Monday 31 January 2011

On view

Keeping things on view and making it look stylish and interesting as supposed to looking a complete mess is a real skill. Here is a selection of images from interiors where the balance between interesting and mess has been mastered. Enjoy!


(Please click on images to find source.)

Tuesday 25 January 2011

Industrial edge

This house has such a great mix of farmhouse cosiness and industrial detailing. I love the different metal lamps and pendants dotted around, especially the one over the coffee tables. It used to be a warming lamp for chicks, how fun is that?

Photos: Maria-Isabel Hansson via Hus och Hem

Friday 21 January 2011

Velvet crush

When thinking of velvet, what usually springs to mind is my grandmothers old green couch with fringed edging. Not the most glamorous of images I assure you. I have just never really been a fan. That is, until I discovered the work of Christina Lundsteen. The colour combinations are to die for and the photography on the site is beautiful. It is all oh so glamorous, I think I'v got a velvet crush.

Thursday 13 January 2011

Oiltank cabin

After a blog break, made longer than I wanted by a faulty computer, I am finally back, and excited to start the new blog year 2011! What better way to start than by blogging about something unique and innovative? This unusual cabin on the little island Skrova, way up in northern Norway, made me stop in my tracks. How cool is this? Utilising an old storage tank for oil, the owner of this cabin built a three-storied holiday home for his family. All the internal fittings are custom made and fitted by the owner as well. Such an amazing way of creating a comfortable home out of a derelict space.

Full article: Dagbladet (in Norwegian)
Photos: Nina Ruud and Agnete Brun

Monday 10 January 2011

Beautiful greys

I found this lovely apartment on Swedish real-estate agent Stadshem`s pages. I love the original features in this flat, the beautiful ovens, the detailed cornicing and the high ceilings. The steely grey walls enhance the period details and make this flat such a successful combination of old and new. 





Friday 7 January 2011


There has been a long silence on my blog over the Holidays, and there is a reason for this. On 23rd December my dear grandmother passed away. She was a wonderfully kind person with an abundance love for everyone around her, especially the grandchildren. It has been an emotional time, and a sad start to the New Year. Today is her funeral, and I dedicate this blog post to her memory. Carnations were her favorite flowers, and they will always remind me of her. There will be a few more days of silence in honor of her memory.

Photos: via Apartmenttherapy

Saturday 1 January 2011

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a very happy new year!
Thank you for all support and lovely comments that I have received. Looking forward to sharing 2011 with you all.

Photos: copyright Hege Greenall-Scholtz