Vurderer du å sette inn takvindu? Gjør det!

Når jeg går inn i et rom hos en kunde dukker det umiddelbart opp løsninger o forbedringspotensiale. Enten det er snakk om ommøblering, oppussing, supplering eller nye farger. Noen ganger er løsningen enkel. Noen ganger er det mere som skal til.

Lys er noe vi trenger. Energigivende dagslys i boligen må ikke undervurderes. Står jeg foran en vegg og vet det er solskinn bak, da må jeg bare bak og finne lyset. Å stå i retning av sola og ikke se eller føle den gir ingen god energi.

Slik var det i andre etasje i huset mitt. Øverst i trappen kom man til en mørk gang som igjen førte til lagringspass, soverom og baderom. Var dørene til disse rom lukket, var gangen helt mørk. Veggen foran lagringsplassen, skjulte himmelen og fjorden mot vest, der de flotteste solnedganger finner sted. Allerede tilbake i 2011 da jeg kjøpte huset, tenkte jeg på dette. Og nå ENDELIG, er tanken en realitet. Vinduet er satt inn men det mangler finjusteringer. Det skal males i en dempet mintgrønn farge Q5.04.72 30BG 56/045 fra Nordsjø og tapetseres. Poster likevell et bilde for å vise før og underveis. Rommet brukes nå som lesekrok, lounge og ekstraseng. Praktisk info; Velux vindu satt inn måler 122x 66 cm og har 2 lags glass. Levert med innvendig og utvendig karmer. Yttertaket er i dråpeformet skiferstein.  Stenderverket på mørkloftet i etasjen over passer i dimensjonene, så jobben gikk raskt.

Å gå opp trappen nå er noe helt annet. Lyset, utsikten og stemningen er annerledes. Det var så verdt det. Jeg angrer på at jeg ikke gjorde det før!

Om ikke lenge kommer det en oppdatering på hvordan det endelig blir!

🙂 Signe

 

    

Kitchen renovation. Before- after.

5

 When I found this house in 2011 it was outdated and screaming for a makeover. But still I immediately fell love with the old kitchen. Handmade in Rosendal in 1954. So nostalgic. And such a beautiful color!

When I bought the house I did not have anything to do with the town Rosendal at all. I had been here twice during 2011 working. I was amazed with the surroundings, the fjord and mountains. And the constantly changing light shining through the cloudy western sky reflecting in the fjord. It made me calm. I had difficulties finding this calm in Oslo where I was living for the past 20 years. And I wanted change and longed living closer to the countryside and sea. As a freelancer I felt I could live and work here, and travel when needed. So I sold my flat I was living in at the time and became a house owner and owner of 30 metres shoreline in the Hardangerfjord! What a dream! 🙂

I thought I`d show you some pictures from the renovation prosess! There was so much to do, nothing was done since the 70ties, you can imagine! Several of them budget-smart! I will post several rooms on Mondays, next room will be the bathroom! Please stay tuned!

This is the kitchen, you can tell something has been done 🙂 I`ve tried to reuse what I can, but the kitchen needed a more modern and practical solution.

I just had to keep the old kitchen and integrated cutting board. The respatex kitchen countertop is kept too, but a new is built on top of it, giving room for storage!

The floor is linoleum from Storeys, the paint is from Beckers, the new kitchen from Marbodal, lamp from Northern lighting, tiles from Modena.

The lounge area is kitchen closets with practical drawers. The seating and cushioned backrest is made of leftover plank, and old mattress and fabric from Clark & clark / Borge.

Otherwise the porcelain plates are from my mom, grandmother Signe and Fretex. The panorama picture is by the Norwegian photographer Christian Houge.

The table has always been in the kitchen, made once upon a time by the man who built the house. The chairs used to be brown, but have been given a grey coating, the same colour as the floor! The pillows are the old curtains from one of the bedrooms! I do love reusing & redesign!

Let me know what you think! Perhaps you have had a similar project?

Pictures by Filippa Tredal.

Signe

6dsc_06409dsc_0647

11 dsc_0645_dsc0084 I really love the kitchen view. Coffee here is a great place to start the day. _dsc0094

Boligkrise Episode 8- Larvik

IMG_3056

On this evenings program of Boligkrise we made interior renovation in Larvik.

The smokey, dark outdated Dj livingroom did not reach potencial customers. The ceiling was really low. I needed to lighten up, remove the smell of cigarette, add some color and make it a av inspirational place to live!

With grafic lines, yellow, black& white, redesign, new furniture and a custom made lounge it really became a room full of sunshine!

Here are the before and after pictures!

Thank you Smail & Hege, you are too cool!

And by the way the house is sold and the couple have moved to France!

Signe

 

IMG_2754IMG_2866IMG_2751IMG_2863

IMG_2715IMG_2872IMG_3056IMG_2735IMG_2869IMG_3053IMG_2718IMG_2885IMG_3051

IMG_2762IMG_2894IMG_2722IMG_2880IMG_2745IMG_2856IMG_2791 IMG_2812

IMG_3059IMG_2802

West Germany pottery

_DSC7896

I am impressed over the diversity of West German pottery. We have all seen it!

But it is not just one particular style, it is a range of styles; colors, form and concepts. Inspiring colors and glazes.

We often see them in interior articles and in our grandparents homes.

I often wind up buying objects that are colorful, have a grafic patterns or glazed. It just catches my eye.

This green one is one og my favorites. I`ve had it for ages.

Are you interested in WG pottery? Check out this West German pottery. And beneath you can see some colorful variations, press the picture for the source.

Will show you some of my other pieces another day!

Signe

 

 

_DSC8000    _DSC8018

f5346b1e952315ed4869e60c7872e66c (1)

d3ee491017ffeadc64355304835c7f83

84af838960504a5ac084f73b19bbd48b

7df25512d97a13c4ba2b8c57e555f7d2

 

8a63b34e7db57d594b3bbc64572635ec

ff8507d676d78b7b1ad7f7f0abe8691b

2f7cb5010d3654b24bd0f1a16ff25fdd9136f0e0ef45bef6c8be1e8f07404c94

116093f24b9dc0ec6e470f0b2b292d91