
The way you use and feel in your interiors will tell you all you need to know about how to better design the space. If you have a pile of coffee table books that you haven’t leafed through in months, it’s time to put them away and clear your surfaces.


Image from Vincent Van Duysen

The Stand-Alone Accent Piece
Minimalist design is not boring design. People new to minimalism have the general misunderstanding that minimalism is to do and be without. Without distraction, yes. Without style, no. Houzz tells design enthusiasts that selecting a single, stand-alone accent piece will bring life and vitality to the space. Consider modern accent tables. Retailers like Lumens offer expertly designed and crafted furniture pieces that function as art and fixture. The Swole Table Collection designed by Blu Dot is just such an example of simplicity and art form.

Image via Norm Architects

The Minimalist’s Mantra: Less is More
Lastly, remove all items that you do not regularly use and that do not bring your life joy. Your home should be a welcome reprieve from the bustling world outside, not a collection of distraction and bad taste.
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An apartment in teak and grey, Eastmansvägen 8B

Dark teak colored wood and a strong presence of greys make up this peaceful apartment styled by Emily Laye for Per Jansson . I would go on and on about all that I love but I’ve got to run so take your pick, what is your favorite feature of this place?…

A new place to relax in the bedroom, Neva chair

Our bedroom now has a nice, comfortable place to sit. I’d like to call it my reading corner but we all know it’s really just my laptop/blogging corner. This Neva chair from Sixpenny is filled with down and covered in a natural linen, finished with fre…

My bedroom redo / darker floors revealed


The best renovation projects for me are the ones that yield quick results. Tasked with painting a room or removing then replacing floors can feel daunting to approach but gratefully this renovation in our bedroom was fast and painless. Within one day’s time we went from bright and white to dark and handsome with rich brown Dominion Steele Chestnut laminate floors by Quick•Step.


Last week I shared our plan with the new floors, inspiration and thoughts about how meaningful and impactful flooring can be, today I share finished images with detailed images of the new flooring from Quick•Step. We’re very pleased with the outcome and the way it’s changed the whole feeling and look in our bedroom. Want to see even more images including “before & after”? Head over to Quick•Step Style where you can see even more photos of the new finished room. As part of the RoomUP Blogger Challenge you can also check out other blogger makeovers using different finishes and flooring colors.


Don’t forget to enter the RoomUP Sweepstakes where you can win new flooring for yourself!


Get more inspiration from Quick•Step on Facebook and Pinterest. You can also download their Style My Floor app to see how their floors would look in your home.

New Season Bedroom Accessories

As we’re coming out of winter I feel like it’s a good time to freshen things up in the house. I’ve got some great bedroom decor ideas from brands like Menu and West Elm.
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My bedroom redo / going darker

Several years ago, before we purchased this house, we convinced the landlord to let us put new floors in. Looking back it was sort of a bold move but I was desperate to get away from carpet. Our son was sensitive to dust and no amount of vacuuming ever made it look very nice. At first the answer was no but after a few months of persistence he agreed. We chose a very inexpensive white washed floor, assuming in a couple short years we would be living somewhere else so this wasn’t supposed to be an investment project. Fast forward almost 4 years and we are still in the same home, with the low budget floors we thought would only need to last us a year or two. While the floor we installed has done so much for reflecting light and making the space feel clean, if I could redo it I would go for a higher quality and a bit darker color.

When Quick•Step approached me about trying out their laminate wood flooring as part of their RoomUP Blogger Challenge, I enthusiastically said yes! While it would be fun to redo every room we were not about to embark on a project of that size. Our bedroom seemed like the ideal place to give new floors a try. A space that I sometimes use for work and a personal space for my husband and I to read and relax when the kids are asleep, the bedroom needs to be a space that is distinct from the rest of the house.

Choosing the right color was quite easy and after reviewing several samples I chose Quick•Step’s Dominion Steele Chestnut flooring after observing it in different lighting and against some of our stuff. I knew in my mind that I wanted to find something not only darker than our white wash but in a greyed out brown. Considering our bedroom’s natural light along with bedding, lighting and furniture, I wanted to choose something that would work well with what we already had as well as a few things we had on our wishlist. You can see from the moodboard some new pieces were blended with existing pieces in natural tones that would complement the new chestnut floors.

Rather than a very warm or orange brown I was quickly drawn to browns with a faded, almost ash hue. Quick•Step has a large range of finishes and species, different thicknesses and surfaces so you’re certainly not limited by lack of options.  

You can read in more detail about my process and here on Quick•Step Style and enter to win free Quick•Step flooring for yourself in the RoomUP Sweepstakes. Who doesn’t want FREE flooring?! Come on.  

Get more inspiration from Quick•Step on Facebook and Pinterest. You can also download their Style My Floor app to see how their floors would look in your home.

Oak, limestone and stainless steel in Premium’s new concept apartment

This beautiful flat was styled and designed by Marie Ramse who chose flooring materials, fixtures and of course all of the furnishings to create a sophisticated space with my ideal color palette. Calming greys, light to dark wood tones, plenty of chrom…

Calming Minimalist Bedroom Moodboard

For me, a bedroom should feel relaxed and comfortable, a place in which you can unwind in the evening and feel invigorated when you wake in the morning. What can make you feel these things is different for everyone.

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an easy update with bedding

We live in a smallish house and since I am home more often than not with the kids, the place often feels like it needs little refreshes to keep my interest. I can’t replace all of the furniture on a whim, nor would I want to but I do like to make small…

a minimal oak closet

A floor to ceiling oak closet with vanity sounds like a dream, however it is the reality of Luigi Roselli Architects design for a hilltop cottage home. The minimal doors and recessed drawer handles give an uninterrupted look, perfect for displaying (or…

bespoke bunk beds

These amazing bunk beds are the creation of Susanna Vento, a set of three beds that seamlessly floating on above one another. What really makes it though are the beautiful oak details in the side rails and ladder! The recessed shelves are also nice to …

a touch of gold

Just a small addition of gold with grey, black and clay in this bedroom creates this perfectly autumn feeling.

Image of Lampe Gras from DCW éditions.

La Granja, Ibiza

Apologies for my silence the last several days, I’ve just been enjoying some quiet time with the kids. We took them to the sand dunes yesterday and hiked up the mounds, the kids later sliding down on their bums. It was fun but exhausting work and everyone slept well last night!

This dark, moody, rustic hotel came across my path last night and I bookmarked it right before I succumbed to sleep. Ibiza’s La Granja, Spanish for The Farm, is a hotel created from what was once a private residence until German design studio Dreimeta converted it for Design Hotels.

Honoring the building’s Moorish and Iberian architecture, The Farmhouse has been designed to marry calmness and relaxation.

“The art of imperfect beauty is accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay. Using flawed and scarred materials and surfaces we’ve alluded to the enigma of time passing.”
— Armin Fischer, Dreimeta Design Studio

after a slow weekend

It’s Sunday night and I’m trying to wrap my head around this week’s to-do’s. I got sick last week which always frustrates me because I fall behind with everything…you should see the house. Laundry anyone?Whatever strange sickness I had has come and g…

news from H&M / how to create the look

A few personal favorites from the new images styled by Glen Proebstel and photographed by Pia Ulin for H&M home and I’ve made it easy to shop the items with links below each photo. The grey and wood paneled bathroom is pretty spectacular. Also thank you for Pella for blogging about this earlier.

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Villa E

Villa E is the creation of half French, half Moroccan Studio KO and sits on top of a green hill in the Moroccan mountain ranges. I think that wide desk that doubles as headboards for two twin beds is an awfully clever space-saving solution!

bedroom of a stylist / Amanda Rodriguez

A calm refuge from chaotic city life, styled by Amanda Rodriguez for Ikea.

a bedroom in soft, natural tones

Such softness, an ideal bedroom space styled by Elin Kicken and Evalotta Sundling for Residence. Photographed by Kristofer Johnsson.

bedside, currently

I haven’t shown any photos from home lately, we’re making a few changes and I’m waiting on a chair, some shelves and a kitchen cart so in the meantime I think everything feels so unfinished to me or at least for what I have in my head.
Our room is also a but incomplete but I did get a new side table and I like how it blends into the wall.

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blue monday

I’ve spent the last week or so feeling sick and fatigued but I think I’m starting to feel better, today I took the kids to the store and didn’t feel like collapsing after I got home. I’ll take that as a sign things are getting better.Now I have a lot o…

a place for sale, styled by Johanna Bagge in two days

I think the title explained it all, see more here.

like a painting

So much inspiration in this beautifully styled apartment, like textures and colors from an old oil painting. I’m not sure who the stylist is for this one, if anyone knows please leave a comment.

casper mattress

We got a new mattress yesterday, courtesy of Casper. They recently contacted me about trying out one of their mattresses and I was immediately impressed by their simple and modern look. The Casper is made of latex and memory foam in a thick but firm de…

new Kinfolk / bedside

The newest issue of Kinfolk is out, being the wife of a great husband who knows I like magazines, he brought home a copy early last week and I’ve thumbed through it twice. This by far is my favorite article, a brief description of what mornings and the space nearest his bed, Hans Ulrich Obrist gives us a peek at his personal rituals.(remember that lamp?) photo by Anders Schønnemann | styling by Nathalie Schwer

quick bedroom makeover

Almost two weeks into January and our whole family has spent the entire new year sick. No one has been able to escape these flu like symptoms and it’s been quite exhausting, not at all the start to 2015 that we expected. What else are families for if not to share things? If your first week of the new year has seemed to come and go as unaccomplished as mine then I’ve got an easy way to help you redeem yourself.Amongst the goals I’ve had for this year, getting the house together, room by room has always been a long standing goal. I’ve collaborated with Target to share with you an easy way to give your bedroom space a little makeover that will really only take a few minutes and a few simple items.’Before’ is the bedroom in it’s most basic form with just a side table, white cover and small rug. Swap the bedding for a charcoal linen duvet with dark grey sheets and the grey on grey looks really makes these deep blue velvet pillows pop a bit. I also used some quilted shams and a knit throw for added texture. A grey wool lamp shade a top a wooden lamp whose shape balances out the cube side table and stacks of magazines. A patterned rug feels vintage and brings the black and white from the shams together without being too busy. I found this great round vase because I love fresh stems and a small fiddle leaf fig in a woven basket add a slight rustic edge. If you want to use patterns & multiple textures I suggest you repeat colors. It won’t feel match but it will keep everything looking related and purposeful. It doesn’t take much, just a few key pieces with varying texture like wool, linen, glass or velvet creates a cozy a finished looking bedroom makeover. This post is sponsored by Target. Shop Home Décor for modern luxury made easy.

HotelSP 34

Hotel sp34, a new boutique hotel in Copenhagen, is a great example of a modern yet warm interior with it’s soothing grays and warm accents.. The 118 rooms are simple and minimalistic what gives it a clean and airy feel.We really like the slate-coloured walls, white linens and wooden floors along with smart and creative details like the individual headboards on the bed. Definitely going to visit Hotel sp34 on our next trip to Copenhagen!Photography: Brøchner Hotels

Love Lost

Somewhere between New York and Paris I met a girl with a fierce set of eyes and the kind of style that you envy, not because she necessarily has the best wardrobe you’ve ever seen but just in the way she put it together.  You know that girl I’m sure.. she doesn’t always brush her […]

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Somewhere between New York and Paris I met a girl with a fierce set of eyes and the kind of style that you envy, not because she necessarily has the best wardrobe you’ve ever seen but just in the way she put it together.  You know that girl I’m sure.. she doesn’t always brush her […]

mood

Usually I’m drawn to simpler scenes, open spaces and minimal accessories when it comes to interiors but this recent work by Pella Hedeby for Livet Hemma (Ikea’s blog) is really attractive to me. I think she did a great job elevating Ikea pieces into so…

our new bedroom

It’s been a month since we moved from our home. I have mixed emotions about the move, it’s a step towards some of our dreams but it’s also leaving a level of comfort that we created for ourselves. I miss the new kitchen, our white floors, the open layout but it’s good to keep looking forward.
The great thing about a move though is you get to purge, purge, purge! It feels so good to get rid of extra things and keep only what we really use and love. Even with fewer things it’s taken this month to fully unpack and if I’m being really honest, there are still 4 boxes of books sitting behind me waiting to be unpacked!

Our new (temporary) bedroom is tiny but I don’t mind it too much. Since Elin is sleeping in our room I have our bed/crib against the wall, which is the only way to fit them in while not feeling suffocated. It’s just a bit funny to me though, the last time my bed was in a corner like this I was a teenager and loathed making my bed.

Some of my favorites things are this wooden coat hanger from Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm, deep blue linen blanket, Muuto Visu chair that doubles as a side table and a stack of my favorite Danish interior magazine Rum.

bedroom details

Since our move a couple weeks I haven’t had a chance to really do anything exciting with our new bedroom. Getting the living room and my son’s room organized have been a priority, however this week I’m thinking of what our room needs most and where to …

home of Thomas Lingsell

I refreshingly genuine look at this warm home.

late monday

It’s nearly Tuesday but I feel like I’m just starting the week now, and with some much needed inspiration from Fantastic Frank.

blue fantastic

Dark blue mixed with natural woods, a little green and plenty of white space is one of my favorite looks or color combinations right now. This is such a great example of that.

porro

Some Thursday inspiration, found here.