005 green.

i am terribly wary of green. i love it in plants, but other than that i find it terribly hard to use in any way. curtains? sofas? throws? rugs? i can’t do it. to inspire myself to pursue the great color green… i’ll do a quick search of green decor stuff, and post them here.

because i’m addicted

green rug. such a beautiful color, but alas, i don’t think i could ever use this kind of green. too overpowering. too overwhelming. i don’t know. i wish i could use this particular green, but i have absolutely no idea how to. pair it with the purest of whites and the dullest of greige?

lilly bunn
lilly bunn

a green sofa would be spectacular. perhaps a deep green color such as the one pictured above. but again – i find it hard to use green. again, it’s been paired with whites and greiges, so i think i might be on to something.

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a green chair. pair it with crisp white and bright wood, and you have an eye catcher that you are bound to love.

creative knitting magazine

a green throw. an easy way to incorporate a bit of green – besides plants – into a living room or a bedroom. not overpowering enough to cause problems but visible enough to be an eye catcher. a green throw is an inexpensive way of brightening up the color palette of a room in which you relax.

nutshell edition: pair green with crisp, light colors, and you get a marvelous color palette. for extra excitement, pair it with purple like in the sofa picture (the pillow is purple, in case you missed it).


004 forms in nature.


the amazing forms in nature chandelier is now available in the lifestyle boutique, at the price of 3,500 euros. oh my. it is wonderfully beautiful, and i love the fact that it is now available commercially, but i just wish i had the funds to buy it. unfortunately i do not, at least not until i win in the lottery. so fingers crossed.


the chandelier is designed by a danish duo, hilden and diaz, and the inspiration behind it are the drawings of a german biologist ernst haeckel. it is not just a chandelier, it is a work of art!

002 kitchen dreams.

i have a dream. of a black and white kitchen with wooden and pink accents. fortunately for me, own new rental apartment will allow just that!

kitchen and dining
this is the kitchen and dining area, empty and waiting for us to move in

white and wood are already there. with our white table and black chairs, the black and whiteness will be achieved. all that remains is the pink accents part. and a bit of wooden purchases.

plate, glass and cutlery
our plates are black. our glasses are transparent. and our cutlery is greyish.

i purchased the plates from a flea market many, many years ago. they’re still in great shape, and they weren’t very expensive back then. a great find! the glasses are a christmas presents, if i remember correctly, and they’re from iittala. the cutlery is ikea’s tillsätta.

cutting boards
cutting boards i need to decide between

these cutting boards are both absolutely beautiful. the one with the handle is rustik from lagerhaus, the one without a handle is aptitlig from ikea. both quite cheap (rustik is approximately 25 €, aptitlig is approximately 10 €), both absolutely stunning.

a tablecloth and a rug
a tablecloth and a rug, both from h&m home

the tablecloth and the rug i’ve already ordered online. sadly there is no h&m home near where i live, the closest is a three-hour drive away, so i seldom go there.

plus i have pink curtains i once upon a time bought from a facebook flea market group. sound too pink? not in my opinion!

001 hello world.

hello world, this is peony sage speaking.

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peony sage is, unfortunately, only a pseudonym of a girl called niina who also blogs in finnish (no, english is not my native languag; finnish is). the peony sage blog is going to be my english blog about interior decor and living in a small, 59 square metre, home.

i live together with my husband and our dog and our cat. we are both currently on temporary disability, so our funds are very limited. it shows. i am always on the hunt for great finds both in online stores and in flea markets. i seldom buy anything big online, though – i prefer to see things before buying them.