Trend Alert: When the Dark Wall is a Bright Idea.

The Scandinavian style is known for its minimalism, natural materials and white walls. But the last couple of years, dark walls have become more and more popular, and it seems like the trend is here to stay. Most often, I opt for white walls, trim and ceiling, since it helps bounce light around the room and makes it feel more spacious. It also provides the perfect backdrop for art, and tends to unify all the other elements in a room.

Seasonal Feast: A Spring Thing Dinner.

Because of travels and a 50th wedding anniversary party(!), we won’t be able to do a proper Easter dinner this year. But we did take the time to get together for a spring themed dinner with a table set in blue and orange. The branches of pussy willows are a Swedish Easter tradition and a must for me.

Seasonal Feast: 72% Cacao, 100% Love

This post has very little to do with interior design, but the topic is still very close to my heart; chocolate. This year for Valentines, instead of the usual box of chocolates, put together a medley of your (or your loved one’s) favorite chocolate bars and wrap it all up with a red silk ribbon.

Friday Flowers: Pink and Blue, of Course

Here they are, the pink camelias, together with blue and yellow, and I can’t help but think “Spring!” It’s hard to believe the Christmas tree was still in the house only three weeks ago. Happy Friday, peoples!   Photo: Charlotte Coffey  

A Corner of My Home: Blush and Blue

Since Pantone announced their colors of the year, Serenity and Rose Quartz, I’ve been discovering these colors all around the house. They seem perfect for spring, so my previous plan to turn everything black and white will have to wait for the summer

Trend Alert: 2016 Pantone Colors of the Year

At the end of 2015, Pantone announced their colors of the year for 2016: Serenity and Rose Quartz. I’ve seen the pink trend coming over the past two years, and after all the grey interiors it seems like a lot of people are longing for some blue.

A Corner of My Home: Hello buddies!

A couple of weeks ago, mu daughter and I attended a bud vase making workshop at Heath Ceramics in Sausalito. We made one vase each, and today they arrived! The glaze looks completely different when you put it on, so it’s a fun surprise to see how they turned out after they’ve been fired.