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Happy Weekend!

Hello friends! I’d like to wish each of you a lovely weekend and I hope that you get to do everything you hope to + more! I have an anniversary party to attend, a street festival and a shopping event to go to so I have a busy few days ahead of myself. What about you? What will you be doing? I’m settling in nicely here, it’s been so easy between paperwork and learning my way around… and I’m meeting lots and lots of people and practicing my German and it’s been a lot of fun to spend time outside of the house. I’ve already made many new friends and it’s only been 3 weeks so I think that this is a good sign. And I’m thinking of taking on an office space for decor8 so I can have my own place to go to work each day. I’m currently checking into this and looking for an appropriate space. Aside from all the good stuff I do miss my mother but I’m hoping she’ll overcome her fear of flying and come visit me in the Spring because I just know she’d love the lifestyle here (and the food, oh everything is so fresh and yummy!).

Happy Places

Happy Places

Happy Places

Yum

Happy Places

Happy Places

Bedroom

These are a few views of my home… I’m signing off now until Monday but I’ll be back then so have a great weekend and we’ll meet again here in only two days!

xo,

Holly

(images: holly becker for decor8)

Posted in uncategorized on August 28, 2009

This is glamorous: Favorite Things

A Few of My Favorite Things: This is glamorous

Hello everyone and happy weekend to you! I’m Roséline from the blog {this is glamorous}, visiting while Holly is in the middle of beginning a new life in Germany. It’s lovely to be here and to share a few of my favourite things which just may get you in the mood for the weekend…

{this is glamorous}

{mirrored storage boxes} Open plan living means the need for storage — favourites are glittering and etched venetian glass boxes to hide clutter and hold pretty little things.

{this is glamorous}

{the perfect handbag} I am rarely without my blackberry, ipod, a camera, a variety of lip balms and glosses, a compact, a daybook and many other things, so a great handbag is necessary — this sandy suede Phillip Lim is perfect and a Summer favourite.

{this is glamorous}

{heavenly scents} There is always a scented candle burning somewhere and never leave the house without wearing a beautiful scent – current favourite is Tom Ford’s Black Orchid, which is warm and heady and really quite sexy.

{this is glamorous}

{shoes, shoes, shoes} Current favourites — from the UK, the softest suede and go with nearly everything.

{this is glamorous}

{little luxuries} Perfectly chilled champagne, pretty pastries and bouquets of roses are a few of the little things that add a little elegance to the end of a busy week.

{inspiration} Always so many beautiful things to be inspired by, but the things I always return to are: bright summer afternoons, dinners for two, crème brûlée, being on the water, late-night conversations, morning coffee, discovering new things, and traveling, which is the best inspiration of all.

{good advice} Spent one summer in a beautiful art gallery where the very wise and talented gallery owner once told me to think about where I wanted to be in ten years and to do one thing every day that would take me a step closer to that goal — it was such a novel idea — tend to live in the moment and ten years seemed like an eternity away, but it reminds me to take a moment every once in a while to look at the big picture…

Also love this quote: “A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are for.” Thanks so much, Holly, for inviting me to be a part of this lovely series — warm wishes + best of luck in your new adventure! Have a beautiful week everyone, ~ Roséline

(images: this is glamorous)

Posted in guest bloggers on August 28, 2009

PiP Studio

I wrote about Dutch company PiP Studio last year (here) because I first discovered their products while out shopping and fell in love with the whimsical, colorful design and pattern of the pieces that I found. Looks like PiP has added a ton of new things to the collection from stationery to cushions so make sure you check out the latest designs and visit the newly designed website — the template alone is so inspiring, I had fun clicking around examining all of the little elements…

PiP Studio

PiP Studio

I’d love some of their canisters… (images: pip studio)

Posted in uncategorized on August 28, 2009

Pattern Bakery

Have you heard of the Pattern Bakery in Finland? Well you are about to because I just wrote about them this morning over at Real Simple. Click here to check it out if you’d like to see more…

Pattern Bakery

By the way, I hope you don’t mind when I tease you to visit another spot online where I’ve posted something. I’m not trying to pimp my work but I do like to share these lovely companies with you and don’t want you to miss them in case you don’t check out the other spots where I contribute these days. :)

(image: pattern bakery)

Posted in textiles on August 28, 2009

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