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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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GET THE LOOK: A BOHEMIAN CHIC HOME

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When I featured this beautiful home in Laren, The Netherlands, a while ago I received several messages from readers asking me for more information about the chairs and rugs. Apparently many of you loved the bohemian chic look so I decided to feature the home again but now with some ‘get the look’ suggestions which you can find at the end of the post. The house was built in 1913 to serve as an ‘atelier’ for a painter. Nowadays it is a family home but the house still has a artistic touch as the current owner is also a painter. I love the ethnic touches such as the oriental rugs and cushions.

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WEEKEND ESCAPE: COTTONWOOD COTTAGE IN AUSTRALIA

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Cottonwood Cottage offers guests the chance to unwind at their own pace amid breathtaking surroundings. It is set on 61 private acres below The Dorrigo World Heritage National Park, close to the town of Bellingen, Australia. The Cottage is an airy hamptons style barn, with a rustic gentility, exquisite attention to detail as well as an abundance of welcoming touches. It is a great alternative to a hotel for a short stay, you can live like a local without compromising on luxury and comfort. Just make yourself at home, relax and appreciate this special place! More information can be found on their website.

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DIY: CROCHETED EASTER EGGS

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Most Easter decorations are a bit tacky but these crocheted eggs are delicate and stylish! You can buy the patterns (there are five different ones) here on Etsy. A lovely DIY project for those who know how to crochet (not me unfortunately).

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AN ALL WHITE HOME WITH A TOUCH OF COPPER

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This home styled by Kim Timmerman is almost entirely decorated in white. Copper accessories give this house a touch of color. I am ‘white lover’ but this is a little bit too sterile for me but I guess the home was styled this way for the photo shoot. When a house is being photographed for a magazine, along with the photographer comes a stylist and a busload of furniture and accessories to decorate the house in the style of the magazine. That’s why I am hesitate to feature my home in magazines as it will be styled and it might not reflect my own style and taste.

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