My name is Elisabeth Halbjørhus, I am 30 years old, and live in Skien two hours outside Oslo. I live together with my husband, and our two small children, Celine that is 6 years old and Ulrik who is 2 years old. We are living in a renovated house from the 60´s that we purchased from my parents a couple of years ago. I love to set vision to life and already had a lot of plans for our house before we had even moved in. We are going room by room, year by year. Everything is based on when we have time, powers and budget for it. That is why it feels even more specials, when my vision comes to life.
I have a bachelor’s degree in marketing, but have always had a big interest for interior, thanks to social media I can work with this passion. I work as an influencer and content creator for both my social medias but also clients that need some guidance on social media. I also work as an interior stylist, I have a lot of commercial styling through my medias, but also “backstage” in catalogues and scenography for bigger customers. I also work with styling of houses and cabins before they are listed for sale. I have a lot of variation in my work with a lot of exciting things that happens, this fits me perfectly, and I really like when I have a lot of things going.
I am a restless, positive and “down to earth” kind of person that loves new challenges. I quickly accepted the invitation from Boen when they asked if I would like to join this project. I look at this as a possibility for me to develop my knowledge, you can always learn something new and it is important to keep yourself up to date, and be “on”, especially in the business that I work in. I have a lot of projects where everything from the choice of sofa, to the colours of the socket, has an importance. I think that I am born with an urge to create something. That is also why I am so happy to be a part of this, where I can both learn and influence. It is an honour.
Immediately I imagine some dark colours. Preferably dark oak or a variation of walnut. Hopefully with a lot of structure and not to smooth. This is in my mind because I really want something like this at my own house. At my house you will find a lot of light furniture, but at the same time large contrasts. Our floors are painted white, so right now I really want the opposite. I also believe that dark floors give an exclusive look and a balmy atmosphere. We see that the “home-cozy” feeling are trending in the interior world. We are searching for peace, balance and happiness in an otherwise busy day to-day life. Even if light floors still will continue to be a winner, I believe Norwegian and people in Scandinavia will embrace floors with more colours and especially I earthy colours and materials that is a reflection of the natural.