This week has been spent trying to cram in as much birthday celebration as possible for the H, so little time has been spent at home… At the same time as we’ve been having too much fun we’ve realized we’ve put apartment fixing on the shelf for quite some time… And now it’s time to get back on it, we want to be at least 85 percent finished by Christmas, so that when the new year starts the only thing we have left is minor details in the guest room and the fixing of our future work space outside our apartment.
Love the storage system they’ve got here, what I am missing the most these days is enough storage around the house, via
Another great storage solution, utilizing the entire wall. Our hallway still has a lot of work needed – especially in the storage department, keeping this as inspiration, via
Craving the ceiling lamp! Need some great lamps around the house. via
Dining inspiration, via
On the to get list is laundry bags from House Doctor, no doubt about it, via
Hexagon cutting boards, plants I could keep alive and marble, what’s not to like? via
Different shades of grey, my go to color! via
That color, via
Kitchen inspiration for when that comes along as a project, quite happy that’s not high priority… via
I want two of these for our bedroom, one for me and one for the H, via
In love with these butterfly chairs, don’t know where I’d fit them in – but I would make it work… via
Another one just for color inspiration, unknown source
Another great bedside lamp option, unknown source
That hexagon mirror, where do I get a hold of that? via
Love the tiles, via
If I can’t find any bedside tables I like, maybe I’ll opt for this DIY, via
That’s it for today, now we’ll relax with some old school disaster films! Hurrah hurrah!
My favorite piece of furniture at the moment are our gorgeous white metal shelves that we’ve put up in the dining room.
I love how shelves is the place for a perfect match between pure display and pure organizing. Maybe my craving for shelving comes from the fact that I grew up in a home filled with bookshelves from floor to ceiling, books in every room of the house… I wouldn’t have had it any other way to be honest, I always had an abundance of books around me – everything from encyclopedias to Shakespeare… The shelves also contained my dads extensive music collection, so I had the pleasure of combining endless choices in books with the endless choices in music. I want that where ever I live, access to books, music and the other stuff I love… All around my home. At the same time I am a fan of displaying and organizing items, so for me shelving all over the place is more a natural need…
I’ve gathered up some shelves for inspiration - so shelves for days, coming right up!
My dream wall – shelves from one end to the other! Project for the future I think, via
We are considering a display cabinet for our livingroom, but this is quite tempting as well – mostly because of the space it clears up for hanging art on the wall, via
Great use of space, via
This reminds me, I really want a globe! That white one seems pretty perfect, guess what – it’s DIY – almost manageable, via
Can’t wait to fill my shelves, I’m working on it – hopefully I’ll get to that perfectly happy spot soon!
We have finally gotten the internet in our new home fixed, so here I am – back on the inspiration trail! We are making great progress here at the moment, we’ve painted what needs to be painted on the second floor (our main floor), we’ve got most of the basic furniture sorted (we have somewhere to sit, somewhere to sleep and somewhere to eat) – so now it is all about sorting out what we are still in the need of and also organizing all of our boxes full of mess. Since I’ve been without the internet for a month or so, I haven’t had the access to my general source of inspiration – so here comes an inspiration rant to make up for this month. To be honest, we are desperately in need for inspiration as well, we are at that point when it is all about the details and the pieces of furniture we didn’t even know we needed. Here goes nothing, inspiration time!
It has begun – the fixing of the new home! So after getting the keys, celebrating with a bottle or two of bubbles – the full on work has begun.
We have walked around our new neighborhood – enjoying the silence you suddenly get when you move just ten minutes out from the city center – but mostly we have been ripping down tons of wallpaper (I hate textured fiber glass wallpaper). Still have tons of work to do – so the posts will probably be very slow these following weeks as well. Here are some of the images I’ve gathered through the week (tiny week, more like 4 days)… Enjoy
Colors we have chosen this far is Chi (the whitest white out there, no yellow undertones), for the bedroom we have chosen a grey tone called Jade, for the dining room we have chosen the dark blue called Oslo (going to be on one wall – could get too dark if we do more of it) and for the floors we have chosen a light grey called Morgendis. I am already doing my best to figure out all the stuff we need to rip apart, remove, get new etc. Lists are being created in huge quanta. More images will come as we work our way through this… The first room we want to finish is the bedroom, so we can move in – all we need is a place to sleep when we work – right now there is nowhere to sleep… Then we are moving on to the living and dining room + the hallway before we start tackling the lower floor of this place… Can’t wait till it’s all done! (enjoying the process though)
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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:
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…