BEDROOM BLISS

So here we go, the room-by-room inspiration check is on its way. I’ll start with the room we’ll start fixing first, the bedroom. We have decided to fix the bedroom first, simply so we have a room to sleep in as we do the rest of the house…

I want the bedroom to be the perfect place to go to rest at night, and somewhere were you don’t mind spending an entire Sunday… We are still contemplating if we want to mix up colors on the wall, or just go for one unison color. We have considered having a different color on the wall behind the bed, I like the idea of having a different color or texture on the one wall… Besides that I want a lot of lovely textures; wood, linen and metals… Anyone got any tips on fixing a bedroom please bring it on!?

First of all I love the colors in this room, and then the texture of the wall, via

The row of images and those pillows, bring it on, via

That border of hooks, pretty awesome, via

The bedding, via

The geometry, via

I am craving some linen bedding, via

Go grey, via

Neutral love, via

Adore the bedding, via

I want that Tokyo print, via

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Bright and light – perfect, via

Great bedroom grey! via

Love the grey wall, via

Black and white, via

Great tones, via

Love the photo wallpaper, maybe this would be a nice idea for the bedroom, via

Another great wall color, via

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COLOR ME HAPPY

In just a weeks time we get the keys to our new home, and just tree days after that I have to travel back to work… So right now we are sitting in different countries trying to tie things together before the grabbing of keys… We have decided to stay in the apartment we are in right now till we’ve managed to put some paint on the walls, at least in the bedroom… So what we are trying to tie together is what colors to bring into our home. As most of you may have noticed, I do like my monochromatic base – and I am of course sticking to that for most of this – but I do have a love for a bit of shading here and there, maybe even some color as well. This far we’ve decided to keep our base on shades of grey (cold, no beige). We also want to pull some blue into it – but how to do it? Who knows, we’ve found some deep and dark blue hues we like, good thing is that neither of us is so-called bright colors on the wall fans. I can always toss some brightness into the mix, but in more changeable options – like a pillow or a side table (I do actually own a couple of pink and even some neon yellow items)… I have three main rooms I want to step aside from the grey base (this grey base does also contain white) – that’s the bedroom (one wall), dining room (one wall) and kitchen (either wall or the old kitchen in there)… We are not changing the kitchen straight away, saving up for that one, but the old kitchen does come with its own charm, only need to paint some fugly tiles…

I’ve gathered some inspiration these last couple of days, trying to draw a bit on the white, grey and blue tones… Still, I feel a bit lost! It’s been so long since I last set foot in that place – so I might step over the threshold of the home and go “This won’t work”… I have always had issues picking between two options, so how will I do with hundreds of colors to pick from? The H cracks up these days, over and over I go like this “We can do blue, but not too blue, we can go grey but not the beige grey, and not too grey!” What a pleasure I must be to share this process with! Inspiration time!

Bedroom greatness, love the copper pipe lamps on the grey wall, via

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I enjoy the sense of depth a touch of grey brings with it, I want subtle, so bring it on subtle grey! via

Love this light grey, via

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Great bedroom grey, via

A touch of blue grey, via

Kitchen blues, via

This is one of my all time bedroom favorites thanks to the great combo of white, grey, natural wood and leather, yes thank you! via

A great darker tone of grey, via

A combo of white, grey and wood (not to miss the metals), via

Loving the grey accent wall, still craving those glass doors though, via

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Love the touch of blue in that wallpaper, and who wouldn’t want windows like that? via

A pinch of grey, via

Also having a bit of a crush on this greyish mint kitchen, via

I would love a color like this one on a wall in the dining room (maybe a tad bit deeper and darker), the wall will have a couple of white metal shelves on it (thinking of going with these), which could do with some great color to build it up behind it, via

Well, that’s it for now, going to go through this room by room later… Share my ideas (so far) – and maybe hunt for some sound advice!

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THE GLASS WALL

I know this isn’t a viable option for our new place – but one day I will have glass walls in my home. We went to a couple of furniture shops today, getting into the home owner groove, deciding on where to sit and what table to eat our dinners off when I overheard a conversation… This was just a normal conversation between a sales person and someone looking for the right sofa, but then suddenly the customer said she was having a glass wall! I was probably green with home envy right then, so of course, after spending a couple of hours at home selecting stuff online to purchase when we get the keys I fell into the habit of looking for what I want when I get the opportunity… Some day I will have my glass wall – and it might look a bit like these:

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Boom, I’m ready to suppress this craving – at least for a bit… Or maybe I’ll find somewhere in the new place where I can make this happen? We’ll see…

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THE FAMILY SHOOT

Talking about moving forward, in the last couple of weeks I’ve gone from being a rental nomad to a home owner and my photography business is slowly starting to take shape (you can check out what’s been going on here). I have figured out that one of my favorite types of shoot is the family shoot. I find myself searching for more and more inspiration related to this, I am still a fan of the portraits and the weddings as well, but for some reason I’ve come across more people wanting family portraits. Kids are so open (at least after a bit of work) and they also opt for the most natural images ever.

Here is some of my family shoot inspiration.

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And here are some of my shots from a few of my latest family shoots:

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Off I go, I have a family shoot to attend!

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SUNDAY FAVORITES

I am still in a bit of “homeowner bliss” – tomorrow we are heading to the realtor to sign all the papers – then in July we will be moving in and starting the work… I can’t wait… I had a bit of a celebratory weekend, so this Sunday has been used to relaxation, lunching with friends and puppy cuddle, of course a lot of the day has been used hunting for inspiration. I  thought I’d share some of my Sunday favorites with you.

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1. These amazing fish tacos seems like the perfect summer meal, def. gonna try to make these happen, via

2. In love with the diningroom belonging to Rumi Neelyvia

3. Also loving Lyle’s in Shoreditch as a new home inspiration source, via

4. Absolutely adore these tiles, here used in Cipro Pizza in Sydney, I wouldn’t mind them in my new hallway – perfect for the floors! via

5. Summer inspired by this gorgeous image, via

6. Always inspired by Maddie, via

7. Got floored by this gorgeous ombre wedding dress, via

8. Craving some marble jewelry, via

9. Having a crush on this cabin, go recycled windows, via

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NEW HOME – CHECK!

News flash! I am finally a home owner, well still have to sign all the papers, but bidding is done and the war is won! We have just bought our first home, the grown up hat can now be put on – and I can say goodbye to my nomadic apartment life. We have ended up with a cute spot only ten minutes outside the city center, and I am loving it… There is some work to be done, mainly optional work (which I can’t say no to), like hunting for the original wooden floors, painting like a wild person and creating my own dream kitchen… But first I am downing a bottle of champagne!

I must admit I was a bit skeptical before the viewing, I guess after tons of city viewings you expect all to be small (especially kitchens and bathrooms). Most of the places we’ve seen the bathroom and kitchen has been so small one would have to turn slowly not to break down the walls. In this though, the space is way bigger than what we are used to, two floors, separate kitchen, separate dining room, a space for a great home office – endless possibilities when it comes to putting in great storage solutions! Can’t wait till the moment we have key in hand and can start the fixing! And I do love the way the space made us both feel, we both stood there thinking the exact same thing; we could make this our home.

So, of course, as the interior/home freak I am I have already started pulling some inspiration images for every room in the house… I want to be prepared for what is to come on the fixing side of things, since most of our new home needs to be fixed this summer… The H is going to dabble in the arts of black magic for the next two years, black magic here being the combining of a full-time job and a full-time masters course… He is the handy architect guy in this relationship and most of this needs to be done to the point of “The M can do the rest alone”, before the black magic begins.

The Kitchen

The kitchen is actually surprisingly large, so in this one I’ll go wild. Right now it is a pretty old kitchen, so it is on the top of the fix list… I want it to be modern and light, with a tad of industrial bits and some great tiles, can’t wait to start on this.

I love me a simple white kitchen, this def. goes in the kitchen inspiration bank, via

A combination of white and wood is never wrong, morning in the kitchen feel? Yes thank you, via

Those tiles, via

Modern and simplistic, via

Open shelves are a big must for us, via

Another tile love of mine & I wouldn’t mind that pendant either, via

The Hyllis shelf is on the “to-get-list” for the kitchen… Two of these will suffice! via

The Hallway

The hallway is ok in size, but needs some nifty ideas for storage… That’s about it – and I dream of a tiled hallway…

These tiles are top of my list, hallway here we come, via/via

I am actually quite a big fan of these shelves from the IKEA PS Collection, just need to figure out if I could make it work in the space, via

Great bench, great floors, via

I want a bench in the hallway, this one is pretty perfect, via

The Diningroom 

The diningroom is still a weird term to me, since it is not something I am accustomed to in my apartment life. What we want to do is fill one wall with shelves – and then just organize it perfectly… What I have found hard is finding a perfect table though… Why is table hunting so hard?

This table wouldn’t be wrong, via

I love this diningroom set, via

We also have a big wall in the dining room where I would love some shelves, I think we are going for these but I wouldn’t mind these though, via

The Livingroom

The livingroom is quite spacious, in one end there is some stairs leading down to the lower floor, there’s a wood burner and there is a door leading out to a spacious balcony (spacious compared to the one we have right now). One of my main things for the livingroom is removing the flooring the previous owner has put down, and hopefully find some lovely original wooden floors to work with. This goes for the entire apartment, the original wooden floors are just visible in the bedroom right now, these need to be brought back to life.

Loving the shelving, where do I get that? via

What I like in this room, besides the sofa, is the storage unit they’ve created – always on the look out for great storage solutions! unknown source

The chair, the wool and that color in the hallway, via

Loving the wall mounted cabinets in the back there – and the logs under it… Need something like that in our new abode, via

I’ll leave it at that! More inspiration – and progress posts will come! No more hunting, now it is all about nesting!

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QUICK UPDATE

Once again this is going slow, let’s just say this seems to be my slow season on here… I promise I’ll take it up a notch soon though, mostly because I can finally see some progress in the home buying department (we’ve moved in on a few sweet spots and it might seem like we will put down our finger on a home this week – which is a big positive). Then there is also the fact that I am actually taking out some proper vacation time this year, that’s full-time working for you – the luxury of having weeks of free time to your disposal, and then there is the fact of my photography thing actually coming into some sort of system. I am still working on my portfolio work, but I’m starting to get a handle on the paperwork as well, which is a need… A long, draining, time-consuming necessity before I can call it a business.

Here are some instagrams from the last couple of weeks/months…

oh and a video from the national day

I’ll be back soon with some inspiration posts – most likely connected to either the beauty of photography or how I want to turn whatever we end up buying into my own little dream abode!

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