Rustic Modern Home Decor Inspiration in Norway


1839 charmer in Norway
owned by ceramicist Maria Overby.


Light, ethereal, and atmospheric
(photography by Trine Thorsen).


What the?
Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii knowwwwww.


Wonderliciously wickedcool?
Wood, warmth, and worn.


Winning websource?
The delightful Nordic Design.


I’m straight up mentally exhausted

from so much cruel alliteration, Wilma.

Whatcha think about today’s

norWEgian white wow?

Peace to you right where you are.



  1. November 16, 2011 / 11:11 am

    I have a confession to make here Michele.

    When I started writing, one of my earliest assignment was product copies for 'Royal Copenhagen' for CSN stores, of which I need not give you any introduction- you are from the US.

    Well, Guess what? I clicked on the Nordic Design's Christmas magazine and on page 9 I found the same fluted cake stand from Royal Copenhagen about which I wrote almost 4 years ago, as their top pick.

    I'll send you across the descriptions I wrote for them. It was featured too.

    Feeling so damn nostalgic. 🙂

  2. November 16, 2011 / 11:24 am

    Oh…I found it. Here's one for Royal Copenhagen's Royal Whites collection 🙂

    There’s something about snowy white porcelain that steal hearts, and it’s as indescribable as the enthralling quality of gold. The Danes fell in love with the glazy white porcelain from China and strove to master the art of making “white gold”. Now, it’s time for you to fall in love with the fine Danish porcelain mantle-pieces brought to you by Royal Copenhagen.

    Royal, regal and beautiful, the “Royal White” collection is all about beauty and timelessness. Let falling in love continue.

    Im sorry, I'm taking the commenting bandwidth today! Just wanted you to know how happy Im feeling.

  3. November 16, 2011 / 2:46 pm

    It all looks very serene and peaceful, I would be happy there!

  4. November 16, 2011 / 4:43 pm

    i would be happy here too, debra! and it's sort of tough to steal ideas from this home because the whole point is that effortless 'undecorated' vibe. i like these spaces that make me want to stare and soak up the vibe for inspiration.

    how cool, roy!!!!! how fun is writing dreamy descriptions for royal copenhagen! dude!

    meghan–you will have to share the space with me and penny. deal?

  5. November 17, 2011 / 12:00 am

    What a gorgeous home!! And I am dying over that leather chair, so warm and comfy!!
    Your blog is so beautiful, so glad to find you through Faded Charm.
    Hope you have a lovely night.

  6. November 17, 2011 / 12:43 am

    Great minds think alike… loving the Nordic design! I love how all these genres work effortlessly together – it's eye-candy.


  7. November 17, 2011 / 4:37 am

    Loving a little nordic norwegian tonight! Love the simplicity & comfort of her home. The structure (house) speaks for itself. So much rustic planked prettiness. Thanks for the sweet comment on my clay tags. I didn't know that stars were all the rage in Europe right now! xo Jami

  8. November 17, 2011 / 9:40 am

    Ahhh this is soooo beautiful! I adore the pale colours yet it feels so cosy and effortless! Off to check out Nordic Design to swim in more lovely inspiration this morning.

    Hugs hugs,
    Meera xx

  9. November 17, 2011 / 10:23 am

    Hi Michele!
    So glad that you've found my blog, because I already knew about yours but somehow didn't remember the name so now I'm following! Love your blog style and looking forward to sit down with a cup of tea and read all the posts I've missed here, enjoy the upcoming weekend!

  10. November 17, 2011 / 2:53 pm

    Just stumbled upon your blog and I love it…thanks!

  11. November 17, 2011 / 4:59 pm

    Now that is just what a stressed Swedish heart needed! Oh so calming. Oh so fresh. Oh so not contrived.

    Will call you before we head to CA. Busy, busy over here…Sold 3 necklaces – thanks to my pretty model! (:

    Warm hugs, Mon

  12. November 17, 2011 / 7:17 pm

    First of all – that chandelier in the first pic. OH. MY. GOD. Dying in it's glory.

    The whole place is just so warm, so cozy, so utterly utterly enchanting. How do people do this?? How do they get it so right but so relaxed at the same time? Surely this is something you are born with?


    One last alliteration for you…

    Woozy with wonder…!


  13. November 18, 2011 / 3:11 am

    Totally enthralled with all the planking on the walls and ceiling…! 🙂

    xoxo laurie

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