Category: Interior

SWEDISH DREAM HOUSE

Came across this amazing Swedish home up for grabs at Fantastic Frank!

This is what the H would call a death house, I know it sounds a bit dire, but what he refers to is a home you could see yourself living a whole life span in. It’s the kind of home you move into, raise your children in, grow a veggie garden whilst growing old, invite your grandchildren to visit then smile as your looking at your garden filled with flowers before you die happily or get shipped off to some old people home… You get the drift! You only come across a death house once in a blue moon, through our 5 years together we’ve only seen two on the market {in areas suitable for our living}, unfortunately for us this is in Sweden, and at the same time I can imagine it being a bit outside our price range.

So here you have it, the ultimate death house, in all its 100 years of glory! Enjoy

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KITCHEN REVAMP #2 – THE BUTCHER BLOCK

The kitchen revamp is on… Last time I updated on this I told you I was lost on the whole counter top issue, but now we’ve finally decided. We’re going for wooden counter tops, or butcher block if you may. We ended up going with wood, mainly because we want to bring in a natural element to balance out the black and white theme going on. So now I’ve got huge wooden plates ready to go, at the moment they are taking up parts of our living room, can’t wait to see how it all turns out… I can see all the different elements of this kitchen separately, but when I am trying to put them all together in my mind I end up blank – so I’ll just have to wait and see… Too bad I’m one of the more impatient people I know! And this thing is not moving forward fast, baby takes up most of my time and work takes up most of H time.

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KITCHEN REVAMP #1

We’ve finally started working on our kitchen revamp… In the midst of baby time, taking on this kitchen revamp seems like the best and the worst idea we’ve had. I am not the most patient person, especially not when it comes to living without kitchen cabinets and decisions being made here and there. Also, after the Bean arrived I freak out when things get too messy, and right now we are living in a constant state of too messy…

We’ve taken down all the cabinet doors, we’ve started sanding everything that needs sanding, we’re getting tiles this weekend, the list goes on… There is a lot of juggling between baby and revamping ahead of us. To top it all of we have not yet decided on a counter top, a part of me wants to splurge on marble – let’s just say this is not the sensible part of me – the other part has already said no 54 times and has won the argument… My not so sensible part is still allowed to dream right?

I thought I’d share what we’ve decided on so far… Or at lest a few pieces the puzzle that is our kitchen revamp… And of course I will add some visual inspiration on each of them, since that’s the way I roll!

Butcher/Subway Tiles 

This was one of those no-brainer decisions, which is a blessing in our household. So it was more or less our starting point. You see, I am one of those people who can ponder a decision for hours, days, even weeks – going back and forth between choices, classic indecisiveness syndrome. It is one of my less charming traits, especially when we want to move forward with this revamp.

Light Grey Cabinets

We ended up buying our paint on impulse, great success… We have a love for grey kitchens, so when we came across a light grey paint with a slight undertone of minty green we just went for it. It is a new color so we can’t find any reference pictures for it anywhere (I love checking out photos of spaces using colors before deciding, just to get a sense of how it works in real life), so we are pretty excited to see the outcome… Crossing my fingers I’ll be happy at the end of it.

Our paint seems a bit lighter than any of these, can’t wait to see how it turns out!

A Black Wall

This may even end up as a chalkboard painted wall, I’m still a bit on the fence about this… But I do know that I want some sort of dark wall in the kitchen, to break up the lightness a bit… We’ve been discussing the chalkboard wall, it could be a fun addition to the space, especially for the Bean growing up… His own “graffiti” wall in the house.

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I’ll do my best to take some shots now and then when we go through the processes!

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CHARMING SWEDISH APARTMENT

We still have a lot of things we want to do around the house, like the kitchen, the bathroom and maybe even fixing the entire downstairs… So whenever I get a moment free from feedings, diaper changes and cuddles I try to hunt for fix-up inspiration. Today I came across this amazingly charming Swedish apartment over at Alvhem Mäkleri, and it absolutely did the trick. Some of my favorites from this home is the wall colors, the exposed brick walls, the lovely wooden floors, the harlequin wallpaper in the hallway and the concrete top in the bathroom. Putting this in our home inspiration folder asap, time to bring a bit of quirk to the table!

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PEGBOARD IT

We are currently working on a few ideas for our spare room downstairs, one of them being to turn it into our own little work space. If we end up going for office space I really want some white pegboard on the wall, for organizing our work space mess. Ideally I would like desks along an entire wall, wall shelves above it and then pegboard between the desks and the wall shelves. But we’ll just have to see what we end up using the space for, and when we will end up finishing it… Baby bean will be here in just 5 weeks, if everything goes to plan, so I don’t know how home making great I’ll be these next weeks.

Here is some visual pegboard aid, enjoy!

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THE UNMADE BED

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.

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