The nursery

I haven´t been showing much from my house lately and the reason is that we haven´t done much!
It´s not easy to get things done while you are pregnant and especially after the baby is born!
The last thing I did, was the nursery. Even though I am not a color gal, I decided to give my daughter some in her room. And since I am not into too much pink either, I decided to save that for later. I am sure she will have her princess period in a few years, as every other little girl I know :-).

Bought the old, repainted locker not to long ago. A perfect size for her qute little dresses and shoes.

The box on top of the old closet is from the series "Forest Girl" from Silly U, and the  rabbit lamp a gift from my good helper, Marcela.

Image of box found on Silly U.
Nursery photographed by Trine Thorsen

Flower fun!

Last year I did a D.I.Y, tips and tricks on how to get a wonderful summergarden together with my friend and stylist, Krista. One of the ideas was this great flower decoration that can be hung from a tree, a ceiling or wherever you find it suiting. I think the images speaks for itself, so I won´t be doing the step by step in writing :-).

You´ll need:
Flowers (we used carnations)
An old lampshade without the fabric
Needle and thread
Ribbons of colors and choice.

Photography: Trine Thorsen
Styling: Krista Elvheim


Move out!

When summer is here and the Norwegian days are sunny, and the nights long and bright, I spend as much time as possible out in the open. Furnitures that has its place inside during the dark Norwegian winter months, gets a new place under the trees and in the sun during the summer.
Use your imagnation and creativity, and create and indoor feeling outside. Why not bring a desk and chair and read, write, blog or paint (whatever you prefer!) amongst trees and birds, OR if you live in the city, in the back yard or on the balcony. If you have one that is...

Photography: Trine Thorsen
Model: Frida H.A/ Pholk

Marcela´s house

Yesterday, I went to my great friend, helper, collegue and assistant, Marcela, to shoot her wonderful home for Kamille magazine.
It was a busy day for both of us with styling and photographying in between feeding and changing diapers (I had to bring my daughter...). We were quite happy with the result and so were Kamille.

Marcela is from Argentina, but married a Norwegian and ended up in Norway. She lives in a nice house right outside Oslo, with husband and two, soon to be three kids. When she is not helping me, she is busy blogging on penelopehome. She is also one of the founders of Bla-d, the South American network for interior bloggers. As you can see she has already become "one of us" and adopted the Scandinavian look.
Here´s a sneak preview of what we did, the rest I have to show you when the magazine is out.

Photography: Trine Thorsen
Styling: Marcela Recondo



One of the last jobs I did before I started on my maternity leave, was a shoot for Kamille magazine on creative women. One of the women was director, editor, producer, journalist, writer and food blogger, Monica Csango. On her blog, Csangolicious you will find tons of unpretensious, good food and how to make it. The apple cake that she made when we were there (yes, we get to taste what we shoot), was one of the best I have ever tasted. Super moist and super tasty!
The recipe you can find on Osloby.no where she is also a guest blogger.
Unfortunately her blog is in Norwegian only, but I guess there are a few programs on the internet which can help you translate :-).

Photography: Trine Thorsen
Recipes: Monica Csango/Csangolicious


Flowers in bloom

The apple orchard outside my house is in bloom and it is absolutely breathtaking to look at.  Don´t you agree?
Even my run-down picked fence looks wonderful surrounded by the trees in bloom.
In a few days, the lilacs will be blooming, and the garden will be at its best at the yard sale this weekend. Fingers crossed for sunny weather!

Photography: Trine Thorsen


Yard sale!

On this coming weekend I will be having another yard sale. Still have a bunch of things to get rid of :-).

 If you are in Norway and in the area, I hope you have a chance to stop by, and if you are a collector of Norwegian antiques, I might have something for you...
Check it out on Facebook here.

PS! My house is only five minutes by car from beautiful Villa Malla. A great place to eat lunch! 
As we know lunch and shopping goes hand in hand ;-).

Hope to see you there!
Image found on Google. Photographer unknown :-(


Kids classics

On Saturday we celebrated our daughter´s given name, Tille, and had a lovely party which included family and friends. On her (or I guess mom´s!) wishlist was a bunch of Scandinavian classics such as:

1. Kay Bojesen´s Monkey. A qute little friend that will be around forever!

2. The Tripp Trapp High Chair, designed in 1972 by Norwegian Designer, Petter Opsvik, now produced by Stokke. A great and practical chair she can have for years.

3. Childrens cutlery Vivianna in stainless steel from Georg Jensen, designed by Vivianna Torunn Bülow-Hübe in 1996.

All these and a bunch of other great gifts became hers on her lovely day.
What a lucky little girl!


The great Kristen Visdal

You may have seen her house before, but not in a while and not like this. New colors, new combinations and new furnitures. You can see Kirsten Visdal´s "new home" in Elle Decoration´s (the Norwegian one!) June edition which is out now.

Photography: Trine Thorsen
Styling: Kirsten Visdal/kvistbloggen.blogspot.no


Back again!

Ten months has gone by since my last post, and time has sure flown by! I decided to enjoy my time as a new mom, and dedicated all my time that. Unread magazines piled up, no new blogposts were written, only a few new furnitures was made, and hardly anything new was done on the house 
(incredible how much time these little ones take...). Now, my daughter is nine months, and I feel that it is time to do a little bit of "my stuff".  Now it is back to work, reading magazines and searching for new inspiration :-).

Spring is here and a couple of weeks ago I "unpacked" all my gardening gear, pots and outdoor furnitures, and went to the nursery to buy some plants. Here´s the result!

Photography: Trine Thorsen