Today I was drawn into a rabbit hole of loveliness on Nina Holst’s blog Stylizimo. Each time I find my way there I see something so fresh and inspiring it stops me in my tracks. This time, I was drawn in by the range of grays in play, from pale creamy shades to green-gray and almost-black…
Color can actually get in the way of noticing texture, so having pale neutrals is a great way to show off yummy textures in your home. The table setting above is a perfect example of this look – it’s all about texture! Lusciously smooth ceramics, fine woven linen, natural wood, striped paper straws, clear glass, and handmade pottery each contribute to the overall feeling.
Above you can see a view into Nina’s basement living room – aren’t those concrete planters and candle holders fantastic? I want some! :) And as far as small accents go, you can never go wrong with green plants and a Moroccan silver tray. I love Nina’s natural, pared-down aesthetic, which I imagine must be influenced by the intense seasons and wild landscape of Norway, where she lives and works.
Also from Emerson Fry comes this perfect gray sweater – and perfect styling, to boot. Seeing that espresso pot reminds me what a chic little accessory it is for the kitchen…I’ll have to dig mine out of the cupboard!
This lovely bedroom (found via Stylizimo, here) caught my eye because of the unusual placement of the little gray rug. Do you see it? It’s standing in for a headboard, which is really pretty genius. I wouldn’t try it with a rug that was too plain, but this one appears to have some kind of metallic thread running through it, giving it that extra sparkle. :) And of course I also love the little white Tolix stool-as-bedside-table, and French market basket providing chic storage underneath.
The last three images come from some work that Nina Holst has done styling and staging a home. This was a bare-bones space, and I think she did a really lovely job adding a warm, personal, lived-in quality while still keeping it fresh and neat. And I’m in love with the textured white vase and delicate cups above! I’d love to hear what you think, and about what color palette has you feeling inspired lately. xo Laura