Cool details in a family home

Don’t you just love it, when you discover some pretty cool details in a family home? I do.

I’m always trying to find new ways, new ideas, new inspiration, when it comes to creating a functional and beautiful family home.

I’ve found quite a few interesting ideas in this family home in Norway. I’ve been dreaming about using Muuto dots for our stairwell for a long time. I love the idea of creating your own lamp over the dining room table, as well as the different seating options. And why not use the walls for storage? The bike on the wall is pretty cool.

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Images: Boligpluss via Planete Deco

Interior inspiration after my Easter Break

I didn’t plan to take a break away from Espresso Moments during my Easter Break. But it sort of happened anyway.

I’ve had some wonderful days with my family. Seeing both sides of our extended families, a trip to Copenhagen with my husband (more about that in a later post), a lot of play dates for both kids, relaxing times at home –  well I managed to fit quite a bit into this break.

Before I leave today, I want to show a few pictures, which inspired me during my break.

Have a wonderful week <3

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Using kitchen cabinets in my boy’s room

I’ve finally decided on a storage solution in my boy’s room. I was really getting tired of all the open storage solutions in there. It was rather stressful cleaning his room, because everything was always visible.

This Sunday my husband (and I, I did help) got some Method wall cabinets from Ikea in different sizes. A few years back, I saved a few pictures with kitchen cabinets used in a boy’s room. I loved the solution then, and I haven’t found one quite as good since. So now I guess it was time to put it in to action in my own home.

Another advantage about picking this solution is that I can always style his room according to his age. I’ve been wanting to create some solutions that’ll grow with him. Then I can just change the smaller things in there to fit his age.

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This is what the room that inspired me looked like in the beginning. It was pretty much the look I was going for. It’s the perfect way to hide all the toys and clothes, and it adds a much calmer effect to the whole room. The next two photos, I want to show you, are from a styling Riikka and Emma did for the Danish brand ferm living. The room is still the same, but by changing the smaller interior pieces in the room, it looks like a different room. This is the kind of room I would love to work with, when it comes to matching my boy’s age.

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So what do you think? Would you ever consider using kitchen wall cabinets in your kids’ room?

I’m in the middle of sorting and putting some of his stuff away. But I’ll show you some pictures when the wall is done. Do remember to check out Espresso Moments on Instagram – I might put up a picture or two there as well.

Images: Weekdaycarnival & Emmas Designblogg

5 dishes I would love to try out – the chickpea edition

Cooking is on my list of things I want to do even more. A few years back I stopped doing some of the things I really loved doing. I really missed it, and I missed that creative part of me. Fortunately, I got back on track, and now I try to do things I love (just for me) every day.

I’ve been thinking about a theme for each month (like a do more of xxx that’ll make you happier kind of theme) – something that will keep me focused, and I get the chance to explore the theme even more. I’ll give it some more thought, but if I do decide to do it, I’ll let you know.

But lately, I’m beginning to cook more again. I’ve been collecting recipes since I was a kid. And now I’m cooking and baking again – and I’m really enjoying myself while doing it.

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I’ve made a list of 5 dishes that I would love to try:
1. Chickpea shawarma sandvich
2. Roasted veggie pitas with avocado dip
3. Green chickpea & chicken cocunut curry
4. Rainbow power salad with roasted chickpeas
5. Garlicky kale salad with crispy chickpeas

I didn’t plan it, but when I looked through my list of dishes, I somehow craved chickpeas, and all I could think about while looking through them was how delicious all the dishes with chickpeas looked. Next time, I’ll be sure to pick a variety of dishes. But I do hope, you like chickpeas just a little bit.

Have a lovely day <3

The light box

These days I can’t stop thinking about buying a light box. It’s super cute, and I’m thinking about getting one for my boy. We’ve been doing a bit of re-decorating in his sister’s room lately, and he has been asking if we could make a few changes in his room as well. We’re planning a few major changes in there, but we’re not planning on doing them right now, so a few new (and smaller) things might do the trick for now.

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I’ve been browsing Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration, and the more I see the more I want to buy one. If you are interested check out this #lightbox or Pinterest.

I think the whole family will enjoy writing small sayings and greetings, and the light box can be used all around our home. You know me, I love buying things, which I can use all around our home, when I get tired of it in one room.

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I’ve found a light box from A Little Lovely Company. Looking through all the pictures, I came to the conclusion that I need more letters. I’ve found some really cute ones, and with different sets of letters the light box can be used around the house even more. I think I’ll go with the basic set, the set with numbers and symbols and the celebrations symbols.

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A black and white family home

I’ve got one more thing I want to share with you today, besides from my Easter egg craving, which I wrote about in my previous post today. Last weekend, I came across this beautiful family home in Sweden. I really love some of the ideas, like the grey stools. I’ve got some from Ikea that would look great in different shades of grey. The kid’s room os also pretty cool, if you ask me. They’ve found some cool toys for that kid. SFD0D7254461E0746088706013F7264EB73_1920x SFD8A8A6C5E74D0403981AFBA76899AAD05_1920x SFD87B1B28FCEB14D7D97D483ACFC81329C_1920x SFD869AAE4A74F1491FB8CA43FCDBDD41A6_1920x SFD971BC036AD8A413EB0394C24DD7B6960_1920x SFD264487B18E2E49DA8C1E689CFF0714A7_1920x SFDA776A77CB98C4E4AAAA1E5CD275CD2CD_1920x SFDFA07DB6BB5CB4B429AF243EAB72BC9F2_1920x SFDED523B5F516C4B55BB430B5FE51C9EF4_1920x SFD084A81C7EAF740F2BEFF8B63C5336A1B_1920x SFD8F6C89446E814CCDA8A7897C8B74DD59_1920x

Images: Fantastic Frank