Archive for ‘Inside my Little Ol’ Head’

August 2, 2011

puppy love

by kmcopeland

This weekend, we welcomed a new member to our family – a pug puppy named Lou. We might be biased, but we think she could very well be the cutest puppy in the whole wide world.



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July 20, 2011

take off your coat & stay awhile

by kmcopeland

I have wanted wallpaper in my house for the last five years – ever since I visited Sweden one Christmas and flipped through an issue of Sköna Hem that had a story on its comeback in the world of home decor. I have finally decided that I am brave enough to do it. Wallpaper in the entryway is happening, my friends. Here are a few of the pictures that have inspired me to take the plunge:

via Sköna HemBolaget

via Alvhem Mäkleri

via Alvhem Mäklericoco + kelley

via Alvhem Mäkleri

via Bolaget

via Bolaget

July 15, 2011


by kmcopeland

I have been a very slack blogger lately. Not just because of the trip to Spain. Truth be told, I’ve been in a sort of blogging slump. I haven’t felt a real desire to do anything with the blog and I’m feeling a crisis of “where is this going” sort of thing. I’m still working that out, so be patient with me!  On the brighter side, it seems that a lot the creative energy that was going into the blog has been redirected into projects around the apartment.  I thought I’d share with you some of the things I’ve accomplished during my phase of lightly blogging.

  1. Remember I said I wanted a piece of lucite furniture? Mission accomplished! I scored this lucite coffee table from Blocket (Sweden’s craigslist) for next to nothing. I am thinking of putting a couple of these underneath it and painting the insides of them a bright color. Or maybe just paint them all over. Turquoise maybe?
  2. We finally put up a light in the kitchen! I went for a more industrial look because I think we’ve decided to stick with the black cabinet doors (gasp!) and I think those two elements work well together. I am still planning on repainting the walls and taking down the wallpaper, but one thing at a time folks. The lamp is this one from IKEA.
  3. We installed our closet which, as you can tell, is not really a closet at all!  I love, love, love the way it turned out. Note of caution: hanging shelf + plaster walls = heated discussions shouting matches with your significant other.
  4. We got bedside tables, put up our makeshift headboard (a vintage wooden tapestry) and I scored some AMAZEBALLS gold table lamps. Those lamps might be my favorite purchase since moving to Sweden. They are so unbelievably awesome.

Not too shabby, eh?

June 28, 2011

away for a while…

by kmcopeland

Sorry I haven’t been much of a blogger lately, everyday life is just currently winning in the battle over my time. And now I’m off on a two week trip to Spain that I am pretty darn excited about. But, I promise that I’ll come back refreshed and ready to tell you about all the things I’ve been up to lately…

Have a wonderful few weeks!

Pictures from here, here and here

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June 8, 2011

diy overload

by kmcopeland

Is what’s currently going on in my poor little head.  Projects I’m currently considering:

Wooden pallet turned coffee table. Except maybe with two stacked on top of each other. But I like the glass top. And wheels. (or is this played out?)

Printing my own fabric. Definitely for some much loved throw pillas, and maybe even for recovering a $10 chair.

Trash can turned industrial pendant light for the bedroom, minus the fabric shown in the directions. (Maybe painted bronze?)

Make our dark wood armoire in the bedroom look as close to this as possible. (via here)

And these just for me.

 Not to mention painting our kitchen table and chairs, making curtains, finding art for the walls, making an inside garden…The list is long my friends, very long.

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.

May 9, 2011

thoughts on chaos

by kmcopeland

pia ulin interior photography

Pia Ulin photography via here

via Strikes Our Fancy

Woody Bigg’s Sausalito Studio via apartmenttherapy

via here

via maureen cracknell handmade

via The Hermitage

via Ditte Isager

via decor8

via little blue deer

via Olga Bennett photography

via Cafe Cartolina

Wondering how some people manage to make their clutter and chaos look so pretty.

May 6, 2011

moving moments

by kmcopeland

Don’t worry, I’m still alive! Sorry for the sudden radio silence. This week was the big move to the new apartment and I thought I’d have time to post some things to the blog, but I have not had one moment’s rest! Expect things to be back up and running this weekend!

I thought I’d begin by sharing some of the photos I took throughout the week while moving and settling in…

April 26, 2011

baby dougie

by kmcopeland

My friend is preggers (yay!) and she’s doing a jungle inspired room for her little man!! My thoughts are: gray walls with one blue accent wall where the specifically-requested monkey could hang out. Pops of yellow and orange bring some fun into the room, and the rug and print tie it all together.

Sources: monkey decal / yellow chevron curtains (DIY) / zoo printcrib / orange giraffe pillow /
toy storage basket (on sale!) / yellow lamp / white side table / rocker / orange polka dot pillow /
giraffe pillow / yellow pouf / striped rug


April 7, 2011

sweet ride

by kmcopeland

This green bike, the result of Kate Spade’s new collaboration with Adeline Adeline, makes me wish spring would just get here already.  I would slap a basket on this bad boy and cruise it down to the beach to spend the day reading in the sun. Henrik says maybe by July…


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