G A R D E N days Liseberg

Miss P and the other dogs + Missi (our cat) had friends for company at the Stable and we left for Gothenburg or to be precise - Liseberg.

 The Garden days at Liseberg was our goal and we came just at the right time to judge by this amazing Magnolia.

 Must say that the theme park Liseberg was really prepared for the event with flowers and trees in perfect bloom. The gardiners at Liseberg and all involved should be very proud of what they achieved.

 Sarah Widman trend exhibit at Liseberg Garden days

 Wallpaper that imitates green vegetation as well as greens in pots collected in a still life with lighting set like an early spring morning.

Cutting edge furn. 

Cacti and fig.Playwood boxes for pots and a black backdrop draw attention.I love the look!

 Above and below you see Sarah Widman´s interpretation of four garden trends which were explained as ....(can you pick the trend ?)

  • Nordic Graphic
  • Boho Garden 
  • Urban Greenery
  • Remake 
 What Sarah Widman presented on the main stage at Liseberg was the backbone of the Garden Days at Liseberg. 

Apart from the gardeing effort from the park itself it was the Sarah Widman exhibit that was the inspiration of the event.

Sarah Widman greenhouse in black with a dinner table and benches and plenty of cacti. 

Shaker style hanger along the wall with the extremely popular wooden cutting boards that has invaded all interioristas that do styling jobs. 

 To build a seating and/or table around a tree is a great ideá and inspiration. Have been wanting to do that around my own apple tree in the garden. Maybe this summer it will materialize...

Great companions makes for a great day. Thank you Mother and Francisco for  a rainy but wonderful evening at Liseberg. We went to see Alcazar afterwards doing their Disco Defenders show at Rondo. That was showstopper filled show. Do not miss it!!

/ Jimmy


M I L A N E S E | lightness of being around

To sit on Vincent Van Googh is now made possible in the most deligthful way, 
thanks to Dutch NLXL 
Stool designed by Piet Hein Eek that we will see a lot of. Like the use of images that is normally what NLXL does to wallpaper, but this time to furniture.

Getting lost in Milano can end up in the most wonderful way. Love this entrance!
Just had to take a picture.

This is velvet entered into cement. Just love it! What do you think ?

This armature is to my liking.A Moooi fixture that sadly costs more than 3000 €.

Love the usefulness of the table and several light sources.

NLXL really stayed with me. This wallpaper with it´s 3D effect 
of enlarged bone ware spoons I just want to find the right place imidiately!

When you hear Grey Pants you probably do not think of lighting.

 But apparently you should. These cardbord (YES!) fixtures done in the most alluring sensual forms not only are beautiful lamps, they are produced out of recycled cardboard and made with thought of every part of the process. Read more at Grey Pants.

In Sweden find Grey Pants lighting at Form12Brands

IMPORTANT to get is that these lamps are not something that feels like you use and discard. The cardboard is treated and they will last just like the design.
Really have fallen for this cardboard style of light and shadow that they create. Lovely!  



 Francisco posing under the enormous chandelier at the fairgrounds at Rho Fiera exhibit of Italamp

April 14-19, 2015 - just a few weeks ago Milan once again hosted the week of furniture and lighting trends.  
So much is shown in this little time that you are overwhelmed completely. 

This LED table that looks like a jellyfish swimming upwards could be controlled from a remote and was part of the  Lambrate exhibits. 

I really enjoy both the fairground exhibit as well as the design schools and the part of Milano that is Lambrate that holds the more creative and new thoughts on design. Sadly Zona Tortona wich is the area that used to be so vibrant has really lost it - but some exhibits there were well worth the trip, like Dutch Moooi. 

 This lamp from Jan&Henry was shown at always so cosy Rossana Orlandi that is a must on a Milano design week trip. Below is a table version as well. Really like the cool clumsiness of the wood and the bulb together.

 I will show you a lot from Moooi from the design week,  and if you look at my #jimmyschonninghem at Instagram you  have understood that I really enjoyed the exhibit at Zona Tortona. 

The red pendant light stayed with me and still does. Matched with the red in the carpets. 

Will be back with more Milano Design week favorites. 

 / Jimmy


I N S P I R A T I O N föreläsning

LECTURE Munka Tågarps Gård 
29th of March 3pm 

 KOM på föreläsning nu på söndag 
den 29 Mars kl. 15.00
LÅT mig inspirera DIG till att göra ditt hem till den plats du älskar.

Hjälpa dig finna verktygen som gör att du kommer igång att inreda ditt hem som DU vill. 

Gör en helg av det och bo på  

     Jag ser fram emot att ses på MUNKA TÅGARPS GÅRD SÖNDAG DEN 29 MARS KL. 15.00






The time has come for the old kitchen that the former owner of this house built in our over a century old house. You really can not see that this house was probably built  year 1907/09 when looking at this kitchen. When we moved in, soon three years ago,the kitchen was not what made us decide for the house if you know what I mean.

We actually  fell head over heals in love with the old Stable (the building justapose from the "kitchen house")  that we since have converted in to our home. The house that this kitchen is in we have rented out and now finally this plastic carpet can go to see it´s maker (!!)
Really can not think of a material I detest more to reside in a home of mine.

So we tore everyting out. Decided on the type of tile and this way of placing them with a 50 % cross over. We are not buying any cabinets with paper thin quality to go here. This is going to be a country kitchen with a updated version of a turn of the century style. We are building it from scratch. For your information that does not have to cost more....
Just needs more time for planning than getting one online and a carpenter that knows his profession.


This is what the kitchen partly looked like when it moved from indoors to outside.
Thrown out I believe is the right wording.

So this is our country kitchen we were so slow and lazy putting in. We kept what was good which was the tap and the dishwasher.
Then we made the new country kitchen from scratch.  There are no wall hung cupboards instead a open shelf and we choose to put in the green metal cupboard to have all kitchen storage apart from what can fit in the doors on the bottom that got the biggest hinges in history both as decoration and a choice to land as far away from modern type sleek kitchens as possible.

Love easy access of  hanging tools and all you need on a everyday basis ( like a calebas...)

We rent out this house year round and all comforts are off course needed.

The chess theme took over the the worktop made out of mosaics. We are talking personal. No one else will have this type of madness in their kitchen. LOVE IT!

We actually started the whole update of the house by tearing down the wall between the livingroom and the kitchen. What I have loved in this house we now call Villa Hoby Mosse is the open fireplace. It is truly the center of the house and can bee seen from both sides and is the most efficient fireplace when it comes to heating. If you are interested in renting Villa Hoby Mosse you can do so at : 




Bordercollie joy

When I say lazy kitchen make over I mean that we moved in to this dream house over two years ago and we have not done anyting with a kitchen that we for the first year more or less lived in. We renovated and worked and lived and did not want to rush it. Wanted time to enjoy with the dogs on walks in the surrounding nature and go on vacations ( below pic ). Renovating in general and interiors should be fun and creative. 

Nothing else.

My family


LECTURE - Föreläsning EKEBY

Bli inspirerad att göra det DU vill hemma.


Biljett till inredningningskväll 25/3 2 föreläsningar hittas här

Inredningskväll hos Ekeby Möbelaffär den 25 mars med föreläsning "Inred personligt - Älska ditt hem" med Jimmy Schönning.

Det blir en härlig kväll i inredningens tecken med föreläsning, buffé, shopping och unika erbjudande under kvällen och goodiebag till alla!

Tidigare inredningskvällar har gjort stor succé så nytt för i år är att vi har två föreläsningar samma kväll - allt för att kunna ta emot fler gäster.
Du köper biljett till föresläsning 1 eller föreläsning 2 och vi ber dig respektera tiderna i programmet för att allt ska flyta på så smidigt som möjligt under kvällen.

Program för inredningskväll med föreläsning 1
Insläpp kl 18.45
Föreläsning kl 19.00 - 20.00
Buffé & Shopping kl 20.00 - 22:00

At the family owned furniture mecca of Ekeby I will be lecturing twice the same night of the 23d of March on how to personalize your home. To follow your dreams of your home and enjoy every time you walk in the door.  



Stefan Nilsson is TRENDSTEFAN

There are other trendforcasters or guru´s in this particular area in Sweden, but Stefan is seen on TV on a large scale and has worked his way to a prime position it seem he is the spokes person for interior trends when it comes to Sweden. 

Norway, Denmark and Finland have their own trend gurus and to me internationally Li Edelkoort has become the one that I like to listen to.  

For the first time live I heared and saw Trendstefan when I last visited Stockholm during the Formex Fair. We were invited to hear his predictions at Berns Hotel which was part of the well organized tour put togehter by professional Trendgruppen  which is a company that is part of Stefan Nilssson´s past and extremely productive professional life. 

Here is how Trendstefan introduces himself in Swedish on his website where you also find his blog :

Stefan Nilsson är Sveriges mest mediala trendexpert och återkommer regelbundet i TV, radio och tidningar. Konstant på resande fot spanar han efter nya företeelser och fenomen inom inredning, design, mode, mat och annat som vi drömmer om.

Fem år i rad har Stefan utsetts till en av Sveriges mäktigaste i Designsverige i tidningen RUM.

This lecture Stefan talked about the trends of 2015 that he calls :

1. Vacation with Picasso

2. Marint Naivt,

3 Flowers on Pedestals

4 New Simplicity 

5 Schimmer Schammer

Stefan has a very easy going and charming presentation and makes it all very entertaining and amusing. He has comical timing and makes his audience laugh at our ways as humans. 

He looks at the details as well as the big picture. One of the points he made was to make us aware of that there are companies today taking new ways like Inglorious Fruits&Vegetables that has grown succsessful for taking care of and selling the ugly carrots as well. Since only perfect carrots are displayed the ugly ones were thrown out. BUT -- this magical company decided to take care of the ugly ones. Don´t you just love hearing stories of success like this ? I do!

 Stefan presents occurrences as well as detailed products that tells the same story as the trends he presents as a trend guru off course should. To prove the theory that he has presented. 

And that to me is so interesting. That off course it only is a theory. It is Stefan´s way of seeing the trend truth. 

So it´s really just a view. 

Stefans view of what he thinks the trend is like. Li Edelkoort presents her view and and in Denmark Pej gruppen presents a Scaninavian view. 

Many trend companies around the globe use words like council or institute - in Sweden Moderådet which means the fashion council, this to make it sound more powerful and like it almost is part of the govermental type of department and therefore sound more authoritarian. 

Do you think trends are made by councils, institute or companies ? 

In my opinion trends are always made by us. The people. All of us that are interested in expressing ourselves and naturally also by designers and artists that express their visions. Then trends are categorized and presented by forecasters or gurus. 

Every month Stefan shares his thoughts on trends in a newletter that you can get. Just drop a line to detnyasvarta@trendstefan.se

Stefan delger sig av sina tankar om trender varje månad i nyhetsbrevet ”Det nya svarta”. Om du vill prenumerera på nyhetsbrevet, skicka en rad till detnyasvarta@trendstefan.se

Glöm inte kolla in Stefans mat- och trendblogg Eat and Greet på eatandgreet.se eller spana in annan design och trend på designbloggarna.se

Stefan also runs a food blog at eatandgreet.se and design and trend at designbloggarna.se