A SIMPLE BUT STUNNING SHAKER STYLE KITCHEN

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Another gorgeous country kitchen today! This simple shaker style kitchen from deVol kitchens is tucked away in the Leicestershire countryside (United Kingdom), yet the ambience and the interiors almost feels as if you were in rural France. The kitchen layout is very minimal, just eight Shaker base cupboards, no wall cupboards or shelves and a clever mix of old and new fittings and furniture throughout the room. The open base cupboards are big and deep and hold all the pots and pans in one easy to access spot and best of all, the beautiful copper kitchenware literally shines out from the dark.

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A COZY COUNTRY KITCHEN IN YORKSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM

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I’m loving this cozy country kitchen in the home of blogger, writer and photographer Sara Tasker who lives together with her partner Rory and their daughter Orla in an idyllic village in Yorkshire (United Kingdom). Sara constantly strives for a simpler life and their home is testament to this. I like open kitchen shelves displaying glassware and ceramics. The downside is that open shelves can look messy and unorganized. But if you stick to one main color (white in this kitchen) and mix this with items in a few other colors your shelves will look organized.

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Source: Hannah Bullivant.

AN ELEGANT APARTMENT WITH STUNNING FLOORS IN PARIS

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This 135m2 apartment in Paris, France, is incredibly elegant thanks to its architectural details and superb finishes. The large living room has a stunning parquet de Versailles floor, refined wall moldings and high ceilings. The master bedroom suite has extensive closets including a walk-in dressing room leading to a luxurious bathroom. The apartment has beautiful natural light and all the amenities required for a luxurious living experience. It has been renovated by A + B Kasha.

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A DUTCH HOME WITH HANDMADE FURNITURE PIECES

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The beautiful furniture pieces seen here in this home in The Netherlands are hand made by the owners. Good news for all of those that are not that handy, these furniture pieces are also sold through their website Huis & Grietje. Large items can not be shipped though and are pick up only (in Sliedrecht, The Netherlands). This house was featured in VT Wonen (styling & photography by Jeltje Fotografie), you can read more here.

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SHOPPING WITH GREAT DISCOUNTS AT WESTWING

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I had heard of Westwing (founded by a former ELLE Decoration editor) but I never really looked at their site until last week and I am glad I did as they have some amazing sales. Westwing works together with various (big) brands and every week they offer products with great discounts. You have to be registered (which is easy) and then you get the current offers in your mailbox. If you use this link to register you get a 10 EUR shopping credit. Above and below you can see some of my favorite finds (some of them make great Christmas gifts!). The sales are only valid for limited time and some are ending today. Westwing is available in several (mostly European) countries, if you click on “Internationaal” at the bottom of the homepage you will then see their international websites. Happy shopping!

1. leather butterfly chair | 2. teapot | 3. kilim style cushion | 4. basket set | 5. wooden pendant light | 6. floor lamp with wooden legs | 7. rattan chair | 8. porcelain tea cups | 9. black & white throw | 10. grey cushion | 11. oven dish | 12. Emily Henry bread pan.

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1. cushion cover | 2. set of two bowls | 3. wooden tray | 4. blue & white bowl | 5. jar with wooden lid | 6. giraffe light | 7. side table | 8. teapot | 9. blue & white cushion.

Make sure to register through this link to get 10 EUR shopping credit!

BAMBOO PENDANT LIGHTS BY DAPHNA LAURENS

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These beautiful bamboo pendant lights are designed by Dutch design duo Daphna Laurens. Daphna Isaacs and Laurens Manders are both graduates from the Design Academy Eindhoven. Together they “aspire to merge applied and fine arts. The studio works on the design of poetic as well as straightforward industrially manufactured products”. These bamboo lights were designed for FairForward, a supplier of interior products that are all manufactured according to Fair Trade principles.

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THE FRIDAY FASHION FILES: COAT RED

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It was last year that I started to see images of women in a red coat on Pinterest. I am normally not into bold colors but I loved the combination of red with a white blouse and a blue jeans, or with a black outfit. So I got myself a red coat this year, I purchased this one from French label Sandro and it is beautiful (it is also available here and here). You can see more red coats at the end of this post, Happy Friday!

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