Tomorrow I am off to Edinburgh for 4 days – hoping it will feel like 14 days! I won’t bring my laptop along for the ride – since I will spend most of my time roaming the streets, taking a picture of everything I fancy or spending way too much on one or more crazy shopping sprees… So how about a great inspiration spree before my great travel spree? I think it is very fitting… I will of course share a collection of images and notes after I return from Edinburgh.
So here is todays prey from my daily pinterest inspiration hunt!
This is my all time favorite Irving Penn photo – Mouth – and I need to put this on my wall!As I write this I am hunting for a print! If any of you guys knows where I can get a print please do tell… via
A great (and simple DIY) – take a vintage scarf you love and put it in a nice frame – voila a beautiful art piece for you and your guests to rest your eyes on. I am also swooning over the vintage telephone – want one of those… via
I couldn’t find a source for this one – but look at how gorgeous it is – had to share it. . .
If I had a summer home in a warm place – this is what I would love my bedroom to look and feel like – calm and serene… via
You know I love a great black and white styling – this one is no exception. via
Some amaze-nails to cheer me up – love that there are only two with the marbled effect… via
Neutral perfection… via
I do love a black dress – especially if it has a great length and flows absolutely perfectly! via
If we get our behinds to Paris – I might just want to spend the nights right here – at the Hotel Le Relais Saint Germain… via
I must admit I wouldn’t mind having this Alberta Ferretti gown as a part of my wardrobe… But then again – who in their right mind would mind having this hanging in their wardrobe? via
This seems like a great place to rest ones head at night… via
And who might this perfectly cool human being be? In love with the jeans – and of course the amazing Valentino heels she is sporting… via
Great collection of cameras - via
Rosewater vodka anyone? via
Colorful firewood via
How brilliant is this??? I know I need one! via
Perfectly painted wooden floor! via
And then to end it all – in the spirit of our travel tomorrow! via
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
Today I want to share a beautiful Swedish home with you – which is on the market – too bad I am not home-hunting in Sweden! This is a perfect Scandinavian city flat – a lovely one-bedroom abode that seems to be so much more! This home has so many of the qualities I look for in my perfect space; loads of white spaces, large windows, wooden floors and it let’s in a whole lot of light!
I am absolutely in love with this kitchen… Everything from the great tiles and the wooden wall to the great dining table with the one painted leg. . .
The windows in this space is perfection – brings in a ton of light… And how about the pretty floral chair? I wouldn’t mind one of those in my own home.
I have actually been craving one of those pink IKEA vases – and seeing this doesn’t exactly take the crave away.
Since it isn’t the most spacious apartment in the world I really love the storage solution in the bedroom.
I love how they’ve used the picture shelves above the bed – I am also swooning over the beautiful black and white photography of the girl and the use of the wooden stool as a bedside table.
Oh look at that – some more great storage space..
I love the little patch of exposed brick – wish we had that in our home.
Blue chair? I say yes! Brings a pop of colour to the flat.
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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!
Time for a new collection of brilliant inspiration – been way too long since I’ve taken time out to make one of these. I am heading back to work tomorrow – but will be back on Friday – better than ever!
The most gorgeous skull I have ever come across - via
Gorgeous photography via
Great clothes via
Grilled cheese via
A floral Hanneli via
A great apartment via
A great swimsuit via
An amazing nursery via
Great place cards via
I am a great fan of geometry – there you have it – the base line for this entire post. I love geometry in art, fashion, interior and maths… Felt like I had to add math to it as well. I want geometric prints on my walls, a gown with a great geometric print to swirl around in, to run a shop with some great geometric tiles on the floor, if I was to get a tattoo it would be a geometric composition – I could go on and on. But why focus on words when we can focus on visual input? I have gathered a bunch of great geometric inspiration for you – hope you enjoy!
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!
I have been a bit distant for the last couple of days – well over a week now. That’s all because of work piling up around here – I apologize for my absence – but will try to make it up in the days to come. I will start of by an inspiration blast – all about minty fresh colour. It is true – the mint is back – and I am loving it for spring. It is also big on the wedding colour hit list this season – and to be honest – if I was getting married I would throw in some mint here and there… Just a hint to all brides out there! I wouldn’t mind some pops of mint around me right now – the rain is falling heavy outside my window – and all I see is dark grey.
Well here we go – picture heavy time! So what would you like in mint?
A bit of mint light on light feet? via
Some lovely minted chairs for your diningroom? via
Take your hair to the next le vel – the minty level? via
A bit of mint lace in your lingerie drawer? via
A minty fresh Smeg just because you deserve looking at it every day? via
A perfect mint maxi skirt for those long summer nights ahead? via
A minty fresh watch for your spring ready wrist? via
For those getting married – some personalized green lemonades for your guests? For those not getting married some lovely green lemonade to give a boost to any dinner party? via
A minty fresh side table or two for a minty fresh space? via
Some gorgeous muted mint for your wardrobe? via
Some minty green cups to serve coffee or tea? via
This lovely mint dress with red ants for those special days out on the town? via
If anyone out there knows where I can find this one please do tell?! I feel like it is a crave I need to get rid off – and I feel the only way I can get rid of it is by buying and wearing this!
A mint green tub so you can soak up in style? via
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