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- BLACK FRIDAY DISCOUNTS – HAPPY SHOPPING!
- CYBERWEEK: 30-40% DISCOUNT AT J.CREW
- A COLORFUL AUSTRALIAN HOME WITH A BOHEMIAN VIBE
- CYBERWEEK: SHOP AT SHOPBOB WITH 15-25% DISCOUNT
- A SWEDISH HOME WITH A RAW EDGE
- CYBERWEEK: SHOP AT MADEWELL WITH 25% DISCOUNT
- THE HOLIDAY SEASON: A FOXY GIFT GUIDE FOR KIDS
- FINE LITTLE DAY FROM SWEDEN
- BEAUTIFUL STYLED KIDS ROOM BY RAFA KIDS
- WONDERFUL WINTER WHITE FASHION PIECES
Le look natural, c’est chic, non? French designer Manuelle Schmite of Numaé certainly thinks so. She tailors this adorable line of baby and kids clothes out of purely natural materials such as soft cashmere. I could not resist the grey cashmere sweater with “I am Rock n Roll” written on back and bought it for Kick. I might add the hat, scarf and mittens to the shopping basket as well.. Now available with a discount at Fab (sale ends in three days).
A few weeks ago I did a post about open fireplaces. A good alternative for a fireplace is a wood stove, which is available in various shapes and sizes as you can see in these images. The biggest benefit of a wood stove is that it is more efficient as it gives more heath opposed to an open fire place which looses much of its warmth. When renovating our home we choose for an open fire place but I am not sure if I will make the same decision again. What are your thoughts on this?
I love beautiful fabrics and I can’t resist a lovely sari throw. I just bought the top right away in the image below. The other vintage sari throws are still available at Fab (sale ends on Monday though).
These throws also make a wonderful present!
This is the home of stylist & interior designer Susanna Vento, in Helsinki, Finland. Asked about her design approach in her own apartment, she says: “As an interior designer I choose new designs for my clients, but for my own home, I tend to prefer crafty or old stuff. If I buy something, I want to buy only things that stand the test of time. But even better is to buy nothing at all and do-it-yourself!” The family’s activity centers around the open-plan dining room (top image) which does triple-duty as a living room and kitchen.
Another post that shows my love for wood. Wooden bowls, a table made from old wood, an entire wall of wood .. I love it all! The Pure Nature wooden stool, the Bau pendant light and the Meow print (image above) are all available from BODIE and FOU.