Getting Ready For Winter & A Cosy Giveaway

29 November 2013 0


With the first snowflakes, the glimmering lights of the Christmas markets here in town, and the scent of gingerbread and mulled wine, I am getting ready for winter at home. I have been restyling my home over the past few weeks, step by step, corner by corner, with the knowledge that it is never finished and in constant flow. I have toned down the use of colours in my little apartment and added a few new home décor items from one of my favorite Danish home accessories brands, Broste Copenhagen.

My rooftop apartment is very small – a mere 32 square meters are divided into a living room area and a bedroom area connected by a round arch. This bisection has also been a basis for my restyling. I have decided to keep the bedroom area very calm and serene with lots of white, grey and muted blues like the hand-knitted plaid in icy blue.

The living room area is a tad more vibrant with stronger grey hues, deeper blues, zesty yellows and stronger patterns. Even the round arch has served as a basis for decoration decisions. I have used the round shape to mirror it on both opposed walls: In the bedroom I have mounted a big, round mirror whereas in the living room I have a large moon poster on the wall and two round cushions on the sofa. Moreover, a round coffee table brings the styling together and these round shapes are counteracted by rectangular shapes of furniture pieces, my zigzag rug and frames on my little gallery wall.

If you look at my sideboard in the bedroom you will see the combination of shapes in a smaller scale, too. The round mirror is taken up by the round Milk lamp, both are opposed by the rectangular glass boxes, books and the geometric shaped little planter. But my sideboard is an ongoing test area – I constantly shuffle things around and rearrange them. Now for instance I have added my Monstera plant to the left next to the wooden candleholders. 

Another favorite styling test area is my little chest of drawers in the living room. I holds my little urban garden and I have recently added a new mirror to visually enlarge the narrow space as well as the new ceramic boxes to hold all those little tidbits and keep them out of sight. 

I have teamed up with the folks of Broste Copenhagen to help you get ready for winter, too. How? Well, above you have seen some of their wonderful items in my home (the glass boxes, the ceramic boxes, the round cushions, the hand-knitted plaid, the rectangular mirror…) and now we are giving away and incredible loot of beautiful home accessories to you: One lucky winner will receive three different cushions, the hand-knitted plaid and two ceramic boxes. What you have to do? Leave a comment under this blogpost (don’t forget to add your email address) until coming Friday, December 6th, midnight CET, and like the Facebook page of Broste Copenhagen. Good luck my friends!

Photography by Igor Josifovic
This post has been brought to you in cooperation with Broste Copenhagen


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  • Reply Adele 29 November 2013 at 07:52

    Hi Igor, you did a really good job furnishing and decorating your home. I like the shades of gray (especially the colour behind the sofa), Vitra chairs, your urban jungle and those little details that are talking about you! I’m so curious about the whale, where did you find it?

  • Reply Muriel 29 November 2013 at 08:29

    Waou! I love all the pictures of your home: so cosy, so warm and welcoming!
    I’va had a real crush for the hand-knitted plaid!

  • Reply Nord und Süd 29 November 2013 at 08:35

    Oh wow this plaid is so gorgeous & surely really cosy and warm. Really nice pics, Igor, I love that you have such an non-typical winter styling!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Kristin aka Frau Süd

  • Reply Carole Poirot 29 November 2013 at 08:38

    My home is a constant work in progress as I have the attention span of a fruit fly and therefore don’t keep things exactly the same for very long. So, I know exactly how you feel about changing things and details for winter. What a cool giveaway! Have a lovely weekend.

  • Reply Anonymous 29 November 2013 at 08:41

    Hallo! I Think you have a really beutiful apartment, and it seems very roomy!
    Because I know all about “compact living”, we, my husband, daugther, 3 cats
    and 1 dog, lived in a 25 square meters for 9 months! And it didnt look as
    nica as your does! We lived there “in between” Selling our house, waiting
    for an apartment… Now, we finally have are “new” apartment, there we
    have the space again, but it needs a lot of renovating… So it would help
    a lot, if I could decorate with some wonderful items from broste Copenhagen!

    I´m already a fan on fb!
    Take care/ Marie from Sweden

  • Reply Filipek 70 29 November 2013 at 09:06

    You have great and stylish apartment !!!!
    Do you think I would be sooooooooooo lucky again:)))))))))) Fb done 🙂
    and I have sth for you too, on my blog today :))) maybe it will be great gift for someone from your family or friends 🙂 I’m inviting you 🙂

  • Reply Susanne von Serendipity 29 November 2013 at 09:10

    Oh wow! Die Sachen sind so schön, da muss ich mein Glück einfach versuchen! Vor allem das Plaid – hach! Und du hast deine Wohnung einfach toll eingerichtet!
    Dann drück ich mir mal die Daumen!
    Liebste Grüße aus Hamburg – Susanne

  • Reply Emma 29 November 2013 at 09:18

    Wow Igor…your apartment is awesome…can’t imagine.. 32 square meters? your kidding looks so stylish and roomy :)…and the broste items…marvelous…have a lovely weekend…

  • Reply worksch 29 November 2013 at 09:20

    Hello Igor,
    wonderful things from Broste Kopenhagen:-)
    Have a nice day

  • Reply Sarah Halbeisen 29 November 2013 at 09:21

    I love your colour choice. Cool, crsip but with still enough colour to make it cozy and a little quirky. I would totally feel at home. Looking at this pictures also made me wonder where you stood to take them and it made me chuckle a little (sofa from above?!); very nice change of perspective. Thank you for being also creative at this.

  • Reply Rebecca and Lori 29 November 2013 at 09:22

    Your home is simply beautiful. I love all of the little touches, especially the books in the glass boxes!

  • Reply Lost In Cheeseland 29 November 2013 at 09:26

    I ADORE your place! And I would ADORE to win all of these goodies, especially since we’re now undergoing a redesign in our apartment! It would be the perfect motivator.

  • Reply Anonymous 29 November 2013 at 09:43

    I love this brand! I live in Romania and try to mix our traditional inspired pieces with nordic style decor in my home . I always mix old and new for a one of a kind look and I would love to have the opportunity to includ some of their pieces in my rooms.

    Keep up the good work, Love this blog.

  • Reply Pia Pelkonen 29 November 2013 at 10:00

    I love your place! Very Scandinavian and ‘Happy’! 🙂 Also <3 Broste!

  • Reply Julia / junifaden 29 November 2013 at 10:36

    oh wow das plaid sieht ja traumhaft aus, ein schönes paket hast du uns da geschnürt 🙂 viele liebe grüße julia

  • Reply Anonymous 29 November 2013 at 10:38

    Absolutely LOVE your home and the decoration!

  • Reply dimitris 29 November 2013 at 10:40

    your place is fantastic!

  • Reply Anonymous 29 November 2013 at 11:03

    very, very nice- everything!

  • Reply harmonie-pur 29 November 2013 at 11:45

    Oh yes, I’m rather fond of the plaid. Such a wonderful colour and knitting. As we will have a new sofa in January, it would be a great pleasure to have it. And do I have to emphasize that I’m always cold?

  • Reply Eleni Psyllaki 29 November 2013 at 12:21

    So many wonderful things! Thanks Igor ^^

  • Reply Anette 29 November 2013 at 12:38

    omg…I can´t believe, that you´re living on 32 square meters…your apartment looks like a designer´s loft ;)…and your styling is gorgeous…love it <3

  • Reply Mia 29 November 2013 at 12:54

    Here’s a comment, here’s a comment!
    I love it all, the plaid particularly (Great photo with your hand grapping it BTW 😉

  • Reply Ligia Seabra 29 November 2013 at 13:31

    It’s so lovely! I love the colours, the greys, blues and a touch of yellow, amazing!

  • Reply Anonymous 29 November 2013 at 15:42

    Interessant zu sehen, wie Du lebst. Mir gefallen Deine Farben. Es sieht alles sehr “happy” aus! Die Bolig lese ich auch am liebsten, wenn ich in DK bin! Und Broste Copenhagen ist großartig!

  • Reply Lisa Sch 29 November 2013 at 18:11

    Tolle Sachen, die sich nicht nur in deiner Wohnung perfekt machen, sondern sicher auch bei mir gut aussehen würden 🙂

    LG Lisa

  • Reply Helle R 29 November 2013 at 18:26

    Wou, I just love Broste Copenhagen <3 Would like to win the prize 🙂

  • Reply Vlatka 29 November 2013 at 18:27

    Divno, Igore! I sama sam nedavno kupila stan od 32 m2 i uživam namještajući ga u skandidavskom stilu, u skladu sa svojim mogućnostima, a naglasak je da to bude jedno “happy” mjesto koje će mi izvući osmijeh na lice čim uđem u njega. Tvoj blog i stan su vrlo inspirativni. Lijep pozdrav iz Rijeke!

  • Reply Maike Karen 29 November 2013 at 18:41

    hello Igor,

    you have so many wonderful details in your appartment! I would enjoy to go shopping with you to learn from you experience of combing objects!
    Maike Karen

  • Reply Bridgee 29 November 2013 at 22:00

    OMG Igor ! I adore your little nest – it looks so cozy, stylish and colorful ! The photos are gorgeous by the way. You have SUCH a good eye – honestly, you don’t need any photography help AT ALL !! xx

  • Reply caroline@trend-daily 29 November 2013 at 22:16

    Wow-brilliant job Igor-it’s looking wonderful. I love all your plants too! I cant wait to see everyone’s homes in your blogging book. I will order it and review it on the blog! Happy weekend!

  • Reply Pink and Green Mom 30 November 2013 at 00:57

    Everything is stunning! I liked the Facebook page!
    Erika W.

  • Reply Ardamus 30 November 2013 at 01:33

    Great giveaway / contest.
    I hope I can have similar giveaway like this too.
    Hope everyone enjoy it. Good luck.


  • Reply Kelly Commerford 30 November 2013 at 05:03

    I am so clueless when it comes to home decorating. These items look inviting, easy to incorporate into your home, and classy. I would be so excited to win these and would definitely put them to good use. I like Broste Copenhagen’s Facebook page as well.

    Kelly Commerford

  • Reply maja tomljanovic 30 November 2013 at 07:52

    love the colors and so many details!

  • Reply Regards et Maisons by Nathalie 30 November 2013 at 08:58

    Quelle belle visite guidée. Il y a beaucoup de belles choses chez toi et comme c’est bien rangé 🙂 .thanks for the cosy giveaway . Bon weekend .

  • Reply Anonymous 30 November 2013 at 09:09

    Wow wie toll …. Sowohl die Gewinne als auch die Einblicke in dein Appartment.
    Liebe Grüße

  • Reply evArt 30 November 2013 at 09:51

    einfach nur wunderschön! ich mag den style und den dezenten farbenmix!
    love it!
    have a wonderful day, eva

  • Reply Anonymous 30 November 2013 at 11:32

    ich habe schon die ganze Zeit gewartet auf dein “neues” zu Hause. Great Job! Da ich auch in einem ständigen Umstyling-Marathon stecke, freue ich mich natürlich immer über neue, gemütliche Kissen und Co.

    LG Caroline

  • Reply Julia 30 November 2013 at 12:44

    Das ist ja schon wie Weihnachten!! Hast du’s schön zuhause!!! Liebe Grüße, Julia / philuko

  • Reply Elisabeth st 30 November 2013 at 14:04

    nice and cosy!

  • Reply Sarah 30 November 2013 at 15:52

    I love all the items and your flat is so lovely too…you have the book I want, ‘My Greek Island Home’ which I read about last year on another blog. Thanks for the giveaway!! 😉

  • Reply Justine 30 November 2013 at 16:16

    the plaid is just wonderful…so cozy!


  • Reply Anya Jensen 30 November 2013 at 19:20

    Lovely home you have Igor – size doesn’t matter when it comes to cozying up at home. Fab colour-scheme you have going on, so relaxing and homey. FAB giveaway as well, fingers xx and happy weekend,

  • Reply Anonymous 30 November 2013 at 19:37

    I just love it!!!!

  • Reply Monika 30 November 2013 at 19:48

    Hello Igor 🙂 You’ve got lovely apartment, fresh and crisp :). I spotted this great copper vase, I love it! 🙂
    As per Broste, I am a huge fan of this brand, their stars are my favorite Xmas decoration this year :).
    Thank you very much for the giveaway (oh, how how how I would like to win! 🙂 ).
    Good luck everyone 🙂

  • Reply CappelloABombetta 30 November 2013 at 20:11

    WOW Igor… You let me without words and , believe me, it is very strange! 🙂 I love your apartment, your palette color, cosy corners, so much beautiful object! Very very amazing home!

  • Reply Marianne Le Temps Jadis 1 December 2013 at 10:40

    You have decorated your apartment beautifully. I love the idea of keeping books in glass boxes, I might steal that idea (if I can find the boxes). I love to take part. I liked the FB with my blogs FB page. It easier to share that way.

  • Reply lejchy001 1 December 2013 at 13:13

    I love, love, love your apartment! So cosy to spend those cold winter days inside. Also I love the ideas you give for placing books in different ways, I could borrow some of them in my apartment. Great job! 🙂

  • Reply julia I mintlametta 1 December 2013 at 15:59

    Igor! If you are looking for a roommate just let me know, I won’t bring my own stuff, all of your (happy) interior looks just great * yeah! julia

  • Reply 1 December 2013 at 18:57

    Beautiful! One of my favorite companies, too!

  • Reply Kennis wong 2 December 2013 at 03:20

    I like that you put some books in the glass case; what an elegant and creative way to contain books.

  • Reply Kennis wong 2 December 2013 at 03:20

    I like that you put some books in the glass case; what an elegant and creative way to contain books.

  • Reply Hoflove 2 December 2013 at 10:09

    Wow! This is an awesome Giveaway! I love Broste Copenhagen very much and are already a Fan on Facebook. So..I am ready to win and decorate my new home!
    Btw: i really really love the way you combine all these colours and present your books. I am a huge booklover and the idea to store the most precious ones in the glas case is brilliant! 🙂
    Best wishes, Kathy

  • Reply Habibalein 2 December 2013 at 19:44

    Ohhh my – I have a beachy bedroom which needs to be softly changed during the winter season…just think winter at the seaside. I sure could use the lovely knitted plaid, cushions and the lovely ceramic boxes.

  • Reply Rayray Cartucci 2 December 2013 at 20:08

    This is a nice cozy winter giveaway! Looks terrific. Thanks for the chance. Have a wonderful week!

  • Reply Emelie @florainspiro 2 December 2013 at 20:49

    Lovely pics & styling! Your appartment seems to be quite masculine but without being too cold and clean. I love all the small and quirky detalis! Happy Monday!

  • Reply wil 3 December 2013 at 12:04

    wow! i really like this white/black/lightblue combination. perfect!
    Merci for this wonderful giveaway chance!

  • Reply Phin W 3 December 2013 at 14:21

    wow, wunderschön! sag mal, woher hast du diesen tollen wal? den hätte ich echt gern auch!
    liebste grüße

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 3 December 2013 at 15:20

      Hi Phin! Den Wal hab ich in San Francisco in einem Laden namens ‘Aggregate Supply’ gekauft. Ist sozusagen ein Reise-Souvenir.

    • Reply Phin W 11 December 2013 at 14:48

      ah, okay. ein wirklich schönes souvenir… ich werde mal bei etsy schauen, vielleicht finde ich etwas ähnliches 🙂
      vielen lieben dank für die antwort 🙂

  • Reply ne-knopka 3 December 2013 at 14:39

    Great giveaway!I love the colours )


  • Reply МаринаОсень 4 December 2013 at 07:17

    i love the sea canvas on the second image and all other framed photographs and posters. beautiful place! and the giveaway is great!
    have a l lovely day,

  • Reply Autor 4 December 2013 at 08:56

    Tolle, tolle Bilder!!!!!!
    Liebe Grüsse, Frida

  • Reply Interior Design Miami 4 December 2013 at 12:12

    Hey Igor…your apartment is looking awesome…i can’t imagine you make it more cozy and comfortable by using these innovative and creative products …it looks so stylish and cool from inside. I appreciate your designing and decorating skills. Hope you have lovely weekend.

  • Reply Mikey F. 4 December 2013 at 22:09

    Great giveaway Igor… I am crazy about your lovely appartment.


  • Reply raina @A Stylist's Life 5 December 2013 at 05:25

    I love how you apinted your apt. You would never beleive how small it is from your amazing photo’s. I’m deciding on which Farrow and Ball colors to paint my place- can’t wait to have it looking as good as yours.

  • Reply Anonymous 5 December 2013 at 18:15

    Vielen Dank für die Inspiration! Habe jetzt ganz viele Ideen und Lust endlich unser neues Haus einzurichten!

    Liebe Grüße

  • Reply Igor Josifovic 7 December 2013 at 18:04

    We have a lucky winner – chose comment no. 7 thus congrats to Susanne of Serendipity Blog! Send me an email with your address for the goodies to be delivered!

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