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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Apr
25

Frothed milk

by Sofia   -   in Interior design

You know what I´m really dreaming of right now. Sipping my morning coffee, the one with perfectly frothed milk on top in the new apartment. I can imagine myself tiptoeing around the house when we have just settled in and gotten everything in it´s place. I will have the coffee cup cradled between my hands and I can inhale the feeling of a brand new apartment that I will from then on call home.

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I remember my first days in new apartments very vividly. The giddy feeling of something new and good starting. When everything is still fresh and there are no chips in paint or dents anywhere. No scrapes and scratches. Those that you later on will eventually get and those that will be part of your memories. The ones that annoy you at first but then after a while you don´t see them anymore. Before that. When it´s all ahead of you but all just in place just the way you had wanted to and imagined it. That moment, that feeling is amazing. You can just walk around and think ” wow it really happened”. Because dreams do come true sometimes. Every time I have been in a new home I have thought ” Is this really mine?” ” Did this really happen?” and I love that moment so much. When you feel a little like you are in a dream or a movie and still at the same time you realise it is your life.

It does not mean that you need to have a penthouse on Park Avenue to have that feeling. I felt it in my first own apartment that was 26 m2. It was mine, it looked mine, it had all my things in it. I remember I first went in to the new home after coming from Milan ( I was working there sporadically at that time) and my mom had unpacked for me. She had bought flower boxes and gorgeous flowers for my windowsill. And ( this is a very vivid memory to me) she had bought a small cookbook about ice-cream Sundays with pink on the cover for my teeny tiny kitchenette. It is to this day one of my favourites. It was just so me. All of it. Knowing my mom she had probably lit candles and my dad had stocked the fridge I´m sure. But it was mine. It was not the first time I was living on my own. My brother had had two apartment before that and I had actually lived in both of them. In one when he went to the army I think ( I don´t know why and how he let me). And in one when he moved to Paris before starting University. But this was my very own place. And my oh my what parties, dinner parties, after parties and all sorts of gatherings I hosted there. I made whole three course dinners in that tiny kitchenette and brunches for big bunches of people I think back to now and wonder how.

The first apartment my husband ( then boyfriend) and I had together was also renovated from scratch as was the one that came after that ( that I was living in whilst writing this blog so you know that one well). The first one was in the same building as my first apartment so I sort of just moved one door down. We had old wooden floors that we painted white ( my dream)! I remember walking around the apartment with my bare feet after I had slept there for the first time. It was also the first time I moved in with someone. I had had roommates on my modelling housings many times but it was an always changing stream of us girls sharing apartments, people coming and going and all we had of our own things were the suitcases of clothes and make up we came and went with ( all though I always bought my own sheets and towels). Anyway there I was in the 80 m2 apartment sharing it with this guy I was madly in love with ( we actually bought the apartment after having been dating for about 6 months so I quite literally was just that… not that I´m not in love anymore but then it was the early lovebirds stage). I had come from a work trip and bought a huge bunch of pink roses. The apartment was quite empty as we had not shopped for all of our furniture yet. I remember thinking how lucky I was to have my dream floors. I have always loved wide wooden beam floors painted white ( now we have them on the island!). White floors and pink roses and the man of my dreams.

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