A STUNNING RENOVATED HOME IN SILVERLAKE, LA

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Before Homepolish designer Stefani Stein redesigned this 1920’s bungalow in Silverlake (Los Angeles), it had low ceilings, a robin’s-egg-blue, bathroom and a really sad kitchen. Stefani: “The concept behind the remodel was to create a fresh take on the existing, very traditional style of the 1920s Silverlake bungalow”. The decor is a mix of mid-century and traditional elements. Natural and earthy tones ground and unify the space, allowing the pops of color to really stand-out. The renovation was extensive: “What is now the kitchen was originally the dining room. What is now the master bath was originally the laundry room. And what is now bedroom #3 was originally the kitchen.” The beautiful black and white prints are ink on paper pieces by LA artist Tim Forcum.

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A PEEK INTO THE EVERLANE STUDIO

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Everlane is one of my favorite shops for good basic items such as t-shirts, cardigans and shirts. I love their philosophy about transparancy: “Know your factories. Know your costs. Always ask why.”. They recently hosted an open studio event where customers could see and try out their collection while enjoying drinks and snacks. These images were taken that day by Luke Beard.

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INTERIOR TREND: BEAUTIFUL BOTANICS

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Earlier this year I posted about the vintage botanical prints trend. The botanical trend continues to grow. More and more I see green being used in interiors. Especially larger plants (such as the Monstera) are highly decorative. Those without green thumbs can opt for botanical art work such as the beautiful prints from My Deer Art Shop (images 2 and 5). And on Etsy you can find antique prints such as this botanical print set.

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A STYLISH HOME WITH A SUBTLE COLOR PALETTE

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This beautiful home in a color palette of grey and white with some hints of color is designed by Charleston-based (United States) interior designer Cortney Bishop. Cortney’s design vision runs the gamut of style and structure, balancing creativity, comfort, and functionality with a dose of modern flair. She attributes her innate ability to mix patterns and hues to her love for travel, art, fashion, and music. Ultimately, the path to interior design became inevitable as Cortney realized she could blend these passions, first with a partner in 2002, and eventually to founding her own interior design firm in 2007.

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AN ELEGANT APARTMENT IN THE HEART OF PARIS

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Today another beautiful apartment in Paris, France! This lofty one-bedroom duplex on Grands-Augustins is designed and fully renovated by A+B Kasha in 2009. The apartment has incredible light and I love the warmth of the wooden floors. In the high ceilings, the original supporting beams are exposed. A custom-designed interior staircase leads from the open living space to a chic bedroom suite above. The 18th century building is both well-maintained and original. The view from the apartment – overlooking the pretty rue Christine – is a special added charm. Good news for those looking for a home in Paris (and a high budget is not a problem): the apartment is for sale!

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A BEAUTIFUL OLD HOUSE IN THE STOCKHOLM ARCHIPELAGO

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With this beautiful home interior stylist Mari Strenghielm Nord has created a lovely oasis for her and her family in the Stockholm archipelago. The house originates from the late 1800s and it was important for Mari and her husband Christian that the house would get back to its original appearance. So they searched for a wood burning stove (3rd image) that was from the same era (late1800s). The old tile stove (last image) comes from a stove builder in the Old Town of Stockholm.

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EASY DIY PROJECT: DECORATE YOU OWN TOTE BAG

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A diy tote bag with your own design make a great & unique gift! And it is easy to do: you need a blank tote bag, some fabric paint and brushes. You can find instruction here on Oh Happy Day.