To the MAX

If this is not maximalism I have never seen it. I sat at a table across from this wall at a restarurant high up in the Grenada mountains in Spain. 

Must say I have never seen as much put up on any wall. And certainly never so much that used to live...

Jimmy out and about


Soomkai in the press

Our Soomkai lamp in the press. Always happy to talk about my Soomkai design and has done so many times on the blog. From the very first time I had the idea that became the design to the production of the handmade bamboo lamp to the charity that you back if you buy the lamp.

If you click on this link you get to see what happens to the percentage of the profit that goes to the HIV orphanage that Soomkai supports. You can easily get your own Soomkai from all the shops that sell Watt&veke lamps. At Watt&Veke´s website you can find where the shop closest to you sells the  Soomkail lamp. Check out the sizes at our webshop www.jimmyschonning.com.


Hallway heaven



There was nothing majorly wrong with this hallway apart from the fact that there was almost no
space to hang or store clothes and shoes....
The doors I like a lot, but...not to have as your bathroom,  washing room and guestroom door. Glass doors do not provide so much privacy (Painted them later black and used them upstairs) 
Color scheme wise in my book this is what you do when you have no tools to do anything else...


The higher ceiling really made a big difference and the fact that we stole some floor space from the guest room in favor of the hallway made a big difference. Just enough space to fit the locker cabinet that can fit all the clothes this hallway need. The wodden floor was painted a light grey shade that also frame the doors. B=Bathroom/Badrum in swedish, T=Tvättrum/Washingroom in english, G=Gästrum/Guestroom in Swedish.

There are so many ways of storing shoes. This is my way.

A noticeboard as well as a lamp from  Norwegian design company Northern Lighting makes it more fun when drawn this creatively by friend and photographer Jessika Jarl

Displaying what I like (then change it when I find something new...)

One flower in one vase can never go wrong. 

All after pics shot by www.permagnuspersson.com


Fleur de lis forever

The french lily -  Fleur-de-lis 
Is a favorite motif that always comes back to me and mosaics is something I have learned to love and will continue to use in interiors. Do not tire of it.  

Finding most inspiration in churches like these mosaics in the Biarritz church Paroisse Notre Dame du Rocher.

Would you not love to have a 
floor like this ? Magic mosaics!

So fantastic to see the color combinations along with the craftsmanship. 
Read more about the fascinating history of Fleur-de-lis at Wikipedia