A relaxed apartment with a touch of blue

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

I love blue. It's not a colour I've used in my own home but I grew up in a house with blue velvet chesterfield sofas exactly like this one (for a modern update check out the one in this apartment). I particularly love the combination of dark blue and beige or cognac, it looks so smart don't you think? It was the blue sofa (from Funky Furniture) and rattan rug which inspired me to show the San Francisco home of Kate Davison and her partner Jesse today. There's something extremely relaxed and yet very cool about their space over all. I could pad around here today, how about you?









Kate Davison, Craetive at Mashery

I have to say, I love the string lighting in the back garden. My sister recently bought this outdoor string lighting for her garden. probably the nicest I've seen. Although I do love some twinkly fairy lights  at Christmas too (remember my 'dream' party post?!).

You can find out where nearly everything in this is home is from here.

For more blue and beige / cognac / copper inspiration it's well worth taking a look through all of these lovely home tours.

 A big thank you to Kate for sending me the images for today's post, I do love to receive home tour pics in my inbox - please do send me yours too!

Have a lovely day!



The perfect black, white and grey apartment

Monday, 24 November 2014

Hello! How was your weekend? We're getting excited here as next weekend is Advent Sunday which means all the stars can go up in the windows and the fairy lights in the trees outside. The days are so short I love the warm glow from these lights. But before all of that - today's home tour. And what a very cool Swedish home it is. For sale through Entrance, the table's all set for a festive feast and the bang on trend monochrome mix of dark grey, black and white is softened by the light wood floor and exposed brick work. Love it, how about you?















Entrance

A couple of things I'd like keen to point out. Firstly the vintage black leather sofa. These are so popular right now and look fab with mid-century furniture. I'm still kicking myself as I spotted one at Sopstationen, a recycle station shop in Malmö, a year ago and didn't snap it up. GRR! You can often find them on E-bay, Lauritz and LiveAuctioneers.

The other thing is the front door. There's often wear and tear on the side of a painted door. The people who decorated this home left the side of the door in it's original wood to avoid chips and simultaneously created a lovely relaxed feel.

Anything that stands out to you?

A couple of things I recognise and love: 'City of Champions' print. New York print. IKEA's HECTAR wall lights in the bedroom and HECTAR floor light in the sitting room.  Thonet 214 chairs.

Have a lovely day!



The fabulous graphical home of a stylist and friend

Friday, 21 November 2014

It's finally the weekend woohoo! I'm having such a fun day - my friend Genevieve, stylist and owner of cool shop The Youngsters, is over with photographer Kimme Persson and we've re-created my little girls room. I can't wait to show you the pictures once they're ready. But before that, I'm really excited to show you a tour of Genevieve's home here in Malmö which recently featured in Plaza magazine. Canadian born, Genevieve moved here 6 years ago and lives with her husband Kasper and gorgeous baby girl Olivia. I love her graphical style and the relaxed vibe of her home.









Stylist: Genevieve Jorn Photogtaphy: Andrea Papini. Plaza Interiör


What a very cool apartment, don't you think?

I see touches of mid-century, statement over-sized pieces such as the Z1 light and angle-poised light from Artilleriet, modern nordic such as a throw from HAY and lights from Granit and classic items such as the Eames chair. You can place an order for the Stendig 2015 calendar like the one one Genevieve over her dining table here.

The huge X print was made by one of Genevieve's friends. This could make a great DIY project for the weekend, all you would need is a white canvas, a large paint brush and black paint.

Have you got any great plans for the weekend? Whatever you're up to I hope you have a fab couple of days and see you Monday!



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