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IKEA 2018 catalog - make room for life

MAKE ROOM FOR LIFE

It´s always exciting when IKEA sends out their new catalog, and now it´s finally time to get the new IKEA 2018 catalog in our mailboxes! I actually got mine last week and after having a (long) and enjoyable look at it, I´m full of inspiration after reading all the good ideas and news they present.

This year’s theme is “make room for life”, and is all about making room for life in the spaces of your home where you need it the most! Before you decorate they want you to ask yourself: what do I/we love to do and where?  Maybe you have a hobby that you want to make room for, or do you want more space for guests? Make room for afternoon naps and movie nights or festive gatherings with your favorite people. If you are focusing on what you like to do, it´s so much easier to decorate your home in a way that makes you satisfied. And no matter what it is, I can promise you that this year’s catalog is full of inspiration and tips on how to accommodate more of what matters to you.

IKEA 2018 catalog - make room for life

WHAT`S NEW – SHARING 10 OF MY FAVORITES

I have to show you some of the many beautiful news that you can find in the IKEA 2018 catalog, so I´ve picked out 10 of my favorites. Many of them are from the YPPERLIG collection that will launch in October 2017 – an amazing collection made in collaboration with the Danish design agency HAY. I can´t wait! But some of the other products are already available, so I´m definitely off to IKEA soon!

Do you have any favorites among the news?

IKEA 2018 catalog - make room for life

VEDBO armchair / TILLAGD flatware / YPPERLIG LED table lamp / ODGER chair / YPPERLIG sofa-bed / VÅGMÅLLÅ throw /  YPPERLIG shelf unit / PUDERVIVA duvet cover and pillow covers / FADO table lamp / ÖSTERNÄS leather handle

 

Photos and collage by Nina Holst

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Fresh flowers from the garden

FRESH FLOWERS FROM THE GARDEN

I’ve been self served with flowers from the garden this whole summer, and this weekend flower bouquet is no exception. Today´s hand picked bouquet are from my many Japanese spiraeas. They are pink in the summer, but I like them better now that the flowers have gotten almost burgundy-brown – a color I would like to have more of in our living room this autumn. A nice color together with beige, don´t you agree?

 

photos © Nina Holst

CHECK OUT MY NEW OUTDOOR SOFA ON BUDGET!

I love a good bargain, so I usually check out if there is any second-hand to buy at a good price before I purchase what I´m looking for.

My latest bargain is this outdoor sofa that I found on Finn.no last week. I got a 4-seat sofa with footstool inkl. cushions and a table for 1400 NOK – which is over 70% off full price! But as you can see on the before photos, the furniture needed a little makeover. So I put all the cushions covers in the washing machine ( on 60 degrees and with some stain remover ) and painted all the furniture using leftover paint from the house ( Jotun Optimal 9938 Dempet Sort ) after a good wash. Frida over at Trendenser painted these same Ikea modules a few years back, so I knew they would look good in black.

The cushions became all white again ( they actually look awful and had lots of yellow stains, so I thought for a while that I had to buy new ones.. ), and the furniture looked amazing after a couple of coats with black paint.

BEFORE:

AFTER:

I chose to use the footstool as a table as well, as I wanted a bigger table.

I´m very happy with the result and of course the good bargain. Something to remember when looking for something new.


photos © Nina Holst

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I´m back from a nice and long holiday, and are looking forward sharing some new projects with you. Here is a little sneak peek of one of them; a before and after project that I´ll show you more of soon – so stay tuned.

Happy weekend, everyone!

photo © Nina Holst

Out on our terrace

I´ve spent a lot of time on our terrace lately and I realized that´s been a while since I´ve updated you with photos from our outdoor area ( I´ve posted a few photos on Instagram, but not here ).

As you can see, our custom planter boxes are now full of flowers and I love how they have turned out. I guess I have to move some of the flowers out later as they will get to big ( at least the hosta ).

Our DIY outdoor sofa is still working find and are very much in use.

Conrad, our dog, is enjoying our terrace as much as we do… : )

I have one planter box with white and “blue” plants and one with green, white and burgundy.



photos © Nina Holst

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