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NEW: Tine K Home for Spring 2012

January 13, 2012

I recently ordered a few things from Tine K Home and was happy to learn that they are soon to roll out their Spring/Summer 2012 collection at fairs across Europe as I type. I really like this collection because it’s very well curated due to Tine’s expert eye and everything is quite neutral and for me, this provides the perfect base to work off of when I decorate. Don’t you love all of the old books that she uses as props? It looks as though she has raided my husband’s library. I love old books, don’t you?

NEW: Tine K Home for Spring 2012

When it comes to decorating, to some it may seem boring to pattern and color lovers out there to work from a neutral foundation but I prefer a say, gray linen sofa, because then I can pile on decorative cushions and change up the mood of the entire room as it strikes me and it strikes me very often lately since winter is here and I’m home a lot more. I really like a large neutral floor rug (sisal or wool is good, even leather rugs) and wooden floors because I can work up from there to layer in personality as I go.

NEW: Tine K Home for Spring 2012

NEW: Tine K Home for Spring 2012

NEW: Tine K Home for Spring 2012

NEW: Tine K Home for Spring 2012

It’s fascinating how we each have our own system that works for us when it comes to decorating. It’s such a personal process and rightly so, our home is a direct reflection of who we are and if it’s not, most of us are working hard to make it that way because then everything feels just right. There is no single decorating recipe but still we do end up following a certain path each time we redecorate a room, don’t we? For me, I look for my palette and focal point and work from there, being careful to layer in texture and various tones of the same color – even white – because white comes in a millions tints and tones and by experimenting, you create mood and dimension which can help one to avoid that sterile hospital-esque room that using mostly white can result in . Tine has used a lot of white in her latest collection but she’s added chalky, smoky gray and natural wood tones along with hints of blue and violet, stripes and ethnic prints, to give this mostly white collection personality. I think in many ways, her collection allows me to think and be creative. When I look at her items, I imagine them in different rooms with different colors and patterns around them…

The Tine K Home collection for Spring/Summer is very warm, natural and subdued yet there is a certain coziness to it that I find appealing. It’s neither shabby nor chic which white and linen can quickly lean towards — rather it’s clean, wholesome, modern, a little rustic, a tad ethnic and altogether attainable and classy.

NEW: Tine K Home for Spring 2012

NEW: Tine K Home for Spring 2012

NEW: Tine K Home for Spring 2012

NEW: Tine K Home for Spring 2012

NEW: Tine K Home for Spring 2012

I LOVE her new collection of ceramics for the tabletop the most! What do you like? And since I’ve shared a bit of my decorating process, I’m now curious… what is your “process” for decorating or redecorating a space?

(images: tine k home)

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34 Comments

  • Reply Susan @ The Kitchen Designer January 13, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    This is definitely some of the best styling ever combined with beautiful products. The textures and neutrals make me feel like I’m at the beach. Nice for this gray, gloomy winter’s day!

  • Reply sue January 13, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    hi holly… i really enjoyed this post and love Tine K too! It’s always inspiring to learn how others approach decorating their home, even if it’s just a seasonal switcheroo {which i’m also very partial to!}… i love me a moodboard as it keeps me on track! Like you, a scheme usually comes together after i’ve found that one key item i simply must have… and then the process seems quite natural to build around it! i wonder what’s your trick for keeping a sense of continuity in your home in general when you’re exposed to so many beautiful, but conflicting styles and products in your daily job? Sue

  • Reply Karena January 13, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    I do love the ceramics, the very first piece is just gorgeous though.

    More and more I love the idea of switching out pillows and accessories as well as art works for a change of color!

    Xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

  • Reply Rebecca January 13, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    I do love a white palette with natural accents, great for relaxing, but I need colour to stimulate my creativity! So like you simple neutral basics and then colour pops which can be changed around x

  • Reply desiree - vosgesparis January 13, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    I am a big Tine K fan and she is a lovely lady who once sent me a very sweet note ;)
    happy weekend x

  • Reply Ría January 13, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    I love the houses in white!

  • Reply Melinda Trembly January 13, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Great post, Holly! Love it when you get me thinking! I too love a neutral palette to start. And layers are so important! Don’t get me wrong, I love color and pattern as much as the next girl, but I think for a designer white (good white) is calming to the soul after working with so many designs all day. Tine K does an amazing job at making white cozy and fresh. And that large open space with the white washed beams, dream studio!!!

    Happy Weekend!
    Melinda

  • Reply patricia January 14, 2012 at 1:52 am

    Oh wow. This is totally me. I have neutral everything and I change out the colors of a few accessories (which I don’t have much of anyway—minimalist at heart too).

    Have a great weekend!

  • Reply TheLinenHouse January 14, 2012 at 1:58 am

    Her work is simply lovely! Thanks for the eye candy!

  • Reply Jay Bijou January 14, 2012 at 2:13 am

    So nice! The house is rustic, but it still comes across clean and polished. Love the color scheme too

  • Reply Ingrid January 14, 2012 at 3:58 am

    Love the idea of using cupboards like these to store fabrics etc in my work room – half on display and half hidden below. These just look so much lighter than the usual wardrobe or shelving systems. Wish IKEA would take note!
    Thanks for the Tine K preview. I love her styling and products.
    Ingrid

  • Reply dialoguewithspace January 14, 2012 at 5:16 am

    Love the color panel! Simply beautiful and fresh all we love for 2012:)

  • Reply Angela January 14, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Just perfect! Beautiful images and inspiring interiors!

  • Reply Ludmila @ creamylife January 14, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    This looks amazing! Happy weekend, Holly. xo

  • Reply lebenslustiger January 14, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Just like you said I love to have a gorgeous wood floor and quite neutral furniture and THEN start with colors – often very vibrant ones like pink and orange together – even chalkboard paint comes in pink now…I would like to do a whole wall of it and then let everybody draw on it…

  • Reply Tracy A. January 14, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Lovely shades – so calming.

  • Reply Three Sixty Thinking January 14, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Lovely, lovely, lovely…a beautiful post! So relaxing, calming & refreshing xxx

  • Reply mariwitch January 15, 2012 at 1:20 am

    I LOVE old books – I actually wish I have some, like really old they look like witches’ grimoires! I recently started redecorating my tiny studio (33 sq m!) and you are so right about “most of us are working hard to make it that way because then everything feels just right.” I’ve been living in my place for two years but it is only now that I am finally expressing myself through my home. I started with colors and since I have plain white walls it was a bit easy to start splashing them around. But with my space limitation I also had to be very selective. I am happy so far with how it is turning out and your beautiful book (which finally got restocked this month so I finally got a copy! Yay!) is helping a lot to inspire. :)

  • Reply Glenda Childers January 15, 2012 at 1:22 am

    I have a small stack of really old books from Scotland … I love this use of them. Fun new ideas in this collection.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

  • Reply Ness Lockyer January 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    I literally just came from the webstore! Tine K always styles just right. That book case and the old books work so well together. I have just started collecting old books….cant beat them.
    Ness xx
    Marley & Lockyer

  • Reply sue January 15, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Beautiful colour combinations, so relaxing and calming a real feeling of sanctuary.

  • Reply Rebecka January 15, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    I can see you’re inspired by european design and I like it. Bring it to America, but visit Sweden and get even more ideas first cause we completely love decoration and interior design overhere! (If you didn’t know already). /Swedish Rebecka

  • Reply Melwa January 15, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Wow, gorgeous!

  • Reply Sarah January 15, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Great questions Holly…well, I do love Tine’s look as well – white is so versatile, so you can make it your own no matter what. My process starts with the floor color and walls, then a rug which, depending on the colors, can guide the color scheme and ground the room.

  • Reply Kathi January 16, 2012 at 12:52 am

    gorgeous !!! love white for so many reasons, it is the base for everything in our home. and of course the old books are perfect

  • Reply fenny setiawan January 16, 2012 at 4:49 am

    Love, Love. All whites and so inspiring.

  • Reply Hydi January 16, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Love your post. I love colors in my interior, but thinking about putting more whites & soft tones in the house.

  • Reply twiggs January 16, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    oh these are so beautiful! i didn’t know this brand, so i was delighted to go through your images! thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Nicola Holden January 16, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Thank you for alerting me to Tine K Home, Holly! I love the pictures you’ve posted – very calming!

  • Reply Chrystina January 17, 2012 at 3:43 am

    I’m always amazed just how many different shades of white there are in the paint sample section…

  • Reply Suzanne Vachon January 17, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Hi Holly,

    Just discovered your blog through House Beautiful and I love it…

    I am totally inspired by your Tine K Home post, the armoire with the antique books and everything staged in such an imaginative way.

    Thank you

    decogirlmontreal

  • Reply Talita January 19, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    I wish I had more time just to spend looking at this blog. So many beautiful things!

  • Reply Peter January 23, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    A great great peaceful Interior design. I like.!

  • Reply Blog Deco October 20, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Just lovely ! I love this kind of Interior design.

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