sneak peek: darling clementine


when i first emailed tonje holand of the stationery line darling clementine little did i know what a great home she had – in fact so awesome that it was recently featured in the sunday supplement of norway’s national newspaper. luckily tonje and photographer nina ruud/dagbladet were willing to share the images with us. you can visit the darling clementine shop on etsy right here, and click here for many more images of tonje’s home. [thanks, tonje and nina!] anne

[above: My Livingroom! Most of my stuff is bought at fleamarkets, except picture by Kim Hiorthøy, CherryBlossom lights from Graham and Greene, and Muffin by Ask Muffins.]

Lamp and original print from fleamarket.

My sewing machine that I bought in a secondhand shop in Angel in London and had to carry all the way home,- it weighs about 20 kilos! My Grandmother’s old sewing table and picture by Gerhard Richter.

My kitchen table!

CLICK HERE for the rest of Tonje’s house tour…

Secondhand pencil box from Greenwich market in London, lamp by Åhlens, an our “Meet Monsieur Masquerade” Cards in lovely Sukie box.

My Tivoli radio with vintage deer figurine.

Ask Muffin and our “Haberdashery” cards.

Wallpaper from Deborah Bowness

  1. grace says:

    Hi everyone!

    Well, the good news is- we managed to switch servers today without too many hitches.

    The bad news is- we lost everything that was posted today- including comments.

    That said, I copied everyone’s comments in a screengrab before the switch so I’ll be reposting them manually here.

    I’m so sorry- we didn’t know this would happen, so from now on things should be working normally.

    Thanks for your patience and understanding

    Grace :)

  2. Marie-Eve says:

    this is a very inspiring apartment, especially the kitchen. I love the white and the light blue-grey colors, a perfect blank canvas for all hers colorful accessoiries.

  3. Camille says:

    Absolutely love the kitchen, with all those little teacups! If only I could ever be so decisive in the design of my own decor!

  4. grace says:

    batch three:


    Absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing! Lots of inspiration here. :)


    wow she has one of my many dream homes! i love the use of bright color and mismatched style. love it!


    wow I am so in love with her style, such an inspiration!!


    The first image I saw I thought, oh good, something “Norwegianesque” (the walls) so I can really get some inspiration. Turns out I was right!


    So are those awesome wood walls just wallpaper? Because if so that is AWESOME because it looks so real. I would love to have that!


    I really like the bedframe. Where did you find it?

    kate Endle

    What a great space! So much sparkle. Had to visit darling clementine’s site next and discovered their charming camping cards- LOVE them. So fun searching Tonje’s home for the decorative accents that inspire the art. Never get tired of that game!

  5. grace says:

    batch five:

    Emily Harris:

    Absolutely charming. Great sense of style. Effortless synthesis of pieces. Definitely THIS renter’s ideal. :)


    I’m sure this home is just lovely.. but I can’t get past the ADORABLE blue top (tunic?) in the first image… serious fashion envy there…

    I am in love with her home, and her! She’s so cute. This is what I want my home to look like when I finally get it.

    Heather Carr

    One of the cutest homes, I’ve seen in a long time!


    bright, fresh and pretty. what fun. :)


    i don’t think i’ve ever seen anything that more closely resembles my ideal space! WOW! amazing colours, amazing pieces, wow wow wow!

  6. grace says:

    sorry guys-i can’t figure out how to get these back in the individual formats, so i’ll have to post them in batches:

    batch one:


    beautiful home, it seems to go along with tonje’s designs


    What an adorable kitchen! And I totally love your wood walls, the way the slats show. :)


    everything looks so colorful. lovely

  7. grace says:

    batch two:

    nina b:

    I thought I had a problem with all of the teacups I’ve collected, but after seeing this amazing place, I’m keeping them and plan to display them with pride!


    what a fun, welcoming home!! I absolutely love it. I want to live in it. What great pops of color. bookmarking this one.




    this place has much spirit! i love it.


    I love that there’s a splash of color everywhere you look!


    Cool to see you here girls! Tonje, Oslo

    Jen Singh

    The bright red items in each image are so artfully placed and exciting! What a beautiful space to live.

  8. grace says:

    batch four:


    perfect use of color and white. so happy.

    Sugared Harpy

    That picture by Richter is a print of a painting by him, called “Betty.”

    The original painting is in the St. Louis Art Museum in St. Louis, MO (I used to work there :) It’s a GORGEOUS painting, capturing a beautifully colored photo-realistic painting of the artist’s daughter. The painting has always been a favorite of mine, and I’m lucky to get to view it in person so easily. How lovely to see it in your beautiful home! Thank you for sharing!

    A larger image can be found here, upon clicking the image:


    Lots of personality and warmth. You can see when some one loves their home. Nice, very nice.

  9. simone says:

    I love the artwork on the walls–can you tell me about the poster in the kitchen? And the monkey piece in the living room?

  10. loving this! pops of colour, simple patterns, lots of soft and old bits and pieces.

  11. Margo says:

    these photos are so edited! I appreciate that she wants her home to look beautiful (and it is!) but the hard sell is unnecessay. less airbrushing, less slick, please.

  12. jociandi says:


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    Hugs from Hungary.

  13. Jane says:

    Oh lovely! Warm and colorful. My favorite :)

  14. Lissette says:

    What an ADORABLE house!!

  15. lauren says:

    that marvelous kitchen is a solid reminder that i should be collecting food canisters from other countries. “kaffe” and “riis” just sound so much more carmen sandiego.

  16. Marissa says:

    This is such an inspiring look into the personality of a designer. I really enjoyed these images – especially the kitchen (what is it about kitchens we all love so much?!) I am very inspired!

  17. Tara says:

    Beautiful! Where are the teal pillows on the sofa from?

  18. hanako66 says:

    what a darling home!

  19. megan says:

    i love this sneak peek so much–the house is full of so much color and joy!

  20. grace says:

    eeehhHHH! i need that blue dress! too cute, too cute…where can i find it?

  21. Elsa says:

    for et flott hus du har !!! elsker det !! ser ikke ut som et vanligt norsk hus i alle fall

  22. Tonje Holand says:

    Thanks for all nice comments!!
    I’ll try to answer some of the questions: My top is from all-time favorite Topshop! Pillows from fleamarket and the walls are wood and not wallpaper:) Margo, sorry you didn’t like the photo’s,- I didn’t work on them, they were taken by a photographer and published in the supplement of the newspapers. I can’t really edit her work:)
    Poster in the kitchen is from Yokoland ( and the monkey photo by Norwegian Illustrator Kim Hiorthøy.. Bedframe from IKEA.

  23. Beautiful! I love all the wood paneling, has an awesome bungalow feel!

  24. How can we not love her style? I admire her bold use of color in the kitchen. Delicious !

  25. Joey says:

    I love your cherry blossom lights, does anyone know where to get them in the States?l

  26. Tiffanie says:

    i love your kitchen! is that a hydroponic basil plant?

  27. Jeni Shirley says:

    I can’t breathe. I’m speechless. I adore every bit of this. I can die happy now. Thank you for making my day.

  28. Jojo Yeung says:

    I totally love the color and the style of her apartment. And I adore her graphic design too.

  29. Oh my goodness! Amazing. I love the pairing of bold colors and wood paneling. Ohhh, it’s so adorable, I can’t contain myself. I’m in awe.

  30. CAROLINE. says:

    If only my place could look anything remotely close to that. W-O-W.

  31. What a cute home! Now this is what I was expecting Zooey Deschanel’s house to look like in Domino.

  32. AndreaD says:

    lovely to see norwegian designers highlighted… now I know what I can tell my sister (in school in Skjeberg) to bring back from Oslo… some DC products!

  33. joanne says:

    this is fabulous!

  34. Emily-Claire says:

    What happy colors! Thank you for posting this. Absolutely stunning!

  35. Amesh says:

    Your house makes my dreams come true, literally! I love everything – the bold color, the pop style – I adore the kitchen! And of course, your beautiful artwork :) Such an inspiration, thanks for posting this.

  36. nien dhita says:

    Beautiful Home, so comfortable …thanks for inspiring me …cheers

  37. Ana says:

    mmmm i like ur home…it’s cute…want the same))

  38. Brittmari says:

    Beatuiful home, I love everything.Thanks

  39. なおみ says:

    I love everything in that house, inspiring !! Thanks for sharing … :-)

  40. Heidi says:

    Love the style of your home where did you get the lovely wall cabinet in your kitchen with all the mugs hanging on I love it, I realise this post was a long time ago.


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