Pholc Mobil

Advertisement // Sponsored post in collaboration with Pholc.A few weeks ago I introduced you to Pholc  ( find the blogpost here ), a relatively new brand in Sweden that has made quite a lot of waves. A favorite design of mine, the Mobil serie…

My bedroom pendant and a recent living room addition

Advertisement // Sponsored post in collaboration with Pholc.For a while now, one of the most frequent questions I receive is about the beautiful pendant that is hanging above my bed (photo below). I first saw the Mobil 100 pendant by Pholc a few m…

Oslo Bedroom : Final look

Most of the times when we see a before and after we expect the before to look quite horrible. In this case I think after the redo the bedroom looks so much more beautiful, but it still looked great before, it just needed a little love. Here you can see…

Before and After Oslo Bedroom Sneak Peek

A couple of days ago I teased about redoing my bedroom here in Oslo. Above you can see how it looked before, it was all white with beautiful grey floors. I kept the floors as they were, however I painted the walls and the windows and created new a…

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

Advertisement // Sponsored post in collaboration with Skagerak.Moving in the apartment from a big house, there are always some compromises that have to be made when it comes to space. I ended up clearing up a lot of things ( which I did gladly however)…

Winter feel and how to achieve it

Even though it is not even December yet, for the first time in quite a few years I am already done with shopping for Christmas presents. This mostly occurred because I happened to be in Copenhagen and Stockholm last week and the shops I needed whe…

A tip for you on a snowy day

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Waking up today and seeing the first snow fall out of my window really made me appreciate staying in bed and working from in between my covers. With an amazing view from both the bedroom windows and a hot cup of tea really the only reason I got up was to snap quickly some photos, then tuck myself back in and put my mac on my lap so I could work for the next few hours. 
And since I am spending a few precious hours in bed,I have a tip for you today, if you are looking for a conscious choice when it comes to sheets of good quality that are budget friendly. The Juliette Organic Cotton range from Ellos is not only environmentally friendly, but very soft and comfortable as well. The colors vary, mine as seen in the photos is Kittgrå , a beautiful shade between Ecru and gray. Can you blame me for not wanting to get up? 



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At home with some of my favorite essentials

Since getting a bed in the bedroom (sneak peek of the bedroom)I feel the whole apartment has finally come together, it feels much more like home now than it did when I first moved in July. I love spending time in here now, and since I have been a little bit sick last few weeks I have been working from bed much more than I would normally do. I don’t have a speaker in Oslo for my bedroom so the new portable Beoplay P2 has become my best companion ( mine is in color Sand ). It doesnt have any controls on it, but tap it twice to pause any song ( double tap again to resume ) and shake it sideways to skip a song are all the controls I need :)  It also has a microphone so when I get calls I dont even need to pick up my phone! I always take it with me when I travel too, it is lightweight and then I can listen to music or podcasts or audio books while in my hotel room, its a win win. The sound is great as well for such a small speaker, it is now firmly on my essentials list.
To make the bedroom a little cosy, I like having a candle on the windowsill next to the bed (the bedroom has two big windows), and with some books and magazines, a mirror and a lamp the scene is almost complete.

On the window you might have noticed some products, they are from the Nuori face care line, the Perfecting face oil on the left and the Supreme moisture mask on the right. If you don’t know about Nuori already, apart from their super minimalistic design, what distinguishes them from other skincare is that their products are always fresh. Mine were mixed right before they were delivered and their ingredients are 100% natural. A lot of brands claim this to be true, but Nuori actually delivers, read more about it here if you want and I promise you , you will be converted. 
Last but not least my top favorite brand Aesop launched a new perfume! ( They are currently launching a new website , I will link to it as soon as it is up! ). When it comes to how it smells, you should really visit one of their stores, it is a little too masculine for me but I love how it smells on my other half :)

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Simple Scandinavian Living Room Styling

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I had a little time this weekend and I finally styled my own living room a little bit, so before I start sharing photos from my trips last month I thought I would show you how the room looks like right now after a few recent additions! 


Starting off with the biggest one although I recently showed it off as I assembled it on my instagram , the Menu Stick system in white. I needed a shelf system and I couldn’t decide if it should be mounted on the wall or free on the floor, but I found the Menu one on a great sale in a shop in Oslo which made my decision pretty easy. And if after a few months I need a little bit of change I can always sell it and buy something else, recycling interior pieces is something I firmly believe in, I much prefer buying something that has value that I can later sell and get something else, then start over again when I need a change.
Another two additions in the room are the Kizu Lamp from New Works and the Hay Slit table in Mirror, both of which I was lucky to have delivered on my door by Nest , one of the stores in UK that I recommend heartily to my readers from UK (and the rest of the Europe) for their great selection of brands that are on the forefront of interior design last few years. I have talked about a lot with the owners as well and we both share the same values when it comes to furniture recycling, and not only. Recently we were discussing the concept of Lagom, exactly because we both love simplicity, roughly translated from Swedish as ‘appropriately in balance’ or simply ‘Just right’. 

Lagom is not an interior ‘trend’ but rather a way of living in balance, of having just the right amount of anything you need. I wrote a piece for Nest about our discussions and my thoughts on the subject that was published on their web blog , if you want to read more about Lagom and life in balance through my eyes you can find it here


Finally, when it comes to my living room , some details really set the mood and their are very easy to apply. A rather bulky plant will cover an awkward space and make the transition from a piece of furniture to a corner seamlessly (I bought my Fiddle fig tree from the flower market a week ago although I only potted it in a simple terracotta pot yesterday ) , while a simple poster on the wall will give a polished finished look. My poster is a limited edition art concept from  Therese Sennerholt ( one of Swedens most famous and most talented Art Directors) called Full Moon Doodle in grey.

I have used my Kizu lamp on one of the windowsills in my living room, but I think it will look just as nice on the Menu shelves, while the round Hay table I am temporarily using as my main table but in the future it will either be a side table or a night stand ( on my Bedroom sneak peek post I used the brass version I got temporarily from Nest, I loved it as a solution!). 

For now I will leave this space as is, but I am adding some new things as October goes by, plus painting the walls, I love changes and I need warmer colors on the walls for the winter!

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Bedroom Sneak Peek in Oslo

So much good response on Tuesdays post about the Thorvald Meyersgate apartment, thank you so much for all your kind words! I am so glad everyone loved this collab between me and Elisabeth Heier, we will be working on more things together so keep an eye for upcoming news! 

Today I wanted to take the opportunity and talk a little bit about last few weeks, I have fallen behind on the blog due to a lot of work, travelling etc, but I promise I will make it up going forward. I feel the blog is my own personal space that nothing affects it ( instagram changing the algorithm for example ), so I feel bad I haven’t been able to find time to update it more often last month. I am not using this as an excuse but if you are following me on instagram you know I have almost not been at home at all, so now I am so happy to finally get the time to work without distractions.  For the next couple of days, I have planned to finally show you where I have been in detail ( again sneak peeks of which I have shared on my instagram along with stories so if you dont follow me there, you really should!), what has caught my eye recently (favorites, places, just about everything really), and some new additions on the blog. I dont want to reveal too much but it has to do with something a lot of people have been asking me lately, so I hope it is going to be a welcome addition!

Finally having some free time has also led to being able to organise the apartment in Oslo a little bit more. It still has way to go until it is finished, but at least I got a bed and the bedroom is now my favorite place to spend time in! So far it is very simple of course but it still has a nice vibe, and really it is not going to be filled with things anyway. I am lucky that the apartment has a walk in closet so I dont need a rail for my clothes ( although I might regardless since I have one in mind that looks great), but I might instead use the space for a small office. And paint! I didnt let the owner paint the walls since I wanted to make my own decision on what colors! Either way, it wont take me too long to make up my mind, I only rent this apartment for a year and I want to make every week count. Tip : There always going to be sneak peeks on my instagram if you cant wait for a blogpost ;)
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Sunday Thoughts and Upcoming Plans

Lets just say it has been a busy August and September looks just as active. Even though I am constantly sleep deprived and my feet feel like I have been running the marathon every other day, I love it when there are so many things to do, and honestly, even when fairs and press events and travelling doesn’t take so much time in my weekly schedule, I already have plans for things that will occupy me other than work. I am quite grateful my planner was empty for this weekend though, I have managed to finally clean the house, do all my laundry and finally rest. Resting involves planning ahead, responding to emails and organizing my calendar and upcoming shoots/stylings, but it is something that I love doing, it really doesn’t feel like a job. 
For now, next week involves a quick 3 day trip to Paris/ Provence until Friday noon with Pillivuyt, while Friday night and the weekend, Designers Saturday will be at full throttle in Oslo with so many brands showcasing, plus all the parties! Cant wait! However this year sadly it coincided with Maison et Objet in Paris , and with the Pillivuyt trip getting most of the time while in France I will not be attending this year.
From tomorrow I will be sharing however some of the highlights of this and the previous week , just stay tuned ;)

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August Favorites

Usually every month I make a wishlist, but this month I thought I should just share some of my favorites that found their way in my apartment. First up, some goodies from Ferm Living , in the photo above spotted : a Neu mug, a small brass spoon, a brass candle extinguisher and a special chocolate I brought with me when I visited Ferm Livings new showroom The Home last week (what a fabulous dinner and company!). I will be travelling to Copenhagen again next week so I will be stopping by for some photos, but for a sneak peek and some photos from the dinner you can check Elisabeths post at Elisabeth Heier.

I am waiting for quite a few deliveries next few days but a small one arrived yesterday with just the right accessories. One of them the mirror Aura by young and talented designer Bjørn van den Berg manufactured by New Works. I got the wall version and now I am thinking I need the table version as well, for now the wall version looks perfectly at home on my windowsill. 
A few days ago I realised I was missing pencils and pens, so I hopped over to Lush Dive that’s just in the neighborhood for some office supplies. I am very peculiar when it comes to pencils, I prefer writing with B, HB, or H depending on the paper , while a 2B is always great to have around for sketching. I think I got enough for a few months though!
I love a minimal speaker system and I was lucky to be gifted a new Stammen from Urban Ears. I got the Indigo Blue version and I love it. The sound is great partly because the speaker doesn’t run on battery, so all the space is used for sound. Unfortunately what makes it so great it is also its only downside, since it doesnt run on battery it is not portable at all, it needs to be close to a power socket and the wire always shows. If you can live with the downsides, it is otherwise a great sound system with powerful sound.

Last but not least, one of my favorite perfumes Santal 33 was nearing its end, but I was lucky to be gifted a Neroli 36 by Le Labo which came just in time. I dont think I can have enough of their custom made perfumes, but Santal 33 will always be my first love. Oh! I also found a marble Hay tray 70% off at a local furniture store in Sogndal right before I left, how lucky am I? It is a great solution for gathering all my face care essentials in the bathroom and it definitely deserves a place in my favorites!

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My Kitchen in Oslo

The kitchen in my apartment in Oslo is one of the rooms I spend most of my time in. Partly  because it is the most furnished room, but to be honest, I love working on the table. I showed a sneak peak of the kitchen here, where you can see my working spot, but I thought I would share what can be seen in the opposite direction as well. I already have a small routine after waking up, and it mostly came to be because the cooktop is not induction and since I didnt bring with me an electric water boiler, the water takes about 9-10 minutes to boil. So I wake up, turn the cooktop on, then I have a good amount of time to brush my teeth, wash my face, ( bathroom routines ) before I get dressed and head to the kitchen for a morning tea and something light to eat while I open the first emails for the day. I am not showing the whole kitchen yet on purpose , I need to paint it, then change some shelves, decide what lamps I want, then finally change the water faucet and I think probably add some plants or a board to scribble on. There are lots to do then next month and with fairs, press events and projects coming up I am wishing the day had 48 hours and not 24. I know it seems  from the photos that the kitchen hardly needs any change but the details are those that will define the space when it is a rental although I am lucky the owners are open to changes.

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Temporary bedroom

I just came back to Oslo and I am trying to make myself comfortable, but I am starting to feel the absence of a furnished home already. Due to summer vacations companies have delivery dates even longer than usual and as of now most of everything I have ordered has 6 to 7 weeks delivery time. I dont want to compromise on my coffee table or on the lamps I want, I would rather live in an empty house, which is how I ended up with one of course! I dont even have a bed , another item waiting to be shipped, but at least I have made myself an impromptu bed with a futon on the bedroom floor. I will love having an actual bed, but for now just the luxury of organic cotton sheets help a lot with feeling comfortable. One of the two big windowsills works as a side table above my head for essentials, while everything else I am spreading around me on the floor. Dont feel too bad for me, I am beyond excited to be in Oslo and in my beautiful apartment, and the journey is always worth it ;)
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