16 december 2017

#Seasongiftguides No14: A mix of keepsake, indulge and relax gifts

When it comes to making a Christmas wishlist I find I always look for the mix between things I need and things that feel a bit more indulge. For this Seasongiftguide I've look at keepsakes with the quote jar, relax yourself and catch up on previous issues with the bundle of Koel Magazine (on a nice offer), the Rockbox slice for some nice tunes and the Giesswein Mini pantoffle shoes. The scarf feels like indulge and it is woven in the most beautiful pattern. Am a huge fan of the Pom Amsterdam collection and love the fact that I know the founders from my home town. Another founder I've met at my kids school is Fashionoly. Are you into jewellery and a mixture of earrings than be sure to visit this site.

Make History little quote jar | Koel magazine bundle issue 1-2-3 (on offer!) | Fashionology earrings | Pom Amsterdam scarf | Fresh 'n Rebel Rockbox Slice wireless speaker | Geisswein ballerina slipper Mini

8 december 2017

H e l l o F r i d a y - How to best bring waste back into your home

It makes me so happy to see more and more beautiful interior items produced with recycled materials.  Can you image this image below has items resourcing from elephant poop, countless plastic bottles and recycled wood. This rug by Brita Sweden feels just like a soft fabric but it is 100% recycled PET. And even IKEA has come on board with this ODGER chair. Their new collection also have a recycled wood and PET kitchen (Kungsbacka) and some amazing PS vases made from let over glass pieces. This makes every vase unique in colour and pattern.

Alvaro Catalán de Ocon PET lamp | Net anders! Dutch design art print wasp on elephant poop paper |  Piet Hein Eek Trunk tree stool | IKEA recycled chair ODGER | Britta Sweden indoor outdoor PET rug 'tiles'

If they all can keep coming up with new ways to use recycled materials combined with these great designs, I am sure we will all be very interested to buy them. After all... who wouldn't like these beauties for their home.


7 december 2017

#SEASONGIFTGUIDES No13: design, tradition and some affordable additions. Let's eat!

In the family I grew up in the Christmas table was always a big thing. What colour table cloth will we use, the fancy dinner plates came out of the antique corner cabinet and there were lights and candles in abundance. Some day I hope to pass on this tradition to may family. Until that day comes I still get to really enjoy my mothers last day hectics for the perfect table. Here are some items that would be a part of my ideal table. Some design, tradition (these would be my fancy dinner plates) and some affordable finds. Let's eat!

Rörstrand Ostindia Floris Bord 27 cm via &Klevering | Rörstrand Ostindia Floris bord 20 cm via & Klevering | IKEA wijnglas Intagande | Ikea waterglas Intagande |  Hay candlestand Krutter via COS | Lagerhaus placemat Natur | Zara Home Christmas tree candle

6 december 2017

#SEASONGIFTGUIDES No12: The best gifts for men to celebrate the outdoor lifestyle

Are you also such townspeople that you hardly ever have a true outdoor experience. Maybe it is time to embrace the outdoor lifestyle. Go on hikes, do some outdoor cooking and enjoy the seasons. After all some of the old fashion things like fresh air and a bit of sunshine on your skin are hard to beat.

But townspeople like we are we may prefer to do it in style. So we have selected the best quality outdoor necessities for you designed with a real sense of style. I cannot wait to take our Cross Country Volvo to a piece of wild nature. May need to come up with a junior version of this for my two little men...

Poler Draft Jacket  | Poler Summit Trucker blue cap | Stanley classic flask | Fjallraven Raven 20 backpack via Urban Outfitters | Poler Dutch oven with lid via Blackleaf | Leatherman OHT 16 in one multi-tool | Crow Canyon spatterware enamel mug 

4 december 2017

#SEASONGIFTGUIDES No11: Let's not forget about our darling, devoted, loyal men

When it comes to a Christmas gift for a man I usually get a bit stuck. Mainly because there is hardly ever a 'wish list' available. So what did I do? I turned to my sister who lives in Oslo. Living in the heart of Scandinavia and being a wife and mother of two boys she can surely kickstart these men gift guides. She quickly found the right shops for inspiration found a great selection of gifts.

What would I like to add to this great list for advise? Think about what they like to do. Or... what you would like them to do. If you want proper cooked meet in summer get a rustic bbq book. Or encourage them to be a more outdoors person. You will likely succeed with these great items in the outdoor selection. I love the quality of all product in the list below. Leave it up to the Scandinavian to choose quality over quantity.

Hestra deerskin gloves from the Sport Classic collection | Woodland Stood Merino wool men's pants |   Johaug fold beanie via Anton Sport in Norway | Kindfolk the Entrepreneur book | Lost in Stockholm travel guide magazine | Stanley adventure shot glass set via Grandpa Store | Hem Pomme made by Hem-Design (from the off cut materials of the Slice desk organiser)

29 november 2017

#SEASONGIFTGUIDES No10: A mix of decor, play and comfort we love

Oh I could just loose myself in these pyjamas with a matching duvet set. The good thing is I can as they have both a kids and an adult version of the PJ's. In case you wish to hop on the new Instagram trend of family pyjamas. Not sure I'll join but if you are keen make sure you also look into Snurk account as they have several to choose from.

Lion mane head by Meri Meri | Goldfish paper lantern by Studio Pop Object | Cameleon soft toy by Jellycat | Single duvet set Swansy by Sleepy Doe | Matching Swansy pyjama set by Sleepy Doe | Cushion Leaf brown by Donna Wilson | Ted & Tone fabric storage basket | Swan mobile by Konges Sløjd | Beige slofjes by Bergstein

28 november 2017

K i d s T u e s d a y - It's a jungle of a little kids room

The pioneers of the deep and dark colours have done a great job as I have already fully adapted to them and would love to use these tones in a kids room. Wether it is for a boy or a girl with a canopy above the bed you create a comfortable little nook that they will love to spend time. The little blanket is not just for warmth but also suitable for decoration. I love the wild animals woven into this lovely blanket. With the bedding from OYOY you will create the illusion of a night sky filled with stars.

Vita Cannonball cluster 3 pendant lamps | Numero 74 canope gold | Into the jungle mini blanket by Calhoun & Co | Born to be wild poster via Denesio | Tablo Table by Normann Copenhagen | Jellycat sloth soft cuddly toy | OYOY bedding starry navy blue

We have spotted many more items that would go great in a modern day Jungle themed kids room. Way too many to share in one collage. Here are some we feel you shouldn't miss out on...

Have you already spotted the circular wallpaper by Hartendief called Mighty Jungle. It will have you searching for animals for sure. Another thing you can not have enough of in a kids room is storage. Themed storage baskets can create even more fun atmosphere like this elephant or kangaroo by Rice. And are you looking for more foliage of the jungle than I would suggest you combine your decorations with either this wallpaper or this lovely washable Monstera Leaf rug.

27 november 2017

#SEASONGIFTGUIDES No9: Welcome to the world and enjoy your first Christmas

A babies first Christmas is always something great. There will most like be a cheesy Christmasball present in the tree and a very pretty dress up outfit. After all it's Christmas and the cheesier the merrier if you ask me. I've selected a few pretty toys for the little ones to place under the Christmas tree. Don't feel disappointed if they are more interested in the wrapping paper. That is just how it goes.

Lemon pram toy by Konges Sløjd | Snowglobe XL flamingo via Sissy-Boy | Oeuf NYC gold crown | Liewood Bertil wooden rattle (coming soon) | Big stuffed Granma Giant Whale | Donsje Amsterdam Little Mouse shoes with Kapi lining | Numero 74 cotton ball in grey blue tone

24 november 2017

H e l l o F r i d a y - A new Scandinavian style I am growing to love

Looking at blogs, going through Instagram accounts and sourcing inspiration on Pinterest I see more and more of it. A beautiful mix of the old style and the new with the use of deep tones. All complimented with an often abundantly decorated wallpaper. It is very much a tribute to the old traditional Scandinavian interior. I personally very much the revival of the Thonet chairs. They are so beautifully shaped and will fit many interior styles.

Unfortunately I am not brave enough to paint my walls red. This colour (wine red) was lingering in my mind only I found it difficult to get the colour right. Think this velvet pillow comes very close to what I was thinking about. However, a full red wall comes across as a bit aggressive so maybe a wallpaper is a better idea. Like this Cole and Son one.

Velvet cushion Tandoori Spice by Madam Stoltz | Birdie nam nam black cushion cover by House of Rym | Cole and Son Mariinsky Damask wallpaper Pushkin 108/8039 | Tonone Bolt table lamp in orange | Papilio Deiphobus butterfly photo art print by Liljebergs | Venice Thonet no9 chair by Fameg

Not all items made the cut of the final design. These items below would fit great in this atmosphere and deserve a spotlight. Curious about the brands... check out my @lillelykkeblog Instagram account.

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23 november 2017

#SEASONGIFTGUIDES No8: Driving home for Christmas where I decorated in style

I love these colour combinations. Christmas is often a time of 'over decorating'. When you visit Scandinavia (we were in Oslo this time of year last year) you will find that they to things different. Put your focus on colour and material and keep things based on quality and not on quantity the effect is huge.

Hanging tea light deco brass by Ferm Living (coming soon) | Meri Meri garland silver and gold shapes | Madam Stoltz candle stand star shape 20 cm | Madam Stoltz honeycomb copper hanger | Madam Stoltz honeycomb pink hanger tree | Forge Creative trees (several shapes and types of wood available) | Cinema no 12 poster Driving home for Christmas via Juniqe