new year inspo

29/12/2014

new year inspiration, new year decoration, new year table setting via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
new year inspiration, new year decoration, new year table setting via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
new year inspiration, new year decoration, new year table setting via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
new year inspiration, new year decoration, new year table setting via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
new year inspiration, new year decoration, new year table setting via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
 1 ( I love this Confetti System) / 2 / 3 / 4 (you can't get enough sparklers!) / 5 / 6 / 7 (how glam are golden dipdye feathers?) / 8 (find more pics of this lovely table setting by Nina Holst here / 9 (find a free printable here)

Now that we're approaching New Year's Eve with hasty steps, I have found a bit of inspirational gold and glitter for you :-) Although I'm one of those who deem New Year's Eve a bit overrated, I do love the fireworks, the sparklers, lovely table settings and decorations. How are you celebrating New Year's Eve?
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Nu hvor nytårsaften nærmer sig med hastige skridt, har jeg fundet lidt inspirerende guld og glimmer til jer :-) Selvom jeg er en af dem, der synes nytårsaften godt kan være lidt overvurderet, elsker jeg virkelig fyrværkeri, stjernekastere, smukke borddækninger og pynten. Hvordan skal I holde nytårsaften i år?

christmas table 2014

27/12/2014

simple christmas table setting via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com
simple christmas table setting via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com
simple christmas table setting via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com
simple christmas table setting via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com
simple christmas table setting via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com

Hello everybody! I hope you've had a nice Christmas? I sure did, and everything (including fitting the two ducks in the oven) went so well. I just wanted to drop by and show you a few pics of the Christmas table, before we all have had enough of Christmas and decorations (to be honest, I have already packed everything away). The table was decorated very simple with blue French anemones, vintage brass candle holders and small folded origami cranes. Along with my mixed Royal Copenhagen plates and blue napkins. 
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Hej med jer! Jeg håber, I har haft en fantastisk juleaften og nogle skønne juledage? Vi havde den bedste juleaften, man kunne ønske sig. Alting gik bare op i en højere enhed - inklusiv at få mast de to store ænder ind i ovnen :-D Jeg ville egentlig bare lige sige hurtigt hej, og vise jer et par billeder af det pyntede julebord, inden vi alle er helt jule-mættede (indrømmet, jeg har faktisk allerede pillet al julepynten ned i dag). Bordet var meget enkelt pyntet med blå franske anemoner, gamle messing lysestager og små foldede origami traner - så fint sammen med mine blandede Royal Copenhagen tallerkner og blå servietter. 


The perfect christmas decorated home

23/12/2014

elisabeth heier, christmas decoration, scandinavian christmas, christmas table setting, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
elisabeth heier, christmas decoration, scandinavian christmas, christmas table setting, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
elisabeth heier, christmas decoration, scandinavian christmas, christmas table setting, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
elisabeth heier, christmas decoration, scandinavian christmas, christmas table setting, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
elisabeth heier, christmas decoration, scandinavian christmas, christmas table setting, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
elisabeth heier, christmas decoration, scandinavian christmas, christmas table setting, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
elisabeth heier, christmas decoration, scandinavian christmas, christmas table setting, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/

One day left. that's it. Crazy right? And I haven't even had time to show you any of my Christmas decoration. Well, well, next year maybe :-) Actually, I don't decorate that much, and I guess that's why I love the way the always inspiring Elisabeth Heier has decorated her beautiful home. So simple and elegant, with just a few winter plants and stars here and there. Just the way I prefer it. 

As I've told earlier, we are hosting Christmas Eve for the first time this year and I'm looking forward to it with equal parts of excitement and anxiety. I'm not quite sure how two ducks will fit in our oven, but I'm sure everything will work out just fine in the end :-D Fortunately, my little sister is coming today and will help prepare for the big event :-) 

I hope you will all have a very, merry Christmas with your loved ones <3
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Så er der kun én dag igen. Ret vildt, ikke!? Og jeg har ikke en gang haft tid til at vise jer billeder af vores julepyntede lejlighed. Det må vist blive til næste år :-) Egentlig er jeg ikke den store julepynter, hvilket måske skyldes, at jeg er vokset op i noget, der kunne minde om Gertrud Sand's hus. Det var nu også ganske hyggeligt, men kunne også godt tage lidt overhånd, og jeg må indrømme, jeg foretrækker det lidt mere minimalistisk (big surprise). Derfor er jeg også helt vild med den måde, den altid inspirerende Elisabeth Heier har julepyntet sit hjem på. Så enkelt og elegant med blot nogle få vinterplanter og stjerner her og der. 

Som jeg før har fortalt, skal vi være værter juleaften for første gang i år, og jeg ser frem til det med lige dele spænding og nervøsitet. Jeg er ikke helt sikker på, hvordan vi skal få plads til de to ænder i ovnen, men mon ikke det hele løser sig :-D Heldigvis kommer min lillesøster allerede i dag og hjælper med at få det hele på plads til den store aften.   
Jeg ønsker en rigtig glædelig jul til jer alle sammen <3

Source: all pictures from Elisabeth Heier with thanks



good chemistry

22/12/2014

chemistry glasses, scandinavian interior via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
chemistry glasses, scandinavian interior via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
chemistry glasses, scandinavian interior via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
chemistry glasses, scandinavian interior via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/

I love these chemistry glasses. My husband teaches chemistry at a technical high school, so while he uses these glasses for practical purposes, I find their different shapes and sizes so aesthetic and use them for decoration in our home. I like how our two very different personalities can be combined that way. Good chemistry.  
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Jeg elsker de her kemi-glas, de forskellige former og størrelser er så æstetiske i min optik. Min mand underviser i kemi på et teknisk gymnasium, så mens han bruger glassene praktisk i sin undervisning, bruger jeg dem som dekorative elementer og vaser i vores lejlighed. Jeg elsker tanken om, hvordan vores meget forskellige personligheder kan kombineres på den måde. God kemi.    

bedroom details

20/12/2014

bedroom details, scandinavian interior, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
bedroom details, scandinavian interior, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
bedroom details, scandinavian interior, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
bedroom details, scandinavian interior, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/

Happy Saturday, dear readers! Have your Christmas break started yet? My husband's started yesterday, so we've had a really lazy morning with breakfast in bed and Astrid Lindgren movies on the computer. Pretty perfect, if you ask me. Remember, I showed you my new 'night stand' the other day? Well, Mads also got himself a pocket. A small one though, as he doesn't have as many pits and pieces as I do :-)
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Glædelig lørdag, kære læsere! Er jeres ferie mon begyndt? Min mands startede i går, så vi har virkelig nydt en meget doven formiddag - med morgenmad og gamle Astrid Lindgren film i sengen. SÅ hyggeligt! Kan I huske, jeg viste jer mit nye 'sengebord' den anden dag? Mads fik sig også en pocket, kun en lille en dog, da han ikke har så mange småting som mig :-)

no mess

18/12/2014

bathroom styling with nomess balsa boxes via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
bathroom styling with nomess balsa boxes via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
bathroom styling with nomess balsa boxes via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
bathroom styling with nomess balsa boxes via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/

I love great storage solutions, and since we have such a small bathroom (yes, so small that I haven't showed it on the blog yet), I need convenient storage for all our bathroom products. So, when the Danish brand Nomess (no mess, got it? :-D) recently got in contact with me to try some of their products, there was no doubt that I chose their balsa boxes, and I had so much fun making this small bathroom styling - outside the bathroom that is. And then I hope that I one day will have a huge spa-like bathroom, preferably with a concrete counter and black fixtures. What does your dream bathroom look like?
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Jeg er en sucker for gode opbevaringsløsninger, og eftersom vores badeværelse er så mikroskopisk (jeps, så småt jeg ikke engang har vist det frem herinde) mangler jeg altid gode løsninger til opbevaring af alle vores badeværelsesprodukter. Så da Nomess spurgte, om jeg havde lyst til at afprøve nogle af deres produkter, var der ingen tvivl om, at valget skulle falde på deres balsa boxes. Så jeg har virkelig hygget mig med at lave denne lille badeværelses-styling - uden for badeværelset selvfølgelig - og så håber jeg, jeg en skønne dag får et kæmpe spa-agtigt badeværelse, gerne med en beton vask og sorte armaturer. Hvordan ser jeres drømme-badeværelse ud? 

Posted in collaboration with Nomess - thoughts and styling by me :-) 

colourful

15/12/2014

colourful by lotta agaton and pia ulin via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
colourful by lotta agaton and pia ulin via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
colourful by lotta agaton and pia ulin via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
colourful by lotta agaton and pia ulin via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
colourful by lotta agaton and pia ulin via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/

Good Monday morning, dear readers. Hope you've had a great weekend? I'm of to a good start to the new week, as I'm going to celebrate my sister's 20th birthday today. Congratulations, dear Juliane!

And now to another celebration. A couple of weeks ago, I bought myself an early Christmas present - the book "Colourful" - which celebrates 10 years of collaboration between the Swedish interior stylist, Lotta Agaton, and the talented photographer, Pia Ulin. Since Lotta first announced the news about the book, I have been impatiently waiting for it's release, as I love Lotta's style, and Pia Ulin takes such amazing photographies. Just see for yourself on the pictures above, which is from one of the stylings made exclusively for the book. Gorgeous, right? The name "Colourful" is obviously an ironic comment on the scale of lovely muted and neutral colours, they prefer to use in their work. Pure perfection. You can buy the book here
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Godmorgen kære læsere. Håber, I har haft en god weekend? Jeg får en skøn start på den nye uge, da jeg skal fejre min søsters 20 års fødselsdag i dag. Tillykke, søde Juliane!

Og nu til en anden fejring. For et par uger siden købte jeg en lidt tidlig julegave til mig selv - bogen "Colourful" - som fejrer 10 års samarbejde mellem den svenske super-stylist Lotta Agaton og den dygtige fotograf Pia Ulin. Lige siden Lotta for første gang offentliggjorde nyheden om bogen, har jeg ventet i spænding på at få fingre i den, og den skuffer bestemt ikke! Jeg er stor fan af Lottas arbejde og Pia Ulin tager de mest fantastiske og stemningsfyldte billeder. Se selv billederne herover, som er fra en styling lavet specifikt til bogen. SÅ flotte, synes I ikke? Navnet "Colourful" er selvfølgelig en lidt ironisk kommentar til den smukke nedtonede farveskala, som makkerparet oftest arbejder efter. Simpelthen perfekt. I kan købe bogen her.  

Styling: Lotta Agaton
Photographed by: Pia Ulin   

6 gift tag ideas | free printables

13/12/2014

6 Christmas gift tag ideas with free printables, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
6 Christmas gift tag ideas with free printables, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
6 Christmas gift tag ideas with free printables, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
6 Christmas gift tag ideas with free printables, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
6 Christmas gift tag ideas with free printables, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
6 Christmas gift tag ideas with free printables, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/

First of all, a warm welcome to all new bloglovin followers - I have no idea where you came from or how you found me, maybe you can enlighten me? Nonetheless, I'm so happy that you are here :-)

Now, to something completely different. As you know, I got my gift wrapping theme covered (and I'm really happy to hear, I'm not the only one obsessing over gift wrapping, hah), however, I still haven't quite figured out what my gift tags should look like, and since I thought some of you might be in the same position, I have found some ideas that will fit perfectly into the Scandinavian (and minimalistic) Christmas mood - both some easy DIYs and some free printables :-) 

1. I love the vintage mood in these mountain prints and they seem easy to make on your own. Otherwise, find the printable version here
2. I love this idea, and I actually made them a couple of years ago. Find pictures of your favourite winter animals (e.g. penguin, reindeer, fox, owl, bear, wolf), print them on good quality paper and cut them out, et voilà. You can find some winter animals on my Christmas Pinterest board here.   
3. These monochrome tags would be perfect for an all black, white and graphic theme. Find them here.
4. Really adorable, hand drawn tags in 13 layouts. Find the free printable here. 
5. I like the various shapes in these and how they become an integrated graphic element of the gift. Find them here.
6. This is probably my favourite: using personal photos as gift tags. Especially if they are printed as polaroids, which can be done a lot of places these days (for instance, here

That was what I had in line for you today. Do you have a favourite? 

a wooden wonder

12/12/2014

New in: minimalistic jewellery box from Menu via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
New in: minimalistic jewellery box from Menu via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
New in: minimalistic jewellery box from Menu via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
New in: minimalistic jewellery box from Menu via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
New in: minimalistic jewellery box from Menu via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/

I wear the same pieces of jewellery every day - my wedding ring, the stud earrings my husband gave me as a morning gift on our wedding day, and my Michael Kors watch. I guess I'm a bit of a creature of habit in that way. Although I only wear them on special occasions, I still love looking at all my other jewellery pieces and heirlooms, so my new jewellery box from Menu is indeed a wooden wonder and exactly the thing I have been looking for for my dresser. I love the minimalistic design, the material, and the fact that there is a mirror in the lid is just genius :D How do you keep your jewellery? 
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Jeg går stort set med de samme smykker hver dag - min vielsesring, ørestikkerne jeg fik i morgengave af min mand på vores bryllupsdag, og mit Michael Kors ur. Jeg er vist lidt af et vanedyr på dét punkt. Men selvom jeg kun har mine andre smykker og arvestykker på ved særlige lejligheder, elsker jeg at kigge på dem. Derfor er mit nye 'smykkeskrin' fra Menu intet mindre end perfekt, og lige præcis dét, jeg har været på udkig efter til min kommode. Jeg er helt vild med dets minimalistiske design og materiale, og at der er et spejl indbygget i låget, er jo genialt :D Hvor gemmer I jeres smykker henne?

Christmas gift wrapping 2014

11/12/2014

simple gift wrapping, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
simple gift wrapping, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
simple gift wrapping, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/

Wrapping gifts is one of my favourite things to do. It really is. I don't like to admit it, but I'm actually one of those persons, who will re-wrap a gift if I dislike the shop assistant's gift wrapping skills or paper. I know that sounds very silly and maybe even pretentious to some, sorry - I just can't help myself :D Every Christmas, I try to come up with a new 'theme' for my wrapping - for instance 'winter wonderland', 'simple and natural' or 'black, white and graphic'. This year, however, I'm not really sure what to call my 'theme', it just suddenly appeared, when I found the purple eucalyptus (?) twigs. I have a thing for combining burgundy and nude colours, so this is how it turned out this year. Do you like gift wrapping? And do you also come up with a "theme" every year, or is it just me :D
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Jeg elsker at pakke gaver ind - jeg vil faktisk sige, det er en af mine favorit beskæftigelser. Jeg må også indrømme, jeg vist er en af de personer, der vil ompakke en gave, hvis jeg ikke lige bryder mig om ekspedientens indpakningsevner eller -papir. Jeg ved virkelig godt, hvor næsten skørt og lidt prætentiøst det kan lyde - undskyld, jeg kan virkelig bare ikke styre mig på det punkt :-D Hver jul vælger jeg derfor også et slags tema for årets julegaveindpakning - som for eksempel 'winter wonderland', 'enkelt og naturligt' eller 'sort, hvid og grafisk'. I år ved jeg dog ikke rigtig, hvad jeg skal kalde mit tema - det opstod ret pludseligt, da jeg fandt de lilla eukalyptus (?) grene. Jeg har et eller andet med bordeaux kombineret med mere nude og sarte nuancer, så sådan kom det altså til at se ud i år. Kan I lide at pakke gaver ind? Og kommer I også med et nyt tema hvert år, eller er det bare mig, der er lidt skør?

new pockets

10/12/2014

normann copenhagen, pocket organizers, bedroom styling, scandinavian interior, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
normann copenhagen, pocket organizers, bedroom styling, scandinavian interior, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
normann copenhagen, pocket organizers, bedroom styling, scandinavian interior, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
normann copenhagen, pocket organizers, bedroom styling, scandinavian interior, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/
normann copenhagen, pocket organizers, bedroom styling, scandinavian interior, via http://www.scandinavianlovesong.com/

When we moved into our new apartment, we didn't really have any furniture to bring with us from our old place. Well, except from a coffee table and my beloved rocking chair. That was it :-) So, we had to buy a whole lot of new furniture, and that meant that especially our bedroom turned into something taken out of an IKEA catalogue (which I otherwise dread) - with a white bed, closet, night stands and dresser, all from IKEA. It has been very functional and a good neutral base, but also rather boring in my opinion. So I have begun to look for some better (and lets be honest - prettier and more personal) solutions, and last week I finally found the perfect solution for new 'night stands': pockets organizers from Normann Copenhagen - much inspired by this lovely bedroom styling by Minna Jones from Time of the Aquarius. They are simply perfect for all my knickknacks. What do your night stands look like?
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Da vi flyttede ind i vores nye lejlighed, havde vi stort set ikke nogen møbler, vi kunne tage med os fra vores gamle lejlighed. Kun lige med undtagelse af vores sofabord og min elskede gyngestol. Og det var faktisk, hvad vi havde :-) Så vi blev nødt til at købe en masse nye møbler på én gang bare for at have det mest basale, og det betød, at især vores soveværelse blev til noget taget ud fra et IKEA katalog (hvilket ellers ikke liiige er min kop te) - med hvid seng, sengeborde, skab og kommode, alt fra IKEA. Det har været super praktisk og egentlig også en pæn og neutral base, men også virkelig kedeligt i min optik. Så jeg er så småt begyndt at kigge efter nogle nye (og ja, pænere og mere personlige) alternativer, og i sidste uge fandt jeg de perfekte, nye 'sengeborde': de såkaldte 'pocket organizers' fra Normann Copenhagen - meget inspireret af dette lækre soveværelse stylet af Minna Jones fra Time of the Aquarius. De er simpelthen perfekte til alle mine småting. Hvordan ser jeres natborde ud?
 

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