Jotun´s LADY Color Chart 2018 - Rhythm of Life

RHYTHM OF LIFE

Earlier this week I was invited to the launch of Jotun´s LADY Color Chart 2018 – Rhythm of Life. After a year of global lifestyle research, are Jotun now unveiling the 32 shades that will define interiors around the world in the year to come.

Somehow are they always able to impress me with they new beautiful colors and combinations, and this year is now exception. Honestly, this is the most beautiful colors I have seen in a color chart before, so be prepared to get the urge to paint your walls! The only problem is; which one to choose?

Further down you will see more of the new colors and a video of the color chart, but here you see a Autumn moodboard I´ve made with some of my favorites colors from the color chart. I can guarantee that you will see some of these colors on my walls soon ; ) Spotting any favorites of your own?

Jotun´s LADY Color Chart 2018 - Rhythm of Life

THE THEMES

City Motions represents modern urban creative culture, expressed through the pared-back design of compact city living spaces. Fusing an industrial aesthetic with comfortable, easy-living simplicity, it presents a refined and restrained palette of deep blues, marble greys and woody browns.

    LADY 10965 Hipster Brown and LADY 10961 Raw Canvas
LADY 10965 Hipster Brown and LADY 10961 Raw Canvas

LADY 5455 Industrial Blue and LADY 5044 Blåis
LADY 5455 Industrial Blue and LADY 5044 Blåis

Silent Serenity embodies the meeting point of mindfulness and multiculturalism of the considered, nomadic lifestyle, captured in the light shades of earth and sand – soothing creams, desert pinks and muted peaches. Sounds nice, right?

LADY 10966 Almond Beige and LADY 20047 Blushing Peach
LADY 10966 Almond Beige and LADY 20047 Blushing Peach

LADY 10981 Norwegian Wood
LADY 10981 Norwegian Wood

Lush Garden takes us out of the city and into the forest, representing the grounding and restorative connection with nature, and offering a botanical sanctuary from the relentless pace of life. The bluegreens of leaves and jungle pools are contrasted with the red-browns of bark and branch.

LADY 8281 Pale Linden
LADY 8281 Pale Linden

LADY 8302 Laurbær
LADY 8302 Laurbær

You can view all the colors and see how you can use them all together in this video:

Photography: Line Thit Klein // styling: Kråkvik & D´Orazio // © Jotun LADY ( Photo 1-2: Nina Holst )

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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