GET THE LOOK: A BOHEMIAN CHIC HOME

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When I featured this beautiful home in Laren, The Netherlands, a while ago I received several messages from readers asking me for more information about the chairs and rugs. Apparently many of you loved the bohemian chic look so I decided to feature the home again but now with some ‘get the look’ suggestions which you can find at the end of the post. The house was built in 1913 to serve as an ‘atelier’ for a painter. Nowadays it is a family home but the house still has a artistic touch as the current owner is also a painter. I love the ethnic touches such as the oriental rugs and cushions.

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WEEKEND ESCAPE: COTTONWOOD COTTAGE IN AUSTRALIA

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Cottonwood Cottage offers guests the chance to unwind at their own pace amid breathtaking surroundings. It is set on 61 private acres below The Dorrigo World Heritage National Park, close to the town of Bellingen, Australia. The Cottage is an airy hamptons style barn, with a rustic gentility, exquisite attention to detail as well as an abundance of welcoming touches. It is a great alternative to a hotel for a short stay, you can live like a local without compromising on luxury and comfort. Just make yourself at home, relax and appreciate this special place! More information can be found on their website.

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DIY: CROCHETED EASTER EGGS

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Most Easter decorations are a bit tacky but these crocheted eggs are delicate and stylish! You can buy the patterns (there are five different ones) here on Etsy. A lovely DIY project for those who know how to crochet (not me unfortunately).

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AN ALL WHITE HOME WITH A TOUCH OF COPPER

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This home styled by Kim Timmerman is almost entirely decorated in white. Copper accessories give this house a touch of color. I am ‘white lover’ but this is a little bit too sterile for me but I guess the home was styled this way for the photo shoot. When a house is being photographed for a magazine, along with the photographer comes a stylist and a busload of furniture and accessories to decorate the house in the style of the magazine. That’s why I am hesitate to feature my home in magazines as it will be styled and it might not reflect my own style and taste.

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MIX & MATCH: SOFT NUDE COLORS

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Today’s Mix & Match post features seven images. The topics of the photos are all different (interior, travel, fashion) but they have something in common: beautiful soft nude & neutral shades. I particularly love these soft colors for bathrooms as it creates a calm and relaxing atmosphere.

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TREND FORECASTER ANNE ZIEGLER’S LOS ANGELES HOME

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This beautiful 1,600-square-foot two-bedroom residence high in the hills of Laurel Canyon belongs to trend forecaster Anne Ziegler and her husband Scott Mason. The 1934 house had undergone an extensive renovation to transform it into light and airy home with a crisp white color scheme. The couple’s goal was to create a calm place in which they can escape from their busy careers. Anne: “I spend all day looking at magazines, books, and blogs for inspiration. So we wanted a peaceful place in the canyon away from the over stimulation of our lives.” You can find more about this beautiful home and the furniture that was used decorating it in Domino Magazine.

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A TOUCH OF SOFT PINK

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With a bit of soft pink you can give a warm and feminine touch to your home. I like it best when subtle hints of pink are used through some pink accessories, a single piece of furniture in pink and/or a rug (this one for example) with shades of pink it it. Too much pink can easily be too sweet. At the end of this post you can find some suggestions for pink colored accessories.

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