this is the very scandinavian white home of both photographer and stylist line kay in oslo, norway. recently featured in femina, her home is all white, which could feel very cold, but balanced with so many natural materials like wood, baskets, linen textiles and cosy sheepskins, it instead feels like a very inviting white and wintry wonderland. line keeps her home tidy by storing away unnecessary objects, and only displaying those treasures she covets. lovely. for more from the very talented line kay, you can follow her on instagram.
• all photography by Yvonne Wilhelmsen for femina.
gray days — they get such a bad rap. i love a good gray day here in san francisco (not every day, mind you). it creates this kind of large, living light box over the city and every color seems so much sharper, and well, just more colorful. i love the look of a gray wall, too — just one accent wall, or trim or wainscoting can add such a soothing palette to a room and make everything else pop. there’s so many shades of gray, and it goes with just about every other color quite well. gray, the color that gets along. here’s what i mean.
among my friends, one of my personal style icons, jordan ferney of ohhappyday! showed up at a party at my house last week (more on that, soon!) and she was wearing this sassy jumpsuit. i had to track one down and order one up for myself (yes, you can say copycat). it’s the kind of outfit you could style a lot of different ways, so i’ll try and put my own unique spin on it. i fell into a bit of a rabbit hole though, over there on australia’s gorman and ordered a few things. i couldn’t help myself — they’re just not the kind of clothes you see everywhere, and when i see something unique i know i’m gonna love for a long, long time, i splurge.
gorman is currently collaborating with brooklyn-based designer kate kosek, and it was several pieces from her line that i ordered. like the amazing jumpsuit and then i had to have the golden past time dress. gorman is actually hosting a kate kosek $1000 giveaway on their site right now, so i entered that just in the high hopes that i might be able to win a few more pieces. fingers crossed!
one of the best parts of being a blogger is meeting so many creative people and seeing them succeed on so many levels. one of those blogger pals in jordan ferney of ohhappyday!, a truly entrepreneurial spirit if i’ve ever met one. every time i hang our with jordan i hear about something brilliant in progress, and her latest brainstorm is bright lab lights. bright lab are flagship cotton lights — quality, designer lights in a gorgeous array of colors that will make your life a little brighter. and to celebrate jordan’s new company, i’d like to giveaway a set of 48-ball bright lab lights (of your choice) to one lucky winner.
you simply pick and choose your own color ways with their drag & drop app on the bright lab site so you can see what you’re getting and mix and match to your heart’s delight. the moment she announced opening bright lab i ordered up two long strings. i love the way they light up my office space — so much fun! they inspired a little makeover in here. you might like to check out their instagram feed for more decor ideas and color ways, as well.
to enter to win the set of 48-ball bright lab lights of your choice, simply:
• be sure to comment below letting us know you’ve followed on one of the above bright lab lights accounts by monday, september 1st.
• as always, be sure to leave a way to reach you via twitter, facebook, email or your website.
• sorry, this giveaway is for U.S. residents only.
• we’ll announce a winner on my twitter account by september 5th, so be sure and follow along.