Author Archives: Danielle

DYI PROJECTS: LEATHER MASON JAR HOLDER

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This leather mason jar holder (which is an easy diy project) is perfect for organizing crafts supplies. I can see a few of these hanging on a wall above a (children’s) desk storing pencils etc. They are also perfect to store spices in the kitchen! You can find instructions here on Natalme.

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AN INDUSTRICAL CHIC HOME IN THE HEART OF LONDON

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This industrial rustic chic home is located in the heart of London. I like to the unusual combination of materials that have been used: raw wood (wooden kitchen cabinets) is combined with smooth elements such as the marble kitchen countertop.

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A SMALL BUT BEAUTIFUL HOME ON ANTIPAROS, GREECE

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This villa on the Greek island of Antiparos is a former stone ruin that has been converted into a stylish two bedroom summer home. It is surrounded by two acres of land which gives a lot of privacy. The summer home has completely refurbished by well known Greek architect Fania Sinaniotis. The modern touches, such as the metal kitchen table, contrast beautifully with the raw wood and whitewashed beams. I love the old wooden shutters that are now being used as partition doors between the kitchen and living room. The house can be rented as a holiday home, for more information you can contact Antiparos Escape Villas.

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DO NOT DISTURB…

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This hat with sequined ‘Do not disturb’ script across the wide brim is perfect for a quiet day at the beach!

STYLISH HOLIDAY SUITES & VILLAS ON MYKONOS, GREECE

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I received an email from Elena, introducing me to Agnandi. This small complex of summer suites and villas on Mykonos (Greece) has been created by her parents almost 25 years ago. Elena and her husband (both are architects) are the co-owners of Agnandi and they have renovated the property during the last 2 years. About Agnandi: Freshly renovated by the owners-architects, only 500 meters uphill over the new port and within an easy 5 minute car-ride from Hora, nestles Agnandi, an ideal summer get-away for a quiet and relaxing holiday. Surrounded by two and a half acres of lush garden filled with geraniums and bougainvilleas, are 18 independent residences, varying in size, that offer all the comforts of a perfectly set country home, coupled with the personalized services of a hotel. I have been to several Greek islands (I love Greece!) but have never been to Mykonos. After seeing these beautiful images of Agnandi, this place is now high on my list of places to visit! Please visit Agnandi’s website for more information and bookings.

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AFFORDABLE SUMMER PIECES FROM MADEWELL

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Madewell has a beautiful new spring/summer collection. Here are some of my favorite pieces, which are all quite affordable. Above you see the embroidered mercado dress.

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Open back dress in black and tulip red

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folktale off-the-shoulder top & denim button front skirt

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A STUNNING DANISH HOME WITH HEIGH CEILINGS

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Simplicity, high ceilings and bare concrete floors were the architectural key words when Karen and Peter built their dream house in North Zealand, Denmark. The design was inspired by an old barn that the couple once saw. The newly built house measures 250m2, proving enough space for four children. But a large house like this can lack warmth and coziness. Interior stylist Sidsel Zachariassen helped to build a common thread in the decor of the house. The end result is a beautiful mix between new and old, cold and warm, and soft tones with black contrasts.

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