Illustrative


From time to time I get stuck sometimes for prints & illustrations with simple, graphic & sometimes almost childish motives or traits. There’s something about them that makes them more personal & appealing. Not that I don’t like big well crafted paintings & artwork … but it’s maybe more about the innermost inspiration for the simple, somewhat cartoon & occasionally unfinished. Sometimes it can get to be black & white, sketched & maybe with an accent colour.

Other times it interesting with a lot of colour … but still on a limited scale & in collage form, perhaps. Such as further down on this post with the colourful postcards or posters, but still with the childish playful style. Illustrative, simple, cartoon sketch or animated graphic image that takes its place, regardless of size & fills the home with joy.

modernfindings.tumblr.commodernfindings.tumblr.com / Scandinavian talented illustrator,

riccardoguasco.comriccardoguasco.com / one of my favourite characters,

etsy.cometsy.com / Paris illustration, Paris-Montmartre-art,

whiteandothercolors.tumblr.comwhiteandothercolors.tumblr.com / exciting illustration,

nstagram.com:p:ifXVsfsmny:nstagram.com:p:ifXVsfsmny: / delightful style,

etsy.com etsy.com / print from original water-colour & pen, fashion illustration by Jessica Durrant,

livethemma.selivethemma.se / create with postcards & small pictures,

delhuxe.tumblr.comdelhuxe.tumblr.com / talent

pinterest.com pinterest.com / surrounded by forest,

tumblr.comtumblr.com / simplicity

desiretoinspire desiretoinspire / graphic delight,

tumblr.comtumblr.com / great graphic expression,

bobedre.nobobedre.no / simple idea,

rhbabyandchild.comrhbabyandchild.com / reminds of the old school posters & they are adorable,

planet-deco.frplanet-deco.fr / Basic colours & simple expression,

Take care / Marie

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Daily inspiration, crisp bread


Crisp bread is one of the things we miss most from home. You can find crispbread in some grocery stores but it is definitely not the same taste or texture. We try to shop when we visit the large furniture store but it does not happen often enough. If you do, try crisp bread with a thin layer of butter & a thick slice of cheese, nothing else!

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Daily inspiration, baby cradle


This beautiful piece of furniture would be a safe buy – if we would have been in this wonderful situation. We have that period behind us, but it’s a beautiful piece of furniture – a baby cradle in light wood.

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Daily inspiration, sweet tooth


I have a great liking for sweet tasting foods. Did you know that three in five people confess to having a sweet tooth & to consuming foods they know are not good for them. We have the golden rule at home in Sweden, the word LAGOM “just right, moderately” which helps, believe it or not. Sweet image too!

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Daily inspiration, pasta restaurant


I am always on the look for nice restaurants & coffee shops – more so than boutiques, actually. The attraction is the architecture, the decor, the menu, the food,aromas & atmosphere. It need not be expensive & exclusive either. A combination of all this makes a place interesting, nice & welcoming. Well selected staff does the trick too.

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Daily inspiration, checkered floor


Black & white checkered floor is fine in itself & works in most environments. If you also have some different furniture in the basic colours but also some that stand out – then it might get that nice & personal.

desiretoinspire

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Daily inspiration, feet


A body part that we use everyday, which we depend of but probably take for granted. Bare feet are incredibly beautiful, especially as they are strong & springy carries us through life. Something to consider occasionally & rejoicing over.

awelltrevelledwoman

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Daily inspiration, Brass


Brass is something that is coming, or is used, more & more. It’s really nice to use several pendants, especially when it’s high ceiling. It creates a more intimate feel to the room & makes it more interesting.

fancy.com

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Daily inspiration, brown


Nice with all brown shades in this otherwise white room. Simply furnished with brown couches and a nice rag rug – a room made for socialising.

Ruff environment with heavy brown velvet sofas / Nicety

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Daily inspiration, travel kit


It may not be absolutely necessary with an arsenal of bags when you are out & traveling. Not too handy to keep track of all the parts, of course. But it sure is nice, though.

Vart nya hem

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Daily inspiration, terrace


Perhaps a little messy first impression of a terrace but incredibly charming & vibrant with rattan baskets, french doors, odd furniture & a some laundry hanging here & there.

My white room

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Daily inspiration, collage


It’s almost too nice solution for a bathroom – in the way the images has been arranged so that they follow an oblique line & are of various sizes which creates an exciting structure.

Seventytree

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Daily inspiration, cushions


Cushions in all colours, shapes & patterns are a delight for the home & for the inner joy it brings. Easy to change a room with too.

Indiska.se

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Daily inspiration, colour accent


A relatively neutral room that becomes exciting with an unexpected colour on the door. It is a fun detail that the red colour of the framed picture, reappears at edge of the door as well.

House to home

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Daily inspiration, grey details


I like the simplicity in this room but it was mainly the curtains that caught my eye. It is neat with dual curtains, especially when the grey colour recurs on the bedspread.

Design shimmer

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Daily inspiration, transparent


Transparency, through a simple sweeping motion, that can create a poetic sense – with a sheer flowing thin fabric – beautiful & a little romantic.

Harper’s bazaar

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Daily inspiration, cord


Clever solution – at least if you want to avoid letting cords lying on the floor & gather dust – why not create a city skyline!

Seventy tree

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Daily inspiration, globe


I like globes, & I’m always happy when I turn on the light in the one we have standing on a low cabinet in the workroom. It’s globetrotter in me that reacts – the desire to travel & experience!

 Googles image

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Daily inspiration, stripes


Slim striped & broader stripes in a stylish combination – always nicely with black & white but things get a little extra when you add an accent colour.

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Daily inspiration, stained glass


A beautiful window, which is like a jewel in the room with the amazing design & the beautiful stained glass in blue & green.

A fantastic window / Residence

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Daily inspiration, sleeping space


An ingenious solution when you are short of space but still want a nice room to offer. A simple bedroom simply!

VT vonen

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Daily inspiration, snow white


Just an inspirational image – wonder if it’s a commercial message about milk or…?

/ Getty image

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Daily inspiration, window


A wonderfully nice windows in a round nice shape which probably is not so very ordinary. Fancy with its fine decorative knob at the top too.

husohem.se

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Daily inspiration, turquoise


It’s a nice kitchen corner, this corner. But it was more the lamps with the adorable turquoise colour, that caught my eyes, actually. It’s always surprising what little is needed sometimes, to create a fresh new impression.

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Daily inspiration, white rooms


It’s always appealing with white rooms, a white base that enhances everything else that has another colour. It’s very Scandinavian to furnish & decorate in this manner. It’s important to utilise any natural light & use as much white as possible to enhance the brightness, because it is dark most of the year.

mywhiteroom.com

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Daily inspiration, railway


This is freshly styled with nice props that makes the set up playful with the well chosen things that would appeal to kids imagination. Especially the railway in wood, running across the floor & makes the whole feel more alive.

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Daily inspiration, mirrors


A nice set up with the brick wall & old mirrors in different sizes. Simple but yet inspiring set up in vintage style.

Old mirrors & a brick wall / Pinterest

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Daily inspiration, chairs


Thonet chairs, classic and timeless – in red & in black. Great design that keeps you enthusiastic for years to come. I never tire of them & I think they fit in most environments – they blend in but also helps to positively strengthen the impression.

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Daily inspiration, tea cups


Nice idea, probably simple for handy & practical people. Especially nice if you can get hold of some tea cups in vintage style. I adore those colours & patterns.

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Daily inspiration, attractive area


This is an attractive area that has been prepared in a simple way. A corner with plenty of natural light, comfortable base & lots of pillows in different colours & materials. nice, is not it!

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Daily inspiration, stuff


The most ordinary things can suddenly get their own lives & be seen as brand new. Especially if they end up with neighbours that you might not have thought would fit together. Like here, a small image of different things that do well together.

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Daily inspiration, reading nook


I think this is nice. Purely for the light & the simple space that has been created & style so that it looks fresh & appealing. A cosy reading nook, white & bright, natural material as brick & fresh light colours.

livethemma.se

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Daily inspiration, lazy Sunday


Sunday morning, the sun is shining, it is breakfast time & a whole day to use as you wish. One can’t wish for more, right?

 / Stadshem

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Daily inspiration, creativity


As the book lover I am, I would find it difficult to destroy any books. But I still find this a nice idea.

/ fancy.com

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Daily inspiration, birch


I do really enjoy environments that are bright, lots of natural light, and nicely designed furniture with a thought behind. As this nice rocking chair in bentwood with white fabric upholstery. A piece that is suitable anywhere in the home.

livet hemma.se

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Daily inspiration, black & white


Black & white, it’s always nice, looks good and is refreshing. And when you add a third colour – like here with some red accents – and stripes & dots, then it becomes really appealing.

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Daily inspiration, violins


A violin is beautiful in itself, Whether one can play on it or not. A fantastic beautiful instrument – so to hang an instruments on the wall as decoration is a good idea.

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First of August, first post


Today is first of August & this is my first post ever on this totally new blog. I guess I will blog about home decoration, mainly because it’s been my profession and interest for many years. But there will certainly be some fashion, travels, food, etc. Fresh as I am at blogging, the first post is a fruit.

 / El Hernandez

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