AN AMSTERDAM HOME FILLED WITH VINTAGE FINDS

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This lovely attic apartment in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is filled with vintage pieces and flea market finds. By keeping the base (walls and floors) white simplicity and unity has been created in the various spaces. Natural tones, sea green and greyish blue are the favorite colors of the owner who lives here with her baby girl. These subtle shades can be found throughout the entire home.

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AN OLD ARMY GARAGE TURNED INTO A SUMMER HOME

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A former military garage located on the small island of Furillen on the east coast of Gotland, Sweden, wasn’t exactly dream house material. However, a Swedish family living in Stockholm that were looking for a holiday home to spend their summers recognized the potential. Especially the proximity to the Baltic sea was a decisive factor. They extensively renovated the abandoned building using raw materials and left-over furniture that they had found at the site. When they were finished they had created the perfect holiday home. Nothing too fancy but a laid back place that is suitable for family life.

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10 OF THE BEST FIRE PLACES & MANTELPIECES

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Autumn is in full swing and we are beginning to feel a crisp chill in the evening air. With evenings getting colder it the perfect time for a roundup of beautiful fire places. This is the part of fall that I like, to cozy up with a good book, a cup of tea (or a glass of port) and light up candles and a fire. Here you can see the burning fire place in our home.

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DIY FALL DECORATIONS

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Fall is definitely here and although it is not my favorite season (Spring is) I do enjoy this time of the year. With days and nights getting colder I like to cozy up my home and add decorating touches to make it cozy and welcoming. I also like simple DIY projects that I can do with my toddler son, making puppets from chestnuts for example. Here are a few projects that I found online which will get you in fall spirit. At the bottom of this post you can find links to the source which is where you can find more information and instructions.

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WEEKEND ESCAPE: A STUNNING CONVENT ON CORSICA

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Convent SanFrancescu of Oletta is a magical place located on the island of Corsica in France. The Franciscan convent dates back to the Eighteenth Century. It was left in ruins and artist Candida Romero spent eleven years to restore the compound to its current glory. Nowadays San Francescu has a contemporary feeling while respecting the original functionalities of the convent. It is a lively place of artistic creation in all its forms (music, photography, dance, theater etc.). The monastery is available for hire and makes a wonderful place for photo shoots and movies.

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AN INTERIOR DESIGNER’S HOME IN BRUSSELS

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The owner of this bohemian style home, Muriel Bardinet, is an interior designer and also the owner of Dune 234, an antique store in Brussels (Belgium). These two professions are reflected in her beautiful home which almost has a poetic atmosphere. The building used to be an orphanage, then a Japanese restaurant and now serves as a family home. The concrete floors combined with raw wood furniture and antique pieces give a very interesting and unique quality to this unusual yet beautiful home.

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NEW ADDITIONS TO IITTALA’S AIKO COLLECTION

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Taika is one of iitala’s most popular tableware series. Now some new pieces have been added to this series designed by Klaus Haapaniemi. The Taika collection merges folklore and architecture to create a modern world of ceramic dinnerware. Produced in two color schemes, Haapaniemi unveils a world of mythical creatures, animal hybrids with some human features, living within a floral and fauna based forest. The new designs have a more softer touch and the ceramic spoons, deep bowls and plates are very suitable for the Asian kitchen.

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Source: Scandinavian Deko.