This home in Northcote, Australia, is built by Melbourne based architect Rob Kennon. For the design he used an abundance of plywood and raw materials such as concrete. Grey and black colors were consistently used throughout the entire home to create a sense of unity and serenity.
And today’s gift guide is about gifts for women! I have included some of my favorites such as the Clarisonic System which really works (gives me soft and glowy skin!), the Spiewak Aviation Parka (warm and stylish!) and those beautiful handwoven pillow (I have the pink and the white one – very beautiful in real life!). Happy x-mas shopping!
The group of friends behind Perth’s well known brewery ‘Little Creatures Brewing’ has openend Alex Hotel . This boutique hotel in Perth, Australia, has 74 simply and thoughtfully crafted bedrooms which offer comfort and sanctuary. Alex Hotel mainly aims at providing a place to sleep in, it is perfect for people who will mostly be out and not be spending too much time in their hotel room. Aussie interiors firm Arent & Pyke is responsible for the interior design. Together with the client, four key concepts were established for the design; ‘the personal’, ‘the escape’, ‘the craft’ and ‘the legacy’, to nurture a sense of intimacy, connectedness and domesticity.
This lovely 69m2 apartment in Stockholm, Sweden, has some beautiful original features such as high ceilings and large windows. The white walls give a feeling of space and light while a few splashes of red give color and warmth. Ilex branches (image above) are great to bring your home in a Christmas atmosphere!
This is photographer Matthew Brookes’ cozy Paris home. The 60 m2 apartment, which is decorated with antiques and flea market finds, is located in the heart of the neighborhood of Le Marais. Matthew wanted a typical French apartment with the feeling of calm and light. “It was very inspiring to create a charming atmosphere in a small space and spend time in the markets to find all the elements,” he says.
I have browsed many, many websites and have selected the most beautiful home & decor products for this ‘homelover gift guide’. Most items featured here are handmade. Enjoy! Above: handmade linen napkins ($48, set of 4).
This beautiful Cape Dutch style farmhouse is idyllically situated near Hermanus, South Africa. It is home to a young family of four and a boutique wine label. On the outside you see a beautiful white, thatch-roofed homestead surrounded by a green lawn and white roses. The interior is a laid-back-sophisticated style – with dark wood, worn leather and various shades of white. My favorite part of the house is definitely the open roof open plan living room and kitchen.