Pholc Mobil

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Todays office and painting plans

I am finally back at Oslo and I put myself to work immediately. One of the first things to cross from my list for 2018 is to finally paint the apartment, especially since I have had a wine accident spill on the bedroom walls and everywhere it hit …

Small office in the bedroom

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Home Office

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I have had the same office space for a long time now, and I feel it needs a change. First thing that comes to mind of course is a new desk and a new chair. I will be making a wishlist soon that will include some of my choices, however don’t be surprised if I end up changing the room altogether as well. I moved the office upstairs so that it would have more light, but I miss a more private space to work, so I might move it back downstairs now that I am renovating the second bedroom. With the right paint on the wall and the right ambient light, even a small room with a small window can look great, and with winter still around I think a cozy office space will not be a bad idea at all. In the meantime I am gathering ideas on my Pinterest board Home – Office. You are welcome to stop by and see where I get my inspiration from.
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Home office organization with 3M

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I have always been a very organized person, I find that regardless of what work you do,your efficiency grows tenfold in you keep an organized space but most importantly, an organized journal/calendar.And even though we are swarmed with technology (I keep online photos,screenshots,etc), writing on paper has always been my preferred method of keeping track of my professional but also personal life. 3M and their sticky notes have a permanent spot on my home office(taking notes,using as bookmarks etc) so I was really excited to see their news including not only new colors and shapes, but XL sizes as well. As you can see from above, the XXXL notes have taken a permanent place on the side of my Macbook. The size is perfect for keeping quick notes or ideas that come to my mind without having to use 2 or 3(or even more) of the smaller sized ones that now are only used for single notes and reminders. If you sign up to 3M newsletter here (you only need a few seconds to fill in the form) you will be send a free sample as well, I am so confident you will love them as much as I do. All sizes come in two variations, with lines or without. Personally I prefer without but in more than few occasions lined ones have also been helpful so I always keep a few stacks of each in my drawers!

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#workworkwork

I have been away for the weekend and while I thought I would be able to keep up, it turns out I didn’t have internet which made it very hard for me to work. I am back home now though and finally the weather is good enough to start sanding the floor of our little veranda, in preparation of painting it. I shopped some things for the project, mostly decorations and materials needed for my DIY ideas for the balcony, but also I was lucky to find a blanket I had my eyes on for some time now for less than 100NOK, a real bargain! Off to start, if you follow me on snapchat you will see some early sneak peeks and snaps from the progress :)

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Catching up and my minimal strawberry mint smoothie.





First weekend back home and I have a lot to catch up with. After a month of perpetual travelling, from Milan during Design week, then Finland for the blogging awards, then Greece for two weeks, I am finally home for an entire month and it is going to be a busy one. I decided to take a few weeks off to rest so now I am ready to share with you everything I have been up to and all the news that are to come next few weeks! For today, since the weather was great, I decided to make a strawberry mint smoothie, very minimal,light and delicious!
For a minimal Strawberry Mint Smoothie :
Add a few frozen whole strawberries in your blender.Add half a cup of cold tap water (or more if you prefer a lighter consistency). Add 2 fresh mint leafs. Blend until smooth.
I add no dairy or any sort of granola in this particular smoothie, I find that the flavors are just great on their own, the mint gives a distinct fresh flavor while it also sweetens. You can drink this when you are thirsty or just take it with you to sip while working or on a hike.Either way, it is great for any occasion and since it is so light having double or triple portion is almost recommended! If you have any great smoothie recipes leave a comment below, summer is coming and I love smoothies!
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Pinterest Love

I have been active on Pinterest for a long time, I love using it as inspiration but also as wish list, buying list, even a to do list. In my public boards you can find everything when it comes to interior design, Home office board for example only features my favorite home offices I find online from blogs or magazines. You can see some of my boards below or visit me at Pinterest- Onlydecolove to see all boards.

While I mostly blog about interior, on my Pinterest you will find boards for lifestyle and fashion as well as food. From my favorite recipes to my beloved category of  Food Styling. I am a closeted obsessed foodie to the point that I think this is my most regularly updated board as of late.
Below you can find samples of boards such as HOME▲LIVINGROOMHOME▲BEDROOMHOME▲WALK IN CLOSET and many more. Feel free to find me on Pinterest for daily does of where I draw my own inspiration!


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Only Deco Love on Bloglovin

Hello everyone! With Instagram changing how they filter your feed without giving us an option (posts will no longer be chronological but based on a hidden algorithm) , I am fighting back by following all my favorite Instagramers blogs that I hadn’t been following already. One of the easiest ways to do that is with Bloglovin since it is the best feeder for blogs! I have already installed it on my phone and tablet, this way I can’t miss any posts. Have you tried it? When you open the app there is a number next to any blog you follow to indicate how many posts you haven’t read, and if you want, you can directly visit the feed as seen in the photo above and it will show you all my posts.  It is so easy to use either on your PC or tablet, I promise you will love it! It is like a newspaper but for blogs and without any ads :)

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My Scandinavian all white home office

Some shots from my desk from yesterday.I tend to change the details around a lot, so if you visit my category My Home Office you can see how it can have different looks week by week. Lately I am crushing on the white cotton light balls , even though I have had them for years. I placed them in a frosted glass jar from IKEA and the light is so soothing during the afternoon and night while I work. Now off to dye some eggs from Easter, I will take photos later for you as I have a new amazingly easy method to dye them this year. 

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Thoughts on Blog VS Instagram

Lately I have seen many bloggers quitting their blogs, time constraints mostly and not being able to keep up with a full time job and the blog upkeeping. It is really hard I am not going to lie, posting on Instagram daily is hard on its own, but making a blogpost is even more time consuming. If you are not getting paid to blog then it is really hard to excuse at least 3 hours daily for a blogpost especially when you have to style, shoot,edit the photos then write the post in question. If I wasn’t in this world I wouldn’t have guessed how much of a time sink blogging is, and it is not only time consuming but quite tiring as well. For example when I shoot upstairs the whole living room has to be turned upside down to accommodate things that wouldn’t necessarily be where they seem in the photo. Then I have to organise everything back to their respective places, hide them back in storage, vacuum and clean after all the mess I created. When I said a blogpost takes 3 hours I did not actually include cleaning time. Of course all photos need to be taken during the day, when there is sufficient natural light, which is another obstacle on its own. I am sad to see some of my favourite bloggers quit, but I completely understand how blogging is mostly a labor of love, there is little money for most bloggers and even less recognition. Unless you are part of a big network, blogging is a thankless job. On instagram you get so much more interaction than when you blog, it is easier to speak to someone too and exchange opinions. However for me, there is nothing better than just browsing through my blog feed and seeing inspirational content from my favourite bloggers in big beautiful photos. Even when someone posts the same photo on instagram and on their blog, I get so much more satisfaction when I see it in the biggest format that I can. All the photos today in this blogpost I also posted on my instagram yesterday and today, but I have to ask, don’t you also enjoy them more in a bigger format? Maybe it is just me, but exactly because I love big photos, I am not going anywhere soon. I cannot speak for the future but for now, this is one of my favourite places to post! 


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New additions to my home office

For a long time I have wanted to add some extra storage at my office corner at home, and I always knew I wanted to start with adding some shelves on the wall first. I finally decided on a string system but on the top of my office desk the space is limited due to the small width, so a pocket string was the best solution. After I put my pocket up I knew I could add more to it, so I have already ordered a second one to expand on the first. Now I am wondering what to add under the desk for extra storage or on the side, a Hay bookcase comes to mind, but I will have to sleep on it. I know that when I connect my Macbook to the monitor however there is not much space left on the desk for many more things, so I definitely need something to rest the Mac on, while it is still close enough to the screen. It looks as if there is a lot of space, however when I move my mouse I bump on my mug, while on the left side I can barely have my phone and notebook in between the keyboard and the Mac. It is definitely cozy, but I would rather it was also more practical, so more solutions are coming soon to facilitate that. I will be taking photos for a blogpost soon, however you can find daily updates on my Instagram if you don’t want to wait for a proper post and also for many photos I never post on my blog! :)
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Christmas Wallpaper for your Mac

Every year I use this wallpaper above I made a long time ago around Christmas time. It has a playful look I love and I can’t get tired of it! I will be making more this year but for now if you want to use this one you only need to click here :) 


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Nomination for Interior Blog of the year For VIXEN Blog Awards 2015

As you might already know, I am a semifinalist for Interior blog of the year in Vixen blog awards for 2015. I am so excited and humbled to be included along so many talented bloggers, I would be extremely happy to make it to the finalists! If you would like to help me achieve this you can vote —here— , just tick on Onlydecolove and then click “Avgi Stemme”. Thats it! No email adress or registration needed :) I will be so grateful for every vote! Thank you for supporting me with your votes, your comments and your likes, I appreciate it so much!
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Office Christmas look with less


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While Christmas is nowhere near for some reason this year I am all for decorating as early as possible. I am very minimal with my decorations though so don’t expect anything extravagant but I will keep adding something almost every week from now on. A wooden star here and there, a garland or even a reindeer will slip in but most importantly and something I cannot live without during Christmas…lights! I love Christmas light garlands, I started with dressing up the office and it already looks so festy without having done too much. I don’t think I am the only one loving this time of year as much and especially now that I live in Norway I love it even more! Hint..snowy landscapes and layers of clothes, woolen hats and mittens :)
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Winter is just around the corner..









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Some photos and stills from my house. I love this time of year, summer ends and winter is just around the corner. So many ideas for this winter but for now I am looking back and keeping notes of what I would love to add to the house and what just clutters my space. I am thinking of adding shelves to the living room and above the office desk, I think for now it is the perfect solution for adding space without creating too much distractions to the eye. I would also love to change the floors but for now the ones I have will have to do. Maybe a project for later? :)
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Felt Sleeve case the perfect Macbook companion





Lately I have been travelling a lot due to vacations and my Macbook was a steady companion on hand and in my luggage. While travelling, something that is very important to me is to be able to keep my things safe but in the most lightweight possible. A felt sleeve case is the perfect solution if you are looking for a case that is easy to slide in and out (no additional straps was a must for me), lightweight and soft so it protects perfectly while is easy to carry and small enough to wrap around your mac so it takes as little space as possible in your luggage or bag. Mine also works as a pad to rest my mac on or even as a mousepad if I use one and the surface isn’t even enough. Westerman Bags has many designs and colors when it comes to felt cases and although my preference was one of the simplest ones, I think there is a felt case for everyone there. Double colored,with or without straps, the shops selection includes ipad and iphone cases as well for those that wish to further protect more of their gadgets, especially when they are new. I absolutely love my felt sleeve, I have been using it every single day since I got it so the only thing there is to find out is how long will it last? Stay tuned and I will let you know, although I don’t think it will be anytime soon :)

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Macbook Pro Hard drive Storage and Dropbox

I am forever grateful about my decision to paint my office desk white, especially when the day is gloomy and cold. It really elevates my mood and I become so much more productive when my space feels fresh. Essentials on my desk when I am working, headphones to listen to music, a carafe for water or tea (my favorites at the moment are the Eva Solo carafe and tumblers), a notebook for quick notes. I have also moved my new macbook pro on my desk to get more accustomed to it and finally transferred all the files from my old pc to it (they are now divided between an external hard drive and my Mac). Apple does have a cloud storage but I have become obsessed with Dropbox and its incredible versatility. You can install it on all your devices and everything you drop into it will be synced along all your phones,tablets or pcs. If you want to join dropbox as well you can click here and register with your mail. If you use the link above you also get an extra 500mb space as well! While I would love to rest a little I have more editing to do and a photoshoot to plan, so I will see you later or on my instagram :)
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New Macbook and new Leather Case from Tox Leather



Just a few days I got my fist Macbook as a gift from my boyfriend and I couldn’t be happier. It really is very intuitive and overall a pleasure to use. As always when I have something that is so new, right out of the box, I love giving it as much care as possible. Even the slightest of smudges has to be cleaned away and everything must look exactly as the moment it came out of its box. Of course this will eventually pass as time goes by but taking steps to ensure your Mac stays new for as much time as possible is of course something every new Mac owner is striving for. Having a case to transfer and keep it  safe can prove very important. My criteria for such a case was that it should be easy to carry, easy to use (just slip in the Mac and go was top priority) all the while being from a soft material and last but not least look great. I was very happy to discover that Tox Leather  had a great selection of handmade leather sleeves for any Apple product and an array of choices when it comes to design. My grey sleeve  fits my 13″ Mac perfectly and its smooth natural lining helps making sure there are no scratches while I slide it in. Easy to carry and easy to use, while looking great! What else can a girl ask :)  You can also find Tox Leather on Etsy at Tox Leather, and they deliver worldwide. Doesn’t my Mac look all snugly in my new Tox?

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My Comfy Office



Some shots from my home office space, I like it cozy and spacious although I will soon be adding some shelves for some extra storage. A lot of you are asking about my office lounge chairs, I like to change them a lot depending on my mood. They also live in the living room (you can read about them in the post here about how to get them and make them exactly like mine if you wish since ours were custom made) and they are extremely comfortable. However I do like to change them around as you already know with either eames or vintage nordic chairs. There is always a common denominator whenever I choose to sit though ever since I moved to Norway. The chair needs to be covered with a sheepskin or a comfy blanket. I love how cozy it feels and how much more inviting it becomes. And even if we just sit on our office for fun, we still love to feel as such right?
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Still Life on my desk

Just a couple of days ago my MacBook finally arrived! I am beyond excited about learning how to use it and I absolutely love everything about it. My only problem is that I still have a ton of things that need to be organized in my old windows PC, folders and archives to be sorted out, and it takes much more time that I thought it would. I prefer not clogging my new Mac with files I will inadvertently end up deleting so for now I am using both. I save the spot on my desk for my old setup(for a couple more days), while I am working on the living room sofa table when it comes to my Macbook as seen above(although without the Mac). I hate to admit it but it feels nice to fall back to the familiarity that Windows brings while I am learning how to use a new OS however the capabilities of the Mac surprise me every minute I use it. Just a couple of minutes ago someone replied to my tweet and a nice little bubble window popped up and I was able to respond just like that, without loosing any time or loosing focus on what I was otherwise doing at the moment! I cannot count the times that I have been pleasantly surprised like that, everything feels like it is on the top of your fingers. However what has completely blown me away is the level of polish that the OS has when it comes to appearance. It is quite extraordinary to go from clunky windows to the beauty that is the desktop of a Mac. Every window open is an experience of its own, and even apps you already know about (such as skype ) they all have special design to match the OS Yosemite feel. While I am marveling the beauty of its design (both the exterior of the Mac as well as the software) what makes everything pop out is the retina screen. The Macbook 13″ retina 2015 model is a wonder on its own, but its screen is what sets it apart from anything I have ever seen in my life.I have read that it is hard to go back from using it to using another screen and it is absolutely 100% true. My monitors quality ( a beautiful white Benq) is great but compared to the retina screen of my Mac feels underwhelming. While I love its appearance I can see how soon I will want to connect my Mac to another retina monitor or otherwise just migrate to an iMac and call it a day. I was sceptical about getting an apple pc, and even more when it came to getting the newest one but after only a few days of using it I cannot recommend it enough! If you can, I suggest taking the leap, you will never look back. 
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Surprise Gift

Up early today as I cannot contain myself with excitement. For the last year and more my Windows pc has been proving more and more difficult to work on, nothing that a trip to the repair shop couldn’t handle but the trips became more and more necessary as time went by. It wasn’t until this blog and everything related to it became a more important part of my life when I realized it was quite difficult keeping up with everything needed to be done with my old set up. I already knew that my replacement would have to be a laptop. I need it to be mobile and powerful enough but also small and easy to carry. However I have long wanted my next laptop to be a macbook so I started making steps towards the change. When time came to change my keyboard a few months ago I got myself an apple wireless. It looks and feels great and best of all, it really needed nothing more other than to turn it on and connect to my windows laptop. All the keys worked perfectly like a charm without me needing to remap anything. So far so good. While I wasn’t thinking about getting a macbook when I purchased my white Benq monitor, it is one of the few that comes ready to be connected to any apple device.While I was turning and tossing thinking if I should take the plunge and buy a new pc my boyfriend surprised me with a brand new Macbook Retina 13″ 2015 model. I think I have driven myself crazy with anticipation and I couldn’t be happier the delivery date is finally today! Hopefully everything will go as planned and there wont be any delays and I will have the whole weekend to learn how to use it. I have been a windows user all my life so this is going to be interesting. Stay tuned for my first impressions :)
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Good Morning from Only Deco Love HQ!

While usually my home office is a little more crowded, today the weather is so hot it inspired me to clean up a little bit and let all the natural whiteness of my space shine through. I get this urge everytime summer is right around the corner, while in winter I tend to prefer cozier atmosphere. Insulated carafes with water save the day especially when I add some lemon or lime slices and various fruits with antioxidants (such as blueberries, cranberries, strawberries,raspberries)  in the water. Doesn’t a glass filled with chilled water and fruits look incredibly fresh? Now of I go to prepare for a long day. At least there is a hike today in my schedule and for such an activity the sun is more than welcomed! See you on snapchat!
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Breakfast at my Office

Quite a few times I end up eating breakfast at my office desk, especially when I am alone at that time in the house. We often want to think there is some sort of an elaborate breakfast involved when it comes to bloggers however the truth is what you see in this post today. A tray with an egg and a bowl filled with yogurt (or any other dairy product with fresh fruits) or apple oatmeal are my usual to go breakfasts with a side of milk with coffee ( yes I wrote and you read this correctly). Of course things can get even worse when I decide to just come upstairs, take said tray and go back to bed with it. I love cooking a really nice breakfast for when I don’t wake up alone (or in a hurry) but that is rather not the rule. Wherever I might eat though I always try and style my breakfast, whether that is with matching plates or not, that is really up to how my mood is and what is clean in my cupboards. Design Letters lately do the trick just fine for me, especially since I got a matching black pink tray, a milk jug and bowls to complement my collection. I feel much more energetic when my office space is somewhat clean and tidy which is why having a tray to gather my breakfast is rather essential to me.Try it for yourselves and you will see how your mood instantly lifts up as well ;) 
(These photos are a couple a days old, I ended up purchasing an Apple wireless keyboard and I can’t believe how my office looks so much tidier and clean! Not to mention, the Apple keyboard is so much more comfortable to type. Next time I post about my office space you will get to see for yourselves or you can see it already if you follow me on instagram :)
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Home Office Storage Solutions

As you all know I love styling and rearranging things or moving them around always keeps a space fresh in my opinion. I took down the Polaroids I had taped to the wall and just hang some inspiration prints. While my office usually looks nice my problem is that it is hardly able to contain everything a home office needs and that comes down to the fact that other than some paper bags I have no storage solutions applied yet. I am thinking of adding some shelves and/or a furniture with drawers under the desk. A String Works solution will probably work great on the top and maybe one of it’s parts for under the desk. Another solution is to  just add a simple shelf on the top (I am still thinking of what size or shape) and simply move all the office essentials to the side in an unrelated storage solution that will not be that close or that far from the desk either. I will let you know which one I decide on soon enough! 
Hope you all have a great day!

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Home Office deskfavorites

Details from a small corner on my home office desk.Some of my favorites at this moment and some inspiration. I am starting to collect all scents from Skandinavisk candles. I absolutely love how they smell even when they are not lit, not to mention after they are finished the glass jar can be used in so many different ways. While at the office I will most of the times light a candle as the aroma calms me down and makes me feel much more creative. Some essentials include pencils and clips, clear and marble cases for storage as well as a lip balm. I have a healthy obsession with lip balms and I tend to spread them everywhere around the house, in my bags, the car or even in my wallet. I have been up quite early today and the sun is shining so I will bid you good day and head for a nice run to wake up my muscles. If you like to take peeks of my unedited parts of the day feel free to follow me on snapchat! You will find me under username katerina.dima !
Happy Sunday to everyone!

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Ready for a busy new week!

I have spent the last few days renovating the kitchen and cleaning up the whole house so everything would be in place and organized. Next week I am starting my Norwegian course and I don’t know how many hours it will require of my day along with studying so I had to have my space as calm and clean as possible. As for the kitchen it already looks so much better than before! We decided to paint it white and it has made such a difference. Now I am inching to take it a step further and take down the wall and completely redo the whole room but it will be something that has to wait at least until summer. For now I am really happy with the result and I can’t wait to share it with you.While on my cleaning and organizing frenzy I added some final touches to my home office as well. I am really happy of how my office space looks right now. It is simple yet it has a calming quality I really like which makes me want to spend more time there and work on my projects. Latest additions are posters, trash basket and paper bags to hold everything in place and out of sight. Nothing is new, I just had them in other places of the house or hidden away in storage until I decided on how I wanted to use them. While at IKEA I stocked up on frames for my posters and I couldn’t be more pleased with the result. Does’t the Bat Cat look great in her black steel frame?Off to make myself a cup of coffee and get back to designing!Have a great weekend everyone!Follow me on Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter | Facebook | Bloglovin | Feedly▲© 2013-2014 ONLYDECOLOVE.COMALL RIGHTS RESERVEDPhotographs taken by Katerina Dima unless otherwise stated.  

New in : Sudio Klang Earphones

Lately I have been looking for the perfect on ear or over the ear headphones. Perfect for me would be something that is stylish and looks amazing while it also feels great on my ears, it is easy to carry and lightweight with top notch sound. Not too much to ask right? The iPhone in ear earphones really hurt after wearing them for more than an hour or two so I thought getting over the ear headphones would be the best solution for me. It is therefore funny how chance had it that I was offered a pair of Klang earphones from Sudio as a gift for me to try out. Although I had given up on in ear ones I decided to try them since I loved their design. White and gold with the ability to control your iPhone?I thought, at least they look great and at end how worse can they be from the native iPhone ones I am already using?I was lucky they arrived by mail just an hour before my trip to Bergen this weekend so naturally I took them with me to try them out. I was instantly impressed by the little white carrying leather pouch they came with and the golden toned accessories. When things are new I love protecting them as much as possible and when it comes to wires I do prefer having them tucked in before I put them in my bag. While all this was expected ( I had seen plenty of photos on their Instagram page) what came as a surprise to me was how beautiful they sound and what sealed the deal for me how comfortable they felt in my ears. Bonus points for them being almost completely soundproofing as well, a fact I had to check with my boyfriend excitedly after a few minutes I was wearing them. While in a room with the TV playing comedy show full with people laughing I could only hear my music. It felt surreal especially since I was wearing simple in ear earphones. I couldn’t love the Klang earphones more so I am even happier Sudio created a code for all my readers to use and get 15% off their price. Just use onlydecolove15 and apply on exit. They also offer free worldwide shipping!Disclaimer : I received these earphones from Sudio. There are no affiliated links in this blogpost and I do not receive any payment whatsoever from any of your purchases either by using the code or by clicking on the links in this post. Follow me on Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter | Facebook | Bloglovin | Feedly▲© 2013-2014 ONLYDECOLOVE.COMALL RIGHTS RESERVEDPhotographs taken by Katerina Dima unless otherwise stated.  

Free Chalkboard Antlers Wallpapers

A while ago I created the Reindeer Wallpapers for both iPhone and PC/Mac versions. I know you loved them and I loved them too so I decided to make  black chalkboard version of them! Go ahead and click on the photos to download them and use them as your background. I have been using mine for a few weeks now and I love it! The versions include black washi tape on black chalkboard and white washi tape on black chalkboard.Click on the images to download the wallpapers!Follow me on Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter | Facebook | Bloglovin | Feedly▲(There are no affiliated links in this blogpost. Links are only provided to help you find my favorite products)© 2013-2014 ONLYDECOLOVE.COMALL RIGHTS RESERVEDPhotographs taken by Katerina Dima unless otherwise stated.  

My Home office got a Playful look

Sometimes you fall in love at first sight.Rare but it happens. For me my instant interior love moment of the month was when I found about Tellkiddo shop on etsy. Owned by Maria Sabbah based in Stockholm Sweden, this little shop sells the most beautiful illustrated paper storage bags I have ever seen. While it is oriented towards children, I have no problems using these bags in plain sight at my home office that is situated in my living room. They look playful and give a happy tone to my space that I love. Not to mention they are big enough to hold all the clutter and mess that is usually surrounding my office. Double win. I bought two bags, the sleepy and awake bear although only the sleepy bear is shown in this post. You can catch a glimpse of the awake one on top of my desk still folded. As an added bonus the shop also sells their illustrations as posters or postcards. I immediately hung them above my desk next to my Polaroid wall. When you know it’s right :When I ordered the bags little did I know they would come in this lovely packaging. I have said so many times over how much I appreciate when companies put effort in their packaging. It shows how much they care for their product and therefore for their customers. This was an added welcomed surprise when I received my Tellkiddo box. I loved how it was wrapped, so stylish and tasteful.Paper bags are great when you need an affordable storage solution for any space. While they will last for a long time during to their durable material, there is always the option of buying a linen bag instead! Tellkiddo just launched their bear fabric bags  and I think they will look great in my laundry room, don’t you agree?Follow me on Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter | Facebook | Bloglovin | Feedly▲(There are no affiliated links in this blogpost. Links are only provided to help you find my favorite products)© 2013-2014 ONLYDECOLOVE.COMALL RIGHTS RESERVEDPhotographs taken by Katerina Dima unless otherwise stated. 

Headphone Search

A little corner of my home office. I am a big fan of the Steelseries Siberia Elite headphones. Steelseries was kind enough to send me the ones featured above a year ago and I have come to love them even more than my previous Siberia V2 I was using up until then ( you can see numerous photos of them here or you can see both of them side by side here ). However much I love them though they are quite big and not necessarily the easiest to carry around with you. I have grown tired of using in ear headphones as they eventually hurt my ears so I am looking for a nice pair of stylish on or over the ear headphones that are reasonably sized, impeccably stylish yet deliver a punch when it comes to sound quality. I have a few options I am looking at so when I do decide I will definitely let you know. If you have any suggestions please let me know below in the comment section or for easier access ,I know how much you love commenting, on my Instagram!Follow me on Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter | Facebook | Bloglovin | Feedly▲(There are no affiliated links in this blogpost. Links are only provided to help you find my favorite products)© 2013-2014 ONLYDECOLOVE.COMALL RIGHTS RESERVEDPhotographs taken by Katerina Dima unless otherwise stated. 

Portable Home Office

When I was at school I always used to study on my bed. Even at Uni, although when it came to designing I had to use my desktop so I had to get off my beloved cozy corner.Today, even though I love how my home office looks like (and how comfortable it is), I will still grab every opportunity to relocate to my couch in the living room ( or sit on the floor on my sheepskins ) or the bedroom. My laptop is quite old and really slow so I have been using my ipad mini as a substitute to great effect. My ipad has everything and it is so mobile, I can honestly say I can not live without it. My only “problem” with it was that when I needed to type something lengthy, the native on screen keyboard would make it a tad difficult. I usually postponed this until I absolutely had to move from my cozy spot. Therefore it comes as no surprise that I had been eyeing external keyboards for my ipad for a while now and it comes as less of a surprise that Logitech had the perfect solution.The Ultra Thin Keyboard for ipad mini and the Keys to go (for any ipad) are both great for me for different reasons.The Ultra Thin Keyboard almost transforms my iPad mini into a tiny but very powerful laptop in more ways than one. Since all the covers are easily removable I can always use my iPad the way I want to with no restrictions. For when I want to attend a professional meeting this is my go to cover and keyboard at the same time. I can type while I am talking to my peers and at the end I can just slide my iPad down and close it just as I would with my laptop. Apart from being very comfortable to type and it’s great battery ( it will stay charged for 3 months and since I always turn it off I haven’t had to recharge it for 4 months now and the indicator is still green) , I really love how it looks! I would be lying if I said styling is not one of my top criteria a product has to meet before I purchase it and the Ultra Thin Keyboard has that in abundance. How sleek does it look in my photos above and below? I really like using iPad mini due to its size and the Ultra thin cover doesn’t add bulk to it at all. I can easily fit it in my small bag just as easily as without it.When it comes to my other choise, the colorful bluetooth Keys to go, I think I have found a winner for my go to keyboard when I am at home or I just want to casually bring a keyboard with me wherever I go. The Keys to go keyboard is just as comfortable to use as the Ultra Thin Keyboard keyboard and since it is a tad bigger it will definitely accommodate even the most demanding users. I love that it is completely detached from my ipad which means I only have to take it out of my bag when I want to use it and otherwise remain hidden. At home it has a standard spot on my living room sofa table. I will type emails or anything lengthier that I might need at the moment leaving me with the choice to have the lightweight cover of my choice on my iPad. In many ways this is an ideal solution even for professional use. As an added bonus it is waterproof and it has already resisted various accidents on my coffee table.It is very hard to choose between Ultra Thin Keyboard and the  Keys to go. Both are comfortable to type and their battery is equally great. Which one do you get first? I would definitely choose the Ultra Thin Keyboard for a more professional approach, if you wish to use your iPad mostly at work and the  Keys to go for when you want something more colorful and personal to use a little more sparingly at home and your outings. I personally love having both to cover my professional and my personal needs!Follow me on Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter | Facebook | Bloglovin | Feedly▲© 2013-2014 ONLYDECOLOVE.COMALL RIGHTS RESERVEDPhotographs taken by Katerina Dima unless otherwise stated. 

Ultimate Ears : Boom Boom Boom

Can you spot one of my favorite new pieces for my home office as of now?Hint : It is portable and purple. And honestly I take it with me everywhere.The UE BOOM from Ultimate Ears  is a Bluetooth portable speaker that perfectly fits my hands and my lifestyle. The sound is great and even though when it comes to speakers it is usually where their strength lies, UE BOOM surprised me with its ease of use, great design and versatility. It was almost impossible to choose between the many color combinations that it comes, but Orchid won me over.I switch it on first thing in the morning for my morning music (conveniently it will also double as an alarm clock when you use the app on your smartphone) and immediately head over to the kitchen to make coffee and breakfast. Morning shower after? The Boom is fully waterproofed. Skiing or any outdoors activity with friends is now guaranteed to be filled with music with its 15 hour lasting battery. And speaking of batteries, you can just pop the Boom open and replace its Li-ion batteries at any time if you feel they are dropping low.I have wanted this little amazing speaker for a long time now and I cant get enough of it. As I am typing this Ultimate Ears is launching MegaBoom, a larger version of my beloved Boom. How soon do you think it will take before I double up my Boom with its bigger brother in Plum?For now the Boom is sitting comfortably at the very same place as you see in the photos.Until I need to move away from it in which case I will carry it with me even though its sound travels around our whole two storey house.(This post is sponsored. All opinions are my own)Follow me on Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter | Facebook | Bloglovin | Feedly▲© 2013-2014 ONLYDECOLOVE.COMALL RIGHTS RESERVEDPhotographs taken by Katerina Dima unless otherwise stated. 

On my Office desk

I love an organized mess on my desk. It makes me feel even more creative. There is a big difference from messy mess and organized mess however! Having a stacking place for anything that doesn’t fit and things that are supposed to be together is a really creative way to achieve this. I use a rubber metalic tree to hold things like my earphones or anything that can hang, and then vases and different pots to hold pencils, papers etc. that usually clutter the office space but still need to be at close hand. It doesn’t come as a surprise then that the contents of  Designer Box N°18 would fit perfectly on my desk as well.TSERETNIP (Pinterest spelled backwards) is a little portable gallery made of cork that allows you to pin on it anything you feel like displaying or having at close hand.Inspired by the trend of virtual pinning, designer FW Balléry imagined Tseretnip, an object to be discovered.You can find TSERETNIP in Designer Box N°18. Each designerbox is an exclusive unreleased object created by a designer and made ​​only for one month, for subscribers. I can’t wait to see what is inside N°19!Follow me on Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter | Facebook | Bloglovin | Feedly▲© 2013-2014 ONLYDECOLOVE.COMALL RIGHTS RESERVEDPhotographs taken by Katerina Dima unless otherwise stated. 

Feeling Nostalgic of Home

As the time draws near to finally return to Norway I get even more nostalgic about my new home.While not everything is as ordered and magically clean as they may seem in my photographs, I still sorely miss everything that make my place stylish and homey at the same time.One thing I am sad I am missing is all the Christmas decorations and plans I had in mind that cannot take place this year due to the simple fact I will be arriving a day before Christmas. One of my most favorite ( and new for me ) Christmas traditions is exchanging gifts.It is so hard sometimes choosing gifts for your loved ones though and as years go by, I find myself running out of options for things to buy them that don’t repeat each other. So this year I have scoured the internet and all places I could find in order to make gift lists for you (and myself) to get inspired so keep an eye for my next post!I will leave you with some photos of my home office which is where I wish I was typing this right now. I am asked a lot where the golden vase is from, the pink tea light holder and the light balls so check at the end of the post for details about them! 1. Bloomingville Diamond Vase-Gold (Gold not in production copper version / white version)  | 2. Pink Tea light holder KG Design | 3. Happy Lights combination Snowball Follow me on Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter | Facebook | Bloglovin | Feedly▲© 2013-2014 ONLYDECOLOVE.COMALL RIGHTS RESERVEDPhotographs taken by Katerina Dima unless otherwise stated. 

Bright Sprouts in my Home Office

A few weeks ago I received these beautiful pendant lights called Bright Sprouts from Nordic Tales
Nordic Tales is the tale of small and great ideas that get a chance to be a part of the Scandinavian design tradition. It’s a vision of creating a modern design company where designer and product go hand in hand from sketch to final design and further into the retail stores. It’s the story of young talents, who have a passion for cool design and a wish to make a small change. Their products range from the Bright sprouts pendant lights to framed racks for clothes and a mirror to go with, office desk  and beautiful plaids to name a few. 
My love for pendant lights is quite obvious and I have to admit I have had my eye on this beautiful pendants for a long long time. I find their design so appealing especially connected with my beloved Scandinavian style. The wires are dressed in fabric and it comes in so many colors making very difficult to choose! If that wasn’t enough you can customize the body as well choosing between 3 different treated oak wood natural, soaped and oiled and smoked. For above my office I chose red with natural oak and yellow with oiled and smoked wood. I have so many more combinations to show you though so stay tuned! Even though in these photos my lamps were not yet connected I promise you the light that is emitted is very special and it needs a whole blogpost on it own :)
The packaging is equally beautiful, the lamp itself comes in a reusable multifaceted box with leather strings and the canvas tote bag with their logo is so good looking you can see it in different parts of my house used as extra storage space.
I have fallen in love with these beautiful lights and you can be sure to see them lying or hanged around in many places in my house in the future!
( This post is sponsored. All opinions are my own.)
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