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Is your sun yellow?!

(Dansk version nederst)

When I was a kid I painted the sun yellow, because someone taught me that the sun was yellow! But is it really yellow?? or just a huge bright lamp that lightens up our room?! Nevertheless, someone has decised that this beautiful thing, that heats up our bodies and boost our energy is YELLOW!! In the natural world yellow is the color of happiness, optimism and enlightenment! SO, why is that none, of whom I know, use yellow in their interior design and why is it my boyfriend says, that I can do whatever I want to interiorwise as long as I keep my hands OFF yellow! I actually like yellow and find a great inspiration and satisfaction in yellow interior…

I went for a a little research and asked my fellow-interior-enthusiasts in a Facebook group of almost 20.000 members how they feel about yellow and if they would show me their homes!

Their answers represented the entire scale! Here are some of them…

To me yellow is a very hard color, I wouldn’t dare using it! 

I love yellow, but it has to be combined with other colors!

I love yellow, yellow makes me happy! 

I am crazy about yellow! 

Yellow is a warm and happy color, I love yellow! 

If I let the answers stand alone my imagination goes all wild and I see rooms painted all yellow, like this one to the right. Maybe because if really love a color I have a tendency to go in saint! 😉 So I was actually quite surprised, when I saw all the nice photos of how my fellow members think yellow interior design 🙂

Dots: Katja Poulsens home Cupboard: Caroline Kruse Vendelbo Sørensens home  Plate: Kristina Lindes home

Dots: Katja Poulsens home
Cupboard: Caroline Kruse Vendelbo Sørensens home
Plate: Kristina Lindes home

I was wondering why a color people really like is reduced to an accent color! Cause, I myself have an entire wall painted in petrol, my FAVORITE color 🙂  SO, I did some more research… and I found that yellow is the color that captures our attention more than any other color, its the most visible color of the spectrum and the first color that the human eye processes is yellow. Maybe, that is the explanation both why yellow is used for cautionary signs and emergency vehicles and why an excessive use of bright yellow can irritate the eyes, my boyfriends eyes! To end this I still think that yellow works awesomely interiorwise entire walls or as an accent color to create focus in the room! If it annoys your eye go for accent if not, check out these photos 😉

Thanks to all for sharing your photos with me!
WELCOME YELLOW!!

Da jeg var barn, malede jeg altid min sol gul, fordi nogen lærte mig, at solen var gul! Men er den virkelig gul? eller er det bare en enorm lampe, der lyser op over os?! Ikke desto mindre har nogen bestemt, at denne smukke ting, der varmer vores kroppe og fylder os med energi er GUL! I den naturlige verden er gul farven på lykke, optimisme og oplysning! Men, hvorfor er der så ingen i min omgangskreds, der bruger gul i deres indretning? Og, hvorfor er det min kæreste siger, at jeg kan gøre, hvad jeg vil, så længe jeg holder mig fra gul! Jeg er faktisk vild med gul og finder stor inspiration i gult indretning…

Jeg besluttede mig for at researche lidt og spurgte mine indretningsvenner i en Facebook-gruppe på næsten 20.000 medlemmer, hvad de mener om gul, og om de ville vise mig deres gule indretning!

Svarene repræsenterede hele skalaen! Her er nogle af dem …

For mig gul er en skrap  farve, jeg ville jeg ikke turde bruge det!

I love gule, men den skal bruges med en anden farve!

Jeg elsker gul, gul gør mig glad!

Jeg er vild med gul!

Gul er en varm og glad farve, jeg elsker gul!

Hvis jeg lader svarene stå alene, løber min fantasi af med mig, og jeg ser helt gule vægge, som på billedet til højre. Måske fordi, jeg selv går helt amok, når jeg er vild med en farve 😉 Så jeg var faktisk ret overrasket, da jeg så alle de dejlige billeder af, hvordan mine indretningsvenner tænker gul indretning 🙂

Jeg spekulerede på, hvorfor en farve, man virkelig godt kan lide reduceres til en accent (fokus) farve! Jeg har selv en hel væg malet i petroleum, min yndlingsfarve 🙂 Så jeg lavede lidt mere research … og fandt ud af, at gul er den af alle farver, der fanger vores opmærksomhed først, den mest synlige farve i spektrum og den første farve, som det menneskelige øje absorberer. Måske, har jeg  forklaringen her, både, hvorfor gul bruges til advarsels tegn og udrykningskøretøjer og, hvorfor overdreven brug af gul kan irritere nogens øjne, min kærestes øjne eksempelvis! For at afslutte denne snak om gul, synes jeg stadig, at gul er en fantastisk farve at indrette med det være sig hele vægge eller som en accent farve for at skabe fokus i rummet! Hvis det irriterer dit øje så gå for accent effekten hvis ikke, så tjek disse billeder;)

TUSINDE TAK FOR ALLE JER, DER HAR DELT JERES BILLEDER MED MIG! 🙂


Get inspired – DIY House of Books!

At first it reminded me of my beloved Eames – House of Cards – very contemporary not to mention the tv-show! If you love books like me, this is the coolest option ever – is it possible to make our own House of Books? WHY NOT!! 😀 

The German designer Werner Aisslinger is really inspiring and I can only recommend you to browse around his page Studio Aisslinger. As said on his page Aisslinger covers the spectrum of experimental, artistic approaches, including industrial design and architecture. He delights in making use of the latest technologies and has helped introduce new materials and techniq ues to the world of product design… Nothing to disagree!!

I am really inspired to create my own bookshelf – all you need is heaps loads of old books, that you don´t want to read again. They are often to be find in containers or flee markets or ask your network to start a collection for you 😉

The cool thing about this installation it is a self sufficient system that can grow itself, any read book is a resource, as Aisslinger says – the system feeds itself!

If you have any ideas where to get the metal connector like the one shown on the photo,

PLEASE let me know!!! Ill go hunting for it too…

WOW, I LOVE IT… DO YOU?? 


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!

FORE MORE INSPIRATION FOLLOW MY BLOG – And you are ever so welcome to contact me or comment if you want me to focus on a specific topic or just wanna say HI 😀


GRAB THE UNIQUE ´GIVE AWAY´- Last day tomorrow :)

TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO GRAB THE SUNDAY ´GIVE AWAY´!!

All you need to do is follow this blog and write a comment with your email – AND if you share this ´Sunday Give Away´on Facebook, Instagram or your Blog Ill double up your chance – just write a comment, with email and share! Tomorrow evening Ill let you know if you´ve become the happy owner of this unique Soviet add!

HAPPY MONDAY – The sun is shining over Copenhagen!

Billede: IMORGEN ER SIDSTE DAG FOR SØNDAGENS ´GIVE AWAY´ - Hurry to the blog - last day for sundays ´give away´:)


SUNDAY GIVE AWAY!! In the name of Olympics!

You might wonder what this has got to do with the Winter Olympics, but as a former figure skater and traveller in Russia – I have through the years since 1997 (my first visit in Russia), on my travels, collected many of these replicates of Soviet adverts made as prints in a deluxe material!

I have decorated several of my homes with these print, they add a personal touch to the room and the best you won’t find the same anywhere else but Russia! If you don’t speak Russian this is a lingerie add 😉

I was watching the Olympics the other day and suddenly I thought that I wanted to make one of you the happy owner of this unique Soviet add-print! Its Olympic, everybody has there opinions about Sochi and so on (so do I), but nevertheless this print hasn’t got anything to do with Mr.Putin or Russia!

You can be the happy owner if you follow this blog and write a comment with your email – AND if you share this ´Sunday Give Away´on Facebook, Instagram or your Blog Ill double up your chance – just write a comment, with email and share – And I don’t want you to wait too long, so this Give Away already ends on Tuesday! 🙂 

 HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYBODY!!!! 

 


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