NURSERY WITH BABY ALPACA ANIMAL PRINT

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I absolutely love this nursery with baby alpaca print by animal photographer Sharon Montrose. The baby alpaca is the latest addition to the Little Darlings series, a beautiful collection of baby animal photos. Sharon’s beautiful photos are just perfect for nurseries and kids rooms. The beaded pendant light is from CAMP. Such a lovely, lovely room!

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WEEKEND ESCAPE: PAOLA NAVONE’S GREEK SUMMER HOME

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Today’s weekend escape brings us to Serifos, one of the Cycladic islands in Greece. This is where designer Paola Navone‘s beautiful summer house is located. The entire house is stunningly decorated with Paola’s own designs, mostly from here collection for Gervasoni. One of the most striking features of this house is the gorgeous view over the Aegean sea. Observant readers might have noticed that I have posted about Paola’s summer retreat before but I found these larger size images which give you a better view inside this lovely home. Paola also have a stunning apartment in Paris which you can see here.

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FRIDAY FASHION FILES: FALL OUTFIT

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We have had some beautiful sunny autumn days here but today it is raining. So time to search for some nice Fall outfits which are stylish yet warm and comfortable. I love the classic military-inspired double-breasted coat (1). It is classic but with a hip edge. The faux fur coat (4), which is very trendy this season, has a more glamorous look.

1. military inspired wool coat | 2. leather satchel with studs | 3. faux fur cashmere gloves | 4. faux fur coat | 5. beaded tassel necklace | 6. soft leather clutch | 7. the perfect bootie.

THE CURIOUS ABC’S

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I recently received an email from Kevin Lindberg telling me that he had just launched his illustrated children’s alphabet, The Curious ABCs, on Kickstarter. I took a look at his project and I loved it as it’s both artwork and a teaching tool. Each alphabet character is made up of things that start with that letter, creating a multi-layered learning experience for children that is both stimulating and fun. The Curious ABCs is designed to make the the experience of learning the ABCs a more engaging and interesting one for kids. At the same time, it is intended to be a beautiful object that would look great as a piece of art in your home. I think it is beautiful, don’t you? The drawings would also be perfect as art work in a nursery or kids room.

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Kevin is trying to get the funding for this project together through Kickstarter. If you like to be a part of this, you can find more information here. For example if you pledge an amount of 30$ you will get his beautiful book. I think Kickstarter is a great way for artists and entrepreneurs to get projects from the ground and it is fun being part of it.

A SINK MADE FROM WOOD

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During my visit to the Woonbeurs last Monday I came across these beautiful wooden sinks. The sinks, made by Van Wijk Dutch Design, are available in seven models and in nine different types of wood. All products are made in a workshop in Amsterdam where they get a special treatment to make them water resistant. I personally love natural materials to be used in bathrooms and a wooden sink would look absolutely beautiful. If you prefer stone, I recently did a post about sinks made from stone which you can find here.

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BY NORD FALL/WINTER COLLECTION

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These beautiful images show the new Fall/Winter collection from Danish label By Nord. Le Souk is changing its collection and there are still a few By Nord products left at discounted prices (40-50% discount).

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WOONBEURS 2013 IN AMSTERDAM

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Last two days were busy but fun! On Monday I attended the Meet The Blogger Amsterdam event. Despite a severe cold I had a wonderful time meeting up with familiar faces and getting to know some new bloggers. And yesterday I attended the Woonbeurs in Amsterdam which is the largest Home Decor Fair in The Netherlands. All major interior brands, and some smaller labels, are present with a booth presenting their latest collections. Each year also most Dutch interior magazines can be found on the Woonbeurs with a special ‘house’ designed in the style of the magazine. My favorite this year was the VT Wonen house which is featured above and below (images 1 – 4). The house is a huge barn decorated in a mix of industrial and country style living. A lot of natural materials were used so was right up my alley. Artisans were showcasing theirs skills (there was even an old fashion barber shop!). It all had a Kinfolk vibe, which by the way I am seeing more often.

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