Used shipping pallets are great to use for a design DIY project. They are inexpensive, rustic looking and using reclaimed wood/products is evironmental friendly. You can paint them (or not) and pile them up with some lovely cushions to create a sofa. But there is a lot more you can do. Here are some of the best pallet projects that I found online.
From next week I will be featuring holiday gift guides with suggestions for lovely gifts for your loved ones (or yourself!). One of the items that will be included is a gorgeous heart suede bag from Dutch brand Fab. I love their heart bags and clutches with stars so much that I could not resist showing them today as well. Aren’t these beauties an excellent gift?! The heart bag is called Helena and is available in various colors as well is the Star Love purse.
Don’t you love tipis? And can you imagine how much fun it must be for a kid to have a tipi in his/her room! A private place which is perfect for playing, relaxing or reading. My two year old son has a tipi in his room (see photo below). He loves and it also looks great as well (not unimportant..). This would be a lovely Christmas present!
This Scandinavian home is filled with industrial objects and vintage accessories and furniture pieces. Mixing different styles can make a space look cluttered or odd but the owners managed to combine all elements really well. The result is a cozy and unique home. The lovely Scandinavian style duvet cover with Moose print (image below) is available here.
I love all kinds of handmade textiles but I especially have a fondness for vintage kilim rugs as they have so much character. Each carpet is one of a kind as they all have a unique set of colors and patterns. These tribal rugs often have vivid colors and bold geometric designs. You can find some beautiful kilim rugs here.
Kilims have become very popular in interior decorating as they give instant personality to a space. Their colours and attractive features make unique eyecatchers in any interior. Above and below some examples of interiors with kilim rugs and cushions. I love how a kilim fits in different styles of interiors: it looks gorgeous in a bohemian chic room but also in a contemporary home where it can soften up an all white room.
A bit of background information: a kilim is a woven rug (flatweave) that is traditionally hand made in Anatolia, the Caucasus, the Middle East and North Africa. A particular characteristic is that the surface of a kelim rug is identical on both sides.
“Kilim” rug weaving is said to be a tradition that migrated with the Turkmen tribes to parts of present-day Iran, Turkey and Afghanistan in the eleventh century A.D. But archaeological evidence of kilim woven textiles from 7,000 B.C. have been recovered, making kilim one of the oldest and longest held design traditions in the world. More information about kilims can be found here.
I’d like to introduce you to a beautiful new shop: Le Repère des Belettes. Their website is in French but don’t let that scare you: they deliver world wide and you can use Google Translate if you need some assistance with the language. This shop is worth the visit as they offer quite a unique collection of home accessories.
Above and below are some of my favorite things. I love the Star Light (not only for Christmas!) and also the knitted pendant light which is available in several colors. The shop is great to do some Christmas shopping as they have unique items at very reasonable prices.