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Inspired By Nina van de Goor

If color and personality are what you love to see in a home, then you’ll really enjoy Nina van de Goor who lives in the Netherlands because both the way she lives and the art she creates leaps with joy. I had the pleasure of meeting Nina in person last year in Amsterdam and really enjoyed chatting with her. It’s always such a treat to connect with those I meet online a bit more personally – like in the flesh! In addition to her creative and unique ceramics, Nina recently started working on some screen prints and would like to offer decor8 readers a 15% discount on the new screen prints found in her shop on Etsy. Upon purchasing please put “decor8 discount” in the comments to seller box and Nina will send you a revised invoice in reply. Here are some inspirational photos showing Nina’s home and workspace along with lots of her handmade goodies for you to enjoy!

For more inspiration from Nina, view her Flickr photos here. Thank you for sending me all of these wonderful photos Nina and for the very special discount which, by the way, is valid for one week until April 2, 2009.

(images from nina van de goor)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, Home Tours on March 26, 2009

Inspiring Home & Office in Kentucky

Hot off the press and the first time blogged on the web! I’m going to get all Dwell magazine on you with this one… are you ready to see a gorgeous contemporary home and workspace down south? Josh Merideth, owner of Bella Grace Studios, a photography studio in Kentucky specializing in couture bridal photography (he also photographs couples and residential spaces), wrote in today to share a very special home & office with us. How nice!

Deleon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

Josh is a daily reader and thought it would be a good place to premiere this gorgeous place on the web. Josh photographed the firm of De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop owned by Roberto DeLeon and Ross Primmer. In addition to their workspace, I’ve attached photos of the living space attached to the office — each separate loft belongs to these creative men – one for Ross and one for Roberto. So jealous! The firm has a constructed a “pole-barn” in downtown Louisville, Kentucky with a workspace on the first floor and two lofts above as you can see in the photos that follow. Impressive!

Deleon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

Deleon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

Deleon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

Deleon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

Deleon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

Deleon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

Deleon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

Don’t miss the painted rug effect above, I cannot stop drooling over this spectacular detail.

And now to view the lovely attached living quarters…This is actually two separate living spaces adjacent to the office. Each architect occupies one of these gorgeous lofts.

Deleon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

Deleon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

Deleon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

Deleon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

Yes, there is a real rabbit on the floor. And I love it. :)


Deleon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

Deleon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

Deleon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

Deleon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

Deleon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

Deleon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

Deleon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

Deleon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

Deleon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

So, what did you think of THAT? I’m still trying to lift my chin from my desk. Completely jaw-dropping!

A very special thank you to Josh at Bella Grace Studios for these photographs and to the guys over at De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop for the tour.

(photo copyright Bella Grace Studios)

Posted in Home Tours on March 24, 2009

Domestic Candy

My good friend Anne, who I hang out with when I’m based in Germany, just told me about her creative friend Kerstin who is a product and interior designer based in Hannover too. I’m really looking forward to meeting Kerstin in person when I’m back in Germany this year. She owns a new DaWanda shop called Domestic Candy that I really like, her things are so sweet that I have to share them with you today. I’m also including a peek inside of her craft room because I just love the space and the light in there.

Aren’t these things just delightful? Don’t you love the windows in her apartment? This is so common in Hannover to have big, huge windows — I just love it!

(images from domestic candy)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, Home Tours on March 13, 2009

Darling Home Tour in England

I was so excited when Shella Anderson wrote asking to share her home over at Cookie magazine, I immediately agreed and now it’s live over on the site in the House Tours section (look for the square that says Essex, England or link here).

Styled by Selina Lake and photographed by Sussie Bell, this home is so joyful and full of life — I can’t stop looking at all of the little nooks and details. I also love that Shella is NOT scared of color. If you have access to Ideal Home (UK interiors mag), you can find her home in their April 09 issue. I had the pleasure of interviewing Shella and so I asked about favorite things, the shops that she loves, what inspires her design, how she decorates for 3 daughters (and keeps things so neat!), favorite books… I’m sure you will really enjoy reading about her family of 5 right here.

(photography: Sussie Bell)

Posted in Home Tours, kids on March 11, 2009

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