Can you believe it – where did this month go? I’ve been participating in a lot of interesting things this past month, met a lot of inspiring people, and I’m one step closer to finding the right path.
Last month I started this Want Wear Need Read series on the blog (to check out my list from January click here), and I’ve been looking forward to sharing this month’s edition with you here on Espresso Moments.
Want – This month I really want these beautiful pink tablewear from the Mezzo collection by Casalinga. I would love to eat my breakfast from one of the items, and from a styling point of view, it would make taking pictures so much more fun.
Wear – I would love to wear this black Mila bag from Coccinelle on my arm. I was looking for a smaller bag, but I fell in love with this one. If only my husband had bought this one for me on our wedding anniversary earlier this month, then I would have kept it.
Need – I really need a suitcase for our trip to Mallorca later this year. It’s a very practical thing, and I always travel with my leather bag. But somehow, I don’t think I can fit all of my things into that bag this time. I’ve got my heart set on a Samsonite Lite-Shock spinner 75 cm in black. It’s kind of expensive, but I just know I’ll have a suitcase for life. And I found it on sale, so right now I’m thinking: What am I waiting for?
Read – Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. I mentioned earlier this week that I’ve been reading this fantastic book this month. I haven’t finished it yet, but I take it with me where ever I go (yup, I’ve got a printed edition – I’m old fashioned that way)
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Today, Søstrene Grene gave us a sneak peek of their new interior collection “The Living Work of Art”. I’ve looked through the catalogue, and I’ve picked out a few pieces that I would love to get my hands on (if possible – I predict quite the que this time around as well).
The collection will be available in the shops by March 10th. Until then we’ll just have to read and re-read their online catalogue.
Images via Søstrene Grene on Pinterest
I’ve got a few days of vacation time coming up this week. I’ve got a few projects planned for the week, but more importantly, the whole family is going to enjoy a few days off. Just relax and enjoy some time together.
It’s time for sleeping in, playing games, reading books, eating out and watching The Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren with my daughter. We finished the book last week, and now we just need to find the movie somewhere.
Hopefully, my daughter will join me in some DIY projects. We’re planning a make over of her room, and it would be cool for her to create a few things for the room herself. I kind of like these paper fruit prints made out of colored tissue paper. Find out how to make them on The lovely drawer.
Last weekend we moved a few things in her room, and I’ve been cleaning out some of her stuff yesterday. It’s time to add some new and fresh items and welcome spring. The sun has been shining all day yesterday, and I’ve even cleaned her room with one window open, while singing along to some music. What a fantastic time of the year we’re approaching.
I’m collecting cool prints to make a picture wall in her room. This one is already in my boy’s room, but I think I’m going to add it in her room as well.
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That’s how I feel. Yesterday, I came across some pretty cool prints. The first thing I saw was the Valentine’s Day Coasters on Oleander + palm – aren’t they super cool? Well, I fell in love at first sight. But I was too late for Valentine’s Day.
I know I missed the opportunity to make them for Valentine’s Day this year – and some might say that now is not the perfect timing to share this. However, I’m actually considering having them made now anyway. They would be super cool in my daughters room, and then I could borrow them from time to time. What do you think? You can download the prints for the coasters right here.
And since I started looking around, I found a few other cool things – which I’ll save for Valentine’s Day next year <3. How about the chocolate bar wraps – and of course it is the same cool design. And when you’re at it, why not throw in a card as well. If I can’t wait till next year’s Valentine’s Day, I might use it for our wedding anniversary.
Last week I promised to show you another black kitchen, with a wooden countertop, which I really love.
So here goes – hope you like it?
Images via The Design Chaser
First of all, happy Valentine’s Day. I hope you get to spend the day with the one you love.
Today, I’ve got something small, but quite special for you. I’ve got 36 squaremeters of cool interior details for you.
Sometimes I wish I could do it all over again. By ‘it’ I mean live in a small apartment, living the life of a student and getting by with less. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t trade my family life for anything <3. But do you ever wonder, what might have happened, if you’d made a different decision along the way? How your life would have turned out. I always find lots of inspiration, when I look at these small one or two-bedroom apartments.
The one-room apartments are my favourite, because I love seeing how creative people are, when they have to work out how to create a functional home as well as an aesthetic home.
This 36 squaremeters apartment is a very good example. And the most important thing… it works brilliantly. I love how the sofa has been used to mark the relaxing zone. The darker wall, which marks the bedroom area is a perfect contrast to the otherwise white apartment.
This is the perfect inspiration for me right now. After two days filled with playdates, a sick daughter at home, the fact that my grandfather would have turned 90 years old today (I still miss him so so much every single day), a head filled with way too much information and things to think about… the list is long, but I’ll stop here. Well, I need and want to focus on something else.
Images via Entrance