As a Scandinavian myself I love the Nordic way of home styling. So many great brands (cheap and expensive alike - mix & match all the way!) to choose from.
No need to spend a fortune on all the expensive brands when we have H&M Home, Ellos and of course IKEA.
My home is not a dreamboat of awesome stuff, and it is in no way perfect like the many blogger homes you see online. It can't be, since I have to live in it and love it at the same time. And the tiny factor of having a small child in the home comes with a few limitations...
I don't see the point in having a home that only functions as a showroom. No thank you!
To give your home a quick and inexpensive Nordic twist, you can take a look at these steps below;
- Use sheep skin on chairs (or this fake one if you aren't a fan of dead animals).
- Pastel coloured pillows and throws for the sofa will be awesome (assuming they match your sofa).
- Wooden picture frames and light coloured posters on the wall.
- White or light grey curtains (Linen fabric is great for curtains).
- Bed Linen in pastels or white, grey or beige colours.
- The colour "soft rose" is a huge hit with me at the moment. Use your favourite pastel colours whenever you can (ex. candle holders, napkins, lamp shades etc).
Dixon's collaboration with IKEA was known as "top secret" when it was announced during the Swedish brand's Democratic Design Day in June last year.
But Dixon elaborated on this at a press conference in Milan, saying he was building a modular furniture system with a high-quality base component.
Through various plug-ins, it could be adapted from a bed into a sofa or other item of furniture as the needs and finances of its users change.
"Rather than a bed that you buy for a short period of time, it's a sort of platform for living that can evolve into a sofa or into a workstation, according to plug-ins that you put on top," Dixon said.
"Very much like the iPhone, I'm hoping to encourage a whole ecosystem of apps that you stick on top of this basic platform of the bed."
To build this structure Dixon has teamed up with three design schools as well as unnamed companies.
"We've got a project with three universities — the Royal College, Parsons in New York and Japan – so there's 75 very fine minds working on it right now with actually much more superior ideas to the ones I came up with in the first place," he said.
"The objective is very much that IKEA take on the distribution and the manufacturing of this thing, and they're selling more of the platform because other people are creating an ecosystem around it. There is already a couple of companies on top of my own that are customising this object, so watch this space."
The finished product of Dixon and IKEA's collaboration will launch in August of 2017. Before that, they will be shown during Milan design week, which Dixon described as the "Glastonbury of design" for young people more interested in having experiences than buying products.
IKEA announced a collaboration with Danish design brand HAY today, and gave us a little sneak peak of what to expect. The collection will be called "YPPERLIG" and consist of around 70 products. Only downside is that it will not hit the stores before autumn 2017 - We have something to look forward to!
The Fliqlo screensaver is a must have for every design & retro lover. Building on the old flip clock this design is every inch the vintage dream you are looking for! Best of all it's free for your computer and only $0.99 for the iPhone app (search for Fliqlo in App Store).
You can download the screensaver for computer HERE
"studio esinam is a creative studio based in Sweden and was founded by art director and architect
duo Josefine Lilljegren and Sebastian Gokah in the spring of 2013. Our ambition is to communicate
interesting perspectives on architecture by presenting it in fresh and new ways." From studio esinam's website
As I'm very into architecture these posters spoke to me right away. Very detailed and with everyone's favourite landmarks (more to come). I find the balance between minimalistic design and the very detailed drawing so beautiful. A couple of these posters are going on my "to-buy-list" !
This post is not sponsered by studio esinam
I fell in love with this wallpaper by Murals Wallpaper when I was browsing Pinterest recently, and decided to spend a few hours finding the best looking wallpapers for you! There's so much you can do with a beautiful wallpaper, and it's an easy way to give your room a make over for little money.
Misty Pier Wallpaper
Black & White Lighthouse
Birch Tree Wallpaper
Erica Wakerly Angels Wallpaper
Brick wall Wallpaper
The English Room Wallpaper