Other updates at home

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I have a few other updates at home like these lamps in my hallway. The lamps are called Strada and are LED lamps. They bring a cozy  to the room I thing. There are by the Swedish lamp brand By Rydéns. http://www.byrydens.se/en/home/

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Another brand with By in the name is By Marlene Birger which is a Danish clothing brand with fabulous clothes. I happened to pass by one of the stores this past weekend and found such fantastic covers for my new iPhone and mini iPad. Wouldn’t the pattern make a beautiful pillow case? I have to look into if there is an existing one. http://shop.bymalenebirger.com/gb/

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I am ready to do some serious cooking and stews this winter after getting a casserole from Le Creuset for Christmas. The round iron casserole in black, I leave out on the stove at all times since I like the design and it gives the kitchen a lived in feeling. http://cookware.lecreuset.com/cookware/TopCategoriesDisplay?storeId=10151&catalogId=20002&langId=-1

Formex 2014 starts tomorrow, so will make sure to make some updates from the fair after my visit this week.

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Busy busy

I haven’t updated the blog in forever due to travelling, a new job in a new industry and let’s not forget the holidays. Yes, I have left my job within interior design and now work within a completely different industry, but that doesn’t mean that my interest for interior design is any less.

Today I have cleaned out the last pieces of Christmas lights and other decorations. Feels nice to have my home back to normal. I have a few the things which are now part of my interior.20140111-165113.jpgI finally have new towels in gray and white which match my gray tiles in the bathroom. They are by the brand Cape Hill. They were a Christmas gift from work.20140111-165227.jpgI also went shopping for some textilies recently also in gray. This table cloth is perfect. I got two but one is dirty. Later I want to have them across the table the oppostive way. It’s by the Swedish brand Himla. The pattern is fishbone. Find out more here, http://www.himla.se/en/20140111-165205.jpgAnd I do not believe I have shared a picture of my new sofa. It is called Highland by Mio. It is very easy to end up taking a nap on it or cuddle up under a blanket in front of a movie. Read more on their website, https://www.mio.se/ (just in Swedish)

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Japanese Christmas inspiration

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Courtesy of Åhléns-Muji

Muji’s focus is “no brand quality goods”. The brand focus on having reasonable prices and using materials while taking the environment into account. I came across the “brand” when I visited Tokyo 2 years ago and my Japanese friend then explained that the name means no brand. 

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Muji can be found at Åhléns here in Sweden, www.ahlens.se. But you can also find Muji online, www.muji.eu.  What I love with Muji is that you can find traditional Christmas decorations like the Wool herringbone stocking, but also fun things with a twist which we aren’t used to seeing in Sweden for example the Paper tree ornament.

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Courtesy of Åhléns-Muji

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If you find inspiration from the snow and cold weather this cup or the snowflake stickers might work. I bet kids will love putting the stickers on the windows for example.

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I look for Christmas shopping inspiration in every store right now and I believe the t-shirt soft toy penguin, hippo or dogs are so adorable. I would love them myself, but perhaps they fit better in a room for children.

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Courtesy of Åhléns-Muji

 

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Twinkle twinkle little star

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Bianco-Courtesy of Men at Work

It is getting closer to the Christmas season and I can’t wait until I can start decorating my house. Out of tradition I decorate on the 1st of Advent each year, so in two weeks. It is so cozy with Christmas decorations! Love it! All the candles, stars in the windows, the Christmas tree with its ornaments etc.

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This year I will get some beautiful stars for my windows from the brand Starlightz by manufacturer Earth Friendly. They will light up my windows in the during those dark Nordic evenings. Earth friendly uses sustainable environmentally conscious and only all natural, high quality materials. They are also working for fair working conditions. The company where I work, Men at Work, is the distributor of the brand in Sweden. I have decided to get Bianco and Siluette Black. But there is actually one star called Mia I however prefer the other two.

Mia Orange-Courtesy of Men at Work

Mia Orange-Courtesy of Men at Work

If you want something for your child’s room you can pick Pretty Princess Pink for example. To see all the stars you can look them up on this website, www.menatwork.se

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Pretty Princess Pink-Courtesy of Men at Work

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On my Christmas list for Santa

So it is not long until Christmas and soon my wish list will be sent to Santa. No, it won’t be sent to Santa, but it will be sent to my family. We have a tradition to always email a list to give some ideas of what we would like for our birthdays and Christmas. Of course, we can also buy things which are not on the list, but at least it gives some indication and ideas. On my list this year is a rug for my kitchen. The floor gets pretty cold sometimes during winter. I have found one in recycled leather at Granit. I would prefer to have it in black, however, they only have a picture of it in nature.

Courtesy of Granit

Courtesy of Granit

I also like their new glass bottles in old pharmacy style in gray. I believe I have shared them in brown in the past.

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Courtesy of Granit

Furthermore, I have added a black casserole to the list for those stews and soups which I would like to cook after being outside in the snow during those cold winter days and serve to friends and family. Yummie, at least I hope so! www.granit.com

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Courtesy of Granit

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Nature and fall colors inspire

Right now I am inspired by the amazing colors outside. Nature has the wow effect on me. Therefore, I have included the colors in my livingroom. I bought some leaves in different colors for my window. Yes, they look real, but they are actually made out of fabric. This way they last for years and I can bring them out each fall.

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Moreover, I couldn’t resist these flowers when I passed by a flower shop on the way back from work yesterday. Lovely!!

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Have a nice weekend! I am expecting a visit from the Netherlands, my old colleague and friend. Exciting weekend ahead!

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Welcome to the zoo

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Today we are visiting my sisters. Perhaps you saw the last post with the different animal prints and products by Zara Home. Visiting my sisters we also see inspiration from the animal kingdom and Africa. After a visit in South Africa one of my younger sister came home with this fantastic Zebra and an ostrich egg. At least I believe it is an empty ostrich egg, but it could be from another bird. Beautiful features to have as decoration in your home.

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To have the different animals in the apartments are also an excellent way for my little nephew and niece to learn about different animals when that day comes. A popular toy for both of them is the giraffe Sophie. It was a colleague who told me about Sophie since his little girl loves the giraffe, and now she has became a hit with my dear little darlings as well. Perfect when they will start to get teeth. http://sophiethegiraffe.com/

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My brother gave my nephew and niece these adorable stuffed animals by Züny recently. So cute and very popular at the moment. You can find them in most design shops at the moment here in Stockholm. They are not meant as toys, but as book support, doorstop, paperweight or decorative ornament. You pick the purpose and which animal is your favorite on this website. http://www.zuny.info/news.php

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Animal kingdom

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Are you one of those people who is crazy for animal prints? In that case, Zara Home is the perfect place to do some shopping. Frames, cushions, bedspreads, towels, yes, you can find it all at Zara Home. What is your favorite? Snake print or perhaps leopard? To find out more, please visit www.zarahome.com

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Sweet baby rooms

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Time is ticking and going so fast. I can’t believe Christmas decorations are already starting to pop up in the stores and the fall is definitely here. The trees have been so beautiful in all shades of yellow, orange and red. Gorgeous! However, now they are already starting to fall off the trees. Mamma mia it goes fast!

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Talking about time going fast, this week the little girl of good friends turns 1-year-old already. Congratulations sweetheart! Wow! Also my niece is 3 weeks on Thursday and on Friday my nephew is 5 months. Next weekend I finally get to see my niece again for the second time, I can imagine that there have been big changes already. Can’t wait!

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I went into Zara Home’s website today and saw that they are selling a Zara Home Kids collection with beautiful bed linen, bath towels and even wallpaper among other products. Would be cute for any baby room I think. Here are a few pictures from the latest collection. www.zarahome.com

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Our little sweet-brier is here

My darling little niece joined our family late last week and she is so so little. Such a sweet little girl with pink cheeks looking like a little rose or sweet-brier. Saw her for the first time yesterday and fell in love. Miss her already!

Courtesy of Granit

Courtesy of Granit

I found these cute little suitcases made out of cardboard at Granit. I had a little one when I was a child and could perhaps be something for my niece. That these are white make them easy to use as storage, decoration or as toys for the children.  The kids can probably decorate them by drawing on them as well to give a personal touch.

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Courtesy of Granit

I also found that Granit now has kitchen towels in the same fish bone pattern and check as the trays I shared with you in the post “Fish bone pattern”. Nice with a whole collection!

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Courtesy of Granit

To find out more please check http://granit.se/?id=1211

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