As mentioned in this previous entry, the year 2010 hasn´t exactly been much fun due to personal circumstances so plans are already being set in motion to make 2011 an EXTREMELY positive, happy and fantastic new year! But 2010 is the year when I saw two huge personal long-term goals become a reality. One of the goals was to see my name on the pages of a magazine, published abroad, portraying my work as a stylist/writer (part-time). That happened for the first time, just before Christmas when I got my hands on the 2011 issue no. 1 of Bo Bedre, the Norwegian version. I had the absolute pleasure of having one of Scandinavia´s top interior photographer Trine Thorsen visit me for a week here in Iceland last summer where we shot and styled some gorgeous homes. I´ve admired Trine´s work for a LONG time before actually meeting and becoming friends with her. The first feature to be published, the one in Bo Bedre, is the home of Finnish stylist Katri Tauriainen who has lived and worked here in Iceland for almost 30 years. Large, white rooms with big windows and lots of light are furnished with dark and exotic furnitures. Katri has a fantastic talent as a stylist and all through her home you´ll find lovely arrangement of furnitures and objects.
A cozy corner in the living room. The large oriental cupboard is by Nordal. The moss decorations are a current favorite of Katri´s. The large clock on the wall is from a company called Kare.
In the hallway leading to the main bedroom, Katri keeps a lovely bamboo bench which she found at a bargain price, a small table from Nordal and a large mirror from Asiades.
Beautiful, vintage maps of Iceland have been framed and hanged up on the wall, above an iron console table in the foyer. The base of the table is from Asiades but the table top is from Nordal. The large wooden bowl was bought in Tekk-Company, where Katri works. The art work on the table is from Hemelair.
In the home office, which is located at the end of a hallway, leading from the main bedroom, Katri keeps a beautiful antique cupboard, bought at an auction in Sweden, when she was 17. It´s one of the first items of furnitures she ever bought. Her dad helped her strip the cupboard of layers of paints, reveiling this gorgeous cupboard made from pearwood.
All images by Trine Thorsen.