Quiet please I’m dreaming…

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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


Everyday luxury.

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For those of you who are planning to redecorate your bathroom… heated bath towel hangers.

Fun and colour from the amazing Scirocco if you fancy a trip to Italy:)

Sporty and practical -my favourite, called Lime from Hafabad

Why not vertical! Inr in Sweden

Ellips would be great for the large family, from Hafabad

Stylish and very elegant from Vola.

Looks like a lot of fun from Kriss via Comfort.

What’s your favourite?


Love Lisa


Wall or mirror light?

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Lighting fixtures inspiration…whatever takes your fancy for the day…

Ice cube -incredabily cool on the wall above or beside the mirror in clear glass from Lampefeber.

Perfect for applying make-up, loving this mirror Lumina from Expo-Nova.

Sporty and fun new SÄVERN from Ikea.

A modern twist to wall lighting Nova from Svedbergs.

This would look stunning on a mirror -nothing like adding a bit of exclusiveness and glamour to a bathroom, not sure you would get the best light on your face though, but some sacrifice we have to make sometimes. Sfera from


Have a good day everyone;)

Love Lisa


Bathroomtips#4 Lighting to delight

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I have always thought that good lighting is imperative in a bathroom. But having too much bright lighting will seem harsh and unwelcoming, too dim and you’ll find it hard to see what you’re doing. It’s important to think over what type of lighting to look for when re-decorating…

Picture via Trendir

When using recessed or down-lighting, it becomes part of the architecture and simply blends into the room. Putting two or more recessed lights, spaced out in a row, play off each other, creating a lighter, brighter space. Avoiding shadows in the corners with good room lighting.

Picture via Hgtv

Lighting centered over a mirror will minimize shadows on your face. Putting lights beside a mirror provides good lighting as well as minimizing shadows. So lighting placed at face level is perfect for grooming or applying makeup. Use practical good  lighting for on the face.

Picture via Style At Home

On the mirror if placing a light directly on the mirror be sure it is as nicely finished in the back as it is in the front. The mirror reflects the back portion of a light so make sure it looks good! Glams up the mirror too.

Picture via Style At Home

Decorative lights enhances light coverage in the room, while working with the other task lights, as while adding to the decor and mood of the bathroom. A gorgeous chandelier over a free standing tub, for example, makes for instant glam and elegance. Make sure your decorative lighting fits in with the rest of the materials and finishes used in the room.

This paths the way for some light fixtures ideas for next week… see you then.


Have a fun weekend everyone…

Love Lisa:)


Bathroom tips#3: Ignore the trends…Be exclusive!

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WHAT, are you saying? Be an individual, be chic, and exclude the boring. Okay now how can I put this into simple words… LETS GET SOME COLOUR into our lives? I’m often strolling through the ‘to sale’ advertisements on the net and I’m finding white, white and white in all the bathrooms! Now I do realize that if you are selling a house that it’s best to stick to a neutral, easy and white bathroom BUT for those of you who are just renovating your bathroom and not re-selling why not get a bit daring and quirky and opt for a colour other than white.

Simplicity is the key in a small bathroom, so limit the colour scheme and it’s a good idea to store unnecessary products in hidden spaces. In bigger bathrooms you can have a colour scheme in either different nuances or with different sized tiles in the same colour to create an exciting texture in the room. By putting shelves above the toilet or bathtub helps to create a stylish space to store hand towels and your favorite soaps or lotions.

Be warned: these colour schemes they might just knock your socks off…

Via Kohler

Via Trendir

Via Ideas to steal

Via Desire to inspire.

Just thought I would have to put in one happy little white bathroom.


Have a wonderful day :)

Love Lisa


Bathroom tips#2: To tile or not to tile?

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That is the question when contemplating floors to the bathroom.  When choosing bathroom flooring the main consideration of course is moisture. Is it durable? How does it feel under your bare feet? How easy is it to clean? Is it tiles or vinyl?

Vinyl is a very exciting product on the market these days. There finds countless colour options and designs. Vinyl comes in sheets or tiles. The tiles can be applied without help from a professional and the bad with the tiles are that they can after a while slowly turn up in the corners if not probably laid down in the first place. While the sheet vinyl gives a lovely seamless floor but does needs a professional to fit it probably on the floor without a seam and that can be difficult if done alone.

Porcelain vs ceramic tiles: It’s important to know that porcelain is denser than ceramic and is less likely to chip. This should not be the ultimate determining factor when deciding whether to go with porcelain or ceramic because ceramic tiles can vary in quality. Wood look ceramic tiles are fabulous to use on the floor now a days, they look so real you can almost not see the difference and they feel like wood as well. They’re easliy laid down by yourself and easy to keep clean.

But selecting the best tile size can be a challenge for anyone. For smaller rooms keep in mind the less you see of a floor the smaller the room will look! The tiles laid at an angle on the floor will as well give the room a bigger feeling. And not to forget the bigger bathrooms as well, you need to take care that all the tiles, fixtures and cabinetry harmonize and balance together.

Alternative flooring ideas found in Topptiles

Who said that there has to be tiles on the walls why not try a vinyl wallpaper in the bathroom. Picture inspiration found via Trendir

Loving the easy combination of tiles on the walls here and the cabinetry creates a well balanced room to be in, picture found via Freshome.

Picture found via


Happy inspirational day :)

Love Lisa

Bathroom tips#1: create a mood-board

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I get really excited about bathrooms. Really! I think many people cringe a little and get fidgety at the thought of renovating the most visited room in a house. And not to mention that it’s the first thing we see when we start our day AND it can be a cost-bar affair if not done properly. So it’s an important room.

One serious note though, and can’t point out enough, how important it is to use professional workmen to do the ground work. No one likes to talk about money but one cheap penny saved can in the long run turn to be many more expensive pennies down the track. Realities are it’s a worthy investment, and bathrooms have a huge re-sale value when selling your house.

And so, my favorite, I love to talk about the aesthetics that lie in the bathroom. The fantastic world of tiles, fixtures, cabinets, mirrors, lighting, showers, bathtubs and toilets is huge! You may have an idea or not but a good idea is to start up a mood-board.  You may have heard about this before but a mood-board is just such a brilliant idea to sort out all the ideas and wishes into one place. Clip out all the bathrooms you like from a few different mags or print out some pictures from the net. Stick them up and start dreaming…

Here are few favourites I found…

Loving the different textures here via Freshome

Loving these colours and easiness via Housetohome

Just had to set in this beautiful and delicate bathroom in via desiretoinspire.

In the next few months I thought I might once a week tickle your taste buds a little with a few tips on creating that dream bathroom. Ideas and thoughts to ponder over before you set about doing that big job.  What do you think?  Is there something you would like to know more about?  Write me or leave a comment, I’d love to know.

Have a dreamy day.

Love Lisa