Monday, 27 April 2009

Black is back!
We had a little dinner party on Saturday and I laid the table with some new runners in pale green linen that I bought at Åhléns in Stockholm recently. Mixed with my favourite candlesticks (Habitat a couple of years ago), china in black/white from Next and black linen napkins (also from Åhléns) it looked very springlike but with some attitude!
Black is really back in, not only in the kitchen but very much so in the garden. Furniture and plants in dramatic shades of black...I replanted my Box balls in black square pots that I got from Homebase (special offer, 3 for the price of 2, a bargain). The garden table in metal with a very french touch we got from Heal´s last year and are designed by the very talented young British designer John Reeves. I also have a dressing table by him in my bedroom in shiny Chinese lacquer...(it is part of a series of bedrooms furniture, look at
Even some of my plants in my garden are black like the black grass and black tulips. We also planted some black Hollyhocks in black this weekend and they will flower in the end of July, cannot wait....
Watch this space, there will be more black. We are currently building a house in the Stockholm archipelago and there we will have a black kitchen, even the dishwasher, cooker, fridge freezer are black as well as the floor in the kitchen and hall. The bathroom is also all black with marble tiles on the walls and sea stone flooring. New bathroom furniture Svea from Svedbergs ( and a black washing machine from Electrolux (
I will return with more pictures and a full story about the house in Stockholm meanwhile enjoy this pictures and I will soon return with more about design, travel and of course more recipes!