LADY Washed Linen

As I´ve told you earlier this week, I painted our white kitchen in LADY Pure Color 10679 Washed Linen last weekend. I showed you a little sneak peek from the dining area, but today I share how the color turned out with our black kitchen units. With this light grey-beige color we got a more warm and soft feeling in the kitchen, and still kept it light – which is important to me as we have so much black in the room.

You might notice that I´ve also removed the DIY backsplash we used to have. I figured out that it took too much light, so I replaced the shelf above the counter with an Ikea shelf that I painted in the same color as the wall. A low-budget kitchen shelf for sure!

LADY Washed LinenLADY Washed Linen
photos © Nina Holst

// The paint is sponsored by Jotun LADY. The choice of color is my own..


Simple lunch table setting


Why not invite some friends or family over for a simple lunch this weekend? A soup is always nice this time of year, and you can have it ready long before the guests arrive so there is no stress involved. The table setting can be as simple as I have done here. Just put bread and the soup on the table and you have an informal lunch I bet you all will enjoy!

Happy weekend!

Simple lunch table setting
photos © Nina Holst

100% Norway Dare To Designstudio

100% Norway is opening its doors for the thirteenth time at the London Design Fair today. I was planning on visiting this year, but with too much work I´ve decided to stay home working instead.

Curator Max Fraser has brought together 17 Norwegian designers and studios whose work engages with the contemporary design story of Norway, and I´m very proud to say that one of them is the Trondheim-based studio Dare to Designstudio, founded by interior designers Anniken Zahl Furunes and Hege Magreth Åbelvold. They exhibit their flexible, modular wooden storage system ORGANIZE that I´ve written about a few times on my blog already.

Andreas Engesvik will also be there to exhibit IDA ( photo below) – a prototype of a sustainable steel-framed dining chair that can be easily reupholstered and repainted, extending its lifespan over many years.

You can check out all the products that will be exhibited at 100% Norway´s website. There are many interesting designs to look at!

100% Norway Andreas Engesvik IDA
photos via 100% Norway

Palet Storage Jars Holmegaard
photo © Holmegaard


After being at a lot of press launches + Oslo Design Fair this fall, I have seen many nice new products. I have already mentioned a few, but here are five more products that I want to share with you.

1.  Holmegaard has always something beautiful to offer, and I  really like the new Palet storage jars in grey. Nice storage jars is always needed, right?

Dome vases Kristina Dam
photo © Kristina Dam

2. The beautiful stoneware Dome vases by Kristina Dam can carry your favorite flowers or branches, or just be nice sculptures on the table or shelf. On my wishlist for sure!

Poppy Northern Lighting
photo © Northern Lighting

3. A field of tall poppies inspired this series of outdoor oil lamp by Northern Lighting called Poppy. It´s made in two versions: a sleek oil container with a conical crown and a globe-like model topped with a rounded collar. Poppy is available as a table lamp, a floor lamp or a lawn light that attaches to the ground with a pin. Perfect, if you ask me!

Rosendahl Wine ball
photo © Rosendahl

4. Good wine needs the right accessories to enjoy the experience fully. Rosendahl has therefore in collaboration with the architect and designer Eva Harlou created the Wine ball. A modern, playful and super functional new design, which combines a handy corkscrew, foil cutter, wine cork and bottle opener. Christmas gift idea?

Ultima Thule iittala
photo © iittala

5. The Ultima Thule by iittala series was first launched in 1968, and is inspired by winter and the melting Arctic ice in Lapland. Shortly after Ultima Thule was launched Finnair began to use their glass on their Helsinki – New York route. Ultima Thule quickly gained a place in Finnish hearts as an international classic and became known as Finnair’s business class glass.

The glasses are now available for sale again, which also means that you can once again enjoy them if you are travelling business class with Finnair ; )

Any of the new products that you like?

Jotun Lady Washed Linen


As I told you in my previous blogpost, I painted two rooms this weekend ( yes, I´m very productive, when I´m home alone for a couple of days.. he he ). Additionally to our hallway, I also painted the kitchen. As you might know, we have black kitchen units and I chose white walls in the beginning because I was afraid the room would get too dark. But now I was ready for something different and more cosy, so I chose the wonderful LADY 10679 Washed Linen – a warm grey-beige tone that happened to be a perfect match for our black kitchen.

Here you have a little sneak peek of the new color in our dining area in the kitchen.. I haven´t gotten anything up on the walls yet, as I´m actually considering some changes from before there as well. Anyway, I´ll show you more photos of our “new” kitchen soon, because I have some other changes to show you in the opposite side of the room.

Jotun Lady Washed Linen
photos © Nina Holst