All posts tagged: home

50 shades of white to calm my mind

This morning’s Instagram picture says it all, when it comes to what I dream about what I’d love my ideal home interior to look like, soft tones of grey and a hint of colour keep popping up in an otherwise almost virgin-esqye white surrounding. A place to come home to after a day of meetings and where you can just mentally disconnect from all the stress, where everything just oozes calmth. For now, with two toddlers running, jumping and meddling around, it will best remain a moodboard and smorgasbord of ideas, but the moment my two little mosters stop spilling their food and drinks everywhere, this post will be prime inspiration for that major interior overhaul! Pictures courtesy of Pinterest and Tumblr

Christmas Wishlist – Acqua di Parma Candela Gemme Argento

November 1st has just passed, and that always seems to be the moment for me to shift my focus and get into that deco mode that I so clearly lack in the summer. Fresh flowers remain a constant year round, but come summer, I pretty much want to come out of hibernation and into the light, so all interest in cozy-ing up the house seems to vanish into thin air. Indian Summer marks the beginning of colder seasons ahead, and thereby slowly lighting that spark that brings out my inner deco designer. The leaves start tumbling down, the air has a chillier feel to it and the sun turns a different kind of yellow, somewhat more orange, casting a beautiful light on the caleidoscope of reds, oranges, yellows and greens on the ground.  Same as last year, I welcomed Autumn into our home by making this Autumn in a bowl, and now that October has officially come and gone, I can up the ante even more and start celebrating those wonderful two months that build up to …

Menu – Scandinavian cool

“Home is where the heart is”, a saying that has long graced many a mantle piece, doorway or entrance hall. As much as that might be true for many, to me this saying only evokes images of overcrowed living rooms, ghoulishly printed settees and in-your-face wooden dinner room combinations with curly carvings adorning pine coloured chairs. Home might be where the heart is, but this home only gives me a headache. Home is where calmth can be found. Not as striking a saying to be hung above that fireplace, but if anything outlines my deco mantra, that would be it. An interior, soothing to the eyes, where my thoughts can slow down, my mind can stop racing and I can just feel the calmth engulf me. Soft whites and greys, a delicately placed accessory and not too matchy matchy but complementary pieces. Quality over quality, less is more. Not surprisingly, I am a huge lover of all things Scandinavian. Walhalla is a house designed by a Nordic master. Some of those masters have combined their …