Norwegian country house bedroom and a tip for storage

July 6, 2018


Summer cabin bedroom in NorwayYou might have noticed but the blog has a new face! What you didn’t notice was that I also moved it from Blogger platform to WordPress, though this is not something that should be visible. It took me a few days however to sort everything out so this space has been more silent than usual. At the same time I moved from Oslo to the country ( Sogndal for those that know) for the summer , and let me tell you I have never been more exhausted in my life. Dont worry I am not leaving Oslo for good, but since I had to move out of the beautiful apartment since it was sold I thought it would be a good time for a break plus a good opportunity to search for a new apartment during the summer! Hopefully I will find a dream apartment in a dream price before September , or at least thats the plan! For now though, I hope you dont mind summer cabin photos, after all this is where I will be for the next few weeks!

At the same time, this cabin just passed in our hands, before now I couldn’t really put my signature on it, so whenever I was here I didn’t show too much of it. Now that we own it though, I can finally change it at will, budget allowing of course. I am planning on painting and redecorating and I have already started so stay tuned for more posts! 

Today I thought I should share our bedroom on the loft, plus some tips! I dont have a before photo for this, my father in law actually had to take this room apart completely 2 summers ago and rebuilt it floor upwards. He kept the old door and the old window and installed new floors and tapestry. I painted over the tapestry a few months ago but I still dont really like how it looks. This is the same colour I had in my Oslo bedroom but due to the environment there it looked beige, here it is just grey and I m honestly tired of grey. I decided to paint the walls white but use the same type I will use on the doors, and here is the first tip! 

TIP : Use the same type of paint for the walls as the one you use for the doors and panels, if the surface is small, this way the walls will look slightly thicker and will fit perfectly with the doors and windows giving a sense of cohesion! 

Plus for my bedroom this will mean the room will look bigger as well. The slanted room is amazing, it makes for a cozy space, but it also tends to drive the eye lower making the room seem even smaller. Painting it all the same colour will solve more than one problems! Next on the painting list are the floors. The boards look beautiful but they have a yellowish tint that doesn’t show in these photos, but it will after white washing it! I only need to wash the floor carefully, then paint over once, fingers crossed it will look exactly how I have it in my head! I will make another blogpost after the changes and I will list exactly what I used to achieve colours and hues.

Summer cabin bedroom in NorwayThe other tip comes in the form of storage. More than a year ago I bought these door hooks from Lagerhaus ( they also come in stainless steel  ), they are very versatile and sturdy, and budget friendly! Since they are single  they can be placed on any door and as many as the door can fit in a row, and they can hold quite a lot of weight as well. I have been using them for almost any door in the house, for hanging robes, to hand mirrors and purses or make up bags, anything that I use everyday and can be hanged for space, it will go on these hooks. And on the plus side? It really looks as if its styled for a photo when in reality it is just handy! What can be better than that? Beauty and usability! 

Summer cabin bedroom in Norway Summer cabin bedroom in Norway// Photography and Styling by Katerina Dima

 

 

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Pholc Mobil

June 26, 2018


Advertisement // Sponsored post in collaboration with Pholc.

A few weeks ago I introduced you to Pholc  ( find the blogpost here ), a relatively new brand in Sweden that has made quite a lot of waves. A favorite design of mine, the Mobil series which includes the beautiful five arms pendant that everyone loves that hangs in my bedroom .  In the same series there are a pendant with 3 arms, 2 wall versions ( a tall and a short one) and a table version. The now very recognisable design with the curve wall tall version called Mobil 150 Wall can be seen in my home office space, right next to the beautiful big window. Scroll down and you will see how the shape changes depending of the angle you look at it, the signature curve can be seen so easily on the side, while if you look at it up front it looks completely straight!

The designer created the series having in mind that they should easily adorn a New York loft, and while tall ceilings a big windows accentuate the design itself, I can still see it in a shorter height home, even a country house. For me this is where a design goes from just trending, to becoming a classic, when you can see it fitting just as well in a contemporary loft to a classic country house.

Oh , and a piece of advice? Hide all the wires behind a poster on the foot of any lamp, as you see , this is exactly my solution here as well.

// Photography and Styling by Katerina Dima

 

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Fredericia : Trinidad – An Icon for Living

June 20, 2018


Advertisement // Sponsored post in collaboration with Fredericia.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Nanna Ditzel’s iconic Trinidad chair, Fredericia relaunched the iconic chair in a selection of new shades, enhancing the natural beauty of the materials in a contemporary manner. 

Nanna Ditzel (1923-2005) is one of the most significant figures of Danish design heritage. She is best known for her uncompromising approach to quality, playful shapes and a magnificent ability to transform her artistic dreams into very functional and sophisticated designs. With Trinidad, Nanna Ditzel turned the modernist mantra of material reduction against its original intent. The cut-out fretwork of the curved shells not only lightens the visual density of the chair, but it also functions as a decorative element. Inspired by her travels, Nanna Ditzel designed the Trinidad chair combining signature detailing with effortless elegance, while always aiming for great comfort and a sleek appearance. Nanna, on the inspiration behind the design said :

“On Trinidad I saw how the facades of the houses nearly dissolves in light and shadow – almost like a lace – and I thought to myself: How can I use this for a chair?”

Like a Gingerbread facade, the Trinidad Chair gently plays with the sunlight, creating a sense of motion in the space. The lightweight design embraces the body and is designed to suit not only the setting, but also the person that sits on it. The precise transparency of the Trinidad chair almost dissolves in a play of light and shadow, yet at the same time gives the chair a strikingly bold voice. The new editions are available in smoked, grey and light grey oak leaving the veneer with a visible wooden structure.

Inspired by the design I am also trying to use the chair accordingly. While its elegance stands out in both light and shadow, I am trying to place it in my space in a way that the light will always pass through it various times of the day thus creating a playful pattern on the floor. I also chose one of the new colours, light grey oak with black legs, so it fits my tone on tone styling in the bedroom/home office, although an all black would have looked great as well! Scroll down for more photos of the beautiful Trinidad chair, how do you like it in my space?



// Photography and Styling by Katerina Dima


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Sundays Office

May 20, 2018


I came back to Oslo yesterday night and today I spend either on the balcony or right here, trying to catch up with everything work related. And as always, being the great blogger that I am, it took me all day to decide if I was even making a blogpost today, which I am at 23:45. Makes you wonder why I just dont post it tomorrow? Well there is this nagging feeling that I really need to be posting more, even though editorial quality content is hard to make in everyday basis, but then again..not everyday needs to be editorial right? So I hope you will forgive the occasional rumblings like this one, the one photo posts like this one (but a very real one, as what you dont see is me on the edge of the sofa with my macbook), the “I really have so much to say but I just dont have the time to write the words” like this one. I will gather my thoughts and most definitely come back with a clearer mind and more comprehensive posts, but for today, some people have said things better than me, if you find something interesting, do click on!

  1.  GDPR & What It Means For Bloggers, whether you are in EU or not, here are some short and easy guidelines for the new rules of the General Data Protection Regulation (especially if you have newsletter etc)
  2. 4 Things bloggers need to know for the industry to survive , including oversaturation of ads on social media and how this is detrimental for bloggers.
  3. A letter from Holly , I dont agree with everything in this letter from Holly but she does ask some of the right questions, are bloggers truthful with their advertising, as a blogger do you still connect with your fellow bloggers like before, and more.
  4. Frida from Trendenser is wondering if she is lost in her vision and where her blog is going (something I have been wondering a lot as well). Turn auto translation on, its in Swedish but worth a read!



// Photography and Styling by Katerina Dima


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