"" JAMIE SAYS DREAM: New (second hand) sofa

1 maj 2012

New (second hand) sofa

I picked up a sofa today - new to me but second hand, very cheap at Blocket (like Craigslist but Swedish). Finally I can get rid of my red couch! It's not very comfortable and I don't want red anymore.

I will try very hard to get my combined living-/bedroom together now, so I'm counting on you to hold me to my promise! I have procrastinated enough!

Here are my moodboards for this spring/summer look in my room  -  first the sofa area: 







Top row:
"Cactus Love": Styling Gozde Ekner, photo: Emre Dorter - Repurposed lighting by Conant Metal & Light -  DIY hanging planter via Shelterness

Middle row:
Zigzag Mashup Rug from Urban Outfitters - Flax hued Italian linen table runner,  hand block printed by Rachel Craven, via Poppytalk - Tablerunner with indigo/neon pink print by Wendy Polish, via Poppytalk.

Bottom row:
God's Eye by Amber Abramson/Busy-Being, via Poppytalk - Lampshade table DIY from Real Living October 2011 issue, photography: chris warnes, styling natalie walton, via Daily Imprint -  Ektorp sofa from Ikea

The core is blue and white, with a little black and a splash of bright pink. The sofa is an Ektorp from Ikea, it's beige but I will buy a crisp white sofa cover very soon.  It's not the prettiest sofa in the world, but it's very very comfortable. And it will be white, so it mixes with all colours. 

Lots of blue in my bed area collage, but it's easy to change with different textiles.
Im inspired by the Japanes Boro, and maybe I will do my own patchwork with indigo fabric. Maybe I could even do a simple version of the denim slippers? Who knows what I can do, if I just get started :-)
Stine Trampe Broch's home in Copenhagen, featured in Danish Femina -
Japanes Boro via Orime - Emmie Land, my new duvet cover and
 pillowcase from Ikea - Japanes "slippers", Chris Court Photography.
I really want to get my creative corner toghether (finally!) so I can do at least a little of all the creative things I want to do. But I still haven't painted the table for this corner...  
Fjeldborg's work space - Hello Dala Postcard  from Seventy Tree - Photo by Derek Ridgers/PYMCA in a thrifted photo magazine - "The Strange Planet" silver/pink horse from The Good Machinery - Small Gold Paper Bowl by Up in the air somewhere - Photo of brushes by The Shabby Creek Cottage


Well, I hope I will be able to really get some organizing, cleaning and decorating done, instead of just planning. Maybe with a little support from my readers? I mean cheer-me-on-support... :-) I will give you an update later on this week. 

How would you like to live in the cloud in my Daily dose of quirkiness? :-) Le Nuage ("the cloud") is located on a lake just outside of Bordeaux in Southwestern France, and it is the work of art group Zebra3/Buy-Sellf. Read more and see more photos at Babble





6 kommentarer:

LissenTo sa...

Vad bra att ha en plan för hur det ska bli och det ser ut att bli väldigt fint. Rummet blir harmoniskt och funktionellt.

Här har solen skinit från morgon till kväll, så nu kan man verkligen säga att det är vår.

Kram Lissen

Heather B. sa...

I love the mood boards and I can't wait to see your finished rooms!!! A used Ektorp is a great find. Have you seen Bemz.com? They have great slipcovers. The color combo is lovely. Go Maria!!!

The cloud is fantastic, I want a cloud playhouse of my own!

Hanna sa...

Jaså, du har också en ny soffa, vad kul! Lustigt att du slängde ut en röd soffa, det gjorde ju jag också. Gillar bilderna. Lamporna i mood boarden är underbara, hoppas du får ihop det där hemma, jag vet hur det är när utrymmet är begränsat.

Jag har varit tjock i halsen och oerhört trött i några dagar, börjar sakta men säkert känna mig bättre. Tror det är pollen som ställer till det. Är fortfarande inte klar efter ommöbleringen, saker ska rensas och flyttas till förrådet. Hoppas på kraft nu resten av veckan.

Kram Hanna

noreen sa...

okay maria, turn off the computer and go! can't wait to hear how nice it looks.

also, thanks for the art information. i agree with you, and it made me smile, too. joy to you!

Tania sa...

So much loveliness in one post! I love the lampshade table and now I want a cloud shaped writing studio to call my own. I have a studio like space built on my parent's property. I put my wardrobe as a divider between the bed and living area. I also have a creative corner too! Although I pay bills and other tasks there too, I store all of that away in a fike box in a closet when not in use to keep the space more inspiring.

Patricia Villamil sa...

Well maria i think the timing is perfect for you to get some redecorating done. Just take little by little corner by corner and before you know it you will have transformed your home. Creative corners are very important and soothing. Get going with that too! Show us what you have achieved. Inspiration takes work but once you start it will come to you easier than before.