Mondays lookbook

Hotels around the world are some of the best places to be inspired by beautiful design trends. The Mandarin is no exception.
Looking over photographs from a few of their hotels around the world, makes we want to be able to travel more and experience more of the beautiful rooms. They work with some of the industry’s best people to put together luxury rooms for the guests.

My ideal home would be purely hotel inspired. Especially the bathrooms, all the details and layout. Here are some photographs of some of the Mandarin hotel bathrooms from different places. Enjoy!

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Mondays lookbook

I am busy putting together ideas for our new entrance. Trying to put together something that is practical as well as making sure it looks beautiful. No clutter. Having fun going through ideas and figuring out what works for our space. The entrance in the new place is slightly bigger than what we have now, and much more practical for winter months with the shoes and jackets. Our space does have a mirror cupboard with good storage. I think what’s clear is that I want a large statement mirror in the hallway!

Here are some ideas that I have put together for this weeks lookbook!

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I think black accent walls are super trendy and can be used in different rooms to help frame the room. I am looking into getting one of the walls in the new place done in black, and using a large mirror I have been drooling over, and frames to bring it to life. If not plain black, I have found a beautiful wall paper with black and white stripes that work really well with gold or chrome mirrors and frames.

Here is todays lookbook, enjoy! Click on the photos to go the links.

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House for sale!

I am so pleased to put this house out on sale, the ad went live a couple of hours ago and I am looking forward to the first viewing this sunday. The house was actually built by the sellers dad. It is a perfect house for a family that works in Oslo, with easy commute to the city. Within walking distance to popular skiing areas and beautiful forrests!

Stay tuned 🙂

Link to the ad: http://www.finn.no/finn/realestate/homes/object?finnkode=63030114

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Recently I have been going to different stores having a look at bar stools. We have some in our kitchen, white easy to clean bar stools. However, the quality on them wasn’t that good and the paint has started fading. So, I will try get them sold and get new one’s for the next house.

Here are some of the types I have been looking at. Bar stools can really frame a kitchen, and give a unique look to the room. It is fun shopping around for new one’s and trying to see which one’s will best for our new kitchen. Of course, keeping within a budget but making sure I get good quality chairs this time around!

Enjoy!

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Front doors are like big statement pieces and lift up the look of any home. Looking at properties while we were in the US recently, I always looked at the magnificent detailing of the front doors – it was the first thing i noticed and told a story of what the rest of the house was like.

Growing up in South Africa, with exceptional interior architects, I got to see stunning homes with magnificent finishes. Earlier this year, we were in Cape Town and again on viewings I got to see big bold beautiful doors, leading you into designer homes. We even got to see an apartment where the owner got the rights to change out their door, it gave the apartment big selling appeal compared with other units in the building on sale.

Sharing some of my door-fascination with you, in this mondays lookbook …

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