23 May 2016

LAY-OUT IN THE LIVING ROOM

INTERIORS I DESIGN




Furniture arrangement – lay out in the living room. Easy way out to take the safe route. A bit more thoughts doing something not so typical. The easy way is arranging a sofa and probably two armchairs in a square form, most likely up against the wall. But that's exactly what you should not do. The first thing to do when you're tired of your living room and it needs some changes is placing the sofa and most of the furniture NOT up against the wall. Let it flow, have some space around things, try to do some different kind of set-up, find other things to use and add in. These photos are to study; notice on the photo above the bench along the wall, the lay-out of the furniture and how unpredictable it is. On the photo below the small tray-table in front of the console table, the small cabinet under the table and the big bowl, also the rug on top of the natural sisal carpet...and don't forget the black walls. Two spaces really worth showing. 











22 May 2016

TEXTILE TABLECLOTH LOVE

INTERIORS I DETAILS




When I left our cottage last monday I asked my mother to do one thing for me before she and my father left the country side: Can you please lay the tablecloth I brought over the dining table and another one over it so it looks like this? Yes, I saw this photo and fell for it. Notice the importance of textile. How much value the tablecloths have in the look of the photo. I really wanted to come back later on and see the table dressed like this. Am I super strange or what?



18 May 2016

LIFE WELL LIVED

LIVING I WELLNESS






13 May 2016

FIVE COTTAGES TO CLOSELY LOOK AT

INTERIOR I COTTAGES




The cottage time has finally arrived. The spring has sprung, the summer is coming. Following are five lovely cottages, some of them a lot more than cottages really, to closely look at and study, to steal some ideas and get inspired. Read more for the photos and the link to every of them.



12 May 2016

SALTED COD – PORTUGAL STYLE

FOOD I RECIPE




Finally some fish recipe on Home and Delicious. Not often enough, I know. Probably because HBG isn't so keen cooking fish, more for enjoying it. GS is a lot better in that field and has done many great dishes. But this recipe is something we've enjoyed during Easter time though it's not at all a special recipe for that season. Therefor it's now on Home and Delicious, for you to try and enjoy. It's related from my mother's friend who has a Portugese husband and my mother does this dish perfectly. Read more for the recipe. 



11 May 2016

STORY FOUND – CHARMING MALIBU HOME

INTERIORS I HOMES




Story found is a new feature on Home and Delicious. As I've told you before, I see some photos I'm drawn to and want to know the overall picture of the home of it. I start to imagine and fabulate. Can't find anything more until...many months or years later it's in front of me. That's the story about the wonderful photo following the post. I've adored this photo for so long; the daybe, cushions, cotton fabrics, tiles, everything. Then reading a website I follow, bamm, it's there. The home of the interior designer Richard Shapiro. And you should see the whole picture for yourself! Click HERE to see his home in Malibu California. 





09 May 2016

RECENT PROJECT – REYKJAVÍK APARTMENTS

LIVING I DESIGN




For the past nine months, I've been so lucky to be the interior designer of a new apartments hotel in the central of Reykjavík. It has just recently been opened and we're still working on some finishing touches but the main overall look is almost there! The name of the hotel is Reykjavík Apartments, a hotel with 26 apartments that vary in sizes. It's located in an old industrial building and during the design process we've tried to keep the specific features inside. The style of the building allowed me to play with colours and quite simple environment with some strong added details and well chosen furniture not at all hotel like. I'm going to keep up with the work and show you some more photos when a new layer is added to the apartments. Of course I can highly recommend Reykjavík Apartments to travellers visiting Reykjavík. Visit the website HERE






02 May 2016

OLD AND MODERN IN THE KITCHEN

INTERIORS I ROOMS




Delicately mixed furniture and objects in a room always make the room stand out as the interesting one when compared to others. Delicately mixed kitchens in design and style are always a stand out piece in catching my eye. Look at the kitchen above, so masterly balanced in style: industrial, rough, old, new, delicate, eclectic, modern, classic, personal, heart of the home. The photo below shows a kitchen a bit more well done but as nice. The mix of modern and simple fittings are toned down with the old wood table and the brass add a touch of glamour and elegance. Two differently styled kitchens that show clearly how to mix old and modern to make something truly your personal own.



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01 May 2016

QUICK FIX

INTERIORS I DETAILS




One quick fix idea to think about during the week: Layering rugs – lay one rug over the other – lay persians or other delicate ones over natural fiber rugs.  It adds instantly texture, pattern, colour to a room. Photo by Architectural Digest.



28 April 2016

THE MOST POPULAR PIN IS...

STYLE I STRIPES



...two weeks in a row; this blazer-stripes outfit combo. And as this combo seems to be getting some attention and pinners relate to it during this early spring, I found some more blazer-stripes combos for you to look at. Classy and sophisticated, outfit to dress up and down and all time of the year. Though it's super easy to pull together, the result can vary in how interesting the combo is at the end. Sorry to say that. What's working in the outfit above, is the loosen up feeling in the jeans, that the stripes are red and the blazer top fit. The bag...makes the outfit! Read more for more photos. 




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