Author Archives: Danielle

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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MIX & MATCH: SOFT NUDE COLORS

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Today’s Mix & Match post features seven images. The topics of the photos are all different (interior, travel, fashion) but they have something in common: beautiful soft nude & neutral shades. I particularly love these soft colors for bathrooms as it creates a calm and relaxing atmosphere.

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TREND FORECASTER ANNE ZIEGLER’S LOS ANGELES HOME

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This beautiful 1,600-square-foot two-bedroom residence high in the hills of Laurel Canyon belongs to trend forecaster Anne Ziegler and her husband Scott Mason. The 1934 house had undergone an extensive renovation to transform it into light and airy home with a crisp white color scheme. The couple’s goal was to create a calm place in which they can escape from their busy careers. Anne: “I spend all day looking at magazines, books, and blogs for inspiration. So we wanted a peaceful place in the canyon away from the over stimulation of our lives.” You can find more about this beautiful home and the furniture that was used decorating it in Domino Magazine.

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A TOUCH OF SOFT PINK

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With a bit of soft pink you can give a warm and feminine touch to your home. I like it best when subtle hints of pink are used through some pink accessories, a single piece of furniture in pink and/or a rug (this one for example) with shades of pink it it. Too much pink can easily be too sweet. At the end of this post you can find some suggestions for pink colored accessories.

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A BEACH HOUSE IN SOUTH AFRICA

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This laid-back wood-clad bungalow on Cape Town’s Bakoven beach oozes seaside style. The lucky owners are Cathy, Mike and their three children. A lover of bargain finds, the resourceful Cathy did the interiors herself. ‘A well-known interior designer once came up from the beach and had a look, and his advice has always stuck with me – he said that the painting was outside the window and that whatever happened inside shouldn’t compete with it,’ she recalls.

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VINTAGE HOUSE DAYLESFORD IN AUSTRALIA

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Vintage House Daylesford is an 1860′s miners cottage on the border of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs (Australia) that is available to rent as luxury accommodation. Surrounded by various established trees, Vintage House Daylesford sits high on almost an acre of land with views over Wombat State Forest and Doctors Gully. The property is completely restored and re-designed with love to highlight the original features of the house. Combining the use of wood, metals and shades of white, black and everything in between to bring new life to the cottage. The decor is finished with antique, vintage and industrial furniture and artwork from around the globe. There are three rooms and each room has been carefully considered and designed. Responsible for the interior styling and decoration is Kali Cavanagh.

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WEEKEND ESCAPE: GET IN HOLIDAY MOOD

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Holidays are important. Most of us work hard and have busy lives. And during our holidays we relax, recharge and spend valuable time with our kids. But vacation time can be stressful as well. We want to find the perfect holiday destination, get value for hard earned money, have the best time and expectations are high. I used to travel quite a bit when I was younger and our first holiday as parents was a disaster. I still had the ‘old’ concept (do nothing but sleeping in, read 10 books, drink cocktails and go for the occasional swim in the ocean) in mind but did not expect that at our holiday destination I had to do the same things as at home (= changing nappies, get up early, wash tons of cloths, have little sleep). Only the weather was better but we hardly noticed that as we spent most of the time inside trying to get the baby asleep or waiting for him to wake up. And then there was the crying.. most tears that were shed were mine.

I have learned from this experience and now know the criteria for a great holiday (main thing is to make sure that my three year old son is happy). There are more people with the same dilemma as friends and readers often ask me if I can give them advice about child friendly holidays that are parent friendly as well. Next month we are off to Greece for a 2 week holiday and we are planning a trip to the South of France and perhaps to Ibiza (Spain) as well this year. Next year I hope to go to Bali (Indonesia) again. What are your holiday plans? And what are you favorite destinations? Any tips for people with kids? I (and a lot of others) would like to know! Here some tropical images to get in holiday spirit. Enjoy! You can find more holiday and summer related photos on this and this Pinterest board.

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