February 27, 2010

It's the weekend...

White ranunculus.... so fresh and pretty!
I love how tight the bouquet is, the little bits of green peeking thru...

I have just recently come across this blog, it's just as new as Northern Light.
Enjoy your visit, I did, and I can't wait to see more!

Have a refreshing weekend!


February 25, 2010

Turquoise & ...

This little tray is so beautifully edited, I just love the double yellow parrot tulips, and how that turquoise bracelet just pops! Great styling - as always - from the Lonny team!

What a cheerful bedroom, I just love the colors! .....see the turquoise beads?
All the strong colors are so beautifully balanced by the black lacquer shade.


Image #1 & #2 via Lonny

February 23, 2010

I spy....

... Purple Rain!

This is my all time, absolute favorite image from my files!!
Not only do I love tulips, but the color!!!! The light, the mood.....

Great texture, beautifully executed.

OK, so how chic is this girl in her purple tights!?
Why let a little snow get in the way of fashion, or a paint job??

Great painted purple ceiling, just try to pull this off, but it totally works here. Black lacquer Asian chairs, fantastic painted floors, great use of a long narrow room!

I know purple is either a hit or miss for may people, I certainly did not grow up with any purple - as far as I can remember - but it is definitely a color that works great with all the cool greys and the beautiful light in Scandinavia.

Just so happens that Amethyst is my birthstone..... who knew?


Image #1 via pjb, Image #2 via Elle Decor, Image #3 here, Image #4 unknown - lost in time.

February 22, 2010


Sometime ago I received an invitation via the WS Design Trade Program to meet Monelle Totah and Kriisty Williams, and I jumped at the bid. What a pleasure!! They could not have been nicer, the WS team put on a great event!

Ever since Elle Decor published Monelle Totahs home, I have wanted to meet her! She definitely holds my dream job!! As many of you already know Monelle is the VP of Design for Williams-Sonoma. Her home has been blogged about countless times, and I will spare you any more stories and simply refer you to this interview done by the fabulous Heather Clawson of Habitually Chic. I will however share the fantastic images below with you, just in case you missed them elsewhere....

I love how the books on the dresser have been color coordinated to the room.... Great detail!
For me, this room "translates" into Happy!

I would love to be a guest here!

As part of the WS Home Designer Series, Monelle is featured here, giving her take on refreshing your home; Play with accessories, Pare it down, Make your bed (couldn't agree more :) ), Mix in some greens (love those flowers!) and Play host.

Have fun making your home beautiful!


Images via Elle Decor

February 21, 2010

Thank You!

I just recently recieved the most lovely Thank You note in the mail. The note was work related, beautifully hand written, and it's still on my desk. Very much appriciated!

While Northern Light is still a new undertaking for me, I would like to say THANK YOU to all of you who have left me comments, those of you who have told me in person how you enjoy reading my blog, and to all of you who have stopped by!

I hope to continue, I truly enjoy this inspirational journey, and I hope you will check in from time to time, perhaps even venture to leave me a comment......

Thank you!


Image via Carolyn Roehm

Sample Sale

So, I mentioned Madeline Weinrib in a post recently, and guess what came in the mail?

A postcard with an invitation to a sample sale! YEAH! Of cause I did not really expect to buy anything, but it does not cost anything to look, right? Right??

Well.......... I found the perfect runner, marked down a thousand percent, I am so happy I went.
Turns out it was a custom colored runner for someone (who wasn't happy with it, I take) so now it ended up with me!

It is the same Greek key pattern as above, only the colors are different. Since it was custom colored, I have been unable to locate an image..... The key motif is white and the body is turquoise-y, on the green side, perfect for my house!


Image #1 & #2 Madeline Weinrib

February 19, 2010

It's the weekend...

Think I will pick up White Hydrengeas for the house this weekend...
Enjoy your weekend, do something fun!


Image Via Brabourne Farm

February 18, 2010

I spy....

....Stripes. Thick black & white stripes.

OK, so at the moment I do not have any stripes in my home, but I am planning on changing that! I have come across so many Black & White striped interiors lately; in magazines, old tear sheets, other blogs and in my files.

I am drawn to the graphic, thick bold stripes....

I have had my eye on this Ikea rug above, since the gorgeous Madeline Weinrib rug is out of my price range.

What is your take? Are the stripes here to stay, or are they done?


Image #1 Nuevo Estilo Image #2 Via Marley & Lockey Image #3 Tine K. Home Image #4 here

February 15, 2010

Just Because...

LOVE this color combination, so fresh!

Just because they are so pretty.....


Image #1 Lee Harrelson, Image #2 House of Philia

February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Wishing you all sweet things today! ENJOY!

Image via Frenchblue

February 11, 2010

Snow Day

Crown princess Mary looking beautiful!
Showing us all how it's done.....

I LOVE the cool fabric and the colors, the fitted body and slightly retro vibe!

Stay warm!

Image photo: Martin Hoien

February 8, 2010


So clean and easy, no time for confusion in the morning!

Why is it that the more clothes we own, the more often we don't know what to wear? Looking at a closet full of clothes, a million options, and yet.... nothing to wear?

I am pretty good at organizing my closet. Usually this happens twice a year; I hang, I fold, I make piles; what to keep, what not to keep, what to donate, what needs to go to the Tailor, what to dry clean and store for next season, etc. etc. etc. How about you? What's your secret to keeping stylish and organized? Do you color coordinate? How do you store your shoes?

Do tell!


Image #1 via Bolig Magasinet, Image #2 Via Elle Decor

How Lucky!

Just recently I mentioned Glassybaby on my blog, and now I read in the March issue of Lucky magazine that Glassybaby is donating 10% of their overall sales to charity! GREAT!
Does this mean I have another excuse to start my collection?

A powerful light indeed....


Image via glassybaby

February 5, 2010

It's the weekend...

It's been a very hetic week and I am in desperate need of quiet time!
Tranquility .....

Have a great weekend!


Image via Skona Hem

February 4, 2010

White done right!

I just love the beautiful light streaming into this white room. Clean and white, yet filled with texture!

Great splash of color on the kelim floor pillow.....

I love the green color of the demilune table under the window, so fresh!

..... and who would not love this space? Great textures and colors makes it all works so well. Outdoor living at its best!!!

Relax and enjoy!


All Images via Nuevo Estilo.

February 1, 2010

It's here!!

… I have been waiting for the new "French Essence" book!

After finishing my studies, and for a long time not being able to read anything other than research, my first book was “My French Life” by Vicki Archer.

I was captivated, as so many of you have been, by her wonderful stories of France.
How exciting for her to be able to live out her dream in Saint-Remy-de-Provence! I loved getting lost in her book; restoring a 400 year old farmhouse, the gardens, life. If you have not yet read this book; RUN to get it, it will be so worth your while, I promise!

Today Vicki’s new book arrived, I have just peeked at the pictures one quick time, I can hardly wait to dive in….. So, as it rains outside, I will light a few candles (follow my own advice from the last post), curl up and get lost in the Essence of France.


PS. P&N you will both love this book!

Image #1 and #2 FrenchEssence

Candle light.

Today was grey and cool, not very tropical.....

It was the kind of day where you curl up with a great new magazine, or a book, light some votives, enjoy your warm tea and just relax!

How fabulous are these glass votives from Glassybaby!!
I think I need to start a collection, how about you?

Hyg dig!

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