FEATURES



Search

Loading...

Scandi Blogs

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wild at Heart by Beata Boucht

Now, this wallpaper by the fabulous Swedish graphic designer, Beata Boucht, is right up our alley:


The wallpaper is from Photowall, and is custom order only. You can decide on the size of the pattern yourself (from very small to very large scale).

It's definitely a chic alternative to the ever popular floral patterns. And you definitely can't go wrong with pineapples!

Have a fabulous New Years Eve tomorrow!!

xoxo

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Colors of 2011

Pantone named Honeysuckle Pink color of the year 2011. And I agreed. But I'm taking it upon myself to add an accent color as well.

My accent color for 2011 is



BRASS (gold)

By Kelly Wearstler, it's difficult to miss the brass, isn't it? I still think it's über fabulous and there's some fun and fearless elements that can easily transcend  to the Scandinavian style aesthetic


American iconic interior designer Kelly Wearstler introduced brass a few years ago, and I was completely underwhelmed at the time. Her interpretation (above, from 2009) is way to maximalistic and over the top to fit the European/Scandinavian market, but the subdued versions you see here are simply to die for. I'm a crossover between the Scandinavian simplicity and the american maximalism (better known as Scandinavian Maximalism), and I'm definitely going to have lots of fun with it in the coming year.

A Scandinavian interpretation of the trend Wearstler started. The elements are smaller and more subdued, but definitely present in the space. Like here, the brass makes the room. It's all about the details; the popular gun lamp, the weels on the Howard club chairs etc.

What's your accent color? Do you agree on gold/brass?


xoxo

Image 1, 2, 3

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!


We just decorated the Christmas tree tonight, and I'm super excited to show it to our daughters tomorrow!

Hope you're enjoying the holidays, we're back in 2011 with lots of more Scandinavian Chicness. Maximalism, colors, exciting homes.. You name it, we're going to share it with you :)

xoxo

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Last Gift tip of 2010!

The last gift tip of the year is of course edible, but also an incredibly chic styling object. It WILL make your coffee table look hot! 


The first time I tasted macaroons, I decided I didn't like them very  much. I thought they were over rated. Not for me.


And then, Hviit and I visited Sebastien Bruno (I met the Sebastian half of the team at the tea & chocolate course), and he proved me oh so wrong!


One of the most fun things with macaroons, is how much fun you can have with the flavors. My absolute favorite was the modern traditional, chocolate and chili. But I also loved passion fruit. And champagne. And raspberry.


All of the flavors are natural, so no artificial ingredients. The pistachio (green) is legendary.



Edible Christmas decor. Chocolate. Nuff said.


If you're going to be an idiot and not taste the macaroons, have a cake. I didn't taste them, but if they're as good as all the other stuff they make, you will die a little and go to heaven for a few minutes :)

Thank you so much Sebastien, for inviting us and ensuring I completely fell of my no sugar wagon. I ended up with almost a dozen macaroons (after tasting over a half dozen in the store too).

If you want to visit Sebastien Bruno, he's located in Skovveien 6A (via Frognerveien) in Oslo. 

(perfect gift for the girlfriend that has everything) 

xoxo


ps - If you thought I took these pics, you're of course dead wrong. They're by the fabulous Hviit :)


Monday, December 20, 2010

A New office and a Mood Bboard in the works!

I started my new job a few weeks ago, and it's an understatement to say it's been hectic. Work is work, and I love it when it's hectic, but the real challenge is combining work+family. My biggest challenge has proven to be making good and healthy dinners. The solution is dinner plans, and this week is the first one in ages where I know what to cook every day (and I purchased all the groceries on Saturday).  Lots of incredibly exciting things going on, today, we started working on the second issue of our magazine (the first one isn't out yet).

I'm trying to make our office space a little bit more inspirational (they're temporary, until we move into new premises next fall), and the easiest way to do so, is make an inspiration board. I've already started working on it, and I have to admit, it's going to be HUGE!



I started out with some cork boards, but quickly realized they were too small...


If you want to make an inspiration board of your own that's NOT for a specific project, make sure to add enough elements so that it won't get boring too quickly. 


Or use pins instead of tape, so you can easily rearrange, add or remove elements. 


The best moodboards combines images, fabrics, wallpaper samples and other yummy stuff you keep laying around.

Have you started on yours yet? What's you biggest source of inspiration?

xoxo





1 , 2, 3, 4
Thursday, December 16, 2010

Home Tour: Traditional with a Twist in Nøtterøy

Scandinavian Chic co blogger and stylist, Rikke is currently in Vietnam, having the time of her life. Before she left, she and her man did a pretty exciting shoot for us in Tønsberg, Norway. Leo (Rikke's BF is a talented, up and coming Norwegian photographer). This home is a very good example of traditional and classic Scandinavian style with a little twist here and there :)

-------------------

We drove to my hometown Tønsberg, and paid a visit to Vivian who lives on the beautiful Nøtterøy. She and her husband just finished remodeling their beautiful home in Teie - and we wanted to welcome you readers in for a little tour.

Welcome in!


The beautiful inviting entrance, makes you wanna go inside and have a look.


The so sweet and charming Vivian in her stairways.



English tiles in the hallway,the small Christmas tree in a wooden bucket from Home and Cottage ,pillow from Paulson in Tønsberg.



Gustavian diningroom from Swedish Vita Rummet in Karlskoga, lamp from Norwegian Slettvoll



Dresser from Tinnies Hus in Tønsberg, the lamp from Day home



Wallpaper from Cole & Son, base plate silestone,sink blanco



Sofa and armchair from Furninova, ,bookcase and carpet from Home & Cottage,ceiling light from House Doctor



The artwork is by Gunnar S




Hope you enjoyed the home tour and got a little Christmas inspiration too - I know I did!

- photos by Leo Bruvoll

xoxo

directly from Vietnam.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Color of 2011!

Pantone just named Honeysuckle pink as the color of the year 2011!




And needless to say, I'm on the same page :)

 

I used to literally hate pink, but lately I’ve been warming up to it. I recently painted my credenza hot pink, and I’m totally loving it! It gives you so many styling options, and there’s a huge opportunity to have lots of fun with the decor.


 
I just ordered this pillow from Mariska Meijers, which will be a chic pop of color in the couch.
 


Pink can also be pretty neutral, as you can see here in this set of fine bone china from Finnish Elinno. You have no idea how GOOD your food looks on these plates!

 

 

If you’re not ready to commit to a pink piece of furniture, but is infatuated by the color, why not start with some fresh flowers like below?

 

 

 

Will you be getting any pink for your home in 2011?

 

xoxo

 

dagnysign

Image 2, 3, 4

Monday, December 13, 2010

And the Cupcake Challenge Winners are...

This season we're giving out two awards:

 1. The Reader Favorite
 2. The Cupcake Challenge Winner

------------

READER FAVORITE:




2010 11 05 163

The Reader Favorite is the bakery that the readers liked the most based on appearance. The bakeries mobilized their fans and our loyal readers voted for the bakery they thought were best on presentation.

The Reader Favorite this year is newcommer Hancock Cupcakes!! Congratulations Ingrid! 


------------

THE WINNER OF SEASON 2 OF THE CUPCAKE CHALLENGE 2010:



When judging the submissions from the different bakeries this season, we focused on three things:

 1. Looks and how well they matched Dagny's credenza
 2. Taste
 3. Frosting

The winner of this season's Cupcake Challenge scored high on all three. She was most definitely in it to win it with a large variety in both flavors and frostings that tickled our senses. The presentation was exquisite and you could tell that she'd put a lot of thought into her work. The taste combinations were truly out of this world, and I have my fingers crossed that she's not out of town this Christmas, so I can order some of her amazing burnt almond and carmel cupcakes as the main dessert for our Christmas dinner.

Congratulations Chopcakes!


2010 11 23 082



The minis Tone delivered were presented in a cupcake bouquet, looked absolutely stunning!





Congratulations to the both of you, and maybe we'll meet again in season 3?


xoxo

A special thank you to Hviit for co-judging and Elinno for contributing with fine bone china

Not One, But SIX Christmas Trees!

Our friends over at Rafens sent us this little Christmas gift, to my oldest daughter's excitement. It's a Christmas tree in a can! It was easy as pie, you open the lid, and start watering. After about a week, the first little three surfaced... 


And now we have six little baby trees! We'll definitely be planting some of them out in the garden next summer, and our daughter will get to follow her tree in years to come. Who knows, maybe this is one of our future Christmas trees?

Can't wait for Christmas!!

xoxo

SC on Instagram

SC by E-mail

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Labels

Our Homes Dagny's Home Scandinavian Design Mote / Fashion Inpirasjon / Inspiration DIY Inspiration Fashionable Fridays Konkurranse / Giveaway Scandinavian Fashion Scandinavian Interiors Fargerike Camilla on the Go Oppussing / Redecoration Chic or Shit Personal Bryllup / Wedding Farge / Color Objects of Desire Bad / Bathroom Scandinavian Magazines Scandinavian Maximalism Spisestue / Dining Room Work Rikke's home The Cupcake Challenge Veggkunst / Wall art Skandinavisk mote / Scandinavian Fashion Tapet / Wallpaper Carina's Home Jul / Christmas New York Stue / Living Room Art Cupcakes Oslo Favorite Bloggers Interiør / Interior Personlig / Personal Press Scandinavian Art Wallpaper travel Barnerom / Nursery Belysning / Lighting IKEA Skandinavisk interiør / Scandinavian Interiors Sponsors Trends Vaskerom / Laundry Room kelly wearstler Bambusstoler / Bamboo Chairs Bedroom Book Reviews Buenos Aires Danish Design Flyttedagen / Moving day From the Blog Roll It's not Scandinavian Kitchen LCD Marokko / Morocco Scandinavian Magazine Profiles Stoler / Chairs Tea Trapp / Staircase base Award Baby mode Design Refuge Hollywood Regency Murano Norwegian design Scandinavian Design Classics Sjenk / Credenza Sunburst Art Nouveau Chinoserie Elle Interiør Før og etter / Before and after Helse / Health Konkurranse / Competition Laura Ashley Maison Scandinavian blogs Servise / Dinnerware Skandinavisk Maksimalisme Stoff / Fabric Winter korall / coral scandinavian homes Andeegg / Duck Egg Blog challenge Books Cheap'n'Chic Copenhagen Cupcakes Elinno Interiørdesigner / Interior Designer Jaipur Jonathan Adler Listverk / Moldings Møbeltapetsering / Upholstery Norway Rikkes vacation SPA Scandinavian Hotspots Scandinavian Lifestyle Sofa / Couch Soverom / Bedroom Stensiler / Stenciling Wonderwall skjønnhet / beauty summer 2011 swedish magazine Antikviteter / Antiques Blomster / Flowers Ebay Flea Market Fliser / Tiles Geometriske former / geometric Shapes Gjesteblogger / Guest Blogger Gossip Girl Home Cottage Hotels IKEA Catalog 2010 Indiska Kids rooms Kjøkken / Kitchen Michelle Obama Miles Redd Off Topic Oslo Oslo Fashion Week Prada Marfa Sarah Richardson Speil / Mirror Stockholm Summer 2009 Summer 2010 Svenskt Tenn TO DO Tak / Ceilings The Scandinavian Bargainista Tim Irving William Haines art deco imperial trellis oppskrift / recipe oppskrifter / recipes residence Antonio Gaudi Barcelona Brothers and Sisters Building my Dream Home Camilla Plum Cilla Interiør Closed-door restaurants Coco Chanel Code10 Comme il Faut Copenhagen Fashion Week 2010 Crown princess Mette Marit DaWanda Daikai Debra Geller Denmark Designers Saturday Det hvite hus / The White House Dorothy Draper Eileen Kathryn Boyd Etsy Extreriors Ferie/Holiday Finnish Design Flos Gabriela Horvat Gustaf Klimt Hage / Garden Hall Hotel Union Is / Ice Cream Jade Jagger James Radin Jill Crawford John Saladino Jokes Karen Faulkner Kenneth Jay Lane Lagersalg / Sample Sale Lonnie Ludwig von Zumbusch Lærling / Intern Magazine Covers of the Month Magazines Maldives Malta Mary McDonald Mate Mediedekning / Media Coverage Michelle Morelan Milk Glass Morsdag / Mothers Day Moving day Musikk / Music My 29th Birthday Nate Berkus NiB Nora Walker Nøtterøy Oslogirls Panic Panikk / Panic Parajumpers Peter Behrens Popular Posts Rae Dunn Rikke's sisters home Rikke's vacation Rikkes painting Royal Design Studio Royalty S Chair SS10 Scandinavian Models Scandinavian Photographers Season 2 Sex and the City Sjokolade / Chocolate So Hee Something's Gotta Give Sorel Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel Southern Living Staircase Story Hotel TV Terrace Thankful The Love List Library Tobi Fairley Veldedighet / Charity Verner Panton Villa Ruggeri Vintage finds dreamhouse holidays house doctor livingroom online shopping photographer Elisabeth Hudson påske / easter vgtv water colors