This collection of handmade porcelain cups is designed by PS Studio, a Dutch design studio that focuses on both interior architecture and product design. Their taped series is inspired by the texture of skin and the tactile feeling and the embossing of materials. Every cup is unique design and is available in 26 beautiful colors. Studio PS: “By combining our fascination for material expression, relief and structure with a large colour palette, a surprising and colourful collection has arisen.”
Amber Lewis’ home is the perfect example of how to add colors and different patterns without creating an overwhelming effect. Her style is bright, fun, relaxing and has a bohemian chic vibe. You can see her personality reflected in her home, which I think is important when designing an interior. Amber Lewis is the owner and designer of Amber Interiors, a residential design firm assisting clients with decorating and designing their homes. At the end of this post you can find product suggestions for creating a similar look. Some of Amber’s designs are also included in this selection.
This beautiful weekend retreat belongs to and is designed by Melbourne interior architect and designer Shareen Joel. The beach house, which was recently featured in Real Living magazine, is located on the coast of Sorrento in Australia. The brief was to design a home that was casual and had plenty of room for entertaining family and friends. Conscious of the relatively small block of land and concern for sustainability, SJD (Shareen Joel Design) cleverly integrated the design into the coastal surroundings with little disruption to the landscape. The innovative L-shaped floor plan, which was built around a beautiful existing Moonah tree, feels spacious and easy to live in, even with a full house of family and friends. Natural light and cross ventilation were a must, as was the use of recycled materials. SJD incorporated beautiful Larch floorboards throughout, as well as timber window frames and external cladding. Inside, SJD layered textures and tones heavily with vintage furniture, mixed with new design pieces including the September Chair, Safari Chairs and Spanish Chair. The result is a home that captures the essence of everything that a coastal retreat should be; relaxed, easy living and enjoyable.
Today another Mix & Match post with some random pretty images. I love the stamped eggs in the second picture, which is a great idea for upcoming Easter. Are you have plan for this Easter weekend? I am busy preparing an Easter egg hunt for my 3-year old son and we will be having a lovely Easter brunch as well.
Virginie and Alfonso are the lucky owners of this beautiful industrial style home situated in a former button factory in Paris. They converted the old building to a spacious and modern townhouse but wanted to preserve the factory atmosphere. Vintage items are combined with handmade furniture pieces such as large dining table is which is made by Alfonso. The chairs around the table are flea markets finds as well are the industrial lights. The rustic kitchen is made of concrete as was built on site. The large letters on the wall are from an antique shop in Paris. The living room (top image) is located in a corner of the large open space that also includes kitchen and dining room. The sofa is from Ikea. The beautiful delicate wire text on the wall in the work space was has also made by Alfonso.
When I featured this beautiful home in Laren, The Netherlands, a while ago I received several messages from readers asking me for more information about the chairs and rugs. Apparently many of you loved the bohemian chic look so I decided to feature the home again but now with some ‘get the look’ suggestions which you can find at the end of the post. The house was built in 1913 to serve as an ‘atelier’ for a painter. Nowadays it is a family home but the house still has a artistic touch as the current owner is also a painter. I love the ethnic touches such as the oriental rugs and cushions.
Cottonwood Cottage offers guests the chance to unwind at their own pace amid breathtaking surroundings. It is set on 61 private acres below The Dorrigo World Heritage National Park, close to the town of Bellingen, Australia. The Cottage is an airy hamptons style barn, with a rustic gentility, exquisite attention to detail as well as an abundance of welcoming touches. It is a great alternative to a hotel for a short stay, you can live like a local without compromising on luxury and comfort. Just make yourself at home, relax and appreciate this special place! More information can be found on their website.