Thursday, January 15, 2009
P.S. I wish I looked as adorable as the woman in the photo! We're going to have some family photos taken at a photographer's on Saturday and I have no idea what to wear! Went and got a haircut today though. Check!
Monday, January 12, 2009
A discreet box desk that would look fabulous with a great chair, some nice lamps and cool prints on the wall. Storage included in the desk itself. Might not be enough for my Hubby, but I would definitely not mind this in my living room. Seen on oh_food's flickr photostream.
Maybe I could go full out and create a real attention grabber? Enough space for both of us here. Includes beautiful things that I love: vintage finds, a fabulous colour, great pattern and well organised open storage. First seen on design*sponge and since then all over the web.
If we had too much closet space, I might consider this. Seen on Jen44's Flickr photostream.
Very simple and beautiful, but I guess if you have to sit there for hours on end and do some serious work it wouldn't really work. Nice, still. From Wig3000's Flickr photostream.
Room 606 at the Radison SAS hotel in Copenhagen. Preserved just the way Arne Jacobsen designed it in 1960. Hello gorgeous!
I've posted this before. Still fab!
We could just use our dining table as a desk, just add in some good storage (like seen here). Realistically it would end up looking like this, very charming but it might frustrate me in the long run:
I could try to find a niche somewhere and hide the office behind curtains when not in use like supershoppertoo. Only problem is that I'm planning to put the changing table in the only niche like space in our flat. I'd have to find another space for it then. Pregnant brain overload...
Right now I'm leaning towards using a system similar to the Elfa system, there is a corner in the TV/family room where this would be possible. It's very functional and flexible and can be dressed up to look very nice.
Something about this picture from Apartment Therapy captures me. It has an old-school charm about it that I think my hubby would appreciate.
What do you think? Have you created office space in your home that you're pleased with? Please share.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
We got the sofas at a thrift store for next to nothing. I had gone there by myself and had forgotten my phone, so I couldn't reach my husband. I got help at the store getting the sofas into my car (had to go two trips of course) but when I came to our flat I had to carrie them on my own. This was exactly a year ago and we had snow up to our knees. I don't know how I did it, I just knew I had to have them! The credenza we got off the Icelandic equivalent to Craigslist. It had legs originally, but we couldn't get it into the car with them on, so off they came and we never put them on again. Our son got the wheely bug for his first birthday from our Danish friends in London. I made the curtains with fabric from IKEA.
I made enough curtain wings so they could reach all the way across the room when drawn, also in the TV room.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Just a few of my faves at the moment.
This is my dream for the future (taken in Absolute Vintage close to Brick Lane).
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
P.S. We've decided to raise our bed off the floor, which is why I want to do this bed skirt ;) I know there will be lots of stuff going under the bed as soon as we have the "extra" storage space!
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
This is what New Year's looks like for most Icelanders. George was terrified of the fireworks so I put him to bed well before midnight, but the noise woke him up, so this is what I was seeing at 00:00
We spent the evening with my parents and left George there, headed home as we'd invited some people over to celebrate the new year with us. I figured I had two options this time, stay in and go to bed early or have a party at home. I wasn't about to drag my heavily 8 month pregnant body into town!!! So this is what the rest of the night looked like, I stayed up till 6 in the morning and I'm paying for it now... I'm not too badly off though, sitting here, eating ice cream straight from the tub :)