Janne Robberstad

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Interior trends

By spotogspindel | June 15, 2010

I watched a TV show a while ago where the following ten interior trends were introduced. I thought I´d use them as an inspiration-point to show you some pictures from my own house:

10: Quality furniture. As the economy is tighter, people invest in lasting quality rather than flat-packed thirteen-to-a-dozen-furniture.

One of the few pieces of new furniture I´ve bought is my mocha-leather sofa. Now I really like IKEA, by all means, but my non-IKEA-sofa is unbeatable! No regrets!

9. Home-made chic. Again  based on economy, anything home-made is big.

A lot of my stuff is self-made, from textiles to wood. Like the pillows above. Or the  refurbished chair (inherited from my Grandma) and pouf below (inherited from my Granpa). And the recycled wooden mineral-water-boxes turned into library-shelving.

8. Lace-inspired interior. On textiles, wood, metal…

Like the metallic organza fabric I use for a curtain in the bathroom. The green in the background is a vintage silk sari I transformed into a shower-curtain.

7. Metallic surfaces. Not the shiny bling, but the more subtle matte metallic surfaces.

Oh, my new golden wall-paper! Or should I say “roof-paper”?

6. Dining area. As money is tighter, people eat more in, and therefore invest more in their dining area.

Handmade dark brown ceramic plates from Denmark and wroth iron cutlery, bought many years ago. Ceramic cups from Kari Astrup-Geelmuyden.

5. Wall graphics. Basically wall-stickers. I have to admit, I don´t have any of them… so what can I show you? My driftwood half-panel in my sunny-summer-day-painted entrance, perhaps?

4. Striking wall-paper. Big patterns, vintage, retro or new.

My black Laura Ashley kimono wallpaper in the stairway.

3. Global influences. Since money is tight, people spend less money on traveling, and more on making their homes exotic.

I love traveling, and often bring back home little treasures from far-away countries. Like this chandelier from Istanbul, Turkey and the wall-hanging in the background from Chichicastenango, Guatemala.

2. Stylish Eco Lighting. The whole light-bulb-world as we know it is about to change. The big picture has light behind it, so it works as a lamp as well. I made it for an exhibition a couple of years ago, and now it serves as a unique art-lamp in my living room.

1. Bold color! Yes, I knew it! That the pale-white trend would change! The first thing I did when I moved in to my house, was to paint the walls. What used to be a pale pastel house became a colorful oasis of a home! I´m not just saying it. Almost everyone that comes into my living room expresses how warm, relaxing and soulful it is. I think people simply need color!

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6 Responses to “Interior trends”

  1. Maria Says:
    June 15th, 2010 at 19:23

    I love it! Great way to decorate using art and color, inspiration to make some changes at my house!

  2. Tyler Says:
    June 15th, 2010 at 21:12

    Your house looks amazing…an artist boutique! I’m loving the reading area! Maybe one day I’ll get a sneak peek and travel to Norway to see it in person! xo

  3. lulu Says:
    June 16th, 2010 at 15:40

    Hooray for colorful homes!!! Your home is gorgeous, full of Janne treasures!
    : ) lulu

  4. indigorchid Says:
    June 17th, 2010 at 14:21

    Oh, how great to see little pieces of your home (again!)

  5. alexcastroferreira Says:
    June 18th, 2010 at 14:19

    Love your house plenty of colors mine is more……white beige!!!!!!i do have a friend whenever she comes to my place telling me i need more colors…..but though i love the colors in others homes like yours prefer white in mine more relaxing for me. thanks for sharing

  6. Emily Says:
    June 19th, 2010 at 02:56

    I have spoons from the same collection! They are best used for hot chocolates!(in case you were wondering)

    I also wanted to tell you how much I LOVE your bookshelf!!! Seriously, DROOL!