toast spring summer 2012

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The new Toast Spring Summer 2012 collection is out and as always their catalogue is a feast to the eye. Every page screams summer to me! Here a selection to get you in a summer mood..

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Cushion Oleron (above) is made of a soft ticking stripe cotton.

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The striped hamam towels are perfect to take to the beach. The espadrilles are available in various colors.

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This clay tableware is handmade in a small South African pottery. Each is made individually so no two will be the same.

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I love these soft, washed cotton bedlinen with lace trim on the duvet covers and the pillow cases in beautiful colors such as pebble grey and pale cream.

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(images from Toast)

ylva’s home in sweden

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This is the home of Ylava Skarp in Leksand, Sweden. Her stunning house was recently featured in Swedish magazine PLAZA Interior. I love the high ceilings (image above), the combination of white, wood and black (image below) and that typical Swedish wood burning stove.

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(images by Karin Foberg/via PLAZA Interior)

flower wall hooks

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Today I’m loving …. these lovely wall hooks from British designer Margarita. The hooks are handmade and have a print of embroidered flowers. Available from Wikkie.

a beautiful rustic kitchen

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Today I’m loving… this beautiful rustic kitchen with Moroccan touches. The combination of rough wood with concrete is just perfect! Below some more images from the portfolio of stylist Barbara Groen.

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The wooden chair is from Piet Hein Eek.

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(images via Barbara Groen)

black, white & wood

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The combination of black, white and wood really works well in interiors. It is classical and the neutral colors have a calming atmosphere, while wood gives a bit of warmth. Above and below some inspiring images that show this beautiful combination of colors and materials.

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(source: 1. Mokkasin, 2. 3. & 4. by Daniela Witte/via Skona Hem,
5. Stylizimo, 6. Skona Hem, 7. La Suite Cassis, 8. Clementine, Dupre, 9. Apartment Therapy.)

a renovated farmhouse in parma, italy

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This once rundown old farmhouse is now a beautiful family home. It is located just outside of Parma, a region in Italy well known for its cheese and delicious ham.

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Before the restoration started, the entire house with all the details was photographed for documentation as the family wanted to preserve the original atmosphere.

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The entire building has been restored in collaboration with the architect Lucilla Scazzi. Together they tried to preserve the original structure and used the old materials as much as possible.

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A lovely bedroom and nursery.

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(images by Violet Horvat/via Interiormagasinet)

a small loft in paris

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This small and cosy family home is created in an industrial building in Paris. A few years ago some friends and investors bought this former tapestry factory and they converted it into various apartments. This apartment is beautifully decorated with vintage and designer furniture pieces.

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A true eye-catcher is the wire lamp from Marie Christophe, a French artist who makes whimsical and gorgeous sculptural lamps and chandeliers with curved wire and colorful beads

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(images by Nicolas Matheus/via Cote Maison)

ceramics by kirstie van noort

http://www.kirstievannoort.nl/

Kirstie van Noort is a graduate from the Design Academy Eindhoven in The Netherlands. This Dutch designer makes the most beautiful ceramic pieces! Above and below are some items from her collection. The subtle colors are stunning and fit really well in this season’s pastel trend.

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Luckily Kirstie’s ceramics are for sale. For more information about her work and ceramics you can contact here at [email protected]

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(images by Kirstie van Noort)

an apartment in paris

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This is the home of Caroline Delaudes, a lawyer living and working in Paris, France. As she wants her home to be a quiet oasis when she comes back from a hectic day, it is decorated in muted colors and natural materials such a wood. Caroline took over the apartment, which is located in the 3rd arrondissement, from her grandmother in 2004. She renovated the entire house preserving the original style but added modern touches. I love the beautiful light coming through the large, glass doors.

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(images via Interiormagasinet)

a winter home

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Last week we have had some beautiful winter weather here in The Netherlands. It seems that the entire nation was skating on the frozen lakes and canals. I have been enjoying this winter wonderland but to be honest I am looking forward to Spring. I have some lovely Spring inspired posts lined up for you but before I start this series I want to show you this cosy winter home.

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(images from Boligmagasinet)