Issue #8 of Est Magazine is out! In this issue we can take a peek inside homes based in France, Australia and the Netherlands, and find a common thread among the owners, that is to simplify life. Seeing the beauty in ordinary utilitarian objects, whether it is a timber alarm clock or a natural bristle dishwashing brush, the simplicity of design and its form takes it way beyond the realm of its function. The images shown here are from the Amsterdam family home of Eva van Dongen and Freek Tromp and their two kids. Some of the (wooden) items you see are available from their beautiful online shop Orphan Socks.
(photographer: Marjon Hoogervorst/ styling: AnoukB for Est Magazine)
This lovely cottage in Queensland, Australia, is the home of Kara Rosenlund. Relocating from Sydney to London in 2007, Kara indulged in her love for interiors and authentic wares through prop styling, sourcing and buying. From home delivering art masterpieces to Madonna to diving for barnacled earthenware off the Scottish coast, Kara has always been driven by the desire for beautiful objects for the home. The 19th-century worker’s cottage is bright and cozy, decorated with vintage and ethnic finds yet still has a modern feel to it.
All family members (including me) are fighting the flu here! We are keeping warm with cosy blankets and we are making the best of it. It inspired me to do this post featuring some beautiful blankets. Stay warm!
(image source: 1. throw from Cox & Cox, 2. wool pompom blankets from Kay Mc Gowan, 3. blankets by Refejos de mi tierra, 4. blanket by ferm LIVING)
I love a rustic look for a kitchen or dining area. To achieve this look you can use a rustic wooden table (preferably made from recycled wood), wooden breadboards and black table and kitchenware.
(image source: House Doctor, Yuta Watanebe, Brooklyn to West, Institute of Domestic Technology)
Winter time is … drinking warm chocolate, making gluhwein (mulled wine) and roasting marshmallows on an outdoor fire.
(image source: Well + Good, Toast, Receitas do Mundo, Chasing Delicious)
In contrast to yesterday’s post featuring some darker colors, today is all about white! White combined with wood still remains one of my favorite combinations.
(image source: 1. Hannah Lemholt, 2. Deko, 3. Marjon Hoogervorst, 4. Jacqueline Morabito’s home, 5. Ernie Enkelaar for 101 Woonideeen)
I have collected some interior images that represent winter to me. Dark colors such as grey and black, dark wood and rustic accessories are perfect to create a winter style in your home. But of course these elements look good in any season..
(image source: 1. Ginostra, 2. Magnus Marding, via NY Times, 3. John Pomp / iittala / Ollson & Jensen / Rengim Mutevellioglu, 4. Annalee, 5.Canvas, 6. The Veda House)
More winter bliss!
(image source, clockwise: 1. unknown, 2. Carolina Roman / via Mademoiselle Moyenne, 3. unknown, 4. Batrakov)
House of Rym is a beautiful new Scandinavian label. Founders Rym Tounsi and Zied Youssef share a passion for their cultural heritage (Tunisia). But also a belief that design-lovers from other continents deserve to enjoy a modern take on traditional products. To get that perfect mix and make their vision reality, House of Rym works with talented Swedish designers Anna Backlund and Elisabeth Dunker.
Part of their collection is now available from Fab at discounted prices. This sale only lasts until 25th January.
I hope you have been enjoying the winter mood boards that I posted for the last couple of days as here is another one. The winter weather has really inspired me!
(image credits, clockwise: 1, 2 & 4 unknown, 3. Celine Kim)