Yes, summer is finally here. I don’t know about you guys, but I was more than ready for a bit of summer. Not sticky hot, but just a bit of warmth and a reason to eat outside in the garden. We’re slowly getting an idea of what we want to do in the garden this year. We’re, let us be honest, not garden people, but we love a bit of coziness and hygge outside with friends. The fact that our garden is rather big, and the old lady downstairs can’t do anything out there anymore, well we don’t have enough time, or passion to do a total makeover of the garden alone. Hopefully, a nice family will move in downstairs next, and then we can work on the garden together.
Whenever I’m trying to decide something in relation to decorating, I usually end up creating a board like this one. It helps me bring together all the elements, and then I can show my husband my ideas. He gets tired of my numerous pins on Pinterest. So I guess this is the perfect solution. For this board, I had a look at Ikea’s website for inspiration and added a few extra things.
Summer in the garden – Shoppinglist:
Solvinden lamp – These I simply love!
Olive tree – I might just have a go at this one again this year
Salladskål ‘plat ladder’ – This is pretty cool if you ask me
Solvinden LED lamp
Living by Heart Outdoor candle
And the most important thing, when you return with all these goods – make an Aperol Spitz and relax in your for a bit before assembling the things. There should always be time for a bit of hygge while working. I’ll soo if I can snap a few pictures of our garden when I’ve done a bot of gardening and decorating. Hopefully, I’ll be happy with the result.
We won’t have time to celebrate Mother’s Day this year. Both kids will be playing soccer and one of them has to get up way early to help serve breakfast for the many tournament participants or clean up after them. For the past years, it has been a fantastic weekend filled with good people, sunshine and lots of kids playing soccer.
But a girl can dream, right? That is why I’ve decided to collect a few things from my wishlist – just in case someone needs inspiration. And if I’m not the lucky receiver, then I hope I can inspire you instead.
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Here’s a little helping hand for those in my family reading – and the rest of you can use this list as inspiration or shopping list if you please.
Molekyl – the most amazing candle holder to hit the shops in a long time.
Miild Organic Mineral Bronzing Powder – This one has been on my wishlist for quite some time. Let’s go shopping family 😉
Light Break Print – I first spotted in the Danish tv series GreyZone – and some nice ladies on Instagram helped me find it online. It’s sold out at the moment, but the shop owner promised that it would be back in stock soon.
A new stand for my MacBook Pro – I really need to take better care of my body, and on top of my list is a stand and a new Magic keyboard along with a Magic Trackpad 2.
Pink Marc Jacobs Mini Grind Crossbody Bag – I love everything about this bag.
Coffee Box of Samples from The Barn Coffee Roasters – I absolutely love love love when I have coffee from this place in my own home.
Miild Organic Mineral Concealer Duo – Along with the Bronzing Powder this would be perfect in my bag.
[Sponsored post] I was given the opportunity to try out Paperless Post. For those of you not familiar with it, it’s a company providing beautiful online invitations for everything from birthdays, weddings, parties and more. They’ve teamed up with some pretty amazing designers like kate spade new york, Oscar de la Renta, Liberty Fabrics, Marimekko, The New Yorker, Vera Wang, Meri Meri, Jonathan Adler and Rifle Paper Co.
I first noticed the company at the beginning of 2017, when I received an invitation from a Danish design company. To me, it was the wow-factor that made me look into Paperless Post back then. I was excited to be given the opportunity to try it out for myself.
I’ve used the invitations on a smaller scale to make invitations for this year’s Easter brunch. Since we’re not about to celebrate any bigger events this year, I won’t have the chance to try it out on a larger scale just yet. However, I plan to use it for Save the Date cards for my daughter’s confirmation. I know she’ll love designing and personalizing her invitation. I love the fact that people can check out the guest list and keep track of who’s attending and who’s not.
To give you an idea of just how many different designs you can pick from, I’ve collected some of my favorite ones. And remember, you can also personalize the invitations and add your own pictures. You can change just about everything from the text colors, the patterns inside the envelopes (the envelope opening is, by the way, a cool feature in itself).
Check out Paperless Post and create your very own cool invitations. I’m sure you’ll find an invitation that’ll suit your taste and your event. At the moment I plan to use the invitations for my son’s birthday, for the occasional brunch or G&T evenings and who knows – maybe there’ll be a summer party or two on the list as well.
Wow, I’ve been looking forward to this Friday for a while now. Not that the last couple of weeks haven’t been interesting – in fact, they’ve been some of the best weeks in a long time. But today it’s vacation time!
It’s time for our Easter break. We’re not going anywhere – we decided to cancel Hamburg this year – in favor of going all in on our trip to London later on. So we’ve got a week ahead of us, filled with family time, visiting friends and family and just relaxing and enjoying some time off. It’s actually kind of perfect.
The home tour I’ll leave you with today, well it’s been open in my browser for quite some time, and every time I click on it, I fall in love with this townhouse all over again. I hope you’ll feel inspired too. Have a lovely weekend <3
Images: Planete Deco
Actually, I was looking for a print to hang in my daughter’ s room. Instead, I found myself adding these cute pink prints to the shopping basket over at Desenio. Now they are just there, waiting for me to hit the buy button. What to do? The thing is, I haven’t found the print I was looking for in the first place.
Shop the prints here:
Let the light in
Three pink chairs
Boards on the wall
Pink sky palm trees
Meet SPÄNST by Chris Stamp and IKEA. Now this is a collaboration I’m looking forward to. It’s minimalistic, cool and very street. For SPÄNST IKEA has teamed up with U.S. fashion designer Chris Stamp. I hadn’t heard about Stamp before, but I’ve been reading up on the guy. In an interview with IKEA Today he said:
Fashion and furniture are different animals but the creative process is similar. You have to burn to be good. You have to be inspired and be able to inspire people around you. The tricky part, whether you’re designing a hoodie or a shoe rack, is to get the details right. The details tell people what your brand is all about and make your product exciting and sought after.
I love this way of thinking. I love it when I discover that little extra attention to details. That’s when I know that the person behind has actually given it some thought.
As always, I’ve collected some of the things on my wishlist – and I cannot wait to hit the nearest IKEA store in the beginning of May and check it all out in real life. Hopefully, I’ll find bring a few of the items with me home. I’ve got my eyes set on the indoor basketball net, it would be so very cool in my boy’s room along with the fluorescent lamps. I think I’ll bring home the throw pillows for our sofa. We’re always in need of at least one more in order for it to be real cozy. The good news is that most of the items fit my criteria of always being “movable” – I mean that in terms of the possibility that the object can be used in every room in our home. Check out the entire collection here – the text is in Danish, but you can still check out the items.