Wall inspiration: geometric patterns

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Oh I just love these walls, and want to try this at home! I love the geometric patterns and the soft color palettes that are used. But what shapes do I pick? and how do I make sure I do not paint outside of the lines? : ) Does anyone have any suggestions or experience with a project like this? Love to hear about it…

dining kitchen

If you do not want to paint your walls, but do like the geometric patterns, check out the IXXI Loco specialIXXI  is a decorative and flexible wall system using x’s and i’s to create your own personal collage or you can pick one of their cool products like the one below!

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pictures via: (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)

and pinterest

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White & bright colors

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Today I really like this Danish home covered in Bolig magasinet. This home has a white and grey base but pink and yellow accents that brighten up the place.  The house also caught my eye because of  a some interesting elements that I will show you now. First, a playful effect is achieved by painting only one corner of the wall grey and placing picture frames at different heights.

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kitchen color

Look how these tiles really brighten up this all white kitchen. Personally these are a bit too bright for my taste,  I would go for the aqua and blue tiles only (see also my post on kitchen tiles : )).

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Don’t you think this bookshelf wallpaper looks fun in this dining room. Its perfect for small spaces and makes your room more cozy instantly.  Want to try it yourself? What about this vintage bookshelf wallpaper by Young and Battaglia. The white bookshelf wall paper would look great in these all white interiors.

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pictures via bolig magasinet

BYW Boot camp

Three weeks ago, on a wet Monday afternoon I had an accident and broke my left hand, my writing hand. Hand in cast, off from teaching and frustratingly useless with the one good hand, there seemed to be nothing inspiring on the horizon. And then Holly’s BYW Boot camp came along, right on cue, right in place. Holly’s course is the right mix of inspiration, incentive and imagination. With a just a hint of urgency in the form of doing weekly assignments, Holly seems to push our blogging spirits just a little bit more.

After having spent the last 10 years teaching students, I have found that simply imparting knowledge and telling what can be done is never enough. A good teacher needs to share experiences, show the lessons they have learnt and shift perspectives every once in a while. I’m hoping to find these in Holly’s lessons.

Blogging has now evolved from a mere web tool to a more social experience. Most course mates in the BYW course are either brand new baby bloggers or are in the middle of their blogging journeys. For a newish blogger myself, this group of bloggers new and old will be a soothing resource of perspectives, dreams and stories to learn from.
Meeting new people, making new connections and following new journeys is perhaps what I’m looking forward to the most from this course.

Friday finds: inspired by fashion

I really like how some fashion trends are visible in home decor too. Trends in fashion definitely seem to inspire home decor trends. Since I love both, I searched for some items to bring my favorite fashion trends  (oxblood red, sequins and denim) to the living room! While searching online for some inspiration for a new winter wardrobe, I ran into the H&M home section and found this lovely new dotted cushion in the fashion color of this year oxblood red! Love the dotted plaid in grey as well.

Another trend in fashion is the use of sequins and metallics. I especially like this trend when used in a subtle way, on a simple sweater for example. Bring this trend to your home with these cushions by West Elm!

Always in fashion is denim, but this season even denim on denim is hot again.  I have seen the denim trend in interiors and furniture for quite a while now, but in particular love the use of denim in rugs (see below by West Elm and Anthropology). Denim gives these rugs a special texture and lovely color pattern. I think they will look lovely on a white wooden floor as well. What do you think about these trends? Are there any trends in fashion you would like to bring to your home?


Photos via: H&M, Topshop, Butter London, ASOS, Marc Jacobs,Mango, Dorothy Perkins, West Elm, Anthropologie, Topshop, Gap