around my house: PURPLE

 I looked around my house this afternoon and noticed all the purple which prompted me to put away my seashells as summer is nearing its end (thus, the empty vessel on my dining table).  I left my purple barnacles out, as a lasting reminder of my wonderful trip to Laguna Beach this summer.  My gorgeous amethyst geode found a home nestled in my succulent garden that brightens my breakfast table.  The orchids are a thank you gift from my amazing friend Kristie.  And the happy purple flowers are from my wonderful friend Rae as a belated birthday gift.  Purple is the perfect bridge to fall.

50 shades of grey in Copenhagen

It's Friday people! WOOHOO! And to top off a Danish week, here's a very cool Copenhagen penthouse. You may've seen it before on Bungalow 5. There are so many things I love about this home - the colour palette (black, white, all shades of grey and a dot of cognac), the original features such as the fireplace and french doors and the stairs lined with fabulous pairs of shoes. If I tried to do that here my 18 month year old would have a field time trying them all on and it would be a bit of a hazard! Still, you always want what you can't have right?!

What's your favourite thing about this lovely Danish apartment? Can anyone help me find the original source, I'd love to credit the owners and photographer.

Have a wonderful weekend all, and see you Monday!

Bjorn Agertved's Danish retreat

A while ago I featured a post on the Danish artist Bjorn Agertved's stunning Copenhagen apartment. So you can imagine how excited I was when I spotted his family summer cottage over at Decordots today!  Featured in Femina, Bjorn's weekend retreat is full of treasured mid century designer items such as the Butterfly Chair (or BKF chair) and Borge Mogensen chairs as well as some wonderful vintage industrial lighting.


Photos: Pernille Kaalund for Femina via Decordots
This is turning into a bit of a Danish interior design week, and why not? The Danes really know what they're doing when it comes to fabulous home styling don't you think?

PS Thank you for all your encouragement with painting my kitchen wall with blackboard paint - just what I needed! I'll post some pics on it once I'm done!

Clear storage the Danish way

After a little surfing around today I came across these images from the fab Danish brand Nomess via Norwegian blog Stylizimo. I love perspex storage, so practical yet so smart. Not only can you find everything you're looking for but it's also a great way to show off your beloved shoes / jewellery / hats & scarves etc while keeping them neat and tidy. Oh, and the styling around them is pretty cool and inspirational too. Thanks Nomess!

Nomess via Stylizimo
On another note, there's something wrong with my man. He keeps saying yes to everything. I'm getting nervous. Yesterday he said I could paint one entire wall of the kitchen in blackboard paint. Now I'm too scared to do it.....what?!

A beautifully simple Danish home

Clean lines, fresh white, touches of black and some fabulous pieces, this is one lovely Danish home from interior magazine Bo Bedre.

Photography: Andreas Mikkel Hansen for Bo Bedre
And the lovely guys at Bo Bedre have given a great guide to where many of the items are from, in Danish mind you, but you can always google translate :) To save you looking - the outdoor Globe fireplace is from Swedish brand Vauni, how fab is that?!


                               just beautiful.


Table for three

Hello Monday! Table for three anyone?! I mean, what a perfect set-up; the fab Eero Saarinen Tulip table, the mis-matched vintage dining chairs, IKEA's little black children's high chair (I think, although they don't seem to stock it anymore unfortunately), the white washed black board paint wall and the soft touch with the pretty pink flowers.  What a lovely space?! Note to self, must by flowers on my way home....or send man a small hint....

Covet Garden
A little erm, off the weather today as recovering from a friend's wedding in the beautiful fishing village of Öregrund, near Uppsala at the weekend. It was such a romantic day! I promise to be back tomorrow with lots of inspiration and a beautiful house tour (and a clear head hopefully!).

The home of a LA photographer

If some one works in the art world you can almost count on the fact that they will have a wonderful home. The home of LA photographer Amy Neusinger is definitely no exception! Mostly white with a romantic touch, Amy has added a spot of industrial to create a truly interesting and beautiful space. Vackert!

Amy Neusinger
Have a lovely weekend all and see you Monday! x

Beautiful, light, loft space living

Thanks Anna G of wonderful blog La Maison D'Anna G for pointing out that yesterday's image was styled  by Nanna Lagerman and photographed by Philip Karlberg for Swedish Elle Interiör. And the good news? This meant I also found more images from the shoot.....

Philip Karlberg
Imagine having huge windows like this? Such wonderful light! And that bathroom......that bathroom?!

Sleeping style

Unfortunately I'm in a little bit of a rush today so there'll be no house tour (boooo!) but I felt I had to share this image I found on first glance it looks like a pretty bedroom, but the more you look at it the more interesting it gets....

I'd love to write about the taped on rug, which is a fab idea....(imagine a white floor with a rug made of illuminous washi tape?! But my eyes keep getting drawn to the pillows on the ceiling.... And there's another unusual feature too....fascinated to hear your thoughts!

I can't find the stylist...would love to know where this picture came from (it links to Atlantis Home but I can't find the source).

Have a lovely relaxing evening!

Kristin Perers: interior portfolio

US born, with a Swedish Father, photographer Kristin Perers is a lady of many talents having trained and worked as a designer, stylist and painter. She now lives in East london with her husband, three children and Irish Terrier, Guv'. Kristin has kindly given me permission to show you a few pics from her wonderful photography portfolio. I love how her many talents shine through in each and every image.

Kristin Perers

Check out more of Kristin's fabulous photography here and her book The Seasonal Home.

Have a lovely evening!

Danish Design Store

Remember my offer of the month lovely readers!

Take a look at the amazing collection of products that they stock

AND they deliver internationally :)

Today I am going to run through some beautiful

pieces that I can personally recommend :)

The Olympic Firebowl by Trip Trap 

I have one of these and I love it! 

We take it camping, to the beach and use it 

in our garden. This will last a life time.

Panton Chair by Verner Panton

We have these in our garden, around a nice wooden table.  

Beautiful timeless chair that again will last forever!

Ant Chair by Arne Jacobsen

I have 6 of these in dark stained oak.  

I absolutely love them - actually I love them more 

and more the longer I have them.

Vipp 15 Bin by Holger Neilsen

Officially the most beautiful bin in the world!

I have this one in my kitchen.

I would now never want anything else!

I love the white, but the black is beautiful too :)

I consider buying these pieces as an investment because

 truly they are pieces that can be handed down generations

and they will never lose their value or design classic status.


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