Monthly Archives: February 2014

Look up at your ceiling…zzzzzzzz???

Photo: http://www.nordiskrum.dk/?page_id=2 Text: Interiorwise

Photo: http://www.nordiskrum.dk/?page_id=2
Text: Interiorwise

What is it about ceilings, why do they have to be SO white??  Since I was a kid I always wondered why everybody had white ceilings and colored walls, it seemed to me that the room was cut in two pieces and did not belong together! Or almost even worse if both walls and ceilings were painted white I felt like I got blind (in Denmark we call it snow-blind, does it make sense to you? 🙂 ). I did not understand why everybody loved to lay on the grass or at the beach looking up in the beautiful blue sky (maybe because it very seldom shows up in Denmark) but when we went inside and to lay in the bed we were all looking up at a white ceiling, drained from any kind of stimulation – just nothing! It did not make sense to me, and it still doesn’t – why are so many people so afraid of painting the ceiling?

Ive heard many arguments but the most usual is that if you paint the ceiling it gives the impression of falling down to your head – I see the point, but I DO NOT agree! As long as you consider the color and the rest of the interior, I am convinced that painting the ceiling will actually give the impression that it actually belongs the room!

The trend in Scandinavia is right now VERY WHITE and minimalistic but black ceilings are getting in, which I think is really cool!

I know its a bit of a jump if you are a real sucker for “Scandinavia interior style” and it will take a bit of daring to paint a ceiling black especially because most of us don’t live in spaces with lofty ceilings (which I think is the biggest concern) but I am sure, once you go black…!!!

Color experts actually say that a dark ceiling helps make a space feel more intimate! I know its a bit extreme to jump straight to black, but that was what I felt for today 😉 But I will come up with less radical changes in future posts on ceilings, paint and decoration, but try to consider it next time you look up … and let me know please!! 🙂

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HAVE A NICE SUNDAY EVERYBODY AND HAPPY PAINTING 😉  


#2 Weekend Interior Hunt!

INTERIOR TREASURES BEYOND BORDERS!!! 

This is my second weekend hunt post, for those who weren’t with me last weekend Ill do weekend posts on web hunt – Ill go for unique vintage treasures and modern  pieces that will make a perfect match! My mission is to find stuff you can’t get in the local mall or main-design-store! – Let me know if you know of a certain place, that I have to check out, I´d LOVE IT 🙂

Keep repeating myself, BUT to me the most interesting and exuberant interior design comes true when you mix styles and materials! Spice your new fab home up with a piece of vintage, up cycling treasures, original classic design – I promise you once you go vintage you’ll never go back 😉 !

´Be alert” means only one piece available or SALE – grab it right away!

Always start BIG – then go for accessories! So, lets check out this weekends cool furnitures!

I´ve been looking at this table made by an old door for a long time. I think its has a great look of both modern and vintage, that I simply love! You can get your own personal one made, in what ever color that might fit your style and personality! You can order it at Genbyg for 5500DKK (incl. door/filling/glass), but if you are a bit handy I think this is a wonderful DIY project for the Spring to come! Don’t you think? 

I KNOW, industrial industrial … I can’t keep myself from it, as long as its NOT ONLY industrial I really like the edgy and rough look, a good idea is to mix it with a soft look like textiles or a bit more “heartwarming” prints, candles or vintage lightbulbs 😉 This old French bookshelf is so cool but a bit pricy DKK 9500 (and might be heavy) – and if you live in the States I think you´ll be able to find a similar one though not original old ones at Restoration Hardware   – same goes for the nice old ´doctor´ cupboard from the 40´s, its 5500DKK from No40  – check out their homepage, cause they do only have ´ ´ALERT´pieces!

And know for the accessories, heartwarming bits´n pieces in contrast to the rough furnitures!

Since I discovered Etsy I´ve had to myself in handcuffs – simply TOO much cool stuff at the same spot!

Check out the Eames inspired calendar print, It just makes me smile – lovely colors, heartwarming expression and even more heartwarming price 😉 DKK 150! AND EAMES vintage memory cards – aren’t they just cozy and decorative!?? There are several on sale for about DKK 60!

And all the way back to Denmark to Smukt Brugt vintage shop! Again industrial but this old spot from a train is really cool and it can be yours for DKK 700! And if you look closely at the poster photo and the table you´ll notice similar candlesticks – German nagel/ BMF! They are so cool and you can make and re-make as many times as you like and give it a new look! If you aren’t in Denmark check em out on Etsy, there have more!

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#2 GET INSPIRED BY THE WORLD WIDE ACE!!

READY FOR TAKE OFF!!!! SECOND DESTINATION IS LONDON!!:)

Today Ill give you a tour at the ACE-Hotel in LONDON, Shoreditch, and pin out all the fab details that might inspire you in your own home-decor-projects!

As in NY, ACE hotel in London offers rooms from standard to suite – again all of them decorated to minor details – if you have seen the post yesterday from New York, I find that ACE in London has a bit softer look and maybe not as much edge as you´ll find in New York! Nevertheless casual, cool and made to perfection!

Again the furnitures at ACE Hotel are a mix of classic design and vintage and a mix of materials (leather, steel, textile, wood etc.), I really like the leather couch and the wooden tables but I do miss some more HIGHLIGHTING art! The black and white wall is casual and contemporary, but if you ask me I would have chosen another plaid for the bed, more colorful! (even though the colors compliment each other – i find it a bit boring)! OR keep the plaid and make an ARTSY wall!

The furnitures are awesome – a great mix of soft textile, steel, industrial and leather WOW! But, the carpet itches my eyes – why not make a cool epoxy floor?! 😉 OR maybe instead of doing artwork let the focus in the floor and do a crazy piece of art! (Hmm and I miss ceiling-deco, that goes for both NY and London, gotta make a post on ceilings soooon)

OH WELL, if you invite me Ill go – SURE this hotel is awesome!! Don’t you think? Hey, which one would you prefer – INTERIORWISE? Please comment…

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HAPPY FRIDAY PEOPLE 🙂


MY February treasure!

Im a huge fan of Ray & Charles Eames and look what I found at Etsy, only DKK 60!!

(When I can’t afford their chairs this is awesome to me 🙂 )

Whats your February treasure???

HAPPY LITTLE FRIDAY EVERYBODY!! 

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INTERIORSTYLE does not have to be PRICY!!

ITS THE END OF THE MONTH!! What to do?? Its the end of the month and if you are a design hunter – you probably already have noticed that it won’t take long before you either are totally broke or have to comprise on the design brand – except if you are a billionaire! Luckily interior design, style and class hasn’t got anything to do with price!!

I´ve made a little sample for your study or office spot – Where to get hold of cheap but cool stuff – All items are under DKK 500 / 67 € / 92USD or 55 £

All items are form IKEA! 

Table ONLY DKK 149 – check it out here! The design comes in different items.

The black chair is called Tobias  DKK495 – it comes in three different colors! The other one is an exception DKK 695, my favorite color!

AND NOT TO FORGET – INterior accessories! 

Graphics by Solveig Hvidt only DKK 200 get it here! The FORD pillow is from the same shop DKK 349 and so is the hangers in oak and copper (comes in many different colors and sizes) from DKK 85.

Storage for all you dits´n dots marble or stone 249-299DKK (depends on size) get it here! Copper bin from same shop DKK 199!

Lamps! The clip lamp is from lampegiganten it can be yours for only DKK255, and the cool industrial clamp is available at Etsy for DKK 455 – its handmade and can be ordered!

Last but least, I find this Pebble pillow a bit funny! Its calm in the colors, soft in material and has a fun look – get it at Etsy, they come in different forms! 🙂

WITH THIS POST I HOPE I HAVE CONVINCED YOU THAT STYLE HAS´NT GOT ANYTHING TO DO WITH PRICE!

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