New Buys for Our Home

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I was supposed to publish this post yesterday, but for some reason I was lacking in energy and felt like I needed to rest and let Matthew do everything…I was out all day on Friday and Saturday, so maybe that’s why. Anyway, I was just lying around doing nothing for once – I honestly didn’t manage to do anything apart from making my favourite vegan pancakes in the morning and skyping my parents in the evening. But hey, I needed it!

Project Painting Fridge

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First of all, this is Matthew’s project and I haven’t lifted a single finger to help him for once! It was his idea, he went and bought the paint when I was having some me-time and he painted the fridge too. I’m just sharing this with the world 🙂

How to Make Your Own Bunting

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You might have noticed that there seems to be bunting everywhere these days – especially in interior design. I think it’s such a fun and affordable way of sprucing up the nursery or any other room for that matter! I felt Lana’s room really needed some bunting and as I didn’t want to pay loads for something so simple I had a quick google and found the perfect tutorial video to show me how it’s done.

My New Moroccan Pouffe from Bohemia Design

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Sorry guys, another post about interior design stuff coming up! (And more tips on where to shop beautiful handcrafted pieces here in Edinburgh and online…) As you might know I’m a huge fan of Nordic design – which possibly has something (or a lot) to do with my “Finnishness”. I don’t know if it was my late grandmother’s oriental rug that now adorns our living room floor, but I find the combination of modern, sleek Scandi vibes and colourful, expressive Middle Eastern designs quite attractive. Hence I naturally went and bought a Moroccan pouffe!

Life Story – One of My Favourite Edinburgh Shops

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I’ve been meaning to do a blog post about this lovely shop at the bottom of Broughton Street for ages – but it actually makes more sense to do it now, in the midst of my ‘decorating our new home’-frenzy! Life Story is a lifestyle shop that sells lots of cool stuff you NEED for your home by several Scandinavian and Scandi-inspired designers. There is no end to the Scandi-boom!

Restoration Yard & the Best Shop Ever

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Last Saturday Matthew’s sister picked us up in the morning and we headed to the 1000-acre big Dalkeith Country Park for a nice day out in the countryside. I was also looking forward to exploring the newly opened Restoration Yard – a new retail, food, drink and wellbeing space in the park’s old stableyard. I had heard good things about the shop but was still amazed by how nice it was (and the prices weren’t too bad either). It was so nice that I took around a million photos!

Stress Less With Ekornes

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Last week I visited the Royal Highland Show for the first time, which was such a great day out for the whole family. I’ll be blogging more about that later as I have around a million photos to share from the day! Anyway, at the show I was invited to meet with a representative for Norwegian Ekornes to learn more about what comfort really is about – and as I’m always keen to endorse the Nordics I just couldn’t say no.