Thursday, July 2, 2015

Only Deco Love feature in Couch Magazine!






So excited to receive my copy of Couch Magazine this month! Featured in page 114 a page spread with one of the photos from my collaboration with Eva Solo a few weeks ago(you an see the whole post here). Thank you Couch for the feature, it has been a pleasure.You can get a copy this month in any magazine stand.


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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

ViSSEVASSE Sneakpeek

I have been searching for the perfect posters for my living room and I think I may have found them. VisseVasse  creates beautiful scenic retro posters in pastel colors that match every mood. I am very lucky to be collaborating with them and I have more lifestyle photos to show you in the near future but I couldn't resist revealing a sneak peek before I hang all of them on the living room walls. Stay tuned!

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

New Macbook and new Leather Case from Tox Leather





Just a few days I got my fist Macbook as a gift from my boyfriend and I couldn't be happier. It really is very intuitive and overall a pleasure to use. As always when I have something that is so new, right out of the box, I love giving it as much care as possible. Even the slightest of smudges has to be cleaned away and everything must look exactly as the moment it came out of its box. Of course this will eventually pass as time goes by but taking steps to ensure your Mac stays new for as much time as possible is of course something every new Mac owner is striving for. Having a case to transfer and keep it  safe can prove very important. My criteria for such a case was that it should be easy to carry, easy to use (just slip in the Mac and go was top priority) all the while being from a soft material and last but not least look great. I was very happy to discover that Tox Leather  had a great selection of handmade leather sleeves for any Apple product and an array of choices when it comes to design. My grey sleeve  fits my 13" Mac perfectly and its smooth natural lining helps making sure there are no scratches while I slide it in. Easy to carry and easy to use, while looking great! What else can a girl ask :)  You can also find Tox Leather on Etsy at Tox Leather, and they deliver worldwide. Doesn't my Mac look all snugly in my new Tox?

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Friday, June 26, 2015

My Comfy Office

Soe shots from my home office space, I like it cozy and spacious although I will soon be adding some shelves for some extra storage. A lot of you are asking about my office lounge chairs, I like to change them a lot depending on my mood. They also live in the living room (you can read about them in the post here about how to get them and make them exactly like mine if you wish since ours were custom made) and they are extremely comfortable. However I do like to change them around as you already know with either eames or vintage nordic chairs. There is always a common denominator whenever I choose to sit though ever since I moved to Norway. The chair needs to be covered with a sheepskin or a comfy blanket. I love how cozy it feels and how much more inviting it becomes. And even if we just sit on our office for fun, we still love to feel as such right?

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Still Life on my desk



Just a couple of days ago my MacBook finally arrived! I am beyond excited about learning how to use it and I absolutely love everything about it. My only problem is that I still have a ton of things that need to be organized in my old windows PC, folders and archives to be sorted out, and it takes much more time that I thought it would. I prefer not clogging my new Mac with files I will inadvertently end up deleting so for now I am using both. I save the spot on my desk for my old setup(for a couple more days), while I am working on the living room sofa table when it comes to my Macbook as seen above(although without the Mac). I hate to admit it but it feels nice to fall back to the familiarity that Windows brings while I am learning how to use a new OS however the capabilities of the Mac surprise me every minute I use it. Just a couple of minutes ago someone replied to my tweet and a nice little bubble window popped up and I was able to respond just like that, without loosing any time or loosing focus on what I was otherwise doing at the moment! I cannot count the times that I have been pleasantly surprised like that, everything feels like it is on the top of your fingers. However what has completely blown me away is the level of polish that the OS has when it comes to appearance. It is quite extraordinary to go from clunky windows to the beauty that is the desktop of a Mac. Every window open is an experience of its own, and even apps you already know about (such as skype ) they all have special design to match the OS Yosemite feel. While I am marveling the beauty of its design (both the exterior of the Mac as well as the software) what makes everything pop out is the retina screen. The Macbook 13" retina 2015 model is a wonder on its own, but its screen is what sets it apart from anything I have ever seen in my life.I have read that it is hard to go back from using it to using another screen and it is absolutely 100% true. My monitors quality ( a beautiful white Benq) is great but compared to the retina screen of my Mac feels underwhelming. While I love its appearance I can see how soon I will want to connect my Mac to another retina monitor or otherwise just migrate to an iMac and call it a day. I was sceptical about getting an apple pc, and even more when it came to getting the newest one but after only a few days of using it I cannot recommend it enough! If you can, I suggest taking the leap, you will never look back. 


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Sunday, June 21, 2015

My Instagram

While I post a lot of photos on my blog, you will also find me on Instagram where I post so many photos of my everyday life that I do not include on my posts here. So if you like to see more of my photos you can visit my instagram gallery @onlydecolove. I love the new web design for instagram, so much more mininal and clean. I feel it elevates even more the images, so if you don't use the app, just feel free to bookmark my Instagram page for updates! Below you can find some of the photos I post there.
I cannot believe there are 60 thousand people following my account, thank you all so much for your comments and your love!

All images taken from my Instagram account.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Iittala Collection








Beautiful images from the new Iittala collection I have been browsing last few days. What started as a glass factory in Iittala, Finland, today celebrates generations of essential objects that are made to enrich people’s everyday lives. Iittala believes objects should be distinctiv and multi-functional, with lasting design that inspires individual use and expression.
All the photos are so beautifully and carefully styled then photographed and edited, they fit my aesthetics perfectly. So many things I want to purchase and they are definitely on my radar next time I visit Illuums Bolighus in Bergen. How beautiful is the glass concrete lamp Leimu or the blown tea light candleholders? I can see them both in my house, especially in the bedroom on a sidetable.

Images via : Iittala

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Surprise Gift



Up early today as I cannot contain myself with excitement. For the last year (and longer than that) my Windows pc has been proving more and more difficult to work on. Nothing that a trip to the repair shop couldn't handle but the trips became more and more necessary as time went by. It wasn't until this blog and everything related to it became a more important part of my life when I realized it was quite difficult keeping up with everything needed to be done with my old set up. I already knew that my replacement would have to be a laptop. I need it to be mobile and powerful enough but also small and easy to carry. However I have long wanted my next laptop to be a macbook so I started making steps towards the change. When time came to change my keyboard a few months ago I got myself an apple wireless. It looks and feels great and best of all, it really needed nothing more other than to turn it on and connect to my windows laptop. All the keys worked perfectly like a charm without me needing to remap anything. So far so good. While I wasn't thinking about getting a macbook when I purchased my white Benq monitor, it is one of the few that comes ready to be connected to any apple device.While I was turning and tossing thinking if I should take the plunge and buy a new pc my boyfriend surprised me with a brand new Macbook Retina 13" 2015 model. I think I have driven myself crazy with anticipation and I couldn't be happier the delivery date is finally today! Hopefully everything will go as planned and there wont be any delays and I will have the whole weekend to learn how to use it. I have been a windows user all my life so this is going to be interesting. Stay tuned for my first impressions :)


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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Skandinavisk at Home (Hjem)


While styling a photoshoot yesterday I had the pleasure of discovering my cameras battery was drained exactly when its charger decided to die on me. Fortunately I had already gotten the necessary shots however I have to wait for my new charger to come in order to be able to use my DSLR again. While I am not changing camera yet, my camera is an entry level DSLR Nikon for beginners and I would love to upgrade to full frame soon. For now I will have to shoot with my iPhone and although it cannot compete with an actual camera I have seen people doing wonders with it. I took the photo above using my phone earlier today while visiting my boyfriends grandparents at their home. I am starting simple (compared to the Apple iPhone campaign) with plain white walls and simple elements, do you like the results? 


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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Post Vacations





Hello everyone and thank you for cheering me on while on vacation! I read all your amazing comments on instagram and snapchat and while it was not easy to respond from Greece, now that I am back things can finally get back to normal. We had quite a few unexpected surprises thrown our way the day we were traveling so instead of taking us a few hours to come back to Norway it took us two days. We ended up spending the night at an amazing hotel with great breakfast brunch so in my humble opinion it wasn't half as bad. After many hours in transit and flight delays I needed a good shower so stepping out of the airport and being able to do just that immediately felt like heaven to me.
Another thing I am happy about getting back is getting some healthy food choices for breakfast.Not that you can't have that when on vacation but I do tend to binge a lot on croissants and everything cream and chocolate while away. Today's breakfast as can be seen above instead, included smoked salmon on cream cheese with some spring onions and radishes. As always I woke up just in time for my Norwegian class, hurried over then returned to make myself my actual breakfast just in time for lunch! This didn't stop me from returning to bed to enjoy it while I was catching up with my emails and blogging. Hope you had a great start of the week, I will see you later with some exciting news!


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Monday, June 8, 2015

Anne Black Giveaway Winner



I just got back from Greece yesterday and I have yet to unpack. There are so many things to do now that I am back, just about everything that I didn't do while on vacation that I would usually be doing in daily basis, for the blog or otherwise! Something that gives me great delight is announcing the winner for the Anne Black giveaway with the Grow planters! I drew a random number to find out the winner. And...congratulations miss Niki from @myscandinavianhome! Please send me an email with your details , I hope you love these planters as much as I do!

Thank you all for participating, stay tuned for many more to come!


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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Holiday Inbound


Getting ready for a few days of holidays in Greece and since the weather is promising to be above 28C I am packing light. I have been cleaning and organizing all week and the only mess left is on my desk. I am not done with this area yet though. I need to set up my ipad, upload all the books I need (movies and series) to keep me entertained. I will be trying to take photos  for you however I am not sure if I will be uploading them while I am away. You will definitely find me on shapchat and instagram though! Now I have to run and get the suitcases ready, got to be careful not to pack Milo in them, she loves sneaking in when I m not looking!


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