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Small budget big ideas!

By Colours, Flooring, Furniture, Good ideas, Interior styles, Kitchen, Lighting, My work, Patterns, Plants, Wallpaper No Comments

We all have big ideas when we want to renovate but it’s the tight budget that cuts the dreams down.

Creativity is key to renovation problems! It may just solve all your problems to achieve your dreams, even though you may have a tight budget.  Through good planning, creative problem solving and a well-trained interior designers eyes (which may down the road save you from horrible costly mistakes as well) can look at a challenged area and create it into something more fun and functional to be in and work from. And we all know that a practical and functional space just makes life so much more easy and enjoyable. Am I right?!

I find the tighter the budget the more creative we have to be.

This latest project RoomDesign has been working on involved space planning for several rooms in this apartment, re-inventing the kitchen and dining area, material choices, soft furnishings, lighting and colour scheme. The client did have a tight budget and wanted to prioritize a new plan for her small kitchen area that before had direct access into the bathroom!

She as well wanted a space with personality and something that packed a punch. Well we did that didn’t we? The wallpaper!

By moving the door to another area and taking away the wall between the dining room and kitchen, it gave better opportunity for a floor to ceiling storage cupboard and made a more inviting social space. The kitchen comes from Ikea and with great help from a super clever builder he helped us build the intricate cupboards and draws to maksimize every centimentre of the wall. The client loves this area and spends the whole time here.

And don’t you just love the wallpaper?! Its called Botany Banana designed from Lemon in South Africa and can be found via Photowall.no

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Pic credits Gunn K Monsen

 

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.

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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.

 

 

Spring Clean!

By Colours, Furniture, Good ideas 9 Comments

Six ways to get your space ready for spring…

Well hallo everyone! Don’t you think, since spring is right on our door step, it’s time for a good old clean up, re-vamp, re-style, de-clutter, re-fresh or whatever you like to call it.       It’s time for a BIG spring clean!

De-clutter… there are many things that we need to look closer at when de-cluttering. Is this an item worth the time cleaning or storing?? Or even could the space be used for something else? My Mum has a great motto to de-clutter a home. It’s a harsh one but it’s a good one…

…if in doubt throw out!  Holy moly!b9c271f31459546d5d12101aad75abc0

Paint…I love this, the quickest and cheapest way to transform any room without doubt!  A wall or a whole room, try a strong colour or a subdued colour.  Grab a colour cart and splash into a colour that you fancy.  Or, not to worry if you have some art or a picture on your wall that you love take a closer look in the picture and you’ll find a contrasting colour that you can use in your space. Notice how the wall, in the pic under, gives the room more depth than if it was white like the rest. Easy peasy.6664eaeb424dcf88ade363db9ce9799b

Freshen up…cushion covers are just the best. Don’t cost much and you can change your pillows with every season. Go fresh, go light, go with linen and cotton and patterns and textures. Think the more layers of textures the more stimulating and intriguing your space will be. Knock you’re sofas socks off:-)0001875a988124bf5e8602f713458e27

Go green…we are just so lucky at the moment green plants are in BIG! Get down to your local garden center and bring home some luscious green plants and trees for in your home.c264d8cc2344acb9bd3ccce218185593

Move it around…sometimes we really don’t need new furniture; sometimes it’s rather a case of moving the sofa or chair to another place.  Even re-grouping a stole with a side table and a floor lampshade will do the trick. What about moving your rugs around or put your sofa in the middle of the room and work some Magic round that. It’s all about bringing new life to your living room!800fd76a4b393de207c57d9605f5152b

Party on…it’s time for a tea party people. Make some scones and tea with jam and cream.  Invite your friends for an afternoon tea.  Good excuse getting your home spic and span clean before they arrive, I say:-)ae7b3e123b29d4369bc1bb4f866add60

All credit to pics via Pinterest

The best time of the year…spring! Longer and warmer days ahead and then….summer. Delight!

Have a great day everyone:-)

Hugs xx.

Clever ideas for a small bedroom.

By Bedroom, Black, Furniture, My work 2 Comments

Do you have a troublesome storage problem? Is the answer yes? Well you’re not alone!

I was called in for a project to help a family, earlier last year,  looking for exactly to solve this problem. With a baby on the way, the family wanted as much extra storage as possible!!!They wanted bunk beds, extra storage for books and toys, and a double bed for guests and a walk-in closet to clothes!  As you see with the pictures below I think we managed to get everything in.

The hidden away double bed underneath the bunk beds rolls out very easy. The built-in shelves at the end of each bunk gives good space for the books and toys, in easy reach. And the little walk-in closet at the end of the bed makes for easy access to hang all clothes and storage for other things. An advantage with built-in furniture it opens up the floor area for play and games for an active family.

Have to say a big thank you to the fabulous clever John Johnsen, the builder. None of this would ever have been able to do without his positive ‘YES!’ he can fix it attitude. I like to hear a Yes! He’s a good man and would recommend him to anyone wanting home building jobs!

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Practical and functional!  Great fun. You like?!

Have a great day everyone:-)

Hugs.

 

Balance & harmony

By Furniture, Interior styles, Livingroom No Comments

Balance and harmony is very important in a well decorated home. A good balance is as simple as having furniture and elements spread equally around a room. And a good harmony is how well the elements actually work together.

Colours have to be able to look and work well together. Textures are used basically  to create an exciting unexpected visual tension in a room. With patterns it can be a harmonic basic colour that will bind them together to create an awesome marriage of the two or more. Exciting!

Balance and harmony go hand in hand and I love this picture below. It shows a well balanced room with a cool injection of harmony with cool textures and patterns together. Nice!

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Pic via pinterest

 

Happy and good decorating:-)

-Hugs

 

 

Confidence

By Furniture, Livingroom, Shelving No Comments

Whatever you do…make your own style!!  We lose faith, nothing looks right and we give up way too soon when decorating our home. We just need a little confidence!   And I promise awesome things will happen:-)

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Have a fun day everyone:-)

-LOVE

 

 

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

 

Open plan living

By Colours, Furniture, Interior styles, Livingroom 3 Comments

More and more people are going for the all in one open plan living rooms. The bigger the better is the motiv but how is it to furnish the room. I like to move furniture away from the walls and try to create obvious zones. A sofa, chair or table at an angle will break up the linear aspect of a room. By retaining a single colour palette will the furniture be highlighted and makes as well the transitions between the different zones glide more into each other.

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I found a picture recently which shows a good example of a family living in New York. The colours and the relaxed atmosphere to this apartment is absolutely sensational! You can follow the link under the picture to find more pictures of the apartment. Enjoy!

 

Have a happy day everyone:-)