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Yesterday we went on a little Ikea trip to buy a few things we needed for baby.

I’m not an Ikea nut for nothing: you can’t beat their prices on basic items. For example why does a baby bathtub cost 10 francs (about 10 dollars) at Ikea and 40 at the baby store?

We also don’t have all those great stores you find in the US here: no Crate & Barrel, no Pottery Barn. Nope. It’s just us and good old Ikea, where at least you can always count on finding some cute, cheap stuff. You also can’t beat some of their genius solutions, like the Ribba shelves to create a reading nook or that Portis hanger if you don’t have a closet.

For baby from Ikea with love

For baby from Ikea with love

Anyways, spring has been a bit of a stranger around here, but I still wanted to give a little jolt to our interiors. Nothing drastic, but just switching textiles can be a big help in lightening up, especially if you live in a loft/mountain chalet like we do.

I loved the cozy feel we had through the winter, achieved by using warm and nordic colors and textures such as velvet and knit wool.

Winter selection

Winter selection

But now I’m ready to introduce lighter colors and materials and playful, modern prints for spring and summer. Here is what I bought. Hope it all works together!

Lighten up for spring

Lighten up for spring

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