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A SWEDISH HOME WITH STUNNING ORIGINAL FEATURES

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The building is which this beautiful home is located was built in 1888 in neo-Renaissance style. Luckily many original features such as the ceiling medallions, bay window, stucco work and mirrored doors are still in place. And what about that gorgeous old fire place? Isn’t that a stunning feature! This beautiful 3-room apartment is for sale but you will have to move to Gothenburg, Sweden. Which is not too bad as the Haka neighourhood is a lovely place to live with its picturesque wooden houses, 19th century-atmosphere and cafés. More information about this cosy home can be found on Stadshem’s website.

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PETER’S CHAIR & TABLE DESIGNED BY HANS J. WEGNER

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It isn’t cheap but isn’t this children’s set beautiful? The Peter’s chair (around 500 USD/EUR) and table (around 600 USD/EUR) were designed by Danish furniture designer Hans J. Wegner as a present for the baby son of Wegner’s friend and colleague Børge Mogensen. In the war years quality furniture was hard to find – so he made his own.

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A STUNNING HOME IN A CONVERTED JEWISH SCHOOL IN NYC

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An old Jewish school in New York has been converted into a single family townhouse with an art gallery on the ground floor. Labo Design Studio has used as much of the old structure as possible in the design of the new building. The existing three floors were enlarged with the addition of a volume in the rear of the building connected to the main body through three symmetrical openings and a partial floor on the top projecting onto the two story high living area of the third floor. The spatial arrangement is reminiscent of a loft, where the living area is organized in the front and the bedrooms and technical spaces in the back. The vibrant color of the furnishing contrast with the monochromatic palette of the building materials.

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A STYLISH HOME IN PRIMROSE HILL, LONDON

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This very large home (it measures 16500 sq ft!) is located in Primrose Hill in London, United Kingdom. The house has a private event space, a pool, gym, a music room and cinema. I like the use of natural materials which softens the industrial look. It is available for rent as location through JJ Locations.

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WEEKEND ESCAPE: BOUTIQUE HOTEL DWARS IN AMSTERDAM

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Hotel Dwars is a small boutique hotel in a cool area of Amsterdam, just a few steps away from the vibrant Utrechtsestraat which is known for great shopping and food. There are only 9 rooms and it is wise to book well in advance as this hotel is quite popular. Rooms are cozy and have comfortable beds, the location right in the centre of Amsterdam is just perfect. For more information and bookings, you can vist Hotel Dwars’ website here.

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A BLUE SUMMER WITH IKEA – 2016 OUTDOOR COLLECTION

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Summer seems far away but it is never too soon for some summer inspiration! IKEA will be launching their new outdoor furniture and accessories in February and March. There is lots of blue, combined with grey and beige. If you don’t have a garden or balcony, IKEA encourages people to go out and enjoy the outdoor (by taking foldable chairs, cooling bags etc). IKEA: “This year, we think summer should be all about expanding the home and seeing your surroundings through new eyes, regardless if you live in the city or in the countryside. So instead of just focusing on the balcony or the patio, how about uncovering new kinds of outdoor rooms?” You can see more of their summer collection here in this catalog.

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A CHARACTERFUL HOLIDAY HOME IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE

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This beautiful house is located in the lovely French village of Lalanne-Arque, which is situated within Midi-Pyrénées region in the South of France. The building, which has been renovated with respect for original features, is divided into two holiday houses (which can be connected). The first one (originally the stable) is suitable for a group of 2 to 6 people and the second house can be rented for up to 2 people. Both houses are decorated in a warm, natural style with lots of character. You can find more information here on Maison Vire’s website (you can use Google translator for a translation).

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