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.

THE TRAVEL FILES: ACE HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES

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The Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles opened early 2014 in the historic United Artists building in Downtown LA. Atelier Ace worked with local collective Commune Design to restore the United Artists building (dating from 1927) and theatre and to transform it into a hotel. For the guest rooms, Commune drew inspiration from Rudolf Schindler’s residence in West Hollywood. The upstairs rooftop space (featured in this post) was transformed into an indoor/outdoor lounge and pool inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House. Furnishings are a combination of Equipale-style and pieces by Joshua Tree sculptor Alma Allen. At the end of this post you can find some suggestions how to bring a bit of this style into your own home. More information about the hotel can be found on the Ace Hotel website.

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TREND: INTERIORS WITH VINTAGE BOTANICAL PRINTS

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Vintage botanical prints are still hot. They are great to bring a bit of nature inside. Etsy is a good source to find similar prints. Hang a large print on your wall or you can also try to find a vintage botanical book and use the pages with drawings to create a group of smaller prints. Small prints can best be framed but for a large print I would use a wooden poster hanger. You can make these yourself (you can find a tutorial on Yvestown for exmaple) or you can buy one. This Etsy shop has some beautiful wooden hangers.

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A SMALL SWEDISH APARTMENT WITH A FEMININE TOUCH

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The houses featured on the website of Swedish real estate agent Stadshem are always a feast to the eyes. This lovely studio apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden, is light and airy yet is only is 42m2. Decorated in pastel shades such a pale pink, blue and soft grey, it has a feminine touch. The high windows and ceilings in this one-bedroom apartment, which is for sale, let in lots of light. You can find more information here.

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HUNKYDORY BLUE SPRING/SUMMER COLLECTION

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Swedish fashion label Hunkydory has released a beautiful spring/summer collection with pieces in various shades of blue. Hunkydory (which is slang, meaning that everything is cool) was founded in 1996 by Ulrika and Christopher Bjercke. The style is a casual mix of a feminine, Scandinavian-ethnic style with a sporty feel and a young attitude. The corporate philosophy “Always looking for a new angle, ever changing but keeping the style and being recognizable” is instrumental in the process of creating the typical style of a Hunkydory product.

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