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AUTUMN BLUES


Hey all, or at least the ones of you that are still checking in on this blog occasionally. I know it hasn't been much to check in on. I've been checked out for a while, sorry about that. Time just hasn't been on my side. The renovation have dragged out, and we are now way past deadline. Finding good and reliant contractors are hard. As this was a quite large renovation we wanted to be sure the contractor had all needed competence within it's organization, so that our involvement would merely be on a more strategic level, no micro management. That's not what happened. It turned out the contractor had no what so ever skills in planning and managing the day to day work at site. When the date for move-in had been postponed three times and the apartment still isn't close to be finished, we had to take some drastic measures. So now the contractor is fired and a new team lead by me is coming in next week. Hoping for better luck and skills second time around...

Of to something more pleasant, last week I spent a lot of time styling a villa for an upcoming sale. There is always a challenge styling a place using whats at hand from the clients private furniture. Trying to catch the personality and enhance the features of the house. I think it turned out quite well, what do you think?

Photo: Jessica Welander

Photo: Jessica Welander

Photo: Jessica Welander

Photo: Jessica Welander

Photo: Jessica Welander

Photo: Jessica Welander

Photo: Jessica Welander

Photo: Jessica Welander

IN THE MOOD AUGUST


After a long and well needed vacation, things are slowly getting back to normal. The kids are having their last week off before school and day care starts on Monday. Even I am slowly getting back into old routines. The weather have been wonderful for almost the whole summer and the sun keeps delivering, leaving opportunities of late afternoon dips in the ocean, having an ice cream in the park and foremost a possibility to postpone the fall for a at least a couple of weeks more.

Our home is slowly coming together, but as I am of a somewhat inpatient nature I´m about to burst into pieces if we wont be able to move in within two weeks. The bathrooms should be done by late next week and the kitchen week after. But as I have some experience from renovations or total make overs as this one, I shouldn't relay on deadlines...

Last couple of weeks I've been going over how to furnish the new place. Not always an easy task, especially as we this time are moving into a place that are actually less square meters then we had before. The color scheme we went for this time is more neutral, shades of white and gray. I´m also really into black and white. You who follow me on Instagram already know I've picked out a black and white marble floor for the hallway. Black and white is a classic combination that works not only interior wise but also in fashion wise. It´s just one of those combinations that never fails.

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FINISHED... OR NOT?


A couple of weeks ago I posted a project of mine. The challange of camouflaging the TV. I´ve now finished the painting, or at least I think it´s finished. It has to be enervating being a painter not knowing when your work is finished, you can pretty much go on forever, painting layer over layer if your not quite satisfied. It has to be real hard knowing when to stop, when to realize THIS is the best version, not the one where I´ve just added this stroke or that color. I would never be able to determine if my work is complete or just half done. Well, anyhow I´m not a painter so I decide this is done, for now... What do you think? did it turn out ok? hit me with your thoughts.


IN THE MAKING...


Hatar ni som jag sladdar? De är inte bara fula, de är i vägen också. Jag är inte heller speciellt förtjust i TV-apparater (kallar man de så fortfarande?). De är fula, skrymmande och de flesta arrangerar sin inredning utifrån dem, tråkigt och inte speciellt inspirerande. Jag tänkte därför maskera TVn med en målning. Duk och färg har inhandlats på Kreatima, så nu flödar kreativiteten för fullt här hemma. Jag har valt en duk i obehandlad linne, då jag tycker om färgen som skymtar på sidorna. Jag är ju ingen konstnär men tycker det är oerhört roligt att måla. Kanske en ny karriär? 

Väggen där tvn hänger idag, inte så inspirerande...

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Painting B/W

Jag återkommer när den är klar, måste även fixa ram. Kommer bilder när den kommit upp.

Do you like I, hate cords and TV screens? I thought I do something about it. I´m in the making of a painting to camouflage the beast. Stay tuned for pics of the result.