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A DANISH HOME DECORATED IN A SOFT COLOR PALETTE

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When Camilla and her husband first saw this 1913 villa in Hellerup, Denmark, a few years ago they immediately knew that this beautiful house had a lot of charm and soul. Together with their two sons they turned the house into a real family home. The rooms, which are spacious and light are decorated in a beautiful soft color scheme of grey, white and pastels. Danish furniture classics (such as the wishbones chairs in the dining area) enhances the Nordic style atmosphere.

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IKEA’S NEW VIKTIGT COLLECTION IS ALL ABOUT CRAFT

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IKEA is launching several new, limited edition collections. The one I am most looking forward to is the VIKTIGT collection which has been created in collaboration with Swedish glass and ceramic designer Ingegerd Råman. This discreet collection, ranging from handmade glassware to furniture woven from natural fibres, is all about craft. With love of craftsmanship and simplicity at the heart of it all, VIKTIGT pieces do their job in silence. Stripped down to their bare essentials, these handmade pieces turn the ordinary into the exceptional. Beautiful on their own as they work beautifully in your everyday life. Designer Ingegerd Råman: “It’s a project between the craftsmen and the designer. It has lots of energy. And looking at the objects now – the things we did – for me, it represents love.” The VIKTIGT collection will be available from May.

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THE HAPPY SHOPPING FILES: VINTAGE & HANDMADE ON ETSY

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With handmade or vintage items you can add character to your home. In this post I have included my favorite Etsy finds, all are either vintage or handmade.

// Antique Mars Print c.1822 framed
// handwoven Moroccan 100% wool pompom blanket
// Hans Wegner Sawback Dining Chairs 1960s (set of 6), reupholstered with Kvadrat fabric
// rare and iconic vintage Curt Fischer Midgard Scissor Wall Lamp
// vintage Mali West African mudcloth textile pillow cover
// Walnut Ventura nightstand / bedside table

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// 1930′s Danish Bamboo Chair, designed by Edward & Tove Kindt-Larsen for the 1939 Danish Pavilion in NY
// pair of mid-century Arka Chairs by Yngve Ekström
// AION wooden pendant light
// mid century Svend Aage Holm Sørensen desk lamp

DIY PROJECT: (EASTER) BUNNY MUG

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I love this cute diy bunny mug, an easy project to do with (or without) kids this weekend. All you need is a white mug, a porcelain marker, a pencil and a piece of baking paper. You can find instructions here. Have a wonderful long weekend!

EASY DIY PROJECT: MODERN POM POM CUSHION

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I always love a great DIY project, especially if it is that easy to make as this pom pom cushion. You can find instructions here on Almost Makes Perfect.

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THE TRAVEL FILES: RENT A GORGEOUS HOME NEAR BYRON BAY

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This stunning home in Bangalow (near Byron Bay), Australia, can be rented through Airbnb. Haveli House is an Indonesian and Indian inspired luxe cottage providing a truly authentic experience with a distinct relaxing environment and atmosphere that will evoke treasured travel memories. The property sleeps a total of 5 people and is suited for those wanting a quiet private retreat. Heidi, the owner, also runs a beautiful store located in Byron Bay (called Haveli Byron Bay) where you can purchase an eclectic range of furniture pieces, tribal artwork, doors, source from places such as India and Bali.

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AN ELEGANT 19TH CENTURY HOME IN LYON, FRANCE

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This stylish 19th-century home in Lyon, France, has been modernized by the current owners but luckily many original features such as the mouldings on the walls and ceilings, have been preserved. The modern elements are selected with care and the marble kitchen island, the midcentury furniture pieces, modern light fixtures and accessories really work well with the original details. I love the old wooden herringbone floor in the kitchen. And what about those large windows!

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