Summer Of Love

The timing couldn’t have been better when I think about it.  Under immense pressure to change up the fashion stakes in the bedroom (let me please clarify that I’m speaking purely aesthetically in this department), I had exhausted all efforts in preparation for a girly weekend in the country. A rendezvous well rounded with the sipping of long island iced […]

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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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Denim Skirts & Linen Shirts

I’m one of those people that will buy the same thing in every colour; as long as it comes in black, white and/or blue. My recent obsession is denim skirts.
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Feeling Fresh In Linen

We all know how amazing and versatile a crisp white cotton shirt is but how many of you own a white linen shirt? Linen has quite a different feel, often stiff when you first wear it but softening with time, the more you wear and wash it.
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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…

Liljencrantz Design

I regret not blogging about Louise Liljencrantz sooner because though I’ve followed her on Instagram for a while (her IG Stories are really fun behind-the-scenes of design projects), her work and home have just now become a hot topic. The latest issue …

The difference textiles can make / new rug & sofa cover



Earlier in the month I talked about getting a new sofa look without buying a whole new sofa. I’m glad to share our own IKEA sofa that got a new look with a linen cover from Bemz. Possibly you may remember when we did the same for a, now discontinued, Karlstad chair. It had an entirely different look.


For the sofa we went for linen again, though I originally wanted velvet, ultimately I chose a light colored natural linen because the sofa, though near windows, sits just in the shady spot so that a dark color just gets lost. I know because we’ve tried it.
Our cover before this was sort of an ivory and while I liked that one too, the linen Bemz cover gives the sofa a much more unique look and very causal too. I also chose matching covers for our throw cushions, a feature I really love as well. Many times I’ve wanted to match the cushions to the sofa fabric and with Bemz it’s completely doable.



The rug that was here before was also nice however this natural fibered rug from Armadillo & Co seems to work much better with the natural linen and the paler color makes this corner feel even brighter. It’s also large enough to anchor our table, pouf and daybed together with more purpose. One of my favorite features of this rug is it’s surprising texture. Most natural fiber rugs I’ve felt are rough and course, shedding fibers, especially when I think of jute and sometimes wool. Even though it might not look it, this one is very soft and perfect for walking on bare foot!


The difference a new sofa cover and rug make are subtle yet impactful. I like the natural materials together and also think it will carry us easily into Summer when sometimes heavy fabrics feel uncomfortable. Be sure to check out Bemz’s wide range of covers, the looks you can create are nearly endless and they will cost you much less than buying a new sofa altogether.


How to get a new sofa without buying a new sofa…

Not sure at this point if I’ve talked about this on the blog or if it was to a friend but when it comes to sofas I have my favorites! Pretty much all would need to be imported and are all what I like to call investment pieces, not budget friendly but certainly within the buy less, buy well school of thought. I like sofas with cushions built in or somewhat discreet, for example one long seat cushion rather than 2 or 3. My reality does not cease to remind me that as long as the kids are young and use the sofa for fort building and as a trampoline, my priority when it comes to sofas is not aesthetics first but primarily how washable and low maintenance the sofa is. We’ve had an IKEA Nockeby since Elin was just a few months old, somewhere around 2.5 yrs. It was a budget buy, large enough for several people to sit on or for one person to sleep on with generous cushions that aren’t too stiff but also don’t feel like sofa quicksand. You know the kind, the new sofa that looks deceivingly firm but as soon as you lean in sit down the sofa has tried to inhale you and regaining a standing position could not be achieved without the help or a friend. Well our Nockeby isn’t one of those either. Beyond the comfort and price we also like the Nockeby because it is from IKEA which means besides a warrantee you can also easily find custom covers from Bemz.

Two years ago our chair got a new look, and since then Bemz has made me a believer that being stuck with an IKEA sofa is not as uninspired as it sounds. In the last few years we’ve had multiple covers for the sofa, all from IKEA and all were less than thrilling. The colors were not quite right or the weave of another held onto crumbs or yet another pilled like crazy! Bemz has a much larger variety including velvet, cotton, canvas and linen. Bemz sent over some samples and I was happy to see that new velvet covers were available for the Nockeby! Ultimately I chose a different fabric because we have a velvet ottoman and our area rug has a very velvet-y texture. Trying to avoid velvet overkill I chose a linen blend, because I do love linen so.

Before & after photos coming soon!

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.

Sunday Sanctuary: The Labyrinth

In an outer suburb of Barcelona you will find a Labyrinth… Not the David Bowie kind, but the kind that is home to and the passion project of Catalan sculpture Xavier Corbero. In what is a true lifetime in the making, Corbero has spent 40 years constructing the 8 acre, 9 building estate, over half […]

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thala sofa

Sunday dreaming of this beautiful sofa. I like that it already has throw pillows and doesn’t really need any more. From French brand Caravane and sold at one of my favorite Swedish stores Artilleriet, it is patinated yet modern simultaneously and this …

Summer & The Linen

Check out No Sweat: Comfy-Chic Linen Pieces for Your Summer Wardrobe
by Elif Filyos at Mode
On Mode.com this week I shared some linen finds to wear this summer, like this apron dress which I already own and love like crazy, and other Etsy and web favor…

monday m o o d

Starting off this week with a bit of soft inspiration from Home Stories, one of my favorite stores located Brooklyn Heights, NY.

Derek Lam 10 Crosby Pre-Fall ’15

Derek Lam 10 Crosby | Pre-Fall ’15 The colour palette for Derek Lam 10 Crosby’s Pre-Fall ’15 collection is fresh; white, deep raspberry red and beautiful blue tones. Notable pieces include a blue suede jacket (yes, please), a woodblock print twill pencil skirt with front slit, a 70s inspired military jacket with co-ordinating wide-leg trousers in […]

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