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…

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…

A Danish Brand to Watch

If you haven’t already heard of Klip Klap, this may be a brand you’ll want to keep an eye on. Their beginnings stem from a child’s foldable play mattress which was conceived in 2011 when owner Pia Lauritsen wanted to help her son develop motor skills. …

A Tour of Menu’s London Show Flat

Plinth, Low by Norm Architects Well Watering Can by Anderssen & Voll | Troll Vase Smoke by Andersen & Voll TR Bulb by Tim Rundle | Afteroom Dining Chair Plus by Afteroom Septembre Coffee Table, Marble by Theresa Arns | Échasse Bowl by Theresa Arns Globe Bulb | Socket Occasional Lamp by Norm Architects | Afteroom Bench by Afteroom Align Daybed by Anita Johansen POV Circle Vase […]

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This beautiful kitchen is a clean slate

A move-in-ready kitchen designed by Lotta Agaton with marble surfaces and a gold sink + faucet! I imagine a Gubi Moon dining table in front of the kitchen island!

The incredible gold kitchen of fashion designer, Stine Goya

Danish fashion designer extraordinaire, Stine Goya, whose clothing line is also her namesake, shares a view of her glamorous kitchen designed by the wonderful Reform. I love the tone on tone with the walls painted in a golden hue to accentuate the met…

A minimal hillside house in Norway, made from 6 cubes

A home in Norway was created using 6 cubes of varying sizes that are intended to give the residents a cozy feel as a shelter from the Nordic winter days and nights by Norm Architects. The concept of the cluster design overlaps one another giving dwel…

Scandinavian Home Office

Beautiful inspiration for a minimal and productive, bright Scandinavian-style home office.
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An honest peak into a shared kids room in Sweden

Monthly contributor Ulrika Nihlén shares a very candid and honest peek into the shared room of her two little ones and shares how she compromises to make a space comfortable, practical and fun for all!So, many people out there cannot handle the kids ro…

A new hanger in the most subtle yellow

Annaleena’s metal rails are a must have if you like minimal accessories. Her range features simple geometric shapes and she just debuted this fast yellow version, the first colored version in a collection of white and black. I’m not a huge fan of brigh…

8 metallic candle holders

I’m finding it hard to adjust to the seasons, mostly just for the lack of light. The evening comes much sooner now and doing homework with the kids and making dinner when the sky is black, I’m feeling slow to adjust to it all. One of the best remedies to the dark months are those cozy elements that we really don’t need in the summer. The fireplace, a warm blanket, wool socks, and of course (and most importantly) candle light! That’s why I’ve gathered 8 of my favorite Scandinavian candle holders, along with a few others down below. Candle light can carry you through otherwise bleak and dark weather to make the most of this time by creating a cozy and inviting environment!

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Tour the home of a Swedish fashion designer and actor in their childhood home

Nicole works as a fashion designer for & Other Stories and Andreas Wilson is an actor. They live in Enskedefältet, just outside Stockholm with their two children in the home Nicole grew up in. Once they moved in however they had to make the place their own and changed virtually every surface, moved walls and completely remodeled the kitchen which is now on the opposite side of the house.
Also, their amazing Rio coffee table is by Charlotte Perriand for Cassina!

Found via Residence.








Styling by Alexandra Ogonowski

Foto by Erik Lefvander

Caring For My Highlighted Hair

These Sachajuan haircare products have changed my hair, for the better.
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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 storage essential: clothing rails by Annaleena

The talented Annaleena whose studio and rails I’ve blogged about before, has a limited edition rail (you’ll have to scroll to the bottom to the it) that I adore. And while we’re at it, her store is expanding and now features other interior accessories …

Patriam

New residences being developed in Stockholm, interiors designed by Lotta Agaton.

A/W Interior Inspiration

Where we live the temperature has dropped from hot summer digits to cold autumn days. Within a week we’ve gone from short and thank top wears to knitted sweaters and jackets. I for one am LOVING it and the change in weather has me thinking so much of Autumn and finding that cosy feeling at home. There’s always a slight shift that the house makes as the seasons change. I suppose if we lived in a climate where it was warm all year round, the house would remain virtually the same. But here we experience all four seasons and so our space adjusts with them.

These images styled by Kristen Visdal and photographed by Margaret M. de Lange for Oslo Design Fair capture that feeling leading into Fall. Chestnut brown with black, shiny gold with soft burnt orange and shades or grey accented by deep mustard colors.

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What are you most wanting to add to your home with the change of seasons? What has inspired you most about the coming Autumn?

H&M’s newest retail store, Arket, opens in Copenhagen with a stunning interior

H&M, the multi-faceted Swedish brand has created yet another retail store called Arket which opens its first location in Copenhagen today at Købmagergade 33. The interior structure and design was inspired by historical archives. The all grey space is housed in what was previously the Royal Danish Mail warehouse.

“When working on the store concept, it was in developing new solutions to practical challenges that we found most of our inspiration,” says creative director Ulrika Bernhardtz. “Two of these challenges were how to create breathing space in the store, and how to devise an uncomplicated and flexible way of presenting and editing our broad assortment.”

Read more about it here, and if you’re in CPH, check it out in real life!




Odem Atelier

A new-to-me webshop out of Stockholm features a carefully selected inventory of interior objects comprised of things like petrified wood, agate, ceramic and stone. A great resource for sculptural and unique accessories and one of those shops to watch! …

Warm vs cool in this Swedish apartment

This small apartment from Fantastic Frank is a meeting of warm and cool tones, coexisting peacefully in a single space. (notice the Mantis lamp!) Styled by Josefin Hååg whose work I’ve shared here many times and is consistently inspiring.








More than a curtain, Ready Made also serves as a flexible room divider

Not long ago I talked about Kvadrat and Bouroullec’s Ready Made Curtain system. I used it in a traditional way, blocking some of the light and giving privacy to one of the front facing windows of our home.
Ready Made Curtain is not restricted however to covering windows exclusively, with the design of the tension and peg system you can also easily hang this from the ceiling to conceal an area or separate rooms.
We used another set, this time with a soft white textile to divide our open living room and dining room. One of the benefits of using a soft divider like this is that it’s temporary, slide the curtain shut to delineate a room or slide them open and share the space once more. An elegant and versatile solution that can adapt to different circumstances and simpler to use than using a folding divider.

A rusty steel museum extension in Lund, Sweden designed by Elding Oscarson

Skissernas Museum in Lund, Sweden is not new however it has seen many updates and additions in its time, like many museums. It’s newest reimagining comes from design pair Elding Oscarson and includes a rusted steel exterior called Corten, imposing on t…

The Home of Artilleriet’s Owners

Every now and again I come across a house that’s been designed so beautifully that I would happily move straight in to it; this is definitely one of them.

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The Brass Cube

  An apartment with a brass cube, could this possibly be a dream come true? One might say so. And this dream is brought to you by the Scandinavian architecture firm Claesson Koivisto Rune. Quiet, still and serene… Three words that adequately describe this beautiful space and one that I can’t seem to look away from. It […]

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Nærvær is the newest, delicious design destination in Copenhagen

Copenhagen-based Norm Architects has done it again, designing a warm and dark space that translates to intimate and cosy.


The newly designed wine bar and restaurant Nærvær, which translates to Neighborhood, is in the Christianshavn area of the city, has a view the nearby canal and the old city centre beyond. With a dark wood wrapped, centrally located kitchen, guests get a front row seat to the preparation of meals by Yves Le Lay and crew.


“This conscious focus on tactility brings a warm, material richness to the interior that naturally compliments the raw concrete walls and industrial framework of the space,” says Norm.


Lighting was designed by Norm Architects and made from oil-burned steel frames and slender tubular diffusers that give off a warm and gentle brightness.




Potted plants and trees add a natural and bright feeling to the naturally lit corner in the bar along with delicate, dried flowers complementing the specially commissioned pottery and dishes made Danish ceramist Maj-Brit Würtz.


In Oslo, soft neutrals are accented by chrome



A renovated apartment furnished by Oslo Deco that features neutral walls in shades of grey and large windows allowing plenty of natural light. One of the features of a home that is so important to me is the light, having the home filled with natural light all day long so that you don’t need to use lamps until the evening is the most ideal kind of home.

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Despite the neutral grays and soft colors, this home is also accented by metallic chrome and steel used in lighting pieces, furniture, kitchen hardware, fixtures and other accessories giving it a very modern look. The consistent use of related colors and metal throughout the house brings all the rooms together to create a harmonious look overall.




The bathroom (above) is one of my favorite spaces, outlooking views of the city with more large windows, a suspended mirror and floating cabinets I can imagine this would be a peaceful place to unwind from the day.

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Found with thanks, from Elisabeth Heier.

Kovac Family’s 25Lamp

Recent styling work I did for Kovac Family and their wonderful 25Lamp. It comes flat packed and you only need to gently pull the sections apart to create this shape. They’re coming out with some new products soon so stay tuned for that as well!

News from Muuto

See more from Muuto here. Sorry to keep it short, I’ll be back early tomorrow!

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?…

Sweets for the weekend.

Weekend inspiration from Danish stylist Gitte Kjaer.

Sunday Sanctuary: The Attic

Sometimes the beauty lies in uncovering what’s beneath the surface.. In this case revealing hints of the original structure, including feature walls of exposed brick, and uncovered hardwood ceiling beams. Accompanied by clean white walls, herringbone flooring, subtle black interior styling, and bright open spaces, this two-story Scandinavian apartment is of lust-worthy proportions. With the top story an attic, the apartment […]

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a kitchen of natural wood and steel

Found via Coco Lapine, images from Per Jansson.

Sunday Sanctuary: Balancing Act

Featuring bright white spaces, an abundance of natural light, subtle hints of greenery, and a neutral design palette… This Scandinavian home is currently achieving some serious interior styling goals. With the styling neither minimal nor excessive, this beautiful space perfectly balances intricate details without being overpowering. Simple lighting fixtures, cues of black hardware and natural wood finishes […]

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birthday wishes

In case you’ve been living under a rock, today is voting day. It also happens to be my birthday and while I will spare you my political opinions (though if you’re friends with me on Facebook I’m not nearly so vague) I’m glad to say I’ve casted my vote …

for the weekend & things I liked…

image from Kråkvik&D’Orazio

This weekend is already half way over but I still hope to get several things done before Monday, including to finish painting in our bedroom, and make sure the kids are ready for Halloween. My son has known all year that he wants to dress up as Kylo Ren and my daughter wants to be a princess. I tried to suggest a few other ideas to her but she was quite adamant that she must be a princess. Thankfully she received this really beautiful Tutu du Monde dress recently so both kids are basically waiting for Monday to come. I’ll try to take and share some photos too.

If you need a last minute costume idea and a more sustainable one at that, I thought this campaign by Zara about recycling their shipping boxes was clever. Scroll down a bit to the mask/black swan DIY section.

I share this on my FB page recently but I thought I found it to be so inspiring. It is a video for Bugaboo however I loved seeing into the lives of CEO’s Kasper and Sofie Egelund as they’ve moved continents to pursue new markets with VIPP. A leap I’ve often wanted to take in the opposite direction but with young kids I’m too nervous to follow through with.

Currently I’m searching for the perfect-for-me ankle boots. I have a long wishlist but realistically I’m not looking for an investment piece, just something chic and comfortable enough to, you know, be a mom in. These from Jennie-Ellen are seriously tempting me!

If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen my Story yesterday of a new book called Scandinavian Dreaming. It has some of the best interiors and if you love Nordic design or just simply interior design half as much as me, this is pure eye candy.

pale neutrals in Södermalm

A palette I’ve been drawn to so much lately is composed soft, pale but warm neutrals like in this apartment for sale in Stockholm.

Moor rugs by All The Way To Paris

ATWTP‘s second design for &Traditon, these velvet-like wool rugs are the result of a focus on “shapes, colors and textures – without and patterns,” shares Tanja Vibe and Petra Olsson Gendt, Founders and Partners at ATWTP.

Lines

A wave of minimalism – or simplicity – has merged with modernity to achieve maximum impact. A quest for structure which has resulted in the creation of a series of  industrial and architectural designs. Give place to the new “Lines” … Continue reading

Perspective Studio

If you’re in Stockholm make sure to check out the new Perspective Studio. Their website is still under construction but the studio is founded by Robin Klang, you can follow him on Instagram here.

Bruno Mathsson’s Karin chair

Is it possible to have too many chairs? Well it is but they’re certainly one piece of furniture I could easily collect. Bruno Mathsson’s Karin chair from the 1960’s is one of those I’d like to “collect” but use also. The padded cushion appeals to my co…

a consistently neutral interior

This weekend flew by, did it not? We took the kids into the mountains for day camping, cooked a pizza over an open fire and roasted marshmallows. Both the little ones loved it but this morning we are back to it, back to school and classes and running around again.

There’s something desirable to me about homes that look consistent from room to room. I’m not saying everything needs to be exactly the same but that they compliment each other somehow, that there is a cohesiveness felt throughout the entire home. I strive for this in my own place because I feel we are lacking, I get an idea for a paint color or fall in love with one piece of furniture and the house tends toward chaos a bit more than cohesion quickly.

Particularly in this calm and collected place, photographed by the talented Petra Bindel, a color palette safely contained within shades of warm wood, whites, browns and grey keep a similar look from room to room.






Found via Danielle Witte, with thanks.

my saturday view

My morning view before we spend the most of the day outside. Hoping it’s beautiful and sunny wherever you are.Happy weekend!

restaurant Musling

I’ve mentioned Space Copenhagen before

India May Home Favourites

So excited to have discovered an awesome new British homeware brand, India May Home. Founder and creator, Karen Birchenough describes the brand’s style as ‘Scandi-boho’, a combination I can easily relate to. Their products combine Scandinavian minimalism with more ethnic designs from Moroccan and Indian cultures. Each design has been commissioned from skilled artisans that Karen makes […]

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weekend shelfie

The kids and I did a bit of cleaning yesterday, rearranged a few things and organized the pantry. Right now I like this white & brown combination, the natural warmth the browns give to white make it less harsh.

Below I’ve collected similar products if you want to recreate a similar look.

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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.

Sunday Sanctuary: The Golden Ticket

Open, bright and beautiful, it can’t get any better, right? Well, allow me to be the bearer of good news… This is your chance to live in a chocolate factory. Well, sort of, now a Stockholm apartment of dreamlike proportions, this building once created our favourite treats. Although it may look a little different now, […]

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Dadaa.

Dadaa.The beautiful blog Dadaa. belongs to one of our sweet clients. The brilliant, Anna Pirkola – Whom you’ve definitely seen around the web. Anna is a Designer and Stylist… and in my opinion a heck of a blogger. Anna’s work and blog are incredib…

Sunday Sanctuary: Methodology

As stated in the dictionary, Methodology is ‘a set or system of methods, principles, and rules for regulating a given discipline, as in the arts or sciences.’ The talented individual who styled this beautiful home is in possession of a very rare skill, and one thing is for sure, they are a master of their […]

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Sunday Sanctuary: Off The Record

I can just imagine myself coming home to this place after a long shoot, putting on a record and relaxing with a dry martini… Or maybe some other James Bond style drink that I’d need to google in order to know how to make it. There is something so effortless about this apartment, perhaps it’s […]

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pastel

Some soft pastel inspiration from photographer Heidi Lerkenfeldt.

Custom Blends

Custommade Fragrances There was a time when every fashion brand had a fragrance, they were often sweet, sickly and overly synthetic. Fragrance has taken a turn for the better in the last few years; brands like Le Labo, Byredo and Laboratory Perfumes have really raised the bar for me. I like fragrances that are clean […]

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frejgatan

I’ve got to run to my gym class and I’ll probably be a few minutes late but I’ve been wanting to post this all week, a place that has been popping up in all the feeds but I don’t care, I still love it. Found with thanks from Pella.

All You Need Is Me

True Organic of Sweden All You Need Is Me Recently, I was sent a sample of True Organic of Sweden All You Need Is Me (a beauty-balm), to try. I’ve been blown away by the contents of this little tube, it’s absolutely amazing what it’s done for my lips. They are almost always dry and […]

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Sunday Sanctuary: Smooth Operator

It was only upon second glance I noticed this was a studio apartment, occupying the smallest of spaces…  I guess that when an interior is so perfectly planned and executed size doesn’t matter, what you notice above all else is the distinctive artwork, flawless monochromatic colour scheme or the way bright white spaces reflect upon dark wall […]

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a stylist’s apartment for sale



I’ve hardly been able to scroll through social media or some of my bloglovin’ feeds without seeing photos of one of the most beautiful tiny apartment belonging to one of my favorite stylists, Josefin Hååg. I believe I’ve introduced her as one of my favorites before but it bears repeating. She always creates something interesting and warm with dimension.

See more photos (because this hardly does it justice) and the listing here.

Photography by Emily Laye.

the love of wood

A nice visual story from Bo Bedre Norway, I was too lazy to translate it for myself so take a look here for more details.Is it Friday yet? ;)Styling by Katrine Mortensen-LarsenPhotography by Kira Brandt

warmth


Styled by Anne Mårselius | photographed by Kristofer Johnsson

Sunday Sanctuary: Detail Oriented

At first glance it might be easy to think that the interior in this place is quite simple and adheres to minimalist styling principles… But don’t let first impressions fool you, take a closer look and you can help but get lost in the details… x Stadshem  .  Jonas Berg Photography  .  Pinterest  .  Tumblr

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Menu’s “Modernism Reimagined” at Maison et Objet

Menu debuted a bunch of new items and new color options at North Modern and also at Maison et Objet, from which the bulk of these photos are from. I’m really liking the deep greens and blues together, a pair of colors I’ve always been fond of together….

sunday moments

A few moments from around my house today.

Sunday Sanctuary: Reflection

Before we jump into a new year of lust-worthy interiors and eclectic places, I thought we might take a look back at some of the dreamy spaces that had us swooning at our screens in 2015. While we take a moment to look back at these Sunday Sanctuary gems, I can’t help but get a […]

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aiayu

Calm imagery of the Danish home of Marie Hogh Heilman, founder of textile company Aiayu. Found with thanks from Cereal.

Melo

A little while ago I featured the stunning all white apartment of Swedish interior stylist and photographer Sara Medina Lind. She’s a very talented individual with an exceptional eye for interior design. I’m delighted to be able to share with you her latest project, Melo, a minimalist homewares brand crafted in Dalarna, Sweden. Their first […]

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Casa Ljungdahl

A recent renovation of a residential space by Note Design Studio in Stockholm has caught my eye. I had meant to share this earlier but the time got away from me, as it usually does, so I’m up late trying to get this together before some other task gets…

new brand, Melo

This is a company you’ll want to keep your eye on, Melo Studio. Hand crafted in Dalarna, Sweden and conceived by Sara Medina Lind, whose photography is really impeccable. Stool Ash and Mirror Ash are two of the premiere pieces, both valuing minimalism …

Vetyver & Suede

I can’t quite believe how Byredo always manage to capture a fragrance so perfectly, I’m constantly astounded. How do they do it every time? Their scents never smell synthetic, they seem as though they’ve captured a pure moment in time. I guess this is quite possible, they do say scents are your strongest memory trigger. […]

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catcooee

It’s a gloomy day, the house is so dark, I feel instantly tired. Every corner, and even wide open areas, is filled with thick dark shadows and right now in my kitchen (with the thanks of some Photoshop brightening) this is how it sits. A hand carved wo…

Sunday Sanctuary: The Darker Side

As you may know, I have a thing for bright white interiors… a serious thing that is. But sometimes, it’s the darker details that catch my eye the most. This beautiful Scandinavian space plays with contrasts so perfectly, it has me suddenly thinking about an update of the midnight coloured kind..x Kristopher Johnsson  .  Sasa Antic […]

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