22 June 2017

Micro Living in Paris

Your micro space can have magic. Batiik Studio certainly made it happen in this 11 square meter space in Paris! Just imagine the possibilities. Never say never...

Equipe Sarah Chayeb
Photographe Bertrand Fompeyrine

18 June 2017

Small Space Apartment in Grey

Living in compact spaces is tough. A cohesive monochromatic colour scheme expands the tight spaces. This apartment proves just that... A continuous tone-on-tone shades of grey tie in all the architectural details, and a subtle punch of toned teal gives the space a pop of life. The result is sophisticated and krisp.

Hitta Hem
Styling Marie Ramse
Photography Sara Medina Lind

14 June 2017

Grey + Terra Cotta

Living room goals. This colour combination plus natural wood tones has me going nuts lately.

Via My Scandinavian Home
Styling Susanna Vento +Pinja Forsman
Photography Rikka Kantinkoski

12 June 2017

Outdoor in Black + White

Maja's home is one of my go-to's when looking for ideas. Her minimal approach with great contrasts in light and shadow inspires me. The outdoor space has evolved through time but has kept the same krisp and clean lines.

Musta Ovi
Styling Maja

11 June 2017

A Merry Desk

Jennifer Hagler is a household name in my inspiration world, and I don't doubt as well as in many other creatives' little bubble. She has the perfect minimalist aesthetic any minimal enthusiast can only dream of (as seen on AMM blog). Our fairly new apartment in Los Angeles hasn't gone through major improvements as yet. Trying to take our time with it and not spending money all at once. It's also funny how my wish list keeps evolving through this short time. I do keep circling back to the minimal expression, not wanting to own too many things. It is liberating.

Today I gather more inspiration from Jennifer's home corners. They don't fail me, ever.

I'm all over the simplicity and tone-on-tone colour palette. 

A Merry Mishap: A Saturday Scene
Styling Jennifer Hagler

10 June 2017

Outdoor Goals

Living in California certainly has its perks. But my small apartment doesn't offer much outdoor space. Still collecting ideas and inspiration for a narrow balcony of 3'x12' without compromising too much. It's a challenge, for sure.

Small or big, my outdoor goals resonate much with Pella Hedeby's. The sun bleached teak wood, linen and concrete pretty much sums it up!

Styling Pella Hedeby

04 June 2017

Airbnb Dreaming in Mexico

The weather is starting to warm up these days, and I can't help but dream about the next R&R at the beach. Somewhere secluded, somewhere private but open to nature.

How about this one through Airbnb?

Found via The Style Files

03 June 2017

Photography | Art in the Home

Large photographs or unusual subjects in pictures I find inspiring as art in one's home. I especially get drawn to images of buildings, houses or fields that leave an eery or unexplained atmosphere. It gives that mystery or hope or feeling you just cannot place...

This apartment has those photography art that made me go gaga this week.

Historiska Hem
Styling Mainstreet
Photography Spinnel

29 May 2017

The Art of Open Loft Living

Finally back home from weeks of travel (I'm done for now -- homesickness was torturous this time around). The first thing on the local itinerary was view an exhibit in 14th Factory in DTLA. What an expansive space, and my forever love affair for loft spaces were rekindled, imagining what I could do in each room in the gallery.

I often wander online to see successful open concept spaces and came across this one which is located in Barcelona. But Oracle Fox is right -- it is quite a New York City type of dwelling.

I totally dig the all-white palette, and of course exposed rafters (one of my obsessions), and all-time favorite Crittal factory windows. Just the right portion of industrial fixtures such as old medical cabinets and garage secondary storage type shelving.

Oracle Fox

14 May 2017


Every year the STOCKHOLM collection excites everyone I know, including myself. The collections have proven a deserving spot in our homes. 2017 is no different, with introduction to dark blues plus sustainable materials, I am hooked. That rattan chair is gorgeous, and the caning on some pieces gives a classic touch.

Via The Style Files + IKEA

13 May 2017

A Marriage between Italian and Scandinavian

In Oslo, the boutique Kollekted by is owned by designers Alessandro D’Orazio and Jannicke Krakvik. Their home is a reflection of the mix of their two cultures: Italian being bold, and Scandinavian being krisp, cool and sparse. Need I say more?

This space is truly an ideal spot in my book.  It is clean and minimal, and yet warm. With finishes I love such as concrete, old architecture such as paneled doors and mouldings, and a hint of warm woods and a few industrial touches. I can move in right now.

Via French by Design
Photography Lars Petter Petterson

12 May 2017

Lofty and Arty

If there is a wish list for an apartment, it is lofty ceilings to showcase art.  I love how everything is set low, resonating a 70s vibe, leaving all the blank canvas to create a gallery effect.

So Soft Sunday via Ekenstam

06 May 2017

Compact Living | IKEA

There's no excuses -- going on a wonderful holiday trip traps you in vacation mode for some time. My lack of posts is a result of my difficulty getting back to reality.

But here I am once again setting up a new IKEA store here in the US. Hence, many new products have turned up and the inspiration is flooding through. We await the arrival of all the IKEA STOCKHOLM pieces, the KUNGSBACKA kitchen door, VEBERÖD storage, and more.

In Milan the IKEA Festival was quite the hype last month, and here is IKEA's take on compact living using some of the products mentioned above:

Styled by none other than Pella Hedeby, tiny living isn't so bad when it is like this! View the video footage of the presentation here.

Styling Pella Hedeby for IKEA Livet Hemma
Photography Ragnar Ómarsson