27 juli 2015

INSPIRATION _____________new house

Our next project in the new house that we are building is to choose tiles to the bathroom and the bathroom interior. And when I stumbled over to Marc Merckxs website I new what direction we would go. What a inspiration!

picture cred. merckxinteriors

21 juli 2015

TENT LONDON ______ call for entries

Swedish Hem - Call for entries

I am so happy to announce that I´ll be working with Swedish Hem at design fair Tent London during the London Design Festival from the 24-27 September 2015.

I will be curating Swedish hem stand and exhibiting with it also my self. Swedish hem will present an exquisite selection of home ware products & assessors by designers and studios from Sweden. 
The aim is to provide first time exposure to the UK market for those selected to show by placing their products in front of 24000 influenital retail buyers, manufacturers and international press.

As Swedish Hem is a new initiative and to encourage participation the participation fee will be less than half the cost of participating independently on a stand in Tent London.
The participation fee is £700 per designer (this will enable the designer to show up to 3 pieces).

Please follow this link https://www.pinterest.com/tentlondon to see other country showcases at Tent London 2015.

Swedish Hem will be promoted by Tent London and will be styled by me Annaleena Leino.

If you would like to participate please email swedishhem@tentlondon.co.uk indicating your interest in participating along with images of the 3 products you would like to show.

8 juli 2015

LA PETITE MAGAZINE ____________ work

My latest work kids room styling for La petite magazine summer issue is out now! You can find also instructions how to do this wall hanging on it. 

/photo/styling Annaleena karlsson

30 juni 2015

INTERIOR _________finnish summer house

I'm especially weak for Finnish homes and interior design, probably since I have my roots in Finland and have been growing up there. During the spring the lovely Finnish stylist and interior blogger Minna Jonas have renovated her summer house in Finland, and I must say I love the result! A calm oasis, modern but still in line with the nature outside. Very Finnish!

Jag är extra svag för finska hem och inredning, troligtvis eftersom jag har finska rötter och är uppvuxen där. Under våren har den fantastiska finska stylisten och inredningsbloggaren Minna Jonas renoverat sitt sommarhus i Finland och jag bara älskar resultatet. En lugn oas där inredningen känns modern, men ändå smälter samman med naturen utanför. Väldigt finskt! 

more picture here / Time of the aquarius

3 juni 2015

WORK ________________ new collab!

I love collaborations. They often result in exciting new products like the collaboration between Modern bad and Stenhuggardottern. They have designed together a hole new serie of accessories for the bathroom in limestone. Stunning. The pictures are photographed and styled by me.

29 maj 2015

GREY __________________________

I just came across these pictures from an absolutely amazing home, called Penthouse V.
It's based on the roof structure of a 1930's cinema, and is a holiday home for a family of seven in Pörtschach, Austria.
I surely wouldn't mind having a holiday home like this!

If you want to read more about it go Destilat. Found via. 

21 maj 2015

_____________ soft skin

Im now in some kind of refractive phase with my style, and its good timing cause we are building a new house. But its also a bit challenging because I dont really know how it's gonna be, but the best way always is testing the ideas or colours on a bigger wall. So I did. 
I like to paint both ceilings and walls with the same colour, it becomes more intense and interesting that way. But now I just wanted to test the colour before painting an entire room with it in the new house. I really liked this colour, its not too pink and not too beige. The color is called Soft skin and it comes from Jotun Colour. 

/ colour code- 10580/2306-Y47R
/ mirror / Ikea 

15 maj 2015

OUT NOW ____________

I promised to put this new product up the shop yesterday, but got caught up in some technical difficulties. The less fun part of this job.
But here it is: the magazine holder in brass, handmade of course and perfect to use for showing all these beautiful magazine papers we just can't stop ourselves from buying :)

SHOP / www.annaleena.se

12 maj 2015

NEW IN________________ !

Clear lines, brass, elegant, unique and something to display with my magazines and books was my the thoughts when I designed this magazine holder. And now finally It will be released to the shop on Thursday. Hurray!

9 maj 2015

MY LONDON _____________

It’s starting to become a yearly tradition for me to go to London during springtime. And this time I discovered a few lovely spots.
I always choose the hotel carefully when I travel, since a nice place to stay matters when it comes to the total impression of the trip.
That’s why I chose La Suite West Hotel, which is located in the centre of London (at 41-51 Inverness Terrace). It definitely lived up to my expectations! It’s a calm and clean hotel with a minimalistic approach. The food was amazing, and the breakfast generous. The room I stayed in was well planned, with the most amazing bathroom all covered in marble…!

A few shops I would recommend, if you’re interested in interior design, is of course Selfridges. They have a Nordic department, with a great supply of established as well as upcoming designers.
Another store I really liked is Dark Room. The have a selection of graphic products, but they also sell others design that matches their graphic concept.

If you like chocolate, which I definitely do, you must pay a visit at Mast Brothers, London’s chocolate makers. It is a simply beautiful store, and you can watch the (delicious!) chocolate being made behind glass. The chocolate truffles are delicately cut in straight lines, which you all know I’m crazy about…

Also, Aesop is always lovely to visit. You recognize their concept even if their stores look creative. These pictures are taken from the store at Russel Square.
The store Monologue opened relatively recently. I think it’s a fresh addition to the interior stores in London, with a mixed style of Tom Dixon and Hay.
Another tip is the Victoria & Albert museum, which is the world’s greatest museum of art and design. At the moment they are presenting an exhibition about Alexander McQueen, which I’ve heard is really good, but unfortunately I missed it since you need to book tickets a few months ahead.
Finally, the best way to explore London, I think, is to pick a few areas and walk around at an easy pace, and of course, take time to drink many cups of coffee in beautiful surroundings. 

/ links