Familjens TV-rum behövdes göras om till ett barnrum. Det tidigare vardagsrummet behövdes därför optimeras med både social yta samt yta där man kunde hänga hela familjen och titta på tv. Utmaningen låg i att få det stora rummet att kännas sammanhängande men samtidigt kunna fylla olika funktioner. Vi platsbyggde en bokhylla med förvaring där tv:n fick en plats. I mitten av rummet placerade vi modulsoffan Mags från Hays. Vi använde fyra moduler som vi ställde spegelvänt och på så sätt skapade ett delat utrymme som ändå upplevs öppet och inkluderande för alla i familjen. Ett sideboard från 60-talet i teak ropades in på auktion för att få in värme. Ett par loungestolar placerades i en egen hörna som kommer till använding vid stora sällskap. Konst och belysning adderades.
Jesus, times flies. It´s already October, soon mid-October. After a long and warm September, fall has finally arrived. I'm still in the transitioning faze, having trouble dressing for the colder weather. Wanting to wear skirts and high heels one day and the next big comfy knits and sneakers... My wish list for October is somewhat ambivalent in the same manners as my state of mind for the time being. Give me a couple of more weeks and I'm sure I get a hang of it.
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?
Those of you that follow me on Instagram @gahmhinterior.com, already know that we´re moving. And some of you probably wonder "didn´t you just move in?" Haha, sometimes life just don´t turn out the way you plan. No worry it´s not as dramatic as it sounds. The apartment we´re in now is beautiful and the renovation turned out great, don´t you think? But with two kids, age two and five, we´re more in need of parks then of restaurants, less traffic and more playgrounds. So now our lovely apartment is up for sale. Please check it out here.
If everything goes as planed we´re moving beginning of August into our then, fingers crossed, fully renovated apartment. On a one way street, just by a park... I´ll keep you updated on mood boards, color schemes, kitchen cabinets, tiles and a lot more. So excited!
But for now, please enjoy the lovely images of our apartment, shot by Henrik Nero for Alexander White.
Earlier this week I did a styling of an one bedroom apartment. I think you can guess it´s a guy living here. The lack of color, lack of personals, lack of flowers, lack of decoration. Not very much of anything... The mission were to make it more appealing to a broader crowd of potential buyers. Check out the before and after. I think we succeeded! I´ll let you know when it´s out for sale.
It´s such an exhilarating feeling when the last photo has been shot. The last look is completed and outcome is brilliant. That´s just how it was on today´s bathroom photo shoot. Look after look feelt just soo right and everyone in the team delivered on top. Below are some sneak peaks, the rest will be published in Sköna Hem, I´ll let you know later on in what issue.
Now the weekend can begin...
Towels, towels, towels. The bed worked as storing area...
I love the Aesop products, they have a sustainable way of producing their products in consideration to nature and humans, their packaging is beautiful and they smell delicious.
An ashtray from Zara Home worked as a container of bling bling.
One of the trends spotted on the runways these last weeks are metallics, gold, silver and all in between. Metallics in fashion makes me think of spectacular looks and usually makes my mind wander to New Years festivities. But metallics can also be really beautiful as accents in spring and summer, think sandals, clutches and why not a swimming suit or bikini in silver? A great accessory to sun kissed skin. Interior wise we´ve seen the metallics for some time now but they are still hanging in there.
In our hallway I´ve used mirrors in different shapes and sizes to create something fun and inspirational to a space usually not considered high priority. Which is too bad since it´s the room you first enter when inviting someone home. Please don´t pay any attention to the sofa, it´s my next make over project...
Started of this morning by having breakfast at Svenskt Tenn and checking out their new exhibition "As if by chance". The quote comes from Josef Frank and gives an understanding of what he wanted to say about his philosophy "Accidentism". Josef Frank wrote in his book with the same name "...we should shape our surroundings as if they had arisen by chance". A philosophy that makes a lot of sense when viewing decor and furnishing that was composed by Josef Frank and Svenskt Tenn founder Estrid Ericsson. Don´t be afraid to mix old with new, colors with patterns and furnitures from various eras. This philosophy is still today very much the essence of and can be found at the establishment and store Svenskt Tenn in Stockholm. The exhibition shows from 9th of February - 29th of March, don´t miss out!
What is rarely mentioned and often forgotten is what a talented architect Josef Frank was. Hi created a collection of beautiful houses, most of them early in his career when still living in Austria. One could only hope that some developer would take on the challenge and build from Josef Franks drawings...
I´m sitting at home planning for tomorrows dinner party. It´s just as much about the food as it is about the table setting. I usually go for shades of white, linen cloth, vintage linen napkins, silver cutlery. For decorations I love to use flowers like above, several in small low vases placed in the middle or some greens, like I did, using ivy for the Christmas eve table setting, or like below with eucalyptus.
I love large flower arrangements, but just not on the dining table. I like to see all that´s sitting around the table, so I go for lower flower arrangement, larger pieces are perfect for the sideboard.
Love that they used the lighting as flower decoration. For lighting I use tea lights in small glas containers that used to be for french yoghurts. They give a lovely light and they mix well with the flowers or greenery.