If you are in instagram there's a hashtag you don´t wanna miss. It began with an innocent styling competition between Lotta Agaton and her art director. But has grown into a giant contest where even Sweden's best art direcor Therese Sennerholt and American blogger A merry mishap who runs one of America's most popular life style blogs are in the race! But despite the name (styling competition) it is only a creative game between great talent´s showing a new styled picture everyday. Search with hashtag #stylingcompetition and see all great contributions yourself! My instagram is @annaleenashem.
Here comes more pictures from our new home. The base is still the same that we used in our old house bright and white. But I am tempted to add some color that will look great against the white, show you what I mean later, now have a nice weekend everyone!
/wall lamp: Ikea tisdag /sofa: Ikea /table: serholt
I love using various natural elements in the interior such as wood and natur stone. These materials has the ability to soften minimalist decor and make it look luxury! My longtime stone favorite has been marble but I like granite now even more. At this time of writing we are renovating the bathroom in the house we live in. The budjet the for renovation was small so I was really lucky when I found light granite /Bianco Cordo/ from the tile shop for a affordable price. The size of the granite is 61x30 cm and for the walls we will use white glossy floor tiles size 20x40.
ps. I´m making small changes for my blog´s layout in the coming weeks so thanks in advance for your patience during this time.
Here comes a sneak peek from our new home. The white book shelves that we did before the move are hanging now in our new livingroom. Moving takes time and It has taken a lot of time to organize our move from a large house to a smaller, from a small town in the west coast to a bigger city Stockholm in the east coast! But the most positive thing with our move was that we cleared our home from all unnecessary things, I´m very happy for that! Although we will stay in this temporary white home for a short period before our own house is ready (that we will start to build hopefully this year) we really enjoy living here!
/bag. maze/metal pots. own design
Tomorrow begins Stockholm furniture fair and Stockholm design week. And I have high expectations for this year's furniture fair. I look forward to see the installation of this year´s guest of honor GamFratesi and listen to the Stockholm design talks "Moving forward" that will be new element for this year. The whole design week is packed with various press events, socializing, dinners and meetings but the thing that I look forward mostly is just strolling around the fair and take pictures of the hottest designs to my blog. One of my favorite designers Norm architects will launch many new products as this wall clock in green marble with brass hand for Menu. And I think that watches will become one of the biggest trends this upcoming year. I still miss this year at the fair the Stockholm-based design studio Humans since 1982 that I wish would exhibit at the Furniture Fair. But we can always enjoy of their creativity here.
Hello from my new home town Stockholm! After a short blog break because of the move, I´ve finally built up my new office here and started working again. This month you can read the feature from Nina Bruun's home in Finnish Deko magazine that I had the pleasure to photograph in Copenhagen with Emma Fexeus. Nina Bruun is a talented Danish designer who works as a project manager/product developer at Muuto, you will find more of her awesome work on here website here.
photo. Annaleena Karlsson
We are moving this weekend and you can imagine how busy I am right now. But I wanted to take the time and post these pictures on a shelf we did before christmas to our new home. They remind the stunning shelfs Victor Vasilev has designed.
From a particular angle, this construction looks nothing like a bookshelf, but rather a minimalistic art installation. As the shelves are constructed diagonally, you can see the things from one side only. This hidden/art interior design is just the kind of interior that I love right now.
Happy new year dear blog readers! I belive that 2014 is going to be a great interior year, year of new styles and darker colours. This new year also means big changes for me personally and as you know one of them is that I'm moving to Stockholm. But I've also decided to shut down my own annaleena web store indefinitely and I will focus on selling my design only through retailers now. I will make a new website in the spring where you can see my design without buying function, but before it´s finished you can find all my retailers in the closed web shop. So all trade of my design is made from now through resellers.
I flipped today through my photos that I´ve taken during 2013 and I found these pics from our house. December has been a crazy month and it feels that I´m living right now between two homes or two houses, among all christmas decorations and moving boxes. We´re moving after the new year to Stockholm where we have planned to build a new house. As we made the most ourselves in our this house for 8 years ago, the staircase, kitchen, round firewood storage (my husband is a ambitions builder:) we will build the new house ourselves too. We have started to sketch up the new house and we have found a nice plot to build on. So the next step now is to find a great architect in Stockholm who can draw up our house, can´t wait when the process starts to take off!