Styling Sessions for AXOR Montreux Campaign – A bathroom mixer with Authentic aesthetic

November 7, 2018


Advertisement // Campaign in collaboration with AXOR

Today I am happy to present you the campaign I have been working in collaboration with AXOR . Every mixer and shower from AXOR features their own unique design, designed in collaboration with world-renowned designers, such as Philippe Starck, Antonio Citterio and Jean-Marie Massaud.

AXOR embodies luxury in the bathroom and kitchen. Avantgarde, one-of-a-kind products and collections are created to the highest aesthetic and technological standards. They all live up to the aspiration “Form Follows Perfection”.

I was free to choose whichever mixer I wanted and create an interpretation of how I imagine it in a bathroom. I chose the AXOR Montreux that combines authentic aesthetics ,with the evolution of industrial design at the wash basin. The design partner for AXOR Montreux: Phoenix Design is an independent design studio which has won more than 700 design awards. Focusing on product design in the tradition of the Bauhaus style and supreme ease of use of the products. True to the original style: the bridge mixer with high spout and cross handles with authentic porcelain inlays. Unmistakably classic.

But how can a classic fit a contemporary bathroom? I took the challenge by imagining the mixer in a lifestyle moodboard, a great visual in order to express what I had in mind. Texture and color are most important, for this reason I chose the Montreux to be made in Brushed Black Chrome FinishPlus surface finish. I find that this specific finish, chosen from the 15  AXOR Finish Plus colors, can be perfectly tailored to the interior design of almost any contemporary bathroom as well as any classic bathroom. It will fit just as well in a marble bathroom, or a bathroom with cement finishes, or even a bathroom with Moroccan hydraulic tiles. I decided to use classic details to show how even colors that one might not imagine will look great in fact complement the mixer ,brown packaging with wooden details along with soft natural colors.

Below you can also see the mixer in detail, and its beautiful brushed chrome finish. Scroll for photos of my interpretation of how a lifestyle moodboard can easily be transformed into a real bathroom.

Using the same materials and surface suggestions, it is not hard to go from having a mixer to creating a DIY bathroom. The AXOR Montreux can fit into a perfectly designed bathroom, something that AXOR has been a pioneer at .

Luxurious bathroom design is not dependant on the size of the room. The floor plan is not a benchmark for the high quality of the interior furnishings. It’s a question of having high standards with regard to shapes and materials. Granite, marble, wood and elegant fabrics.

While any AXOR mixer can be used in an architectural designed bathroom, here in Norway I know so many of you love to work on building on your own. From kitchens to bathrooms, Norwegians love to employ designers for a luxurious result, but they also love to create something on their own, and it important that it feels equally luxurious. With the AXOR Montreux that couldn’t be easier. The mixer comes ready to be mounted, with a minimal knowledge of having done this once before or watching a short video, installation shouldn’t be a problem at all. Here I present to you which materials you can start with that are easy to find an assemble. Wooden surfaces, water resistant paint for the walls, a ceramic basin. I imagined going all the way back to the classics for this composition. Feel free to change colors, add stone or cement, fabrics and details, the Montreux will bring everything together at the end and it will be the centerpiece of the washing area.

// Photography and Styling by Katerina Dima

 

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IKEA Livet Hemma Inspiration and a trick on how to achieve the looks

November 1, 2018


It is not the first time I turn to IKEA Livet Hemma for inspiration , in fact one of my most popular posts about Livet Hemma featuring what I think could be a full house, can be found here and the continuation of it here. I think the team of stylists and photographers the Swedish part of IKEA is putting on these small projects are brilliant, in the way they handle colours and combination of materials , that not only help see some of IKEA furniture in new light, but also they make you want to copy the whole set up. There is a a small trick to this process however that anyone can follow, and it’s not really hidden so everyone can take advantage of it. The clever thought behind is to combine IKEA products with either vintage or even high end brands. So feel free to use your vintage rug along with an IKEA sofa, dress it in Bemz covers, add a painting or a poster behind it, use those magazines on the sofa table as coasters, then add a high end lamp or a chair and there you have it. The formula is simple really, what makes however Livet Hemma special, s that the team provides inspiration for you and me, for free. It is one thing to say this is the formula, and another to start from scratch implementing it. But if you have a couple of stylings as inspiration to start , then it makes starting a project of your own quite manageable. Scroll to see a few photos I chose, that stand out to me from the collection of Livet Hemma, all from different posts, that I think make for good inspiration.

//Photos via IKEA Livet Hemma

 

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How to style a bedroom 4 ways

October 21, 2018


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A couple of weeks ago it was your vote that decided the winner for Norways best bedroom, a competition by Høie of Scandinavia and KK.no. For those that have been following these series , I know you are very much looking forward to this! I posted about the 4 semi finalists here and today I will be showing you the first styling (and a sneak peek of the second) for the winning bedroom, I m sure you recognize it! You can find more photos and the rest of stylings on KK.no !

In this styling we took advantage of the colour profile the room already had, there are dominant white and blue walls that we decided would combine great with colour blocking when it came to the linens. Cool hues were chosen accordingly for the first styling, that would not only fit the room but also the owners character. In this His and His bedroom, crisp greys combined with cool blues and brilliant whites for linens bring upon a sophisticated and young feeling, for a couple that is hip and modern. The details chosen amplify this effect, modern furniture with minimal influences, black and silver details, leather and steel. The result hints towards a contemporary view of the materials, and introduces a fresh look towards satin linens. The grey details ( vases, linens, blanket) creates a balance between the crisp difference of white and blue, it bridges the space between them without weighing it down. In this way the colour details of the room that already existed are used as a base for the new styling while also being elevated to a new height. If you want to bring about colours, this is a smart way of emphasising them.

Used in this styling from Høie online catalog :

Satin grey bed sheetsVelvet Blue pillowcases | Satin white pillowcases | Dark grey wool blanket | Dark Blue wool blanket

For the next styling we focused on the softness of the materials of the room, the warm nordic oak floors and closet, the natural tones the room provided already. White this time is being used as the neutral agent that unifies the end result, which focuses now on a friendly and inviting environment. The feeling we are trying to achieve is soft cosiness, we wanted to bring living in the bedroom. The activity of reading, or listening to music while relaxing on the bed, or even on the warm floor. The colours and materials used for the linens (sheets , beddings, blankets), accentuate exactly this feeling of soft cosiness , beige tones were used in combination with muted greens , a combination that succeeds in inviting you in to spend a quiet afternoon or a prolonged morning. The colours themselves are not supposed to be heavy, the opposite, they are chosen for their calming effect, while the light patterned fabrics create an interesting layer that the eye and eventually the body can rest. Details of the styling also help with this, this time around soft colours where chosen for any furniture that matched the warm nordic feel, pale nude leathers, linen beige pouches help with storage of anything that can be hidden in plain view, transparent vases and surfaces that let light fly in without obscuring the colours or patterns we were trying to use to promote an inviting environment. A comfortable setting was created next to the window, where an alternative way is presented on spending an hour on the floor with a blanket reading a book. The stage is set for a comfortable few hours. See more at KK.no.

Used in this styling from Høie online catalog :

Krepp Olive Bed Sheets | Cecilie Olive pillowcases | Krepp Olive striped pillowcases | Wool knitted Olive Blanket

// Photography and Styling by Katerina Dima

 

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Reform and New sustainable design with Dinesen Wood

October 19, 2018


I have long waited for Reform to collaborate with Dinesen, in my mind it was something just naturally bound to be, and I couldn’t be happier when the press email landed in my inbox with photos and news about the results of this collaboration.

For those that might not know Reform, Reform projects start with a basic ingredient – elements from the IKEA kitchen. Then you can add their architect-designed fronts and countertops to create an aesthetic and a personal style that combines quality construction, function and timeless design. New or old IKEA kitchens can be transformed completely, something I am also considering when renovating next time.

The new UP kitchen fronts are created with Architecture offices Lendager . Lendager UP, their initiative, enables the construction industry to address some of the most pressing global challenges through innovative resource use. The company was founded due to the lack of suppliers of upcycle products. Upcycling describes the process whereby the value of waste materials is increased through the recycling process, ideally also creating a product with a longer lifespan than the original.

From my tour to Dinesen this summer, I learned that they dont throw anything from the materials they use. From the smallest piece of wood that can be turned into a small chopping board, to the largest that needs to be treated specially so it won’t break (using the butterfly technique) , everything is used or recycled. Lendager takes this concept even further, instead of keeping these beautiful recycled pieces in the factory, but also taking pieces that are no longer used from displays, galleries, restaurants, any Dinesen project that is being redone, and using it to create the UP kitchen fronts for Reform. Brilliant and eco friendly, a design I can welcome to my own home anyday!

 

//Photos via Reform

 

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