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Clutter – free

It is certainly nice to have color / pattern pleasure in a home – but it is liberating with a clutter-free space, simple decor and focus on functionality. Maybe it sounds predictable but that’s what I usually prefer…

@lantliv

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Daily inspiration, Vipp

The Vipp story begins in 1939 – Holger & Marie have just married. Marie is a trained hair dresser & decides to open her own salon. She asks her husband to help furnish the salon with a practical rubbish bin. Holger designs his Vipp bin  & she is delighted with the result.

Originally, the Vipp bin was intended for Marie only. The original bin gets its visual expression through several functional criteria: big foot that makes it stable, a dome-shaped steel lid that makes it easy to clean, ears on each side to make it easy to move around plus a rubber ring on the base to protect the floor.

“Good design never goes out of fashion”, was Holger’s motto. Time has proven him right; the Vipp bin has only been marginally improved since it saw the light in 1939. Functionality remains the starting point for the production of Holger’s metal factory. Vipp is today, a third generation family business with a committed team of employees & a growing range of products.

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Take care / Marie

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Comfortable

So today I felt for a post with some armchairs in different styles & shapes. That’s after a rather uncomfortable evening in a restaurant with great interior, great food & great people. It was  decorated with small, small table, stools & armchairs with a mix of old & new – very nice & inviting environment albeit slightly dark. The thing is that it looked really nice which is a big part of an experience but once you’ve been sitting for a while, you feel it in your whole body.

The armchairs are too high for the low coffee tables or opposite & the tables are too small for more than two & you have to bend or lean to reach for things. It became way too uncomfortable after a while. It’s great with inspiring places & it’s nice when it looks stylish, cool or different. It’s just that  I’m always impressed when it’s combined with functionality – when someone have taken the time to think through everything.

arkpad.com.brPastel classics / arkpad.com.br

elv-s-blogspotStylish black & steel / elv-s-blogspot

79ideas.orgPleasant colour combinations / 79ideas.org

decor8blog.comAn oldie with new accessories / decor8blog.com

husidokkar.tumblr.comFluffy with slim legs / husidokkar.tumblr.com

frenchconnection Safari style / frenchconnection

livethemmaGrandma’s armchair / livethemma.se

feelinspired Elegant & classic / feelinspired

skandinaviandeko.comSwedish cabin style / skandinaviandeko.com

vintageluxe.tumblr.comDark blue & dark brown wood / vintageluxe.tumblr.com

mocolocoContemporary with caramel colours / mocoloco

cazuiyo.tumblr.comAn armchair for two / cazuiyo.tumblr.com

inside-homes.tumblr.com An a pink pair / inside-homes.tumblr.com

bloglovin.comVintage in leather / bloglovin.com

pinterest.com:rozenbroodStyling in green / pinterest.com:rozenbrood

Take care / Marie

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Benches

Benches in various forms are invaluable. They fill up in a nice way, are functional & simple to use. I’m pretty fond of the bench as a furniture – both as a seating place as well as to store things on – very practical.  We have had benches in different rooms from time to time. Perfect in the hallway, kitchen, bedroom, basement … or outdoor. Nowadays, I use more upholstered stools in smaller sizes. Right now we have two in front of the couch, both for tired legs but also to use as extra space for the tea-tray or anything else that’s needed. A bench that has been around for quite a few years now, has had to move from the hall into the living room & have now ended up in the dining room. That’s what happens when you move a lot. What once functioned in a room work better in another – hopefully, that is.

I’m a bit nostalgic, I can’t throw away things, especially furniture that our children have grown up with & which they see as part of their childhood. With everything new, you get a home that looks like an exhibition. We ended up in that situation when we had our furniture in containers. We lived in a ready furnished place, for a longer period while we were looking for a house. Things around you becomes part of you without real economic value. It’s stuff that has sentimental value, things that can not be measured in money. As for example an old bench 🙂

daisypinkcupcake

Feminine with flowers / daisyincupcake

evalindh

Strict & masculine – maybe / evalindh

paper-planehome.blogspot

Personal expression / paper-planehome.blogspot

stylefiles

In the shade / stylefiles

Pinterest.com

Treated & untreated furniture / Pinterest.com

hus&hem

Appealing style / hus&hem

hus&hem

Fabric covered bench / hus&hem

remodelista

Austerely & stylish / remodelista

79ideas

Different seating surfaces / 79ideas

annatruelsen

French style / annatruelsen

79ideas

Nice mix / 79ideas

happymundane

Only natural materials / happymundane

dwell.com

A nice little bench with rounded corners / dwell.com

thehousemag.com

A simple wooden bench for the most necessary / thehousemag.com

lauraredford

Low white bench to use for fancy things / lauraredford via Pinterest

Take care / Marie

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