Good morning and welcome to a brand new week. Today I would like to share a lovely home of Silje Aune Eriksen, Norwegian ceramic designer, which was recently featured in Elle Decoration. So please – do kick of your shoes, take a seat and make yourselves comfortable. In fact, I don’t know about you but I feel perfectly comfortable just looking at these images – no need to sit down even.

I find Silje’s home so lovely, honest and full of personality. No doubt, this interior’s been blessed with an enviable bone structure which has been beautifully accentuated with a delicate colour palette offset with graphic patterns and bright accents (man – either Silje or the stylist are displaying a hard-core commitment to fluoro pink, red and orange accents, right? The tonal balance and consistency is killing me!)



I also really love the way the furniture selections clean-up the whole look and make the interior a bit more polished and “architectural” (that’s so not the right way to describe it, but I just can’t think of a better word at the moment! Preggers brain strikes again…)

I spy an Ikea lamp by Front next to the TV, which talks to countless examples of Silje’s beautiful ceramic work displayed throughout the house; the textural Artecnica Grand Trianon paper pendant hanging over the dining table, perfectly balancing the magnificent “Air” paper vases by Torafu Architects on the table and in the background; the iconic 1950’s Acapulco chair in the living room next to the Don’t Leave Me side table from Hay (the best name for a table – don’t you think?) and Scholten & Baijings pom-pom rugs also for Hay with those annoyingly perfect accents of pink again; Tom Dixon‘s Offcut Stool which lights up the entire kitchen; Konstantin Grcic‘s Chair One for Magis in the home office, which makes the Ikea work table appear a bit more special (btw, 10 points if you can correctly pronounce Konstantin’s surname – ha!)

Anyway, enough with the product knowledge lesson. What I’m really trying to say is that I just really love the feel of this place. Do you?


[Discovered via madame herve. Images via this is… – Styling by Kirsten Visdal/ Photos by Trine Thorsen.]

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Dana Tomić Hughes
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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Nick Hughes, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Interior Design, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places.

6 Responses

  1. Ella

    Oh Dana, I LOVE this apartment!

    It has got beautiful bones (sheesh…why can’t I have those beams) but at the same time, it’s not one of those spaces that have been designed to the nines with painstaking 1:2 joinery details and trimless/recessed fittings and mitred marble benchtops etc. It’s a bit more relaxed and forgiving, yet you can still sense the design consideration given to every inch of the space. Maybe it’s that unrelenting commitment to the colour scheme…

    I suppose why I love it is because it reminds me that you you don’t need to splurge on every every detail to make a space beautiful and sometimes. A few key selections go a long way. And shock, horror, it is okay for things not to align from time to time!

  2. Leigh

    Wow…simply stunning! So welcoming yet refined. Those beams…. I want those beams!!

  3. Ezabelle

    Yes and yes. I do love it. I love the colour palette. How clever to combine that light scandi timber with black, white and pink. Who would have thought.

    Pink, I’ve noticed, is really becoming a star, of late. Mainly the dusty variety. But, I like the way they used the fluoro pink in the rug and stool. Gutsy. Original. Clever. Restrained but, yes, that hot pink stool definitely makes that kitchen pop.

    Great find Dana. X


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