Helloooo friends! I hope you had a great weekend? Here, it’s been an eventful one. On Friday evening I had a live radio interview about my new Lagom book. Except I got the time difference muddled up and when they called from Montreal I had a house full of kids. In my panic I ended up whisking them out into the garden in their socks!! You can just imagine the scene). Thankfully it did get a little more relaxing after that! And now Monday morning has rolled around again (I’ve got a feeling we’re all going to rock this week?!). Despite doing my best to embrace the chill outside (I’m wearing my Swedish Shephards as I write) I am starting to wonder how I’m going to get through the impending darkness of autumn / winter. I’m thinking plenty of DIY and crafts? What do you say? If you’re thinking the same – Laetitia Delorme of Monochrome DIY, is our girl! Berlin based Laetitia describes her DIY ideas as ‘a world away from chichi and sequins – everything revolves around tinkering and self-making’. Think fab minimalist brass mirrors, semi-flower wreaths and decorative ice-cubes. You only need to take a tour of her home – where she blends mid-century finds an abundance of plants and handmade items – to see Laetitia knows a thing or two about creating a wonderfully unique and relaxed living space too! Roll on Autumn!

Photography: Laetitia Delorme / Monochrome DIY

Despite being more of a close-up / snapshot tour rather than the complete picture, don’t you find her home has the loveliest vibe?

Get the look from Laetitia’s home: Source fab mid-century modern teak furniture here,  mirror from Sissy-Boy, these terrarium‘s are similar, café notice board, string shelves, Eames side chair.

If you’d like to see a little more of Laetitia’s home take a peek here

Speaking of Instagram – I’ll be taking over the reigns of the HarperCollins US instagram feed today where I’ll be sharing snippets from my new Lagom Book – as well as talking more about the Swedish lifestyle (which, excitingly, seems to be on everyone’s lips right now – which reminds me – I need to nip out and by a cinnamon bun in a minute, purely for inspiration purposes of course….). I’d love it if you have the time to stop by and say hi (it’s my first ever take-over so it’ll be great to see a friendly face!).

Have a great start to the week!

PS my top ten tips to a de-cluttered home.

PPS words to live by: Be a cactus in a world of delicate flowers”