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Pink Is Taking Over

July 11, 2018 • Home Decor

pink is completely taking over our bedroom (and the rest of our home, for that matter). the minute we found out we were having another baby girl, my brain short circuited and i went online to order ALL OF THE PINK THINGS. maybe it’s because when i was pregnant with juliet i only bought monochrome clothes, and i regretted it almost immediately after she was born. i was not gonna make the same mistake twice – my last baby was going to be the girliest of all girls ever born.

months before eloise arrived, i started collecting cute tiny clothes, shoes, baby books, memory boxes, and so on. instead of hiding it all away in a closet or in the girls’ bedroom, i put it right where i could see it every single day – our bedroom. if my husband minded, he was wise enough not to let me know, and let me pretend i was decorating a children’s shop instead of the parental bedroom. hormones, am i right?

our bedroom doesn’t look like this anymore right now – i’ve put that beautiful SKO SHOE RACK in the hallway to make room for eloise’s crib. i fell in love with this design by SIMON LEGALD the minute i laid eyes on it though, so i’ll probably be moving the rack back into our room once eloise sleeps in the girls’ room. i mean, why buy all of these pretty shoes if you can’t display them to admire every day? and it helps that the rack in itself is so pretty, too.

photos by stephanie duval • thanks to the brands that allow me to experiment, discover and only share what i genuinely love with you • shoe rack from normann copenhagen via MISTER DESIGN. check out their website for more beautiful DESIGN STORAGE • most of the clothes and baby things i found at HET LAND VAN OOIT, but if you’d like to know anything specifically, please let me know in the comments and i’ll help you out!

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

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