With seven weeks to go to Christmas it is time to start covering holiday seasons related topics. The first post in this series is about Advent calendars. For those not familiar with these calendars: an Advent calendar is a special calendar used to count or celebrate the days in anticipation of Christmas, beginning at 1st December. I have selected 10 beautiful advent calendars that either can be made yourself or can be purchased on Etsy. You can find the links to the instructions or shops at the end of the post. Enjoy!
This beautiful guest house in Kyneton, Australia, was once a harpsichord studio. The Flop House as it is called offers rustic chic accommodation, featuring work by local artists & designers and exquisite textiles from around the world. Owner Genevieve Wearne purchased the house in 2008 and gave the old building a Finnish summer house inspired makeover. The pitched roof and exposed wooden beams are what drew Genevieve to the house initially, in spite of the home having effectively been left to perish. The result is a beautiful small retreat, one that I will definitely put on my list of places to stay when I’m in Australia! The photographer of these beautiful images is Tara Pearce and the article was feature in Est Magazine.
This beautiful family home is located in Groningen, a provence in the Northern part of The Netherlands. The city house is decorated with natural materials and industrial elements. The heart of the house is the dining area. This is were the owners, who are great cooks, like to welcome their guests with a beautiful home made dinner.
Autumn can be rough (last week we had the most severe storm in twenty years here in The Netherlands) and it can be beautiful. Today I focus on the beautiful side, with images featuring fall colors in gorgeous shades of brown, red and orange. You can add a touch of fall to your interior with a rug or accessories in brown and/or orange colors. I hope you are enjoying Fall in your part of the world!
This lovely beach house is situated in the quiet village of Icaraizinho Amontada, which is around 200km from the well known beach resort Fortaleza in Brazil. The architecture, and also the interior, is very simple. But that does not make this summer home, which is surrounded by palm trees, less stunning. I would not mind spending a week or two (or three, or four..) in this lovely retreat.
This lovely home in Copenhagen, Denmark, belongs to Lars, Mette and their daughter Frida and two dogs. The mix of decorating styles is interesting and can be best described as a modern shabby chic look. A vintage chandelier, furniture made of reclaimed wood and modern Tolix chairs in the dining room, it all mixes surprisingly well. The scrapwood wallpaper in the bedroom is from Piet Hein Eek.
Today’s images feature a home that is minimalistic and rustic yet very stylish. For the decor only a few furniture pieces and beautiful ethnic accessories have been used. I love the artisan made objects such as iron lanterns, pottery, raffia handcrafted baskets, linen textiles and wooden bowls. The result is a beautiful, uncluttered and relaxing home.