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Kitchen

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

 

Farger kan endre livet ditt

By | Colours, Good ideas, Kitchen, Tricks | No Comments

Farge er noe av det mest transformative du kan gjøre for ditt interiør. Det koste ikke mye heller. Det begeistrer, provoserer, lager intriger, roer og leger oss, ja rett og slett får oss til å føle oss bra. Spørsmålet er, hvorfor velger så mange kjedelige hvite vegger? Hvorfor er vi redde for farger?

Mange snakke om at de mangler selvtillit til å bruke farger. La oss finne vår egen selvtillit og sette i gang.

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Bilde kredit: Montana

Farger brukes på mange måter til å fremheve karakteriserende detaljer i rommet, skape stemning og atmosfære. Lek med farger og skap en sofistikert stil, en klassisk ton-i-ton stil som er meget lett å få til. Mest av alt må DU like fargen, nei ikke bare like fargen, med elske den! Følg magefølelsen.

Finn din fargeinspirasjon – lag en inspirasjons board, samle på gamle interiør magasinbilder, samle inn stoffprøver, finn noen kule fargeprøver. En egen pinterest konto kan være nyttig å ha i denne kreative prosessen. Samle på alt som fanger øyet ditt, selv om du ikke vet helt hvorfor det gir deg en god følelse.

Det kan være en kjempegod ide å ta en titt rund i huset ditt, det kan hende du allerede har litt kunst, farger i teppet, eller noe i garderoben din som du liker og som du kan forsterke med fargenyanser.

Se opp og ut, inspirasjon finnes overalt i naturen. Farger i trær og blomster, fugler, på himmelen, eller på havet. Farger i naturen vil alltid funke sammen, super chic og fantastisk og lett å skape i hjemmet.

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Ikke feig ut – det er mange som mister motet når de ønsker å bruke mørke farger på veggene. Mitt råd er å bevege seg mer over til den mørke siden. Når du først har tatt dette første vanskelige steget, lover jeg deg at du ikke vil ønske å gå tilbake til det hvite og kjedelige. Farger kan endre livet ditt. Du vil bli mer selvsikkert, dristigere og gi mer blaffen i hva andre folk tenker. Følg hjertet ditt når du begynner på ditt neste malingsprosjekt. Hva er det verste som kan skje? Du maler bare over det igjen, og samtidig brenner noen kalorier.

Vinn-vinn situasjon synes jeg:-)

 

 

The devils in the detail

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It’s true. It’s all visual detail. What’s the first thing you see when you go into a
room? What grabs your attention?  The more that’s grabs your eye the more tantalizing and fun the space is.  And bland is boring. Make more focus points and suddenly your space is way more interesting and shows more of who lives there.

I like the details in this dining room picture below. Many things are going on, pictures hung
up under a cupboard, books and things on and over the cupboards they have utilized
the wall to the max and at the same time personalising and using the wall as a feature point.

Good idea no?

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Pic via Pinterest

 

Happy Thursday everyone!!

-Hugs Lisa

 

 

Getting round the round table!

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I must say I like the idea of having a round dinner table. And for many reasons! When sitting at a round table you are guaranteed that you are facing everyone at the table. Very socialable, right?  Round tables in fact cut down the square-ness of the room thus making the room look bigger than it really is. Absolutely brilliant in a smaller room, right? Food on the table is more reachable. No ‘pass me the salt, please’, right? And not many people opt for round tables these days so that makes me want one, right? Jepp! Too much square-ness going on in the world!What do you say -like the round table or lump it?

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pic via my kitchen/ pinterest

 

Just a thought for the day;-)

Have a great day everyone!

-Hugs Lisa

 

 

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!

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via Littlenudgebathroom
via Shelterness

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via Houseandhome

dining

via Boligliv

wallpaper

via Beingtazim

fireplace

via Apartmenttherapy

 

Have a great day:-)

-Hugs Lisa