stars & hearts

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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.

tipi love

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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!

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There are tipis in different colors and patterns but I personally like the natural canvas one in white. We got ours (the one above) from Smallable (world wide shipping!). The comfy mattrass and cute pillows are from Colette Bream’s lovely Etsy shop. The crocheted garland is also from Smallable.

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(image source: 1. Doolittle, 2. the style files, 3. Matthew Millman, 4. Babyccinokids, 5. Rikshaw)

a scandinavian home with vintage & industrial finds

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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.

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kilim love

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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kilim love

(image source: 1. Felix Forest, via TheDesignFiles, 2. Marie Claire Maison, 3. Angus Ferguson, via Desire to Inspire, 4. Refinery29, 5. Apartment Therapy, 6. Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer, 7., 8. & 9 unknown)

some loveliness from france

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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.

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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.

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Happy shopping!

fashion friday

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Today’s Fashion Friday post shows a lovely autumn outfit. I love the hooded Vince cardigan sweater which has a soft chunky knit.

1. hooded cardigan, 2. leather wrap bracelet by Tony Burch, 3. large suede bag by Simone Camille, 4. ultra-soft suede wedge boots from Ash, 5. hand made ring with large tiger eye stone.

san giorgio hotel: steal this look with a discount

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Images of Hotel San Giorgio have been seen on many of the interior blogs. No wonder as many of you love the interior decoration of this beautiful hotel on Mykonos, Greece. True, authentic, simple – the hotel’s interior is a collection of eclectic treasures and organic materials. Every piece of furniture is handpicked, has its spirit of simplicity and the power of craftsmanship.

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Some of the accessories used are available from Le Souk. Below you see how to create this rustic chic look – and you now receive 25% discount on the items featured!

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Shop this look: Le Souk offers you a 25% discount on the products featured below! This offer is valid until 8 November or until stock lasts.

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1. Bamboo Pendant Lamp, 2. handmade throw / bedspread, 3. handmade wooden stool, 4.embroidered pillow, 5. copper pendant Filisky, 6. handmade wooden bench, 7. black metal lantern, 8. folding table / tray.