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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas at the Scandinavian Chic Casa (aka Our House!)

Christmas is my favorite time of year, and I have to admit, I prefer theholiday to be traditional and colorful. With nuances of red, gold and green. The new Hummingbird wallpaper in the living/dining room, is perfect for this and actually all other seasons. The color palette is so rich, and it's easy to extract the colors you want.

Our sofa is a big lounge sofa, it fits the whole family plus a LOT more (which is good, since we often have visitors). My love for nuances of red, pink and orange combined with purple is veeery visible. The small red painting is made by my 3,5 year old daughter. :)

The bookshelf has it's own "santa section" with a combination of a Russian matryoshka Santa, some home made ones, and a metal pair that our kids love.

Our tree is the traditional Norwegian spruce (gran) which I'm deeply attached to (no plastic in this house!). 
(PS! We got drapes!! (not looking too good in this photo, totally forgot about them before I took the pic :))

Some of my favorite ornaments. The orange glitter ball is actually made of plastic, but it's still one of my absolute faves. The golden acorns (nøttene) were bought from THIS etsy shop and is another favorite. The monkey in the background was bought in Poland.

Flags is another must, and they remind me of my great grandmothers Christmas tree. The white "snow ball" is from Milla Boutique.

Vintage disco balls are also a total MUST and also something my great grandmother used to have on her tree. These ones are vintage, and from ebay.

I HAD to add this last photo. It's my first year of actually baking, and I decorated the gingerbread hearts. So not perfect, and this was actually the best one! LOL!

Anyways, I still hope your Christmas turned out exactly the way you wished for. 


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Loveable Tangerine Tango!

The pinkish/orangeish/reddish color, more populary reffered to as Tangerine Tango in 2012, is most definitely an important color in the coming year. It's a brighter and more intense version of my old favorite, Coral, and not surprisingly, I love this one as well :)

I'll be doing some posts about this color in the coming weeks, and in the end of January, I'll be revealing what color Fargerike is predicting to be color of the year for the Norwegian market. 

Image Courtesy of Sköna Hem

This room would have been perfect if it had a chic color on the walls (as in not white).

Tangerine Tango can be seen on the ottoman and cushions.

Hope you've all had a peaceful Christmas / Chanukka / Eid (or whatever you celebrate :))

Monday, December 19, 2011

Could Have Been Moi!

Thanks C!

(ps - Want that bracelet for Christmas!!)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Chic or Shit: Washi Tape AND Hot Pink

I know some of you have missed the Chic or Shit series, and I just realized that I haven't done one in ages! Today's trend is HUGE here in Scandinavia, but it's also present in the rest of our continent as well as in the US and Australia.

Everyone and their mother seems to be washi taping things to their walls these days.. And if you're über trendy, you go for the HOT PINK version...

image from here

Pink and striped washi tape on a rustic background.

image from here

Hot pink and peach washi with a brighter background gives a totally different look and feel to it

image from here

You can even make your own faux headboard with it..

image from here

Or hang artwork.


Incredibly hot and stylish?

Or just plain stupid, with a naïve approach to decor?

Is it a cheap way to add interest?

Or does it make you throw up a little?

You decide, 

Is it CHIC, or is it SHIT??

Happy Wednesday!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Have you seen anything more perfect??

coral + army green = perfection!!!


Monday, December 12, 2011

In the Mood for Pom Poms!

Some times, just some times, all you need is a good pom pom

Aren't the colors here magnificent? Pom-poms just give off such a happy vibe. Perfect for table scapes, or just plain decor. 


image from here

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Did I Mention That I Love This Outfit?

I was browsing through one of my fave blogs, Absolutely Beautiful Things, and came across this photo of Australian artist Pip Boydell (her artwork can be seen in the background).

And I have to say that I LOVE HER OUTFIT!!!

Like seriously LOVE!!

I'll definitely be rocking something inspired by this next summer.

What about you? Do you have any hangups for the coming season?


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Inspiration for a Bedroom Makeover

I'm planning a small makeover for our master bedroom, and these two images are my inspiration (or maybe it's the Manuel Canovas fabric??):

Image from here

This bedroom by Melissa Rufty is BEYOND amazing, and it's been on my mind since like FOREVER!!

Am pretty excited to say the least, and can't WAIT to start the process!!


Saturday, December 3, 2011


My friend Carina, just moved into her new home, and it's going to be AMAZING!! 

While my style is definitely more colorful than hers, she has such a glamorous and chic style that I can't help but feeling inspired when I look at the plans she has for her home.

Nothing is really finished, but the unfinished pics are VERY promising! (I know it's going to be just perfect ;))

Her style is Scandinavian, but with a very clear influence from Hollywood Regency and ethnic decors, especially from Morocco.

Image Courtesy of My Wonderworld

If you want to see what she's up to, and how her home will end up looking, you can follow her blog here. (it's written in Norwegian, but the pics are def browse worthy ;))

Have a fabulous Saturday!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wallpaper Giveaway!

I love this wallpaper. Very Svenskt Tenn, isn't it?

We used it for a styling in base, were the super sweet Irina did all of the creative work and the actual styling, after winning the NIB challenge.

It's designed by Swedish designer Hanna Werning, for Borås Tapeter.

Over at the Fargerike blog, we're giving away 4 rolls + matching cushions in velvet + the same pattern as the wallpaper.

All you have to do, is leave a message here before midnight Friday, stating how you would use it.

Happy Thursday!!


Image Courtesy of Irina

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