Gray + wood + white + neon.


Home of Silje Aune Eriksen / Seen in Norwegian Elle Decor / Photo by Trine Thorsen / Styling by Kirsten Visdal

I promise I have a few snapshots I’ve taken during the last few days of moving into the new apartment, but I got sidetracked by some amazing photos of ceramicist Silje Aune Eriksen’s house while I was looking at Design For Mankind yesterday and couldn’t stop myself from putting together my own little post.

There is nothing here that I don’t love. I keep looking at this first photo and going from detail to detail and marveling over how well it’s all put together. There’s a lot more to this shoot, and you can see the whole thing on Silje’s blog.

The thing I keep getting stuck on the most is that hot pink and gray RUG, though. I seriously covet that rug. It’s the Dot Carpet from Hay, designed by Scholten & Baijings. I haven’t seen it in person, but according to the description, it’s actually made up of more than a thousand felted balls that are hand-stitched together. It’s not woven! Absolutely amazing.

I’d actually consider saving my pennies up to buy it if it weren’t for the fact that Bruno and Fritz basically see any rug as a giant wee-wee pad. Sigh. Thanks for saving me money, puppies. I guess.


Home of Silje Aune Eriksen / Seen in Norwegian Elle Decor / Photos by Trine Thorsen / Styling by Kirsten Visdal

Isn’t the balance of colors, textures and shapes perfect here? Nothing is too heavy, but it all feels grounded and purposeful. The dominant color is gray, but the little slivers of neon and the natural light make the overall feeling really joyful and happy. I just love it, all of it.


Home of Silje Aune Eriksen / Seen in Norwegian Elle Decor / Photo by Trine Thorsen / Styling by Kirsten Visdal

Yeah, this STOOL. I know. It deserves its own photo. Much like those neon table legs made me want to run home and spray paint every table leg hot pink, this stool makes me want to dip everything I own in a hot, hot fluoro shade of orange…while wearing this lipstick. [UPDATE: Thanks to Simone, I now know that this is Tom Dixon's Offcut Stool. I need to start paying more attention to Tom Dixon's work beyond his lighting!]

50 comments
  1. Brittany @ Get FreshMar 8, 201212:31 am

    This home is absolutely flawless.

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  2. LeahMar 8, 201212:33 am

    Love !

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  3. victoriaMar 8, 201212:57 am

    cracking up. i have this scheduled for tomorrow. :)

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    Anna @ D16 /

    Of course you do. ;)

  4. JenniferMar 8, 20122:16 am

    Amazing home…a perfect edit. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. planktonfisherMar 8, 20122:33 am

    love that home! does anyone know the name of the lamp / where to get it?

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    Anna @ D16 /

    Which one? I see at least four lamps.

    planktonfisher /

    sorry, for me there is only ONE lamp – the paper lamp! do you its name?

    Anna @ D16 /

    The paper lamp is by Paula Arntzen for Artenica:
    http://www.artecnicainc.com/Products/Lighting/Grand_Trianon

  6. sophiaMar 8, 20123:56 am

    I know what you mean! I stumbled upon owner’s site a few days back and I couldn’t believe its state of perfection!

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  7. gracieMar 8, 20127:40 am

    I love this post. I have a white bedroom and I wanted grey curtains/blinds and I have a hot pink chair and I was feeling a bit confused and now I’m not anymore! Yay. Amazing house.

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  8. MarthaMar 8, 20128:11 am

    Not to mention DISHRACKWITHBUNNY. Googling now…

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    Anna @ D16 /

    WANT.

    Dieuwy /

    Its called Dish Bunny, by Invotis Orange http://www.invotisorange.com/products/DishBunny.aspx

  9. sherryMar 8, 20129:31 am

    Wow that house is just perfection and the rug is to die for! Way out of my price range but it’d be so worth it if I just didn’t need food. I don’t really need to eat do I?! I love neon pink accents in fashion, never considered it for my home though until your recent posts. Now you have me wondering what I could put in my light gray dining room.

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  10. The Subtle RudderMar 8, 201210:02 am

    Gorgeous space…and WHAT IS IT ABOUT SMALL DOGS that makes them view the world as their wee-wee pad? Or floor diaper, as I like to call them. So much for rugs…

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    Anna @ D16 /

    I don’t know!! It’s a sense of entitlement combined with a small bladder, I guess. ;)

  11. DieuwyMar 8, 201210:41 am

    Super! Love the combination of that Tom Dixon stool and Scholten&Baijings teatowel as well.

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  12. SallyMar 8, 201211:02 am

    gargh! this place is so ridiculously amazing! i love the colours, the rugs, the cushions, those shelves… and especially the giant fork. love love love!

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  13. BriannaMar 8, 201211:36 am

    Gosh. Can’t love the last photo/kitch enough! neon + white + industrial lighting…. yummmmmy

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  14. MichelleMar 8, 201211:36 am

    Wow and wow. Love the interior architecture. what a house.

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  15. erin / dfmMar 8, 201211:44 am

    aww, thanks for the link love, and gosh, this home is totally anna all the way. miss you, love. ;)

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  16. VictoriaMar 8, 201211:45 am

    You should check out this video profile of Scholten and Baijings – there’s a pretty incredible view of your coveted rug!

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    Victoria /

    ….. Aaand I forgot to post the link. Hello, brain.

    Anna @ D16 /

    I watched it last night when I was writing the post! Totally incredible…

  17. SimoneMar 8, 201212:01 pm

    The stool is by the fantastic Mr. Tom Dixon, he has more wonderful stuff, like a beautiful tactile table and a great oak coatstand (in neon as well). Scholten and Bayings are great i have loved their soft colourfulness for a long time now. All of a sudden you have me wondering how you coordinate your dogs and your houses? Or do you take your dogs with you to work? If not do you ever end up in the wrong house with your dogs in the other house?

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    Anna @ D16 /

    Is it Tom Dixon?! Oh wow, I have to admit I don’t really know his work beyond his lighting. Now I have something to look into further, thank you.

    The dogs go back and forth with us from house to apartment and back around again. No problems or forgotten doggies yet!! :D

  18. SimoneMar 8, 201212:03 pm

    P.s. Love this post. Thank you.

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    Simone /

    http://www.tomdixon.net/products/eu/peg-coat-stand-fluoro this is the wonderful coatrack (that doesn’t need a coat) the disks are rounded at the edges, this makes the thing very tactile. He also has a wonderful candleholder in black. There is a lot of wonderful in this collection now I’m thinking about it.

    Anna @ D16 /

    Thank you so much Simone, I’ve updated the post!

  19. PollyMar 8, 20122:55 pm

    What a fantastic apartment, and your reason for not having a rug really made me chuckle! I’m going to check out that Tom Dixon stool as well now.

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  20. elizaMar 8, 20123:28 pm

    i can feel myself becoming obsessed with this place… it feels like drinking water after a long run… or having your first meal of the day at like four pm. you can just feel it soaking in.

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  21. Lily from Birch + BirdMar 8, 20124:25 pm

    Pretty sure this space ticks all of my dream “must-have” boxes…yep, it does! Thanks for the links to the rug and stool too, love them!

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  22. JennMar 8, 20126:00 pm

    The wood beams, white and pops of florescent are amazing. That rug is lovely, and the shelving under the pitch is delicious. Garnering a lot of inspiration from these photos.

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  23. eliaMar 8, 20127:43 pm

    I love it all. I’ve never seen a kitchen fridge area look so great before.
    I don’t think the rug would survive my little dog either, sigh, felt ball rugs are amazing.

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  24. PattiMar 8, 201211:41 pm

    Is that space for real? how is it so perfectly coordinated? very much in love!

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  25. AlexisMar 9, 201212:44 pm

    The fork! The giant fork hanging on the wall—that is what I want. The stool is great too. And the rug. And the actual space with lovely exposed beams, etc. I really love the fork though.

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  26. misaMar 10, 20129:54 am

    gorgeous! my dogs have that same mentality about rugs. and, occasionally, my mother-in-law’s drapes.

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  27. NinaMar 11, 20124:54 am

    Lovely photos!

    (Pssst, it’s “Home of Silje Aune EriKSen”)

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    Anna @ D16 /

    Oops! That’s what happens when you make one type and then copy and paste it everywhere. ;) Thank you!!

    Nina /

    You’re very special, Anna. I posted my first comment on March 11, but you went back in time to post on March 8. What’s your trick? Magic? Wormholes? Making out with the cyber gods?

    Anna @ D16 /

    That is SO weird!! I see that this new comment from you is showing up with a date from the 8th, too!!! Hmmmm…time to investigate!

  28. MichelleMar 12, 20124:52 pm

    Darlin’ that rug is TOO GOOD to pass up!

    I was house-sitting for my mother-in-law and she has a miniature Pomeranian and a regular Pomeranian. They’re both males and have issues with marking. SO, instead of mopping and scrubbing daily for an entire week and a half while we were on the road with them, I bought washable puppy diapers. They are from Simple Solutions, and they are called a “washable male wrap” and literally all you do is put a feminine napkin in the middle and Velcro the wrap around their “business” and ta-da! At first they both kind of pitched a fit and pouted, but within the hour they were running around like their normal selves and it even helped with their urges to hike their legs.

    So summary is:

    Rug + diapers = total awesomeness!

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    Anna @ D16 /

    Haha!! But is that just a temporary solution? Or do the diapers help to train them?

  29. southern galMar 18, 201211:31 am

    just curious… where you found that long view of the hall into the kitchen…? it doesnt seem to be on her website…. love that shelf unit

    amazing space.

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    Anna @ D16 /

    It looks like she’s removed some of the photos? The first one is gone, too—there were many more than there are in this post!

  30. terriMar 18, 20122:00 pm

    Stunning. Is it so visual appealing because the color palette is limited? What if they threw in a few more colors, would it work then?

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  31. KimberleyMay 8, 201212:00 am

    That stool is amazing! The whole place is stunning but I am fixated on the neon. :)

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  32. AlexMay 22, 201210:15 pm

    That whole place is perfection. I stared at that first photo for like a minute taking it all in. What a great flowing place

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  33. kimyoojinMay 30, 201210:48 pm

    This home is absolutely flawless. 22222222222 great

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