Hello friends! How was your weekend? Did you enjoy yourself? I am doing well… today I have some errands to run in preparation of my London adventure (I leave on Thursday) so I’ll leave you with these relaxing images from Small magazine and a link to their inspiring new issue. The first photo below is how I spent most of Sunday… lounging around with some of my favorite books + things. What about you?
Small magazine is mostly geared towards kids and parents, but there are still many delightful highlights within to be touched or inspired by so please check it out until I’m back later on with more goodies for you. See you in a few hours!
(image: small magazine)
Nest makes me wanted to decorate my home (again!)
How does YOUR art at home make you feel?
I’m popping in for a moment to say so long until Monday — I’m signing off for the weekend and wishing you well until we meet again! I thought I’d leave you with an image today that I simply love. I saved it in my “inspire me” file on my desktop and I cannot figure out where it came from… but I love it so much! If it is familiar to you, and you know who the photographer is, please comment below so that I may edit this post and link to the photographer’s website. But seriously… is this room not heaven? At least it’s MY heaven, I could live in this space and imagine it as the perfect summer cottage along the coast. So let’s all pretend it’s ours and that we’ll be escaping there this very weekend!
Speaking of cottages, it seems lots of people I meet locally either own or rent cottages in Denmark along the coast since it’s so close by. Does anyone know much about Danish cottage rentals or have any contacts because I really, really, really want to find a place to rent on a regularly basis – once or twice a year – as an escape space. I feel left out with friends going away to their summer cottages, maybe I need to rent a little one too.
Oh and by the way… next week I’ll be posting 4 days Monday-Thursday only because Friday I’m taking a holiday!
Make this weekend a great one!
(image: if you know, please tell me!)
5/8/10 Update: Photographer found! It was taken by Trine Torsten. You must check out her website!
Lighting is so vital to good design, without proper illumination the entire space — no matter how pretty — can make your home (and even you) look less that the best. Crate and Barrel has some great lamps out this season, some are quite mod and the colors are all very lively and there are some fun shapes in the mix, too. My favorite is the Lasso black desk light because it looks very Scandinavian and I can see it on a white wooden desk with a black and white striped throw rug beneath and misc. decorative accents in emerald green or perhaps even an emerald green wall behind the desk. I’m really liking the color combination lately of green, black and white for some reason. Oh that would be pretty. Here are few lamps from C&B that caught my eye, but I’m going to wrap this up with a budget tip for those of you who aren’t looking to lay down the bucks on a lamp right now…
a.Mod aqua table lamp, b. Pagoda table lamp, c. Swell lamp, d. Marina table lamp and Lasso desk lamps.
Some of these shapes make you think twice about those ugly lamps sitting in the second hand shops for $5 don’t they? What I mean is that if a lamp has a good shape to it, why not imagine it in your favorite color — take it home and transform it into something special if you cannot always afford a brand new lamp – just spray the base with paint – bring blue, pink, white, orange… You can even buy a simple white drum shade to top it from a store like IKEA or Target and if you want to coordinate the lamp shade with the base, glue some grosgrain ribbon around the top of the lampshade and again around the bottom and there you have it – a lovely lamp for a low price.
(images: crate and barrel)