As some of you might have noticed, I have been sharing the latest updates from our house on Instagram Stories. Two rooms have received a well-deserved upgrade, and one of them is the washing room that has not been touched since the house was built in 1986. As you can imagine, it was about time.

As with any major renovation project that I do, I like to visual how I would like the room to be and a mood board is an excellent way to do this.

As you can see I am going for a clean look with a touch of nature with the oak door panels from IKEA. The black Tapwell faucet looks great and will create a nice contrast to the rest.

To complement the design, I have chosen ASKO for the washing machine and tumble dryer. Living up to its Scandinavian heritage the machines have a minimalistic and clean look that I like.

For the finishing touch, I am planning to have a Himla rug that will soften up the concrete floor. Lastly, as you can see in the mood board, I am also planning to have a Himla towel hanging on the wall as well as the Menu dustpan. The details are important, right?

So what do you think? Stay tuned for the big reveal next week.


Collage: Nina Holst



Our entrance ready for falll


I have for a long time been thinking about finding a large pot and a wintergreen tree for our entrance. And a couple of weeks ago I found them both on sale ( a good bargain is always nice, huh? : ) ) The best thing about having this huge flower pot, is that I have room for some seasonal plants around the tree as well. So I have filled it with different autumnal greenery that I like, and I´m now all set for autumn.

Finally, it looks a lot more welcoming at our front door.

Our entrance ready for fall
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The Egg chair_Stylizimo House

You can now find some new photos from my living room and an interview over at Residence magazine´s website. I hope you like it : )

Find me over at Residence magazine  Living room StylizimoBookshelf Stylizimo
photos © Nina Holst

I´m now back home after five wonderful days at the Casa Cook Kos hotel in Greece, and I am already dreaming about coming back and enjoying more of this beautiful new boutique hotel by Thomas Cook / Ving. I´ve stayed at a lot of nice hotels around the world, but this one certainly stands out as my favorite so far.

I love every little detail of this hotel including its surroundings. The powdery sand dunes in front of the hotel´s beach and the high mountains surrounding its location make everything look magical. Casa Cook Kos is the perfect place to relax and unwind, either by the pool ( some of the rooms even have a private pool! ), their lovely Spa, or at the beach where the pergolas and sunbeds face the cobalt-blue sea. For the foodies you can enjoy the restaurant´s farm-to-table concept together with a spectacular sunset or drink freshly made healthy smoothies. For the more active people you can join their twice daily yoga classes ( the last one is at the beach during sunset ), or how does paddleboarding, kitesurfing, and windsurfing on the crystal clear sea sound? I myself had a fantastic time horse riding on the raw natural landscapes of the dunes, and enjoyed a boat excursion to the small and beautiful neighbouring islands. In other words, Casa Cook has everything to offer for a very nice holiday!

The restaurant looks amazing and they serve the most wonderful breakfasts.

The shop and smoothie bar is as stunning as everything else at the hotel. A nice place to take a break from the sun.

No problem getting a good night´s sleep here.

I don´t think I have seen a cooler looking bathroom in any hotel before.

This is tranquillity.

photos © Nina Holst

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Casa Cook Kos


If you are following me on Instagram, you have probably noticed that I´ve been enjoying my last few days at the amazing new Casa Cook Kos hotel in Greece. Ving invited a small group people from the Scandinavian press to show their new lifestyle hotel situated by the beach, and I feel like the luckiest person in the world being invited, because this is the most beautiful hotel I`ve ever stayed at – for real!

In the photo above you see a little peek of the wonderful shop and smoothie bar that they have . It looks really beautiful, right?

I have one more day to explore the hotel and take pictures before I fly back to Norway, so I´ll be back later sharing some of the magic Casa Cook Kos is offering.  In the meantime you can follow me on Instagram Stories to see what I´m up  ; )


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