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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

 

5 Benefits to using rugs in your home

By | Colours, Flooring, Furniture, Good ideas, Happenings, Livingroom, My work, Patterns, Rugs, Tricks | No Comments

Having rugs in your home can make a enormous difference to the appearance, personality and style for your home. Those who never thought of keeping rugs in their house cannot realize the importance, elegance and difference in the overall living and impression that it will make.

blogg-bildepic credit Pinterest

 

There are many benefits of rugs and I have gathered just 5 of many…

#1. Creates an instant and perfect focal point of colour for your room.

#2. Rugs act as a shield for your hardwood floors. They protect the floor from all kinds of stains and scratches.

#3. They  help to absorb loud noise of radio and TV, as compared to a room with hard surfaces.

#4. Rugs are made up of many different materials that will keep your house warm, thus saving your heating expenses.

#5. One fun thing to do is it can be hanged on the wall. Cool idea, no?

RoomDesign loves to do things that means YOU can be the creative expert in your own home. I am so excited about giving you the low-down in one evening at my office next week. Check straight into for more info her…..

Hope to see you there:-)

Hugs og love xx

 

Cabin by the sea

By | Bathroom, Bedroom, Colours, Flooring, Furniture, My work, Rugs, Wood | One Comment

Rita and Arvid tok kontakt with me over a year ago. They owned a little cabin by the sea that needed a makeover. It was already quite old, outdated and because of its location and sentimental value they wanted to start using it with their own family til the sommer months.

Consideration to regulations of houses being so close to the sea, these days,  there was not much allowance for building out. In any direction! There was, though, allowed to build out the small terrasse by the kitchen. Here was placed glass sliding doors to bring the beautiful views and nature outside in.  Cladding out side the house was updated and modernized and at the same time a new terrasse was made at the entrance door. Inside walls were taken away between the kitchen and living room. The bathroom was made slightly bigger by building a little shower nook into the guestroom! Maksimalising the little space there was and a super good idea! There was made plenty of space for the garderobe in the guest room and walk-in garderobe in the main bedroom giving loads of room for extra storage. A window was suggested at the end of the hall in the entranceway adding extra light and giving extra depth to the hallway.

Take a look at all the pic’s under and get inspirert!

RoomDesign has come with advice, suggestions, ideas and space planning to the inside and outside, colours, kitchen design, bathroom design, furniture and lighting.

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Thanks to Rita and Arvid for letting me help them with the renovations to their cabin by the sea.

Hugs xx.

 

 

Moving furniture away from walls

By | Flooring, Furniture, Good ideas, Kategori, Livingroom | 3 Comments

Moving furniture away from the walls in your living room breaks up the linear aspects in your room.  It gives more depth to the room; by showing more of the floor makes the room instantly bigger, more airy and far less boring! It can be as simple as angling a chair or table slightly too just add a little interest to a room and away from the boring mundane linear lines of a square room! Who knows by moving your furniture a little you might discover a whole new look to your space!!

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Pic via Designsponge

 

Have a great day everyone!

-Hugs Lisa

 

If it makes you happy…

By | Flooring, Furniture, Livingroom, Wallpaper | No Comments

 

Today I have to share a picture with you.

It just makes me want to smile.

Those cranes legs under the coffee table are just so gorgeous. It fills me with love that the bird pictures are scattered over the whole wall.     Now I’m sure a lot of interior designers out there would just shake their heads in disbelief.  But the colours in the room harmonize nicely, the rustic flooring grounds the room beautifully with the modern sofa and the old style wallpaper. So why not make a little wacky in-balance to tantalize the eye and make the room fun!

So if it makes you happy why not!

 

Pic via desiretoinspire

 

Happy friday everyone:-)

 

Love Lisa

 

Sneak peek…

By | Bedroom, Colours, Flooring, My work, Patterns | One Comment

Painting walls and ceilings dark has to be the most fantastic experience in interior I have come across. It may not be for everyone but if you should just try a room you will be amazed at why you haven’t done it before. And by no means did the room look any smaller in fact I felt the room expanded out not in. When one uses dark colour on the walls and ceilings and floors remember shots of colour and enough lighting are essential to create a right balance in the room.

These pictures are just a little detail preview to my daughter’s bedroom. More pictures of the whole room will come later.

 

Love love love

Lisa

Rugs again…making a statement!

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I love rugs! And rugs will lift and rescue any room in the house from a boring dull interior. The key is adding an unexpected texture to the room. And why not add a rug whether it is a floral, or floss, geometric or of a different texture. Let it be wild, pump it up! Try it?…

For more pictures and rug inspiration check out The Rug Company here…

 

Have an inspirational day everyone:)

 

Love Lisa

 

Warming it up with rugs

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Falling for a real mix today! With rugs that could suit any taste and any purse. What’s your favorite?  Though I love dark and moody interiors -today I’m falling for the first picture cool, white and calm with that awesome luxurious rug, don’t you just want to run your fingers through that pile?

Pics from Linie.dk

Pics via Kasthall.comBoth rugs from Bolia.From Boconcept

Keep yourself warm and safe…

Love Lisa

New on the floor

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We’ve known for a while now that pine or the Scandinavian look is hot. And new on the market from Norwegian company Moelven, a new series called ‘Fabelaktig’ in pine wood for the interior. I’m just loving the wood wall paneling, it’s something we see more and more of these days giving any room instant coziness. These floors in the ‘taktløs’ serie are pretty cheeky as well.  I would say for those looking for some individualism in the home.   Everyone can relate to wood in the home. It gives life and it gives warmth, whatever the type of wood, in any home there’s nothing like barefooting round the home on a wooden floor.

All pictures from Moelvens webside.

 

The sunshine is suddenly shining through my window here, must be a good sign for a sunny weekend:-) Happy weekend everyone.

 

Love Lisa