Table setting - birthday dinner!

This weekend my sweet mom turned 65 years old, so we celebrated her by having a birthday dinner at our place. I took a few photos from the table setting I did and thought I could share it here with you, in case you need some tips for your next dinner party..

Table setting - birthday dinner!

As it is August I wanted to make it summery, but also with a hint of autumn. As a base I used a grey-beige tablecloth together with white tableware and white linen napkins. Most of the flowers are actually from the garden and are a mix of white, green and burgundy. I put them in small glass vases that I spread around the table. To create a contrast and to avoid making it too formal, I used my black cutlery. I really like how well they go with the dark burgundy flowers (Chocolate cosmos) but also how it makes the table a bit rough. What do you think?

Table setting - birthday dinner!Table setting - birthday dinner!
photos © Nina Holst

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IKEA sofa update in 1-2-3 with Bemz sofa cover

SOFA UPGRADE IN 1-2-3!

Do you remember the pictures from my new studio I´ve shown you earlier? Then you might remember that I had covered up my sofa? The reason was that I´ve bought a second-hand Karlstad sofa by IKEA that needed a new cover so I just covered it up with a big tablecloth I had until I found something better. After getting some fabric samples from Bemz, I ordered the perfect one!

If you didn´t know already, Bemz creates custom sewn design covers in hundreds of high-end fabrics so that you can update your IKEA sofa, armchairs, chairs and more. What better way to make your furniture reflect your personal style? For my Karlstad sofa I went for the super soft and lustrous velvet fabric designed by Designers Guild called Zaragoza Vintage Velvet – Eggshell, and I absolutely love my new sofa in my studio!

This is the first time I´ve tried a Bemz cover and I have to say that I´m very impressed by the good quality of the fabric and the fit. The sofa got a big upgrade and now looks super stylish!
Another thing I like about the Bemz products is that they are all machine washable and that the covers are sewn in Europe – both good for the environment.

Bemz sofa cover IKEA Karlstad

So what do you think? Do you like my new sofa?

I´m considering a little rug here as well. Any suggestions on what to choose? Color, style, fabric…? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Bemz sofa cover
photos © Nina Holst

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In the summer heat it´s not easy to keep fresh flowers to stay alive indoors, so my tip is to find some decorative straws that don´t need water. They last forever and look beautiful and summery. Happy sunny weekend from me!

photos © Nina Holst

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