WOODEN TOYS GIFT GUIDE

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I am constantly on the lookout for beautiful toys that both look amazing and are fun to play with. Wooden toys are often well made and they look good even if they lie scattered around your living room floor. Of course we have some plastic, colorful toys too but I try to keep it in balance. Today’s gift guide features toys that are all made of wood. The beautiful kids bike in the image above is from Taiwanese design company Rüskasa

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1. PlayShapes by Miller Goodman | 2. rabbit by OYOY | 3. wooden baby elephant | 4. sheep puzzle | 5. animal puzzle | 6. rocket ship baby rattle | 7. alphabet blocks | 8. wooden bowling set | 9. raccoon block trolley | 10. safari puzzle | 11. wooden play set | 12. personalized wooden camera.

A SCANDINAVIAN HOME IN CHRISTMAS MOOD

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This beautiful Danish home in a winter wonderland setting belongs to interior stylist and photographer Mette Wotkjær and her family. The Christmas decorations in this modern style home have been kept simple, in a natural style which I love. You can find ornaments throughout the entire home but they are all in the same style and colors which makes the decoration not too overwhelming. Simply beautiful!

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A HOME IN AN OLD CHURCH IN THE NETHERLANDS

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I am not sure if it is the same in other countries but here in The Netherlands, because of decreasing numbers of church goers, a lot of churches are being rebuild to houses. This has also been the case with this beautiful Dutch home. Living in a former church requires a different approach to decorating than with a standard house as rooms can be large and ceilings are high. The owner of this home have 450 m² of living space and they have used large furniture pieces to fill the rooms. The result is a very unique home with lots of character and history.

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A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY HOME IN THE SOUTH OF ITALY

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This beautiful simple chic house in Apulia, Italy, belongs to architect Raffaele, his wife Francesca and their two children. After an extensive renovation, the family have found their ‘haven of serenity’ in this beautiful country home. The decor has been kept simple, with lots of wood, white wall and some colorful eye-catching furniture furniture pieces.

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10 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL & UNIQUE DIY GIFTS

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It is December which means that it is time to start with the holiday gift guides! The first post of this series is a DIY gift guide as these gifts take the most preparation time. Making gifts yourself take a bit more effort but the result is an unique and personal gift which will definitely be appreciated! I searched online for the 10 best DIY gifts, I hope you will enjoy them. You can find links to full instructions at the end of the post.

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20% CYBER MONDAY DISCOUNT AT EMERSON FRY

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It is Cyber Monday and uber stylish brand Emerson Fry is offering 20% discount. You can see their entire collection here. And don’t forget to use EF20 at check out! For more great deals check out my Black Friday post as most discounts are also valid today.

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WEEKEND ESCAPE: A STUNNING HOME ON PANTELLERIA ISLAND

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Today’s weekend escape takes us to Pantelleria, an Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea, 100 km southwest of Sicily. This dream home has been designed by Studio Albanese, an architecture firm from Italy. The project involved renovating a partially ruined traditional Mediterranean dammuso house as well as creating new spaces using the original construction techniques. The result is stunning, the combination of old building techniques and modern style furniture gives an exciting and unique atmosphere to the entire estate.

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