Archive for May, 2011

May 25, 2011

light & bright

by kmcopeland

These light and bright interior photos shot by Danish photographer Ditte Isager are a good reminder that summer is right around the corner…

May 24, 2011

well, that’s pretty [anaise]

by kmcopeland

The selection of perfectly minimalist kitchenware at Anaise is quite pretty, don’t you think?

Akiko Graham round plateRhonda Zeilenga jewelry bowl / Akiko Graham soba choko / Rhonda Zeilenga tea cup / Akiko Graham square plate / Fog Linen Work butter knife / Fog Linen Work wooden bowl

May 23, 2011

take five [art wall]

by kmcopeland

I am trying to decide how to put up our art on the large wall in our living room, and it turns out that this is an agonizing decision for me.  Every time I think I have committed to something, I see another picture that makes me doubt my original decision.

I love, love, love the floor to ceiling look, but I did that it in our last house so I am feeling a little “been there, done that” about it. But, I see all of pretty pictures like these and I think it’s not so bad to stick with something if you love it.

The Old Brand New / The Selby / The Selby / Hus och Hem / Remodelista

The cluster I could get behind because it’s really just a toned down, reined in version of the above option. It still has the whimsy, especially when the art seems to trail off, almost like there’s much more to the story!  Another positive – it doesn’t require such an extensive art collection.

From the Right Bank
 / Rue Mag / Decor8 / Hilda Grahnat / Mint / Emily Henderson

The type-A in me likes the order and neatness of the straight rows.

Bolaget Inspiration / Sköna Hem /  Lonny Mag / Rue Mag / Dress Design Decor

Argh, thought this would help. Not so much. My goal is to have the outlines up this week, so I’ll keep you posted on how it turns out…

May 22, 2011

run tell that

by kmcopeland

My collection of favorites from last week’s wandering:

May 18, 2011

wishful wednesday [whitecross farm]

by kmcopeland

Mark and Sally Bailey, a couple who have made a living for the past 25 years by “upcycling” industrial scraps and other peoples’ trash, share this home in the English countryside. Called Whitecross farm, it was built in 1764 and now serves as their home and boutique. You can tell from the pictures that they have a sincere appreciation for the character inherently present in older things – from the furniture they collect to the house itself.

I am usually not a fan of the rugged, industrial look because it just never feels or looks cozy to me, but in this case I can admit I’m wrong. The small collections, earth toned palette and beautiful textiles bring a definite feeling of home. My hands down favorite room, though, is the bedroom. The African textiles set against a background of white walls and old yellow paint peeking through in the ceiling is, in my book, absolutely perfect. You can read more about the house (in Swedish) here at Sköna Hem.

Gamla fruktlådor har arrangerats till hyllor på väggen. Det gamla elementet är bevarat i sitt ursprungliga skick.

Från trappan ser man ut i både köket och mot entrén, med det vackra gamla stengolvet som en röd tråd. Över dörrarna till bägge rummen har paret Bailey satt in glas, för att ljuset bättre ska släppas in i huset.

I matrummet står ett gammalt långbord som ingen längre minns varifrån det kommer. 1700-talsstolar i almträ, modell English wheelbacks, följde med gården i köpet. De får samsas runt bordet med några udda trästolar. Över bordet hänger glödlampor i enkla fattningar. Oljelampan i hörnet från Ealing studios.

Katten Lily är på jakt efter bästa platsen för en tupplur i sängen som Mark och Sally själva tillverkat av vattenledningsrör. Afrikanska mattor och plädar hänger runt om och fungerar även som överkast.

May 17, 2011

color story [muted spring]

by kmcopeland

I can’t get enough of olive green lately, especially when paired with light blue or dusty rose (or both). It’s a muted color palette that’s perfect for soft spring days…

Image 1 / Image 2
Item 12 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

May 16, 2011

take five [paul raeside]

by kmcopeland

I can’t remember now where I first saw Paul Raeside’s interior photography, but I find myself going through his portfolio quite often. Something about the way he captures the light really appeals to me – somehow very serious and introspective, and maybe even a little bit sad. This Monday, take five minutes to enjoy the photography of Paul Raeside.

May 15, 2011

run tell that

by kmcopeland

May 13, 2011

friday’s fancy [easy breezy]

by kmcopeland

Wishing life was as effortless as it seems in these pictures, but willing to settle for a weekend’s worth of easy breeziness.  Who’s in?

Happy Friday!

tba outfit / Philip Karlberg photo via Design Love Fest

May 12, 2011

ideas [bathroom no.1 & no.2]

by kmcopeland

I am currently having a Jeckel/Hyde moment in regards to our tiny little bathroom. One side of me wants bright and happy and girly, and the other side of me wants, well, the exact opposite. Of course I have some time on my hands, so I got crafty to see how my visions would look in computer real-life. Now, I need your help deciding.

First option is in your face girly that I’m pretty sure I’d have to do when the Swede is asleep. I’m thinking purple ceiling, ba-right yellow shower curtain and a pretty print.

print / mirror / shower curtain / soap dispenser / dish / towels


I could opt for sophisticated and subdued with black and white, a botanical shower curtain, and splashes of gold. Still girly, but just manly enough:

frame gallery / shower curtain / mirror / glass jars / towels / laundry basket

Now that I’m finished, this exercise really just made me realize that I am so not an option 1 kind of girl. Sophisticated manliness it is.

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