Wednesday, June 30, 2010

no cuts made


so so, this was my sunday. i wanted to cut the kitchen tiles. first lay them out on the kitchen floor, plan, draw and then cut.
i thought i could start in the afternoon. then there was my sweet husband, that wanted a haircut.
an our later the little boy was up from his nap and needed to eat. hmmmmmm. it took forever until i finally got started. the "boys" were playing soccer outside and i was planning, calculating and laying all the tiles out on the floor. it didn`t even take that much time, maybe three hours.

then it was time to make some dinner for my hungry family and late at night i started to cut the tiles with this horrible manual cutter i had borrowed from work. to be honest: i made one "cut" and gave up.
didn`t work at all. it just scratched the tiles.
now my plan is to borrow the electric cutter from work on friday:)

with new hope! haha!
have a beautiful day!
^nicole

Sunday, June 27, 2010

what i like

weeeekeend:)
i`ve borrowed a tile cutter from work, so now i HAVE to cut the tiles for over the kitchen counter. we`ll see how that goes... i`ll show you pictures afterwards:)

here some pictures of italian kitchen and bathroom design Boffi. this is what i get inspired by. enjoy!




Tuesday, June 22, 2010

another part of the kitchen puzzle


so now that thing is in place;) nice to have a modern stove...and easier to clean! even if it doen`t blend into the white as the old one, it will all come together in the end. you`ll see.
many different thoughts are on my mind right now...we`ll see what happens in the future :)
any thoughts from you?

have a sunny day!
^nicole

Sunday, June 20, 2010

stainless steel stove


i have a new stove!!! finally we used our giftcoupons that we got for our wedding  almost a year ago :D should be delievered on monday, i`ll show you pictures as soon as i have.
other than that i saw just enough of the wedding of viktoria of sweden and daniel, the"yes" and ring exchange...some people were watching that wedding the WHOLE day...

in 2001 i was on a ferry to norway, my very first time. on the trip many people were watching the wedding of  håkon of norway and mette-marit, that was exactly on my FIRST day ever in norway... seems so long ago...

congratulations viktoria and daniel!

have a beautiful day!
^nicole

Friday, June 18, 2010

beautiful june


hei hei
still enjoying the weather*smile
yesterday my boss told me that i am supposed to decorate my section at work. my job will be to go shopping and decorate...he didn`t have to ask me twice;)

so that i will do next week...looking forward!
we have been to summerparties at my daughters school and my sons kindergarden.
both were actually really nice with sunshine, barbeque and singing...we even had to dance!

i found a house that i want to look at, it`s in the area that we want to live in. they show it on monday, but i am actually at work than. we`ll see.
have a beautiful day!
^nicole




Tuesday, June 15, 2010

dining table


after many days with just rain it`s beautiful and sunny out. i love it. in summer i`m mostly happy...why did i have to move to norway? should have fallen in love with somebody from california... but apart from the weather i like norway. we have a good life here*smile
not much renovation going on right now;)
have a beautiful day
^nicole

Friday, June 11, 2010

designer tip no. 2

i think having a plan is a good thing. so when you want to redecorate a room, it`s so worth it to draw the room first. invest in a triangular architects ruler with scales like 1:20, 1:50 and 1:100. you can get it feks at amazon.com.
draw a plan in 1:50 of your room as if you look from the ceiling to the floor.
start with the walls, then put windows, doors and things like chimneys and other features that you can`t or don`t want to move.

in the end make little pieces of paper for the furniture with the correct measurements.
now you can play with that, moving the furniture around and finding the best solution.
enjoy!

nicole

Thursday, June 10, 2010

my bedroom

yesterday i had mY first day back at work.
gOod to be back. and: the strike in kindergarden and school is over! relief.
it`s exhausting having both your kids at hOme. so that`s good news.

i thought i could show you my bedroom today.
when we moved in, the bedrooM had bLaCK wallpaper with broWn :O flowers
and darkbrown carpeting. yummy.

here some pIctures aFTeR the renovation:


 
better now? we sleep well there at least :)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

open house

beautiful weather again today!
we went to look at this "farm" from 1898 that is for sale. loads of potential, even room for a BIG dog.
actually, we`re not moving that soon, but it never hurts to look at something interesting.
the kids loved it and were running everywhere while my man was asking the realtor lady difficult questions;) haha
afterwards it was the først barbeque of the season for us...nice to be back on the deck :)

take a look:

Friday, June 4, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

designer tip no. 1

when you are planning to redecorate a room or starting from scratch, think concept.
use for example a (professional) photo of any kind you like. personally i like to use nature photos.
use all the colors in that picture for your room in about the same amount as in the picture et voila you will get a beautiful, exiting room that is balanced. you don`t need to be an artist or designer to do that;)
have fun!!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Organizing clutter in my daughters room

time just flyes... already june.
i`m enjoying the sunshine, we haven`t had much of that this year. hungry for sun;)
but to my post: after we bought shelves with drawers for her toys i thought we were fine for a while. but no. new toys and books came into the house, so i had to think of something new.
here my solution with before and after pictures. have a sunny day:)
nicole