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No one has escaped the total flower boom of tulips that totally takes over Instagram this season. I think tulips are so HUGE right now cause we are all tired of the winter that never ends. The tulips are a significator for spring and all the beautiful colors that come with it. Many may hate them too, but I like these colorful cute flowers.

Here are the best of instagram tulips right now, including my own pink tulip goodies :)

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Here are my own Instagram tulips at home and I LOVE that pink color :)

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Some fun facts about the crazy tulips:

The so-called tulip mania, also called tulipomani that was to break out in the Netherlands during the 1600s. It was begun speculating in tulips on the stock exchanges in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, and when the tulip craze had peaked knew everyone that wanted to become rich in a short time, one would invest in tulips. At the beginning of 1637 twenty-fold increase in the price of tulip bulbs in just one month to be followed by an even larger decline the month after in connection with a notorious tulip auction in Alkmar (which then had sales of SEK 75 million in today’s money). Tulip prices began to decline at a furious pace and tulip crash was a fact. This was the beginning of the misery that broke out in Holland with increased unemployment and starvation as a result.

When tulip well introduced in Europe it spread quickly. Starting in the 1600s was the tulip well established in France. The country fell into a period of tulipomani which went further than the more famous later broke out in Holland. It is said, among other things. a. a miller who changed his mill to an onion cultivar `Mere Brune.
Do you btw have some any tips on how to get tulips last for long and still look fresh ??

Flowers Forever!

LOVE M

It was LOVE at first decor site when I first saw Annika Von Holdts amazing Copen hagen home. I fell totally for her perfect mix of old golden frames together with modern clean Nordic decor. When i started to read about Annika she is also very simular to myself. She takes no B shit, hates cheak kissing mingles and always speaks her mind.

OF COURSE I hade to contact Annika for a quick interview about her home, Copenhagen and how to decorate stylish when you have small kids…..enjoy!

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These antique golden frames made my decor heart fall in deep love at first site:)

THE INTERVIEW!

Hi Annika! I will begin with saying that your home is absolutley stunning! Its every decohollics wet dream came true. And its not often I as a decor brain washed blogger get a full speed decor crush.

So my first question will of course be how did you get the inspiration to your perfectly old/new mixed decor?

Annika: I get inspired by everything around me, really; Travel especially. Places, spaces and faces, you know. And with a background in the fashion industry, perhaps I have a confident eye. But my interior design interest is more like a passion, if you will. I don’t compromise or cut corners. I buy carefully thought out design, which often has the added benefit of being timeless. Maybe I’ll spend a little more money here and now, but in turn the things I buy will last me a lifetime … or at least until I get tired of them. Having said that, I’d like to add that style, character and sophistication are by no means dependent on money. There’s beauty in (almost) everything. If you care to look. I know exactly if I like something when I see it.

A home, really, evolves over time, layer upon layer. I never follow trends. The problem with trends is that a particular style tends to go overboard in the attempt to perfect it. In my opinion it ruins the whole. There’s no surprise. I like a bit of the unexpected. And most importantly, I think a home should reflect the people living there, it’s not working for me if it looks like an exhibit.

I like elegant, but a somewhat cheeky aesthetic. I am a bit of design snob, admittedly, but furniture and decorative items should be so much more than just status symbols. I regard some of them art. Functional art. And they should strike joy for the owner.

I like to combine things, different styles, different periods, old and new and the secret to making it work is there is no secret, really. I only have one rule of thumb; NO MESS; I can’t live in a messy house, or with too much stuff. I hate tablescapes and collections, and the only collection on display in my house is a huge frame wall with pictures and photos that mean something to me and to us as a family. I’d rather have few but good things or few and bold things, than a house full to the brim of stuff. I guess you could say that I represent the antonym of a hoarder. I find a sense of relief in shedding the unnecessary. I don’t have things lying around that I don’t use. If I don’t use it, it has to go. Same goes with my clothes, shoes and makeup.

How did you get the idéa to your fab golden framed black/white photos? (that I just fell in love with)

Annika: The big frames were bought in second hand shops – the kind of shops that smell of cigarette smoke. I got them cheap, removed the old pictures and fixed the frames them up with spray paint. I like a bold statement. These are completely over the top, and that’s why they work so well in a home like mine; They get to shine in their own right. If you have a frame like that, you don’t need much else on the wall. And besides, I can’t afford the art I want.

You have written a book about interiors! Tell us a little about that?

Annika: Yes, I have written a book about interior decoration titled: “The Little Book on Decorating with Less”. It invites the reader into my home in Copenhagen – characterized by a “less is more” interior design philosophy and a love for clean lines, classic design and a palette of monochrome hues.  It’s basically a guide on how to celebrate the things you’ve got, rather than buying new things all the time.

And it’s a lot about uncluttering and getting rid of the stuff you don’t like, or never use. It’s a little “coffetable” book, so little you can fit it in your purse. It was inspired by my daily practice of posting a snapshot on Instagram – a lot of people seemed to like my interior posts, and I thought something pretty could be created in print, too. It sold out in 2 hours – 3 days ahead of publication when I posted the launch date and a pre-order option on Instagram.

You as a mom, do you have any decor tips for parents to be? That still want their home to stay just a LITTLE bit stylish?

Annika: My tips to parents with small kids is this: Have a designated place for everything. And teach your mini-you to put their shit back in their designated space when they are done playing with it. Nobody wants to step on Lego in the dark.

You really don’t have to alter your interior style just because you have small kids. I had a white slip covered sofa when my son was a toddler. Worked like a charm. Teach them to respect their surroundings and clean up after themselves. Those lessons may come in handy later in life anyway.

And last! If Im going to Copenhagen can you mention 3 interior stores that I simpley must visit?

Annika: My favourite interior shops in Copenhagen are: Paustian, Casa Shop and Studio Oliver Gustav.

Annika is a true animal lover and crazy cat lady as myself and the animals are allowed to hang out everywhere at her place….SO CUTE!

Some cute pink details to make stuff more fun!

OMG! How STUNNING is her bathroom ? its to die for. #FLOORLOVE

And at last we see the stunning writer and former model herself!

Annika is a fierce cockie in many ways and she def got some major #bitchcred

Check out her Instagram its also very inspiring @annikavonholdt

Have a fab day cuties!

LOVE Maria

PS If you like this post please SHARE IT so others also can enjoy it:)

Are your hair turning grey cause of your slow sucky WordPress webpage? Then you simply must update your admin with these 20 MUST have WP plugins. Be aware that not all plugins are that good, so be cafrefull wich ones you download out there, in worst case they distroy your whole page.

My blog is known for a very proffesional approach, and these 20 amazing plugins is in many ways the reson why!

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1. Backup Buddy

While we’re talking about security, there’s no better security than having a reliable backup system.
As a business owner, you cannot afford to lose your business and customer data in case of a hardware failure or an attack on your host’s servers.

The first thing you should setup on all your WordPress sites is a backup plugin. We recommend using BackupBuddy because it is one of the most reliable and easiest way to backup and restore your WordPress sites with just a few clicks.

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2. Featured Images in RSS w/ Size and Position

Adds featured images from posts to your site’s RSS feed output, with featured image size and CSS positioning options.

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3. All In One SEO Pack

Out-of-the-box SEO for your WordPress blog. Features like XML Sitemaps, SEO for custom post types, SEO for blogs or business sites, SEO for ecommerce sites, and much more. Almost 30 million downloads since 2007.

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4. Akismet Spam

Tons of spam makes anybody CRAZY! This antispam plugin is used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from spam. It keeps your site protected even while you sleep.
Yoast SEO Yoast SEO (formerly known as WordPress SEO by Yoast) is one of the most popular WordPress plugins. It allows you to optimize your WordPress site for search engines. It not only helps you add meta tags, it optimizes your site as a whole.

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5. OptinMonster

is the most popular conversion rate optimization software. It allows you to convert abandoning website visitors into email subscribers. If you want to grow your email list, then this is a must have WordPress plugin in 2016. Read these case studies to see how much success other businesses are having by using OptinMonster.

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6. Google Analytics

is the most comprehensive and free website analytics tool in the market. In layman’s terms it allows you to see where your visitors are coming from and what they are doing on your website.
You can then optimize your site accordingly to improve your earnings. We have detailed guides on how to install Google Analytics in WordPress and how to use Google Analytics.

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7. Instagram feed

Instagram is the thing right now and you need a great plugin to connect Instagram to your blog. This plugs display is beautifully clean, customizable, and has a responsive Instagram feed.

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8. Sucuri Security

is going to be a big concern for online business owners in 2016. Sucuri’s web application firewall is probably one of the best protection you can get for your site.
They monitor and protect your site from DDoS, malware threats, XSS attacks, brute force attacks, and basically every other type of attack.
If you don’t have a firewall on your website, then add one today.

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9. W3 Total cache Speed

is one of the most important SEO factors. Faster websites rank higher in Google, this means more visitors for your business website and more conversions.
W3 Total Cache allows you to serve compressed and cached files to your visitors. This reduces the load on your server and your website becomes faster.

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10. Soliloquy Sliders

on your WordPress landing pages allow you to easily display your featured content, products, and announcements in a beautiful interactive way. Soliloquy is the best WordPress slider in the market. It allows you to easily create your own beautiful sliders and add them anywhere on your WordPress site.

11. Buffer

Keeping your followers engaged on social media requires you to frequently post updates. Buffer allows you to easily schedule your posts for the entire day.
This allows you to keep your social media accounts active while you work on other things.

12. Insert headers & footers

While managing your WordPress sites, you may sometimes need to add code snippets to your WordPress site’s header or footer. This means you will have to edit the theme files which could get messy and break up your WordPress theme. Insert Headers and Footer allows you to easily add code snippets to your WordPress site without editing your theme files

13. jQuery Pin It Button For Images

Highlights images on hover and adds a “Pin It” button over them for easy pinning.

14. UpdraftPlus Backup/Restore

Backup takes backups locally, or backup to Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, Rackspace, (S)FTP, WebDAV & email, on automatic schedules.

15. EWWW Image Optimizer

Reduce file sizes for images within WordPress including NextGEN Gallery and GRAND FlAGallery. Uses jpegtran, optipng/pngout, and gifsicle.

16.WPforms

As a business owner, allowing your customers to contact you should be your top priority. WPForms is the most beginner friendly contact form plugin for WordPress. This drag & drop online form builder allows you to easily create contact forms, email subscription forms, order forms, payment forms, and other type of online forms with just a few clicks.

17.Constant Contact

Is one of the best email marketing service providers. It allows you to build an email lists and send emails to your subscribers.
It is by far the most beginner friendly platform, with quick and easy setup. It comes with built-in tools to add signup forms and also works well with lead generation software like OptinMonster.

18.Quick & easy FAQs

If you are launching a new product or website, you may need to add a FAQs section in WordPress. You can add a new page with all the frequently asked questions (FAQs), but in most cases FAQs grows as your product evolves and as your customer base grows.
By adding the FAQ section, you can significantly reduce your support overhead and improve conversion.

19.Google Apps for Work

Is a suite of web applications like email, docs, spreadsheets, etc. Created by Google, this powerful suite of office applications is cheaper, easy to deploy, and hassle free. Most importantly, it allows you to use your own business domain name for emails.

20.Disqus

The default WordPress commenting system works well for websites with fewer visitors. However, for larger sites with lots of user comments you are better off with Disqus commenting system. It is a third party commenting system, which means comments will not affect your server. It does not affect your site’s page speed and comes equipped with anti-spam filters.

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WordPress plugins

Nothing beats a superfast, 100 % working updated WordPress site, and just one little plugin can make the WHOLE difference. To use a good cache plugin for instance speeds up your page in a sekond.

Plugins are like new partners, if they work its really good and you cant be without them, but if not its the best thing to get rid of them super FAST:)

 

LOVE M

When you surf around on Instagram you realize that there are as many styles of Christmas trees as there are people. It’s fun to see how different Christmas trees often reflect the personalities and the owner’s style in general. A simple decorated tree are often placed in a home with the same type of minimalistic decor. While a glam bling tree moves in with the prima donna who love fab Christmas partys and a Christmas with class all the luxury way.

I have here collected some of my personal Christmas tree inspiration from Instagram to get you in that Christmasy mood!

Christmas tree inspiration

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Mini Christmas trees are SO cute :)

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A retro styled Christmas rocks to :)

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A classic Swedish Christmas tree can never go wrong!

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Sll cats want to rock that tree in to pieces in their silent mind!

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Im dreaming of a white Christmas theme !

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My own Christmas tree above from last year AND can you read my personality by the look of it ?? :)

Good look with your choice and I hope you liked my little insta !

LOVE M

2013 has been a busy year for Team Inredningsvis. Here are some of our highlights and some things you might have missed:

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January

We said Hola, Malaga! as we escaped the Swedish Winter and explored this southern Spanish destination for a few days.

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February

Inredningsvis celebrated 1 full year online, and I published a post about New Zealand (my home country) as a dream holiday destination.

Crossing Cook Strait to the South Island

March

Maria started posting about fashion and we found out about the craziness that is Easter.

April

Brorsan the cat makes an appearance on one of the world’s most popular decor blogs, Desire to Inspire, and we start exploring the islands off the coast of Gothenburg with the warmer weather.

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May

I finally create a perfect gluten free bread recipe and Maria and I are invited to stay as guests at Styrsö Skäret Bed & Breakfast.

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June

We spend an amazing 2 week Summer holiday on our favorite island of Styrsö, in a classic Swedish little red cottage.

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July

We spend the night at Hällsnäs Hotel and Conference Centre, and continue to inspire with Summer home decor.

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August

We take a look at interior design as a concept, look at an amazing Victorian villa, and learn about some smart storage solutions.

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September

The Inredningsvis website gets a facelift, and we give you some great recipes for Swedish Cheese Pie and carrot cake muffins. We also give you some great decor tips such as 7 tips for home office decor as well as cute cat furniture.

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October

Maria and Jon both have birthdays, and we spend a few sunny and amazing days in Antibes in France. I get back into photography with some Autumn images, and we check out some Swedish tile fireplaces.

November

Maria creates a picture wall, Jon shows how to take better photos with an iPhone camera, and we find out how to make bedrooms more sexy.

December

We go crazy with Christmas shopping and webshops, and tell you about some of our favourite online boutiques, such as Casa Rosenhill, Ateljé Mormor, Hemsjön, Etnodesign, Matilde & Co, Bengkers, Lilla Harmoniboden, Älvsbyhus, and Room99.

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Maria and I would firstly like to thank YOU – our wonderful readers, for visiting inredningsvis.se, leaving lots of friendly and fun comments, and telling everyone you know about Inredningsvis – the Swedish home decor and inspiration blog.

We’re going to take a short break from writing now and will be back early in the New Year.

But as ever, inredningsvis will be open 24/7 to provide lots of amazing decor, food, fashion and travel inspiration! :)

HAPPY NEW YEARRR  from Maria and Jon, at inredningsvis.se