How to set a minimal autumn table with Pillivuyt

November 5, 2017


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Fall for me doesn’t only signify the
beginning of the cold season but also the start of the wonderful gatherings
season, I am always so much looking forward to dinners with friends indoors and
plans for fun nights have already begun. One of the most fun part of hosting a
dinner is setting up the table and today I would love to share some tips with
you on how to style a minimal Autumn table.The elegant
Pillivuyt Plissé line
fits perfectly with the design I have in mind and in this case I chose to make
it the
center of the table setting. Read below for tips on how to recreate my Fall Autumn Table setting!

1. Often the most difficult decision
when beginning a design plan is choosing the color palette. I almost always end
up choosing white when it comes to tableware because they are easy to style and
they will match and complement any styling, no matter how traditional, minimal
or whimsical. 

2. Table runners and linen
tablecloths will define the placement of the table, however if you have a
beautiful table , there is no reason to hide it under cloths. If anything I
find a minimal table setting will look even more beautiful on a wooden surface,
plus it is so much easier to handle spills! Place linen white napkins however
in between plates to give a warm and inviting feeling.

3. Even a minimal composition has
need for rules and structure, adding a big centrepiece will help define the
placement of the tableware but be careful that it does not distract from the
design plan. I suggest using a big glass vase that not only will make a
statement but its transparency will make it light and it will not obstruct the
view. 

4. Flowers are a favorite of mine,
for my minimal design plan I chose a few simple stems in mustard color (so very
autumnal)  and arranged them in my big vase. If you wish you can also add
one stem on every plate for each guest, or add something else that represents
fall for you. I filled the top bowls of my table design with chestnuts instead,
this way I am bringing a little bit of nature on the table without overwhelming
it.



5. Do you have a small table like me?
Then do as I did and keep all extra plates that you are going to use or cups or
saucers next to the table on a shelf in an open composition. This way the
setting feels more intimate and it is easier to change the setting after dinner
is finished. I always keep the coffee set close by, Norwegians love having
coffee after dinner and it is so much easier to set the new table after eating. 
 Pillivuyt Plissé line is so beautiful , like my table I do not like hiding it!

As a final note, Norwegians drink a lot of coffee, and I am always setting up the table with a full coffee set after dinner. But regardless if you have this tradition, a full set of coffee cups and mugs is always welcomed, whether you are serving coffee after eating, or just enjoying it in a rainy afternoon by the window. You can find more photos (including a full setting for coffee) and a stop movie of how I prepared my table at Pillivuyt today!

// Photography and Styling by Katerina Dima



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Simple Scandinavian Living Room Styling

October 1, 2017


I had a little time this weekend and I finally styled my own living room a little bit, so before I start sharing photos from my trips last month I thought I would show you how the room looks like right now after a few recent additions! 


Starting off with the biggest one although I recently showed it off as I assembled it on my instagram , the Menu Stick system in white. I needed a shelf system and I couldn’t decide if it should be mounted on the wall or free on the floor, but I found the Menu one on a great sale in a shop in Oslo which made my decision pretty easy. And if after a few months I need a little bit of change I can always sell it and buy something else, recycling interior pieces is something I firmly believe in, I much prefer buying something that has value that I can later sell and get something else, then start over again when I need a change.

Another two additions in the room are the Kizu Lamp from New Works and the Hay Slit table in Mirror, both of which I was lucky to have delivered on my door by Nest , one of the stores in UK that I recommend heartily to my readers from UK (and the rest of the Europe) for their great selection of brands that are on the forefront of interior design last few years. I have talked about a lot with the owners as well and we both share the same values when it comes to furniture recycling, and not only. Recently we were discussing the concept of Lagom, exactly because we both love simplicity, roughly translated from Swedish as ‘appropriately in balance’ or simply ‘Just right’. 

Lagom is not an interior ‘trend’ but rather a way of living in balance, of having just the right amount of anything you need. I wrote a piece for Nest about our discussions and my thoughts on the subject that was published on their web blog , if you want to read more about Lagom and life in balance through my eyes you can find it here

Finally, when it comes to my living room , some details really set the mood and their are very easy to apply. A rather bulky plant will cover an awkward space and make the transition from a piece of furniture to a corner seamlessly (I bought my Fiddle fig tree from the flower market a week ago although I only potted it in a simple terracotta pot yesterday ) , while a simple poster on the wall will give a polished finished look. My poster is a limited edition art concept from Therese Sennerholt ( one of Swedens most famous and most talented Art Directors) called Full Moon Doodle in grey.

I have used my Kizu lamp on one of the windowsills in my living room, but I think it will look just as nice on the Menu shelves, while the round Hay table I am temporarily using as my main table but in the future it will either be a side table or a night stand ( on my Bedroom sneak peek post I used the brass version I got temporarily from Nest, I loved it as a solution!). 

For now I will leave this space as is, but I am adding some new things as October goes by, plus painting the walls, I love changes and I need warmer colors on the walls for the winter!

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Styling Windowsills

July 12, 2017


One of the things that were very high in my check list when I was looking for an apartment was high ceilings and big windows with deep windowsills. I ruled out beautiful apartments because the sills in the windows were small, it has been a struggle to find just the right space but now that I did I feel it was well worth the effort. My windowsills are big and beautiful and create the perfect spot for either an impromptu workspace or more commonly, a lamp or two, candles, books etc. Since my apartment is still quite empty, they are a lifesaver, although I dont mind just having things on the floor on stacks of magazines either. My house, my rules 😉 Some of my favorites as of late, the Standard Bordelampe from Menu (it looks amazing when lit at night as well well), Ferm Living marble candleholders (they are minimal and make a statement without taking too much space) and latest magazines and kinto cups (my windowsills also work as a side table for now). There are so many ways you can take advantage of big windows and their sills, I am really looking forward to finding new opportunities this winter , not just for photos, but I have to say, I love how they look everytime I turn around or walk in the room.

// Photography and Styling by Katerina Dima


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Hello from Oslo!

July 4, 2017


This weekend I packed everything my car could fit and drove to Oslo, this time however to stay! I finally found the most beautiful apartment a few weeks ago and from now, you can find me locally in Grünerløkka, hooray!  It is still quite empty since I brought only a few things, but thankfully the previous owner left me their couch to use until I get my own. I am also sleeping on it since I dont have a bed yet, while my duvets and pillows just arrived with the post today!  Did I mention I only have one pair of sheets and a blanket? I feel like a student again and I love it. I wanted a fresh start so I only brought with me a few select things and clothes, but now realize I might have gone too far with my minimalist plan. There are many things that will come by mail as I ordered them before I left, but they could take a few days to be here so for now, the apartment will be without plates or even cutlery for example. I should be ok, after all , sushi only needs a set of chopsticks right? The plan for the next few days is, get a table for the kitchen and a bed, while I ll need several trips to the super market to stock up on necessities. For now I am happy to set up my office on the couch, the windowsills work as side tables perfectly 😉 I will be posting more updates on the blog as I settle in, but if you want sneak peeks and live updates of the apartment, just jump over my instagram and stories, for candid moments and moving tips 😉

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