Archive for the ‘Swedish Design’ Category

Fabulous Tealight Candle Holders

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

After what has been a record warm fall and beginning of winter here in the northeastern US, the chill has started to set in and I finally feel like cozying up inside (it wasn’t until the second half of December I changed to winter curtains – it just didn’t feel right when it was in […]

Himla – Gorgeous Fabrics in Linen and Cotton (And The Most Beautiful Online Product Catalogs)

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

It’s always a treat when Swedish fabric company Himla releases a new catalog, and the Fall/Winter 2011 edition, shot on Iceland, is no exception. They always choose stark Scandinavian landscapes with neutral colors as the backdrop for their product photos, and not only does this create a fairy-tale feeling, it really makes their products stand […]

Book Wallpaper Designs

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Books are always in style, whether they’re for reading or just being used for wall decor purposes, and especially right now. They are everywhere this fall, and they certainly do add a large dose of coziness to a room. We have more books than we know what to do with in our house (mainly thanks […]

All About Dachshunds – “Together” By Lisa Bengtsson

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Lisa Bengtsson is one of those designers that always manage to surprise and delight with her unexpected and unique creations. Lisa studied graphic design at Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm, and after graduating, she started her own business. She was an instant success, and today, she is able to live her dream – designing […]

Fabulous Fireplace Mantels

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Winter may be on its last breath, but where I live, the days are still chilly and the nights even more so. Cuddling up under a blanket with a glass of wine next to a crackling fire is still the perfect evening activity. So today’s post is about unique, stunning and creative fireplace mantels. Converted […]

Love Wallpaper

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, today’s post focuses on love. While I personally would not cover an entire room in some of these patterns, they are cute, fun and certainly innovative. And as always, there is the option of putting them up on a focal wall, or just frame a piece and use as […]

Orange Wallpaper

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Some people can’t stand orange; others can’t get enough of it. It is a strong color that can be overwhelming in large quantities, but super chic and fun in smaller doses and as an accent. The name “orange” was used for the fruit in the 1300s already, but as a description of color, it supposedly first […]

Retro Wallpaper – 1920s To 1980s

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Today’s post is all about retro wallpaper. But what is retro? What era can be considered retro? What’s the difference between retro and vintage? The Oxford English dictionary defines retro as “characterized by imitation or revival of a style from the (relatively recent) past; (more generally) backward-looking, nostalgic, esp. affectedly so“. As for an era, […]

Christmas Wallpaper

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

The holidays are upon us once again (why does this always take you by surprise? Every year, it seems like the time between August and December just disappears) and I’ve been out hunting for unusual Christmas wall decor. While most of us enjoy decorating our homes for the festivities, putting up wallpaper just for one […]

5 Unusual Wallpaper Designs

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Wallpaper is making a huge comeback and no wonder – it’s an easy way to dress up a room, a focal wall, or even just a wall panel. And the leftovers can be used as framed art, wall decor collages, wrapping paper, greeting cards – any creative paper craft you can think of. In any […]

Wall Candle Holders

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Fall is around the corner and the air is getting crisper and the days shorter. Candles are nice any time of year, but I especially like them in the fall and winter, a little bit of cozy comfort in all that darkness and coldness. And they’re perfect when you have company over too. Not only […]

Baby Nursery Decor Inspiration

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

This post is not only about wall decor but decorating in general, and decorating nurseries in particular. It’s one of the most fun types of rooms to design, and you have free reins to use items, materials and colors you normally wouldn’t. Having said that, I have to confess that I prefer nurseries with a […]

Decorating With Black Wallpaper

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Black walls sounds like something that could look clubby at best and dire and depressing at worst, but choosing the right shade of black, and putting it in a room that can handle it, can result in a very modern, sophisticated look. Is black a color? Yes and no. Since it absorbs all light and […]

Using Upholstery Fabric As Wall Decor

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

So you’re bored with your old white painted walls, or perhaps they’re not so fresh-looking anymore, but you don’t want to bother with wallpaper or prefer not to put nails in them to hang art. Or maybe you’re renting, or living in a dorm room, where you’re not allowed to make any permanent changes. Using […]

10 Gorgeous Nature Wallpaper Designs

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Wallpaper, invented by the Chinese around 2,000 years ago and popular for centuries all over the world, sadly fell out of favor in the 80s and 90s, but is finally making a big comeback. My earliest memory of wallpaper is these murky brown grasscloth ones my parents had all over our house in the 70s […]

Unique Wall Sconces

Friday, July 9th, 2010
Tulip wall sconce

Wall lights have been popular for centuries, and they have certainly come a long way from the wall candle holders of the middle ages. Today you can find pretty much any design you can think of to illuminate your walls (although candles are still a very popular choice). As you know by now (if you […]

Cool Wall Decor From Sweden & Norway

Friday, May 14th, 2010

There is always new, exciting design coming from Scandinavia, ranging from ultra-modern, super-sparse, understated and totally white interiors to fun, colorful, crazy and wacky furniture and accessories. Some may teeter on the edge of tacky, but most of the time, they are items with style and flair. And so many are timeless – just look […]

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