Table setting tip

TABLE SETTING TIP – A TWIG OF OLIVE

It´s weekend, so let me share a new table setting tip for you guys. As I´m a big fan of using whatever you have around, I´ve decorated the napkin with a twig from my olive tree. I find these twigs to be very decorative and I love the dark green leaves it has. It looks so beautiful together with grey, black and beige colors I think.

If you don´t have an olive tree, just use a twig from a another tree/plant. Something green is always beautiful on the table. Tip of the day!

Happy weekend everyone.

Table setting tip

Dinnerware: Ikea ( Ingegerd Råman collection ), cutlery: Kay Bojesen, glasses: Riedel, napkin: H&M Home

Table setting_olive

Images: Nina Holst

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glass door cabinet

I JUST FOUND THE PERFECT GLASS DOOR CABINET!

One of the latest news in Stylizimo Shop is this amazing grey glass door cabinet. I really love its simple yet elegant and timeless design. It´s perfect for books, dinnerware or even as a display for your favorite shoes and handbags in the bedroom or hallway ( ..oh my, what a dream! ). One thing is certain – it looks stunning, and it went straight on my wishlist!

Find more news and goodies for your home on Stylizimo Shop – my favorite products, all in one place.

 

 

Image: Room 21

Custom Planter Boxes

CUSTOM PLANTER BOXES

Little by little our custom planter boxes out on our terrace is getting filled with flowers, and now that the sun is back, I can finally enjoy them too.

When I was planning the new terrace I wanted to include two big custom planter boxes on each side of the stairs up to the higher level, so we could “soften” up all the black with some trees and flowers. But also enjoy the beauty and scent they bring along. What I did´t think of when having these boxes built though, was all the soil that we would need to fill up these big boxes with. Although we have big rocks, garden waste etc. in the bottom of each box, it´s still a big area to fill – something to remember before you get started ; )

Customized flowerpot outside

As it is the end of the season, I found some flowers the other day that was 30% off. Perennial flowers can be quite expensive, so it´s nice to find some on sale every now and then.  This time I picked out some that has late blooming, so we can enjoy them on late summerdays like these..

We have made a long custom planter box in front of the terrace as well. You can read about that one HERE.

Custom planter boxes

New in is the white Astrantia ( above ), Anemone japonica ( not any flowers yet, but it´s the high one in the picture underneath ) and the Hydragenia pan. Limelight in the photo at the bottom.

The pink ones in the photo underneath is a Veronica Spicata Rotfuchs, I also have a couple of pink Hydragenias. Now I´m looking for something in pale pink that would fit in with the rest. Any ideas?

Wish you all a nice day from our summery terrace!

Custom planter boxes

Custom planter boxes

Images: Nina Holst

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Grey book wall

OUR NEW GREY BOOK WALL & A BIG OLIVE TREE

Although I really liked how our book wall used to look like in black, I actually prefer this lighter look that we got after I replaced it with the perfect grey color. Together with the wall behind the couch that I showed you last week, I decided to paint this corner of the living room in the same grey so I could connect the two areas without making it too dark in the living room ( the rest of the living room have white walls.. ). The new color goes perfectly with everything else in the living room, and I couldn´t be happier with this little makeover. It´s amazing how easy you can make a change in a room with just a few hours of painting, right?

To make my grey book wall, I painted the ledges ( from Ikea ) in the same color as the wall to get a cleaner look and to make the books and art can stand out. With the new light wall I have now also chosen to feature books and art that are in the same shade to get a serene and delicate look. I´ve also added some wooden frames in the shelves to add some warmth and to match the wooden daybed.

Grey book wall

Along with the new color I also bought this huge olive tree  ( found it on 50% off! ) Since this corner has two big windows it can look and feel a bit “naked” as I have no curtains. But with this tree I think it looks much more cosy and it really makes the room. Let´s just hope that I can keep it alive. Do you have any tips for me, maybe?

If you want to see more photos of our living room with this new color, you can check out this post.

Grey book wall

Images: Nina Holst

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IKEA Catalog 2017

It´s the launch of the IKEA catalog 2017 these days, and I find it very exciting to see whatever news they have to offer. IKEA´s catalog is usually very inspiring, and I love all the smart ideas they come up with – I always get tons of ideas after looking through it!

The catalog is of course all about new products, new ideas and new ways to look at life at home. But the main focus of this year´s catalog is on solutions for the everyday. Like how to live in small spaces, how to create a home that follows your rhythm and how to make sustainability a natural part of life.

Anyway, I want to share some of my favorites from their news and have therefore made a collage for you to see. I´ve already mentioned the new ELVARI system that I really love, but here are a few other products that I like:

IKEA Catalog 2017

Image and collage: Nina Holst

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