Lindylou2 is such a sweet little etsy shop! This Austin-based crafter specializes in handmade coasters, bags, fat quarters, pillowcases, and other pretty things – lots of Amy Butler and Heather Bailey fabrics – yay! I love the frayed edges of these coasters (so boho!) and for $7 for a set of 4, they’d make a great gift.
Interested in Moroccan decor? Here are a few pieces written by yours truly that recently went live over on HGTV.com, this time about, surprise, Moroccan style: Be Seduced by Moroccan Style and What We Love: Affordable Moroccan Decor.
A special thanks to Vanessa De Vargas of Turquoise L.A. for her contribution, and of course Maryam from My Marrakesh and The View from Morocco for the constant flow of inspiration as both bloggers report live from Morocco daily giving us an insider’s view of this enchanting country.
(images from graham and green)
Blogging about Susanne Schjerning made me think of Rice in Denmark and how excited I am to soon be in on of my favorite shops in Hannover again. I can’t wait to go away next month, this time of year is filled with much excitement and anticipation for me because I love spending the autumn months with my husband’s family and our friends in Germany. It’s all such a special, almost magical time for us.
Germany is so beautiful in the cooler months (ah, Oktoberfest!) and I love watching everything change from green to gold. It’s like one big Robert Frost poem unfolding before our eyes. And when I arrive, since we sublet a 2-room suite, I always head to Esplanade for Rice stuff. I buy inexpensive candle holders, a few pillows, and a vase for fresh flowers. You can’t spend time in Europe without flowers in your room. And for our balcony, I always buy a few pretty plants. I find that I have to do these things to make it feel more personal and cozy. We have some things there in storage that I pull out to, which helps me make a very quick mental transition from our home here to our place there.
Here are some product shots from the Rice winter collection. This is one of those lines where I find myself liking everything and the best part, it’s all so affordable.
(images from rice)
I think you’ll really like this new collection by Susanne Schjerning called Happy Horses, I know I do. I spotted it in the August issue of Bolig Liv and fell in love. It’s great to see horses as a motif and I love the way she presents them.
Her work reminds me a lot of Atelier LZC, Orike Muth, and Rice for some reason, all design houses are ones that I watch regularly to see what’s in the works. I like how feminine Susanne’s designs are and that they have subtle patterns layered beneath the bolder ones, this gives them such dimension and even more, they somewhat seem to be telling a story. Her palette is one that you can look to for inspiration I think, all the colors used in a single design make me think of how they’d look together in an outfit, room, table setting, or arts and crafts projects.
If you are interested in Susanne’s work, you may contact her via email (post @ susanneschjerning dot com) to learn more.
(images from susanne schjerning)
Cathy over at Domino told me about a decorating contest they’re having and she thinks decor8 readers might be interested in it. Get this, the grand prize is a $10K Mastercard giftcard to be spent on home decor. Drool. Entrants simply upload a photo and write a short 100-word essay about what makes their decorating style so unique. For entry details, click here. Wouldn’t you love to spend that on your home?!
(image from domino magazine)