This bedroom is a good example of how a rug can give color and warmth to a room. Imagine this space without the kilim rug and it a bit cold and plain. Also, a large rug can cover up a floor that is not that beautiful. This particular wooden floor has a yellow tone (which I do not like) but with a large rug this is less noticeable. More rugs and vintage items can be found throughout the entire home, which you can see here. Similar vintage kilim rugs are available from Le Souk. At the end of the post you can see some with pink tones.
These diy folding letters are great as decoration in kids rooms. You can create names or other fun words. And by using colored paper you can brighten up any room! You can find instructions and templates here. Have fun!
I love all things handmade, especially pottery! This handcrafted mug from Stephanie Adams’ Pickle Pottery is wheel-thrown in California. Pickle Pottery is unique because each piece is hand made and hand decorated by the maker, Stephanie Adams. It is truly a labor of love. Stephanie believes the beauty in the work is seeing the makers make, embracing the Wabi Sabi aesthetic. Each piece is unique, different, and one of a kind. Simply beautiful!
This 1910′s double bay-fronted villa has been renovated and modernized by Jo, who is the owner of boutique PR agency Switch PR, and her husband Chris. No major structural changes where needed, but many cosmetic updates occurred. Jo and Chris added new flooring, lots of cabinetry in the kitchen and third bedroom, and two skylights. The open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining area now opens out onto a renovated rear courtyard garden with a pool.
I am loving this kitchen by London based studio Mark Lewis Interior Design. The reclaimed wood cabinets and large farmhouse style sinks give the kitchen a rustic touch. I think these kind of kitchens have a more cozy feel compared to sleek, modern kitchens. What do you think? Do you prefer rustic or modern?
I just love an organized closet. Not only does it look better but it is also more efficient as it much easier to find things you need in an organized closet. The reality is that my closet doesn’t look anything like these organized spaces in the images in this post. Every morning I spend too much time combining clothes and look for things I can not find. This causes frustration and when your closet is a jumble, your day begins in with chaos. So one of my resolutions for this Spring was to clean up my wardrobe. I am fed up with stuffing my belongings in every every nook that I could find and then spend lots of time finding them again when I need them.
My strategy is to store my out-of-season (winter/summer) clothes out of the way. As I don’t have much storage space in my home I was very happy with the offer by Spaceboxx to try out their virtual closet space. Within minutes I had ordered 7 boxes through their website and had scheduled a suitable pick-up date (this can be as fast as within 4 hours). And they not only store clothes but also larger items such as furniture pieces or bikes. All items will be kept in a secure place and when I need anything I can have it back with just one mouse click. The very fast service (within 4 hours all desired items can be brought back again) and the ease of use of the website is what makes Spaceboxx very interesting. And compared to regular storage space (where you have to bring and pick up the items yourself) this service is very affordable.
Do you want to get organized as well? Good news for Dutch readers: Spaceboxx offers you to try out their virtual storage service for free. With code FA0415 you can store up to 15 boxes + 3 larger items for three months for free. Just go to their website and follow the easy steps. Within a few hours you can have an organized closet (and home)!
When I visited the Urban Outfitters website I was surprised by their wonderful furniture and home accessories collection. Not everything they have match my taste but here is a selection of handmade items that I really love. I would buy that beautiful wooden headboard (image above) in a hartbeat but unfortunately they don’t ship this item to The Netherlands (most items are available for world wide shipping though).