I Go Nuts For

Always new, lovely things to drool over. Here are a few things which make my heart beat extra fast right now.

These wide and slightly bleached wooden floor boards. One of these days, my whole house will have these floors. To me — absolute perfection. And they work well in both traditional and contemporary setttings. Aren’t they gorgeous?

Black accents for the home get my full attention right now. Black is so impressive, so elegant. Every room needs at least one black piece of furnishing for some contrast and dramatic impact.

What a great way to turn masses of design magazines into a focal point. And with the dominant black againt the white, the entire area becomes like a piece of art in itself.

I absolutely adore the black and white striped silk curtains against the floral wall paper with hints of black in it.

What a gorgeous black steel table from the the most elegant furnishing store in Stockholm — Svenskt Tenn.

Gray, mandarine and a little bit of black, sigh.

I am thinking something with black stripes will be moving in with me soon. This is the second time I highlight it in this post alone!

I can’t get enough of Michael Berman’s wonderful leather ottomans for Profiles. (The vintage blue leather arm chair is also something to write home about).

I have also fallen hard for Hugo Guinness’s gorgeous drawings. (Via John Derian Company).


Just needed to get this off my chest! Hugs to you all.

Images: No. 1 (acorn) via Splendid Willow. 2-4 via Skona Hem, no 5 + 6 via Haute Design, no. 7 via House Beautiful.
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  • Stacey says:

    So, now, i’m about to go into cardiac arrest- too much to take in:-) Love it all! Happy Wednesday to you. XX

  • Will says:

    Those extra wide wooden floor boards are really something special, Mon!

  • Style Attic says:

    The visual brain dump is welcome on my computer screen anytime! Wonderful!! And that hanging dress, I am going to send my address and ask it to come and stay for a long while in my closet :) Those ottomans….can you say empire?! Ha 😀 Have a great day now that you feel a little bit lighter! XO, Kel

  • liza says:

    I love the Hugo Guinness work, too. I also love the wide plank floors and the photo with the magazines stacked in front of the black wall. Wow!

  • melissa says:

    That second image, the dining room. Can you tell me where it is from ? Those wicker chairs ? I have been looking for something like that and would love to know where to find them or something like them … Pretty please ?

  • I would really love to have those floors someday. Funny I did a post about black in design yesterday. It’s just a favorite of mine. Black is always good. I’m really loving the image with the antique very traditional rug paired with the Vintage blue leather chair and the ottomans. Drawing the blue and the rusty orange from the rug brings a more Modern feel to the room. Great post!

  • Bianca says:

    Monika, I LOVE that lamp featured in the picture with the magazines…. would buy it in a heartbeat! Any idea which brand/designer?

    Splendid Willow Reply:

    Melissa: The wicker chairs are from Vivre in Denmark. Maybe they can tell you who the manufacturer is.


    Bianca: The lamps is called “Switch On” and is from Lambert. I could not find the wall lamp on-line, but perhaps you can ask this company if they can special order for you.


    Good luck to you both! Monika.

  • Absolutely LOVING those floors as well! I am with you that someday I would love them in my home too!

  • Anci says:

    Ja, det finns hur mycket som helst att gilla och vilja ha. Genom alla fina bloggar går det ju att bli så inspirerad. Jag glömmer ibland var jag har sett allt.

    Ha det så bra !


  • I’m always a sucker for natural wood, white and green tones! Hope you are having a great start to 2011!!!

    Julie xo

  • i’m in love with those oversized bleached wood floors. dreaming i can have them in my house someday!

  • Love, love those
    wide planked floors!
    They are most definitely
    on my SOMEDAY list : )
    Belated New Year’s
    wishes! Here is a toast
    to all that makes you
    happiest in 2011.
    xx Suzanne

  • I love the beach planked floors too! They look very warm and inviting. The kitchen is fabulous too – I want it!

    Hope you’re having a wonderful start to the New Year sweetie!


  • Trish says:

    LOVE the black and white stripes…the bleached floors. Dreams for 2011! Xo Trish

  • lisasroy says:

    wow – these spaces are all so gorgeous! those wide plank floors have me swooning and I’m loving black in rooms too, especially paired with white sofas and walls :)

  • paulap says:

    love everything about the first image! I want to move it.

  • A big yes to those extra wide wood floors and the Hugo Guinness prints. Gorgeous!

  • Julie at BV says:

    Dear Monika,

    What a beautiful images, that of gray, mandarine and black. I feel like sitting there and stay.

  • Charlotta says:

    OH YES on those floors! They are modern yet timeless and terribly Swedish. What’s not to love!!?! I too dream of beautiful wooden floors..only I have to find a fabulous house to put them in first..! :)

    That table in pic 1 is also so great! Loving the rustic texture. Would work well with the Tulip chairs you dream of..! x

    All the images you selected are in fact wonderful and I am nodding in agreement & excitement. Stripes, when tick and bold like this are fantastic and so sexy somehow. Lovely lovely!

    C xx

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