TROPICAL INSPIRED LIMITED COLLECTION BY IKEA

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In June IKEA will release a tropical inspired limited edition collection of furniture and home accessories. The NIPPRIG collection is designed and made as a collaboration between IKEA and local producers in Vietnam and Indonesia.Renewable materials like bamboo, rattan, seagrass and water hyacinth are combined with traditional skills like handweaving. The result is a distinctive range of furnishings that showcase the warmth and beauty of natural materials combined with a unique look shaped and made by traditional craftsmanship. You can see the entire collection here.

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THE CUTEST ANIMAL EAR CHAIRS FROM OEUF NY

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These adorable bunny – and bear-eared bent plywood chairs from Oeuf NY are sure to inspire a bit of extra fun while your child creates, snacks, or reads in their very own, kid-sized chair. Available from Smallable and Nubie.

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AN ELEGANT OLD TOWNHOUSE IN THE CITY OF LONDON

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This beautiful restored townhouse is located in the heart of London. The house oozes history (the house is from 1820!) and architect McClaren Excell has managed to remove years of neglect and decay while creating a modern and elegant home. Most of the furniture in the house is antique, but some modern elements can be found. In some rooms industrial materials have been used, but still the house exudes a warm and welcoming feeling.

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SPECIAL OFFER: 25% DISCOUNT ON VINTAGE KILIM RUGS

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A rug is the perfect accessory to give instant color and atmosphere to a room. Rugs are also great to create separate areas in a larger space. For instance you can mark the transition between the living area and the dining area by using a rug. I especially love vintage kilim rugs as they even add more character and warmth to a space. In this post you can see some example how these kind of rugs can be used. Le Souk has a extensive collection of vintage kilim rugs and with code KILIM25 you now get 25% off all rugs! This offer is valid until 25th May or until stock lasts (all kilims are unique and there is only one of each!).

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DIY: PLATES AS WALL ART

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A collection of beautiful plates is a great way to decorate a plain wall. Take some plates in various sizes, patterns and colors and group them together. I love the plates selected in these images as they are playful and they add just the right amount of color.

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1. plate with yellow leaves | 2. Donna Wilson Bear plate | 3. saucer Twiggy | 4. | 5. Donna Wilson Beardy Bob plate | 6. saucer with leaves | 7. large plate with blue leaves | 8. Donna Wilson Meg plate.

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UNEXPECTED CRUSH: A RED SLIDING DOOR

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Red is not one of my favourite colors but this red sliding door is surprisingly beautiful..

Credits & source: Andrew Howard.

THE TRAVLES FILES: 5 COLUMNS RIAD IN ESSAOUIRA, MOROCCO

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These beautiful images shot by photographer & stylist Paulina Arcklin feature 5 Columns Riad. This stunning 200 year old house is located in the old medina of Essaouira, a coastal town in Morocco. The guest house has recently gone through a complete renovation and has sympathetically restored, retaining all original features such as the sand stone columns, wooden ceilings and amazing flooring of black and white tiles in the courtyard. The rooms are decorated with a mix of vintage and European furniture and lighting with beautiful antique pieces from Morocco. You can find more information about the Riad and its rates here on the 5 Columns website.

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