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12 Great Gifts From The decor8 Shop

December 1, 2014

Are you ready to get shopping for the season? If so, I have a major deal for you guys. Today and tomorrow ONLY, December 2 (Tuesday), while stock lasts (everything is handmade after all), you can get ANYTHING from my shop shipped to anywhere in the world for FREE. You heard me right. F R E E WORLDWIDE SHIPPING! Mr. Worldwide! If this doesn’t motivate you to shop for gorgeous gifts, nothing will. Okay, well maybe this gift round up will… It’s all so pretty and everything has YOUR name on it, right?
12 Great Gifts From The decor8 Shop

12 Great Gifts From The decor8 Shop

12 Great Gifts From The decor8 Shop

12 Great Gifts From The decor8 Shop

12 Great Gifts From The decor8 Shop

12 Great Gifts From The decor8 Shop

1. Geometric Holiday Ornaments 12 assorted colors in a pack, wood, $42 /2. Belinda Marshall watercolor calendar for 2015 $35 / 3. Ice Cream Print 11 X 14, $42 /4. Wooden cutting board in mint $37 /5. Vine Band 14k gold $368 /6. Gold foil calendar tray for all 12 months (just switch out the inserts each month) $55 / 7. Notebooks $11 each (flamingo, pineapple, toucan) /8. Gold foil matches set of 4 for $16 (Southern, Drink, Hottie, Burning) /9. Willy Nilly art print $100 / 10. Good Things print $25 / 11. Leonie art print $60 / 12. Popsicles print $42.

And many more gorgeous handmade gifts over in my shop right here. I even shopped my own shop (ha ha) to get this great shipping discount since so many of these sellers are overseas so free shipping really works out nice for me. I hope for you, too.

(images linked to their sources above.)

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Jessica Zoob Fabrics + Wallpaper

November 22, 2014

Contemporary, joyful elegant. Those are the best words to describe this gorgeous collaboration between English painter, Jessica Zoob, and textile design firm, Romo Black Edition. I stumbled across her fabrics and cushions thanks to Michael Berger at local antiques dealer Galerie Bongartz – a favorite shop in Hannover with the most gorgeous antiques from Europe expertly curated and on display for purchase. What originally lured me into Galerie Bongartz several years ago was a stunning vintage disco ball hanging near to their entrance – they won’t sell it (or else I would already have it in my home!) but after inquiring about the disco ball, I walked around the shop and fell in love with so many pieces – my current passion is their assortment of convex mirrors.

Jessica Zoob Fabrics + Wallpaper

Fast forward to a month ago or so, when I visited the shop again and Mr. Berger so nicely showed me the most gorgeous cushions, they looked like mini paintings, by Jessica Zoob. Her digitally printed linens, velvets and wallcoverings are simply stunning. Maybe not all together in one space, but definitely scattered here and there throughout a bedroom, living room or entry space. I imagine a solid velvet sofa in a favorite color with a few of her cushions or a big white sofa (like the Ghost from designer Paola Navone) with cushions and perhaps linen panels on the windows.

Jessica Zoob Fabrics + Wallpaper

In this post, I’ve included images of her work and a video with Jessica speaking about her line and inspirations below.

I also had a chance to flip through the Romo for Jessica Zoob wallcoverings and textiles book while there and fell in love with the gorgeous yardage of available textiles in which you could transform your home into a sumptuous painterly oasis. The moment I saw her work I thought of my visits to ABC Carpet & Home and how her work would fit in beautifully in their furniture showroom. I would love to own a few cushions for my living room so I may go back to Galerie Bongartz and indulge a little.

Jessica Zoob Fabrics + Wallpaper

Jessica Zoob Fabrics + Wallpaper

Jessica Zoob Fabrics + Wallpaper

Jessica Zoob Fabrics + Wallpaper

Jessica Zoob Fabrics + Wallpaper

Jessica Zoob Fabrics + Wallpaper

Jessica Zoob Fabrics + Wallpaper

Jessica Zoob Fabrics + Wallpaper

Jessica Zoob Fabrics + Wallpaper

About the artist: Contemporary impressionist painter Jessica Zoob trained at Central School of Art and Nottingham University. She exhibits her work regularly both in the UK and worldwide. Zoob’s paintings create bright new worlds rich in imagination yet gently infused by emotion. Working in collaboration with Romo Black Edition her emotionally charged paintings have translated beautifully onto fabrics, wallcoverings and cushions. This joyous collection includes intricately printed fine linens, striking panels, exquisite velvets, dramatic wallcoverings and divine cushions.

And if you think the linen is gorgeous, you should see these fabrics in velvet – I nearly fainted!

(images: romo)

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Good Design by Lassen

November 20, 2014

Have you ever played “Spot the ____” when you look at blogs, on Pinterest, or in deco mags? Oh my god, try it sometimes, it’s such a riot! Like try “Beni Ourain Rugs” or “Jonathan Adler pottery”, “Eames chairs” or “Tulip Tables”! Trust me, it’s addictive. One thing you’ll see in almost every Danish home mag, and you can definitely play this game when you flip through one, is “Spot the Kubus 4!”. I swear almost every Danish home has the iconic Kubus 4 candle holder from by Lassen. And now, the matching bowls (I want!) as seen in the window below… For fruit, for plants, for your keys, etc.

Good Design by Lassen

I was gifted by a German PR company with a gorgeous copper one after Aidan was born (what a seriously cool baby gift!) and I’ve used at every dinner party or cake and coffee party I’ve hosted since and I’m not even Danish – I just love it! Another Danish trend that could be part of your Spot The… game are boxes stacked and used to store or display things. It seems everyone is making them now and I love the variations on the design by company. For instance, by Lassen has a great collection of them called Frame that have a black outline and come with the option of a black metal base. I find this look very, very cool. Here is the Kubus 4 I was talking about that is available in black, white, copper and some other colors. I just love it. This is my copper one shown in my dining / work studio space.

Good Design by Lassen

Good Design by Lassen

And more furniture and decorating items from by Lassen below… Like these great stools. And there are those Kubus candle holders again, this time in white and the matching Kubus bowls, too.

Good Design by Lassen

Good Design by Lassen

Good Design by Lassen

They also have this wallpaper pattern in 3 different colorways, which is very nice…

Good Design by Lassen

Good Design by Lassen

Good Design by Lassen

Good Design by Lassen

So let me ask you, when you are looking at interior spaces, do you ever spot things that seem to be in everyone’s home? If so, what is it? I’d love to know!

(images: all by lassen except 2nd image, by holly becker)

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Beautiful Barn & Willow Drapes

November 15, 2014

Hello friends! Do you remember how I recently blogged about how I needed something to lightly frame my windows and provide some warmth at night? Well I went for it, I ordered new Belgium-grown flax linen drapes, also woven in Belgium, then sewn to my specs thanks to the lovely Trisha at Barn & Willow and her artisans who did a gorgeous job on my massive windows and double doors leading out to the wintergarten. I can’t wait to redecorate this room now – so I started with my drapes and I’m going to work from there.

Beautiful Barn & Willow Drapes

Beautiful Barn & Willow Drapes

Beautiful Barn & Willow Drapes

I love how they puddle lightly on the floor and the oyster sheer linen is just gorgeous for letting in light but also, at night, this window becomes a big black box so when I close them, the room is cozy and feels so home-y and nice. I wish I could have taken better photos but the house has been so dark for the past few weeks (particularly in the living room) since winter is swiftly approaching and Germany goes under a blanket of gray from now until next March. Thrilling! NOT! So it’s time for candles, good music and decorating the home as this gets me through the dull months.

I love my drapes, don’t you? They are just perfect. They don’t take away from the gorgeous 115 year old doors and windows and they add a beautiful airy vibe. They looked particularly lovely a few weeks ago when it was still sunny and I opened the doors to let the sunlight and breeze from the forest in. I loved the way the linen danced in the air.

Please note: This post is NOT a paid post but was sponsored by Barn & Willow who supplied the drapes with the agreement that if I liked them, I’d install and if not, they’d be returned – no hard feelings. Lucky for us all, I really love them. I’ve been looking for the right drapes and these definitely fit the bill. The rod and rings, in gold, were found on Amazon.de – if anyone living local wants to know more, ask me in the comments section and I’ll leave the link.

(images: holly becker for decor8)

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Kauniste Textiles From Finland

October 17, 2014

Wow, I’m finding so many cute home labels out of Scandinavia + the Nordic countries lately but this one has real legs, it’s a company I can see doing extremely well not only in Europe but Japan, Australia and beyond. I can see my LA friends really getting into this stuff too. Kauniste is an independent textile company in Helsinki, who work with illustrators and artists to combine fresh patterns with good design using traditional manufacturing techniques. I want every pillow and that fab blanket shown in the first photo!

Kauniste Textiles From Finland

Kauniste Textiles From Finland

Kauniste Textiles From Finland

Kauniste Textiles From Finland

Kauniste Textiles From Finland

Kauniste Textiles From Finland

Kauniste Textiles From Finland

Kauniste Textiles From Finland

Kauniste Textiles From Finland

Kauniste Textiles From Finland

Kauniste Textiles From Finland

I love the festive colors and patterns and seriously, I would love to own everything I see. It’s all totally my style. What is also good is that everything is affordable AND you can buy lots of the patterns you see by the meter so you can turn anything into a roman shade, cover a headboard or bench, make a table cloth, etc. for your home. You could even make a pretty A line dress!

I really love what I’m seeing here, don’t you?

(images: kauniste)

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12 Fall Favorites For The Home From Anthropologie

September 18, 2014

I love it when my favorite design gurus talk about what they’re loving for the season! It’s fun to peek into someone else’s shopping bag when you admire their style so much. Would you like to see my 12 favorites for Fall from Anthropologie? I don’t get to their stores much these days – they don’t have any in Germany and up until now they were only in England (but soon to open in Paris), so unless I travel there I’m rarely able to play in their fashion and interiors wonderland for adults. I do shop them online though since they have a German store, but it’s not the same as being immersed in that lush brocante chic experience that is Anthro. Oh well, I’m due a London visit soon anyway. Until then, here is my shopping list for the months ahead…

12 Fall Favorites For The Home From Anthropologie

1.Garden Buzz Shower Curtain, 2. Field Harvest Dinner Plates, 3. Wildlife calendar 2015, 4. Zoology oval rug.

12 Fall Favorites For The Home From Anthropologie

5.Openhouse magazine Volume 1, 6. Waved spectrum coaster, 7. Handwoven Arrow Tapestry, 8. Alicia Galer Barbican Palm.

12 Fall Favorites For The Home From Anthropologie

9.Botanical Print, Ostrich, 10. Bee Colony Wallpaper, 11. Meadow Dusk Duvet and 12. pillows.

Spot any new faves?

(images: anthropologie)

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