On a winter weekend morning it’s perfect to take the time and cook up a nice breakfast. We are going for pancakes this morning !
This kitchen and living room share the same area, however buy constructing the kitchen in an L-shape a low division is created which makes it seem like two separate areas. When there is a lack of kitchen area, this is a great solution and it allows the dining table to be near the kitchen, which I personally find so important.
via Alexander White
A small office space doesn’t take up a lot of time in your home and it just make all the difference to have a dedicated spot to sit down and get some work done. I have listed up 10 stylish examples of workspaces created by just a small table and a chair.
Swedish musician Måns Zelmerlöw’s home was feautured on Residence magazine and I just love every little corner of it. The dark tones, combined with high end materials and designer furniture mixed with beautiful artwork create a great home with character and style.
Styling by Hanna Wessman, photography by Andy Liffner For Residence Magazine
Last week I told you all about my collaboration with Bosch Smart Home to make our home safer and to add a sense of security while we are not at home. Another great feature though of these integrated smart devices is that they can help you make your home more comfortable.
We installed the Twinguard Smoke Detector in our bedroom. Other then the expected functionality of warning for a potential fire, it also measures the air quality and temperature of a space. On the Twinguard app, we can check the air purity, humidity and temperature which I find important in the bedroom especially.
Since we live in an old building, there is no central thermostat that allows us to keep the entire apartment on a constant temperature. We’ve installed the Heating starter kit on our heaters directly and now I can set a constant temperature on every heater so that I don’t have to keep turning the knobs all the time to adjust. I can easily control the heat in every room individually from the Smart Home App and program the temperature to go down while we are travelling or during the night. In the bathroom, where we frequently have the window open to reduce humidity, we installed both a thermostat and a Door/Window Contact and programmed it so that every time the window is open, the heater will be turned off automatically to save energy. You can also use the contact on the front door for example, to warn for a potential burglary.
We have been trying out the Bosch Smart Home system for a few weeks in our home now and love the multifunctional purposes for the different devices. In our bedroom for example, we have the thermostat to manage the temperature, the Twinguard smoke detector to warn us in case of danger and to manage the air quality and we have smart plugs that control the different light sources. All of them can be managed from within the Bosch Smart Home app, but I also have the Flex Universal Switch next to my bed, which I programmed and personalised into the ‘go to sleep’ mode as I like to call it. When I press the battery powered switch, all lights connected to the smart plugs will switch off, and the temperature will go down to one that’s comfortable while sleeping. No need to get out of bed anymore. We installed a Universal switch at our front door as well, which we programmed to turn off all lights, turn on the Camera and lower the temperature to save energy.
If you would like to know more about the Bosch Smart Home products and everything you can do to make your home safe, comfortable and smart, you can visit the Bosch Smart Home page.
To prepare for the coming year, I’m giving you and your friend a chance to win a ‘Make it Count’ Calendar 2018 this week over on my Instagram. All you have to do is comment on this Instagram picture and tag a friend you would like to win a Calendar with you. Winners will be announced on Sunday. Good Luck !
I’m very much amazed by the work of Skalso Architects in this beautiful Swedish home. One area is of the house has been covered in wood for a light cabin-like look and feel, while the other side has been painted in a very dark grey. The contrast between both areas of the space look amazing. The painted hallway and bedroom are very nice as well, amazing what paint can do to a home.
I finally started to add some small Christmas details to our home. I’m not such a big fan of over the top decor, but love some hints of Christmas. The Snowy Tree print is so perfect for this season and by adding a wreath to our living room this creates an instant winter setting.
The floor, walls, ceilings, curtains and almost all of the furniture in this home are white. This could easily look very clinical, but by adding some vintage pieces like the cupboard in the living room, the chair in the bedroom and the kitchen table, all this white is dimmed and the flat gets an inviting atmosphere.
Photographed by Janne Olander for Stadshem