Calm moments in the living room

May 17, 2017


I have been back from Zurich a couple of days now and I am especially enjoying sitting in the living room. Some new books, some new items , spring feeling and some rays of sun, everything makes for an atmosphere that I especially enjoy being apart of,  so this is where I can be found with my macbook working the week away. I needed some rest from travelling I think, because I have hardly ventured out of the house other than to shop and visit family. It feels good to be able to relax with a cup of tea and finally focus on everything that needed my attention, in fact I have gotten more work done this week than any other, right at this spot. The next few days are filled with photoshoots and stylings, I really can’t wait to show you some of the things I have been working on but also a new and exciting project I have just started creating! But before I go, happy 17th of May Norway! Gratulerer med dagen ! 



//Photography and Styling by Katerina Dima


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Signs of Spring in the Living room

January 30, 2017


Ad // Sponsored post in collaboration with Ellos. All opinions are my own.

Even though spring is far away for now, especially in Scandinavia, I think after Christmas holidays are over, we all long for warmer weather and the first signs of green. A good tip for those that cannot wait is to start introducing more greens in the house, add textiles that remind of Spring in light colors, new cushion covers or even a light colored carpet. In collaboration with Ellos Home I styled my living room with some fabrics and some greens to serve as an example for anyone that wants to bring some Spring feelings in their house, do read on for more details and tips! 


One of the first things I did was to get some extra linen pillowcases. My sofa is getting really old now and I don’t like how it looks, but with new pillowcases and a throw or two it looks as good as new! I decided to also add a carpet underneath so it can provide with some definition of the area. I really like how it softens the dark color of the floorboards, but also it makes for a great place to sit on since it is so soft and cozy. 

When it comes to greens, my tip would be to choose plants that look great on the floor. My Monstera Deliciosa is big enough now to stand on its own but I decided to put some magazines under to give it a little bit more visibility. A simple Pilea Peperomioides is all I need for my table (which is filled with magazines and books), but if I had the luxury of fresh flowers I think a vase would also look quite nice and fit perfectly. 


All products I used can be found at Ellos Home :


The softest throw from Himla in Gråblå color –  Pledd Hannelin i vasket hellin 130×170 cm 

Linen pillows from Himla various colors –  Pute Hannelin 50×50

Fluffy cozy carpet from Ellos Home –  Ryeteppe Tanger 160×230 cm

//Photography and Styling by Katerina Dima

I am also thinking some new curtains could complete the look, if you are missing curtains as well Ellos offers 25% off to all of their curtain selection!


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Nordmann fir : Christmas tree tradition that will grow with you

December 23, 2016


It is almost Christmas (how did the year fly by so quickly?) and our tree is ready in its little corner. I decorated a cedar tree for early  Christmas ( more photos here ) , and I really liked the result for an understated holiday decoration, however we also bought a Nordmann fir of about 1m tall as our main Christmas tree. The idea is that it will grow with us as years go by and be our tree for all future holidays. I think it is a great idea for couples that are looking at creating their own Christmas traditions, and for us this is the one!  After all it is used to cold and snow so after New years we can leave it outside to decorate our veranda until next time. In order to make it look a little taller we put it on top of the low cupboards in the corner and surrounded it with gifts and minimal christmas decorations. A handmade felt Santa, some walnuts and a brass wreath all create a nice festive but also minimal mood, perfect for this year. Our tree ornaments are porcelain balls and bells in white, from Lyngby Porcelain, brass and porcelain ornaments from Stelton and some glass balls I found at Illums Bolighus (I cannot remember the producer but I am sure if you stop by Illums you can find them still!). With this and that we are almost ready for another Christmas Eve tomorrow, I wish Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone!


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//Photography and Styling by Katerina Dima



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Winter Living Room Makeover

November 12, 2016


Ad // Sponsored post in collaboration with Ellos. All opinions are my own.

With the first snow falling, winter is officially here so I decided it was time for a living room makeover. Currently I love the feel of linens and marble combined with oak so I gravitated towards getting a few select pieces that would update my space without crowding it. All the additions are from Ellos, so they are very easy to find if you wish to easily replicate the look. Scroll down for tips and how I am using what I chose as seen above!


A while ago I mentioned I wanted to replace my sofa table (the previous can be seen here and usually appears in 2105 living room posts), and this was the perfect opportunity to do so. I chose the Sofabord Axx Stort , 75cm rectangular shape ,black metal frame with white marble top. I preferred it to be square and while usually most of similar style marble tables are 60cm wide, the one I chose is quite larger in both sides and it fits my big couch and my needs better. The marble top is quite beautiful  and everything seems to fit on top of it quite elegantly now.

Another tip when it comes to quick and budgeted makeovers is hidden in fabrics. From pillows, to throws or a carpet, you can change the look of a space in a matter of seconds without investing in any new furniture at all. Here I chose two linen blankets, one to serve as a throw ( Pledd Lilah) while the other ( Himla Pledd Levilin in silver grey color) to serve as a delicate carpet under the new table. In addition a simple belly basket can hold quite a lot of those extra blankets!


With the floor draped in blankets it is easier than ever to even sit down for a coffee and a magazine, something I have been indulging myself with a lot lately! I love the feel and look of linens to the point that I have slowly replaced all my blankets sheets and towels almost with them.






Posters are also an easy way to diversify the look of a plain wall (also easy solution is adding some wall lamps). I love graphic architectural drawings ( I can never escape my own profession) and the French poster Hotel des Ventes fit perfectly with my plans.  


And there you have it! In 1-2-3 easy steps I overhauled my living room without committing to a renovation. Below you can find the links from Ellos for everything I mentioned above, if you wish to recreate my look or get something new for your own space. Next in line for a makeover is the bedroom , keep an eye for that post very soon!


1| Marble table  2| French Poster  3| Big linen blanket  4| Small linen blanket  5| Belly basket


//Photography and Styling by Katerina Dima



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