Tips for lighting a nursery

mother-and-baby-in-nursing-chair

Just like with any other room, the first things we ask ourselves when we lay out the lighting plan for a nursery are "Which activities is this room being used for?" In a nursery these are pretty much defined as: sleeping nursing and feeding diaper changing Later as the baby grows, the room … [Read more...]

Lighting a space with a vaulted ceiling

Lighting at various heights in a room with high ceilings

Vaulted ceilings can add such character to a space. If you are the lucky owner of a home with high, vaulted ceilings, It was probably one of the reasons you chose the home and it would be a shame, if it looked like a dark dungeon at nighttime. Often vaulted ceilings are high as well, which is … [Read more...]

How to stage your property – Swedish style

via alvhemmakleri.se, a Swedish realty and staging company with an inspiring  knack for interior design

  I always enjoy looking at the apartments offered for sale by alvhemmakleri.se. Not because I am dreaming of giving up on our adobe abode in New Mexico and moving to Sweden, but because of their simple and inviting decor. It is hard to believe that these are staged properties. I feel like … [Read more...]

Merry and Bright – San Francisco style

Huge, beautiful tree, at Macy's, Snoopy and decorated palm trees Holidays in San Francisco

I am so incredibly fortunate to get to spend a week in San Francisco every December. Hubby got work to do, and so do I: -  Some serious shopping. I am fascinated by store displays. One store trying to out-decorate the other, and with the best of the best visual designers. A feast for the … [Read more...]

5 Tips for adding Holiday cheer for your guests

Create an inviting entry to your home

I am so proud of myself: I actually managed to decorate for the Holidays this long weekend. It was prompted by us having dear friends over for dinner. Now we just need snow to turn the outside into a winter wonderland. I love having company during this cozy, yet festive time. 1. Create an … [Read more...]

Hope – a pendant by Luceplan

via femina.dk

I just stumbled across this photo in one of my favorite Danish magazines, Femina. It shows the striking pendant light Hope from Luceplan. Named after the Hope diamond it exudes similar sophistication and glamour - with a touch of fun, party and sparkle. Made from thin polycarbonate Fresnel lenses … [Read more...]