AN ECLECTIC HOME OF A FASHION DESIGNER IN COPENHAGEN

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This bohemian chic apartment in Copenhagen, Denmark, is the home of fashion designer Michala Wiesneck. Michala’s style of decorating has been influenced by her upbringing and childhood. From an early age she has been traveling the world with her artistic parents. You can see various cultural influences reflected in her eclectic home. Accessories collected from all over the world are combined with furniture from IKEA for instance (the shelving unit in the fourth images is the Expedit from IKEA).

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A KITCHEN IN PASTEL TONES

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A kitchen in pastel tones might not be the first option you think of when choosing a new kitchen. But perhaps you change your mind after seeing this stunning kitchen in dusty pastels. The images show the offices of Danish fashion label Becksöndergaard photographed by Heidi Lerkenfeldt. The high ceilings and the large glass wall give the space an industrial character which is softened by the feminine pastel colors. How do you feel now about a pastel toned kitchen?

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NEW SCRAPWOOD WALLPAPER BY PIET HEIN EEK

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Dutch company NLXL has added new designs to their Scrapwood Wallpaper collection designed by Piet Hein Eek. The eight new prints replicates weathered wood textures. There is no repeat so this means that no two planks on the wallpaper are the same. The previous Scrapwood collections has won the Editor’s award at ICFF New York in 2011 and can be found in the permanent collection of Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Museum. With the wallpaper you can create a warm and rustic atmosphere in a room without having to use real wood.

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A SMALL YET LIGHT APARTMENT IN SWEDEN

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This two room apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden, measures only 54m². Still it manages to look airy and light, mainly because of the typical Scandinavian white walls and floors. I love the beautiful exposed wall in the kitchen area (you can see more examples of brick walls here). The wooden crates next to the bed (last image) make some lovely and inexpensive bedside tables.

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WEEKEND ESCAPE: A BEAUTIFUL PORTUGUESE SUMMER HOME

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Today’s ‘weekend escape’ shows us a beautiful summer home located in Martinho do Porto in Portugal which is decorated by Vera Iachi. This Portuguese interior designer is known for mainly using furniture and accessories made from natural materials. Do you want to dream more? Then take a look at these gorgeous rustic chic summer cottages and this beach house in a cool toned color palette which are also designed by Vera Iachi.

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10 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL EXPOSED BRICK WALLS

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An exposed brick wall has become a popular feature in interior design. Leaving a wall bare with the bricks visible can give an apartment, home or loft an industrial and unconventional touch and adds character to the interior. Here are 10 of the most beautiful interiors with exposed walls that I found online. Older homes typically have brick underneath the plaster walls, and the brick may still be in good condition. You can expose and restore it back to its former beauty. Find more information on how to do this yourself here. Also in ‘the 10′ series are ten beautiful sinks made of stone.

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FRIDAY FASHION FILES: LOOKING GOOD IN NAVY

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Black is a safe color if you are looking to assemble a stylish outfit. But what about navy? I personally think that this color is equally as chic as black but is a little bit less safe. Above some example of navy colored items.

1. beautiful jumpsuit by Malene Birger | 2. soft leather clutch | 3. Chain Link Woven Shoulder Bag by Missoni | 4. arrow stack necklace from Madewell | 5. cardigan with shawl collar from Vince | 6. shells and stones bracelet from Antik Batik | 7. soft leather clutch by Lauren Merkin | 8. quilted leather gloves.