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House Tour: a small, Scandinavian-inspired office

November 16, 2016

House Tour: a small, Scandinavian-inspired office

It’s been a while since I’ve done a house tour post. The past few months have been all sorts of crazy, trying to balance full-time parenting with full-time work and trying to keep some semblance of a clean house. Needless to say I get way too little sleep, my house is definitely not clean 99% of the time, we eat way too much take-out, and I haven’t touched a house project in months. Oh and my caffeine addiction has reached a whole new level. But Christmas is less than 6 weeks away and – gosh darn it – I’m going to have my house look finished, oh you know, 14 months after we moved in.

So this week I started with the office. It’s become the room where we throw things that ( a ) we don’t know where to put, and ( b ) we don’t feel like tidying up at the moment. So, basically, one giant dumping ground. Which is a shame because it’s actually one of my favourite rooms in the house. It gets a lot of natural light and looks out onto some beautiful trees and greenery. Plus it’d be nice to actually, you know, work in there from time to time.

But enough with the rambling and onto the good stuff: pictures!

House Tour: a small, Scandinavian-inspired office
House Tour: a small, Scandinavian-inspired office
House Tour: a small, Scandinavian-inspired office
House Tour: a small, Scandinavian-inspired office
House Tour: a small, Scandinavian-inspired office
House Tour: a small, Scandinavian-inspired office
House Tour: a small, Scandinavian-inspired office
House Tour: a small, Scandinavian-inspired office

I painted / sketched all the artwork (this ballerina and the various portraits). It’s been years since I’ve picked up a paintbrush or a charcoal pencil and, as I was putting this room together, I was reminded how much I miss that. The “do more of what makes you happy” poster as well as all the little pieces of art I created are a reminder to myself to bring back a little part of the old me, the pre-kids version of myself who loved to draw and did it often.

House Tour: a small, Scandinavian-inspired office
House Tour: a small, Scandinavian-inspired office
House Tour: a small, Scandinavian-inspired office
House Tour: a small, Scandinavian-inspired office
House Tour: a small, Scandinavian-inspired office
House Tour: a small, Scandinavian-inspired office

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In this post:

IKEA desk, bookcase, floor lamp (discontinued), work lamp, manhattan poster, boxes (1, 2, 3), magazine files (1, 2), bottle (discontinued) + candleStructube armchair + desk chair | Stendig calendar | Be Poles Le sac en papier | Olli Ella belly basket | Marimekko bowl | House Doctor wooden box + desktop set | VisualPixie do more of what makes you happy poster | Ferm Living letter notebook | Design Letters letter cups | EQ3 cardboard boxes + copper bowl | Bloomingville cement candleholder | Moderna Museet all is pretty poster | Seventy Tree typewriter postcard | Snug.Studio abc postcard

All paintings, portrait sketches and “life is good” print by yours truly (moi).

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2 comments

Tal November 16, 2016 at 10:50 am

Oh it is so nice knowing that you love to draw and paint too!! 😀 Loving your blog, as always!

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Sina December 19, 2016 at 10:55 am

I just noticed your comment, sorry I’m only responding now! Thank you! And yep, drawing and painting is one of my absolute favourite things to do. What do you like drawing / painting?

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