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…
Tomorrow we are heading off to yet another viewing – and this time I have a bit of a suspicion this will give me a “I want to live here” feeling – or at least I hope it will… So in the name of home hunting here is one huge inspiration rant devoted to interiors giving me ideas for our new home.
There is simply something about the color combinations that really gets me going in this one, especially the pale blue walls, via
A lovely dressing area wouldn’t be wrong… Not at all! via
I want that cabinet, stat! via
I’ve always loved this MALM dresser from IKEA, I regret leaving the one I had in Oslo when I moved – it’s been a year and I still miss it. So definitely getting another one or maybe two when we get into a new space, and I feel pretty inspired by this idea of just adding some leather to the mix. via
I am always a sucker for anything built-in – like these built-in shelves – bring it on! via
I adore this shower – not only the piping and the amazing shower head, the contrast color in the built-in shelf is also a big plus. Definitely keeping this for inspiration if we have to redo a bathroom in the near future. via
Absolutely loving the color of this kitchen, a perfect hue don’t you think? via
Another IKEA dresser gone DIY wonderful, via
This bedroom just has that perfect feel of comfort and relaxation to it, both images via
That brick wall! via
I love this deck chair, works perfectly outdoors for long summer days and inside with a cozy blanket for those cold winter nights… Sold! via
This bedding, and those stools at the end of the bed, yes please… via
The perfectly cozy kitchen! I just want a kitchen big enough for my stuff… via
Does anyone know where I can get a hold of those chairs? Crave it! via
A perfectly tiny dining nook – I am prepared to live with no space (city living is spaceless living to me), via
That’s it for tonight…
Since we are on the look-out for our new home I thought it would be nice to fill the blog with some of the stuff I want to fill my new home with. So I’ve decided to do a series of posts on brand love, where I showcase some of the brands I’m going to turn to when it comes to filling our new space… This is just going to be a short selection, since it would end in total overload if I was going to go through the entire list of interior hunting ground.
Let’s start the whole shabang with Tine K. Tine K is a Danish lifestyle brand, who seems to know the right balance between cold and warm, to create an amazing atmosphere. You can check out their own home right here. I personally love how this brand draws inspiration from around the home and brings it all together in a cohesive way. Of course we need to bring in to account the fact that the brand rips brilliantly at my Scandinavian roots!
Here is a collection of visual inspiration – the Tine K way.
Inspired yet? I know I am.
So it is decided – we are going to buy a place! So lately we’ve been busy looking for prospects for our first “we-own-this” home – which is pretty darn exciting if you ask me… Finally a space we can do exactly what we want to.
So today’s inspiration rant will be pretty much all about home!
Love the wall art – want to do this… via
More art love… via
The chair, via
In love with this bedding – if anyone knows where it’s from please do tell! via
That vintage fan! via
Loving the mix of tiles, via
In love with this kitchen, absolutely amazing… via
Mirror want, via
Oh my, shower greatness, or let’s go perfection! via
The most amazing floors – inspiration bank check! via
Some MUUTO is never wrong, via
Can’t wait to find a new place to live!
It is not a great secret that I love tiles, but today it is all about the mixing of tiles. I guess I fell in love with the idea of mixing tiles when I spent a couple of weeks wandering through different cities in Portugal – the tile madness is brilliant there! If I could have my way I would have a hallway with a perfectly imperfect mixed tile floor – we’ll see – maybe I’ll get my will some day…
Here is some different ways to mix up tiles – for the ones out there looking for some tile-tastic ways to brighten up their home.
Mixing floor and wall, all black and white, via
Mixing tiles with crazy colors, still they compliment each other perfectly, via
A mix of colors in the same hexagon tile, not to shabby, via
How about going for the same color, just mixing up the different tiles in different sizes and shapes, unknown source
Making patterns with the same tile in a different shade, unknown source
Hello mixed tiles entry way, via
Breaking it up with a patch of changes, via
Loving this idea for bathroom tiles, want it, via
Another one with the focus on different shapes and textures, not different colors and patterns, unknown source
A perfect mix of blues combined with wood, via
Mixing tiles with the same color scheme, but with different patterns makes for a beautiful backdrop in a kitchen or a bathroom, via
How about mixing up some tiles as a little piece of art for your home? via
Mixing different tiles in the same color tones is one of my favorites, go grey, via
Head off and mix those tiles!
Time to focus on some more of my great wants, a lovely display cabinet – to show case some of my favorite items. My biggest issue is the fact that I want one for each room. One for the hallway to keep shoes and other things to display, one for the kitchen for pots and pans with a special flair, one for the living room for the favorite books and other nick nacks, one for the bedroom for more clothes and shoes to hang about and one for the bathroom for all the items now stored in drawers…
Here is some visualisation of why I am in love with the display cabinet…
Or how about this gorgeous one by HK Living, via
And now I am even more in desperately need for a display cabinet or two…