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Yes, it's true. I can't believe it either but we have finally, after more than 10 years in Boulder, CO decided to move back home to Sweden. As you can imagine, it's not an easy decision to make, especially with two children who have friends and a great life in general here.
For us, Friday means Pizza Night. I make the dough the night before (you have to try this recipe..it's the best!) so when we come home it's ready for us to go to town with toppings. Pizza is fun and easy to make for everyone and the boys can put whatever they like on theirs.
Today is one of those days. It's only Wednesday but I'm already caving under the pressure of keeping this house in some sort of order. Usually I get a little bit longer into the week before it starts to get to me. And I haven't even seen the sun today.
The floorplan of this house is just perfect in my opinion. Super open and bright, and it would be easy to stay aware of what's going on in different parts of the home from pretty much anywhere (parents..you know what I'm talking about!) but still there are spots where you can get privacy.
I love people who follow their calling and stay true to who they are without letting that limit them. So I had to share this story with you about two Swedish sisters, Annica and Marie Eklund, who have taken the humble rug weaving business, Bolon, that their grandfather started and brought it into not only the future but even the fine rooms of Armani.
Most years I drag my feet a little in getting rid of Christmas in my home. This year was different. I never quite got the holiday spirit to begin with and I was ready for spring to enter our home as soon as the gifts had been unwrapped.
I took the time to catch myself a little cold :-) So typical, isn't it? Anyway..I've been lying in front of the fireplace watching movies with the kids so no need to feel sorry for me really, it's quite alright. And when the kids choose a less interesting movie I can glide away in dreams which are usually about..you guessed it! Houses! I have been coming up with this dream house that I want to build one day and in the kitchen I want to put in a big, rustic, crackling fireplace.
Ho ho ho everyone. This little scandi santa is already feeling a bit tired! I can't blame it all on Christmas though, there's a lot of things going on. I finally found a few minutes to think about what I want to see under my tree - check it out!
Deeming from the discussions in the blogosphere and on Instagram, it seems like a lot of you are growing tired of the picture perfect homes we're fed with and would like to get to see more real homes. I agree, it would be really nice to balance that feed of inspiration out a bit with homes where real lives are happening. So I'll do my part and invite you in to our home. It's far from picture perfect and full of real life blemishes, I promise!
It seems like a LOT of people are suffering from the 'decoration fatigue' at the moment. Tired of trends, uninspired despite the flooding of beautiful imagery at our fingertips. What about you? Are you feeling the home blues too? I'm thinking it's all pretty natural. I often fall into this mood this time of year. I feel like I'm joining nature in going into a much needed resting period.
There's something I am super curious about...do you guys have holiday specific tableware? You know, like plates or glasses that you would only be able to use for a specific holiday? If so, can you tell me if I'm the only one who's crazy here?
You know what I would think was really fun? If we could take a peak in to these homes after they're sold and the new owners have moved in. See what life really looks like in these super perfect places. Because right now, when we're looking at it, it's styled to make beautiful pictures and to make the home look great. But does anyone see where the mail would go? All the daycare art?
Say what now? Dwell and Target in a collaboration on a home collection?
Well..that makes perfect sense! Target has always been known for good design and Dwell is moving along the same direction as many other media publishers right now - to expand their role in consumers journey toward their home. From being a brand who provides the inspiration and information to also being the ones who sell you the items. Domino's magazine is on the same path and many bloggers as well. (Let's save the discussion about what we think about that evolution for another day).
The open space behind our backyard has turned golden, the trees are covering every shade in the fall palette and on Friday morning when we looked out the grass was covered in frost. And if those aren't good enough signs that fall is here, the annual invitation to the neighbors Chili Cook Off will put all doubts to rest.
I really like the realism of IKEAs work lately. Even when it comes to the Christmas inspiration, it's not over the top styled and hand picked furniture just to fit in with the holiday pieces. Most of us don't buy a white or red couch and paint our walls white just because it suits the season. Or is that just me? Yeah..I didn't think so.
One of the reasons I consider fall my favorite time of year is the fashion choices that the chillier air allows. You know when you get to pull on a starchy dark pair of jeans again, or a knitted sweater over a shirt..not to mention the boots! I rejoice in getting properly dressed every year!
The seasons shifted very quickly around here and all of a sudden my light summer outfits are no longer an option and I'm evenings are spent with a blanket, wishing I had lit the fireplace.
The house is sort of in order and I ironed a white table cloth for the kitchen table - that always makes me feel good. I prepped dinner for tonight and then I made a batch of my favorite oatmeal pancake batter. I am determined to make this week a great one!
How pretty is this mirror? I'm totally mesmerized by it! It's so chunky and curvy and shiny, just the perfect size to fit pretty much anywhere and has that rustic handmade yet royal quality to it.
I don't think anyone can have missed that SILVER has entered the stage this fall? So after having been completely overflowed with the warmth and beauty of brass on EVERYTHING, now we're supposed to just put all that away and fall head over heals in love with silver? I'll be honest, it's been a concern of mine for the past weeks.
I guess every corner of the world has it's gems. My hometown in the north of Sweden has more than most. One of them is Fröso Handtryck. They have been around for 70 years now and are still screen printing all the fabrics by hand at their location and sewing every object locally.