30 December 2016

Small But Smart

The New Year countdown is fast approaching! My move to the west coast hasn't quite come to an end yet -- what a way to spend the holidays... The lack of posts is due to what seems like a never-ending process. But I am not discouraged. In fact, the apartment hunt begins and the creative juices are flowing! I look forward to a small but efficient future digs to start this new year.

From my search on Los Angeles listings, a studio apartment is not the same as New York City standards. L.A. studios still consist of a separate kitchen, and sometimes with a small nook for an eat-in dinette. It is quite a luxury, if you ask me.

Inspired, I came across this tiny bedroom with a smart solution to allow light through tight narrow corners or hallway, as well as a good flow from room to room. Looove that glass door partition.

Fantastic Frank

17 December 2016

Neutral Tone-on-tone

I had outgrown beige since the early 90s. But then I saw this home. The tone-on-tone treatment is such a soothing composition with a touch of icy celadon green and textured textiles. Inspired.

Via Coco Lapine Design
Styling Marie Ramse
Photography Sara Medina Lind

16 December 2016

H&M Home

Looks to covet:  H&M Home collection coming this spring. With a talented pool consisting of stylist Lotta Agaton, artist Therese Sonnerholt, and photographer Pia Ulin-- how could you go wrong? It's a win-win situation.

Source Elv's
Styling Lotta Agaton
Art direction Therese Sonnerholt
Photography Pia Ulin

10 December 2016

Colour Palette Desires

It's a myth to think small spaces need a light colour palette. In my own experience, darker tones create a coziness that exude sophistication. This one flat in particular by creative Mattias Vular in Stockholm is a dream small apartment, with the fluid transition from one space to the next. The play with scale is perfection. The tone-on-tone quality creates a lightness to the entire composition of each corner. Oh those transom windows in unexpected spots! And that kitchen! Totally in-love with this home...

Residence Magazine

04 December 2016

Inspiring Eat-in Kitchen

Soon enough apartment hunting will take place in Los Angeles. We will start small and perhaps find a cozy little studio. I'm driven by inspiration these days amidst the chaos of editing and packing. Despite the stress of moving I look forward to a fresh start and brand new digs.

My NYC flat does not have a dining room. So it's a must in the next place. A small arrangement is sufficient, and small doesn't mean terrible. In fact, small makes a space more interesting. This apartment ticks all the boxes for me! I love the eating nook - warm and minimal, and quite basic. Basic but without losing the essence of the owner with just the right amount of art and furnishings. Beautiful. Don't you agree?

Skandia Māklarna

03 December 2016

Inspired for Christmas

My favorite holiday of the year is around the corner. As you've noticed my lack of posts, things have been creeping up to an elevated stress of packing and moving. It saddens me I am unable to decorate much for the holidays... although every little bit helps to add to this beautiful Christmas atmosphere in New York City, which means I will still acquire my traditional yearly fresh wreath (minus my ornaments which are already packed away).

So inspired by all the holiday cheer, Nikki's home stood out to me. She and I have the same taste in Christmas decorations: natural, minimal and monochromatic. It's so refreshing, isn't it? I can just smell those pine needles and the scent of cloves brewing in the air.

Every year I look forward to this home's holiday decorations. Hop on over to My Scandinavian Home blog and Nikki's Instagram for ultimate great ideas and inspiration this year!

24 November 2016

Holiday Feeling

The alarm buzzed at 5 a.m. much to my dismay. The city street was so silent and I was reminded of holiday mornings... Ahh yes (half asleep), today is Thanksgiving and a full day ahead will be spent in the apartment in preparation for all the festivities. Crawling back into the duvet cave I had created, I dreamed of lingering cinnamon scent, pies and cranberry sauce.

The apartment is in shambles at the moment since the task of editing and packing are still in the works (we are moving to sunny California in 5 weeks, but will forever be grateful to NYC - the city that never sleeps). But I adore all the holiday feeling that surrounds New York City these past few weeks. I do gravitate to the rustic charm of old branches and paper, burlap or linen ornaments. Winter has officially begun in the city. Have you started your holiday decorations? I'm debating whether or not to pack my string of lights...

Daniella Witte | Images 1, 2
Anna Lenskog Belfrage | Images 3, 4
IKEA Livet Hemma

13 November 2016

Marimekko News | Carina Seth Andersson

Thrilled to see the new collection in collaboration with Swedish designer Carina Seth Andersson! Carina is well known for her ceramic, pottery and glassware designs, but also textiles.

In combination with Lotta Agaton's styling genius here are the Marimekko news come this spring...

Styling Lotta Agaton for Marimekko
Designer Carina Seth Andersson
Photography Petra Bindel

12 November 2016

Utilize that Corner

The excitement I feel about living in a small flat is beyond me! Packing is not my favorite thing to do, but I love the editing process and visualizing the next place to live. Small spaces have always intrigued me and I am up to the challenge. Minimizing is truly the way to do it.

Been rather busying myself gathering inspiration on tiny apartments. No denying the Scans are best at furnishing those challenging corners… This space here uses ways in dividing areas without feeling obtrusive. And utilizing every single tiny corner is a must but without compromising style and functionality.