This last weekend I spent in our house in Spain, which is both designed and built by me and my husband. It is the one place I can fully relax and meditate. And with relaxation comes creativity, so here is a project that I made during the weekend.
I had a painting made out of newspapers, made by an artist, that I didn’t have a frame for. What I did was go out and find a pallet, treated the wood and then painted it. I put in screws and then I fastened the painting on top of the pallet. I think the result is amazing and I hope it gives you an idea for your home as well!
Allow me to introduce a exclusive scented candle by Cire Trudon, the oldest candle makers. This amazing company started 1643 and each candle is still handmade with the same process and principles that was setup by the founder Claude Trudson. These candles come in several sizes and are made of vegetable-based wax.
I always use candles as the final touch to a room. Mostly i used it for softer and cosier moments or for informal days. The right candle can set a perfect or that special mood and transforming your home with its magical fragrance.
Did you know that Napoleon Bonaparte gave his newborn son a candle from Cire Trudon, graced with his personal cameo and 3 gold seals?!!!
I’m loving the change in the weather. It’s getting colder and I have a warm cup of tea in my hand. So I couldn’t help but feel inspired to write about why I love tea.
First and foremost I love how it makes me feel. I get warm, recharged, focused; like a deep relaxation. I really love the flavor of tea. In the morning I go for black tea and before I sleep for the night I always drink Rooibos. I was actually introduced to Rooibos couple of years a go by a friend. She mentioned how good this tea is.
Rooibos is a red tea and usually grown in South Africa. The health benefits of this red tea are plenty. It contains no caffeine which is perfect and it’s use as a cure for nagging headaches, stomach cramps, eczema, bone weakness, insomnia, asthma, hypertension, allergies, and premature aging. Well, you can imagine how happy I got when my friend mentioned about premature aging 🙂
Btw, I love my new teapot!
Today I just had to share this apartment in Stockholm with you, which by the way is for sale. The reason why i’m sharing this apartment, and its very unique style, is to show you that even really strong colors and over the top design can work and be coolish. This is not typically my design and how I would do it, but I want to show that taste and style is subjective. (However I do love the pink piano) 🙂
So, let me invite you in. Especially if you are tired of just pure white colors.
Link to the apartment: svenskamaklarhuset.se
Old English is a series of blown glass vases designed by floral artist Claus Dalby for Holmegaad. The series includes two smaller vases 19 and 24 cm, also the 60 cm flower vase that i’m going to write about today.
This bigger floor vase is of cause relaunched, and it’s so “in” and reblogged. The vase is produced in transparent glass and created to reveal the beauty of the flowers. The inspiration of this gorgeous one comes from the English gardens tradition.
Perfect decor to have on the dining table, in the hall way or on the floor in the bed room.
“Few things make me happier than good food shared with good people. I work to design and make tableware special enough to accompany the heartfelt gatherings that make up some of our most memorable moments together. In short, I believe that your plates should earn their seat at your table, and that together we can make mealtimes everywhere more beautiful”,
– Lindsay Emery.
Emery is the founder and designer of Suite One Studio, based in North Carolina. Her ceramics are handmade from start to end without using molds. So every piece is completely unique and chic. The pieces are colorful, modern and of course with high quality. I really love her work and originality.
Do check out her website and enjoy her work. Everyone loves eye candy, she is so talented and her art stands out and shines.
Furniture by Busnelli is absolutely breathtaking. Busnelli-style is not only chic but also so perfectly elegant and classic. Their design is traditional Italian and they deliver quality yet stylish interior. The furnitures from Busnelli is perfect for the modern home and also in homes with traditional style.
The design teams motto has been that every product or every piece is stylish and chic with high quality; not to mention the comfort.
If you are looking for something that brings luxury, elegance and glamour to your home, look no further. Their design is just perfection.
A teamwork between Norm Architects and Sorensen Leather has given birth to these beautiful leather lamps. Together they have designed five lamps that creats not only a decorative wall but also a wall with a warm and amazing glow. The back of the lamps are made of brass, which creates a halo behind the circle.
Just have a close look at the craftsmanship, how gorgeous is that?! They have also succeeded with the leather colors.
I always try to hide the cables, but with these beautiful leather enclosed cords you just want to show them off!
Enjoy and get inspired.
Every place I visit or every magazine I read is all about mixing materials such as wood, glass, metal, copper, rose gold and marble. It’s a cool and modern style and it opens up a lot of creativity. So if you want to have a stylish option and modern home this is very hot right now.
Today’s consumers are looking for products and materials that are not only gorgeous but also durable. I have mentioned this before and I’m going to say it again; high quality products are investment pieces.
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The color palette and materials haven’t really changed that much since last year. There are still much pastel colors such as mint green, powder pink and grey shades. When it comes to materials such as brass and marble; well lets just say there are here to stay even this year.
Sharwin Williams describe the colors of Chrysalis:
”Like a butterfly emerging from its cocoon, we’re poised for change. As modern life and technology rush at us, we seek an oasis where we can find balance, mindful living and tempo giusto (the “right time,” or the steady, regular beat of the heart).
We look to earth and sky for inspiration, finding raw beauty in striations and gently blurred hues and patterns. Artisans break the mold, creating objects that aren’t what they seem. Shapes are layered and deconstructed. In this moment, silence is the greatest luxury, and metamorphosis is the mother of invention.”
So what about the color forecast for 2016?!
Here is a sneak peek of what Sherwin Williams reveals of Pura Vida:
“The elements that remind us to live well, be well, and stay well are vital to creating spaces to unplug. Natural materials, honed and sheer. Ancient alabaster and marble hues. Warmer grays turning to khaki and blushed neutrals. New therapies draw us to the colors of nomadic sand baths and holistic massage rooms. We’re awakening from the recession, hungry for a new orderliness, ready to feed the spirit, make memories, and savor the moment.”
Of course if you don’t like the colors mentioned there are other trending color pallets to choose from. Such as forest green, bright florals, ethnic inspired colors and navy blue.
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