I’m in our cottage. Finally having some down time.
I don’t know how you do it. Live in a house in the countryside and still be able to dress properly and brush your teeth every morning? I look, smell and feel like a skunk. Anyways Saturday night I worked. Finished the last jobs with a deadline before the holidays. I put on some great music, ate cake leftovers from Beppes B-day and found this around the house.

Carlos has found his spot. I loooove Carlos. Jens and Jenny must think I am nuts cause I’m so crazy about him. But this Carl beats all the others. Thank you!

I came up here a couple of days before the family. Me and my dad built and fixed things. It was great. Finishing stuff. This old plate rack found a place in the kids room.

I finally finished the photo wall in the bathroom. First time in my life I made a wall like this. Seems strange considering what I do for a living.

This old cardboard house we bought in Barcelona 5 years ago, it’s been totally abused but is still standing. Maybe tomorrow would be a good day to paint it a bit more?

Della chose a danish tree. And at night time it looks great but I can tell you during the day you see all hundreds of crazy kitsch things in it. The kids love it and then it’s ok for me.
(Ok but a bit hard for my design-wanting-heart).

And I am working on answering your questions!



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7 Responses to Nightswimming

  1. sara December 19, 2011 at 23:10 #

    så fint, speciellt väggen bakom er gran. god jul!

  2. Veronika December 19, 2011 at 23:41 #

    Elsker veggen bak juletreet!
    Isabelle: tack och jag älskar att ni säger juletreet. Jag tänker börja säga juleträd här hemma också. Fint

  3. Hannastina December 20, 2011 at 07:07 #

    Amazing the Piet Hein Eek look alike wall. God jul or as we say here in Finland Hyvää joulua :D
    Isabelle: hyvää joulua! And you are so right it’s piet Heins wallpaper. I have been obsessed with his stuff for à long time.. Studio Job has Nice ones of trift Wood as well

  4. Åsa December 20, 2011 at 07:45 #

    Men jäklarns va fint det är! och trä tapeten blev ju så himlans fin!
    Isabelle: hoppas du mår bättre?!
    Ja- är mycket nöjd m tapeten!

  5. Ryan December 21, 2011 at 05:55 #

    I share your obsession with Carlos! I’m definitely ordering one for my apartment once all my christmas bills are taken care of!

    love the shots of your cosy cottage!
    Isabelle: thanks Ryan i Will post more later. And the big Carlos poster is great. I just saw it live and wonder if i maybe could put it Up as well..

  6. Anna - Canoe Design December 21, 2011 at 16:37 #

    What a great cottage and space! I love it.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Silke December 21, 2011 at 22:38 #

    Love the Carl print :)

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