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Stylizimo House_black

A house can change a lot in character just by painting it in a new color, and one of the first things I thought of when we bought our house 1,5 years ago, was to paint it all black. I´ve always had a thing for black houses, and I was certain that this house would look better in black. The grey wooden ceiling would also then look better.
Another thing was that we didn´t want to highlight the windows like the way it was done before, so we chose to paint them in the same color so they “disappeared” a bit.

We chose to paint with Jotun Optimal and the windows with Jotun Optimal Window and Door. Both in color 9938 Dempet Sort, a color that we have used in several places inside the house as well.

Stylizimo House_outside
We are very happy with the result, and we think 9938 Dempet Sort fits the house a lot better! Now we just have to find some cool lamps, fix the slope and not to mention planting some flowers/trees to make it look more welcoming on this side as well. The crooked railing in front of the house will also disappear.

What do you think of the transformation?

HERE YOU SEE HOW THE HOUSE LOOKED BEFORE WE PAINTED IT:

House_before

You can see more BEFORE & AFTER photos from this project in the guest post I just wrote for Lady Inspirasjonsblogg.

 

Images: Nina Holst

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// My own collection

399 memories Stylizimo By Emmeselle

Would you like to win a Stylizimo by Emmeselle framed silkscreen? Emmeselle and I are celebrating summer and want to give away one of the 8 butterfly illustrations from our collection. Just leave me a comment here or on Instagram and tell me which one you like the most ( you´ll find them all here ), and we will draw a winner in two weeks.

Stylizimo by Emmeselle is a series about those we have lost, but who forever will live in our heart. About the gratitude we have for the time we had together – and for all the good memories. I chose to use butterflies because these means something very special for me. After my grandmother died, butterflies have appeared on the most strange places, and I can´t help getting the feeling that it is my grandmother keeping an eye on me and making sure I´m fine.

The collection is a handmade limited edition and are all signed and numbered.

We are also having 15% off on all the prints the whole summer, and the framing and shipping is free of charge! You can buy them here.

Update: The lucky winner is KASIA. Congratulations! Thank you all for participating. 

Stylizimo by Emmeselle

Here you can see a video of the process each and every illustrations have been through.
( I´m the blonde girl with the striped sweater )

Images: Nina Holst // Video: Mona Stenseth Erlandsen

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Outdoor tip

For those cold summer nights it´s good to have some nice and warm blankets for your guests, so why not have them available outside in a basket so they can help themselves whenever they get cold? It´s a nice gesture for your guests, and it looks good on the terrace as well. Outdoor tip of the day!

 

Image: Nina Holst

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I am Nature_SIH

A very good friend of mine Silje Holst ( no, not family ) is making all these beautiful posters these days, and one of my favorites “I am Nature” have now moved into our bedroom. I love the title, but most of all I like the motif of the mystical girl that´s blending/fading into nature… There are many ways to interpret this, and that´s what makes this poster so interesting.

Silje has a lot of nice posters, so you should check out her website Siljeholst.com for more of her posters.

Beauty Tray_white

…and while talking about beauty; here you see all my favorite beauty products on a large tray in our bedroom. They are too beautiful to hide behind doors, but also very
convenient to have readily available.

Images: Nina Holst

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Summer table setting

What can be better than starting the week with having wonderful girls over for lunch on a Monday? It definitely give you a boost for the rest of the week : )

Since it´s summer I was hoping to set the table outside in the sun, but the weather was a bit unstable, so I made a summery table in our living room instead. I went for a simple white and green theme, and used white Astilbe from the garden as flowers, together with soft green linen napkins. To make a contrast I used my slate serving plates for the cutlery. I also served the salad, bread and aioli in wooden bowls to add warmth and to make it less formal. With the colorful Chicken salad I served, the table got some hints of colors as well…

Chicken salad with walnuts

Here are the ingredients in the CHICKEN SALAD I served:

  • A mix of green salad
  • Chicken fillet
  • Spinach
  • Beetroot
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Snow peas
  • Red onions
  • Pomegranate
  • Honey glazed walnuts
  • Chevre ( I had this on the side as one of the guest was pregnant )
  • Olive oil
  • Salt/Pepper

Bread and aioli on the side.

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Images: Nina Holst

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