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

22 november 2017

#SEASONGIFTGUIDES No7: This time it is not about the kids, it is about me and you

So these gift guides. They shouldn't just be about the kids. Maybe that is the way it usually goes. When presents are collected for Christmas I always first think about the kids. My bad as there are also so many fun things to gather and collect for myself. And yes... I can be influenced. The Muuto tray on sturdy legs has been shown several times in my Instagram feed and I do love it.

Towel hangers by Ferm LIVING via NordicBlends | Standing Kalender 2018 via Kleur op tafel | Bloomingville plant holder via Deens.nl | Himla bed spread Hannelin Harmony via Bolina.no | No27: Orange Cardamon candle by P.F. Candle Co | Muuto platform tray via Mister Design

21 november 2017

K i d s T u e s d a y - When styling neutral why not go bold with pattern

When styling a kidsroom in very neutral tones to need to be careful. As you don't want it to be boring or everything to blend in so much that it ends up getting lost. So why not go bold on a few patterns. I've chosen products from some amazing designers that will add that fun element to room. And add lots and lots of character and texture. I hope you like it. Make sure you visit the House of Rym site as they have some pretty awesome new products coming.

Cloud wall lamp Konges Sløjd via Lidor | Paper baskets for storage by Krethaus Design | Wallpaper Palm me down by House of Rym | Go uncover blanket by House of Rym | Nido bed 190 x 90 cm by Krethaus Design | Full Moon new elements playmat by Nobodinoz via Lidor

20 november 2017

#SEASONGIFTGUIDES No6: Fun guaranteed for young boys

As a mom of boys my eyes drift off to boys gifts first. When it comes to my double trouble they are fan of toy cars, running, building and racing. It's that age I guess... These are gifts I would give them in a heart beat. Some exploring, some cooking, some construction, some pretend play, something to keep them warm in style and a beautiful lamp to enter the world of sweet dreams.

Pirates magnified book (wrong language for us but so much to explore it wouldn't matter) | Woody designer toy car by Candlelab Toys | Black fish paper lantern (available in many colours and several sea creatures) | Go Soaky waterproof mittens | Fantasy Forts modern modular hut building |  What's cooking kids apron by Sissy-Boy Homeland |  Fun cookie cutters in boy themes (many more in this theme and many other themes) | Snurk Dino Sweater from their Horizontal wear collection | Magna-Tiles Cars 2 piece expansion set (we need this!) | Dinosaur dress up tail via Sissy-Boy Homeland

17 november 2017

H e l l o F r i d a y - My take on a modern version of the Art Deco style

How to create an e-design and a post about an upcoming interior trend that I know hardly anything about? I've actually had to google the clear difference between Art Deco and Art Nouveau. Just being honest here... But it is when I step out of my comfort zone that I start to learn, find new brands and styles and actually feel challenged to make something unique.
These lamps of thin wired metal are a dream. They are very large size and will be an amazing sculpture in any room. The other lamp is more a art gallery piece but I had to share it. What's not to love right? And this style has won me over with find of the poster. Found it on Juniqe created by a Brazilian product designer called Rodrigo Pinheiro. It's Venus having a moment with a milkshake. I like humour in an interior and this brings just that.

Zelda art deco wallpaper mural | Venus Chillout poster via Juniqe | Vibia wireflow lamp | Bolia sofa Grace | Guéridon U object by Granville Gallery

15 november 2017

#SEASONSGIFTGUIDES No5: Suitable for Christmas as well as the rest of the year

Last year we visited Oslo early December to catch up with family and soak up the Scandinavian Christmas atmosphere. One of the shops that curates a beautiful collection and has an inspirational atmosphere is Bolina. You can visit this shop online but when in Oslo to take the trouble to go here (in Stabekk) as it is very much worth the effort. To stay in the Scandinavian atmosphere I've looked at brands I have loved ever since I had my own online shop already six years ago and that fit well in the Bolina style.

Bohemian all seeing eye ornament | Walther and Co Hanging Ferm leaf | Sirius Home Star via Bolina | Decorative cushion Pine no Whine by House of Rym | Hanging adventure mobile by House of Rym 

14 november 2017

K i d s T u e s d a y - An adventure room with a crisp clean Scandinavian look

During our series of #SEASONGIFTGUIDES filled with gift inspirations for the holiday season we still will stick to our Kids Tuesday and our Hello Friday. 
So it is time for another fun kids room inspiration. 

This time I've gone for the monochrome (still very much an existing trend), clean Scandinavian look with a Outdoor mountain cabin feel. The wallpaper with a grey tone on a feature wall gives a good starting point. If floors still need to be layed I'd go for a dark wood colour for a wood cabin feel. A comfortable rug will make sure you leave your bed with an instant warm and fussy feeling at your feet. Invest in quality and style like for instance the choice for this Rafa Kids teen bed. 

Wallpaper Terrazzo by Ferm Living | Wool rug with geometric print by Zara Home | HK Living rope lamp | Round face cushion by Sissy-Boy Homeland | Tree Hoppers Toys landscape blocks | Tree Hopper Toys alphabet wall art | Rafa Kids A90 teen bed | Liewood bedding Indiana

Again a cute room idea I am very excited about. If you would like some help with your room let me know. And if you decide to take this look on board do sure you share the results on social media with #lillelykkeblog or drop me an email. I can't wait to see it.

13 november 2017

#SEASONGIFTGUIDES No4: Splurge on items that may become a keepsake treasure

Let's continue this #seasonsgiftguides as I feel I am on a roll. But to make sure I don't loose my Hello Friday and Kids Tuesday friends I will post these gift guides on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. So many blog posts to look forward to in the coming month. For this gift guide I've looked at neutral colours, pretty items you can treasure and blushing colour accents. Hope you love it.

Maileg Guardian hero mouse (comes in a suitcase) | Donsje Amsterdam bear pouch | Lucie Kaas clown rose | Check Ivory Small House cushion by Camomile London | Le Tigre art print by Rylee and Cru | Liewood bedding light grey with paper plane print | House Doctor poof via Hus & Hem shop

9 november 2017

#SEASONGIFTGUIDES No3: Christmas decor for kids that will make your heart melt

Did you make plans to create a little advent calendar for the kids? Always good fun but what to get right? I have come across some really cute items for Christmas in the kids collections. And many of them can still be used in the days after Christmas for some fun play or decor in the kids room.

OyOy MINI Sweet Pretzel Cushion | OyOy MINI Christmas mobile | Maileg Christmas Angel Mouse in Stocking | IKEA Christmas baking shapes | IKEA Christmas Stråla LED bear lamp | Meri Meri reindeer trophy | Elf on the shelf (a must have for memorable Christmas traditions)

 - Do you have items you wish to suggest for our next gift guide please leave a comment below -

8 november 2017

#SEASONGIFTGUIDES No2: Escape the ordinary and reach for the stars

Let the countdown for the festive season begin. And with international online shopping we need to take some shipping time into account. Smaller shops with the most original best gifts also need the time to keep up with orders. So I cannot stress enough... if you want something unique, get in there now.

The first gift guide was a bit girls orientated. So I could not leave out the boys (being a boys mum myself) so here is one for them. This gift guide has some of my favourite brands and designers as well as some new discoveries. It is very much astronaut, constellation, stars orientated. When it comes to kids this helps them feed their imagination and allows them to dream about big BIG adventures. It gives an adventurous yet sweet theme to a room.

To the moon embroidery ring by Silly et Billy | Roxy Marj custom made name pennants | Numero 74 stars garland | Heptic lab constellation quilt via Norman & Jules | Astronaut bedding by SNURK via Coockoland | Meri Meri space clothes transfers via Melijoe | Galaxy Rocket Adventure cape by Seedling | Wood and Yarn toys balancing game via Etsy

 - Do you have items you wish to suggest for our next gift guide please leave a comment below -

7 november 2017

#SEASONGIFTGUIDES No1: A double the fun start for the holiday season gift guides

Is it too early to start with suggestions for the Christmas stockings? No I think you need to gather and collect ideas all year long. And we in the Netherlands also have Sinterklaas on the 5th of December as an added bonus. So there can never be enough ideas and suggestions for gifts if you ask me.

We took our boys to a toy shop this weekend to get an idea of that they are looking for. Unfortunately there is no soul in the toys sold there. I am sure there will be joy as a result of them but those toys will not make my gift guide. Here is what did make it to start with.

Maileg dollhouse with furniture | Numer 74 Luna Starwand | Jess Brown & Atsuyo Et Akiko Le Start Tutu handmade doll | Crane art print by Rifle paper and co | Silly&Billy embroidery frame | Pompon Petillant coluillage cushion