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My love for low long shelves along the wall is always there – here in combination with a personal eclectic style.



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Daily inspiration, all in one

It’s nice with a room where you can see & be close to everything – all in one, so to speak. This room is especially nice with white interior & plenty of natural light. With a lot of books, too, which adds to the glory.


Take care / Marie

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Daily inspiration, stairs

A bold colour, for someone like me who always easily get tired & would like to change. I never feel that way with base colours because it is easy to change the colour of the accessories instead. But I do like this – it’s refreshing with the blue choice – stairways to heaven 🙂

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Take care / Marie

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Stylish solitaires

Here & there you see ladders standing, either casually or deliberately, in different environments … often without one notes them immediately. When you are scrolling through magazines, catalogues or other, you can many times find things that recurs, in one way or another. Either it’s a trendy thing or just props which works in the environment. Blogs work that way many times. Stylish appealing images shown on a popular blog, explodes soon within the blogosphere. You get to see those pictures almost everywhere. To that extent, that they almost become worn out. There is nothing wrong in it  of course, that’s how it works when we have great interest in something whether it’s in interior design, fashion, food, photography … or whatever it may be. (you notice how limited my interests are, right?)

Anyway, to get to the point, all of a sudden I found myself seeing  ladders everywhere. Used as a furniture to store things on – hang clothes, jewelry, textiles … or to use in the bathroom or just lean against the wall in the living room … or just as a solitaire or statement somewhere…even if it’s just to climb on. It makes a difference in the room, no matter what. Don’t you think so?


Within reach / designinspiration


Storage place / stylizimo


Great statement / desiretoinspire


styling / dezeen.com


Stylish fill to the room / elleinterior


A nice helper / hus&hem


Functional / jordicanosa


Nice to use as hanging device / meandalice.blogspot


Storage space / likainenparketti


Still-life with ladders / mechantdesign


White & grey / thingsilike


Splashes of white paint – right up to the steps / desdemyventana


A nice looking combination – wood & white / fromscandinaviawithlove


A simple solution with step support & bed support / pinterest.com


Pale earthy tones & a ladder ready for any possible need / micasa

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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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