måndag 28 september 2009

Day Home Sofa

Day Home presents a really nice and inspiring collection this fall. My favourite is this velvet sofa which has a high back and armrests. Made for those dark and cold days when you just want to snuggle upp with a book and a cup of tea. It´s reminescent of those old sofas you often see in English country homes that have armrests that fold out.

lördag 26 september 2009

Cork flooring

For me this definitely is a different kind of sprucing up you floor. Using old wine corks is ingenious and cheap and it looks really genuine. Or why not copy the idea with old branches for your worktop?So go ahead and drink some more to collect corks for your own floor. Made by Dan Phillips Huntsville, Texas where he runs the Phoenix Commotion . Read more about this clever guy at NY Times

Shower power

Did you ever think about how boring showers look? Well, now ClearShower has designed a brilliant shower head that looks like a flower. Made in acrylic and it measures 370 mm across which is really big! It mixes water and air which is supposed to feel like standing in soft rain. It comes in three models Flower, circle and square. So next time i renovate maybe this will be the coice.

torsdag 24 september 2009

Bookcase - looking all brand new

So I got this bookcase from my dear friends Kristian and Kalle a while back. It was quite beaten up when I saw it at first and I wasn´t at all sure what to do with it.

One of this season's big trends is tartans. I have always had a soft spot for Scottish tartans, something that started out with an old book I happened to come across at an auction once. So I went to Tapetorama and checked what they had in stock and came back with the perfect wallpaper from Lewis & Wood: Tartan Hunting Green. I matched that with a paint called Charleston Grey from Farrow & Ball. I chose to paint most of the bookcase apart from the back which I wallpapered, the sliding door which got to keep its grassy feel and the legs which I just sanded and oiled.

Voilà! I am proud to say that it is finally finished.

onsdag 23 september 2009

Cupcakes and The Magnolia Bakery

Last saturday my friend Maria had her birthday and she had difficulties in deciding what to serve. However she finally set on cupcakes. So I was called in as the helper with ideas and inspiration. My inspiration came from american cupcakes which always look very alluring with their frosting in various colours. So where to find inspiration if not from the Magnolia Bakery New York. Famous from movies and TV series such as The Devil wears Prada and Sex and The City.

Pricecomparison between me and them....

I know I´m not the only one producing furniture in bright colours. However pricewise I bring serious competition. This chest of drawers from Nella Vetrina retails for $7,456 and on sale for $6,500. I don´t even charge half of that for my pieces. So if you want to make a good deal you know where to go;-) I posted a picture of their chest and a similar from my collection just to compare.

onsdag 16 september 2009

Crystal lamp base

I have a real passion for lamps and lighting. To me it completes and enhances the entire interior. Without the proper lighting you are only halfway there according to my interior principles. I have a pair of crystal lamp bases that I have found on one of my flee market outings. The are German and from the 60´s. And I have found the perfect purple lampshades for them in dupion silk that really makes them pop. What do you think?

tisdag 15 september 2009

Black and white art deco dresser

I have recently changed my web site and am placing my news here instead. Therefore some of you might have seen this dresser already. However, this is an art deco dresser I painted in a pitch black car paint. So it´s really high gloss on the top and the sides. On the front there is the wall paper Hexagono from Tres Tintas in black and white. The handles are made out of lucite and on top of the drawer there is leaf silver. It´s a really nice dresser that is small and decorative and is easy to place. Why not with your drinks tray on top?

If you have any questions about this piece please don´t hesitate to contact me at andreas@bruzeliusberger.se

måndag 14 september 2009

Liana Yaroslavsky

A russian former model and graphic designer that moved on to interior design is now creating the coolest tables ever! This is definitely my kind of thing. She makes plexiglass boxes and places, among other things, chandeliers inside them. They can be turned on at night so you get a different inpression at nighttime. Check her web site at Liana Yaroslavsky

An interior is the natural projection of the soul - Coco Chanel

Some time ago the movie Coco before Chanel premiered. And on September 18th it will premiere in Sweden. The movie is a biography about the infamous fashion icon Coco Chanel with Audrey Tatou as Coco. The fashion designer not only had an eye for fashion but also had an interior in her private residence that is ecclectic and timeless. One of the best biographies is written by Edmonde Charles- Roux, long time friend of Chanel.

onsdag 9 september 2009

DIY Pimp your lampshade

I was about to discard an old lampshade of mine when I got an idea. The idea was to cut a silhouette and place it inside the lampshade. Very easy and the effect is instant. And the silhouette is only visible when the light is on. I like to think its a rather nice idea that its only visible once lit and once turned off it´s just a plain lampshade which means you don´t get tired of it as quickly.

måndag 7 september 2009

Embroidered shoes and Flower mirror

I found these shoes by coincidence last year but found them to be too much really. But the style and pattern is really unique. They are designed by Kaffe Fassett (famous for his knitting patterns) Anyway if you are interested in buying them they are available at Decor in Copenhagen. This is a great vintage store on Israels Plads. So instead of shoes I swapped them for a bunch of orange french antique pearl flowers. Originally made as grave ornamentations. But I used them as a decoration for a mirror. Please comment if you like.

lördag 5 september 2009

Pink and black rococo dresser

Here is yet another dresser I just finished making this week. I suppose you can call it Barbie pink and black. It is one of a kind, just like the rest of my other dressers. So I am really pleased with it and think it will look gorgeous in as a contrast piece in a funky way. I hope someone with a sense of humour would like to buy it. It´s really eye catching. Or what do you think?