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New look – stylish and super functional

By | Colours, Fireplaces, Flooring, Good ideas, Kitchen, Lighting, Livingroom, My work | No Comments

«We want a home that is stylish and that is super practical and functional to our needs»

There was a definite need for an overhaul in this townhouse in Nesttun. There were two small living and dining rooms, dark and cold stairway and kitchen needed to be more functional and updated for a busy family of five. The man of the house is totally passionate and serious about his fireplace! Here had to be a fireplace that would warm up the house appropriately, stylish and cool to look at and have extra storage to firewood. Where the beam in the ceiling is today in the living and dining area was once where a wall was between the two rooms.

The entranceway and stairwell got a new look by removing the classic two door opening from the stairway into the living area. Rather than a closed-in stairwell being cold and dark, it was decided to remove the doors and open up the whole stairwell facing into the living and dining areas. A sliding glass door was put between the stairwell and entre, creating a more open stairwell connecting more with the living area, spreading more warmth up to the other floors and giving a more modern and functional living area.

A new window, the same size as the others, was put on the side of the house near the corner of the dining area and this allowed for more light and better connection to the terrace outside.

I must say I’m so in love with the kitchen! Its so cool and stylish, loads of storage, all that work space for baking and the little extra sitting area. The white benchtop was suggested to continue down to the floor which frames in the sitting area and adding extra style and finish. The subways tiles over the benchtop to the ceiling just gives a little extra wow factor.  Don’t you love it?

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All fotos : gunnkristinmonsen.com

RoomDesign has had the privilege of working on this prosject giving advice on the spaceplanning, design for fireplace, kitchen and in-built storage for television, furniture, flooring, lighting and colourscheme.

Thanks to the rocka family in Nesttun that allowed me to help them on their renovation travels!!<3<3

Hugs Lisa xx

 

Good as Gold!

By | Bathroom, Bedroom, Black, Colours, Fireplaces, Kitchen, Livingroom, Wallpaper | 4 Comments

GOLD is going to be hot hot hot this year in interior. Guaranteed!  So whether you sling gold together with white and pastels or rock it up in dark rooms you’ll be creating a space that oozes with style.  I think I’ll be opting for a spray can and blitzing up a few old vases or the like. An addition of wallpaper or a mirror in gold would be stunning. Whatever you do –do it with confidence and have fun!

living room

via Littlenudgebathroom
via Shelterness

kitchen

via Houseandhome

dining

via Boligliv

wallpaper

via Beingtazim

fireplace

via Apartmenttherapy

 

Have a great day:-)

-Hugs Lisa

 

 

Natural wood, greys and linens

By | Fireplaces, Homes abroad, Wood | No Comments

Thursday’s interior inspiration comes from Australia. Beautiful natural greys and linens are pleasant on the eye. A splash of colour here would do the trick for me but the materials, textures and tone-on-tone colour scheme makes for a real relaxing styled interior.

pics via homelife

 

Have a lovely relaxing day:-)

 

Love Lisa

 

 

 

Great pad i Göteborg, Sweden

By | Bathroom, Fireplaces, Interior styles | One Comment

I’m on the hunt again. This time I’ve found this little treasure in Majorna, an area in Göteborg, Sweden for sale. Look at those high ceilings, enough to make you cry with envy. There’s nothing like the early 1900’s old buildings.  And that beautiful old ‘kakkelovn’. It’s lovely to see people still taking care of the old apartments. Now if this apartment was mine I think I would like to paint the whole apartment in a dark grey, or dark olive or a something dark and sexy! For fun! Why not! But anyway I love what they have done to the apartment here…

See more of the apartment via Stadshem

What a crazy week I have had. Now it’s time to mellow out for the weekend and relax.

Enjoy the weekend everyone.

Love Lisa

Bringing the outside in!

By | Fireplaces, Interior styles, Livingroom, Wood | No Comments

I’m absolutely enthused… not that I’m looking forward to the long snowy months in front of us but this space is dreamy…the big windows, the white wooden paneling, the rustic cabin feeling is just amazing. I could sit at the window and watch all wild life go casually by…wouldn’t that be just fantastic! Brings nature right in. Now how’s that for inspiration…happy weekend:)

Pic via Trendir

 

Love Lisa

 

A little touch of paradise

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Yohoo..it’s the weekend and I’m looking for a little relaxing time in the backyard. That’s my backyard -not this little paradise of a backyard below unfortunately. But no harm in a little wishing right?   Now is it just me or is it that these weekends come round so quickly and where do the weekdays get to…not that I’m complaining, believe me.  So I say ROCK ON weekend:))

pic via Dwell

 

Wishing you all a wonderful and happy weekend.

Love Lisa

 

Quiet please I’m dreaming…

By | Bathroom, Bedroom, Fireplaces, Interior styles | No Comments

Now I can just see myself walking round in this home with no worries indeed. It’s the simplicity and unpretentious feel that makes it so inviting. A little dash of bohemian and a little bit of second hand finds cleverly marriages the two into a very casual and interesting affair. Bravo! How about you and I sit down by the fireplace with a cup of tea and have a good little quiet time together. Sound good?

pics from skonahem

 

Happy weekend everyone!

Love Lisa

 

Modern fireplaces

By | Fireplaces, Interior styles, Livingroom | No Comments

There is something warm and soothing about a fireplace. Make it as a feature in a comtempary interior can be just stunning. While many of us can only dream of having an open fireplace in our home, these tantalizing pictures here will only weaken us more with wanting…so sorry:))

Via Trendr

Via Milla

via Archiexpo

via Homedecorationinterior

via Hgtv

 

Make it a good weekend everyone and don’t forget to do something nice for your self…you deserve it, right!

 

Love Lisa