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For the designer addicts out there you might have come across the VL38 from Louis Poulsen already. But did you know that it is now available in black? And what a welcoming addition, considering how I style my home *smile*

But the new color aside, the VL38 has all the traits of a classic. Designed in the late 1930s by Vilhelm Lauritzen in partnership with Louis Poulsen, it was originally made for the Danish broadcasting house. The lamp has a retro look with a soft and curvy expression, and even though you will not find much other retro looking furniture in my home I have to admit that this lamp has that little something that makes it fit right in.

In my styling I have used the VL38 floor lamp, but the lamp is also available as a wall lamp and table lamp. Maybe something for your home office desk?

What do you think of the lamp?


photos © Nina Holst

 

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Have you started thinking about Christmas yet? For me it´s too early to start decorating for Christmas yet, but I have this leftover tree from a Christmas styling I did last week that I want to keep. It´s cute right? It´s actually from my own garden.

When do you you normally start to decorate for Christmas? I usually start in the beginning of December with some flowers and small trees, and Christmas music. Then I wait with the big Christmas tree a week before Christmas eve.

 

photo © Nina Holst

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YUH lamp // Win designer lamp

The Louis Poulsen universe of beautiful lamps is expanding, and the new member of the family is the Yuh lamp. And what a beauty it is! No wonder it recently won Design Awards 2017  “Lamp of the year” award.

Inspired by the classics of Danish design, the Yuh lamp pays homage to the legends, Poul Henningsen and Arne Jacobsen. Maybe you can recognize that the geometric shape of the of the lamp is inspired by the AJ lamps?

But the designers have taken it one the step further with some nice features that I think you will love. The designers, GamFratesi, wanted the lamp to be personal, and they have accomplished this by making a lamp that can be rotated and moved up and down allowing you to illuminate just the area you want. The lamp source is also cleverly hidden so you get a dimmable, beautiful glare-free light.

The lamp was made available in September and includes a table lamp, floor lamp, and wall lamp. All available in either white or black.

WIN A YUH TABLE LAMP!

So, how happy would you be if I told you that you could get this beauty in your own home? Yes, it is possible because in collaboration with Louis Poulsen I am giving away one Yuh table lamp! To participate, head over to my Instagram for all the details.

The lucky winner will be picked on the 4th of November. Good luck!

YUH lamp // Win designer lamp
photos © Nina Holst

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Halloween / Autumn table setting

Halloween is right around the corner, and as with previous years, I like to keep the decorations toned down. No scary or orange decorations around here : ) So this table setting work as an Autumn table setting as well..

Pumpkins are a nice way to add that Halloween feeling to the table. I bought some small pumpkins at my local flower shop, and I painted them matt black to make them more stylish for my table setting. The white pumpkins that I´ve used are all natural and give a nice contrast to all the black. I´ve also used chestnuts to add some color. Other than that I´ve used both black tableware and cutlery. Even the candle lights are black to make the table more Halloween-ish…

Want more? Check out more Halloween inspiration here.

Halloween / Autumn table setting
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As you can read in my last blog post, I have just recently finished renovating my laundry room. I am super happy with the result, but as with any renovation project, it is a process that always takes longer, costs more and is exhausting while it is going on.

So one evening while I renovated I needed a timeout. And what better way to unwind than to go to Pinterest, right? Here, among all the things I have pinned over the years I found a board that I had not looked at for a while. My inspirational board for my dream house.

Yes, like I guess many of you I have for years had this dream of building my own house. Don´t get me wrong, I love the house we live in now, but there’s something about the process of building my own house. Getting it just the way I want it. With all the great new designs and innovations that are possible when building a new house today.

With an old house it seems like the list is never ending with renovation projects, and (hopefully) with a new house I would get a fresh start rather than continuously having to set aside money for the next thing that needs to be fixed.

But most importantly, I like being the creator. To see a massive structure coming together from what started as ideas in my imagination. And since I enjoyed so much looking at what I had pinned, I thought I would share some of the ideas with you. Maybe you also have this dream and have some ideas to share with me?

As you can see most of the photos I have pinned are from inside the house. The reason for this is that I feel it is important to get a sense of how the rooms should be like before I decide on the architecture of the house. In my view, the floor plan will sort of set the standard for how the house will be.

Looking at my pinned photos I also see that there are some features that I really love and that I feel are important for all the rooms:

Getting as much sunlight into the house as possible
I love natural sunlight, so getting as much of this into every room as possible is important.

Extra ceiling height
Getting some extra centimeters of ceiling height does so much for the overall feeling of a room. Don’t you agree?

Spacious rooms
I notice how I am drawn to inspirational photos of rooms that are big and spacious. Makes me wonder how big my house would need to be *smile*.

Getting the flow right
This is a bit tricky, but if I were to build something new I would spend a lot of time making sure that the flow between the rooms is good. That rooms that go together are naturally connected to each other. Not the best example, but a walk-in wardrobe is best if connected to the bedroom.

It´s all in the details
Lastly, I also see how much I love details. Like finding great looking materials whether it is for the floor or the furnishings. Or having tailored solutions, like custom-made shelves. Details that are smart, thoughtful and stands the test of time.

That, and a nice big bathtub in the middle of the bathroom with a fantastic view (and a glass of champagne in my hand). Yes, it is good to dream *smile*

What about you? Have you started pinning your dream home? Or maybe you have already built your dream home? I would love to hear about your own dream list, and also how the process was to build your dream house.


Photos via Pinterest

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