Thursday, March 31, 2011

Windsor Smith fabric collection - now at K & Co.

One of my favorite designers, Windsor Smith, has created a fantastic fabric collection and I am happy to announce that I will be carrying the complete line in my shop in Stockholm. Samples are arriving soon so come by for a visit or schedule an appointment for a consultation.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Trend alert : Go green!

Emerald green is popping up everywhere. On the red carpet at the Golden Globes.. on stunning jewelry, and even in decorating. Green walls, green upholstery and green accent pieces everywhere. What do you think? Love it.. or leave it?

I say... Love it!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Testimonial - Design Online Project

I just finished my first Design Online Project and I am so happy how it all turned out. It worked really well doing everything from a distance and communicating with the client via phone and email was perfect in getting all thoughts across and showing moodboards and shopping lists.
All the furniture is in place except for a glass coffee table which will be installed in due time.

Here´s what the client had to say about the turn-out (sorry this is in Swedish..)

''Vi är verkligen nöjda med hur vardagsrummet blivit så här långt, det ska bli jättespännande och måla om också. Det är otroligt roligt när vi båda får känslan av att ja, just ja, det var ju så här vi skulle ha gjort om vi bara vetat hur. Nu har vi fått det precis som vi vill ha det. Stort tack Kristina!''
- Pia /Skåne

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Finally !!! - Kelly Wearstler fabrics at K & Co.!!I

I am very pleased to announce that I am now carrying the complete line of Kelly Wearstler´s fabrics from Lee Jofa at my little shop in Stockholm. The colors are magnificent, the patterns phenomenal and the coordinating possibilities are endless. Nothing but gorgeousness!!
Samples arriving soon so come by and have a look or schedule an appointment for a complete fabric consultation.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Project Francis

Stockholm recently (well back in February) hosted a big furniture fair which I happily attended with one of my dearest friends and fellow blogger from "annagillar". Unfortunately we ended up going around in a small circle, missing half of what was there, but we had a great time catching up on life and work in the meantime.

I normally think the Swedish trade shows are a bit too modern in feeling for me since my taste is a bit more contemporary with classic influences, but what made the strongest impression on me were these fantastic light installations made by a design duo called Dmoch. Colorful and creative these lights can be installed on the wall, on the floor or in the ceiling... cool, right?
Two recent grads from "Malmstensskolan" are the creators behind this collection they so interestingly call Project Francis, after Francis Ford Coppola. Um, ok?!

I think they´re great and have just suggested one for a current project I´m working on. I´m all about mixing styles so I could see these just about anywhere.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

If I could fly...

I´d take a quick trip over to New York... oh how I miss you!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Village Townhouse

One of many great memories from my time in New York was seeing first hand the gorgeously decorated townhouse belonging to beautiful Allison Serafim. On one of the West Village´s prettiest streets lies this 4 story amazing home (lucky girl!!) decorated by Serafim´s friend and decorator Miles Redd. Each room is sophisticated, chic, inviting and full of interesting art and furniture. I fell in love with it and just kept thinking Allison is one of the luckiest women in the world. One of my favorite pieces in the house is an oversize lucite coffee table which I am dying to recreate for one of my clients one day.
I wonder if she still lives there...

Friday, March 18, 2011

Instead of snow...

When we all thought spring had arrived we got hit with a little wet snowstorm in Stockholm today.
I wish I was sitting on this pretty bench with a nice cocktail.. Happy weekend!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Masculine touch

I tend to love really masculine interiors... they´re bold, sharp and so handsome. I like the clean lines, the dark upholstery and true flair these pictures exhibit.
The gold books in the last picture is a nice touch... but I would get rid of the real zebra on the floor. Poor baby... I could never step on his beautiful face every morning.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Happy Sunday

I am at my office working on a design scheme for a NY project where I have been asked to design a couples Master Bedroom. I am almost done and am sending this off to my client later today.

I came across this photo and thought it was so beautifully arranged.

Hope you are having a nice sunday!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Q/A - my answers to viewers questions during the show

Part of my job during the morning TV show was to "chat" online with viewers and answer their questions about decorating. Check out the Q/A on the following link and you might find answers to some of your own decorating dilemmas.

Sorry for the english readers here as it´s all in Swedish...

My latest TV appearance - tips on hanging art

This past weekend I made another guest appearance on Swedish television network TV4 where I shared some easy tips on how to hang art. Check this out...

Here´s my top 10 tips :

1. Hang art that is in harmony with the rest of your furniture. You want to use the art to enhance your room and what it hangs above.

2. Hang art in pairs or groupings. Art usually has more impact when it´s hung in a pair or a group unless the piece is so large that it can carry the whole wall.

3. If you´re unsure about the space in between each piece of art... double the width of your frame. For instance, if your frames are 2 cm wide, make the space in between each picture 4 cm.

4. In general, most pieces should hang in eye-level. If you had to pull up a chair to reach, you´ve aimed too high.

5. Think about each piece in the group. They should relate either by subject or color.

6. Don´t forget about proportions. The arrangement should occupy about 2/3 of the wall above the furniture. Be careful not to hang outside the width of the piece of furniture below.

7. Don´t be afraid to hang art low. Place a small piece of art approximately 30 - 35 cm. above the table. Don´t worry if the lamp on the table covers part of the frame. It´s all about layering.

8. Use a group of pictures to expand your space. Hang stacks of art on either side of a narrow piece of furniture to make the space seem wider.

9. Hang items other than traditional art. Display collections of things you like. If you love hats, display them in a group on the wall.

10. Most importantly.. hang pieces you love. Don´t focus on trends.. you´ll tire of it too quickly. Go with things you love and want to surround yourself with.

bonus tip : before you put the nails in the wall... start by tracing each picture onto brown kraft paper and tape each piece up to the wall and play around with the arrangement until you are happy. Once you like the look of the grouping, you can hang them up. Easy as pie!