Today, the kitchen is still a big and open area in the house. Since around 2000 the kitchen became the room the family spends the time together.
While dinner is being prepared the rest of the family is gathered around. Some making homework, some working at the next project at work, or someone making a completely different thing, just to be around. Even though everyone is doing something different, everyone is still gathered, and that has become a fantastic way to spend the hours after work and school together. Maybe that is why it’s never become a last year thing to have such a room. I think that the little kitchen behind the door, where there’s only room for the most necessary kitchen stuff, is on it’s way out as people getting their new kitchens, and it’s never coming back. The big and open kitchen is here to stay.
My no. 1 thing in my kitchen is my stove. I had it with gas. Maybe it can be a bit frustrating while
you are cooking and the last gas is out, but if you always make sure to have an extra tank, it will never be that big a deal. It’s just so cozy on a gas stove. Maybe because it’s like making food in a fireplace.
Another thing I’m so glad we did in the kitchen is that we put the oven higher than the usual way. Never bend over to take something in or out. And it’s out of reach for smaller children ( child safety doesn’t work for my kids😂)
One last thing I’m happy about is the vacuum cleaner at the base of the kitchen. You only sweep crumbs together and sweep it to it and then it cleans it up. faster and easier than with the ordinary vacuum cleaner. A BIG recommendation from me and should be in every kitchen.
One thing I did regret is the extractor hood. I think it breaks the room in a bad way as it’s hanging down in the middle of the room. It could have been so much better for the room with a hidden or one on the ceiling. Well well, never too late to change a thing or two.
Christmas is approaching the highway. I guess it’s not just me who have trouble keeping my fingers in control when you see all the beautiful Christmas decorations that pops up on Instagram? Last year in December we moved into the apartment, so instead of Christmas tree and candlestick, there were moving-boxes and chaos instead. December went so fast that we barely understood that it was Christmas. So this year, I’m taking extra time to enjoy it.
What I really love this time of the year, is Christmas-crafts. Just light up some candles, take out those gingerbread cookies and play the Christmas-playlist. It’s like therapy, I promise! And even though it is a few weeks left until Christmas, I had to sneak in some decorations here and there. Last weekend I made this wonderful wreath, which took place over the dining table.
It’s made of a straw of wreath that I wrapped with eucalyptus, buxbaum and green moss. I was very pleased with the result and it smells SO GOOD.
My best Christmas-tip is to pick some spruce twigs from the outside and put them in vases here and there. It smells really wonderful and together with some scented candles, it smells exactly like Christmas.
Lots of love and Merry Christmas!
I absolutely L-O-V-E DIY projects. One of my favorite DIY:s are these bedside lamps we had in our last apartment, that also came with us when we moved. I get a lot of compliments and questions about how it’s made, and actually, it’s probably the easiest DIY ever. So here’s the long-awaited description of what you need, and how to do it.
Buy a console that you like
We love these wood-consoles in black from Ikea. I think they’re very stylish and goes with the rest of the bedroom. They are also very cheap, we used the big one. If you want something extra unique then you can look at some second-hand stores, sometimes you can find some really cool items!
Select a cord and light bulb
You can vary this forever. Choose the size, shape, and color of the bulb to match your bedroom. Both the textile cord and the light bulb I have chosen are from Lagerhaus.
Time to drill
Make two holes in the wall to attach the console at the height you want it. Keep in mind that the cord and the bulb will hang down a few centimeters.
Wrap the cord around the console
Twist the cord as you want it, and attach the bulb. Tada! Now you have a unique bedside lamp that gives a super-cozy light in the bedroom.
Besides my little hobby in interior and photography, my interest in food (and wine;) have grown a big deal in the last few years. My husband and I always plan ahead for what type of food and restaurants we need to try while on vacation, and one of our priorities as a couple is that we put off at least one night per month where the two of us go wining and dining:)
This time we decided that we would make this one a dinner for two at home, and picked out some delicious dishes from one of my favorite cookbooks.
A simple crayfish starter and chicken couscous for the main course 🙂
My husband did the cooking this time, and I made a quick and easy fall inspired table setting using warm colors and brass materials, and of course, lots of candles to get that cozy and romantic fall feeling.
Hope you take the time to enjoy a good meal and good conversations with someone you care about this fall 🙂
Have a lovely day.
The bedroom is where the day starts. It is important to create a calm atmosphere, that way it will make it easier to get a good night sleep and wake up calm. I made a calm bedroom by going with these colors.
The walls are mostly white but with one wall in dusty green.
White furniture and white fabrics on the bed with pillows in white and grey shades. All together to make a light and cozy atmosphere.
Details next. I use mostly black items just to make contrasts to the white walls and furniture. It can be things like lamps, frames, candle holders, figures, vases etc.
Plants are important too, they clear the air while you are gone. Isn’t that just awesome! And they look pretty too. WIN-WIN!
Clothing can be decorating to in a bedroom, like on a rail, where you can show your new or favorite clothing, or on a handle like me ( i don’t have room for a rail)
There are really no rules for bedroom decor, only that you feel comfortable and calm in the room. We spend a third of our lifetime in bed, so the bedroom needs to be a great room to be in. With no disturbing elements.
This time of year I`m always up for changes in our home.
Winter has just arrived and therefor I have more time to redecorating and painting.
Garden season is over and I have been thinking quite sometime now on what I want to do.
I`m thinking about adding colours, on the interior but also to paint walls.
Step by step I want to paint in the hallway, in the kitchen and of curse in my very white living room.
November makes me calm and peaceful and I therefore need a calm and delicate color.
I guess I`m looking for the perfect grey or beige.
These are, as you might know, a strong trend and many of you have certainly one in your home already.
Maybe you know the name?
What kind of colors do you have in your home? Are you satisfied with how it looks at the moment or are you up for a change, like me?
I need a warm tone now when we are heading forward winter and polar night.
Yes, November is almost here with the dark and all the snow. I`m lighting up with candles and candlesticks from “Menu” called POV are defiantly favorites.
Clean and easy to change the look with. Put them beside each other or on different walls. And light them up!
It`s funny how we can change so much with almost no budget at all. Painting may be expensive, but often on sale too.
Just follow the flyers that come with the mail, and then you’re on 😉
On this week`s to-do list I have to buy more candles (black ones), figure out colors, buy fresh flowers ( yeah, I have to. Everything beauty outside is frozen. If you have the possibility, then go out and get some for free! ) 😊
November comes with dark, cold and snow. I`m going to enjoy it anyway, or at least try! Think I need a lot of candles after all! 😉
Hi guys! Fall has arrived and we are expecting snow here up north anytime soon. Meanwhile, for those of you looking for decor inspiration, I have put together three different decor mood boards for you to get inspired. For more inspiration, you’ll find all these accounts on Instagram.
Jenni @kohteessa has a color palette that looks warm, cozy and inviting. Here are some key elements to create the look:
From up left: 1. SINNERLIG Pendant lamp, IKEA 2. Graphic M poster, Desenio 3. Birdcage, Clas Ohlson 4. Jute hanging planter, Plantagen 5. Candle holders, Royal Design 6. Lourdes curtains, Ellos.
Finish the look with extra cushions, warm blankets, and candles.
Satu @31_m2 has a home straight from a fairytale. Create this Scandiboho kitchen with these lovely accessories:
From up left: 1. String lights, Clas Ohlson 2. Poster with a map, Desenio 3. Papua bowl, Arvaliving.com 4. Moroccan mugs, Dari-design.com 5. Metal shelf HEJLSMINDE, Jysk 6. Vinyl mat rug, home4you.fi
Pauliina @vintageinteriorxx decorates her home with happy colors, carefully chosen vintage finds and plants. Get the atmosphere with these elements:
From up left: 1. Ceiling lamp, by Rydens 2. Mikado poster, Desenio 3. Dypsis lutescens, Plantagen 4. Ulrike pouf, Ellos 5. Agonda rug, Ellos.
I wish you a lovely and cozy November!
If you would ask me which space in our house I love to must, I need some time to think about this. The first thing that pops up in my mind is our kitchen, but I also love our bathroom and all the other spaces. But if I have to choose, it is the kitchen.
If someone would ask you, what would you answer?
When we bought our house I wanted to have a kitchen Island, no discussion about it. I don’t like to cook and when I cook I want to be a part of the rest of the house or a living kitchen and don’t want to miss all the fun. So cooking becomes a little more fun. When I cook my face is towards to dining room and I’m also in contact with the living room. Also handy when you need to have an eye on your kids.
When we have dinner with friends, you won’t miss anything, because everyone is around you. When you are cooking, you can also enjoy a good glass of wine and have a nice talk with everyone.
Another reason is that when we wake up as a family, the first room we go to is our kitchen. I make some breakfast for the kids and us. When we come home after a working day, we start our evening in the kitchen to have some food.
I think many people, including myself, can find it a bit difficult to decorate the bathroom..
Ideas may seem hard to come by, and the decor from the rest of the house doesn’t seem quite suitable in there.
I got a few easy tips on how to make the bathroom welcoming and modern, that is also easy on the wallet.
I love the good atmosphere and fresh spa feeling in a bathroom, and I get so inspired after visiting nice hotels, restaurants, and spas.
To me, the bathroom is like a personal sanctuary where I can chill out and get some alone time, where all the stress and thoughts disappear.
To create that spa feeling in my white and grey bathroom, I have added some details of wood and green plants to bring in the colors of nature and to bring in warmth, lots of candles, scent and nice products to create a feeling of peace and wellness.
I have invested in some bathbrushes, sponges and nice spa products like sea scrubs and eucalyptus soaps. Very relaxing. The wooden caddy across the bathtub can hold your books, a glass of wine, candles, and soaps and it’s a good way to incorporate decoration.
A little side-table stool makes it feel comfortable and has also a practical purpose to hold your fresh towels, soaps etc.
Bring in a bit of nature to get that spa feeling:)
If you have a small space bathroom, here are some easy tricks to make the room feel larger:
– Lighter colors have the ability to make a room seem larger
– Invest in good lights to open up the room and avoiding any dark corners
– Adding big mirrors gives the illusion of depth in the room
– Avoid shower curtains. Open up the room with glass a door instead
– Think about smart solutions for storage! Pinterest has lots of inspiration and smart ideas.
– Use decorative boxes for all the small stuff laying around and use it as decor
Here is a small shelf unit from IKEA (Hyllis, only 98 NOK!) that I spray painted white.
I feel like its time to put on some chill lounge music and take a dip in a warm bubbly bathtub! (..and try to stay there for more than five minutes before I get restless 😉
Have a lovely day!
A nice home has always been very important to me and that’s why I try hard to make it as nice and comfortable as possible.
There are many small things that can make the home prettier.
I’ll show you my top five things that make a huge impact in your home:
I love fresh flowers!
Flowers always bring friendliness in a room and make it appear homely. I cannot imagine my home without fresh flowers or decorative branches.
I like to buy rare flowers and they must not be too colorful.
A definitely invisible decoration element for me, because vases are simply part of every home! Whether a flower vase or the vase standing alone as a decorative element.
You can never have enough vases!
Photos and pictures tell stories and bring forth your own personality into the room. I also like to hang the pictures but on a sideboard or just to put on the floor.
Usually, I choose my pictures depending on the season.
Different light sources: indirect, warm light makes the room much more comfortable. Table or floor lamps provide a cozy ambiance in the room.
PILLOWS & BLANKETS
Last but not least – pillows and blankets:
With pillows and blankets, you can change the whole color scheme of a room and make it look very different.
I do not like it too colorful though. I always mix color nuances, only size and texture are different. What should never be missing is a fur pillow and a cozy blanket!