You’ll never guess what we found…

January 8th, 2010

Our apartment is pretty drafty in the living room and it seems that we go to bed every day much to early just so we can get nice and warm under the sheets. This at times can make me a little anxious and start to putter around the bedroom. Last night I decided to rip up a bit of the floor. What do you think I found?


Picture 1

Now we’re getting excited! We thought it wouldn’t be another year or two before we started the reno, but I think if we take it slow and tear up the flooring room by room it will be a nice gradual transformation. Now we’re looking through our favorite blogs for some bedroom inspiration.

The above photo has an amazing black painted floor and simple pendant light. The nice white curtains would be great to hide our wardrobe until our HAY loop stands make it over from Denmark. Another thing! We probably aren’t going to do a headboard on the bed, but this one is just beautiful. It looks like a teak and white headboard which it might not be, but if it is it is just brilliant!

via apartment therapy

black pendant lights over bed

Again the black pendant lights look stunning along with the black built in book shelf.


I think we’d go with the A110 pendant light by Alvar Aalto. We should be getting a big Artek shipment very soon and I can’t wait to put one to the side for us. The matte black and the shiny brass just looks amazing!

bed on floor

This is a great photo, a nice cushy bed on the floor with a minimal side table, black pendant light, black and blue rug, and carafe.

bed with snow cabinets

Here are those gorgeous Snow cabinets!  I think we’d be more into the lower cabinet so we could use it for clothing storage but have it low enough to make it look like a credenza.

white floors bedroom

Now in all likely hood we’ll probably have white floors and soft grey and white linen sheets.

black slates in bedroom

It would be nice to do something interesting to a wall so it’s not too boring. This wall kind of reminds me of the charred cedar slats we have outside. I can’t image ever doing that again no matter how good it looks.

We’ll keep you posted!

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  1. WOW.
    That’s an exciting discovery!!


    9 Jan 10 at 12:27 am

  2. uh oh! you started ripping things back!! Exciting, and Scary!!
    I am officially retiring from ripping anything back. Jin and I are learning to control ourselves, because it only gets us into more trouble!!

    But hardwood!! isn’t it crazy what people covered up?


    9 Jan 10 at 10:43 am

  3. well, thankfully it seems pretty easy to pull this offgassing beast up – there isn’t the infinite number of nails we had to remove last summer. I guess the big concern is the floor not being consistend…but we’ll leave that to chance! Our bedroom is aesthetically displeasing right now, and we are waiting on our new bed so we want it to look right when it comes!

    John & Juli

    9 Jan 10 at 11:30 am

  4. Hi! I’m planning a blogpost about Bøllings duckfamily. Could I ask if I colud borrow your cute picture of the family in this post?

    Huset på Planen

    11 Jan 10 at 5:28 pm

  5. 2010 is looking good! So exciting…can’t wait to see what you guys do with the discovery!


    11 Jan 10 at 8:18 pm

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