FINDING MY MOJO AND TRENDS FOR 2017

18 January 2017

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Beautiful Story Coffee on London’s St John’s Hill, Battersea. Loving the wooden hexagonal tiles.
 
 

It’s been a sloooow start to the year. We got back from the Canary Islands just before New Year’s to the most awful rainy, miserable, grey and cold winter weather you can imagine and were stuck indoors with various illnesses until the kids started school again.

2017 is going to be a big year for us as we will be looking to move out of London and find a home to renovate. The kids will inevitably switch schools and we will have to make new friends and find a new social circle. All of which has been a bit daunting and I’ve struggled to find my mojo in 2017 so far.

Naturally, I’m browsing Pinterest and various blogs for inspiration but somehow nothing sparks much interest with me. I wonder if we are coming to the end of a phase and waiting for the next big thing to happen?

In December I was lucky to be invited by Houzz to discuss emerging trends in interior design with a bunch of bloggers at the Miele Experience Centre. We were served a delicious 5 course meal by head chef Martyn Meid, founder of Ink and ambassador for Miele, and had a wonderful time exchanging views and discussing trends for 2017.

 

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I’ve particularly noticed the increased use of hexagonal tiles in bathrooms, kitchens and flooring. Via Pinterest.

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Colour and texture perfection via Wanderer Wanderer.

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A movement towards matt surfaces is emerging after years of high gloss finishes. Via Pinterest.
 
 

My Function+Form sidekick and mad plant lady (her words not mine) Tiff predicts “dark and murky greens” and so far I’ve spotted this trend not only in interiors but fashion and wall art as well.

 
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One of IKEA‘s latest addition for 2017 shot against a dark green wall. LOVE!

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You may remember our trip to Antwerp a few month ago where we spotted these gorgeous dark green kitchen cabinets at trendy concept store St Vincent’s.

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Pre Collection 2017 from Toast featuring “murky greens”.

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“Recent Works On Paper” by KENNETH JAWORSKI – exhibition at St Vincents, Antwerp
 
 

Find out what fellow bloggers Hannah, Lotte and Geraldine predict for 2017 over on Houzz.

 
 
 

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ALL IS CALM

24 December 2016

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It’s Christmas Eve and since arriving in the Canary Islands a few days ago we’ve pretty much managed to let go of all that pre-Christmas stress and instead relaxed into bach life and running after the kids going with the flow.

I can’t wait to finally unpack the presents from our suitcase Santa’s sack (obvs) tomorrow and get rid of all this unnecessary packaging kids toys seem to come in these days. Annoyingly, it’s exactly said packaging that makes the present extra special for them so I was only able to pack the absolutely minimum with regards to clothing and shoes. Quite a good exercise actually in minimal living and no real hardship considering there’s a washing machine in the apartment.

Although this is a family holiday with the in-laws we are exploring the city as much as we can from coffee shops and tapas bars to small boutiques and quirky shops. I’m posting my finds over on Instagram if you’re curious.

Now, only leaves me to wish you a Happy Christmas and thank you all for reading and following along. I really do appreciate each and every comment, link back or thumbs up and am so chuffed that I might contribute in some small way to inspiring your daily life.

I hope All Is Calm, All Is Bright wherever you are.

 

 
PHOTOGRAPHY | Annie Kruse
 
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INTERIOR STYLIST ELISABETH HEIER’S CHRISTMAS HOME

21 December 2016

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I wanted to share these images of Elisabeth Heier’s Christmas home with you. The Norwegian interior designer, stylist and blogger has managed to create the perfect neutral backdrop in her home to style almost any product. Combined with her love for photography her images are distinctly recognizable featuring stylish – often minimal – Scandinavian design as is the case with her Christmas home.

I always look at her place with slight envy as it oozes serenity and calm without any clutter to be seen – though I know it’s probably chaos behind the scenes (unlikely, eh!?). How gorgeous is her advent calendar? Simple white paper bags with number tags on a white stylized wooden Christmas tree. DIY really doesn’t get any easier… #nextyear

The other simple but effective details around her home like the stylized wooden pine cone on the coffee table, the light stars in the window and the pine tree branch with minimal but beautiful decorations bring an immediate festive atmosphere. Have you noticed the brass wreath in her bedroom? Interesting how this dull rustic metal keeps creeping up everywhere. See my posts here and here.

Now, my cop out for this year is that we’re not at home during the festive period but I better get organized for next year. Somehow Christmas always seems to come as a surprise.

 

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PHOTOGRAPHY | Elisabeth Heier with thanks
 
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TREND | BLACK AND BRASS DETAILS

19 December 2016

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Isn’t this apartment just the perfect example of ‘hygge’ with it’s black and brass details and warm textures!? Perfect for this time of year where the days are so short and we like to withdraw and make ourselves comfortable at home.

I like how the stylist picked up on the rust red zinc roof and brought splashes of the same colour inside the house in the cushion, throw and ceramics. Even the berries on the decorative branch blend in and harmonize with the black table, chairs and ceiling light. Lots of interesting textures like the exposed brick chimney stack, wooden floors and black aluminium frame door give this place character and the open plan layout make it a wonderful space to entertain.

Another trend I’ve noticed – not just in this apartment – is the return of brass which has a more rustic feel than the shiny copper we’ve seen so much of in the past couple of years. Combining it with natural untreated materials I think this trend will grow over the next few years. For a sneak peek at what’s in store for 2017 read my post about H&M Home here.

 

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MORE INFORMATION & PHOTOGRAPHY | Bjurfors with thanks
 
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HM HOME | TRENDS SPRING 2017

13 December 2016

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Have you noticed it’s not very christmassy on the blog – yet!? Somehow I can’t find my Christmas mojo and instead I’m being drawn to Spring 2017 already as you can see in these stunning images by HM Home.

Maybe it’s because we’re heading off to the Canary Islands next week swapping Christmas jumpers for t-shirts and turkey for paella. And you know what? I’m totally fine with it and happy to skip the Christmas vibes this year.

2017 will be a big year for us with plans for renovations and moving home so no surprise these images struck a chord with me.

Styled by Lotta Agaton and photographed by Pia Ulin HM Home shows how trends are subtly moving on. Copper is being replaced by brass, stark white by beige / grey neutrals and though blue is still strong green is creeping in via accessories like ceramics, cushions and bedding. Plants and greenery in the home is still a massive trend and the whole look is much warmer and cosier than it has been for years.

Can we fast forward to Spring please!?

 
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MORE INFORMATION | HM Home
ART DIRECTION | Therese Sennerholt
STYLING | Lotta Agaton
PHOTOGRAPHY | Pia Ulin
 
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