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The Exchange Hotel: Amsterdam

This new Dutch hotel is located in Amsterdam and I can’t stop examining the rooms! It is called The Exchange and I find it as intriguing and a bit creepy therefore I have to share these photos to get your thoughts.

The Exchange

The Exchange

The Exchange

The Exchange

The Exchange

The Exchange

I loved that graduates of the Amsterdam Fashion Institute designed and decorated each of the 61 rooms making each one different and fun. What do you think of it, would you stay in a hotel like this? What do you think?

(photos: the exchange via trendland.)

Posted in Decorating Tips on December 22, 2011
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Where Does Your Stuff Come From?

I found this ultra helpful and know that you will too… I love that blogger Alaina Kaczmarski tells her readers exactly where things are from her home by tagging as many items as she can in her home tour photos.

home sources

home sources

home sources

home sources

While Alaina openly admits that most of these items are no longer available, I still see value in doing this (using mini tags to list resources) on home tour photos because it’s just so darn nice to know where stuff is from. Especially paint colors. Great idea, Alaina.

So tell me, if you were to tag a room in your home what would your things reveal as to where you shop most frequently? Pottery Barn? IKEA? Anthropologie? West Elm? Homegoods? Flea markets/thrift shops? Inherited from family and friends? Yard sales? Think about it – could be quite interesting to learn more about your shopping habits!

(images: Alaina Kaczmarski)

Posted in Decorating Tips on December 21, 2011

Foret Noire Wallpaper By Nathalie Lete

Do you remember this book that I reviewed? If not, see it here. It’s French and therefore, amazing.

MilK Deco No. 5 Book

wallpaper

Many asked where the wallpaper on the cover came from and decor8 reader Hosanna let us know. She said that it is called Forêt noire and was designed by French artist Nathalie Lété and is available in limited run at Domestic, Oikos and Lapin & Me. Beautiful, isn’t it?

(images: top – holly becker, all others – domestic.)

Posted in walls on December 21, 2011

Gift Wrap Ideas

Beautiful, simple, affordable and colorful. Perfect gifts.

Gift Wrap Ideas

Gift Wrap Ideas

Gift Wrap Ideas

Gift Wrap Ideas

Lovely gifts from The Sweetest Occasion. You can find tutorials to the ideas shown above here, here, here and here. Enjoy!

(images: the sweetest occasion)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on December 20, 2011

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