HANDMADE PORCELAIN BY PS STUDIO

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This collection of handmade porcelain cups is designed by PS Studio, a Dutch design studio that focuses on both interior architecture and product design. Their taped series is inspired by the texture of skin and the tactile feeling and the embossing of materials. Every cup is unique design and is available in 26 beautiful colors. Studio PS: “By combining our fascination for material expression, relief and structure with a large colour palette, a surprising and colourful collection has arisen.”

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AMBER LEWIS’ BEAUTIFUL LOS ANGELES HOME

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Amber Lewis’ home is the perfect example of how to add colors and different patterns without creating an overwhelming effect. Her style is bright, fun, relaxing and has a bohemian chic vibe. You can see her personality reflected in her home, which I think is important when designing an interior. Amber Lewis is the owner and designer of Amber Interiors, a residential design firm assisting clients with decorating and designing their homes. At the end of this post you can find product suggestions for creating a similar look. Some of Amber’s designs are also included in this selection.

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OUTDOOR FURNITURE COLLECTION BY NORM

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Danish designers Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn named their company Norm to express their dedication to “working with Danish norms and standards refined over hundreds of years,” says Bjerre-Poulsen, “rather than rejecting them in the endless search for new.” The sincerity of their approach – bypassing flashy design for good design – shows in the quality of their work. Together with US company Design Within Reach they have developed a beautiful collection of garden furniture. The Finn Collection is directly tied to their philosophy in that it was built on a passion for details, tactility in design and creating for the need.

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WEEKEND ESCAPE: A COASTAL RETREAT IN AUSTRALIA

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This beautiful weekend retreat belongs to and is designed by Melbourne interior architect and designer Shareen Joel. The beach house, which was recently featured in Real Living magazine, is located on the coast of Sorrento in Australia. The brief was to design a home that was casual and had plenty of room for entertaining family and friends. Conscious of the relatively small block of land and concern for sustainability, SJD (Shareen Joel Design) cleverly integrated the design into the coastal surroundings with little disruption to the landscape. The innovative L-shaped floor plan, which was built around a beautiful existing Moonah tree, feels spacious and easy to live in, even with a full house of family and friends. Natural light and cross ventilation were a must, as was the use of recycled materials. SJD incorporated beautiful Larch floorboards throughout, as well as timber window frames and external cladding. Inside, SJD layered textures and tones heavily with vintage furniture, mixed with new design pieces including the September Chair, Safari Chairs and Spanish Chair. The result is a home that captures the essence of everything that a coastal retreat should be; relaxed, easy living and enjoyable.

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MIX & MATCH: WHITES AND A HINT OF PINK

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Today another Mix & Match post with some random pretty images. I love the stamped eggs in the second picture, which is a great idea for upcoming Easter. Are you have plan for this Easter weekend? I am busy preparing an Easter egg hunt for my 3-year old son and we will be having a lovely Easter brunch as well.

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FLY VIOLET: MY NEW FAVORITE BAG

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The Fly Violet from Dutch bag label O My Bag is my new favorite bag! Apparently I am not the only one loving this bag as every time when I’m carrying this bag at least one person comes up to me asking me where I got it from. Fly Violet is a sophisticated, multi-function satchel – an elegant work bag large enough to fit your laptop, which can be transformed into a statement bag by adding a chain. And good to know: all bags are made from a unique kind of eco-leather and created with love in the safe and positive atmosphere of Fair Trade, where fair wages and benefits are paid, women are empowered and training and education is offered.

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A INDUSTRIAL STYLE HOME IN PARIS

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Virginie and Alfonso are the lucky owners of this beautiful industrial style home situated in a former button factory in Paris. They converted the old building to a spacious and modern townhouse but wanted to preserve the factory atmosphere. Vintage items are combined with handmade furniture pieces such as large dining table is which is made by Alfonso. The chairs around the table are flea markets finds as well are the industrial lights. The rustic kitchen is made of concrete as was built on site. The large letters on the wall are from an antique shop in Paris. The living room (top image) is located in a corner of the large open space that also includes kitchen and dining room. The sofa is from Ikea. The beautiful delicate wire text on the wall in the work space was has also made by Alfonso.

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