It’s that time of the year where I start “hibernating”…it’s getting cold and dark far too early for my liking (how do you guys manage in Norway!?) and as a result I do whatever I can to make our home cosy and comfy. So when Calvin Klein Home asked me to try their beautiful Acacia bedding collection, to commemorate the brand’s 20th birthday, I jumped at the chance of making our bedroom a little bit more gorgeous and cosier.
What do you think of this bedroom?? I’m planning to knock down the wall in Elodie’s new flat in Paris, between Lily‘s bedroom and the lounge to increase the sense of perspective and open up the space and I think this is a beautiful example of what can be achieved, don’t you think? I also love the mix of throws and rugs adding warmth and textures to the room. Will be quite happy to hang out there for the day, won’t you? This is the house of Danish Artist Gitte Svendsen via Hunch
I can’t tell you how much I love this bedroom. The matte black floorboards, the hues of dark and light grey stonewashed linen on the bed, the sheet of metal against the wall that becomes art…I could spend the whole weekend there. We’re off to Jarnac on Sunday to a commemorative rugby match the Club has organised in memory of my dad. A part of me is looking forward to hearing stories about him but I know this is going to be a difficult day for us all. Yesterday, the weather was so beautiful that almost forgot he was gone, for a split second, I thought it was a mistake, that he would soon come back from his daily walk and then it hit me that it wasn’t. My mum forwarded me this very well written article about the loss of a parent which you may find useful if you are going through the same thing. It’s in French but you can copy the link in Google translate to read it in English. Have a lovely, soothing weekend my dearest …
A few weeks ago, I updated the styling of one of the bedrooms in this holidays home which you can rent via Airbnb. Bearing in mind that the house is for sale and I can’t give it too much of a strong identity so everyone visiting it, can project their own style, I have decided to leave the walls white and add small styling touches to create a happy vibe. This was an inexpensive styling job (only about 15 euros for the stretched canvas), a few tear sheets, my BE HAPPY print, some family photos and quotes found on Pinterest.
Since we added these soft stonewashed linens to collection in the shop, I have, little by little, replaced all our cotton beddings by stonewashed linen, which admittedly is an investment but it also goes with my objective to have less clutter in our home. So I have now less duvet covers that we used to, but the ones I have, are ones that I really love. So here is a little creative project (really quick and easy), for you to make your own linen spray so that your bed linen, be it stonewashed linen or cotton, smells wonderful.
Here are a few quick and easy tips to update your bedroom like mine. As I mentioned here, I’m forcing myself to pick up my EOS camera again rather than using my iPhone and I have to say, it challenges me a great deal so today you will only get two pictures :-)
I’m heading back to London on Sunday for a styling job, Ideal Home magazine is also coming to shoot our kitchen and as BODIE and FOU is exhibiting our prints collection at Design Junction from 24th to 27th, I will be attending our stand there too (I hope to meet some of you there!) I was struggling to leave this place when the weather was nice but now that it’s pouring down rain, it’s getting a lot easier.
Today I love the styling of my friend Pella for Ikea who beautifully combined grey hues and wood.. It’s gorgeous, autumnal, cosy and so inviting. Pella’s styling makes me crave for a trip to Ikea to see the new collection designed by Ilse Crawford and a day hanging out in my fav PJs and soft, stonewashed linens. I’m in Paris (read my last post) with Mila this weekend. Steve is currently in London (hopefully he will join us tonight), then he and Mila will head back to our home in France and I will stay two more days to attend Maison & Objet. You can follow me on Instagram if you want. // Styling: Pella Hedby, Photography by Ragnar Omarsson GET THE LOOK: