I am looking at wall colors for the new house. Our apartment today is extremely Scandinavian with all walls white, white oiled wooden floors and white furniture. In the new house we decided to not have any white walls, all rooms will be painted in different dust shades and we will also redo the floors but haven’t decided what type of floors yet, I think they will be bleached gray or dark oak wooden floors.
Our little bathroom was in great need of a “face lift” so we decided to have it done before the end of January. Our main focus was good practical storage and space for a washing machine, having newborn babies I did not want to be running to the washing room in the basement all the time.
I forgot to take before pictures so you can see the transformation but it was old and just not practical at all. What we have done is to buy new interior as lights, mirror, cabinets, shower/bath pipes, stone top and sink. I am really happy with the outcome and new storage spaces we got in this small bathroom.
We picked dark wood interior and white stone top, the top is extra wide for a bathroom so we could fit the washing machine under and also to have as a changing table on top. The sink and the top is all in stone and specially made after our measurements, we wanted all in one piece blending together. We picked a sink that is big enough so we can give our little boys a bath in it the first months.
Us taking a selfie in the middle of the renovation.
I am in nesting mood and finishing our home on step at the time before the twins arrival. We always wanted a big cosy couch to crawl up in and I know maybe white is not the most practical choose when expecting twin boys but IKEA sells covers for the couch and it is washable so we took a chance on having a white couch ;)
Trying to be ready for our boy’s arrival at this point they can choose to come any day.. I hope they stay in to next year. It is hard to be “ready” for twins, we have no clue what to expect more than very little sleep 😅
Today we put up the bed, babynest and washed the bedding. Most things we have is from Petit, the simple reason is that we think it is all beautiful and we know the good quality of the products. With these babies we are trying to have them mostly around pure produced products, so far all clothing, the bedding and babynest is made from organic cotton. Not only do I love the feeling and look of pure materials, one reason for organic is also that our babies are very likely to be born premature with a low immune system and to have them around organic products minimizes the risks of skin irritations and allergies. There is so much coloring, glue and chemicals in none organic products and the skin is the body’s biggest organ that absorbs very much into our system.
About a year ago I fell in love with the brand Lyngby and their beautiful porslin. I bought myself a nice vase from them that I use a lot and never get tired of, then just the other day I walked into Systrana Grene and found a similar vase for almost nothing. I am a quality fanatic and love nice long lasting design but the fact is also that I cant afford to buy everything from fancy brands, so in our home I try to mix in both, budget and luxury. I know the designer products will last us longer and have a timeless value as well as it is fun to buy cheap design to change the mood and surroundings with.
The short vase in purple glas is from Systrana Grene costs 918kr and the large vase in gray glas is from Lyngby and costs 13.900kr.
When I feel like a change is needed at home I usually start with buying new flowers. For me flowers brings more of a “cosy” feeling to the home and like our home both walls and floors are white and it needs more cosynes to the decoration to make it feel like a home. Most my of flowers I buy at IKEA or a flower wholesale here in Iceland.
Now when Þóra Lóa soon will have two more to share our home and our attention with I wanted to make her room extra special for her. As a child I loved spending time in my room to play, paint etc. I also want Þóra to have her room to go to when she had enough of baby cries and just want quiet and space.
Because her room is very small we needed to be extra smart about storage and furniture to fit everything she wants in her little room. She really loves to paint and she has been using our office as her craft room, but we are now taking the office away for a nursery so she is losing her craft room, that is why we decided to buy her a little desk with storage in it. We also got the toy storage boxes and sorter, all from IKEA, and they fitted perfect next to the desk. Þóra was super happy with her desk and have been playing in her room almost all day <3
Our little girl is not so little anymore and she has now grown out of her baby bed into a “big girls bed”, last time I shared images from Þóra Lóa´s room it looked like this. Now we have made some small changes and new items has also arrived her little room :)