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Modern Day Martha – Elle Decoration UK



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©Kara Rosenlund

Some rather big things have been happening around here lately; one of the MOST exciting things would have to be being featured in my most loved interiors magazine Elle Decoration UK and being named ‘A Modern Day Martha Stewart’. To be featured in the pages of this magazine has filled me with so much joy and such an incredible sense of achievement… then to be named ‘A Modern Day Martha’… well, I have no words…. Martha has given so much of herself and shared her lifestyle over the years to help us all create a better understanding of what a sense of home is.

When I was renting and long before such image sharing websites such as pinterest was even thought up, I would save up my money it’s not a cheap magazine in Australia, for the latest air freight copy of Elle Decoration, straight off the hot London presses…. I would hightail it across a few suburbs to the ‘larger / posher‘ newsagent who carried such worldly titles…. I would come back home, turn the radio off and sit in silence in my dining room, being careful not to crease the cover…. I would inhale the London air which I convinced myself was trapped in the pages of the magazine and I would be transported…. I would read the print off the pages, absorbing the high calibre articles and seeing for the first time interior photographs of far off places; putting little pieces of paper in the pages, bookmarking my favourites, dreaming of one day being able to have a house to call home and to be able to decorate it and make it mine.

I feel so privileged and grateful to be able to share what I do here on the blog and also in the other aspects of my business; I just wanted to say a very big and heartfelt thank you to all of you who come by to visit the blog and who I hope leave with something too.

Kara xxx   aka Kartha ha

25 Comments to “Modern Day Martha – Elle Decoration UK”

  1. Lauren Lou says:

    Just brilliant, Kara. Congratulations. xx

  2. Leisa says:

    How wonderful for you! Congratulations. Just love your blog and style.

  3. Liesl Walker says:

    Congratulations Kara and well deserved! I love visiting your blog for my weekly fix of ‘inspiration’. xo

  4. Annie says:

    Beautifully written. Your blog & images make me happy.
    I’m so happy for you that you have had this fabulous recognition.

    • Kara says:

      Oh Annie, thank you….thank YOU so much for all of your support here with your kind comments and your generous support on Facebook. It really doesn’t go unnoticed! Thank you xxx

  5. Congrats kara – so well deserved. Gorgeous photo of you and your lovely home as well xx Wishing you continued success. Leanne x

  6. Caroline says:

    Hi, I bet you never imagined all those years ago that you would one day have an article written about yourself in that very magazine! Congratulations – and well deserved. So tell me, when is your cookbook coming out? :)

    • Kara says:

      I sure didn’t Caroline….. isn’t life funny how things work out sometimes. xx Ha, no cookbook yet, though there is something I’m planning which I shall be announcing really

  7. Congratulations! You’ve earnt every bit of this recognition.


  8. Stylish Kylie says:

    How exciting, or as Effie would say ‘How Excitement!”

  9. Hi Kara, I’ve been following your blog recently from Andalusia and love it !
    Thank you for your inspiring shoots and cool slices of life….

  10. I can’t believe I missed this!!! Congratulations my lovely friend. Elle Decoration UK – My oh my!!!

    • Kara says:

      I know Sally! Crazy huh – it’s like ‘Elle Dec’… OHMYGOSH xxxx Thank you so much for all of your wondrous support and help over the past two years xxx

  11. Tricia Rose says:

    That is wonderful Kara, do the chickens appreciate it?

  12. Kara says:

    I’m not sure if they do Tricia – hahaha…. they definitely are the top of the pecking order around her… Timothy O and I are clearly at the bottom…. ha xxx

  13. Jane Frosh says:

    four of the WORLD's most influential names!!!!!! ARRGGHHHHHHHH!! THE WORLD!!!! Lady,. you are insanely good and I am insanely proud of you XXXXXX

  14. jane frosh says:

    four of the WORLD’s most influential names!!!!!! ARRGGHHHHHHHH!! THE WORLD!!!! Lady,. you are insanely good and I am insanely proud of you XXXXXX

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