Ah, a fresh new week is upon us and I am feeling inspired and ready to go after my long weekend! What about you – did you have an extra day off? Do anything fun? It was pretty low-key around here, we went out for coffees and cake, made Italian dinners, and continued baby-proofing (I’ll have to share a picture of the “baby couch” I created in our living room!), which seems to be an endless process. I thought we could kick off the week here with some gorgeous imagery from the creative and talented Swedish photographer Pia Ulin, sound good?
I would love to sleep in this bedroom with the ball gown hanging on the wall and fire crackling in the fireplace, it’s got that old world faded-glamour vibe down pat. How creative to hang a large mirror in place of a headboard – I think it totally works, what about you? I adore the old smoky looking mirror placed on the mantle, too, it seems just right positioned a little off-center with a few candlesticks in front.
Or perhaps this one is more your cup of tea, clean and simple with just a few whimsical touches. Note the shoes stored in the Lucite nightstand and bowl full of strawberries and cream waiting on top, ooh la la!
Oh my, again with the lovely mirrors! I think I need more pretty mirrors in my home. And a little stool with a stack of soft towels, big squares of Provence soap and a couple of hours to zone out in the tub :)
I admire the sense of fantasy and surrealism in Pia’s work. These are the kind of images I would have loved to tear out of magazines and tape to my wall in high school… A half-eaten cookie and a gold tea cup, a lady in a fancy white dress and elbow-length gloves stalking off into the crumbling mansion…
A flourishing greenhouse in the middle of nowhere…
A room filled with white balloons… Pia’s photographs have really have my creative juices flowing this morning, and I hope they’ve inspired you a bit, too! Pia Ulin has worked with a wide range of clients, from Ikea to Elle Decoration, and has a rich body of work to explore in her online portfolio, you can see it here.
So, happy start of the week to you my dear friends, I would love to hear from you today! What has been inspiring you lately?
(all images: photographer Pia Ulin)