Archive for December, 2010

An appartment in Tokyo – what a better place to celebrate the New Year’s Eve. Breathtaking as the city and the occasion themselves.

An extreme real estate, as luxurious as Don Perignon and gourmet ‘kransekage’ (the Danish New Year’s cake). Features great panoramic views to inspire to what’s new, what’s waiting around the corner in the new year. The bar – for small everyday celebrations as well as those big night occasions as tonight.

Since there’s always something I feel like celebrating in my life I want to thank for everything and everybody who crossed my path during the year that’s ending tonight and raise my glass to the new one – have a great night everybody! 😉

Cheers! 😉

…maybe this can help 😉

Country style …in great style

Posted: 30. December 2010 in Design

Check the newest edition of Danish BoBedre! You’ll find there a truly inspirational series about an extremely stylish countryside residence of Ranja and Christian.

Come and take a seat

Posted: 29. December 2010 in Design
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Think relaxed, comfortable. Think serenity. Think Jalis! In Arabic Jalis means hospitality and laid-back conversations with family members or friends.

Jalis sofa systems are versatile – they can be arranged in a number of combinations; placed directly on the floor, pedestals or tables – change levels and applications. This great piece of furniture art has been designed by Jehs + Laub for COR.

I’ve written about ways to divide surplus space before here.
The possibilities seem to be unending…
Bookshelves. The best type for the job is an open, airy shelving system that can be used from both sides. Cubic, designed by Gino Carollo for Italian Bonaldo is a good example of such a piece of furniture. It’s not too wide and that’s why you can easily use two or three of them next to one another. Cubic can be purchased through Danish Skanbach Furniture.
Another type of the shelving system is a more stationary one that can be set up instead of a solid wall. You can still enjoy what’s going on in the other room and light can easily penetrate both areas. The actual items that you choose to display on the shelves will work as a natural light dimmer.
An even more solid solution is a large T-formed table top made of Corian and a brick chimney pillar, that partially is camouflaged as a three-door cabinet console. This combination makes it possible to have a small studio/PC-area in connection with the kitchen, at the same time adding extra kitchen storage.
Kitchen elements come from ‘Form og køkken‘ , while the endless Corian possibilities can be further investigated at corian.dk.
Sometimes it takes very little to define that fine line that separates two rooms. Here, the Amari shelving system that can also be used as a desk, emphasizes the hall area between the kitchen and the living room. It’s really enough to ‘break the code’ and soften the borders. Amari and the Zarra chair can both be found at BoConcept.
And as the last suggestion let’s have a look at the string-curtains again. This time they’re used in a bathroom. They add a new dimension to an otherwise square room. The ones shown on the picture below can be found at Hay.

A very merry Christmas!!!

Posted: 24. December 2010 in Design
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Once again a very merry Christmas to all of you! May the time spent with our families recharge our batteries so that we’re ready for challenges ahead of us. 🙂

Have a stylish Christmas ;o)

Posted: 23. December 2010 in Design

While you’re visiting me here on Ewelinas blog I’m most probably having another tea at my parents’ place and enjoying one of my mom’s delicious home made cakes. Their garden is all covered with snow and more of it is falling…after all the truly white Christmas does not surprise any of us any more. My dad has most probably turned on the fireplace and we are all gathered around it; happy to be together again. Gosh! I’ve been looking forward to this moment 😉

For this special time of the year I wish you all a very beautiful and stylish Christmas. To celebrate the holiday season her on my blog I’ve chosen to share with you pictures of Camilla and Jens Thomsen’s home. I love the way their Christmas decorations delicately define the background. They are barely there…I’ve never been a fan of overwhelming Christmas lights and colours. Keeping it simple emphasizes the true meaning of the holiday.

A very merry Christmas!!! 🙂

You’ll find more inspirational pictures from Camilla’s and Jens’ home here.

The crate fever

Posted: 21. December 2010 in Design

They’re all over the interior-design blog world.  Their IN-status is indeed well deserved. Rustic and retro – their expression is full of personality and versatility.

I’d love to use them for open-shelf  storage for books, magazines and family pictures.

Using crates to display your favourite porcelain set is a great rendez-vous of delicate and soft with what’s edgy and rough.

They’re dark and moody; kept in dark shades of brown, blue and grey.
East London is a hiding place to these amazing photographic locations that can be rented out to shoot a photo session or a movie.
Photographer Graham Atkins-Hughes and stylist Jo Akins-Hughes have both done such a great job mystifying an otherwise ordinary appartment, adding secret and tension as the main elements.
You may also like: Dark and moody.

Do interior trends come and go with the speed of light just as they do in haute couture fashion? I do hope that’s not totally the case since I just love antlers that somehow seem so last season…so 2009 as they can be 😉

What do YOU think of antlers?