Wednesday, June 27, 2012


The magic started.
With butterflies in my stomach and an ice coffee in my hand I drove of to Oslo and my big day. 
It was such amazing hours, the morning mist was laying low over the fields as the sun rise 
over the mountains. It was like Mother Earth wished me good luck.

My first meeting.
On TV. In the studio at TV2 talking to the host Vaar Staude with the editor of ELLE décoration, 
Helle Tjaberg, by my side. Nothing to be nervous about, I realized. Smile.

ELLE décoration booked me in to the Comfort Hotel Grand Central. A brand new hotel downtown 
in Oslo with great design and the best breakfast ever. Helle and I was also given a tour by the 
hotel Manager Olav Langli telling us about the history of the old building. 
The photos are from the hotel site.

A small break at the ELLE office. Wonderful girls working hard making the best interior magazine.
Me checking e-mails and Facebook after my 3 minutes on TV. Smile.

Next stop was  Kråkvik & D'orazio studio, Norways best stylists. The place was packed with props. 
Photographer Siren Lauvdal was concentrating working while Jannicke fixed the styling, 
Alessandro was talking enthusiastically about design and interior and the whole setting was just lovely.
These people are so talented and good hearted and it was a big treat watch them work. 
Thank you!

I also met sweet Dagny at the studio, creative director at Fargerike. 
She handed me the award, a gift certificate worth 10 000 kr at Fargerike´s stores. 
Renovating the barn, this really helps. 
So here I was, sitting at Kråkvik & D'orazio studio, eating chocolate together with Dagny and Helle, 
while work and meetings were filling up my e-mail account and answering machine. 
Being on TV really helps.

Finally it was time for party. ELLE´s big summer party was held at the French Embassy and
was as posh as I expected. Celebrities and pretty pretty people.
I had such a GREAT time together with Helle and Dagny and I met some sweet good friends,
Ann Helen & Solveig from NIB, stylist Linda from Hviit and photographer Anniken Furunes.
The day was perfect and I could not asked for more.
(the party photos are taken by NIB)

At last I want to thank you Helle, the editor at ELLE decoration for opening so many doors.
Such a talented, warm and calm person I´m so glad I got to know.

{ T H A N K Y O U }

Sunday, June 24, 2012


for your amazing support
these last months has been overwhelming
you follow me her and there
always with the sweetest words and smiles


the other day
this wonderful card waited for me in my mailbox
with the nicests words from my new sweet friend

I´m starting to believe I´m blessed

{ big smile}

I´m shouthing out loud

Saturday, June 16, 2012



FRYD means JOY
and my barn will be filled with it
I can already feel it

// s m i l e //

The days ahead are as lovely as they can be
partying with ELLE
me attending on national TV
oh my!


the barn is soon ready for me
reedy for colors and interior choices
pure joy!

If you like to see before photos
take a look here

// wish you a sweet weekend //

Thursday, June 14, 2012


hi & hello
in between styling, photography and teaching online
tomorrow is actually my last day teaching at "BYW2"
it´s been just wonderful and I loved every moment!

this amazing issue of Mollie Makes
with a sweet thank you note from Jane the editor
landed in my mailbox the other day
if you love craft
you love Mollie Makes

and if you love color and flowers
you love Amy Butler

her work is breathtaking pretty
makes me dream
and my heart sing

reading that she likes my blog
made me so happy and proud
happy as a child
can be

your first birthday
Mollie Makes

{  H A P P Y  H A P P Y   W E D N E S D A Y  }

Friday, June 1, 2012

// F I N A L L Y - the secret is out //

For three weeks now I wanted to tell the world that

I almost drove off the road when Helle Tjaberg,
the editor of Elle Decoration, told me on the phone
while I was driving my little white Fiat

Oh my
I´m so fortunate & happy

// T H E S T O R Y //
This spring
ELLE Decoration in Norway
together with Fargerike
arranged the competition


the jury picked out twelve finalists 
and in the end the jury together with the voices from the public jury 
chose a winner

I´m so honerd
I got tears in my eyes

So THANK you
and THANK you to the judges
designer Jonathan Adler :: editor Helle Tjaberg :: creative director Dagny Thurmann - Hoelseth ::
stylist Christine Hærra :: interior expert John Erik Bakost

You all made my heart smile & my soul happy

xox Jeanette