Preparing the Backyard for Sunny Days!

Who is looking forward to nice weather? Me! Me! (jumping up and down). I’ve seen SNOW in some yards around the country lately, so I really have nothing to complain about. We’ve already had some sun, but don’t be jealous, just live vicariously :). This post is in partnership with T.J.Maxx  When the sun emerges, I […]

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Delighting in Decorating + Spring Mug Rack

  When I put away the clean dishes after our brunch last weekend, I hung some of our new blue coffee cups on our mug rack. It made me so happy to see how springy the rack looked with this particular mix of mugs! It’s such a small thing, but isn’t finding a bit of […]

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Dining Room + Mother’s Day Brunch

Blue and white dishes dining roomThis post is in partnership with World Market Can you believe Mother’s Day is only a couple of weeks away? What do you have planned? My family loves to make breakfast together, so we quite often make plans to host a brunch during the holidays. We had a family brunch on Easter and we’ll be […]

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24 Ideas to Bring Spring to Your Home

  Hello! Is this thing on? Hi, friends! Remember me? I’ve missed you! All is well here and around our house. I’ve been a little MIA (well, a lot MIA) here while I was juggling several projects that all were due in the same few week period of time. Crazy times. Besides the big blog […]

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Book Review & Interview: Scandinavian Style at Home by Allan Torp

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Writing a book as a blogger is a special experience. When I heard that my long-time friend and Scandinavian design expert Allan Torp of Bungalow5.dk was working on a book, I was pretty excited. I knew there is going to be lots of good Scandi design advice coming from this guy. And I was not wrong! His new book ‘Scandinavian Style at Home’ is like a handy encyclopedia of Scandinavian design for your home. On top of it, the book has kicked off in various languages already such as English, German and French.

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To give you a little insight into the book, I have decided to interview the author Allan Torp and ask him a few questions about Scandinavian design. And just as a little hint: At the end of this article I have a little giveaway for you. So read all your way to the end of the text. I promise it is worth it! Let’s roll!

Tell us in a few sentences the core idea of your book.
The book itself is a thorough room by room guide to achieving the Scandinavian style, with description on colours, favourite pieces and how you with easy steps can live like a real Scandinavian. Part of the book is also a whole genesis of this design phenomenon.

I am writing about design icons, must have solutions as well as different aspects of organizing your everyday spaces, I take the readers on a very pleasant and great illustrated journey through modern, Scandinavian homes.

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Scandinavian design has been discussed in many books until now. What sets your book apart from the others?
My book is not just another book with beautiful pictures, but it’s a room by room guide on how you can incorporate the Scandinavian style in your own home, almost like an encyclopedia. What to do and what not to do. For each room I have added some of my favorite design pieces that will go very well in that specific room.

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Does Scandinavian design always mean minimalistic, monochromatic living?
It sure did. In the 2000s it was all about minimalistic, monochromatic living, and while we still see a lot of white marble and light wooden furniture, then todays Scandinavian design style is a lot more about showing who you really are, adding heirlooms, green plants, fun items found on your travels – you want to create a home that your guests feel at home in, not a museum where no one dare to touch anything.

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Name three Scandinavian design favorites that you admire?
It is almost impossible to only name three. I am a big fan of both the designers of the past and many of the new faces. I am big fan of Danish/Italian duo GamFratesi, who have created so many great designs the past 5-10 years for brands liks Gubi, Royal Copenhagen, & Lightyears. I am also a huge fan of Chris L. Halstrøm, whos first commercial design, the Georg collection for Skagerak, got worldwide recognition.

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What is the next big thing coming from the Scandinavian design scene?
Introduction of colour. It’s been two decades of everything black and white, slowly we are seeing a new Scandinavian design style with a lot more colour – the super trendy is really going for the bolder colour while most are introducing a lot of earthy colours like browns and greens.

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Last but not least: As a Copenhagen local, give us some tips where we should go and enjoy Scandinavian design (and maybe good food and drinks?).
You probably seen the overpriced avocado sandwich on a white marble table at Aterlier September, a go to for many tourists. However, instead you should visit Frederik Bille Brahe new restaurant Kafeteria at the National Gallery of Denmark – it has everything you are asking for: great design, good food and drinks.

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Also worth a visit is Skagerak flag ship store not far from the Little Mermaid, it is a great scene of all their great designs and make sure to spot the hand painted wall paper by All The Way to Paris in the sunroom. Finally I highly recommend checking in to one of the new signature suites at the iconic Radisson Collection Royal Copenhagen, it doesn’t get more Scandinavian style than that, beautifully decorated rooms with great views of Copenhagen.

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I have good news for you guys! I am giving away one copy of Allan Torp’s ‘Scandinavian Style at Home’ in English (courtesy of Thames & Hudson publisher), one in German (courtesy of DVA publisher), and one in French (courtesy of Pyramyd publisher). Leave a comment under this blogpost and let me know which language you prefer. The giveaway is open until Friday, 20th April 2018. The giveaway is open worldwide. To double your chances join the giveaway on Instagram too! Good luck!

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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Bloomify your home with Bloomon

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One of the easiest ways to beautify a room are flowers. Adding a bunch of fresh blooms will instantly add color and a decorative touch to any room. Buying fresh flowers is a treat – especially on a weekend. But my lifestyle as such is sometimes too limiting leaving me without enough time for flower shopping. Luckily my lifestyle is not a rare habit nowadays. For those like me there are online services to provide you with the most beautiful flowers – such as bloomon.de!

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bloomon, flowers, floral, home decor, decorate with flowers, bloomon.de

Bloomon truly is a perfect solution for me. Every other week I have a bunch of fresh flowers waiting in front of my door. But it is not only about convenience and time-saving. Bloomon is a perfect way to surprise yourself constantly. Whenever I get the notification that a new bunch of flowers is on its way, I wonder what flowers, what colour range, what theme will it be this time.

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bloomon, flowers, floral, home decor, decorate with flowers, bloomon.de

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What I like in particular is the mix of flowers. Quite often there are some exotic specimens mixed into the bunch. Additionally, I love the little card that gives some extra information about the theme and certain flower species. There’s a floral learning curve included if you want so! I also attended one of bloomon’s workshops to learn how to properly arrange and care for my fresh flowers. It’s a little philosophy on its own – from the right way of cutting the stems to tempering the water and arranging the flowers. I am learning by doing!

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bloomon, flowers, floral, home decor, decorate with flowers, bloomon.de

Now if you feel like your life would appreciate a bunch of flowers in front of your door every now and then, I have good news! With the promo code ‘happyinterior’ you will receive the first two bouquets from bloomon.de with 20 % off! Now let me see your flower arranging skills! Chop chop!

This blog post has been brought to you in collaboration with bloomon.de. As always all opinions and photos are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands who support this blog!

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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Shop the Look – a new Pinterest feature

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Let’s be frank: How often have you scrolled through your Pinterest feed and wondered where you can shop that vase, this cushion, or that sofa? It happens all the time to me! Yet sometimes you get disappointed as you can’t find the right source. Pinterest is changing that particular experience right now. With the new ‘Shop the Look’ feature it becomes easier to actually click to the shopping source of certain items. My first thought: Finally!

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As an old Pinterest user I have decided to give it a go right from the beginning. I started a new ‘Shop the Look’ Pinterest board where I will be pinning mostly pics from my home with shopping links. So it will be much easier for you to find certain items if you are interested in getting them for your home too. Have a look at the cumulated ‘Shop the Look’ board of Pinterest too – you will find quite a few potential goodies for your home too!

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Pinterest, Shop the Look, interiors, home accessories

Pinterest has launched this new feature in the UK, Germany, France and Japan and it will be rolled out successively to further countries and users. This Pinterest feature is already a huge success in the USA and Brasil, so it was about time it hit the European countries too! But how does it work? Very easy: You can recognize the pins by a white spot mark on depicted items. If you click on the white dot you will be directed to the product pin which then leads you to the shopping source. This is very helpful as more than 55 % of Pinterest users use the platform to search for new products (according to stats). And yes, I am one of them!

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Pinterest, Shop the Look, interiors, home accessories

Pinterest, Shop the Look, interiors, home accessories

So what are you waiting for? Let’s connect on Pinterest and hop over to my ‘Shop the Look’ board if you fancy! See you there!

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