Archive for: July, 2012



Well, it’s official, I’ve properly fallen slap bang in love with Katti Grönstedt’s home in Österlen, Sweden. Her delicate and tasteful use of colour against the soothing palette of whitewashed wood is a real winner in my book. Katti’s home is an intriguing mix of eras and designs as she effortlessly pairs personal heirlooms and flea market finds with newer pieces from the likes of IKEA. Despite there being several different themes to the home (look closely and you’ll spot folk elements, New England style and Moroccan pieces) there’s still a synergy to the space. For me, the three standout areas are the kitchen, dining area and terrace. The kitchen’s country colourful look makes me beam from ear-to-ear and I love how it’s both stylish and practical with all her kitchenwares on display and easy to access. As for the dining room? Well, I dream of one day having a home with enough space to create such a lovely area for entertaining, working and chatting with friends. The soft sky blue hue of the dining table is the perfect accent to the rough, weathered chairs around it. Notice how Katti has continued accents of blue throughout most areas of the home – it’s little decor additions like this that help with the synergy of the overall home. Finally, the terrace looks like my ideal summer hideout. With the billowing white linens, Moroccan lanterns, yellow chairs and zesty fabric print textiles, Mr. Bazaar would feel right at home! Tell me, what do you like about Katti’s country colourful home in Sweden?
// Hus & Hem | Photography by Gabriella Dahlman

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The Internet is such a wonderful invention, isn’t it? When its inventor, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, appeared in the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony it struck me again just how amazing it is. To think how this one man created a platform that has led to so many technological advances across our world – it’s mind blowing. Just one tiny slither of this amazing invention means we are lucky enough to soak up interiors inspiration from across the world at the click of a button (or the swipe of a finger for our iPad friends!). And this just what we are doing today as we take a trip to Australia for an exclusive first look inside Adore Home’s new digital issue, which is set to launch tomorrow. I’ve long been a fan of the Australian interiors scene – bold, fearless, exotic and full of colour, it rarely fails to disappoint. Our sneak peek starts with a tour of Threefold, a new food and wine bar in Melbourne with a great rustic-industrial design by Travis Walton. Next up we take a change in tone, with the calm and refreshing palette seen at the Bayshore Bungalows in Byron Bay – ideal for getting some nautical summer decor ideas. The third peek shows us the exotic, jungalow style of PAD (Passionate About Design) store in Sydney. I love the uber chic dark painted walls with bold flashes of Kelly Green accents. Finally, the issue is set to feature fifteen of the world’s top designers, stylists and landscapers, each giving their top tips to creating the perfect outdoor space. My favourite? It has to be a tie between David Jimenez’s Palm Springs retreat-like space and the city chic yellow and white themed Sydney terrace designed by Greg Natale. Enough of what I like, what do you like, friends?!
// All images courtesy of Adore Home magazine

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1. I was pleased to find these red, white and blue stripe seat pads in the sale. They are ideal for softening these hard school chairs.
2. Of course, I had to hang some Team GB bunting to show my support for the team in their London 2012 Olympics campaign!
3. I snapped this evocative sunset as I walked to dinner with my mum on Saturday night.
4. Next time I’m in NYC, I’d like to visit Catbird to pick up one of their beautifully packaged candles.
5. Picking out your first olive tree with my heartmate was a special experience.
6. I spent Sunday making curtains whilst intermittently screaming at my TV during various Olympic events – fun!
7. Words cannot express how much my heart beats for this stripe yellow blanket from Father Rabbit.
8. My pencils spent most of the weekend flirting with this pencil cup!
9. I love this sophisticated and stylish tote from Hasso.
10. Graphic, colourful and stripy, this cushion combines three of my favourites!

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