Art + Design + Inspiring Interiors

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!]

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  • Reply Brittany @ Get Fresh March 8, 2012 at 12:31 am

    This home is absolutely flawless.

  • Reply Leah March 8, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Love !

  • Reply victoria March 8, 2012 at 12:57 am

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

  • Reply Jennifer March 8, 2012 at 2:16 am

    Amazing home…a perfect edit. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply planktonfisher March 8, 2012 at 2:33 am

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

  • Reply sophia March 8, 2012 at 3:56 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!

  • Reply gracie March 8, 2012 at 7:40 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.

  • Reply Martha March 8, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Not to mention DISHRACKWITHBUNNY. Googling now…

  • Reply sherry March 8, 2012 at 9:31 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.

  • Reply The Subtle Rudder March 8, 2012 at 10:02 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…

    • Reply Anna @ D16 March 8, 2012 at 10:22 am

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

  • Reply Dieuwy March 8, 2012 at 10:41 am

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

  • Reply Sally March 8, 2012 at 11:02 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!

  • Reply Brianna March 8, 2012 at 11:36 am

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

  • Reply Michelle March 8, 2012 at 11:36 am

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

  • Reply erin / dfm March 8, 2012 at 11:44 am

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

  • Reply Victoria March 8, 2012 at 11:45 am

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

    • Reply Victoria March 8, 2012 at 11:46 am

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

    • Reply Anna @ D16 March 8, 2012 at 11:47 am

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

  • Reply Simone March 8, 2012 at 12:01 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?

    • Reply Anna @ D16 March 8, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      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

  • Reply Simone March 8, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    P.s. Love this post. Thank you.

    • Reply Simone March 8, 2012 at 12:39 pm 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.

      • Reply Anna @ D16 March 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm

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

  • Reply Polly March 8, 2012 at 2:55 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.

  • Reply eliza March 8, 2012 at 3:28 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.

  • Reply Lily from Birch + Bird March 8, 2012 at 4:25 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!

  • Reply Jenn March 8, 2012 at 6:00 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.

  • Reply elia March 8, 2012 at 7:43 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.

  • Reply Patti March 8, 2012 at 11:41 pm

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

  • Reply Alexis March 9, 2012 at 12:44 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.

  • Reply misa March 10, 2012 at 9:54 am

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

  • Reply Nina March 11, 2012 at 4:54 am

    Lovely photos!

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

    • Reply Anna @ D16 March 11, 2012 at 8:03 am

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

    • Reply Nina March 11, 2012 at 6:05 pm

      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?

      • Reply Anna @ D16 March 11, 2012 at 7:04 pm

        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!

  • Reply Michelle March 12, 2012 at 4:52 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!

    • Reply Anna @ D16 March 12, 2012 at 4:59 pm

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

  • Reply southern gal March 18, 2012 at 11:31 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.

    • Reply Anna @ D16 March 18, 2012 at 11:10 pm

      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!

  • Reply terri March 18, 2012 at 2:00 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?

  • Reply Kimberley May 8, 2012 at 12:00 am

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

  • Reply Alex May 22, 2012 at 10:15 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

  • Reply kimyoojin May 30, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    This home is absolutely flawless. 22222222222 great

  • Reply Pevita June 25, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Really love the wood and white! Awesome!

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