THE STYLE FILES http://style-files.com Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:07:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.5 DIY & CRAFTS: HAND MADE MAXI BAG http://style-files.com/2015/03/04/diy-crafts-hand-made-maxi-bag/ http://style-files.com/2015/03/04/diy-crafts-hand-made-maxi-bag/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:07:10 +0000 http://style-files.com/?p=20490 Continue reading ]]>

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This bag is an easy & fun DIY project! You can use real leather or imitation leather and you can find full instructions here. This website is in French but you can use the Google translator to translate the text to English.

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THE TRAVEL FILES: ACE HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES http://style-files.com/2015/03/03/the-travel-files-ace-hotel-in-los-angeles/ http://style-files.com/2015/03/03/the-travel-files-ace-hotel-in-los-angeles/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:14:40 +0000 http://style-files.com/?p=20474 Continue reading ]]>

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The Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles opened early 2014 in the historic United Artists building in Downtown LA. Atelier Ace worked with local collective Commune Design to restore the United Artists building (dating from 1927) and theatre and to transform it into a hotel. For the guest rooms, Commune drew inspiration from Rudolf Schindler’s residence in West Hollywood. The upstairs rooftop space (featured in this post) was transformed into an indoor/outdoor lounge and pool inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House. Furnishings are a combination of Equipale-style and pieces by Joshua Tree sculptor Alma Allen. At the end of this post you can find some suggestions how to bring a bit of this style into your own home. More information about the hotel can be found on the Ace Hotel website.

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Shop this style: 1. black pottery from Colombia | 2. Equipale chair | 3. hand carved wooden stool | 4. vintage kilim cushion | 5. stool/table by Alma Allen | 6. large kilim cushion | 7. handmade copper pendant light | 8. kilim cushion.

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Vintage kilim rugs from Turkey give an instant bohemian chic vibe. The hand woven rugs featured above are all from Le Souk.

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TREND: INTERIORS WITH VINTAGE BOTANICAL PRINTS http://style-files.com/2015/03/02/trend-interiors-with-vintage-botanical-prints/ http://style-files.com/2015/03/02/trend-interiors-with-vintage-botanical-prints/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:51:41 +0000 http://style-files.com/?p=20451 Continue reading ]]>

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Vintage botanical prints are still hot. They are great to bring a bit of nature inside. Etsy is a good source to find similar prints. Hang a large print on your wall or you can also try to find a vintage botanical book and use the pages with drawings to create a group of smaller prints. Small prints can best be framed but for a large print I would use a wooden poster hanger. You can make these yourself (you can find a tutorial on Yvestown for exmaple) or you can buy one. This Etsy shop has some beautiful wooden hangers.

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1. & 3. Stadshem | 2. Yvestown | 4. Vibeke Design | 5. Bo Laget | 6. unknown | 7. Johanna Vintage | 8. Tone on Tone | 9. Wall Fashion.

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A SMALL SWEDISH APARTMENT WITH A FEMININE TOUCH http://style-files.com/2015/02/25/a-small-swedish-apartment-with-a-feminine-touch/ http://style-files.com/2015/02/25/a-small-swedish-apartment-with-a-feminine-touch/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:29:48 +0000 http://style-files.com/?p=20434 Continue reading ]]>

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The houses featured on the website of Swedish real estate agent Stadshem are always a feast to the eyes. This lovely studio apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden, is light and airy yet is only is 42m2. Decorated in pastel shades such a pale pink, blue and soft grey, it has a feminine touch. The high windows and ceilings in this one-bedroom apartment, which is for sale, let in lots of light. You can find more information here.

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HUNKYDORY BLUE SPRING/SUMMER COLLECTION http://style-files.com/2015/02/23/hunkydory-blue-springsummer-collection/ http://style-files.com/2015/02/23/hunkydory-blue-springsummer-collection/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:29:30 +0000 http://style-files.com/?p=20421 Continue reading ]]>

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Swedish fashion label Hunkydory has released a beautiful spring/summer collection with pieces in various shades of blue. Hunkydory (which is slang, meaning that everything is cool) was founded in 1996 by Ulrika and Christopher Bjercke. The style is a casual mix of a feminine, Scandinavian-ethnic style with a sporty feel and a young attitude. The corporate philosophy “Always looking for a new angle, ever changing but keeping the style and being recognizable” is instrumental in the process of creating the typical style of a Hunkydory product.

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1. denim blue top | 2. denim jumper | 3. beaded belt | 4. denim colored blouse | 5. leather clutch | 6. beaded cuff | 7. sky blue dress.

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THE TRAVEL FILES: A STYLISH HOLIDAY VILLA IN ITALY http://style-files.com/2015/02/18/the-travel-files-a-stylish-holiday-villa-in-le-marche/ http://style-files.com/2015/02/18/the-travel-files-a-stylish-holiday-villa-in-le-marche/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:38:01 +0000 http://style-files.com/?p=20395 Continue reading ]]>

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While searching for this year’s holiday destinations I stumbled on this stunning holiday home in Le Marche, Italy. Ca Mattei is a beautiful villa which can be rented for a group up to 11 people. After many years of vacancy the farmhouse was extensively renovated and turned into a stylish & luxury holiday home. The owners of this house are Sigrid Custers & Barent Bulcke who run an architects office in Antwerp. Their vision on living and holiday en their everlasting looking for design destinations inspired them to transform these premises into a place of peace and aesthetics where modernism meets rural architecture. You can find more information about rental options on the Ca Mattei website. You can also book the house here.

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TRADITIONAL WOOD-FIRED BAKERIES IN STOCKHOLM http://style-files.com/2015/02/17/traditional-wood-fired-bakeries-in-stockholm/ http://style-files.com/2015/02/17/traditional-wood-fired-bakeries-in-stockholm/#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:28:08 +0000 http://style-files.com/?p=19664 Continue reading ]]>

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Fabrique is a chain of traditional wood-fired bakeries that are located throughout central Stockholm. Here you’ll find top-quality fresh-baked sourdough bread, rolls and cakes baked by hand with natural ingredients according to time-honoured traditions. According to some they have the best cinnamon buns in the world. These images are from Fabrique on Rosenlundsgatan on Södermalm where you can enjoy pastries in the cosy café with large windows looking into the bakery. The shop/cafe is decorated in a beautiful combination of black, white and wood with a rough, industiral edge.

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Source: Skonahem.

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A BRIGHT & HAPPY CALIFORNIAN HOME http://style-files.com/2015/02/12/a-bright-happy-californian-home/ http://style-files.com/2015/02/12/a-bright-happy-californian-home/#comments Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:25:37 +0000 http://style-files.com/?p=20373 Continue reading ]]>

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This is the beautiful family home of Amber Thrane, who is the co-owner of Dulcet Creative. Her Californian home is bright, eclectic and full of life. Amber describes her home as eclectic: there are bits of mid-century, industrial, vintage, bohemian and modern components all put together. Vintage is mixed new with pieces, sourced from local thrift stores, Craigslist, Ikea, Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie. The beautiful mid-century fireplace for example (featured in the last image) is a refurbished Craigslist find.

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Credits & source: images by Dulcet Creatives | via My Scandinavian Home & The Glitter Guide.

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A SUCCESFUL RENOVATION OF THREE WORKER S COTTAGES http://style-files.com/2015/02/10/a-succesful-renovation-of-three-worker-s-cottages/ http://style-files.com/2015/02/10/a-succesful-renovation-of-three-worker-s-cottages/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 13:12:02 +0000 http://style-files.com/?p=20346 Continue reading ]]>

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Two Australian 1920s workers cottages were rebuilt as three houses. One of the houses belongs to architect Andrew Benn, his wife Alice Penna who is an interior designer, and their dog Nellie. Next door lives Andrew’s mother. The family homes are linked via the yard; the other is a self-contained rental. The combination of blond wood and white gives a spacious feeling (as seen in the image below). The hand painted tiles in the bathroom add character to a small space.

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Source: images by Prue Ruscoe for Inside Out.

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ILSE CRAWFORD DESIGNS FOR IKEA http://style-files.com/2015/02/06/ilse-crawford-designs-for-ikea/ http://style-files.com/2015/02/06/ilse-crawford-designs-for-ikea/#comments Fri, 06 Feb 2015 12:42:10 +0000 http://style-files.com/?p=20329 Continue reading ]]>

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Well known British designer Ilse Crawford has collaborated with IKEA and created a collection called SINNERLIG which consists of thirty pieces of furniture, textiles and accessories made from natural materials such as cork, bamboo, ceramic and brass. The SINNERLIG collection will be available from Augustus. I have my eye on some pieces!

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