It’s been a while since my last post… How are you guys? A lot has happened this year so far, and for us personally it’s been a pretty rough start to 2020, but also very busy with a big move and a renovation to be completed, which is another reason why I had to take a little break from the blog, to try my best to keep my head over water. I usually thrive off renovations and being busy, but it all happened in the middle of something devastating which took place in February, and suddenly life was turned upside down for us.

On top of that, a worldwide pandemic hit us all, and suddenly everyone’s daily normal was no more, and everything felt very scary and unknown. Norway was hit pretty bad very early with the Corona virus, but we managed to regain control quite quickly when we went on lockdown several weeks before the UK, and thankfully things are finally getting back to a ‘new normal’ here.

One month before Covid-19 hit us, we sadly lost our second baby, and the grief was devastating and gut wrenching. I have never felt pain like it before, and nothing in life seemed to make sense. I was clinging onto Rio and all the life and joy he gave us, feeling even more blessed then before to have him in our lives, yet I couldn’t stop crying and breaking down whenever I was alone. But life had to go on, and in a way, the fact that I was in the middle of project managing our home with a lot of work to complete, was kind of a blessing at the time, as it took my mind of things (at least during the day), and I just had to pick myself up the best I could, whilst still taking time to grieve our little angel.

We completed renovations on our new place in the middle of March, and moved in shortly after. We also fulfilled a life long dream and bought a little piece of the mountains, with our new cabin – our happy place and escape. With everything that was going on, it could not have come at a better time.

During the lockdown, I had a lot of time to reflect, and I finally decided to take the plunge to set up my new Interior Design & consultancy business, Anneli Bush Interiors. Although the website is still not quite ready, I have already some client work coming in, and I’m so excited to get properly started and feeling very excited for the future.

Now that things are starting to feel a bit more normal and positive for us, I will be coming back stronger to the blog, and with that I would LOVE to hear from you what kind of content you want to see more of going forward! In a way, I feel like I am starting a bit from scratch here, as it’s been such a long break and a lot has happened since last… So I’m in need of some inspiration, and as you guys are my inspo and reason for writing and sharing on here, I would so appreciate some feedback from you! Please leave me a comment below or drop me a mail with any ideas, thoughts or request.

Hope you are staying safe and healthy, lots of love Anneli x 



  1. Anika
    June 7, 2020 / 13:28

    So sorry for your loss. Glad to see that you are coming back to your blog. Would love to see and hear more about your interior and renovation and also life with Rio xx

  2. Luisa
    June 7, 2020 / 14:32

    Im very sorry for your loss!

    Would love to see posts about interior design , such as before/afters, art (tips), small budget tips, and lifestyle and wellness , such as (morning/evening routines, what you did to keep
    you happy during lockdown, etc
    Thanks and take care

    • June 9, 2020 / 19:24

      Thanks Luisa :)
      Great ideas, all noted!

  3. Allie
    June 7, 2020 / 19:07

    So sorry for your loss, it’s heartbreaking. Wishing you all the best.

    In terms of blog content, I would like to see more about interiors and renovations – what to spend more money on and what you can save on to add value to a property; planning a renovation project, e.g. timelines and budgets, and a walk through of the whole project such as what order things were done in and what to prioritise; what you have learned from previous renovations, things you wish you had done differently and dos and don’ts for future projects; styling tips for finishing touches and making the most of a space. Thank you!

    • June 9, 2020 / 19:23

      Thanks Allie :) Lots of good ideas there, thanks!

  4. Maddy
    July 1, 2020 / 19:39

    Anneli, I am so sorry for your loss xx

    Just a little comment to say since I discovered your webpage 2 years ago you really have been my interior inspo. I got my first house last year (after 7 heartbreaking months of legal isues) your colour schemes from your London House reno really inspired me, regularly checking back to your site to help me renovate my 1950s semi, I pinched the grey steel for my 1950s living room and the dusted moss for the bedroom. Next project is the hall and again think I will be basing it on your playful and fresh vibe x

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