Thursday, February 24, 2011

Cool Quotes

So I´m a fan of anything black and white, as you know by now, and I think these pictures are so great. Talented Swedish art director Therese Sennerholt makes these cool pictures and I am crazy about them. They´ve gotten a lot of great press and have become a huge hit in Sweden.

Check me out this saturday on TV4 when I share some great tips on how to make the art of hanging pictures a little bit easier and you´ll see how I´ve hung some of her pictures in my little vignette in the studio.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

while I´m at it..

Charles Thompson

Phenomenal logo!!

Entrance foyer with gorgeous Gracie handpainted wallpaper
Shot for Vogue

Fabric covered walls in the prettiest green
for Vogue

Tory got the memo on chevron patterns... I love this application on her dressing room island. How genius!

Pretty orange walls and great sconces!

Casual for Town and Country

Tory´s boutique in Seoul, South Korea

Tory´s London shop

just thought I´d share some more of Tory´s "chicness"

Table setting by Tory

House Beautiful recently featured this beautiful table setting by Tory Burch at her apartment.
This woman has impeccable style.

Tea at Tory´s

One of my favorite fashion designers invited "Elle" for tea at her gorgeous Manhattan apartment.
Here´s a little peak at her posh party

Try these roquefort grapes at your next gathering...

Roquefort Grapes

Serves 25

1/2 lb Roquefort cheese
1/2 lb cream cheese (not gum-based)
1/4 lb pistachios
1 bunch (about 1 lb) seedless green grapes, chilled

Thoroughly blend the cheeses, then cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. In a food processor, chop the nuts finely. Remove the grape stems. Coat each grape by flattening a small amount of the cheese mixture in your palm then rolling the grape and cheese between both palms; transfer to a waxed-paper-lined pan. Refrigerate for 3 hours until firm. Roll the grapes in the chopped pistachios to cover completely. From Glorious Food (Stewart, Tabori & Chang)

from Elle magazine

Lovely living room

I love just about everything about this living room. The light color palette, the great furniture placement and the nickel grasshopper lamps flanking the parsons (here´s another one) behind the sofa.

Photo from Rue Mag

Symmetry and harmony!

Photo : Decorpad

Friday, February 18, 2011

Mix & Match - dining tables and chairs

It´s always fun to mix and match different styles. It makes a room a little less strict and serious and gives more movement to a space.
Here´s some great examples where the designers mixed different styles of chairs with their dining tables.

Perfect versatile desk - the Parsons table

The ever versatile and uber chic "Parsons" table has been a popular piece for many decorators. You can place it in classic interiors as easily as in more modern environments and you can pair it with just about any style of chair you can find.
According to the New York Times, the Parsons table got its name from French decorator Jean-Michel Frank, who assigned his students at Parsons in Paris to design a table that could be made equally well in any material, whether it be stone, plexiglas or wood. It´s main characteristics is that its legs are always the same thickness as its top.

Many furniture makers have made variations of this table which come in many sizes and finishes.
Here´s some interiors that have used the simple parsons desk from West Elm. I think my latest bedroom project could be a great place for this..

Friday, February 11, 2011

New print from LULU DK!!

Introducing a wonderful new cotton print from Lulu DK called Sunburst!
Bright shots of color on crisp white cotton background.
Come by and have a look at the samples or call for more information!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I could move right in

I love this space. The combination of muted colors.. the dark floor (with that gorgeous pattern), the beige velvet sofa and the olive green stool. The crips modern side table and the classic greek key trim on the curtains.
Love, love, love!

Photo from Huntley & Company.
“So many people arrange furniture in order to see what’s going on outside. But why? The view isn’t going anywhere.”—Interior designer Albert Hadley, May 10

Monday, February 7, 2011

Pillows featured in recent magazine

Check out my printed linen pillows featured in a recent issue of "Hus & Hem".

Coral branches and Black octopus printed on natural grey linen. Both 60 cm x 60 cm each and cost 995 kr. plus insert.

My mirror made the cover!

Check out my beautiful little gilded "flower" mirror on the cover of the latest issue of Swedish "Gods & Gårdar"
it´s the little one leaning on the seat of the tufted chair.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

So inspiring

I am the happiest when I get to create and work on projects and I have the joy of working on a few at the moment. I just got a new client who wants help with her Master Bedroom in New York with fabulous views overlooking the Hudson River. I can´t wait to get started on that. I was searching around the web for some inspiration and found these great pictures from Kelly Wearstlers blog. Instead of the usual mood board, she creates "vibe trays" where she gathers colors, materials and objects that combine the feel of every room she designs. I love that idea!
The New York bedroom will be much more muted than this but I think Kelly´s process is very inspiring.

All photos from Kelly Wearstler´s blog.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Good use of your old magazines

If you ever wondered what the heck to do with all your old magazines, here´s a super solution. I love this! of course... I never want to part with my old Elle Decor and House Beautiful magazines because I constantly go back and look through them for more inspiration. Maybe if I had a collection of National Geographic. That would look pretty actually... all those yellow spines!

Architecture by Swedish firm Elding Oscarsson