I met Anu online not long after starting AP&C close to two years ago, take aside that she’s such a lovely and warm person, she does a great edit of Nordic design which she shares on her beautiful blog Decordots. All of the seriously pinworthy images that she shares are found after her self confessed hours and hours of scanning through interior websites and magazines. Recently I noticed a lovely coloured wall in her home on her Instagram feed so I thought it might be fun if she wouldn’t mind sharing what she has hanging on it with us today. Please welcome Anu and all the way from Estonia!
I live in a top floor apartment and my living room has sloped ceiling so wall space is quite limited. Fortunately there is enough space for a gallery wall behind the sofa and this is the corner of my home I’d like to share with you!
The wall behind the couch is painted in darker shade of greyish green and it’s the only colorful wall in otherwise white living room. There are actually two reasons for that. First, this wall is opposite to the big south-facing floor to ceiling window and I’m afraid that if the wall would be white it would be too bright for eyes when sun is out. Second, I like the contrast between darker wall and white furniture.
Because of the colorful background I have kept the collection of prints on the wall black and white. I love simple and minimalist Scandinavian style so the graphic black and white theme on my wall reflects my aesthetics.
I like to change things often, but these are currently on my wall (from left to right and up to down):
- White brush strokes on black background are drawn by me. This is actually the simplest drawing I have ever made and I did it in two minutes while I was painting our kitchen shelves.
- The big number 3 print is there because our little family has 3 members right now.
- The black and white photo of feet in sneakers is from unknown photographer.
- The quote “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will” from Karim Seddiki is one of my favorites right now and I printed it out in hope that when I see it every day hanging on my wall I’ll have more courage to do things that are out of my comfort zone.
- Tiger says Meow print by Riikka Kantinkoski.
- The fragment of Maija Isola’s legendary Kivet pattern for Marimekko. I like this simple and graphic pattern so much, that it has found a way to my wall!
- “From another point of view” print is there because I didn’t want my wall to look too serious and at the same time it reminds me to look things at different angle and find new opportunities.
- The last one is famous typography by Arne Jacobsen, it’s actually a cut out from a package of Design Letters teatowels – it looked just too pretty to throw it in a trash bin!
I hope you enjoyed and thank you, Mel for having me over at your lovely blog!
Thank you so much Anu!
I’m seeing so many talented bloggers that really need to start selling some of their work lately. After receiving these photos from Anu, and seeing her “brushstroke” painting, I told her that she needs to start an online shop, I’m sure they’d be really popular and apparently there’s more!
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All images by and courtesy of Anu of DecorDots