Oslo Bedroom : Final look

February 2, 2018


Most of the times when we see a before and after we expect the before to look quite terrible. In this case I think after the redo the bedroom looks so much more beautiful, but it still looked great before, it just needed a little love. Here you can see how it looked before ( or here very recently and here ), there was nothing inherently bad about it, it was just all white and since the room is so tall, it felt incomplete. A few months ago I attended the Jotun Lady press event where the new colors and trends were discussed, and during an impromptu interview where I was asked which new color was my favorite, I answered with color Space. I fell in love with Jotun Ladys new beige palette and as soon as I knew what I wanted to do with the bedroom it took me roughly a week to finish up the look. I will be making another post tomorrow with more photos of the process, but today I wanted to share colors and the direction I took with the room. Keep reading for all the details! 

You can see how the office corner looked before here, do you notice something different ( aside from the different styling) ? The first thing that should jump out is the fact that the lists ( or skirting boards) are now quite bigger. This was the cornerstone of the transformation and the idea that started everything. The room , as explained above, is quite tall, and while it is amazing to have tall ceilings , it can leave the room feeling too empty. Filling it up with items is not a good solution, it will end up looking messy. One of the best ways to balance the height is to create the illusion of layers, the eye will stop automatically on each layer while the room will still feel airy due to the natural height. 

I chose to create bigger lists by adding a small board 30cm above the previous one, nailed it to the wall and painted the old lists the new board and the wall in between the same color ( tomorrow I will share more of how I created the new lists!). This creates the illusion of a single but quite bigger list, it gives the room an added desired layer while it brings a palatial feel. I also painted the windows the same color to give a sense of continuity, but also because darker windows appeal to me quite a lot lately. The color used for both lists and windows is Space 10678 from Jotun Lady, Supreme Finish Mat for wood and panels. I also decided to not paint all the way up, leaving a ribbon on the top in the previous color  that matched the ceiling ( white ). The wall I painted in a light beige/grey, color code Sommersne 1928 also from Jotun Lady, Pure color , supermat. The color is described as not quite beige, not quite grey, and it was exactly what I was looking for.  I was debating whether to paint the whole space the same color along with windows and lists , but I decided against. I really wanted for there to be layers and introduce interesting transitions. Executed this way I achieved exactly what I wanted, and the two colors Space and Sommersne fit perfectly together! 


So what do you think? You like it better before or after?

Sponsored post in collaboration with Jotun Lady. The colors were chosen by me.



Some of the furniture are loaned from Kollekted by with my thanks.



Flowers from Wintherblomst with my thanks. 












// Photography and Styling by Katerina Dima




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Before and After Oslo Bedroom Sneak Peek

January 19, 2018


A couple of days ago I teased about redoing my bedroom here in Oslo. Above you can see how it looks today, before ( photo below ) it was all white with beautiful grey floors. I kept the floors as they were, however I painted the walls and the windows and created new and bigger lists, all in various shades of beige. You can see a sneak peek below, although I shot this late in the afternoon and the colors wont show in all their glory, I can safely say that I am in love with the new look. Even though it is hard to capture with a camera, in fact the colors shine through even in dark, it is really so very beautiful and peaceful. The soft light from the lamp, snow falling from the windows, I think I had the best afternoon nap of my life. Right now the room is quite empty but I did put a lamp up ( I teased about that as well in my instagram stories), the bed with a nightstand and a floor lamp. During the following week I will furnish it more, add some accessories, then I ll give you the rundown from what paints I used, the DIY lists and how to create them, everything you need to know to recreate the look!




/ Photography and Styling by Katerina Dima


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A tip for you on a snowy day

November 14, 2017


Ad // Sponsored post in collaboration with Ellos.

Waking up today and seeing the first snow fall out of my window really made me appreciate staying in bed and working from in between my covers. With an amazing view from both the bedroom windows and a hot cup of tea really the only reason I got up was to snap quickly some photos, then tuck myself back in and put my mac on my lap so I could work for the next few hours. 

And since I am spending a few precious hours in bed,I have a tip for you today, if you are looking for a conscious choice when it comes to sheets of good quality that are budget friendly. The Juliette Organic Cotton range from Ellos is not only environmentally friendly, but very soft and comfortable as well. The colors vary, mine as seen in the photos is Kittgrå , a beautiful shade between Ecru and gray. Can you blame me for not wanting to get up? 




// Photography and Styling by Katerina Dima


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At home with some of my favorite essentials

October 10, 2017


Since getting a bed in the bedroom (sneak peek of the bedroom)I feel the whole apartment has finally come together, it feels much more like home now than it did when I first moved in July. I love spending time in here now, and since I have been a little bit sick last few weeks I have been working from bed much more than I would normally do. I don’t have a speaker in Oslo for my bedroom so the new portable Beoplay P2 has become my best companion ( mine is in color Sand ). It doesnt have any controls on it, but tap it twice to pause any song ( double tap again to resume ) and shake it sideways to skip a song are all the controls I need 🙂  It also has a microphone so when I get calls I dont even need to pick up my phone! I always take it with me when I travel too, it is lightweight and then I can listen to music or podcasts or audio books while in my hotel room, its a win win. The sound is great as well for such a small speaker, it is now firmly on my essentials list.
To make the bedroom a little cosy, I like having a candle on the windowsill next to the bed (the bedroom has two big windows), and with some books and magazines, a mirror and a lamp the scene is almost complete.

On the window you might have noticed some products, they are from the Nuori face care line, the Perfecting face oil on the left and the Supreme moisture mask on the right. If you don’t know about Nuori already, apart from their super minimalistic design, what distinguishes them from other skincare is that their products are always fresh. Mine were mixed right before they were delivered and their ingredients are 100% natural. A lot of brands claim this to be true, but Nuori actually delivers, read more about it here if you want and I promise you , you will be converted. 

Last but not least my top favorite brand Aesop launched a new perfume! ( They are currently launching a new website , I will link to it as soon as it is up! ). When it comes to how it smells, you should really visit one of their stores, it is a little too masculine for me but I love how it smells on my other half 🙂


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