Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree!

December 24, 2013

This year's Christmas tree - a stately fir, decorated with different Christmas balls in copper, white, green and brown and a super cute tree topper, which I am particularly proud of.

In this way I want to wish you a wonderful Christmas, happy holidays and that all your wishes come true!  

paper stars, white paper balls & tree topper | House Doctor
copper paper balls & wooden stars (in window) | Ferm Living
sequins balls | H&M Home

exquisite apartment styling

December 19, 2013

Another super exquisite apartment styling by Fantastic Frank. Monochrome, little color and so many wonderful details. The orange Eames chairs and the beetle print (yes, I love insects) from Liljebergs above the bed are my personal highlights.

source | Fantastic Frank

wrapping ideas with kraft paper and self-made embellishments

December 18, 2013

Only a few more days until Christmas - high time to wrap the gifts!
This year I prefer kraft paper and different self-made embellishments for wrapping. Get inspired!

1 | For the first one I've used gold and white baker's twine and these printable gift tags.

2 | The rosemary wreath was made according to this instruction. There you'll find also a printable template for the tags.

3 | For the version with the golden ivy leaves you'll need two ivy leaves, golden spray paint and yarn (I've used this one). Paint the ivy leaves with the spray paint and fix it with the yarn on your wrapped gift.

4 | This is the most simple version. Just fix a boxwood branch with a strip of golden washi tape on your present. Simple but pretty!

5 | Fold a sheet of golden paper (ca. 30 x 10 cm) step-like and bring it in a circular form. Fix it with some glue or staples and yarn.

Merry wrapping!

apartment with a magical touch

December 12, 2013

This apartment is the home of swedish photographer and stylist Therese Winberg and she took those pictures for a swedish interior magazine. The apartment has a very special touch, very individual and also a little bit magical. My favorite room is the kitchen with the mint green Smeg and the fantastic floor!

red wine cake with a DIY garland cake topper

December 11, 2013

My all-time favorite, especially at Christmas time, is red wine cake. Red wine, almonds and cinnamon are the perfect ingredients for a Christmas cake. And, as the crowning, a self-made garland cake topper with shining copper stars.

red wine cake

- 100 g dark chocolate
- 250 g butter (soft)
- 150 g granulated sugar
- 1 sachet vanilla sugar
- 4 eggs (medium size)
- 250 g all-purpose flour
- 3 tsp. backing powder
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 125 ml red wine (dry)
- 100 g ground almonds
for the frosting:
- 150 g powdered sugar
- 3 tbsp. water

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grate the dark chocolate and grease a cake pan. 
For the batter beat the butter with the granulated sugar until fluffy. Then add the eggs and mix in. Mix up the flour with the backing powder, the cinnamon and the cacao powder and mix in briefly. Finally mix in the grated chocolate, the ground almonds and the red wine.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 60 minutes. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn it out.
For the frosting stir the powdered sugar with water until smooth and glaze the cooled off cake with it. 

recipe found here (German)

garland cake topper

For the garland cake topper you will need two wooden skewers, copper mirror cardboard, a star punch, yarn and glue.
Punch out 8 stars and glue them pairwise together with the yarn between. Fix the ends of the yarn on the wooden skewers and stick them into the cake. Finished!

cake plate | Depot
paper balls | House Doctor
candle holder | Tom Dixon
yarn | Garn & mehr
all other craft materials | craft store

Christmas moods | III

December 7, 2013

candle holders | H. Skjalm P.
string lights | House Doctor 
vase | Ikea
bells | Lederleitner

Christmas moods | II

December 5, 2013

paper stars | House Doctor
vases | feinedinge*
paper ornaments | House Doctor
candle holders | Iittala
Advent calendar | Ferm Living

Christmas moods | I

December 3, 2013

Christmas has arrived, also in my apartment.

tree candle holders | Kähler
paper balls | House Doctor
copper candle holder I | Hay 
copper candle holder II | Tom Dixon
black candle holder | Normann Copenhagen

my only wish this year...

November 26, 2013 the fulfillment of this wish list! ;) 
There are only four more weeks until Christmas and there is a plethora of desirable objects. Oh joy!

1. Dots for my bedroom wall | Muuto
2. Copper diamonds for my Christmas tree | Louise Roe
3. Scissors with a touch of glam | Hay
4. Still in love with copper | Menu
5. For cozy winter evenings | Artilleriet
6. Just the right colors for my living room | BoConcept
7. Never seen a more stylish laptop case | Love Warriors of Sweden
8. The classy way of listening to music | Frends

snow-white with a splash of color

November 21, 2013

At this time of year I really start to yearn for snow...
So these pictures are just right, showing snow-white interior and - as icing on the cake - a splash of color! A perfect way of using color.

sources:   1 | Bjurfors   2 | Fantastic Frank   3 | Stadshem   4 + 5 | Pinterest   6 + 7 + 8 | Alvhem

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