Would you have dark green walls in your home? After seeing this beautiful home I am very tempted. It belongs to the Swedish couple Cajsa Berndtsdotter & Torbjörn Olsson living in Gothenburg and is full personality.
I love the dark green used here, and the combination of the green along with vintage, brown tones is perfect. The gorgeous artwork on the wall and the personal decor items around the apartment really gives it a unique look.
The kitchen has a minimal yet personal look, and I especially like the use of the String shelves and the herringbone tiles on the wall.
The bedroom has a retro wallpaper that gives off a warm and welcoming vibe.
“I love the decor from the 1950-70’s. Everything from colour to shape is amazing! I also like to mix it up with new to get your own style. But the best is to fins flea market bargains of furniture or fittings. It makes the home so personal.” – Cajsa Berndtsdotter
IKEA is celebrating the 40th birthday of the iconic POÄNG chair with the launch of six new limited edition cushion covers as well as one new armchair frame. It was designed in 1976 by Japanese designer Noboru Nakamura with IKEA’s design principles in mind; sustainability, affordability, form, function and quality. Would you believe that this chair has remained almost the same for all these forty years? In fact, the POÄNG armchair with it’s clean Scandinavian frame is one of the top-selling products at IKEA, with approximately 1.5 million sold globally each year.
“POÄNG is one of our most popular products, and our customers see it as a failsafe home essential. Its affordability makes it accessible to all, and the classic yet stylish design means that it fits into any décor scheme. POÄNG is a trusty favourite which can easily be personalised through the years with new cushion covers and materials to suit changing styles, all with the same comfort! When you buy POÄNG armchair you choose everything yourself, except the comfort – which is always included!” – Luis Lopez
Here are a couple of facts about this iconic chair;
✖ The chair was originally called POEM, but was renamed POÄNG in 1992 to correspond with a series of changes and improvements made to it.
✖ Today’s price of the POÄNG chairs is approximately 21% lower than the price forty years ago.
✖ You might have seen a test machine in your local IKEA store, well they have had them since 1978! It shows the durable form of the POÄNG chair, and pressure-tests the chair 20 times per minute at 1000 newton for a standard 50,000 times. That’s like a 220lb person sitting in the chair 20 times per minute.
Do you have this classic yet modern armchair in your home?
Lina Johansson’s beautiful plastic rugs caught my eye with their geometric shapes, graphic patterns and beautiful colours. The style is clean and modern with a bit of a retro vibe, and they are a great way to add some colour or pattern to your home. As they are woven plastic rugs it means that they are easy to wash, long-lasting and nice to walk on. Ideal for any rooms, even for outdoor areas!
Everyone is going crazy for peonies lately, so this print by the Swedish duo One Must Dash in collaboration with Ragnhild Furulund seems very appropriate right now! Isn’t it just so delicate and beautiful?
You can find all of their products here if you want to see more.
Swedish design studio Melo is combining humble aesthetics that remove all the unnecessary details with quality craftsmanship. Their brand is all about minimalistic design, focusing on making their products blend in with the environment around them.
Melo just released a new collection of beautiful crafted products all made from ash wood and handcrafted in Dalarna, which is in the heart of Sweden. The new collection consists of a round coffee table, beautiful magazine rack and a decorative orb.
The coffee table has a lovely and soft minimalistic design. The design of the coffee table is intended to allow it to be spacious but at the same time have a light and elegant feel.
The magazine rack with its round and elegant shape is created to blend in with the wall so that it highlights whatever might be put on it, like for instance magazines, paintings, photographs and books..
And lastly we have the orb, a simplistic decoration piece to complement your still life. This product is rounded off by hand which makes every single orb unique.