Minimal kitchen in sage green and marble

minimal scandinavian kitchen sage green marble decor
minimal scandinavian kitchen sage green marble decor
minimal scandinavian kitchen sage green marble decor
minimal scandinavian kitchen sage green marble decor
minimal scandinavian kitchen sage green marble decor

You could say that my home decor tastes mirror my wardrobe – minimal designs in a neutral colour palette – but there’s something kind of calming about this earthy sage green kitchen, in this charming Snickarbacken apartment. It’s that harmonious mix of ‘old meets new’; the original dark stained wooden floorboards, contrasted with the newly refurbished kitchen and natural wood island. Key features that I adore are the panelled cupboards above the work space, the bright gold fittings, and the grey marbled bench top and splash back.

images via ESNY

The Bower, Byron Bay

the bower byron bay
the bower byron bay
the bower byron bay
the bower byron bay
the bower byron bay
the bower byron bay
the bower byron bay
the bower byron bay
the bower byron bay
the bower byron bay

One stunning image can be all it takes to convince me of adding a new destination or hotel to my travel bucket list, but never has that been more true than with The Bower in Byron Bay. Curiosity always gets the better of me, and after learning of the suites from a dear friend who is headed to Byron to stay there in a couple of weeks (who I might add has impeccable taste), I found myself taking a quick peek at The Bower on google, and it definitely didn’t disappoint. The beachside accommodation combines an elegant simplicity with the perfect mix of contemporary and vintage decor, striking a careful balance between the two.

It’s the kind of aesthetic that I find myself more and more drawn to, an earthier, rustic feel which has a sense of calm about it – the kind of accomodation where you’d feel like you could really unwind – which can perhaps also attributed to the laid back nature of Byron Bay itself. I don’t think I’d find myself ever wanting to leave. Safe to say I’m taking notes for our next move, as I find myself craving that warmth which comes naturally from the eclectic mix of old and new.

all images via the bower byron bay

A little bit of bedroom inspiration

minimal scandinavian bedroom inspiration
minimal scandinavian bedroom inspiration
minimal scandinavian bedroom inspiration

Being my favourite room in the house, today I thought I’d share a little bit of bedroom inspiration with you all. If you couldn’t tell from the pictures above (or from my very full Pinterest board), there’s a few common threads. Linen sheets; oatmeal, grey and blush pink hues; big fluffy pillows; oversized blankets you can snuggle under in the winter; and unobtrusive prints which keep the space feeling calm. Our own bedroom isn’t quite so Pinterest-worthy, but I’ve certainly taken quite a few of these elements and incorporated them over the years. Sitting above our dresser is a calming print of the ocean – it’s not anything special, but I do love waking up to it each morning. I’ve purchased a couple sets of linen sheets; truthfully they’re not the ideal situation for us given we have a long haired cat who sheds e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e, but I love the broken in feel of linen that you don’t quite get with a cotton sheet set. Finally, though it’s summer here, we have a couple of enormous mohair/wool throws for our bed during the colder months – I absolutely freeze in winter, so I rely on these when it gets cold! What type of accents do you like in your bedroom? x

all images sourced via pinterest

A Family Villa in Hellerup

camilla allen hellerup home decor
camilla allen hellerup home decor
camilla allen hellerup home decor
camilla allen hellerup home decor
camilla allen hellerup home decor

How incredibly dreamy is this beautiful villa in Hellerup, Denmark? The nordic style abode is home to fashion sales assistant Camilla Allen, and her family, and I don’t think it could be any more perfect. Perhaps one of my favourite features of this home is the parquet wooden flooring in the dining room, and the contrast of natural earthy tones with eccentric pops of colour (the pastel blue cushions in the bedroom are a fave!). The other thing that I really love are the Hans Wegner wishbone chairs – I’ve been eying up a pair of these to replace the Phillipe Starck-style ghost chairs that we currently have heading up our dining table. The final thing that really draws me to this beautiful space is the sun room, completely light-filled with bench seating right up at the window – the perfect spot to curl up and watch the sun set!

image source; bolig magasinet

A welcoming home with green accents

scandi decor green couch

While I usually find myself drawn to those very stereotypical examples of minimal Scandinavian decor, there’s something so warm and inviting about this lush living space filled with green accents, from the plush velvet sofa to the abundance of plants sitting near the window. It’s the mismatched combination of earthy tones that make this space seem so homely. A couple things it has got me thinking about is mixing up textures within our home; while the focal point of this space is clearly the apple green velvet sofa (I feel like this is a stunning option if you’re after one!), the woven chair in a more muted hue, and the leather seat hiding just out of frame add elements of intrigue and interest – perhaps one of the things that I like most about this space!

image source: Elle Decoration