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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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!
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!