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  • February 18, 2015



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    I think I underestimated the amount of time it takes to write a daily design blog in Swedish, while renovating a house on top of my regular work, so I apologize for the silence. But I’m getting the hang of it now.

    Renovating is staying on top of a million details and making a crazy amount design decisions. Javier my contractor and I fortunately work really well together and handle things as they come up.

    There’s been a bunch of updates on the house…

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    My favorite being the laundry room and hallway tile that was put down today.

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    You can lay them in a whole bunch of patterns but I love this way. They are from Cement tile company.

    I just love the slight ethnic yet modern vibe.

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    This cute man in the beret owns the cabinet company making our kitchen cabinets.

    Can’t wait!

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    The kitchen is now one big open space.

    The dry wall has gone up in most places.

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    Here Javier and I are working on the stacked mantle design for the now double sided fireplace.

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    Drywall is up in most places.

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    I looked a tons of quarzite stone slabs for the kitchen island. I want just the right pattern on it and I’m being very picky in my search.

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    Tomorrow this grey and white tile is going in the guest bathroom.

    Can’t wait to show you more as this house is slowly coming together!

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  • February 2, 2015



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    Calling all Swedes!  I have some exciting news.

    Today I started a daily design blog for the Swedish design magazine Sköna Hem. I thought it would be really fun to share my renovation diary and all cool things design here in LA with Sweden, and I’m thrilled that my favorite design magazine back home felt the same!

    There’s a catch… it’s in Swedish. But just in case you read Swedish, are Swedish or you have Swedish friends…please share the link with them!

    http://blogg.skonahem.com/jillsorensen/

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    Some of you bloggers and designers might be familiar with the magazine.

    Even if you can’t read it, the interiors are always really beautiful.

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    They posted an interview here.

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    I’m excited after so many years living in the states to connect up with Sweden with design.

    I’ll still be blogging here. Hope to see you Thursday, I’ll share the latest house update!

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  • November 30, 2014



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    I hope you had  a great Thanksgiving.

    We drove up north to Santa Barbara and stayed at a beach hotel with our dogs for a couple of days.  Seeing the big blue ocean and that magnificent sunset every night its hard not to believe that there is something so much bigger than you out there. It’s my favorite place to think of all the things I have to be grateful for and realign myself with my own truth.  It’s far too easy to take things in our daily lives for granted, and worry about unnecessary things, so I’m on a mission to practice gratitude.

    (Here is a fun video on how to become the happiest person by writing your gratitude journal the right way.)

    If I had forgotten what real gratitude looked like, our dog Lucky reminded us. We brought her to the ocean to swim and run free for the first time.  (Dogs are not allowed on the beach in LA ) When she saw that great big ocean, she ran in happy circles, dove in the water, chased waves, and looked like she smiled from ear to ear.

    We all had a great stay, but agreed the best of it was watching this rescue dog have so much joy and gratitude.

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    Lucky’s first visit with the ocean.

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    Tasting salty water.

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    Happy runs.

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    Chasing her friend.

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    We stayed until the sun was completely gone.

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  • October 27, 2014



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    Some pictures from my week on the west coast.

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    Fall day in LA.

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    A snapshot from our booth at West Edge Design fair in the Santa Monica airport hangar.

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    A last minute fake prototype of the Leaf bed skirt designs that’s coming out. With Poseidon Mark carpet.

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    Snap shot of carpet display. Beach House Maze, Aloe Mark, Sand Dune Mark.

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    Walking home from the school bus – the neighborhood is once again a film set.

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    #pawsoncarpet  Our Red Electric wool carpet.

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    Hello San Francisco! Road trip with my mom and Luke.

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    My little mom and Luke in a huge redwood tree in Muir woods.

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    First timer discovering the stunning California coast.

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    Somersault stop. Windy beach in Monterey.

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    Big Sur. Prettiest place on earth.

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    Design inspiration. Hearst Castle indoor swimming pool.  Don’t you want to take a dive from that diving board?

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    Kitsch inspiration. Giant rock fireplace at Madonna Inn.

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    Sunset in Cambria.

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