Category Archives: INTERIORS

A MODERN HOME WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF PLYWOOD

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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.

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THE HOLIDAY SEASON: BEST GIFTS FOR WOMEN

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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!

1. leather saddle bag | 2. classic nail polish set | 3. Michael Kors Kallie flat | 4. stacking ring | 5. geomatric scarf (now on sale: $13) | 6. handwoven pillow | 7. Spiewak Aviation Parka | 8. Clarisonic System | 9. leather Greek sandals | 10. handwoven blanket | 11. Shona necklace | 12. cashmere stole | 13. beanie | 14. diamond heart studs | 15. leather skirt.

THE TRAVEL FILES: ALEX HOTEL IN PERTH, AUSTRALIA

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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.

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A STOCKHOLM HOME WITH A FEW TOUCHES OF RED

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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!

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A PHOTOGRAPHER’S HOME IN LE MARAIS, PARIS

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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.

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HOLIDAY SEASON: THE ULTIMATE HOMELOVERS GIFT GUIDE

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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).

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1 | handwoven African basket ($135)
2 | handmade pillow ($135)
3 | framed feathers ($35)
4 | hand coiled vase ($850)
5 | handcrafted ceramic cup ($60)
6 | handcrafted wall sconce ($174)
7 | teak jar ($38)
8 | set of 3 hand printed teatowels ($42)

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1 | handcrafted oak bowls
2 | Japanese hasami mug ($28)
3 | oak & iron side table / bedside table ($318)
4 | handmade wooden candlesticks ($39)

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A CAPE DUTCH FARMHOUSE IN SOUTH AFRICA

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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.

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