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Beaded + Shell Chandeliers

Okay so maybe since it’s nearly November I shouldn’t be thinking about beaded and/or shell anything because that sounds very boho summer on the beach, doesn’t it? But truthfully I’m imagining them as being just as relevant and gorgeous in the colder months too – like now. I don’t know, I just see them as being so cozy in rooms with lots of candles and smooschy pillows with a chunky cableknit throw. And I suddenly want one, again! Again, you say? Well I wanted this one back in 2012. This actually happens to me a lot. I fall in and out of love with stuff. So here is an example of a beaded light that I love…

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This is from a shop that I always visit whenever I’m in Amsterdam called Suhka.

And now that you see a great bead version, let’s talk about shells. I found a shell chandy near my house recently at a store called Looms and it would really work in my living room and introduce a little boho factor. Maybe you can only imagine capiz shell lights as I type this, but let me reassure you that while yes, I love those too, I’m including the mini shells and wooden beaded ones too. So below I’m mixing them all up in some pretty fantastic interiors. And I’d seriously love your opinion –hot or not?

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This is a super mega capiz shell light from Angelika Taschen’s Berlin home from The Selby. Gorgeous but a bit OTT for my humble home. I think it’s as big as my living room.

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These are all cute – not really “me” but cute. Top left: She Made Me // Top right: Wild Poppy Goods // Bottom left: Beach House Lifestyle // Bottom right: Peony Swimwear

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I love seeing one set against a natural background of green, this is in Australia found on The Design Files.

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Out of all of these, I really can see the one shown top left in my home. Or, the bottom right “baby” version – it would be darling in a beach cottage bathroom! Top left: The Decorista // Top right: Wild Poppy Goods // Bottom left: Euro Style Lighting // Bottom right: Pottery Barn Kids

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From the Biskopsgarten shop – swoon! Yes, this is a good one too.

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From Barefoot Styling and holy &$% that thing is massive. It’s a real focal point.

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From MilK Decoration – petite and understated but classy as all hell. That’s Belgium homes for ya. Always interesting and classy.

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From Adore Home magazine – great and very relaxed but not exactly what I’m seeing in my living room. Yet, well… They are nice.

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From MilK Decoration – again in a home in Belgium. Love seeing it mixed with that shelving system. This actually looks really Parisian to me.

Beaded and shell lighting – So HOT or so NOT? Do you like BEADS or SHELLS?

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Posted in Trends on November 02, 2014

Marble, Snakeskin + Mini Trees

Marble is already trending and only growing in strength, at least in my part of the world, but have you seen snakeskin making an appearance? I just noticed it being used as a pattern on pillows and tea cosies over at by nord copenhagen and was impressed. I REALLY like it which surprised me because snake isn’t usually on my radar. I also like the appearance of mini trees again or at least, smallish ones vs. the massive standard American version I grew up around. Seems a smaller tree just may be a big holiday decoration trend again for 2014 as it was last year (remember this post?). What do you think, does marble, snakeskin and mini trees do it for ya? How about pine branches in vases? Thoughts?

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For marble inspiration, visit my pinboard here.

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Posted in Trends on October 07, 2014

Gorgeous Interior Palette For Fall 2014

I’m really feeling green lately you guys! I thought I would share some beautiful finds from Instagram that inspired me this past weekend. Things that really made my heart feel full of joy and loaded with interior inspiration. And perhaps it’s the coming of the holiday season with its evergreen overload, but I adore everything in many shades of green at the moment from pale mint to the deepest emerald. Here are some gorgeous and happy inspirations to encourage you along in the same green direction with a shot of coral, pink and black, and of course, loads of bright clear white. This embodies the perfect interior palette at the moment in my opinion.

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Illustrator Daniela Dahf Henríquez via Little Gatherer

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This is all so crazy pretty right? And be sure to click on all of the links above to discover a ton of great Instagrammers that I follow. And now that I have a new iPhone 6 Plus, I can actually SEE the stuff people post a lot better – so if you’re on the fence about the new 6 Plus then yeah, I can say it’s a big phone BUT if you’re a blogger using it for Pinterest, Instagram and Skype like I do, it’s the bomb diggity!

Hope you are all doing well. xo Holly

Posted in Trends on September 30, 2014

Autumn Interiors 2014

What do Autumn interiors look like this year to you? I created a board so you can peek into my view including some of the photos that I took yesterday in the forest behind my home. Here is a glimpse into my vibe this year for Autumn… I LOVE this mood right now and is the current inspiration behind my living room redecoration project too. Moody, smokey, intense, sensual, nature-inspired and cozy as hell!

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Sania Pell

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Honey Pie Living

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Puur Anders, a creative mintHannah Lemholt, Ginny Branch

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The Smiths (I’m going to see Morrissey in November – yeah!)

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Bees Like Honey

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David Gandy and Bianca Balti for Vogue Mexico Hombre (June 2013) via Habitually Chic

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Does this mood and palette feel like sweater weather to you, too? Moody blues and greens?

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Posted in Trends on September 22, 2014

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