Interior Design

Staying Focused with Your Home Design

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Editing is one of the hardest things to master when you’re decorating your home. It’s actually a lot like shopping for clothes in a way. You see something that looks good on a friend or a mannequin, and you want it for yourself without thinking about how it fits into your life. I thought that most of our decor purchases were resolved, but we’ve needed to buy quite a few things for the new flat. Alongside new purchases, some items are being slowly phased out or repurposed.

I arranged the new living room like I mapped out in my head before we moved in and it was a #fail. We immediately reshuffled and landed on a better solution, but it still wasn’t sitting well with me. I hate it when something nags you and you can’t pinpoint why! I decided to let it sit for a few days and, in that time, I came across this lovely flat on My Scandinavian Home. It is SO MY STYLE. I love it. Some of the items are even similar to my own flat, which made me wonder why I liked it so much more.

Well, they have a lot of awesome pieces that I don’t have (and covet) like those Ercol chairs, for a start. But aside from that, I liked that it was very minimalist and clean. The sofa, for example, doesn’t have any cushions on it. I started to clear away some of our accessories, and suddenly the room looked so much more sophisticated! It reminds me of a Coco Chanel quote:

β€œBefore leaving the house, a lady should stop, look in the mirror, and remove one piece of jewelry.”

I must remember not to over-clutter our new space (or to artfully clutter it?), and that inspiration all came from this lovely Swedish flat. This flat is now the equivalent to my decorating spirit animal.

Do you have a flat that you look at a lot for inspiration?

Photos originally posted here

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    September 18, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    I love this flat you blogged about Ferren, it’s so clean and sophisticated and cosy – really gorgeous. I like how the artwork on the walls and the balance of colours are just the nice touch of personalisation but don’t overpower the room. I’m not surprised you have a crush on it! Best, Jesse.

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