I am in Italy for the week. Happy to see so much beauty at every corner!
If I had to analyse my attraction to green colour, I would say it began slowly with a few clothes in my closet. Lately, it reached a new level though and I suspect that my new obsession for green marble items was the trigger.
I love the introduction of muddy, deep greens in our interiors and wardrobes, timeless but so perfect for the autumnal mood.
See for yourself:
I don't dislike autumn, it's just that I have a great apprehension for winter, so of course autumn is just a reminder of what's coming next and I try to ignore it. But now, nights are getting cold in Norway and it's about time to cosy up at home. The quickest and easiest way to make the transition between two seasons is to change accessories and pillows.
I love to use anything gold to warm up the colour palette in a room and it is so pretty with neutrals, perfect for this season! I plan to sew a couple of pillows this weekend with some metallic linen I have on hands.
A couple of days ago, I had a swirl at Ikea and stumbled on a rug from their new collection. When I saw the price tag, I couldn't walk away from it. Of course, it's nothing wool or Persian or handmade quality but it is right in the colour scheme I was looking for my living room.
Less than an hour later, it was under my feet! I love it paired with our couch and the room got instantly an autumn vibe.
Here are a few goodies that I love for the season:
I am currently working on the making of an upholstered bedhead. I have already formed the shape of the board, padded it with foam and wrapped it with batting. Now, the funniest and last step: the fabric! I bought a load of beautiful textiles while visiting Jim Thompson's quarters in Bangkok last year.
I did a quick selection amount my hoarding and here is what I am left with:
They are all beautiful, heavy linen except for the "rust" velvet in the background.
I don't have to take in consideration the room where the bedhead is going to as I attend to sell it. (That's where I can mention that you can place your order, even with another fabric of your choice! :-)
Anyway, I love all those fabrics, they are different in colors and style but any will be gorgeous on a bedhead. Help me and please, leave me a note in the comments about the fabric you would pick out.
The grown up aqua/lime/pink linen:
The exotic linen:
The neutral apricot linen:
The lush rust velvet:
I came to this stage of life where I am now invited to 50th birthday parties!
I struggle to believe how fast time is passing, especially because I mingle with funny people, young in mind and always ready for a party.
Our lovely friend who reached the milestone of 50 is an energetic person who greatly appreciates games and loves to gather generations. Most importantly, she was determined to have a fest that reflects her personality rather than having a traditional celebration. And I can tell you: we had a great one!
The spree took place on Bjerkøya, an island on the beautiful East coast of Norway. She had the great idea to organize a couple of games and a soccer tournament where each team had a quirky disguise, it proved to be a killer idea to break the ice!
Now, I have some pictures from BEFORE the party, while during the party I was too busy to have fun and forgot to photograph.
Marble has made a comeback embraced by numerous designers. Marble is flourishing in the obvious spaces like the bathrooms and kitchens' surfaces:
Even smaller furniture or accessories rock the noble material too:
And recently, I've bumped into green marble everywhere:
That's when I got this light bulb moment and run back home to unfasten the painting hanging above the stove.
Behind the painting, an ugly, useless, dusty niche and... Sleeping Beauty!
I just need to figure out some legs to transform Sleeping Beauty in a gorgeous green marble coffee table!
NOW, I need your help. Which kind of legs? Brass? Timber? Something else? Do you have any sourcing place to recommend?
I can almost not wait to wake up Sleeping Beauty, I am so excited by this project!