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Arro Home Design

August 22, 2014

I found out lately about Arro Home on Instagram and oh my goodness I had to bookmark them so I’d remember to share with all of you. They are this wickedly cute design label out of Australia who ship worldwide and just have the most joyful and festive homewares stuff ever. Check them out.

Arro Home Design

Arro Home Design

Arro Home Design

Arro Home Design

Arro Home Design

Arro Home Design

 

Arro Home Design

 

Arro Home Design

Arro Home Design
My wish list: Dot Dash cloth napkins, Bowtie tea towels, pink lunch plate, pink snack plate, pink stripe beaker, pink stripe mug, apple cushionmicroscope cushion and all of the fun pillowcases.But most of all, I would love to own the Stepped Cross Quilt. Swoon.

What do you see that lights your fire?

(images: arro home)

 

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Happy French Gang + Free Shipping Until August 17th!

August 12, 2014

I’m so excited to introduce you to a new artist I’m currently supporting in my shop, textile artist Sandra from Happy French Gang. This is a label that this creative talent launched just last year. Her collection of yummy textiles – swaddle blankets, curtains, bunting, throws, pillows, bedspreads, etc. combine her laid back coastal California lifestyle with her French sense of chic. She makes all of her products by hand in San Francisco and dyes them in fabulous ways to create dreamy tints and tones of delicious sorbet hues with super bright edges, which is a fantastic little detail that I adore.

Happy French Gang + Free Shipping Until August 17th!

Happy French Gang + Free Shipping Until August 17th!

Happy French Gang + Free Shipping Until August 17th!

I personally love and want the curtains custom made (which she offers) for my window and a big, fat blanket for Autumn!

If you buy anything from my shop until August 17th, whether it’s from Happy French Gang or another independent artist, then shipping is 100% free no matter where you live on this big happy planet. So…. Check out my shop to see what I’m stockin’ and load up now on handmade goods while shipping is free. Have fun!

(images: happy french gang)

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Bloomingville Autumn/Winter 2014-15

August 5, 2014

I love sharing with you all of the companies that I shop at over here in Europe. I know that it may be frustrating for those of you living stateside who do not have access to buying these products, however I remember when I lived in Boston and read blogs based in Europe – I loved seeing what was going on in foreign markets and also catching what was on trend there. It gave me excellent and interesting decorating ideas that I felt no one else had in my local area. That is why I was living in Boston decorating with European touches since the 90s, I was locked into international magazines that I would buy at Barnes & Noble and then later, I started reading European blogs. This all broadened my view and definitely helped me to not only sharpen my eye for design but also to find my personal style. I’m hoping posts like this, now that I’m living in Europe, do the same for those of you who don’t have exposure to the same things in your part of the world. Remember, keep an open mind. You may also find similar products where you live and a post like this can help you see how to put things together a little differently than what magazines are showing where you live. It’s fun to try new ideas and to stand out from the pack. At least, I always liked it.

Bloomingville Autumn/Winter 2014-15

So there’s this company, Bloomingville, that is based in Denmark but is a huge name in Germany… And I really like many of their products. I don’t own many, just a few ceramic cups and two pendant lamps in my hallway, but I’m very pleased with what I do have so I can vouch for their quality and style. In this post, I’m giving you a glimpse of their A/W 2014-15 catalog. You can see more online here. For the upcoming season you’ll spot lots of pastel blue and violet, gold, copper, marble, natural wood and shots of gray and black. Not your traditional Autumn/Winter colors in North America, I know, but in Scandinavia and Northern Germany, even in the Netherlands, this palette is much more common since we have less light during the cold months so these colors keep our rooms light and bright as it can feel really heavy and depressing otherwise.

Bloomingville Autumn/Winter 2014-15

Bloomingville Autumn/Winter 2014-15

Bloomingville Autumn/Winter 2014-15

Bloomingville Autumn/Winter 2014-15

Bloomingville Autumn/Winter 2014-15

Bloomingville Autumn/Winter 2014-15

Bloomingville Autumn/Winter 2014-15

Bloomingville Autumn/Winter 2014-15

Bloomingville Autumn/Winter 2014-15

Bloomingville Autumn/Winter 2014-15

Bloomingville Autumn/Winter 2014-15

Bloomingville Autumn/Winter 2014-15

Bloomingville Autumn/Winter 2014-15

Do you see any products that you’re dreaming of? My wish list: Gold skull, marble gemstone candle holders, plywood and blue side tables for my bedroom, rattan seating for my wintergarten and an organic-shaped marble cutting board to serve cheese and some plant pots.

What color schemes are you seeing in interiors where you live? Are pastels big at all?

(images: bloomingville)

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House Doctor Moments Collection A/W 2014

July 31, 2014

House Doctor has done it again with another pretty collection for Autumn/Winter 2014 with their Moments collection. I think it’s very smart and sophisticated, understated, simple and cool. Colors range from rose to cool blue, mossy and teal greens, yellow and smokey gray. For materials, you have copper, gold, brass and marble along with wood, in particular, plywood. Christmas looks very casual again this year in Scandinavian design and since House Doctor is Danish, they are leading the pack with simplicity and pared down decor for the ho-ho-holidays. Lanterns a-glow, metal and wire, hand-blown glass, baskets (for displaying fir trees large and small). I really love this collection. Here are 12 photos from House Doctor that I am able to share with you to tickle your design fancy. To see more, visit their online catalog here.

House Doctor Moments Collection A/W 2014

House Doctor Moments Collection A/W 2014

House Doctor Moments Collection A/W 2014

 

This sofa above is a personal favorite. Do you like it too?

House Doctor Moments Collection A/W 2014

House Doctor Moments Collection A/W 2014

 

I like seeing a simple fir tree in a big skinny two-tone basket, don’t you?

House Doctor Moments Collection A/W 2014

House Doctor Moments Collection A/W 2014

 

Really crushing on this light fixture and sofa combo. Perhaps for my studio makeover? Hmmm.

House Doctor Moments Collection A/W 2014

 

This rose and that tealish chair make me squirm in my, ahem, seat. Lovely!

House Doctor Moments Collection A/W 2014

 

I know this is being shown as a dining table but I’m thinking of this for my new desk. What do you think of that? I also love that they took 3 lights and turned them into a big bubble cluster. In real life though, I have no clue how I’d install that in my house – how do you merge 3 lights into one anyway?

House Doctor Moments Collection A/W 2014

House Doctor Moments Collection A/W 2014

 

Shelving I’m considering for my new office. 

House Doctor Moments Collection A/W 2014

 

See anything you fancy?

(images, house doctor)

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Special Edition Olli + Ella Rug

July 28, 2014

Yeah, I know, I know. I am going to show you something in my shop. Horror! But I must disclose that this came about by the demands of my readers, not from me so maybe it won’t feel so commercial and evil now that you know that. Ok, so I posted this rug that I co-designed for Olli + Ella for Aidan’s nursery and the internet blew up (in a good way) because so many people wanted this rug – the room tour even ended up in magazines (Fit Pregnancy in the US and Luna Mum in Germany) and online over at Apartment Therapy. It wasn’t available because it was a custom job BUT for the next 25 days in my little shop you can buy it! And yes, I earn a wee commission if it sells which may earn me a dinner out… I’m not going to buy a yacht so I can go blog on the Riviera. But I want to at least notify you guys since so many loved the rug in my nursery reveal, so now you can have a chance to own a rug that I worked on designing the colorway of. That’s pretty cool, I’m proud of it!

Special Edition Olli + Ella Rug

Special Edition Olli + Ella Rug

Details: Colors – A little monty aqua, a splash of ecru, a hint of white, some sunny yellow and a dash of our warm musk. Size – 100cm diameter. Material – 100% wool. HANDMADE IN ENGLAND.

Psst: You can also buy the matching felt ball garland too for BOYS (or girls) or for GIRLS (or boys!!). Get your rug on right here.

(images: thorsten becker)

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Lorna Syson – Put A Bird On It!

July 24, 2014

I heard about Lorna Syson during the same time last summer but I was too pregnant and too sick with pregnancy illness to pay any attention to her lovely email. Such a shame. Thankflly, she’d not given up on me and was in contact again just recently to announce a few new additions to her homewares collection.

Lorna Syson - Put A Bird On It!

I think the little birds are so darling and I like the bold color blocking on pillows and lampshades too. With wallpaper, pillows, lampshades, fabrics, cards and prints, there is a little something for everyone. Have a look…

Lorna Syson - Put A Bird On It!
Lorna Syson - Put A Bird On It!
Lorna Syson - Put A Bird On It!
Lorna Syson - Put A Bird On It!
Lorna Syson - Put A Bird On It!

And do you remember when everyone online was saying, “Put a bird on it”, because of that episode on Portlandia? I think it’s so true, you can put a bird on something and it’s an instant winner and I don’t mean that in a negative way – it’s so true. Just today, my Bramley Tote diaper bag from Pink Lining arrived that I bought online recently, and I squeeeeealed with delight. Why? It has owls ALL OVER IT. See what I mean (here)?

So yeah, these Lorna homegoods make me happy, too. Birds! Weeee!

(Photos: Yeshen Venema)

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