When Camilla and her husband first saw this 1913 villa in Hellerup, Denmark, a few years ago they immediately knew that this beautiful house had a lot of charm and soul. Together with their two sons they turned the house into a real family home. The rooms, which are spacious and light are decorated in a beautiful soft color scheme of grey, white and pastels. Danish furniture classics (such as the wishbones chairs in the dining area) enhances the Nordic style atmosphere.
IKEA is launching several new, limited edition collections. The one I am most looking forward to is the VIKTIGT collection which has been created in collaboration with Swedish glass and ceramic designer Ingegerd Råman. This discreet collection, ranging from handmade glassware to furniture woven from natural fibres, is all about craft. With love of craftsmanship and simplicity at the heart of it all, VIKTIGT pieces do their job in silence. Stripped down to their bare essentials, these handmade pieces turn the ordinary into the exceptional. Beautiful on their own as they work beautifully in your everyday life. Designer Ingegerd Råman: “It’s a project between the craftsmen and the designer. It has lots of energy. And looking at the objects now – the things we did – for me, it represents love.” The VIKTIGT collection will be available from May.
This stunning home in Bangalow (near Byron Bay), Australia, can be rented through Airbnb. Haveli House is an Indonesian and Indian inspired luxe cottage providing a truly authentic experience with a distinct relaxing environment and atmosphere that will evoke treasured travel memories. The property sleeps a total of 5 people and is suited for those wanting a quiet private retreat. Heidi, the owner, also runs a beautiful store located in Byron Bay (called Haveli Byron Bay) where you can purchase an eclectic range of furniture pieces, tribal artwork, doors, source from places such as India and Bali.
This stylish 19th-century home in Lyon, France, has been modernized by the current owners but luckily many original features such as the mouldings on the walls and ceilings, have been preserved. The modern elements are selected with care and the marble kitchen island, the midcentury furniture pieces, modern light fixtures and accessories really work well with the original details. I love the old wooden herringbone floor in the kitchen. And what about those large windows!
I love all things handmade & unique and I try to avoid shopping at large stores selling mass produced items. For this reason Etsy has been one of my favorite websites for years now and I spend a large amount of time browsing Etsy stores and sellers. So why not turn the beautiful things I find (on Etsy and in other stores) into a regular item here on this blog? Today I share some “black & white finds” with you. Above: set of two hand made ceramic plates.