Author Archives: Danielle

PORCELAIN & GLASS VASES FOR A SINGLE FLOWER OR BRANCH

The vases Glasilium and Consilium with a copper stem and cork neck showcasing a single flower, straw of grass, branch or leaf in their most transparent form of beauty. The stem is placed in the vase as if it were growing in nature, bringing and capturing this concept indoors. These vases are available in a variety of colors and are beautiful either solo or as an arrangement. This is an award winning design by Swedish brand Scandinaviaform created by Eva Levin. Available from Fine Little Day.

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SOUND ABSORBING CABINETS BY NORM FOR ZILENZIO

Danish studio Norm Architects has designed a new collection of sound-absorbing cabinets for Swedish brand Zilenzio. The cabinets are designed to improve sound and help create a balanced environment in the spaces that matter the most – home offices or co-working spaces, multi-functional, open-plan spaces or hard-working living rooms. Called Tone Cabinets, they’re so smart and discreet that you would hardly know that their primary function was to dampen sound. They come in three different sizes, so can be incorporated into even the smallest of spaces. The beautiful muted colors, such as rusty brown, ochre and blue, were carefully selected by Note Design Studio.

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HOME DECOR SHOPPING

Anthropologie (always a great source for home decor shopping) has some great new items in their house & home collection. Here are some of my favorites! Above: tufted throw blanket. Love this throw!!

African bowls

tufted pillow

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GLOBAL CHIC HOME ACCESSORIES MADE BY ARTISANS

We are happy to introduce Clover, a new sponsor of The Style Files! Clover is an online shop offering handmade products sourced from all over the world. Hand-selected by founder Samantha Petrie, each piece in Clover’s global chic collection for the home provides a glimpse into its native culture and the artisan who created it. Whether it’s a contemporary Turkish rug or a ceramic bowl from Uzbekistan, each product possess a timeless, fresh aesthetic that is both rooted in tradition and reflective of modern style. Common threads throughout Clover’s wildly diverse assortment are high-­quality, natural materials, eco-­friendly dyes, and hand-­craftsmanship.

Their artisans range from indigenous people continuing centuries-­old crafting traditions to urban dwellers approaching their designs with a modern eye. An on-going relationships is developed with the artisans, supporting them (and their communities) by ensuring that each item sold has been ethically sourced and that its creator is fairly compensated.

I am big advocated for responsible shopping (buying less by buying better – handmade, eco-friendly & fair trade) and thankful for shops like Clover!

A RENOVATED OLD HOME IN A GREEK HILLSIDE VILLAGE

A few years ago I posted about a renovation of an old fisherman’s house in the town of Koroni in Greece. The owner of this lovely house has sent me some images of another home that they have renovated in Greece. This little house is located in a traditional hill village above the beautiful and historic seaside village of Kardamyli in ‘the Mani’ area of the Peloponnese. This is an area of dramatic scenery, winding roads, mountains and gorges, fishing villages, and the home of the delicious Kalamata olives! When Carey found the cottage it had not been lived in for 70 years and had no bathroom or toilet. What they loved about the cottage was the beautiful views from the upstairs room. A new roof, new electrics and plumbing turned this little cottage into a beautiful home once more. Outside a balcony was added to take in the spectacular view all the way down the coastline. The garden was paved with local stone and some additional terraces made for sitting out.

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A BEAUTIFUL SUMMER HOUSE ON MALLORCA, SPAIN

Summer holiday has ended and today is the first day of school. It is a day of mixed emotions: on one hand I do not want summer to end but on the other hand I am relieved that things are back to normal. I did not get anything done with my son at home, which explains the lack of posts… We spent two wonderful weeks in Croatie of which I will post some photos later this week. Although fall is around the corner I still have many gorgeous summer houses to show you. Today we sart with this stunning home on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The house has been designed by Mallorca based design firm Moredesign. The outdoor areas have gorgeous views on the Tramuntana mountains. I have been to Mallorca and love this part of the island!

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A RENOVATED SPANISH HOME WITH A STUNNIG TILE FLOOR

Spanish couple Marcial and Andrea have turned a neglected house into a beautiful, modern home. The renovation was tackled together with Marcial’s brother, who runs the design firm Boor Studio. I love the mosaic tile floors as they are a striking feature of this home. The tiles are known as Nolla tiles as they were made by the Nolla factory near Valencia, Spain.

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