Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I´ve gone for a different colour scheme in the bedroom, with slightly cooler colours than in the rest of the flat. White, dark brown and teal dominate in here. We chose a low bed (actually just two box mattresses from IKEA) as our son shares our bed. The lamp is a simple rice paper shade from IKEA, I use white bedsheets only, the throw is from a shop window in a shop where my husband used to work and we normally have a few books stacked next to the bed, either to read to our son or for ourselves. A bottle of water and a glass for those nights our son wakes up thirsty.
The list of things to do in the bedroom:
Hang a curtain to cover a nook, perfect for storage.
Move the bed to the wall to make space for a cot (crib)
Hang the light in a different corner
Finish doing up a little piece of furniture that is going to be a present for a friend of mine ;)
Hang a beautiful design object that was a present from a friend of mine ;)
I'll post better (worse) before pictures soon, I haven't taken them yet and my son is sleeping in there right now.
Another post coming up soon, a little landing strip, or rather a request for ideas for my landing strip.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thank you for the mentions!
Monday, October 20, 2008
And what a wonderful opportunity to show off my vintage 60's cape that I absolutely adore. Too bad it's getting to cold to wear it now.
A few well chosen pairs of shoes on display (they make my eyes so happy!).
And for our son's coats we got these fantastic BÄSTIS hooks from the pet section in IKEA!
That's it, my entrance hall sorted. Next will be creating a better storage space in the bedroom.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Lay your plastic bag flat on the table, fold it over lengthwise twice, so you end up with a long strip.
From the bottom up, start folding the strip into triangles, until you get an end that you can tuck into one of the triangle's sides.
What you get is a nice, tucked up triangle. No bags overflowing your drawer, very convenient in a small kitchen because you can make do with a very small space for your bags.
P.S. I know that kitchen worktop is absolutely hideous, it's on the top of my wishlist to replace it. In fact I want to replace the whole kitchen, but with our current budget, that's not an option.
Monday, October 6, 2008
One of the things I really want to set up in my home is a little workstation. Besides being a desk, it has to include a storage space for a laptop and some minor paperwork, but it also has to accommodate my monstrously big printer/copier/scanner/fax machine. Right now I think I'll go for some minimalist shelf/drawer type thing as a desk, and then wrap the monstrosity printer into some sort of container on it's own. I was looking for inspiration on flickr and I came across this incredible desk by commonhumans made from an old x-ray display, found in a university surplus store. What can I say, my jaw just dropped (as I'm sure yours did when you first saw this picture)!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
This is what the entrance hall looks like now.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
My first project is dealing with our entrance hall, on which I'll do a post or two, starting tomorrow.
Thanks for checking me out, and don't forget to flick through my photostream :)