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July 18, 2013

Picking an Apartment in Copenhagen

We're setting off on our big European adventure next week! All the logistics are in place (I hope) and we have a place to live! I thought it might be fun to show you what apartments are like in Copenhagen. We had three options:

Østerbro 1
This apartment had the most tasteful interior by far and it was the only two-bedroom on our list. I loved the wood floors and the Scandinavian Modern design.

However, this is the bathroom. That is just way too much business in way too little space.

This apartment was way under budget and had a nice city view from the large balcony. Look at all those windows!

Unfortunately, the windows were all it had going for it. It was small, ugly, and had the longest commute. And a media set up straight out of 1995.

Østerbro 2
This apartment had the most square meters, the shortest commute, and the nicest neighborhood. The decorating leaves something to be desired--the words on that subway art? But I love the exposed beams, the pitched roofline and the abundant natural light. 

Can you see the lovely rooftops? The view was a major selling point.

The bathroom (+washer/dryer?) had so much more space than the other apartments. Another major selling point. And this is the one we picked!

So this is where I'll be living for the next 6 months: Østerbro. I'll take some photos of my own when we get there... after I take down that subway art! :)

June 27, 2013

Nursery eDesign: A Riff on Traditional Pink

There is no mistaking a baby girl is destined for this space. As much as I love gender-neutral nurseries, sometimes you just have to go all out. (If I ever have a girl, I'll probably go for broke on pink/shiny/sparkly, it may be my only chance!) But this nursery stops short of overdoing the pink theme, with pale slate walls and sophisticated accessories.

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June 24, 2013

TwentyOne7 Giveaway

UPDATE 7/1/13: Winners have been notified! Thank you for entering!
I love having a shop where I can refer clients and know they'll be getting great service and the best prices on designer products. TwentyOne7 carries fabric, wallpaper, furniture, art, lighting... essentially everything you need to decorate your home.

Remember this eDesign? You can get everything single piece from TwentyOne7. Kravet, Currey & Co., Arteriors, Schumacher, Quadrille... they've got it all.  And they're giving away $50 gift certificates to TWO lucky readers!

Leave a comment to tell me what you'd use the gift certificate toward if you won.
For a bonus entry, pin your favorite item with the hashtag #twentyone7giveaway.
(Keep in mind: TwentyOne7 carries anything by these vendors, not just the products listed on their site!)

I'll post the winners on July 1.
Good luck!

Fine Print: Open to residence of the U.S. only. Shipping not included. Must spend full amount in one transaction, no cash back.