Another trend in 2013 is letting your pattern maniac loose – and I must admit it is winning me over. . . Some would call it comfortably cluttered whilst others would call it plain crazy. . . I find myself somewhere in between those two statements – I love looking at it, but I would not go all out on patterns in my own space.
But looking at images full of crazy pattern combinations is quite the treat – eye candy deluxe!
I am hoping I get to the point where I feel comfortable tossing patterns together like it is nobodies business! Until then; I have collected quite the feast for your eyes – enjoy!
I love all of this – but doubt I would be daring enough to jump into the mixing of patterns trend just yet…
Would you dare?
So here we are once more – at a ceiling post – this time it is all about the glass ceiling. I find glass ceilings quite intriguing… They can make wonders happen – atmosphere-vise., depending on what lies above. You have glass ceilings giving you a straight touch with the skies outside. This would make a city home feel like a retreat far away from the crowded streets outside. You have glass ceilings giving you a view of a roof top pool – leaving you with a feeling of being subaquatic. I could go on – but I would rather just give you a visual trip to show you why I am so intrigued by glass ceilings. Enjoy! Oh and by the way – if you are going to splurge on a glass ceiling/glass roof – be a darling to yourself and get the self-cleaning one
If you are lucky you might even find Giorgio Armani crawling around on your glass ceiling, via
We are finally taking charge and doing something about our home! And guess what – I am beyond happy… Well, we are doing what we can do – we are changing it up in the furniture department – and seeing what we can do about the arrangement of our space to make it feel more “fluid” or maybe the word I am looking for is spacious.
As I told you a couple of days back I went on a workspace hunt. And we ended up rearranging the entire bedroom – so now we have one huge wall to work with – when I’ve got it all sorted and in order I will share it in the form of images. I have a couple of images to share with you now – but can’t wait til every room is sorted so I can throw the images at you – one after one!
I love my new charger box – love that for once all of my chargers seems to be organized! Also – I finally found a frame for my Katie Scott print… Got it at Monki ages ago – but haven’t managed to get a frame – that is mostly based on my lack of long-term memory.
Found a place for the picture shelves as well – so right now they are homing some books, a self-portrait a friend of mine painted years back and a vase (not present in this image)… I need to find a chair though – at the moment I am using one of the dining chairs…
I did what I wanted to do – I turned one of my old perfume bottles into a vase (or actually I made two of them) – and I love it!
Here is a picture of some flowers – just because it cheers me up to have fresh flowers around the house to remind me it is spring – since it is quite hard to remember when the rain is pouring down outside.
Ok, back to the home fixing… The fixing of the bedroom kinda started a fire in me – and a tad bit of a flame in the H as well. So we have decided to get some new furniture in our home. We have decided to start off with the livingroom (the living corner)… Right now it is simply some IKEA sofa that is on its last breath – that needs to be changed… I went on about Bolia being the one shop where me and the H decide on how awesome furniture is – at least around our neighborhood. After a bit of Bolia roaming we decided on the North sofa, so in not too long we are heading over there to put in our order. We have decided to go with a medium grey wool combined with some lovely walnut wood… I am overly excited about the idea of getting some new furniture – but for some reason it feels like a great wool sofa combined with a wool puff is exactly what I need right now!
How brilliant is this sofa and the puff?
Now I just need to figure out what more to get – and where to get it. We need a proper chair for the living corner, a new coffee table and a place to put the tv. . .
I will keep you updated on how the flat turns out as we get to it… The only thing about Bolia is that we have to wait a bit for the furniture to arrive. But it is a good thing – it is handmade to our preference – so I shouldn’t be complaining about waiting for it… Must be as simple as me being over excited!
Hi, everyone. I’m so happy to be here with you at Design Trolls with a guest post from Arcadian Home blog. It’s a fantastic place to find lots of interior design inspiration including great decorating ideas for everything from fabulous table decor to colorful pillows for the sofa.
We’re calling today’s topic “around the dining table” because that’s where you’ll find some of the most interesting of people and more to our subject, chairs—great chairs. From simple wood, to the much sought-after metal Tolix, we love them all. Please enjoy!
Thanks for letting me stop by to share.
A spindle-back chair in white joins a red stool, colorful high chairs and a long blue bench around this white table. What a wonderful spot for breakfast with the family!
In a cottage dining room, the long wood table is surrounded by colorful Tolix and their wooden companions in great summery hues.
These beautiful chairs, named Bonde chairs are quite lovely in Nordic Green surrounding a cool contemporary table. An oversized portrait leans casually against the wall—a great look.
A turquoise table is surrounded by molded modern chairs in this darkly handsome kitchen. I love the oversized pendant lights.
A traditional white kitchen and dining room is brought to life with these beautiful red Chinoiserie style chairs around the table. A very traditional red metal and glass lantern above the table joins a large modern pendant light over the breakfast bar in the kitchen, both in red.
This large white Saarinen Tulip table looks amazing surrounded by a half-dozen Ghost chairs. It’s a great minimalist look.
Molded in one piece with delicate twisted wrought iron legs, these chairs are quite amazing. The modern metal and glass pendant light is perfect here and so is the wallpaper.
Black wishbone chairs come to the table in this appealing dining room. Everything is so…well, cool for lack of a better word at the moment. Wallpaper separated from the green ceiling by white trim and the massive light above the table are unexpected, but very eye-catching and interesting.
What do you think of these dining table inspirations? Leave us your thoughts below and be sure to visit our blog for more home decor and lighting inspirations every day!
As some of you may have noticed I have a thing for great bathrooms – and especially great bathroom tiles.
It is the V & B Bianco Nero Decor Tile. Which gives the most amazing three-dimensional feel – just give it a look!
What I absolutely adore about these tiles is the subtle geometry – which in my eyes is absolute perfection. I do fall for the subtle and the geek in me frolics at the idea of covering my bathroom walls with these tiles. I see these tiles working with both modern and more eclectic elements – you could go absolute minimalism and combine it with black and white details and bring in elements of metal – as in the photo above – or you could bring in some more natural elements like wood, army green and some lovely copper tones.
The black version of the tiles is also pretty shamazing – but I must admit I lean towards the white. Since I am a pale kind of girl!
If I should complete a bathroom with the white tiles I would probably go for some details like these:
1. Wire basket from Ferm Living 2. Some great reclaimed wood floors via 3. Wood details from Bolia 4. Scented candle via Tom Dixon 5. Blow Light in copper via Tom Dixon 6. Strap mirror from HAY 7. Charade toilet accessories via Jonathan Adler
And at the end of it I would throw in a lovely traditional freestanding tub – like this one via
Here we go again – a post devoted to yet another ceiling treatment – the concrete ceiling. If you haven’t had the chance to check out my earlier ceiling posts you can check them out here, here and here.
I have shared a bit of love with you guys on concrete before. I find concrete to be an amazing textural addition to any home – if it be a wall, flooring, details and now we are here where I will share concrete ceilings with you.
A concrete ceiling has its benefits – besides being esthetically appealing of course – it is quite sound-proof, has great longevity to it and is basically maintenance free. The harsh reality though – is that it is quite the process getting it done and it is also quite a pricey process… So this is one of those – if you buy a great apartment in a great remodeled industrial building – GOOD FOR YOU!
To me the most difficult part of living with a concrete ceiling is not letting the space get to “cold”. It is important to combine a concrete ceiling with some warmer elements – just to keep the atmosphere homely.
Here is some of my favorite concrete ceiling inspiration – hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Here we go, another one of my ceiling treatment posts. If you’ve missed out on the former posts you could check them out here and here. This time it is all about the painted ceilings. Most people keep their ceiling white – but then there are the few kooky ones who take a leap of faith and paint their ceiling in the most amazing colours…
Here is a collection of beautiful painted ceilings – to inspire and evoke paint desire!
This dark lavender/mauve color combined with the turquoise ceiling is crazy – but absolutely gorgeous. And how about the heater that is painted in the same colour as the wall. via
Here you have another great colour combination, once more a turquoise ceiling, but this time combined with a more subtle colour grey. Beautiful. via
Or how about going red combined with a white room? via
This is great gor a kitchen, white tiles, concrete walls combined with a brilliantly yellow ceiling. via
Another room filled with different pops of colour, different shades of green on the doors combined with a light split tone wall and a brilliantly blue ceiling. This is once again too over the top for me to try out – but I can esthetically appreciate it – without a doubt! via
Here is a combination of white with lovely wooden floors – then to top it all off you’ve got a muted blue ceiling – making its way down the walls… Think I might be in love. via
Love the light rusty-red they have chosen for the ceiling in this room… I want a dress in that colour haha. via
To end it all – one for all of those who want a black ceiling above them… I am not one of them – but I can appreciate the esthetics of it all! via
Following up on my post about wooden ceilings – if you haven’t had the chance to read it/flip through the images you can do it here. As I said earlier – I have got a thing for ceiling treatments – and today it is all about the wallpaper ceiling. I must say I get my crave tingle quite often when I look at wallpaper – but there is always the tiny voice in my head saying “You sure about that? You know you will glue it on your wall!”… But I really haven’t considered glueing it on my ceilings (before now)!
There is something incredibly whimsical about a ceiling covered in wallpaper – kinda sets a whole room to some awe-inspiring position, where the eye doesn’t know where to look and the mind is desperately trying to figure out if it is reality, or if somehow you have just stepped into a chapter of Alice in Wonderland. And I must admit I love the visual perplexity of it all – I do not know if I am daring enough to bring that sort of confusion into my own space – but oh how I wish someone I know is!
I am a fan of blue – this room is perfectly cool – at least to my liking. The wallpaper chosen for the ceiling brings it all together perfectly, don’t you think?
And if you are completely bananas like Chloe here – why not go for a full-on wallpaper and bedding extravaganza? This is not to my liking, but it might hit home somewhere out there…
In love with this metallic wallpaper – and it goes oh so perfectly with the rest of the room.
I actually find this highly appealing – I usually don’t fall for the wallpaper going from wall to ceiling. . . But there is something about this one – maybe it is because it is not hitting the floor as well? I think that’s the thing – it doesn’t feel to consuming.
Oh my – another bulk of metal – and guess what; I like it… Combined with the Kelly Green chairs it is quite the perfect picture.
A room where I would be able to go wallpaper ceilings would be in a nursery/kids room… Then it would have to be something like this – muted yet lively.
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I do love a good tile – no doubt about it. . . And there is one type of tile I’ve got my eyes on for quite a vile now – the subway tile. And for some reason I just can’t seem to get enough of them!
I love the simplicity it brings with it – and I would put them in my kitchen and my bathroom… First of all I would go for the kitchen I think – but who wouldn’t mind these lovely tiles all over the place? I am considering flying over to England to pick up some of these tiles after coming across this site! Have a look at the price – incredible…
First the original inspiration – the New York subway and the London underground:
Then let’s have a look at what that inspiration can do to a home:
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Lately I have had a bit of a thing for different ceiling treatments – and I will focus a couple of posts on it during the next couple of weeks or so… Today I will start it all with wooden ceilings. I find wooden ceilings quite interesting – it is probably not something I would try out in my own home – but one is allowed to dream a little! Or maybe I would be able to pull of a wood ceiling? It all depends on the wood, the colour, the treatment of the wood and of course the rest of the room! Amount of light coming through, colour of walls and what the floor is like.
I have collected some wooden ceiling favorites – and I hope you like them just as much as I do!
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