Mondays lookbook: Chevron floors

Chevron and hemmingbone floors are being featured allot in top home decor and interior magazines and it’s not hard to see why.
I can’t say that I have always liked the flooring pattern. It used to give me a really out-of-date feeling, mostly because I remember my grandmothers house having these floors. But, after seeing the chevron and hemmingbone floors appear so often in glossy magazines they have been growing on me. They give a room such character and understated boldness.

Chevron has been a hot trend in the fashion industry and is only natural for it to find it’s way into housing design. Hemmingbone floors share a similar pattern but they are distinct patterns.

Here are some photographs to get you inspired this monday!
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It’s getting cold outside.
This week, I thought I would share something which聽my husband and his company have used on their developments over the years. They were one of the first to use fire pits in their new homes, which made a great addition to the garden area. Now, they even use it on the balcony – overlooking stunning views!

Fire pits allow you to get an extended use of your outdoor space during the chilly winter months.

Here is some inspiration from the guys at Initio Eiendom.

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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 馃檪

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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,聽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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Growing up, I had a mom and dad who enjoyed their weekend nursery trips, getting beautiful plants and flowers to fill our garden. I sadly, am pretty hopeless with gardening. Our new home will luckily be of a more manageable size, and easy to maintain.

I do sway for the more modern looking garden designs. The clean simplicity of the wood with the manicured greenery along with the natural stones – is just so elegantly beautiful.

Here is this weeks inspiration! I do think you can adapt these designs to fit different size gardens and even a rooftop garden.I definitely reccomend聽finding a good landscape architect in your area.






Top picks

Here are this weeks top picks. If you are planning on going to viewings this week, be sure to check these out!

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T氓sen Hageby, Oslo
Price: 9 500 000,- NOK
(USD 1 224 060)
Size: 6 bed 路 聽2 bath 路 174 m虏
路 There is allot to like about this unit. Large apartment size over 2 floors and a big garden. Included is a rental flat with a market rental of 9000,-



Bislett, Oslo
Price: 4 600 000,- NOK
(USD 592 790)
Size: 2聽bed 路 聽1 bath 路 70 m虏
路聽The is a newly refurbished unit, with very low common costs. Very popular location in Oslo.


Alexander Kjellands Plass, Oslo71_112698199
Price: 1 890 000,- NOK
(USD 243 550)
Size: 1 bed 路 聽1 bath 路 37 m虏
– This starter unit is good for students, with low common costs in a relatively popular area.


Area scout

Last night, I went to a viewing of new house in Nordstrand Oslo. The location is great, with beautiful views. The brokers were very helpful, giving me all the聽practical information about the area and what the area offered for my kids who would be going to the schools in the area.

We have however chosen another part of Oslo. But, I thought the house itself was just gorgeous, with a very good floor plan and finishes. Top class!

Click here for the link view more information about the house.

Top picks

Here are some of my top picks of listings in different areas and in price categories.
If you are planning on going to viewings this week, these might be of interest.

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Bj酶lsen, Oslo

Price: 8 200 000 NOK
(USD 1 090 000)
Size: 2 bed 路 聽2 bath 路聽138聽m虏
路 Single-family unit, beautifully renovated smack聽in the middle of the city, have to see this one!



Gr眉nerl酶kka, Oslo
Price: 3 500 000, NOK
(USD 465 000)
2 beds 路聽1 bath 路 聽62聽m虏
路 Good sized apartment a very trendy part of the city.



Vika, Oslo
Price: 2 700 000 NOK
(USD 359 000)
1 bed 路 1 bath 路 43 m虏
路 Studio apartment with a simple & clean style