Tagged: cozy

HOME ENVY: APARTMENT OF DREAMS

I have been hiding under my covers these last week couple of weeks, firstly because I am super pregnant, combine that with a massive cold and The Trump having his first week in office… Well there you have it,  a  classic cocktail for disaster. I just reached 40 weeks of pregnancy, the baby seems more comfortable inside than out, who could blame him? I have the hormone levels of a…. Well, I have the hormon levels of a woman 40 weeks pregnant with a cold that won’t go away…. Tears are a daily happening over here! To top it all off, I decided that this pregnancy around I would add some extra bedazzlement to my degree, so I just started my course in Public Law. I am hoping I will be able to look back at that decision with the mantra “good decision M, perfect timing to do a little bit more!”

In the midst of all this all I want to do is move! It’s the nester in me, nesting mode came a bit later this time around, which has saved me a lot of work to do in week 40… Maybe it’s a good thing this little one wants to stay in the warmth of my belly? We have prepared, as much as possible; he’s got babywear lined up, the new stroller is in-house, the bed is ready… But for some reason me wanting to move – and start a full on renovation project in the start of week 40, is really a thing! Good to know that I have been ripped of all sense of logic. Still I am out there, hunting for future home inspiration, and this amazing apartment up for grabs is the perfect inspiration these days… I am dreaming of a house, but there is so much greatness to take from this one. It is light, airy, modern and cozy – all mixed into one lovely space. 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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KNITTED

Add some knitted goodness to your home… Knitted goodness for the home is one of those interior trends I will never remove from my home – simply brings a ton of cozy to any space. Hm – think I have to wrap up in some knit right this second. As I get wrapped – you can have a look at all of this lovely knitted inspiration:

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LIGHT IT UP

Summer is long gone, the leaves are colorful and making their way towards the ground, the temperature is quickly sinking towards freezing point – winter is just around the corner and all I want to do is sit down in front of a fire. I have so many good winter memories from my childhood – being outside in the snow during the day – running wild with the horses – then spending the evening in front of the fireplace playing cards with my family. Right now we do not have a fireplace in our apartment – but it is at the top of my “must-have-list” for when we either decide to buy a place or build a place… Here is my well hoarded collection of fireplace inspiration – oh how I wish I could get one in our apartment straight away!

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Simplistic? I could live with that.

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Storage and display + a brilliant fireplace in the middle… Perfectly modern, perfectly cozy.

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This is so perfect – that tree trunk table kills me – or to be correct, it kills me that it is not in my home.

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Perfectly Scandinavian!

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This kinda reminds me of my apartment in Oslo – just a mine was a tad bit more run down. I had quite the love affair going on with the old fireplaces in that flat – we had three of them – and this image brings back the right amount of good fireplace memories.

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A fireplace is also a good place to store antlers – for those of you who did not know!

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Black fireplace? I think I will have to say yes to that – the tiles on the floor on the other hand is a big no-no, reminds me of the old tiles in our bathroom… This is not the kind of fireplace I would put in my bathroom so that is not the connection I was looking for… But I would like a fireplace in a bathroom – if it came with a big old tub for me to soak in!

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Single-log-fireplace… I will be your log lady!

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Use a fireplace as storage space…

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A fireplace in the diningroom – oh jess – I would like that.

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Perfect – logs under the fireplace – logs on the table.

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I love a concrete fireplace – and I do love the seating options… General love happening.

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Nothing more than the word PERFECTION needed here.

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I will end it all with this piece of vintage feel goodness…

I just came to the realization that I want a fireplace in every room in my home – or at least the livingroom, diningroom, kitchen and bathroom… The hallway and the bedroom can be without, smokey bedroom is not on the top of my list…

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GRAY DAYS COME MY WAY

I love gray days…

Gray days makes me want to cuddle up with a big cup of tea and a good book…

Gray days inspire me…

Gray days makes me put my “slow your life down” playlist on.

So on this gray morning I will combine some gray inspiration with the lyrics of one of my favorite songs these days – on constant replay – “Daughter – Youth”

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Shadows settle on the place, that you left.
Our minds are troubled by the emptiness.
Destroy the middle, it’s a waste of time.
From the perfect start to the finish line.

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And if you’re still breathing, you’re the lucky ones.
‘Cause most of us are heaving through corrupted lungs.
Setting fire to our insides for fun
Collecting names of the lovers that went wrong
The lovers that went wrong.

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We are the reckless,
We are the wild youth
Chasing visions of our futures
One day we’ll reveal the truth
That one will die before he gets there.

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And if you’re still bleeding, you’re the lucky ones.
‘Cause most of our feelings, they are dead and they are gone.
We’re setting fire to our insides for fun.
Collecting pictures from the flood that wrecked our home,
It was a flood that wrecked this…

And you caused it…

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Well I’ve lost it all, I’m just a silhouette,
A lifeless face that you’ll soon forget,
My eyes ae damp from the words you left,
Ringing in my head, when you broke my chest.
Ringing in my head, when you broke my chest.

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And if you’re in love, then you are the lucky one,
‘Cause most of us are bitter over someone.
Setting fire to our insides for fun,
To distract our hearts from ever missing them.
But I’m forever missing him.

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And if you haven’t had the pleasure of listening to youth – here you go – a treat from me to you.

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CONCRETE LIVING

Put some concrete in your home. . . Why not? I know it was just yesterday that I said I’d do a post on the beauty of concrete homes – in the future – well it became the near future. I love the look of concrete in homes – but there is much more than just good looks to concrete. Concrete has good insulation properties – it might feel a bit cold when you touch it – but it keeps the heath in. . . Concrete is a material that will last longer than you – and you do not have to fear your building burning to the ground – concrete does not burn. Well for me it is mostly about the beauty. Here is my collection of concrete goodness.

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CHANGING OF THE SEASONS

Summer is drawing to an end – and I know I have put my “pro-autumn” point across. But I need to make a point out of the fact that
I do adore all seasons for their different reasons. Summer – a bit of color, sun, parks, barbeques, dipping in the ocean. Winter – the
first snow, wool all over the place, rosy cheeks, blanket time. Spring – snow no more, feeling fresh, green coming through. . . I am a season loving being – it’s as easy as that. And right now – in the Norwegian tradition – autumn is knocking on the door a tad bit early. I am preparing myself for the season to come – and I am doing it by creating a long list of reasons to embrace the new season; at this moment it is an 8 point list.

1. AMAZING COATS AND JACKETS

I used to pride myself in only having one or two main cravings in the wardrobe department (shoes and bags) – as time goes on I have to admit I have several more. One is especially present – and that is my crave for good outerwear – if not good at least easy on the eye. Autumn is the perfect season to bring it all out of the corners of your wardrobe. The rain has already hit us over here – and I’ve got the trench coats all lined up – well besides the summer trench – but that’s a different story. . .

When we are talking about great coats – Burberry Prorsum is not the worst one could do is it?

Love this Topshop treat of a coat – it’s pretty high up there on the wish list – maybe not as high up as the Burberry Prorsum one – but more attainable price wise.

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A good way to tackle color blocking – the color blocked coat.

I am not one to say no to a great leather jacket – and right up there at the top is one by Rick Owens.

I have been on the hunt for a great Bouclé jacket for ages now – to be honest it feels like for ever! This one is not far off and the image in it self is pretty damn amazing!

Some good old favorites and some not so old getting dusted off in my home right now is my Acne Rita jacket, my sequined biker from Topshop, my vintage black Aquascutum coat (already been out and about – still needs a bit of a dust-off) and my vintage mustard Burberry Prorsum trench. . . I will do some trigger happy snapshots as soon as I get back home and it will be on here.

2. COZYING UP

One of the greatest things about being out of the student category and thrown into the professional category is my new-found love for coming home and staying put. Nothing beats the feeling of coming home at the end of a long shift and crawling under a throw with a good cup of tea. I love having nothing to do as I get off work – all I’ve got is time to enjoy my life and whoever joins in.

3. STACK UP ON BOOKS

I’ve been living in the student bubble for way too long – and one of the hardest bits of the student life for me (besides the obvious “I am poor” freak-outs) must be the constant bad consciousness. And the place where that bad consciousness really has hit in during my student years has been every time I have picked up a book that has not been course related. As soon as I have opened a book for pure entertainment a little voice has appeared in my head chiming “you should be reading for your exam, you should be reading something course related” – over and over and over again. That voice is now gone – yes – it has taken me a couple of months to get back into the groove. But the book groove is back – and autumn is the perfect season for good reads – under the covers and in front of the fireplace (wish I had one of those in my apartment). So now the hunt for great books is on. I am not just thinking about the good reads – I am thinking about the good views as well – the books filled with inspiration. So combined into my regular daily hunts for inspiration – I have added a visit or two to Assouline. I do have issues controlling my urge to push the “buy-now” button – at the top of the list right now is Olivier Theyskens the other side of the picture, the new english dandy and american fashion designers at home.

4. RE-BOOT

I am a sucker for boots and booties. Is there a good explanation for it – yes – it looks absolutely amazing. And this is not like my coats and jackets addiction – I do actually need more boots and booties – it’s not all about me wanting more for once!

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From the top: the amazing Chanel biker boots, must have Alexander Wang perfection, a Chloe necessity, a bit of Alexander McQueen greatness and the unknown grey. . .

5. THE RED LIP

I feel like autumn is the season of the lip. I am not one to spend summer with lipstick covered lips – but as soon as autumn arrives I get the sense that my lips need a bit of a cover-up – in a good way – cover-up got a bit of a dodgy ring to it. The color that first pops into my head when I add up autumn and lipstick is the color red. I want my lips to pop –  it’s time to pucker up!

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6. TAKE ME TO THE CINEMA

Autumn is the season to catch up on all of the activities that feels a bit wasted when it is finally summer and the sun is out – like staying in under the covers with a good book, wooling up (yes I think that rolling yourself into a big ball of wool aka wooling is a certified activity – and yes I do know it is not a real word; but it is my word) and going to the cinema. I must admit I have been to the cinema this summer – but it was only once – and I feel like I missed out on some good, fresh summer air for the hours it lasted. But now that the rain is here and the nights creep up on me before I even realize it is passed noon I am ready to get back into the cinema.

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One other thing worth mentioning about the reason for cinema getting on this list – I want some of these on my walls! Especially the two last ones – beauty is often the simplest things.

7. WOOL UP

Who said suit up? I say wool up! It’s fall so let us bring on the wool.

Bring on the grey wool sofa…

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Bring on the grey wool skirt…

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Bring on the grey wool chair…

Bring on the dark grey wool in the bedroom…

Bring on the crazy pink wool dress…

8. CARDIGAN TIME

It’s time to embrace the cardigan – well I do embrace the cardigan all year around – but autumn brings up the urge to renew the collection of cardigans currently occupying parts of my closet space. Oh and I wouldn’t mind some nice cardigans lined up for H as well… The question is – does he agree? Then comes the question – do I care?

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