Comments on: Living With Kids: Johanna Gartmyr http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/living-with-kids-johanna-gartmyr/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:25:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Clairevbee http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/living-with-kids-johanna-gartmyr/comment-page-1/#comment-341176 Clairevbee Sun, 12 Feb 2012 12:29:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16092#comment-341176 Thanks for this – The house is adorable, I could happily move here tomorrow!

Lately I’ve been feeling like things around the house aren’t moving as fast as I want them to. It’s so refreshing to be reminded to live in and connect with the moment. It will all come together eventually and we will have a much nicer time doing it in a relaxed way! :) xo

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By: Elizabeth Leach http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/living-with-kids-johanna-gartmyr/comment-page-1/#comment-338185 Elizabeth Leach Mon, 06 Feb 2012 02:29:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16092#comment-338185 This house is so inspiring. We are also renovating our house slowly and while we’re living here. It can be painful and so exciting! The artwork in this house is particularly lovely!

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By: Laura Gaskill http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/living-with-kids-johanna-gartmyr/comment-page-1/#comment-337074 Laura Gaskill Thu, 02 Feb 2012 01:02:24 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16092#comment-337074 I love this so much! Just, the whole thing – the home, the family, the relaxed way of looking at things…to be honest, I’ve had a crummy day today and this cheered me up, so thanks. : ) xo Laura

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By: madilla http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/living-with-kids-johanna-gartmyr/comment-page-1/#comment-336980 madilla Wed, 01 Feb 2012 12:25:02 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16092#comment-336980 My partner bought our house before we knew each other. He likes colored walls so he painted every room in mediterranean colors, yellow, orange etc.
So after I moved in of course we didn’t repaint the whole thing again. I just have to live with it and try to keep the majority of the design elements neutral.
The same goes for the kitchen and the floors, they are now ten years old and the previous owners chose them. So I would love the rip everything out and get an all white kitchen. The ripping out part is doable. Not the white kitchen…
Sometimes its not that easy to combine your tastes!

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By: Jen Hansard http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/living-with-kids-johanna-gartmyr/comment-page-1/#comment-336970 Jen Hansard Wed, 01 Feb 2012 06:07:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16092#comment-336970 I love this house! The furniture and decor is so colorful, but the white walls makes it work. Wish I was that bold with my color choices. And those fun hanging banner flags are calling my name…. I need to make me some of those for the kids room.

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By: Tan http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/living-with-kids-johanna-gartmyr/comment-page-1/#comment-336959 Tan Wed, 01 Feb 2012 03:48:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16092#comment-336959 This house is so beautiful, and her story with it!
So true about accepting the mess. I’m still learning, but I’ll get there!

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By: gina vide http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/living-with-kids-johanna-gartmyr/comment-page-1/#comment-336949 gina vide Tue, 31 Jan 2012 23:55:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16092#comment-336949 FUN – another one for Sweden…!
I think it’s so hard to live unfinished when one is a creative & surroundings create harmony or disharmony … however, that’s exactly why I am glad I heeded advise of other to “live in your house for a while”.After moving into a house 2 years ago, I understand that advise: live there a little — I can see that some of my larger inspirations are still exactly the same, but the details of how we use and live with the small really needed this breathing room — the flow.

I am reading this thinking: Swede’s are so amazing at doing home repairs and renovations themselves – I am guessing this featured guess is doing that, too, although I’m not completely clear on this — it’s an amazing “Menards-nation!” People are incredible handy and determined to do home renovations themselves… (I’ve had friends husbands who’ve dug swimming pools, built entire new house fasades and entrances!) I should add: although living in Sweden, our family DNA is wired different: 1/2 French husband & American wife … inspiration comes from home, but we definitely need help with things many Swedes I know would call us sissy’s over!)

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By: Andrea http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/living-with-kids-johanna-gartmyr/comment-page-1/#comment-336940 Andrea Tue, 31 Jan 2012 22:03:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16092#comment-336940 I love that: Let’s all just accept the dishes, laundry, and crazy messes as a part of these lovely lives we’ve chosen to live. Beautiful advice.

I am really thinking hard about painting my walls white this summer. I used to love colored walls, but I’m finding that I love colorful accessories more. Lately I’ve been gravitating toward spaces that use cream or white as a base with pops of color all over.

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By: Hend http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/living-with-kids-johanna-gartmyr/comment-page-1/#comment-336929 Hend Tue, 31 Jan 2012 20:25:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16092#comment-336929 I love white walls! I feel that allows me to add enough color through art and photos. I’d like to submit my home pics as we recently moved to a new home and are updating/decorating slowly and enjoying the process:) Your blog and guests keeps me inspired!:)

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By: Jenni Bailey http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/living-with-kids-johanna-gartmyr/comment-page-1/#comment-336928 Jenni Bailey Tue, 31 Jan 2012 20:16:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16092#comment-336928 What a happy home! I agree about taking it slow. I have lost hope for us finding a dream home once or twice but staying appreciative and positive is great advice for pushing through those moments.

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By: Cina Kjellsson http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/living-with-kids-johanna-gartmyr/comment-page-1/#comment-336926 Cina Kjellsson Tue, 31 Jan 2012 20:07:05 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16092#comment-336926 Great you show another home in Helsingborg. And a very nice one too.
Must be some kind of record. ;-)

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By: se7en http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/living-with-kids-johanna-gartmyr/comment-page-1/#comment-336924 se7en Tue, 31 Jan 2012 19:32:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16092#comment-336924 What a stunning house… Love the splashes of fun!!! What really makes this house a home are the fun little characters that are bouncing around in it!!!

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By: kalanicut http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/living-with-kids-johanna-gartmyr/comment-page-1/#comment-336917 kalanicut Tue, 31 Jan 2012 18:51:05 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16092#comment-336917 Ah, makes me want to drop everything and move to back to Scandinvia. Thanks for sharing a peaceful reno philosophy and lovely home.

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By: Laura http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/living-with-kids-johanna-gartmyr/comment-page-1/#comment-336905 Laura Tue, 31 Jan 2012 17:36:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16092#comment-336905 What a lovely house! It looks so relaxed. Love the idea of renovating when you can and not stressing about it.

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By: unha engels http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/living-with-kids-johanna-gartmyr/comment-page-1/#comment-336895 unha engels Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:11:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16092#comment-336895 great. i’m in constant “gilt” over not “fixing it up” our house but yeah, there is thing called life and it’s , of course, OK to go at pace you can manage. yay. :)

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/living-with-kids-johanna-gartmyr/comment-page-1/#comment-336894 Design Mom Tue, 31 Jan 2012 15:55:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16092#comment-336894 It’s so nice to give yourself permission to do things slowly.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/living-with-kids-johanna-gartmyr/comment-page-1/#comment-336893 Design Mom Tue, 31 Jan 2012 15:54:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16092#comment-336893 I know what you mean, Christa! I think it depends on the house. The house we’re in now has almost no white walls, but it’s delightful in every way.

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By: Noemi@GetFreeBabyCoupons http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/living-with-kids-johanna-gartmyr/comment-page-1/#comment-336892 Noemi@GetFreeBabyCoupons Tue, 31 Jan 2012 15:53:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16092#comment-336892 I really love Scandinavian design, they are so coll yet effortless. Swedish houses just look awesome. You can feel that a family lives in this house. Her blog is really nice too – I speak Swedish and it’s a good way to practice the language.:)

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By: Christa the BabbyMama http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/living-with-kids-johanna-gartmyr/comment-page-1/#comment-336889 Christa the BabbyMama Tue, 31 Jan 2012 15:20:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16092#comment-336889 So beautiful! I love the whole white with splashes of color thing. Maybe if I was going to redo my house, I’d try it – but my house isn’t open and airy, so I wonder if it would work the same way. Color gives my small rooms personality, which is why I keep it :)

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By: Alla (Blogi Mam) http://www.designmom.com/2012/01/living-with-kids-johanna-gartmyr/comment-page-1/#comment-336887 Alla (Blogi Mam) Tue, 31 Jan 2012 15:04:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=16092#comment-336887 Thanks for such an inspiring tour and experience!

Gabrielle, we wanted to have an interview with you for our mom bloggers community and got your ok. But I’m afraid you haven’t got the questions. Would you like me to send them to you once again?

Thank you and have a great day,
Alla

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