Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Shabby chic people scares me!

The swedish variant of Shabby chic is more white, white and bit of zinc then the american flower, romantic way. But please, you must know when enough is enough!
I stumbled over this picture at
I couldn't believe it - but real persons lives here! It looks like an over decorated shop, not a home..
Don't the men look like they suffer?
I can understand a girl wants to live like this, it is kind of cute (I'm VERY embarassed to actually like it - moderately!) - but can you imagine a man living in this wedding cake home?! Wait - it gets worse:
He's supposed to fuck in this! Can't be easy to be real macho when your making love in grandma's bedroom?
and of course there can be no empty places, everywhere it must be garish..
and here's the dinner table
Okay, so she's very good at creating this shabby chic (/"grandma-on-cocaine-balls-style") to her house. I like to visit peoples houses that look like this - but at the same time I can't help myself from laughing.
It's ridiculus having a man to live in this ruche brash!
I'm very ambivalent to this style...I like it, but still I think it's sick.

My home is also all white. Everything but the floor in the living room (parquet) and my bedroom (antique oak) is. I'd like the floor in the living room to be white too, but my husband's got enough by putting white floors in the kids rooms. But I still work him... I want my L.R. to look like a studio, sort of..

I have no special decoratin style, I like many, but I don't like color, it makes my mind twirly. Not too much stuff to be seen (that is extremely difficult when you live 5 persons in a 5-room flat). And yes - I admit to having certain areas in the shabby-style - from time to time - not all the time, all over the place.

My favorite room of all times was our bedroom in the last flat (before all the kids). It looked a bit like a catholic bedroom. Perfect to be nasty in ;) Sorry about the ugly bedside rug - but it was a fun thing we had going from a Turkey-vacation earlier..

Berlin 2006

Here I am ready to go and visit our friend Eskil of the band Covenant who invited us in since we were in town. He lived in Berlin at this time. I love his voice and their music.
My husband actually arranged their first gig as the band Covenant, AND invited in the record company that signed them back then. Good job, honey, you made the world a better place!

One thing - I HATE BERLIN!
Not to start a 3'd world war or something, but we went there in January 2006 - and it was the coldest week in our lives!! I have NEVER been that cold - not even now when Sweden is having like 10-20 degrees below Celsius. Always when we complain it's cold, we always says:
 "- but it's not Berlin-cold."
I can't belive how cold it was - we literally had on all the clothes we packed, at the same time, but still we almost freeze to death.
Sorry, Berlin. I'll try visit you in the summer and give you a second chance.