INSPIRATION: HERRINGBONE & CHEVRON WOODEN FLOORS

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I love a beautiful herringbone parquet floor, especially in a large space with high ceilings and windows. Today I show you various spaces in which both herringbone and chevron floors can be seen. The difference between the two? Both herringbone and chevron floors are composed of planks of equal size arranged in a zig-zag pattern. Chevron patterns are achieved by cutting the short edges of equal size wood pieces at a precise angle. Placing these angles together point to point creates a continuous zigzag design. Herringbone pieces are also equal size wood pieces but kept straight edged at the short side – making them perfect rectangles. These rectangles are placed short side to one end of the long side and then repeated. In photos 6 and 8 you can see a chevron pattern floor. All other images feature a herringbone floor. I am curious to know which pattern you prefer!

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A TINY STUDIO APARTMENT WITH TOUCHES OF BLUE

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Touches of blue make this small studio apartment (the floor space is only 32m²!) in Sweden ready for Spring.

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INSPIRATION TO GET IN SUMMER MOOD

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Days are getting warmer & longer and, although the first stop is Spring, I have summer on my mind. So today some summer inspired images to get in the mood. Enjoy!

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A LOVELY AND COZY MEXICAN SUMMER HOME

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Days are getting warmer and this make me dream about beautiful summer homes. This stunning place in the coastal town of Sayulita, Mexico, is owned by Brittney Borjeson. Brittany moved to Mexico to escape hectic city life. Last September she found her dream home: a lovely two-bedroom house overlooking the ocean in the southern hillsides of Sayulita. She also launched a shop selling Mexican crafts and artifacts, designed by herself and made by local artisans. I truly love this home as it is simple yet cozy decorated in a natural style. Almost everything in Borjeson’s two-story home is custom-made, either by herself or with the help of village craftsmen. If you like the style of this home: at the end of the post you can find some suggestions to create a similar style.

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A BRIGHT FAMILY HOME IN FRANKFURT, GERMANY

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This bright family home in Frankfurt, Germany, belongs to Katharian and Martin and their two children. The colorful accessories (such as pillows and rug) give a Spring and Summer feeling. The decor is a combination of various styles: there is a Scandinavian vibe, mixed with vintage objects and recycled materials but there are also ethnic touches such as the Moroccan pendant light.

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DIY & CRAFTS: PINEAPPLE PILLOW PATTERN

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This gorgeous pineapple pillow is made by Ingrid from Wood Wool Stool. Ingrid creates the most beautiful things, which you can find in her Etsy shop. Good news for those who can crochet and who also would like a pineapple pillow on their sofa: the pattern is available in the Wood Wool Stool shop (in English and Dutch). If only I could crochet…

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Credits: images by Wool Wood Stool.

DIY & CRAFTS: HAND MADE MAXI BAG

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This bag is an easy & fun DIY project! You can use real leather or imitation leather and you can find full instructions here. This website is in French but you can use the Google translator to translate the text to English.