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Today the Danish store Søstrene Grene launched their new spring interior collection in stores with the keywords creativity, colour, nature, wood, basketwork & soft textiles.

This season is inspired by the ’60s & ’70s colour and patterns + soft Scandinavian bohemian styling. With a relaxed style that exude personality and comfort to enjoy good living.

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Psst; check their website for a super quick DIY on how to make a paper towel holder from these ceramic candle holders!

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You can see the whole collection online here or follow along on their Instagram where they post new products, DIY and styling tips daily.

// Photo credit: Søstrene Grene

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EASTER FUN FROM TIGER

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Is it too early to get excited for Easter?.. The other day I went to Tiger, one of my favourite shops for affordable Scandi-style decorations, and got a couple of fun items to start the countdown!

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Chocolate eggs – because they are without doubt the best part of Easter. These pastel coloured ones are the perfect decoration to have in a bowl on the table (if you can resist to not eat them..)

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Polkadot egg-shaped candles! These will look so good next to the chocolates, and will fit perfectly in my Seletti Egg Holder in ceramics.

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These little stickers are to decorate eggs with, a fun idea for the breakfast table on Easter morning. I might put these stickers other places too.. They come in a pack of 2 sheets so you have plenty to spare.

Tiger doesn’t have an online store, but they are now located in 27 countries around the world and you can find a full list on their website.

// Photo credit: Ingrid Opstad

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MY WINTER WISHLIST

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  1. AESOP PARSLEY SEED CLEANSING MASQUE
  2. HAY CORAL 5PCS CORD HANGER FADE
  3. H&M HOME ‘LET’S STAY HOME’ PILLOWCASE
  4. DARRA GOLDSTEIN ‘FIRE AND ICE: CLASSIC NORDIC COOKING’ COOKBOOK
  5. SKANDINAVISK ‘SNÖ’ (SNOW) SCENTED CANDLE
  6. FERM LIVING ‘BORDEAUX’ SQUARES BLANKET
  7. CHOKOLADE COMPAGNIET ‘NUTE’ NORDIC NIGHT TEA
  8. COCO LAPINE ‘MOUNTAIN ABC’ POSTER
  9. BLOOMINGVILLE COPPER BREAD BASKET

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IKEA CHRISTMAS INSPIRATION

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… 🎶 And if you haven’t already started with the Christmas decorations I thought I would help by sharing some lovely inspiration from IKEA. They have such a great range of both modern & nostalgic Christmas items, and the best part is that it’s all great value for money.

So here is some of my favourite holiday picks from the website;

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The STRÅLA pendant lamp gives a warm, cosy glow and spreads the holiday atmosphere in your home.

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I’m loving these VINTER 2015 hanging decoration, they are diamond-shaped and comes in assorted pastel colours!

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If it’s not snowing outside you can still create that wintery feeling in your window by adding cute snowflake ornaments from twigs. Also, these STÖPEN LED candles are so nice (and safe) to put up for instance in any bottles or jars you have. I quite like these ENSIDIG vases used here.

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And why not bake a traditional gingerbread house in true Scandinavian style using this PEPPARKAKA HUS pack! When I was young we would always build & decorate one, and wait until after New Years Eve when we got to finally smash it so we could eat it.. Yum!

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Find the whole festive range here.

// Photo credit: IKEA

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Pantone Colour of the Year 2016 interior design

ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY AT HOME

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This week the Pantone Colour of the Year was announced and for the first time it was a combination of two different shades; Rose Quartz & Serenity.

“Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.” – Pantone

Here is a selection I put together showing you how to add touches of Rose Quartz & Serenity in your home;

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  1. MUUTO AMBIT LAMP
  2. FERM LIVING COPENHAGEN TEA TOWEL
  3. MUUTO THE DOTS WALL HOOKS
  4. HAY BITS & BOBS LIDDED BOWL
  5. HAY BALLOGRAF PENN
  6. MARGIT SELAND LITEN KANNE
  7. FERM LIVING WIRE BASKET
  8. WOUD COME HERE SIDETABLE
  9. H&M CANDLES
  10. FERM LIVING QUILT CUSHION
  11. MUUTO VISU LOUNGE CHAIR
  12. MICHELLE CARLSLUND ALPHABET NOTEBOOK
  13. NORMANN COPENHAGEN NOCTO CANDLESTICK


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SCANDINAVIAN XMAS ON ETSY

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It’s the first of December & I can’t believe how fast time is flying by.. Is anyone else stressing out over Christmas present & decorations realising they don’t have as much time as they though to finish?

On my search online I have discovered a lot of great items on Etsy, so I decided to do a festive blog post sharing some of my favourite Scandinavian Christmas finds.

SCANDINAVIAN ORNAMENTS by HUSdesigns:
A sweet collection of traditional Scandinavian ornaments that can be put on your Christmas tree or on a branch ornament on the table. These remind me of my childhood, as my family always had similar ornaments on our tree!

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NORDIC GIFT WRAP by DBIllustrations:
Nordic style Christmas-jumper inspired design featuring repeated pattern of reindeers, Christmas trees, baubles & poinsettias. This cute design is also available as a greeting card pack and is illustrated & handmade in the UK.

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EMBOSSED ROLLING PIN by HousemateArtist:
This rolling pin can be a great way to pump up your baking by putting this cute Scandinavian pattern on your cookies or a creative idea for a present to your beloved ones. It is made of high quality polish beech wood, and engraved with a laser machine.

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SCANDI BOY MASJON JAR by AJarMpls:
This sweet little Christmas decoration is handmade in the US by Rachael Crew. The jar is pint size and features a little Scandi boy in felt & knit, frosty trees & fluffy snow. Perfect Nordic styled festive touch to any home!

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HIMMELI SCANDINAVIAN GEOMETRIC ORNAMENTS by PetitHelsinki:
Beautiful & festive himmeli decoration handmade in Paris from golden glass beads & metal wire. These modern pieces are perfect as Christmas decoration, either on the tree, the table decoration or hanging anywhere in your house!

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DALA HORSE PAPER GARLAND by OtloxotBarcelona:
Scandinavian style paper garland made with 12 paper Dala horses & 4 circles of snowflakes. A fun garland to hang in the window, on a wall or on your Christmas tree.

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PRINTABLE WALL DECOR by spellandtell:
Simplistic print with a black & white Nordic pattern, for a more modern festive feel. And as this is a printable file you get it straight away and can print any size you desire.

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SCANDINAVIAN CABIN by POAST:
These Scandinavian cabin tree ornaments are designed by a Scandinavian-American artist and designer living in Norway. They were inspired by the tiny log cabins that dot the snow-capped mountains and surround the beautiful fjords of Norway & Sweden.

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Hope you get some inspiration for decorating your home in Scandi style!

// Photo credit: 1 Ingrid Opstad / 2 HUSdesigns / 3 MDBIllustrations / 4 HousemateArtist / 5 AJarMpls / 6 PetitHelsinki / 7 OtloxotBarcelona / 8 spellandtell / 9 POAST

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