Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Living 2013 . Happy 2014

I want to end the year surrounded by candles! This winter has been too dark and wet that I want to soak myself in  all kinds of light.

I had an interesting interior year because it was all about finding pieces that will stay and define our way of life. My absolute favorite is the Ikea Bonde bench makeover. It was an easy DIY and it has a style that last.

For the New Year I wish for more creativity, more ideas and better pictures :)

Happy New Year! 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

So This Was Christmas 2013

With this pictures of our Christmas-decorated home I hope that you had a very nice Christmas time.

As I mentioned on my last post, December came with some heavy stuff on a personal level, and I had to make the decision to prioritize my family and my health. I am happy to say that now I am feeling much better.
Now I miss blogging and being creative! I am looking forward to be back soon with more of my own ideas and pictures to show them to all of you.

If your are a blogger, I want to say thank you for sharing; if you are a reader, thank your for your support! 
With gratitude,

Friday, December 13, 2013

Lately & Thankful ♥

This December came like a breaking ball both in a good and bad way -but I am doing everything in my power to stay positive. Despite those things I could complain for, I am totally thankful and grateful for this amazing year.
I have been on a wonderful trip to Lillestrøm, a cute town right outside Oslo. Together with 40 Norwegian Interior Bloggers we had a "pre" Christmas gathering. We were pampered from A to Z by Fabelaktig Maia and her group of partners, first with a champagne, tapas and with VIP shopping at "ZanZ-ikke som hos naboen". We then enjoyed a lounge for dinner and presentations from some inspiring entrepreneurs, like: Festfabrikken/Partyplanner, Lille Himmel/ Ruth&Rudolf, Love is GreenPassion for baking, Secrets by B and Woods Agenturer.

Two happy faces! My friend Veronika, I vinduskarmen, won a trendy Kubus 8 candlestick and I was photograph by Lotta, Lottas himmelrom, picking up two wonderful goodiebags from Lille Himmel and Ruth&Rudolf.

Another thankful thought is to my fellow bloggers from Blad. I got second place in the last blog challenge of the year and that makes me really happy! GRACIAS!

On my next blog post I will share pictures of how I prepared my home this Christmas. Meanwhile follow me via Instagram: @livingfourseasons.

See you,

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Boys Playroom

Our boys got a playroom where they can have their friends over, play with legos, watch TV and since the room is far away from the main family area, be as loud as they please!

We found out that the IKEA PS 2012 daybed fitted perfect on this room. We love the color and the details of the cushions, the storage option is pretty handy; plus, it's also a convenient extra bed.

The text prints canvas are from Clas Ohlson, the shelfs are from Søstrene Grene and Panduro, which are home-painted and decorated with printable freebies from Frem Living and Minieco. The reindeer head is from IKEA CHALET 2013 Limited Edition that got pimped up with a bright yellow color!

Read my blog post about Mike Stimpson Lego Star Wars photography.

I am still thinking about a solution to a more practical storage idea for books and toys that will make the room feel more spacious... maybe a few boxes on the wall will do the trick?

The back-dot carpet is also from IKEA. 

 Check the The boo and the boy blog. It has a fantastic section full with inspiration for boys rooms!

Thanks for stopping by, 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Desafío Navidad

Hola amigos de Blad! Me alegra mucho poder saludarlos y de paso participar en el desafió de este mes: Ideas navideñas. Aquí les comparto una idea inspirada por una de mis velas favoritas para la temporada navideña de Tine K Home.
Hello my friends from Blad! I am very happy to greet all of you and to participate in this month challenge: the theme is "Christmas Ideas". I want to share an idea inspired by one of my favorite candles for the holiday season from Tine K Home.

Mientras esperamos el 24 de diciembre hacemos planes con la familia y amigos. Para hacerlo mas emocionante podemos ir contando los días en calendario o de una manera mas cálida con una velita!
 Para esta idea solo necesitan un frasco de vidrio, en este caso yo he guardado uno de mermelada, diseñar como ustedes quieran que se vean los números del 1 al 24 y pegarlo al frasco. Cuando yo hago un proyecto como este me gusta usar papel autoadhesivo. Para la vela pueden usar la que mas les guste, por ejemplo una con olor a navidad.
As we await for December 24th, we make plans with family and friends. To make it more exciting, we can start counting the days on the calendar. And why not to do it in a warmer way with a candle.
You will need only a glass jar (in this case I have kept a jam one), design the numbers from 1 to 24 as you like them to look and then add them to the bottle. When I do a project like this I like to use self-adhesive paper. Put your favorite candle in the jar - you can use a candle with Christmas scent.

Si les gusta mi diseño lo pueden bajar he imprimir dándole clic aquí!
If you like my design you can download it here!

Este puede ser un lindo regalo pre navideño para alguien especial.
Espero ver mas lindas ideas en el desafió.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fabelaktig Fabulous Weekend

In one week I am going to Lillestrøm, outside Oslo, for the annual Christmas Blog reunion "Førjulskos". 
Our hostess is the fabulous Maia, author of the blog Fabelaktig. She knows how to put together a blog party with elements that all interior blogger loves: design, beauty, decor, good food and surprises!

Here is a preview of what it's waiting for us: 


Festfabrikken - www.festfabrikken.no
John Frieda - www.midsona.no
Lille Himmel - www.lillehimmel.no
Partyplanner - www.partyplanner.no
Rosemount Estate - www.twegobal.com
Ruth&Rudolf - www.ruthogrudolf.no
Love is Green - www.loveisgreen.no
Secrets by B - www.secretsbyb.com
Woods Agenturer - www.muubs.com


And can't wait for the surprises! 

Thank you Maia! 

See you girls 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Pink Winter Mood

This winter I am in a colorful mood.

Last weekend I hosted a girl's night and for the occasion I put together a pink winter table setting. 

I was happy when I found pink ranunculus at my local flower shop, Blomsterlykke

 I think this disposable wood tableware is really cute natural, but to make it fancy I painted it gold. I used as napkin holders cute Christmas decoration ornaments from Home & Cottage.

I put pine cones all over the table, I also painted them with gold details. They are adorable and can be use over and over again.

I want to enter to this month NIB challenge Vinterstemning, (Winter Mood), with my pink table setting inspiration. Visit the NIB challenge page and see other winter mood entries. 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Memories From The Fair

I had a really good time at this year´s Interior Fair.

Meeting "Passion 4 baking" Manuela Kjeilen was a blast! She is as sweet as her recipes and since my hubby loves baking he also got to meet her; plus, he bought her book: "Manuelas Magiske Jul". Our Christmas this year is going to be sweet for sure!

See more pictures of my favourite things from the Fair on my Facebook page.

Have a nice week.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

B&W Fall Table Decoration

For my hubby's birthday I decorated a party table with black and white fall details.

It was really fun to paint pumpkin's black. I used spray painting from Clas Ohlson.

I founds this cool napkins at Home & Cottage and the cool sparkler candles at a local hobby store, you can see them in action in the last picture.

Party lights from Ikea.

We had a very nice evening, delicious cakes and beautiful details, but the most important sounder by family and friends.

This last picture was taking by our friend Nicolas Valles

Ps... Go to BoligPlus and vote for your favorite table decoration. I hope you vote for mine!


Friday, October 18, 2013

Interiør & Boligmessen 2013

This year I am part of Bergen's Interior Fair crew. Here are some pictures from behind the scenes.
Tone's colorful cushions at RAMP 42 stand.

Trendy, green and fancy décor from Studio Siw & Sølvberg

And Lisa's RoomDesing stand is shining with this cool lamps.

See you tomorrow!

Monday, October 14, 2013

IKEA Family Live Magazine

I was very happy when I got a call from IKEA Family Live Magazine!. My home has been chosen to be featured on the October´s magazine norwegian issue. Here are some pictures that didn't get publish and part of the interview in english. 

Our home has a mix of styles, combining colorful Latin American touches and modern Scandinavian ambiance. We wanted to make comfortable spaces to welcome friends and family. In the details we want to show the things that make us a family, things that we are proud of and places we had visited and places we want to visit.

The best thing that we have bought from IKEA is our Bonde bench. I think we bought it just before it went out of production. The dimensions of the bench allow plenty of storage. With time we found a way to personalize it by covering the doors using laminate vinyl floor that was very easy to cut and stick to them. I replace the handlers with this leather pulls using my old belt.

Our home is special because it tells a story about our family. The way we live and the dreams we have. Every room is a complement of our personalities and our wish to welcome in family and friends for dinner and entertainment.

We definitely love to entertain. My husband and I make a great team: as I enjoy putting together special table settings, he loves to hit the kitchen and cook. And after every meal, we have a special house rule: Dance like nobody's watching! In our living room there is always music and plenty of space for dancing. On the plus side, our kids are natural born performers and always have fun putting on shows for our guests.

This was a very nice experience for our family and we got a lot of help from our friends Dulce, Nicolas, Carmen Alicia and Silvia. Thank you guys! 

Hope to see you there! 

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