in Oslo earlier this week. A few days ago, something happened, and the wonderful fall scent is in the air.
Fall is actually my favorite season, and I'm crossing my fingers for some sun filled months (contrary to what we've had this summer), amazing colors and regular hikes. It's so important to me to enjoy this fantastic season with everything it has to offer.
It's probably not going to happen, but I would have loved to sit outside in the evenings, with a small bonfire, tons of blankets and hot chocolate with whipped cream, while enjoying good conversations or an interesting book.
Tear out our shitty old kitchen: (yeah!!)
I went all over the island which consists of three towns and a few smaller villages. I jumped from the 2nd bridge (Jaws where filmed here!!), had a whole lobster, looked at the amazing architecture of the famous gingerbreadhouses and relaxed on the porch with a glass of wine in the evenings.
What a holiday! I really love both cities and islands – and Martha´s Vineyard was just perfect!
XOXO from the city,
Every now and then I have the need for some serious change in our home. I'm not just talking new cushions or a vase, but big changes. Like right now, I'm craving a new kitchen (check), building extension to the kitchen (check), new flooring (not check), new wallpaper in our living room / dining room (almost check), and I want to reupholster our headboard in the bedroom (SO not check!).
While this is the fun part of owning a house for me, it's kind of stressful for the hubby (as he usually ends up with the projects). When it comes to wallpapering our living & dining room, he's totally refusing to have it re-wallpapered. Which means I'm going to have to do it myself. and I WILL do it myself, love DIY! However he's super skeptical about my wallpapering skills. I'll just have to prove him wrong, won't I??
As you all know, I'm a huge fan of colors. HUGE! Things really came into place over the summer, when I painted the back wall of our bookshelf and buffet plus the entire credenza in Sval Lilje and dining room chairs in Jubileum (both available from Fargerike only). Talk about inspiring colors!
HB has gone though what I would call a BLAH period with their new EiC, Newell Turner, but I'm going to be patient, and wait for him to get in shape. I think that the magazine has improved with their newly launched columns, but that the home tours are not as fantabulous as they used to be.