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A Peek Into Our Living Room

January 30, 2018 • DesignHome Decor

you guys, do you remember when our living room looked LIKE THIS?? i could hardly believe it looking back at these photos. i mean, i still think it looks picture perfect and i am still head over heels in love with our sofa, but overall it looks kinda cold and not so cozy – right? our current living room looks a lot different… it is a continuous work in progress – if only for the fact that we keep most of juliet’s toys in here, so it feels like i spend half my waking time trying to control and clean up the mess she makes in here. i wouldn’t have it any other way though – for now, i can’t imagine her having a playing room somewhere else. i like having her close by and i love watching her play. besides, she’ll have plenty of time during her teenage years to lock herself up in her room as far away as possible from us, right?

so our living room has to be a kid-friendly place, but of course i don’t like to sacrifice our home’s style for that. so i am always, always looking for beautiful baskets to store juliet’s toys away from sight – is there anything uglier than duplo, i ask you? (luckily it’s also about the most fun toy that ever existed and juliet can play with it for such a long time). the teepee we’ve had since before she was born, and i love how it adds coziness to our large and open living space. juliet loves to sneak in there to do all the things she knows i would not approve of.

but the thing we struggled with for quite a while, is the coffee table. we used to have a fun little wire basket from ferm living, which i still love, but which didn’t prove to be very stable when a certain little human started pulling herself up by it. we’ve spilled everything from coffee to candle wax on our carpet because of it, and then finally decided it was time to look for a replacement. design webshop FLINDERS invited me to take a look at what they have on offer and i was pleasantly surprised by the sheer volume of beautiful brands and products they have on offer. i am a huge fan of HAY so i first looked at every little table they have – but it was THIS BEAUTY from muuto that i ended up falling in love with. sturdy and stable so we don’t have to worry it topples over, available in a variety of beautiful colors (we chose the oak, but i also really like the green!) and with a gorgeous design that is simple but at the same time interesting enough to not be ‘just another coffee table’. it’s also really big compared to what we had before, so we can have much more elaborate aperitifs (so, so important in life) and i can go to town decorating yet another little nook in our living room.

looking back on the photos of our old living room, it makes me realize what having a kid does to you. you collect a lot more STUFF, but you also invite a lot more coziness and warmth into your home. i will choose our current cozy mess over anything else, any day. i’ve tried to sum up below whatever else you can see in the photos above, but if you have any other questions don’t hesitate to drop them in the comments!

photos by stephanie duval • post created in collaboration with FLINDERS • brass and glass hurricane light from POMAX • brass round tray set from MALLING LIVING • moroso gentry sofa via MASTER MEUBEL • foscarini twiggy lamp via MASTER MEUBEL • björk rug from DESIGN HOUSE STOCKHOLM • cross blanket by PIA WALLEN • wall shelf from IKEA • moebe frame via NORDIC LIVING • brass square candle holder from MALLING LIVING • little wooden birds from KAY BOJESEN • leather mat in teepee from GATHRE • pink leather gathre mat in basket via ZOEN VOOR GUST • black aal82 chair from hay via MASTER MEUBEL • basket with handles from MALLING LIVING

Decorating With Ezisliving

December 15, 2014 • Home Decor

with a little one on the way, we decided to leave behind our TINY APARTMENT in geneva, even though we loved it so much. we moved to a much larger place in a little village about half an hour from the city, and we’ve been having a bit of trouble adjusting. the apartment is super nice – spacious, new, and beyond comfortable – especially when compared to how we were making do in geneva. but the building is brand new and the apartment feels a bit like it has no soul yet. so i’ve been working like a maniac to collect more furniture and things to make our living space feel warmer, cozier and more like ‘us.’

you might remember how LAST YEAR design webshop EZISLIVING offered me my favorite item to style and play around with in our previous home? well, this year we teamed up again to showcase my current favorite. i couldn’t be more grateful to the boutique for helping me decorate this new home, especially since they carry so many of my favorite scandinavian brands and items. in geneva we didn’t have enough space to put a side table in the living room. now that we have more space than we know what to do with, the choice for this FERM LIVING BASKET and TABLE TOP was easily made. i’m so happy to finally have a place again to put our drinks or snacks while lounging in the sofa…

but the basket is so multifunctional, it might not even end up in our living room. i also love it as a place to store pillows and throws (can you spot THE THROW i got from ezisliving last year?) and whatever room i tried putting it, it just blended in so well. it might even end up in the nursery to hold cuddly toys at one point. for now, our home is still coming together, so i played around with a few different styling elements to try and visualize what works best. what do you think? keep it as a table, or use it as a basket? i’ll let you know what we decide in the end!

in the meantime, EZISLIVING is offering a 10% discount on its entire FERM LIVING COLLECTION if you shop using the code 70PERCENT. perfect timing to score holiday gifts for those discerning design fans in your life! here are a few items that i wouldn’t mind wrapping up or receiving as a gift over the holidays // ferm living GRID BASKET // ferm living MOHAIR BLANKET // ferm living SQUARES BLANKET // ferm living BRASS TRIANGLE STAND // ferm living GEOMETRY ESPRESSO CUPS

and these are some of the items i used to style the pictures // vintage neon letter o // DIY LADDER // SERAX vase // BYREDO scented candle // COCO LAPINE DESIGN mountain abc poster // P-LO cushions // ELVANG striped throw // ZARA HOME plaid throw // VITRA eames house bird

photos by stephanie duval


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