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Chest of drawers

At home we always have had plenty of spacious chest of drawers. The shape & design of the drawers with knobs or handles plus that they are so easy to furnish with & to put stuff on top, makes the difference. We use chest of drawers in each room, no matter where in the house. I have had them in the kitchen where we stored all the cutlery in the top drawer & textiles such as tea towels, napkins, tablecloths, in the bottom. They are  also perfect in the hallway for hats, gloves, umbrellas, scarves, etc. Kids rooms, bedrooms, bathroom & so on.

We have used various models throughout the years & gave away the last ones less then a year ago or so. In fact, I believe our boys kept one or two as a memory from their late childhood. And we have two white chest of drawers in our bedroom in perfect hight. They are just right for all sorts of little things that need to be stored with easy reach. I like that they so easily fits into different rooms for different needs.

rstyle.meNice details / rstyle.me

livethemma.seSmall & big drawers / livethemma.se

madeinpersboWhite with metal handles / madeinpersbo

ivethemma.sePine in a contemporary style / livethemma.se

freedom.com.auSimple design that fits everywhere / freedom.com.au

barkerandstonehouse.co.ukNicely combined styling / barkerandstonehouse.co.uk

pinterest.comMy favourite design / pinterest.com

westelmModern & rustic at the same time / westelm

livethemma.seAntique green / livethemma.se

thegiftsoflife.tumblr.comNice with two in a row / thegiftsoflife.tumblr.com

suvisurlevifA different model with doors & a bit higher but nevertheless stylish / mokkasin

googleimageLots of small drawers & in birch / googleimage

365ting.blogspot.comRustic white / 365ting.blogspot.com

interieur-coosje.blogspot.nlUntreated in a low size / interieur-coosje.blogspot.nl

skandinaviandeko.comWood with big drawers / skandinaviandeko.com

rstyle.meBlack, small & slender / rstyle.me

Take care / Marie

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Outdoor mood

Stylish summer furniture is sometimes hard to find. Especially when you have¬†a picture in mind of how you want them to look like or if you have to adapt to a given area.¬†In a country like Australia, you are not so dependent on the weather, in the sense that you can be outside all year round. You often see indoor furniture on porches. Sofas, armchairs & tables. I thought it looked a little tricky in the beginning, coming from a winter-land. But it’s very charming. Although, I’m continuing to stick to furniture for outdoor use. However, this is not about outdoor furniture, but about being outdoors.¬†You’re supposed to use what the occasion offers to enjoy the pleasant weather. Our winter here in Australia have been fantastic. One of the warmest winters in 40 years, I believe. The winter here is almost like our summer in Sweden.¬†So, with this beautiful winter weather, I find my self in outdoor mood.

cozyspaces.tumblr.com1 / cozyspaces.tumblr.com

cozyspaces.tumblr.com2 / tumblr.com.

mollyjazz via fancy.com3/ mollyjazz via fancy.com

justbesplendid.tumblr.com4 / justbesplendid.tumblr.com

southernliving.com5. /southernliving.com

myparadissi.tumblr.com6 / myparadissi.tumblr.com

googlemage.com.au7 / googlemage.com.au

ikea.se8 / ikea.se

weheartit9 / weheartit

8 livethemma ute10 / livethemma.se

indoorsoutdoors.tumblr.com11 / indoorsoutdoors.tumblr.com

5 livethemma12 / livethemma.se

kulunkadecoblog 13 / kulunkadecoblog

skonahem14 / skonahem.se

2 livethemma15 / livethemma.se Take care / Marie

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Coffee culture

Coffee with something small, a snack, has for most of us, regardless of age, become a well trendy socializing-form, an almost sacred ritual. There’s a coffee shop in every corner nowadays. Still, it wasn’t until late 1600s that coffee had its breakthrough. It was regarded as something expensive & exclusive, where only the “elite” could afford the luxury. We have a swedish expression that’s used daily … to grab a fika, which is a¬†coffee with something small & sweet to.¬†It’s hard to believe that it’s the Swedes today who, together with the Finns, are the ones who’s drinking most coffee in the world. There’s a strong coffee culture in Australia too, surely one the best places where the coffee tastes wonderful no matter where you are.

Wikipedea:¬†Coffee¬†is a¬†brewed¬†beverage¬†with a distinct aroma and flavor, prepared from the roasted seeds of the¬†Coffeaplant. The seeds are found in coffee “cherries”, which grow on trees cultivated in¬†over 70 countries, primarily in equatorial¬†Latin America,¬†Southeast Asia,¬†India¬†and¬†Africa. Green (unroasted) coffee is one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world.¬†Coffee is slightly acidic (pH 5.0‚Äď5.1) and can have a stimulating effect on humans because of its¬†caffeine¬†content. It is one of the most consumed drinks in the world.


Always in the mood for coffee / tassike.ee


Beautiful vintage sign / fancy.com Google.com I love this image / Google.com


Simple but beautiful /dustjacketattic.blogspot


Inviting & exciting /atelierrueverte


One of the most popular drinks in the world /cafeapostrophe via tumblr


Swedish expression / ablogwithaview


 Grab a fika / photobucket.comdevidsketchbook.tumblr.com

Simply beautiful / devidsketchbook.tumblr.com


Good to know / designyoutrust.com


Lovely atmosphere / foopie via fancy

google.comYes, please /photobucket


Dedication /thediaryofaminimalist


Coffee beauty /thatkindofwoman.tumblr.com


Early morning & first coffee of the day / stadshem.se

Take care / Marie

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Small space / 211

Small space – relevant in many places but perhaps not in Australia. I believe that AU are amongst the countries, if not the top, when it comes to having the biggest living space in m¬≤ in the world.¬†And why not, it’s a big continent, right? If¬†there¬†has¬†to¬†be a¬†reason, that¬†is!¬†It’s rather difficult to furnish large surfaces, however, it requires smart¬†solutions to decorate small spaces. Both functionally & appealing but also spacious, despite the limited space. It’s very much about how you want to live. What you want to be visible vs what you want to store. What you need daily vs what you use infrequently.¬†But also what colors you use, and what combinations.¬†Some colours¬†reduce spaces while others can¬†enhance & create a sense of light¬†&¬†airy areas. The same with textile choices in terms of colours & patterns but also structure & materials.

Now, it was not my intention to go into details … I try to always¬†keep things more general & trust that the images does the work.¬†Let’s hope they do that this time ūüôā

Wedged between closets but fully usable surface that feels just right in size / 79ideas

Great deal in a small space but perfectly ok for right target / Cubby via Tumblr

Appealing with good order which is important when you have open shelves /Astrid  via Pinterest

Cell-like maybe, but it seems that all the functions are there / bungalow5

Small space with the use of height / Seventeendoors

Small but effective separate kitchen / brightbazaar

Stylish design with a lot of storage / livethemma

A clever corner part with doors that can be closed if necessary / planetdeco

Sometimes it’s good to be two to stay warm / dyingofcute via tumblr

Effective workplace / sfgirlbybay

Materials with contrasting color where the white comes after the dark, so it looks bigger / tumblr

Flexible design / frenchbydesign

Good enough for a laptop / Ikea

Take care / Marie

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