March 03, 2015

A Bright Idea for a Good Cause

Have you seen IKEA's latest campaign

Together with UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), IKEA is helping to give the gift of light by providing refugee camps in Asia, Africa and the Middle East with solar-powered street lights and lanterns – making them a safer, more suitable place for the families who live there.

As part of IKEA’s Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign, for every LEDARE light bulb purchased in IKEA Australia stores between February 01 and March 28, IKEA will donate €1 to refugee camps.

Don't you just love it when big companies give back! 

To help spread the word, please download the Brighter Lives activity sheet, print it out and colour it in. Get your children involved and educate them as well! I would love to see your pictures, so make sure to tag Scandihome on Twitter or Instagram and use hastag #IKEABrighterLivesForRefugees . 

February 25, 2015


Oh the Treehotel! Just look at the stunning details (complete with the woollen Design House Stockholm rug that has been on my wishlist for so long!) of this unique hotel located a mere 3 hours from my home town. I need to book a night or two there next time I'm at the Arctic Circle!

February 22, 2015

Life in Style

I am filled with inspiration after spending the day at Life in Style here in Sydney. So many great vendors with beautiful new products! I especially loved seeing so much Scandinavian design available, even some Finnish products! 

These cool Arch:You concrete houses were one of my absolute favourites today. There was definitely a lot of marble, concrete and copper everywhere, and to my delight quite a bit of dusty pink and leather details as well. Those two will have to make an appearance in my home in not too distant future. 

February 20, 2015

Graphic By D

I am absolutely in love with this Light Stones IV print from Graphic By D. It brings the much needed change in to our living area and fits the space perfectly. Go check out the other prints on Dorothee's website, there are heaps of different styles and colours available. I am planning a few more small changes here and there, so stay tuned!

I am off to Life in Style this weekend. Looking forward to seeing some new-to-me vendors and products, but most of all getting tons of inspiration on the way. Have a great weekend everyone!

February 19, 2015

Living Room Update

Living room gets an update with a two layer side table. It's a perfect fit for the side of our sofa, but too attractive for the little hands, so I moved it into my "cosy corner". I love the metal legs and slightly rougher look; creates a rather nice contract with our otherwise white interior.

Hope you're having a lovely week!