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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…


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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 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 🙂


Feminine with flowers / daisyincupcake


Strict & masculine – maybe / evalindh


Personal expression / paper-planehome.blogspot


In the shade / stylefiles


Treated & untreated furniture / Pinterest.com


Appealing style / hus&hem


Fabric covered bench / hus&hem


Austerely & stylish / remodelista


Different seating surfaces / 79ideas


French style / annatruelsen


Nice mix / 79ideas


Only natural materials / happymundane


A nice little bench with rounded corners / dwell.com


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


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

Take care / Marie

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