2017.12.30

Old stuff that last and sparks joy!

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I'm not gonna lie, it feels very bittersweet to be back home in London. Bitter because I already miss my family in Sweden and loved just hanging out with my mum, dad, my sister, brother in law and my two nieces. Home feels really empty especially when the boyfriend is away too. Sweet because it's soon new year and I have a feeling that 2018 is gonna be a very exciting year.

From one thing to another. I have thought a lot about consumerism lately and how we overconsume (yes me too, I'm guilty, but I'm trying to get better). I realized that the pieces I love the most in my home are actually the pieces that give me a certain feeling, say for example this leather pouf. I bought second hand for 20 pounds when I was a poor student and lived in my apartment in Gothenburg, I wanted one for years and was so happy when I found this in such good condition and for a pretty good price. I sometimes wonder who has owned it before and where he or she got it, and I love that this pouf has traveled and have had many homes. It has a history so to say, like in the old days when things were rarely bought new and instead inherited until it broke.

What I want to say with this is that my leather pouf really sparks joy as organizing guru Marie Condo would say! My aim is definitely to have fewer things and only keep the pieces I truly love. Quality not quantity. Goals for 2018.

Now last day of work for 2017! Until then Happy New Years!

XOXO

 

 

2016.09.21

deco desires

decodesiresWhen the season is getting darker and winter is getting closer (Yes we can not deny it any longer) I always have the urge to decorate/re-decorate at home. I guess it has to do with the fact that we tend to spend more time at home during the winter-season?

Scandinavian as I am, I'm a sucker for interior deco, an interest I share with my sister that we can discuss for hours. As much as I love the minmal style, I don't want my home to look to stiff, my wish is that when people enter they see the person who lives there through the deco. The most boring type of deco according to me is when a home feels like a museum with no soul. Then on the other hand, I can not stand a home filled with clutter, it's a fine line I guess.

I love the combo of, white/beige, green plants, brown lether and kilim fabrics as seen on the picture above. I get the minimal feeling with a bohemin touch, just my taste!

Wouldn't mind the pieces above to get a feeling of a fresh new home.

1.Rug/ John Lewis, 2. Leather Pouf/ Not on the highstreet, 3. Pillow case/ Hennisdotter