This is not an ‘official’ gift guide (these will follow later this month) but Swedish online shop Fine Little Day is filled with beautiful products that make perfect giftS. Fine Little Day’s ambition is to create and offer quality design and crafts for children and young-at-heart adults. Their products, ranging from textiles to prints, are characterized by its simple aesthetics, expressive patterns and cheerfulness. The Scandinavian nature is a major inspiration and Fine Little Day strives to use sustainable and organic materials where feasible.
I always love the styling done by Rafa Kids! Inspired by cheerful and sunny orange colour Agata from Rafa Kids combined it with sober tones of grey, patterns of birds wallpaper and a graphics touch. Delicate pattern of birds on the wallpaper, which is from Chispum, brings the dreamy atmosphere in this room. The plane stickers are from Chispum as well. That beautiful bed is from Rafa Kids and here you can also purchase the orange wool blanket as well as the shelf featured in the last image.
Once there was a rule that you can only wear white in summer, but these days are over. I love winter white and it’s a color that suits most skin & hair tones. Currently I am into gold fine jewellery pieces and these go very well with all shades of white. It’s just such a stylish combination, don’t you think (see image below)?! In this post you can find some suggestions for winter white fashion pieces and delicate gold jewellery (which have the perfect size to fit in Christmas stockings…).
During the renovation of this Swedish apartment, the owners got a pleasant surprise. Under the particle board floor parts they found a beautiful wooden floor. They decided to keep this floor and to sell the terrazzo floor tiles which they already ordered. I love the beautiful soft color scheme in the apartment. Especially the cool grey tones combined with the wooden Alvar Aalto chairs in the dining area (image below). The ochre colored sofa (image above) gives color and warmth.
Before Homepolish designer Stefani Stein redesigned this 1920′s bungalow in Silverlake (Los Angeles), it had low ceilings, a robin’s-egg-blue, bathroom and a really sad kitchen. Stefani: “The concept behind the remodel was to create a fresh take on the existing, very traditional style of the 1920s Silverlake bungalow”. The decor is a mix of mid-century and traditional elements. Natural and earthy tones ground and unify the space, allowing the pops of color to really stand-out. The renovation was extensive: “What is now the kitchen was originally the dining room. What is now the master bath was originally the laundry room. And what is now bedroom #3 was originally the kitchen.” The beautiful black and white prints are ink on paper pieces by LA artist Tim Forcum.
Everlane is one of my favorite shops for good basic items such as t-shirts, cardigans and shirts. I love their philosophy about transparancy: “Know your factories. Know your costs. Always ask why.”. They recently hosted an open studio event where customers could see and try out their collection while enjoying drinks and snacks. These images were taken that day by Luke Beard.
Earlier this year I posted about the vintage botanical prints trend. The botanical trend continues to grow. More and more I see green being used in interiors. Especially larger plants (such as the Monstera) are highly decorative. Those without green thumbs can opt for botanical art work such as the beautiful prints from My Deer Art Shop (images 2 and 5). And on Etsy you can find antique prints such as this botanical print set.