For some reason I have found myself returning to one search term these days, and it is all about the unmade bed… You could probably call it a bit of an obsession… I’ve managed to narrow it down to two main components that keeps drawing me in, the mix of textures and the simple fact that it is beyond inviting. Beats a made bed, at least in my eyes. Enjoy.
I have decided that before the Baby Bean arrives I’ll add a few design cravings to my home. The first item on the list to get is the Kartell Componibili storage unit. I want the one with three shelves in it, and for now I’ll just put in an order for one… But it’s a start. To be honest I would love one for the future nursery as well, but that can wait till we actually have a nursery! I am trying to decide on where to put it, highest on the list is to have it next to my side of the bed, so I can wake up with “him” next to me. I’ve put in the order, if only it could arrive Monday morning.
We’ve decided we have a deadline on the home, basically the due date of the baby bean… Which is a bit of a freak out moment for me, since I am a procrastinator by nature – at least when it comes to taking inspiration from my mind and putting it down on paper, then the follow-up. The bedroom is close to done, we’ve managed to decide on how we will add the baby bean to this space. Freak-out-mode has led to some good though, I am entering nesting mode like a champ. I’ve suddenly turned into the organizer from hell, everything should be organized, so that everything is simple when we have the baby bean to care for. Must be a struggle for the H, coming home to me every day, with a new idea for something that needs to be done ASAP. My main goal at the moment is sorting out a storage space downstairs, then there is the creation of a brilliant workspace for the two of us… I am getting quite tired of spending my time working on my laptop from the sofa or the dining room table… Will be a heavy load of work to deal with after NYE, but at least – I will be prepared!
How much do you want a nice chunky bench for your dining room right now? I’m feeling a bench crave coming on, via
This is a brilliant hallway setup, that chair, the art on the floor, the hooks on the wall… Inspiration bank! via
Art wall extravaganza! Absolutely beautiful, via
Kitchen love, that counter top is high on my kitchen to do list… unknown source
I have promised to put my nesting craze to good use and work on the daddy gift of the century, the finishing of a great workspace for both me and the H… Right now I am in the mode of inspiration hunt + figuring out how and where to create it… I am loving the use of IKEA shelves as storage, need to look into these – give extra space on top as well since they are not floor to ceiling. via
Always craving the kubus candle holder, via
Suddenly I am feeling a black door crave coming on, via
Life in black and white… via
The one and only, the lamp, via
Kitchen love, great combination of black and white tiles… Mostly craving that chair though! via
Let the sunshine in, amazing windows! And the lamps in the ceiling, crave! via
There are three things I am craving in this space – that sofa, that amazing lamp and those amazing picture frames… via
I’ll take the four-legged babies out for a play in the snow now, hoping your December days are filled with beautiful snow days!
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)