I found these on Etsy in this shop. Aren’t they adorable? I haven’t got the room for something like this in my home but it made me think about making a Halloween tree this year. Just paint a branch black and hang some gothic stuff in it. I’ve seen others do that and thought it would be a fun project.
Today I bought a new brand of tampons. They were more expensive than my usual brand but look at the pretty little metal boxes they came in! I’m going to use the boxes for… something. I’m not sure what yet but I’ll figure something out.
They now stand on my bathroom shelf with my make-up bags, perfumes and random cute pink stuff.
Bought some new stuff from Jotex for my living room/bedroom. The curtains and pillows are almost identical to the curtains and pillows I have now but white instead of black. I felt for a slight change.
White and silver damask curtains.
My new cast iron deer head hanging on the wall in my hallway. It’s about 20 cm tall. Bought it at Åhlens.
I just found the most wonderful furniture manufacturer. They’re called Black & White and sell super elegant contemporary furniture with a 16th century and gothic twist. Everything is sooo beautiful! If I had the money I’d decorate my entire home in this style.
This is what my couch bed looks like in bed mode. I haven’t made the bed yet since Nicky and Sarah aren’t too ken on getting up even though it’s 6 PM.
I bought a new dresser from IKEA. This one to be exact. Link.
My hallway with the new dresser.
My apartment is small and no matter how much I like it sometimes living on such a small space causes problems. I do manage though and I thought I’d share a few tips on how to do so. It’s all about using the space you have wisely.
1: Less Is More. It’s really easy to clutter up a small home since what’s actually not that much stuff tend to look like a whole lot more than it actually is when placed in a small space. What makes it work for me is one simple rule: when something goes in something else goes out. That way of thinking is also a money saver since requiring to throw something old out when buying something new really makes you think twice before spending money on stuff for your home.
2: Buy furniture with a function. Not something which just looks pretty. What’s better, a cute small table on which you can place a vase or a book case for all your movies? Obviously the latter. And speaking of furniture with a function let’s move on to…
3. Two in one furniture. This is furniture that can be used in more ways than one. Take this furniture arrangement for example. The couch is actually a couch bed which can be made into a 150 cm wide bed. Huge space saver there. Really great since I don’t have the space for both a bed and a couch. The long part of the couch can be opened and in there I store my bedding during day and couch pillows during night.The white chest is another piece of furniture in which I can store things.
This is my new couch. It can be made into a 150 cm wide bed.
The couch corner is my favourite part of my apartment. I love how elegant it looks.
After writing my blog entry about Night Hotel I came to think about another amazing hotel, which I’ve actually been thinking about blogging about for several years now. I first read about Hotel FOX, located in Copenhagen Denmark, several years ago and ever since their site has had a place among my links since it’s such a cool art project.
Hotel FOX has sixty-one rooms created by twenty-one international artist from the fields of graphic design, urban art and illustration. Each room is a work of art in styles ranging from modern rokoko to manga.
Here’s a couple of the rooms which I think stands out the most. The first one, “King’s Court 1″ is my personal favourite.
Room 509. King’s Court 1 by Birgit Amadori.
Room 217. King’s Forest by Birgit Amadori.