actually - Milan Design Week preps

Today some snapshots that I made last Wednesday.
After a busy period at work these past weeks I finally had the time to
check out some things and enjoy some free time at home.

I´m so excited,   this week I am leaving for Milan for a few days!
It has been on my wishlist for a long time to visit the Milan Design Week 
so I´m really looking forward to it! 

Because we only stay for a short time and because there's so much to see 
I´m trying to collect as much information as possible about inspiring must see and 
must go places so tips are more than welcome! 

 happy Friday everyone :)



Just admired this beautiful courtyard at Livet Hemma that made me long
 for many more beautiful warm Springdays with family and friends

The inviting Ikea Havsten sofa series, designed by Andres Frederikson,
was designed to be easy to move and furnish you garden in different ways. 
In my opinion just perfect to create a simple but stylish look outside and 
have long cosy Spring- or Summer evenings...

This weekend  was a great foretaste dont you think so? 
Hope you all had a happy one!


The wire series - Table Top by Menu

After spending some nice days off with my family and enjoying a cosy Easter 
with my sister and her family I realised that I havent shared some of the 
latest changes in my livingroom. 

When you have been following me you´ll know that my livingroom is one of 
the most redecorated rooms in our home,  I just love it when it all comes together 
just by changing a few details... Mixing and matching with different accessories is such fun! 

In my opinion the decorative wire series of Danish design brand Menu is just 
perfect for this occasion... I already knew the wire base could be combined with
the flowerpot (I even used it as a standard for our Christmas tree) and 
turned into a stand for the Disc Oil lamp but a little while ago I discovered
 the latest addition of the Wire series!

Because we do not have a very large living room, we decided not to take a coffee table
so instead of this I'm always looking for small tables. I admit; I have this "thing" 
for nice stylish sidetables (already have a few of them) and I'm always changing and
 rearranging them around the house...  So yes, when I discoverd the new Menu
 Wire table top at online departmentstore fonQ  it really made me smile!

The tabletop is made of Marquina marble (available in black and white) ,
 a particularly beautiful natural product and its such a nice fact that 
every piece of marble is unique! All the wire series products can be used
both indoors and outdoors, that makes it extra special!

The inspiration for this charming and decorative wirevseries came while Kasper Rønn and Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen 
(Norm Architects) were visiting a Japanese-inspired garden in L.A. The garden had custom-made standing and
 hanging displays with flowers and light. Together with Japanese trees and small fountains it transformed
 the garden into a beautiful new kind of Art Deco style.

this post is made in collaboration with FonQ.nl 
styling/photos/text by elvs


Coco Lapine - printlove

Already said it before many times but I'm always inspired by
 the very creative work of  Sarah van Peteghem 
 (designer and blogger at Coco Lapine Design )

This week Sarah has launched a beautiful new collection 
(printed on a heavy weight grey luxury paper) and my favorite of 
the SS18 collection is definitely "La Feuille" which is created out of 
hundreds of small watercolor shapes and looks so pretty!
which is your favorite?

You can find more of her beautiful work here


Eastermood - Artilleriet

FOR US, Easter is a convivial feast with very few demands.
The flavours are in focus, with the touch of decoration
as an extra spice. Enrich traditional or innovative, much, little or nothing at all. 
This year we want it soft, slow and sober. Somehow classical, but still with a twist. 
Do Easter in your mood, at your pace.  - Arilleriet  -

 Always love the amazing campaigns of Swedish company Artilleriet 
So when they announced their Eastermood campaign yesterday,
of course I visited the site straight away...

I´m never really exuberant with Easter decoration but this beautiful decoration is
 very inviting and subtle dont you think so?
Just the perfect inspiration to do Easter in my own mood!


harmonious and timeless - apartmentlove

Soft shades, materials and textures in bright color shades and in neutral tones 
like gray and beige, such a harmonious, calm and timeless style 

Recently we could already see some sneek peeks of this fantastic apartment
(a showflat for JM Sverige) at ig, but when I saw more photos from this interior
for Borätt Söderterassen this weekend everything fell into place... 
furniture and perfect stylingwork, such an inspiring space!

There's new work out from Marie Ramse and Pella Hedeby 
for Lotta Agaton interiors and I just love everything!
                                                                                                                        photos Kristofer_Johnsson



Natural materials and a color scale in earthy tones 
give a warm and harmoniously relaxed feeling....

After a very cold weekend this beautiful stylish workspace,  
at the sneekpeek of Ikea´s springnews at Livet Hemma
really made me smile!

Love the warm inviting atmosphere that makes me long for more 
rays of sunshine and cosy afterwork evenings in the garden!

Perfect inspiration to start a whole new week... Wish you all a happy one!