Tagged: home decor

THE BARN

Feel like getting off the grid? How about doing it in a gorgeous barn conversion – I know these lovely homes makes me want to jump of the grid asap! We are talking lovely brick work, high ceilings, lots of light and gorgeous beams. Just imagine finding the perfect quiet spot, the perfect old barn or stable to redo just the way you want it… It’s absolutely one of the home-related dreams of mine!

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LAYERED RUGS

I’ve been coming across tons of images full of layered rugs – and I like it. I don’t know what it is that is so appealing with layered rugs… It might be the excitement of mismatched patterns going crazy or maybe it’s the sort of aloof “I don’t care” attitude it gives off? Who knows, the main thing is, in most of the images I’ve come across – it looks pretty brilliant.

Over to the visual input bit of this post, enjoy!

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I will probably not end up doing this at home (mostly because I don’t own an abundance of rugs to scatter around my house – and at the same time have them overlapping each other), but still, I do enjoy looking at it though!

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FRIDAY INSPIRATION FLOW

It has been a long day, been up since five this morning and running wild. For the need of a simple pick me up before the weekend of fixing this place begins – I need some visual pleasure. So here goes nothing.

Ok, this might just be the most amazing piece of wall brilliance I’ve seen – I need an enormous koala bear on my wall! It’s by Carla Fletcher, now all I need to do is figure out how to get a hold of one… via

I wouldn’t mind spending tomorrow drinking coffee or tea in bed, flipping through magazines just absorbing inspiration, via

These flowers are absolutely gorgeous, gonna try a flower hunt tomorrow, via

Amazing shot of the amazingly beautiful Gemma Ward, add some flowers and you’ve got perfection. via

Think this must be as close to perfect as it gets, you should check out the rest of the images, follow the link! via

Perfectly twisted, via

Muted, via

Common, admit it, you would love having this hanging about in your window sill… via

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I have used the term amazeballs on this site, but now let’s use amazewalls! unknown source

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Hello there giraffe, via

Dinner anyone? via

That shade of green, via

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What better way to finish this off than trough the utter cuteness and fluff of a bunny? via

Good night! Time to head off to bed and dream of the fluff!

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FIXING IT UP

Spring is just around the corner, of course that leads to me wanting a great old clean up. Which will be the first clean it all up moment since we got the place… So it’s well over-due.

So this weekend family is stepping through the doors, and we will clean it all out and fix everything up to the standard we want.

I have four main things I want to get sorted; and here is some inspiration for the four.

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1. the hallway

We have some way to chunky shelving in the hallway, which leads to more mess than order. I would love to change it with some good storage units and maybe some hooks for the dogs stuff. All I want to do is make my hallway a bit more convenient, easy!

I think I would love this in our hallway, narrow enough for the hallway not to seem over cluttered and at the same time storage enough for all the things I have laying about, via

In love with this space, narrow yet seems spacious… Wish I had that floor, beyond amazing! via

This is also a great storage solution, I am in dire need for more storage options for my home… via

Want the floors, the storage space and most of all the wallpaper, via

2. the bedroom

Second on my list of “need-to-sort” rooms is the bedroom… What needs to be done is the removal of things I have no use for, this is mainly clothes, but also some furniture. The things I want to do with the space is fix some storage (I am in need of a dresser and some solutions to keep my stuff organized – I have a lot of beautiful mess that needs organizing)… Also, I want some new bedding! Nothing beats sleeping in new and fresh bedding.

Absolutely adore the black wall, feel a post on black accent walls coming on ;) via

The bedding is amazing – and that side table – common! via

The details, via

A pop of pink, via

3. the kitchen

The kitchen is just one big clean-up-job! Need to get rid of everything we do not use and figure out what we need to get, then sort it all out and organize it… Not looking forward to the clean up bit of this job, the organizing on the other hand is more my thing.

Black and white, simple and clean… What I want – not to keen on the floor though… via

Another black and white kitchen, more keen on the floors in this one though! via

The tiles! via

Simplicity is key… via

4. the home office

Then there is the big one, the home office. I have begun this process a couple of months back but still lagging behind, simply because things keep getting in the way. What needs to be done is all organization, and getting some furniture to make that organization a tad bit easier to fix.

Work with a view, via

Oh my, if I had this kind of space I would be over-excited… Would probably spend 90% of my time in the room. via

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Bright and light, just right! via

Now all I have to do is start the planning and then start the packing, oh my the weekend is getting awfully close!

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VALENTINES – THE DESIGNTROLL WAY

Since it’s valentines tomorrow, and I am spending mine at work, here is a valentines post my way. By my way, I mean in the way of basing it all on color, interiors and other stuff that generally inspires me. So to set you in the mood for tomorrow, here is some red and pink inspiration to get you going.

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THE HOME OFFICE + SOME

Hello! It has been quite a vile since I had a chance to get a post up… This is mostly because of work – but also because my extra curriculum activities/plans are taking up more and more of my time. One of the plans is tightly connected to my love of photography – and I finally had a chance to bring some new equipment into my home/home-office. I have a list of things to finish off this month, and the getting of new equipment can now be removed from the list – oh the joy. So, new to the family is now the absolutely gorgeous Nikon D600, the amazing Nikkor 50mm f/1.4, Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 & Nikkor 28mm f/1.8. And right now – I feel like I am not in need of much more – those babies are going to keep me happy for years to come – no doubt about it… I’ve spent the two last days doing random test shoots around my town – and I am swooning… The H does not understand what I am going on about – but hey – I don’t understand all of the architect mumbling he brings to the table… Still I engage him in it and let him go on for hours (one of my better girlfriend traits if you ask me) – I find everything interesting – even if I don’t understand it! I’ll add a couple of the test shots in the beginning of the post before I get to the inspiration bit. Today is actually about me having to extend my home office! We have a spare bedroom in the house, or a guest bedroom if you like… But it is not used to the extent that it feels right to leave it with just a bed in it… So we have decided that it will be office space for me, for the periods when I’m not at work… I have a job that means I’ll be away for 2/3 days at a time, but then I come home and I have a week where I am left to my own devices… Being quite a productive soul – who would have thought – I spend a lot of time creating projects for my self.

One of the projects has moved from being a vague dream into becoming more of a goal – and it is making its way into becoming a reality… I’ll get back to you on what that is at a later stage… What this means is that I now wake up at 6 on my days off (when the H is getting ready to head off to work) and make myself work a full day at home – till the H comes back home. I made a nice little work area in our bedroom – but I don’t use it… There is something about the bedroom being used for sleep and relaxation that doesn’t make me want to work in there… So I end up sitting in the livingroom or at the kitchen table doing my research/work. So now I have made it a goal to use the spare room as an office at home – and when we have guests I’ll just avoid my work as much as possible. So from now on I’ll wake up – do a coffee run (to the kitchen nook) and then head to work (less than 2 meters away from the kitchen nook) – this will get me from sleep mode to work mode in no time. At least that is the idea. And the other thing is the fact that there is heaps of space in there – so all my equipment and gear will fit in perfectly!

So let’s get to the visual input! Firstly, here are some shots taken over the last two days (hope it makes you realize why I adore my new gear):

Tipi – taken with D600 50mm f/1.4

Some lovely florals taken with D600 28mm f/2.2

More flowers – this time out and about in the rain, taken with D600 85mm f/1.8

The H in a dome of green taken with D600 28mm f/1.8

Another one of The H – love how the umbrella fades away, taken with D600 85mm f/1.8

A bit of our town taken with D600 28mm f/1.8

If you want to check out more of my images you can do so here. Ps. if you’re on Flickr, add me or give me a shout – always looking for gorgeous photography to drool over!

Now – let’s have some office visual input – here are some of the images that gets me beyond over excited about creating the perfect home office happen! ENJOY!

I absolutely adore the storage solution in this office – I am a storage freak! via

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I’ve got the Ferm basket – now I just need the rest of this office… via

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I am swooning over that cabinet in the back – the chairs are a given – but that cabinet is going on my to-get-list! via

All I know is that I want a space that is made for me – a place that makes me feel creative and organized at one time… I want bursts of colour but at the same time I want a space that is clean and crisp… I guess all I can do is go out – get inspired – make it my own!

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WEDNESDAY PINTEREST RANT + A MINI PLAYLIST

Since it has been a vile since I have shared one of my total inspiration rants with you – today feels perfect – I need to throw some visual input around! And this time it is followed by a mini playlist of the songs I cannot stop listening to these days – I am having one of those months where I cannot stop looking for new bands, new songs to make me dance, to make my cry, to make me lose track of everything going on around me.

The Visual Input

I love the cuteness of these flats! via

I absolutely love the absolute cuteness brought by this beagle! via

I love the idea of what just a fraction of this would do to my home! via

I am falling in love with this cuff & timepiece combo! via

I love how much I love this potted wall! via

I love this image – and just realized I might end up on team body paint now… If it is done like this that is! via

In love with this image… Why? Because this is the kind of image that makes me want to up and leave, travel, run away – even though I do not know where this is – I know I’d love to figure out! via

I love a good seagull photo – but then again – who doesn’t? via

I love how organized some people are – and I also love those kicks! via

I absolutely love how over the top this gown is yet it looks so easy to wear, light as a feather… Oh hello illusionist dress – I want to wrap myself in you! unknown source

I love how this makes me think “welcome to heaven” and also “can I sleep there?” via

I love everything about this; hello, the colour of the hair is perfection and then there is the top knot of a lifetime happening there… I am amazed! via

I love how this actually makes me want to treat myself – need to get this! via

I love pink perfection – and you know it! via

I love how this makes me want to shine a little bit more in my day-to-day life! via

I love how beyond awesome this wedding collection is – want it! via

I love how this makes me want to become a baking woman – and a woman who goes raw! via

The Musical Input

Have a brilliant night and a shamazing tomorrow!

TUESDAY PINTEREST RANT

Since it’s the start of a new week – why not kick it off with a ton of random inspiration?! Oh and there is a new travel post coming up – on the beautiful Aveiro. . . Just working on the finishing touches.

Now back to the unorganised love of visual inspiration! Because we all deserve it on a long Tuesday… I am heading back to work tomorrow, and I won’t be surfacing till friday – so I have some ready-made greatness lined up – just hoping I’ll get the chance to post one or two of them!

Today – I think I’ll try to keep some sort of focus to it all – but not too narrow – so let’s go for the theme of “interior”. . . Which means I’ll have to find use of those amazing images of gowns and other greatness at some other time – goodie!

I am in love with everything here, the texture of the fabric, the little pop of cord down in the corner and that lamp fixture – need it! unknown source

This is absolute perfection! Simplicity at its most crowded… via

Hello there amazing loaf pan! You want a place to stay? You can come live with me for free, if I get to use you once in a vile! via

I see two things I am craving right now in this image – you might have guessed it – the Moroccan wedding blanket and the pineapple… If someone would get me those two then I’d be pretty pleased – not the worst person in the world to keep happy… via

Add this amazing surfboard to the list of things that would make me crazy happy right now… Do not know where I would put this – does not mean I don’t want it though! via

Hello rustic – want the skull – would look great on my wall… via

Makes me want breakfast in bed – asap! I don’t care if it is 9 in the evening! via

Remember – always share your home with some fresh flowers!  via

This amazingly cool summer-house kinda reminds me of a cool doll house… via

Hello haptic chair! via

Still very much in love with that amazing skull by Acne Kids… But then again, who isn’t? via

Oh what a lovely home to enter! via

That’s it for my top-of-the-morning pinterest rant! It is not even 8 in the morning over here… Oh I feel like a drowsy early bird special!

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