Jul
8

Wasting away…

by Sofia   -   in Interior design

In the best possible sense. I have said it once and I have said it a thousand times but I don´t think there is a more relaxing place for me than the island. Little chores to do here and there but mostly it´s just calm and quiet. When we are in the city I seem to always set the alarm even when on holiday. Go for a run in the morning or get the day started. I make plans with friends and have errands to run. But here we rarely set the alarm. We just sleep in the total silence until we are no longer tired. An exception is made on Saturday mornings when we head out to the shop boat to top up our groceries and to buy ice-cream cones for the girls. But then again even on those days the alarm rings at 9.30 am so I´m usually up by then anyway. We sleep solid eight hour nights and if for some reason you would end up staying up late or waking during the night you can always take a nap on the island! The best!

So for catching up on sleep the island is the place to be. Instead of a run or gym I usually start my mornings here by doing some sun salutations on the cliffs or now I have actually been enjoying our new terrace as it has just been finished and still has no furniture. I´ve been on a lookout for a table and chairs and my brother in law wanted to have a ” lounge” nook also so for a sofa and chairs and a little ” coffee table”. I must say that in the city my style is usually quite out together and you might even say sort of fancy for a lot of things but here I prefer worn out, a bit shabby chic instead of too nice. It´s an old house with old Alvar Aalto furniture inside. Some rattan, white floors and ceilings, wooden walls. It is definitely more a fisherman´s house than a “lace” villa. So I prefer something understated and natural. I have a thing about polyrattan ( the plastic kind). It just does not resonate with me although I know how easy it is to maintain. I shared a few pictures from some island interior books I have here on Instagram and got messages asking me to share if I found anything nice. So this is what we ( probably) decided upon. 

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May
16

Kylppärijuttuja

by Sofia   -   in Interior design

Kuinkakohan moni teistä alkaa jo olla aivan lopensa kyllästynyt remonttijuttuihin? Meidän muuttomme viivästyy taas viikolla. Meille on tulossa marmoritasoja niin kylppäri-, kuin keittiötiloihinkin ja ne ovat nyt kohta kolmatta viikkoa myöhässä joka on johtanut siihen, että näitä tiloja ei päästä viimeistelemään. Toisin sanoen, emme pääse muuttamaan uuteen kotiin vieläkään. Onneksi kuitenkaan ei todellakaan ole kyse mistään maailmaa mullistavista murheista. Ehdin sillä aikaa purkaa tavaroita tyttöjen huoneissa valmiiksi paikoilleen ja hiljalleen jo muuallakin asunnossa.

Kuten olen jo maininnutkin, tytöt jakavat tulevaisuudessa kylpyhuoneen ja samaan tilaan tulee taitto-ovien taakse myös kodinhoitotilamme. Kylpyhuoneet on laatoitettu noin puoliväliin ja sitä kiertää kaunis lista. Olin kovasti miettinyt mitä oikein haluaisin yläosalle tehdä. Siihen mietittiin sopivaa tapettia vähän “villimmästä” toilesta raikkaaseen raitaan. Lopulta päätimme  kuitenkin maalata yläosan puuterin vaaleanpunaiseksi. Sellaiseksi elegantin hailakaksi. Muutaman kokeilun ja mallipalan jälkeen löysimme sopivan värin. Voin kertoa, että se ei sitten kuitenkaan tilassa näyttänyt lähimainkaan puuteriselta vaan on kyllä ihan kunnon vaaleanpunainen. Väri oli kuitenkin niin kaunis, että päätimme pitää sen. Totesimme, että sen voi aina maalata sitten uudestaan jos tuntuu siltä kun tytöt kasvavat vähän vanhemmiksi. Nyt siis toisessa kylpyhuoneessa on mansikkajäätelön väriset seinät. Löysin niihin kauniisti sopivat pyyhkeet tytöille Proloquesta. Kovin on nyt sitten herkullista, mutta olkoot! Mehän pidämme pinkistä!

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May
2

Organised

by Sofia   -   in Interior design

I can´t explain the day dreams I have of unpacking our boxes to the new home. Just arranging everything neatly. Having all my things in a lovely order. I have been reading two books about organising that came out lately. The Home Edit and Beautifully Organised. Both are good! They are for you if you dream of a more organised home and need some easy tools to achieve it but also if you, like me, just find it very satisfying. I always find a great idea or two in these kinds of books. ( For me it´s like reading cookbooks. It´s not like I don´t know how to cook but I still always look for new inspiration and even just enjoy pretty pictures or get validation that I am doing something right.) Neither of these books are a ” new way” of doing things like Marie Kondo ( which I never read but have sen pictures of the idea on Pinterest) but it all comes down to a few simple ideas to make your organising easier or more efficient and how to upkeep your home in every day life with the help of the organised home. Anyhow if you like the inspiration or feel you need a little nudge towards a more organised home then these are both a good pick. Nothing new under the sun but good easy reads and sources of inspiration.

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The Home Edit Instagram already got me hooked on getting these clear organisers for our new fridge & freezer and cupboards. 

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When I was packing away the old house I bought plenty of plastic see through boxes for things to be stored in the basement or attic and I am so please now that I have everything that is going there well organised and labelled. Old baby things that we are keeping as memories, seasonal ornaments etc. I prefer it so much to cardboard boxes where I have to guess what was in it ( even if you wrote it on the box you always end up wondering what you meant or if a specific thing is in it or not). This way everything is easily visible to the eye. Obviously if I was keeping something very valuable there it would probably not be such a brilliant idea but I am not.

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