Hey and welcome to my design blog. This is a place for me to collect and share beautiful work that inspires me; mostly interior styling and photography but there are no rules here so you can expect anything. Happy reading!
Wow this year has flown by. Are you getting ready for Christmas? I feel like I'm not at all organised this year! We made an advent calendar which is full of lovely little gifts - our little bear is so excited to wake up each morning, it's too cute. I need to make my Christmas cake, cookies, and we need to try and find our christmas decorations, which are buried somewhere - we are living between our small apartment and storage (while we look for a house) and I have no idea where they all are!
Are you all organised? Please make me feel better and tell me you're as disorganised as I am :)
Absolutely one of my favourite sponsors - Ooh Noo - their products and styling shots are just beautiful and here are a few of their latest photos. Hop over to their shop - I promise you won't be able to leave with out buying something - It's just not possible! Visit their blog here, their Instagram here and their Facebook page here.
Hop over to Made Modern to check out their fantastic collection. I LOVE this store, their range is HUGE and they ship everything (in the UK) over £75 for free. International readers, if you see something you can't live with out, you can email them to ask about shipping rates to your county.
It did not take me long to make a wish list - how long will it take you?
It's undoubtably one of my stores best sellers. I still love it as much as ever and take pleasure in wrapping every one and sending it to it's new home. I have a large Cross blanket on my sofa, a mini one in my baby's pram and our cat even has one of our very old ones from years ago. Where do you have yours? Or where do you want yours?!?
Hey and sorry it is a few hours late. The winner of the Restyle print who is Urska Vapetic from Slovenia. She wanted the canvas to "tell" her were it should be hanged. Urska, email me with your details. Thanks everyone else for entering.
ReStyleGraphic are a long term sponsor of mine. They create fantastic prints and as you can see above, many of the graphics are inspired by Scandinavian designers and their iconic work. They also produce some really lovely kids/nursery prints. The story behind the prints? Here it is:
"Viki Yakubouskaya is a self-taught illustrator, living in Belarus. In 39 years, she left her economic career and and decided to realize her dream to be an illustrator. Currently, she is working on her store, where you can find giclee art prints and home decor items, inspired by projects of famous Scandinavian designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Stig Lindberg and others, as well as a number of decorative prints for the children's rooms. Viki writes a blog about her artworks, a useful tips for art lovers and also offers a free guide for beginners “How to buy wall art and not go broke.”
To celebrate the winter/festive season, ReStyleGraphic are hosting a giveaway on here on Lovenordic. For a chance to win a canvas print (above) please tell me here in the comments field, where you would hang your lovely canvas. You will also get bonus points is you hop over to their Facebook page and give them a like :) The giveaway will be open for a week and I will announce the winner on Monday 21st November.
Motherhood. It's a special, challenging and truly magical time. The hours that I spend with my baby boy are so precious and I really struggle when he's not with me. I enjoy my own time and I have to work, but putting him into day care feels so alien and unnatural to me despite how wonderful the setting. I miss him and feel half of me is missing. But I know he needs it and he thrives there. He loves being with other kids and being out in the nature all day, building sticks and playing with mud. I am always so excited to collect him from day-care and often James and I are racing to get to the door first. So I have to grin and bear it, I have to know that we are helping him to grow into a confident and sociable little boy. Felix darling, I love you. Thank you for completing my world.
It's always been in the plan to have a summer/winter cabin (one day). Our everyday life is so crazy and laden with technology that a place where we can just do nothing but be absorbed in nature is frequently called for. Ours will probably be in Iceland, but many Scandinavian destinations inspire me and this place in Norway is no exception. Meditation (something I'm exploring) + nature = A relaxed and happy me.
Sno (Snow), Skog (Forest) and Jul (Christmas) are the three winter scents that have just arrived at Story North. They are absolutely wonderful to have burning (morning, noon and night in my house) and make a beautiful christmas gift for someone - or even a lovely dinner party gift. Here are some inspiring images from Skandinavisk's lovely cosy Instagram.
I love the black bathroom details in this house situated in the outback in Australia. I can't decide whether I will have black or brass in my next bathroom....
So finally I have had a chance to jump off the hamster wheel and write a post. Seriously, I know we bring it on our selves but after so much travelling (both our families live abroad), I am just so happy to get back into the swing of every day life. I need some routine and normal working days. I also need to get back into the gym(!) In the meantime I am checking off my to-do list - but I swear it grows quicker than it shrinks....
How do you working mammas fit everything in and keep everything working perfectly? Tell me your secret....
Stunning interior inspiration from Swedish Real Estate agency Bjurfors. The details are just fantastic. floor - check, period details - check, artwork - check.... I pretty much love it all... Styled by Emma Hos | Photography by Alen Cordic
There is something wonderfully calming about this space. The lovely pale colours and natural materials really appeal. Also its in Vancouver - supposedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world to live... I've never been, but it's certainly on my list :)
That gorgeous island, just off the coast of Spain. A favourite place for me which holds many memories as we can hop over there from my in laws house who love on the west coast of Spain. There is definitely more to Ibiza that partying and this amazing residence showcases the typical understated, bohemian beauty that lies just beneath the glitz.
I see so many inspiring things on Instagram and thought it would be fun to share a snap shot of some of my favourite Instagramers. I LOVE this one (ha ha, most of my favourites involve food) - Alison-Wu is a food prop and wardrobe stylist from Oregon. Alison I love your work :)
I spotted this stunning apartment over here the other day and simply had to share here. This amazing place is situated right on the central square in Berlin. It's 16 foot high ceilings and wonderful details provided a perfect canvas for Emmanuels collection of mid century furniture and beautiful art. I'm not a carpet kinda gal - but that white carpet in the living space looks so cosy!
I would like to extend a warm welcome to my newest sponsor! Made Modern only opened their online store in the spring of 2015, but already I can see that is made of great things. They offer a beautifully curated selection of less known names, often offering products that are new to the UK. They also offer some of the classic Scandinavian brands. Hop over and take a look. I promise, you won't be disappointed :)
The days are passing so quickly and before we know it, it will be autumn (which I love by-the-way), but I also love the last lazy weeks of summer. So with this in mind I wanted to share the summer to-do list that I've been kind of doing, but not with any focus. So here you go. What are your must-do things for the summer?
1. Swim in the sea
2. BBQ on the beach
3. Eat tacos and drink margaritas while the sun sets
4. Lay on the ground and look at the stars
5. Make ice-cream
6. Picnic in the forest
7. Take a day time nap with the window open and feel the breeze
Can I be in love with a water bottle? Absolutely. Using plastic food and drinks containers with regard to our health has been such a hot topic lately. It's something I'm really conscious of and I try to steer clear of plastic as much as possible. I use these for baby bear, which I love, but the BKR Water Bottle is just perfect for me.
Wow I love this place, it's very almost perfect. It's inspired me to use some more pastels and less contrast in my new place. Talking of new places, we are house hunting like crazy - nothing seems to fit for us. I guess when we walk in to the right one, we will know. Until then it's back to our old apartment for a few months - with three of us now, plus a cat, it's going to be cosy to say the least :)