Bedroom finished!

June 30th, 2010

We knew exactly what we had in mind for the bedroom before we even started. We wanted it to be comfortable, clean, and above all else simple. We allowed everything to come together very slowly and made sure the decisions we were making would work beyond our bedroom when we convert the apartment into a family home.

Hope you like it!

We took a reindeer hide from the store for the bedroom, it has such interesting rib marks and colour.

A new edition to the room is the Le Klint 101 pendant light designed by Kaare Klint. It’s much better than an exposed bulb on the ceiling and adds a soft light to the bedroom.

We also thought it would be a neat idea to have the Libri shelf at the side of our bed. The leaning bookshelf has been copied many times but the Libri has a very special quality to it that the others don’t have.

We moved the Michael Lax Lytegem to Juli’s side of the bed so she could have a small light for reading. She was reading “The girl with the dragon tattoo” last night and I didn’t notice at all.

i-glass decanter designed by Timo Sarpaneva, and ceramic bird by Tapio Wirkkala.

A 1930s ceramic box from Royal Copenhagen that I got Juli for Christmas last year.

The most important addition to the bedroom was a set of Snow cabinets by Thomas Sandell & Jonas Bohlin. We finally have a place to put our clothes! And yes we do watch television in bed (sorry Oprah) we like to watch the Daily Show and Colbert Report before bed.

My little wooden tray I got in Japan is the perfect place to put my manly things at the end of the day.

The bird hanger from Icelandic designer Ingibjorg Hanna looks so cool on the wall. Maybe you have a piece of clothing you like so much you want to display it? Or maybe you’re like me and want a place to put your shirt before bed.

Tom Dixon is the creative director for Artek, and a while back he came up with the concept of white Aalto stools upholstered with Varvunraita fabric from Marimekko. We actually got the last 6 from the factory and we just had to take one before they all sold out! (If you want one we still have a couple in the shop)

The wooden splint basket is by Harri Koskinen designed exclusively for the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. I emailed them to see if they could send me one and whoever I talked to was nice enough to fullfil my request! It looks like it can perfectly fit a wine bottle, so I think Juli and I will have to take a picnic someday soon.

That’s the bedroom right now, hope you liked it!

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  1. Perfection.
    So calming and bright and clean. I really love it.


    30 Jun 10 at 12:38 am

  2. holler!

    super fancy pants!

    the brick house

    30 Jun 10 at 1:09 am

  3. Beautiful details! I like that little wooly dala horse- so cute.


    30 Jun 10 at 1:16 am

  4. Looks fantastic! I love the bird hangers & little ceramic bird.

  5. Of all the things I homed in on.. the wooden japanese tray and the wooden splint basket. Simple and gorgeous! Beautiful bedroom.. You guys are so neat. : )


    30 Jun 10 at 7:58 am

  6. beautiful!!! I want everything in here! I love your new bed so much!!


    30 Jun 10 at 8:49 am

  7. Perfect, perfect, perfect, Juli and John. This is really the nudge I needed to keep going with our own bedroom! Thank you for sharing. I love everything about this room.

    Anna @ D16

    30 Jun 10 at 9:03 am

  8. it’s gorgesus! i finished my 3 bethrooms. hooray~


    30 Jun 10 at 9:16 am

  9. Fantastic! Simple, calming, relaxing. The perfect combo for a bedroom.


    30 Jun 10 at 9:49 am

  10. i’d love to hear more about your bed and bedding…looking for a good guest bedroom solution and this is great


    30 Jun 10 at 10:11 am

  11. Wowza, looks fantastic! Cute dress hanging there too… and Juli, hope you’re liking The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo!


    30 Jun 10 at 11:06 am

  12. great taste! that small chair/desk??? for the alarm clock beside your bed is really an eye-catcher^^ very cute


    30 Jun 10 at 1:22 pm

  13. standing. clapping. absolutely beautiful. so restained, yet warm.


    30 Jun 10 at 1:39 pm

  14. i love it! i like the white/blue combination too! the Libri shelf is definitely my favourite, gotta keep it in mind for my future bedroom!


    30 Jun 10 at 4:05 pm

  15. wow.
    awesome! looks real good!


    30 Jun 10 at 8:15 pm

  16. Jeeze louise you guys! Such lovely comments from all of you. Thank you so much! We all know how hard it is to pull a bedroom together so it means a lot.


    30 Jun 10 at 9:31 pm

  17. beautiful and cosy space – your bedroom is filled with things I want – wouldn’t it be fun to have a webpage of your room and you click on each item you want to buy.

    I also love the all white wall and floors.


    30 Jun 10 at 8:25 pm

  18. Arounna! That is actually a really cool idea…has me thinking….


    30 Jun 10 at 9:30 pm

  19. So perfect! I love all the details so much :)


    1 Jul 10 at 1:31 pm

  20. Beautiful. Details on the bed you chose, please? :)


    1 Jul 10 at 1:33 pm

  21. Am really loving the bird hangers and splint basket and I desperately need one of those wooden trays for my keys and such. The cabinets look amazing! Great Job! Where is the bookend from?


    2 Jul 10 at 9:30 am

  22. Thanks Dan! We actually sell the bookend at mjolk, it’s another thing that we need to add to the store website! They are $200 for for a set of 2, it’s so hard to find nice simple bookends.

    John & Juli

    2 Jul 10 at 9:52 am

  23. beautiful bedroom
    and I love the basket!


    3 Jul 10 at 4:18 am

  24. I really adore the Ingibjorg Hanna bird wall hangers! I think they would be especially fun in a bright color in a nursery. Thanks for sharing your beautiful room!


    3 Jul 10 at 12:55 pm

  25. Gorgeous! Especially love those bird hangers!

  26. Absolutely gorgeous and beautifully decorated! Such an inspiration.


    7 Jul 10 at 10:16 am

  27. Fantastic, the Libri shelf is so beautiful, and wow, you really have just what you need, and such a good selection!


    9 Jul 10 at 2:55 am

  28. beautiful. All in the detail.


    10 Jul 10 at 4:47 pm

  29. This room is dreamy-seriously perfect. Great inspiration-thank you!

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