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Pappelina

My love for high quality textiles started when I was a little girl – no joke! My mum had a laundry business for more than 30 years and I literally grew up in there, helping her and learning all about different textiles and how to look after them. Rugs were always a big deal in my home; my grandmother had a huge loom in her house and we still have some of the traditional rugs that she weaved herself.

When I moved to Australia, I quickly realised that the culture for indoor textiles and especially rugs was quite different here. Most houses had carpets, instead of wooden floorboards and rugs weren’t really used in the same way as in Finland. I had a hard time finding anything else but Persian rugs, which were beautiful, but just not my style.

When I first came across Pappelina rugs more than a decade ago, I knew they would be perfect for our home. These phthalate-free plastic rugs, which are still weaved in Sweden, are not just incredibly durable, but so easy to look after and keep clean as well. I bought my first Pappelina rugs nearly 10 years ago and they all still look as new.

This year Pappelina celebrates its 20th anniversary. A family run business now sells rugs and other household products to over 40 countries worldwide. All Pappelina rugs are still woven at the same weaving mill where Lina, the CEO of Pappelina, first discovered the plastic ribbons, although the looms and the employees have increased since then. The plastic ribbons used are all manufactured in Sweden according to high set quality. Pappelina rugs really are a perfect example of Scandinavian design – they are timeless, high quality and functional, all at once.

Read more about Pappelina

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These rugs were gifted to me by Pappelina, but all opinions are my own.

Tidying Up

In recent weeks I have been on a mission to declutter and tidy up all our belongings. Our long(er) term plan is to create an attic space that can be used as a home office and that has been a major motivation for this project.

Sorting through our possessions, it became clear to me that they all needed to add value to our lives. The “value” can of course be a lot of things; not just function, but also happiness or even nice memories. From our daughters drawings and craft works to clothes stands and cleaning products, surrounding ourselves with items that we truly value, can make such a difference in the way we view all our possessions.

Focusing on the sole purpose of value, even the most mundane things – like your cleaning supplies, can actually add value. I recently replaced our rusty metal clothes stand with this beautiful wooden one that I don’t mind leaving out when not in use. A beautiful object on its own right, it is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

In our kitchen, I have started using these 100% organic kitchen cloths and towels, alongside these environmental cleaning products. I can honestly say that I look forward to cleaning the kitchen now! The cloths are incredibly soft and absorbent and I could never go back to using harsh chemicals anymore.

I’m slowly making my way through our home and looking forward to showing you more soon!

PS. Includes gifted products with links.