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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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KITCHEN LOVE

I am back to dreaming of creating a home just the way I want it. And today I am roaming through kitchen inspiration. So this is some of my inspiration for my future kitchen in my future dream fixer-upper-home. 

There is a lot I find inspiring by this space – mainly the floor and those amazing windows… Windows like that and a lovely patio space to enjoy my meals when weather allows me is one of my interior dreams. And that pop of bright red on the pipe – is another level of interior shamazing! via

One of my kitchen wishes is space! Space enough to keep my hobby of looking for great dinnerware and lovely vintage cups going strong and also space enough to share the kitchen with other people. As I get older I truly start believing that the kitchen is the heart of the home – and I want a kitchen spacious enough to cook with my friends, family and loved ones. And I wouldn’t mind a chalkboard wall in my kitchen, like the one in the background, for notes, art and recipes. via

This kitchen is to me absolute perfection. Obviously it is white and grey with lovely wood floors – but I have fallen in love with the combination of different tiles. I absolutely adore the fishbone tiles – I wouldn’t mind them in my future kitchen – but then again; who would? via

I adore the raw wood in this space – which fits so well with the colour of the tiles and the driftwood shelving. I must say I find this space quite charming, and it seems like it would fit a crowd! 

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And we’re back on the tiles! The polygon tiles. I am absolutely head over heels for these tiles, being the tile lover that I am this might not come as great shock. And that pendant light – anyone know where I can get one of those? via

The breakfast bench in this place is absolutely gorgeous. I love the worn down leather combined with the lovely pattern of the cushion. The wood is gorgeous as well. via

The glass divide in this home is lovely. I have always had an idea of recycling some lovely industrial windows in my dream space, and as a well in my kitchen wouldn’t be the worst idea. Combine it with a door and you can separate the kitchen from the rest of the home without losing the feeling of space. via

Another great use of glass in a kitchen, making a mini inside garden behind glass walls. I would love this in my own home – wouldn’t know where to start though… via

This kitchen is absolutely lovely, it just feels inviting and cozy. I love the greens, who doesn’t love a bit of fresh florals in a space? And that window right above the kitchen sink would definitely make doing the dishes more of a lovely experience. Looking out on the life outside – day dreaming. via

I am as usual falling for the exposed brick – but this kitchen also is swoonable because it gives a great feel of space. Perfect city kitchen! via

Yes – the concrete is something to fall in love with – I know I am falling for it. . . But my main thing in this image is the pig! How cute is that piece of piglet art? I would probably have issues cooking pork, still – amazing. via

The whimsical in me is swooning over this one. Pops of colour, pops of typography, pops of Eames – and on the top of it all – that table! That table is proof of how imperfection creates perfection. via

One of my great wishes for a great spacious kitchen is a perfectly tiny and perfectly cozy breakfast corner! This one right here seems pretty perfect. There is something romantic about having a tiny corner space for enjoying the start of the day…  via

The combination of marble and colours in this space is brilliant. The cutlery in the glass vase is pretty perfect – would love have a vase of pretty cutlery in my own kitchen. via

I used to be opposed to wallpapers – but my opinion has changes – and I am time after time finding inspiration in homes filled with wallpaper. And now I am getting excited by wallpaper in any shape and any form – especially in the form as kitchen decor. I would love a great wallpaper wall in my future kitchen… 

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I know I often bring up industrial greatness on this blog. But common! This industrial open space kitchen is pure greatness… Look at that dining table – and I do adore that lovely tiny neon sign action going on in the background. via


I’ve always wanted loads of open shelves in my dream kitchen. And I have totally fallen for these great shelves from Ikea – so the price is nice as well… I have this image in my head that if I have open shelves in my kitchen not only can I display all my lovely finds, but at the same time it will make me more organized… via

Adore this mini wash it nook – but mostly – those tiles! via

 Why not get inspired by a coffee shop? That pop of yellow isn’t wrong! via

Again – this is all about the great display storage… I think I might be a person who would start the planning of a kitchen from the storage… All the other stuff will come along in its own time. via

 

That’s it for today! There will be more kitchen at a later time – and I will probably be running through every room of my future dream fixer-upper-home.

 

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A DROP OF OXBLOOD

I am not big on jumping the color trend wagon as it passes outside my house… But if there is one color I wouldn’t mind bringing into my wardrobe this season – and that is oxblood-burgundy-maroon – you know, all of the deep reds.

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THE RED COAT

Today I ended up doing something I never thought I would – I came home carrying a bag with one huge signal red wool coat… I feel like it is quite the grown up garment – or it could also be seen as a bit childish – I always connect red coats to either women in their 40s or girls around the age of 10. Well now I have to change my perception – once again (happens on a daily basis so it is not a big deal) – I am now a woman with a red coat. Gonna add two images – still missing my sd card for my camera – so my phone is my saviour – so don’t mind the bad quality. I went into the vintage shop in my area today looking for pieces for my Halloween outfit – and then I came across this woolen beauty… I had quite the internal fight with myself in the shop – trying the coat on three times – weighing the pros and the cons – until H grabbed the coat and made the decision for me. I am quite happy about the decision – it is not very often I come across a vintage untouched and un-smelling wool coat – I am often found smelling wool at second-hand shops – just saying! Here it is – ps. it is quite a bit pop of signal red than in the images:

To get me in a bit of a “comfortable-in-the-red-coat” mood I have gathered a tiny collection of people pulling of the red coat. Need some red coat inspiration – gotta make the wool work!

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Ok – this is way out of focus – but common – it looks shamazing! And you can see she is working the red coat like a crazy person!

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A POP OF COLOR – RED IS THE ONE

Red is not one of my favorite colors – not even close to it. . . Even though it is not up there on the list of colors I adore I try to be more color adventurous. I do my best to find images and other stuff that will make me feel more comfortable around colors like red and green – this by finding images that I adore containing those colors. Here is my go at pops of red. Oh and just so it is said – I do own and wear a red dress.

I think I could do my own show – M does color. Basically me being put into a room covered in a color I don’t feel comfortable with. Might just be entertaining for the one I live with…since he is quite “impressed” with my color pallet basing on so few colors it is a shame. I came home with loads of new stuff for the apartment yesterday and I was a bit proud cos not all of it was white, then the architect of life (H) had to bring up the fact that grey is on the same scale as white – so it didn’t really count 😉

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17MAY – BLUE, WHITE & SOME RED

We have been qualified as socially dead the last couple of days – but on the good end of that is the fact that we have finally moved in. Images will come. Another fun bit is that today is the 17th of May – which means it is Norway day (national day) So to keep up with the day we’ll throw in some nice inspiration – drawn from the colors of the  Norwegian flag. . . Here’s some blue, some white and a tad red for you:

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