ARE YOU AN IKEA HACKER LIKE ME?
I wanted a table for my living room but couldn’t really find any – they were either mass produced or victim to designer exploitation (if there happens to exist a word like this 😉 ) So, I went to IKEA and survived the massive traffic and the sight of mass-production, but… of cause there is a BUT, IKEA actually has many basic product, cheap and perfect for DIY projects! My table included… I found this IKEA VITTSJÖ table, actually two-in-one table for DKK 369! Since I can’t really stand glass tables I thought that the main thing for my project would be the black metallic frame.
My idea was to create a simple, light looking table with room for magazines and small annoying things. I also wanted a mat-look would could turn-out looking used – here comes the chalkboard paint that I just can’t get enough of 😉
How do you like the result!?
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… and happy Wednesday
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!! 🙂
Photo: Maliin Stoor via Emma’s Design Blogg
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Cutlery is no longer just utensils that you use to transport food into your mouth nowadays cutlery counts as an interior accessory, a piece of art! Small things count when it comes to interior design, they complete the look – so Im sorry, but the days are gone when you did not have to pay attention to the look of your cutlery, your doorhandles, even your toothbrush! Luckily, its quite easy to find stunning cutlery!
Photo 2: Stunning Dorotea Night, the classic black design matches almost all kinds of styles – Magasin DKK 649 4pcs
Photo 3: Trendy Fuga, if you want classic and fun, for this who dare! Now on sale, Magasin DKK 999 12pcs
Photo 4: Join Cutlery, a fun and decorative option! The designer has won several design awards for the joint cutlery! Get it at Stormagasinet DKK 69 3pcs
Photo 5: SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE!! This cutlery comes in, hold on, black, steel and COPPER! … for a reasonable price of DKK 249 4pcs, get it at Mark & Waldorf.
Photo 6: This one from Almoco also comes in both black, gold and copper – so classy and beautiful! A bit more pricy 50 dollars 5 pcs, check it out at Design Within Reach.
Photo 7: Last one is an option for those you want something new, a trendy look, but don’t want to spend heaps on cutlery! Etsy does it again, I must say! You´ll get a whole box with 12 pcs DKK 155 !!!
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