more inspiration

: : this is what I want in our living room. one wide shelf off the ground [easy cleaning] stacked with books, paintings, flowers...and rocks. I really like the concrete. that would take one strong wall though. I think I have to go with wood. via .elle decoration blog.
this cheers up a kitchen!
I like the idea of storing stuff in the clear bottles. I'll start buying clear milk bottles from now on just for that. and a friend at work suggested I buy this one wine bottle with a resealable cork, and use for storing grains, rice, pasta etc. via .bloesem.


: : I love rocks. so does my Swedish friend .linn. our favorite place to go, is .rockport. where the beaches are covered in soft round rocks. I can't wait to go there this summer, and bring some rocks with me home to keep on our porch and around the house.

color guide

: : I just went through the entire color guide on domino magazine's website. I'm mainly trying to figure out a color for the bedroom. that seems like the most important color to me. the others I can go bold with, but the bedroom I want to have a calmness to, with maybe some color pops here and there.

I, of course, love this orange, especially paired with the beige. I could see something like this in the living room. maybe with a long stark white shelf running along the top edge of the beige. with frames, prints and paintings on top.
I love this really pale green. almost like celery. paired with the white molding. this might be suitable for the bedroom.
I am completely in love with this kelly green color. and so fresh with the stark white contrast. love it!! you guys see my problem yet? I love too many of these colors, I don't know how I will pick. maybe this for the kitchen or dining room.

I also like these two last greens. they might work for the bedroom.

Cleaning the Bathroom

What products do you use for cleaning your bathroom? It is always interesting to me to read about what others are using! Any great tips? Post away!

customize your ikea stool

: : found that first picture on the top left on a new blog .ellmania. that .emma. directed me to. if you can see that little stool in the photo, I think it's this ikea stool covered in an oil cloth fabric. I have a green version of that fabric at home. maybe the perfect application for it would be on a stool? maybe suitable for the porch? easy to wipe off.

white matters

: : the 'full contact' spice grinder was love at first sight. we have used it several times for inspiration at work, it speaks harmony, emotions, softness and is such a beautiful relationship between two pieces. since Iz has really been getting into cooking lately, he might see a need for a spice grinder. if so, this will be our choice.

the coink piggy bank is a necessity. coins seem to be falling out of all of Iz's jackets, pants, bags....I believe this is the solution.

buy these at greenergrassdesign

Shots of Color

There is no better way to add fun to your decor then with shots of bold colors. This works especially well with bright whites. If you are confused about color, a good way to start is with your accessories, that way if your not happy with it, your not out a ton of money!

bedroom inspiration

: : I have always liked oh joy's bedroom. especially that blue pearl color. and I found the lovely pink yumiyumi print via oh joy. I think I would like that one for our bedroom.

inspiration for our new home

I really like the colors and the simplicity of this kitchen. via sasa antic

a wall of bold wallpaper! the kind of kitchen island that we're looking for. a mix of odd chairs around the table. via emmas
.harry bertoia. knoll chairs. how badly I want one like this one in white. via living etc

Clever Storage for Home Offices

If you live in a small space chances are you probably do not have much room for a home office. Most of us need some sort of place to pay bills and keep up with things. These pictures inspire me because they incorporate storage with style. When those two worlds come together beautifully, I'm a happy camper!

and so it begins.......

my orange juice would be happier in this.
the perfect small size couch.
via emmas

like the wire frame lamp. am buying a similar one this weekend to spray paint orange or green. one of our antique finds.

a dish rack mounted on the wall is a very clever idea. where can I find this?
via sasa antic

: : bare with me, I've only waited a lifetime to be able to decorate my own place!! and the point of this blog has always been to archive things I like. I might have been able to afford some of the things before, but I didn't have a place to put them. now I do!

and so, it begins.....

as a matter of fact, Iz has been the king of furniture shopping and decorating ideas this week. for one more week it is his full time job. and he seems to be lovin' it!

with apartment

photos above are not of our apartment. we don't have photos to share yet.

: : iz and I are finally, finally after many many years of living in different cities, states and countries....moving in together! and we found our new apartment yesterday! it's lovely! big and spacious with room for the whole Swedish family when they visit. the only problem, we own one bed and 9 chairs together and that's it.

so, we're on the hunt for furniture and I'm browsing every blog for inspiration. apartment therapy is always a good resource, especially their smallest coolest apartment contest.

Fun Kitchens

The kitchen these days, seems to be the one room of the house where decor rules are changing all the time. Choices are as unlimited as your imagination. What would be in your dream kitchen? A pro range? Hardwood floors? Perhaps for most of us, just more space!!!

The Round Table

Nothing beats the versatility of a round table. You can squeeze in one more with ease and they make great side tables too! For a sleek space saving look, try a smaller one as a bedside table. To top it all off, they are always in style!

More Bright Rooms

Oh how I love bright white with color, gives off such a calm feel. The older I get, the less stuff in a room I like! These rooms are fantastic!!!

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