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Lovely Paris Apartment of Paola Navone

June 13, 2017

I just spent an hour wildly researching the source of the first photo found on Pinterest, and decided that after all of that effort, I simply had to share the image with you along with all of the others as it is the Parisian apartment of one of the most famous Italian designers, Paola Navone. It is one of the most beautiful that I’ve come across in awhile. The space is an old converted silk and tobacco factory with hints of Asian and Mediterranean influences. Not sure if Ms. Navone still resides here, but I’m certain if she does, it is altogether different today as it is shown below. A designer is known to change things around frequently and these photos are at least 4 years old. Yet, they still serve as an inspiration to behold and are still so relevant which is always the sign of a good designer or artist. The cheerful colors are so very elegant and made me smile as I recall my week in Milan in April where I saw this cheerfulness in action time and time again – playfulness meets poetic, imagination boldly takes on upper class confidence. It’s so very in at the moment – to be quirky and cheeky but also high end and luxurious! I love the rebellion against what is right and perfect. It’s edgy, bring it on!

Lovely Paris Apartment of Paola Navone

Lovely Paris Apartment of Paola Navone

Lovely Paris Apartment of Paola Navone

Lovely Paris Apartment of Paola Navone

Lovely Paris Apartment of Paola Navone

Lovely Paris Apartment of Paola Navone

Lovely Paris Apartment of Paola Navone

Lovely Paris Apartment of Paola Navone

Lovely Paris Apartment of Paola Navone

Lovely Paris Apartment of Paola Navone

Isn’t this altogether stunning and magnificent? Doesn’t it remind you to live however you want, decorate how you wish, and just love the home you live in?

(Photos: Trendland)






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Farrow & Ball Wallpaper In My Living Room

June 8, 2017

I’m off to Hamburg today but first, I have to show you something that I’m very excited about! My wallpaper! I worked on a beautiful project for Farrow & Ball that gave me a chance to select any wallpaper for my home that I wanted for one room, so I scooped up the Hornbeam pattern shown below. Why? It’s neutral, understated and just so pretty – I kept going back to it again and again. I love that it goes with anything. I wanted time to live with the wallpaper before reviewing it here on my blog to see how it would look over time – would it stand up, would it peel, would it fade, could I still even live with it after time passed… In fact, that was always my decorating fear. Choosing a pattern and then feeling stuck with it or getting sick of it in a month. Luckily, I chose the perfect pattern for me because I actually like it more today than I did when we had it installed – and I loved it then!

Farrow & Ball Wallpaper In My Living Room

When I was looking for the right pattern, I made of short list of what I wanted. First, it needed to have a natural, organic pattern. We live on the border of a massive forest in the city, so it needed to feel urban enough but also forest-y. I also didn’t want anything geometric and whatever pattern I went with had to complement the ginko leaf stucco on the ceiling. Another essential was that it needed to be strong and somewhat thick because the walls are 117 years old and not perfectly smooth. We smoothed them out but still, you can’t get perfect in a home this old. I also wanted it to feel a bit feminine and curvy. I know that sounds strange, but the windows and the room itself has a lot of lines. The room itself is a massive rectangle. That’s why I went with a soft, feather pendent light to work with the wallpaper and soften the lines of the room too. Another must was that it can’t fade and in this spot in my living room, wallpaper is prone to fading because it’s in the sun all day long (I never close my linen curtains). Hornbeam ticked off all the boxes, so I ordered it!

After two years the wallpaper looks the same as it did the day we installed it – the color and pattern are still perfect.But the wallpaper did exactly what I set out for it to do.

Farrow & Ball is a gorgeous company through and through but keep in mind that it’s not budget. It will not be at the same price point as something Made in China or in some massive factory. I toured their small but mighty workshop in southern England (remember this post?), met their Head of Creative, Charlotte Crosby and watched their elaborate process for both making paint and producing wallpaper – it’s intensive, expensive to manufacturer, and they have to employ true experts to work on every part of the process. I met many workers in the factory and all were like a part of the F&B family; their pride was evident. I left with nothing but respect for the brand.

Thing is, when you make something time-consuming, beautiful and of quality, and have to pay experts to make it, your products will not (and should not) be at the same price as what is cheaply made in sweat shops. That is the beauty of Farrow & Ball, it is a pure luxury to have them in your home and you take pride in that ownership. It’s not just wallpaper or paint, it’s Farrow & Ball wallpaper and paint produced in England by a company who really, truly loves what they do.

Here is the Hornbeam BP 5002 wallpaper in my living room, shown throughout this post. While I’m currently on the hunt to add-in some art and a few pieces of furniture, I am very happy with how the wall looks. It’s just the right amount of pattern without overwhelming my moody and calm living room.

Farrow & Ball Wallpaper In My Living Room

Farrow & Ball Wallpaper In My Living Room

Farrow & Ball Wallpaper In My Living Room

Farrow & Ball Wallpaper In My Living Room

If you have a copy of my latest book, Decorate For a Party, this room may feel familiar to you. You can see it in the book only not as a living room. For the party theme in the book, I transformed this space =into a dining room and worked the theme around the Hornbeam-patterned wallpaper. This paper works beautifully in any room of the home.

I hope that you like my choice, it was definitely a great pick and came out exactly how I had envisioned it. My next goal: Add color to the room through accessories. I really want a cozy new sofa, more comfortable chairs, a large round white marble coffee table, art for above the sofa, new table lighting, new sofa side table. What will I do with everything currently here? Move it to another room and use in other ways, of course. But the wallpaper STAYS.

Thank you Farrow & Ball for the beautiful wallpaper, what a truly lovely statement it makes in my space.

(Photography: Holly Becker for decor8)






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8 Ways To Transform Nursery to Kid’s Room

June 7, 2017

Hello everyone, I hope you’re doing good. I’m heading off to Hamburg in the morning so before I go, I thought I’d share a project that I recently finished and photographed to appear in a big magazine later this year – my little boy’s updated bedroom! I took it from being a baby nursery to a room fit for a three-year-old boy complete with a new bed, some new art, a drawing table, new rug and a few other things you may spot that are a little different from before. I love how it came out.

8 Ways To Transform Nursery to Kid's Room

I’ve not changed much in his bedroom since I designed his nursery (before and after here) but I did exchange his crib for the beautiful Wood Day Bed from Oliver Furniture (which we love) and I added a small table with a bench from Bloomingville along with a Bloomingville wooden toy box on wheels (not shown). I also mixed new rugs, linen curtains, new bedding, a few new cushions and I switched up the art on one of his walls. So I guess I did change a few things! It really needed a facelift and he was so happy when he saw the finished results! I imagine his room will stay this way (more or less) for another 3-4 years, and then we’ll update again with new wallpaper on the back wall, new paint, new scheme… But for now, this room is definitely made to grow with him.

8 Ways To Transform Nursery to Kid's Room

Ready to check out his updated room with my 8 steps? It’s very gender neutral, so it’s great for a boy or girl!

  1. Switch out the crib with an adaptable, quality bed. I didn’t want to buy a toddler bed, then have to buy a twin bed or a full bed a few years later, too much shopping! We opted for the Wood Day Bed from Oliver Furniture because it’s made very well, handmade in fact, and is a beautiful Danish design so if he tires of it in a few years, it will fit beautifully into my guest bedroom where I currently have a very boring twin bed. This day bed also has an organic allergy-free mattress and an extra insert to extend the current mattress with any extra peice, so when he is taller, the day bed grows with him – the frame pulls apart and you place in two new railings. Then it’s the length of a normal twin size bed.
  2. Update the bedding. This is such an easy but dramatic change because the modern bunny pattern still works with the wallpaper yet makes the room look like it’s a for an older child now and not a baby.
  3. Update the art. Also easy. You don’t have to change or get rid of everything, of course, but swap out prints and just move things around. The papier mâché mask went from over his changing table to above his bookcase. The wall chart stayed because he still likes it and I knew when I first put it in his nursery that we could keep it for years before the cars and superheros posters take over. Some of the art I just taped to the walls with washi tape just as before when I put together his nursery. Washi tape lasts for years, at least the MT Tape brand, so prints won’t fall off the wall no matter how humid or cold the room gets.
  4. Add curtains that hang to the floor. I like these because they are linen and light, but also block out the light even during bright daylight. I opted for a black trim on the curtains to make them look a bit more grown up so he’ll hopefully keep them for years and if he doesn’t, I can easily pop them into the guest room or another spot in my home. I always think like this when I shop – where else can I use the item if I tire of it in the room I’m buying it for today? It’s a great thing to do when you shop, especially for the investment pieces like drapes. Can you imagine them in another room or reimagine as a shower curtain, cafe curtain, pillow covers or a bench cover?
  5. Work table – a must! A baby isn’t able to sit on a bench and color but a little child loves being creative so give them space to do so in their room on a little table, mine is from Bloomingville. I have two benches for this table but the other one stays in the guest room with plants on it for now, but when he’s friends come by and they all want to sit at the table, I can pull the second bench out and they can go at it. He also loves that he can pick up the bench and move it around his room. He likes to move it below his window so he can peek outside throughout the day.
  6. New rugs for playing. I picked up a flat weave rug so he can race his cars on it and also be comfortable since the floors are hardwood, but I also exchanged the fluffy flokati rug I had in his nursery for a flat surface, but still cozy to sit and place legos on. You can’t play legos on a deep, fluffy rug! I imagine I’ll change the rug again in a year or two, but this one was under 100 Euros and can go into another room in my home or I can give it away to a friend.
  7. Flexible dresser/changing table top. I was THRILLED that I ordered a changing table/dresser combo from Oliver Furniture before he was born because the changing surface came off easily and now he still has the lovely white dresser that he’s had for over three years now. I lost the handles though (I took them out when he was crawling and emptying out the drawers constantly) and haven’t found them since so now I am looking for new pulls. But other than that, the dresser is still in beautiful condition and we really love it. He can keep this dresser for years and years, and it’s wood so we can paint it black when he goes through his teen angst years or whatever. ha ha!
  8. Restyle things. Move stuff around and add in new things that your child loves and plays with. Don’t be afraid to move out the baby stuff – even if you can’t part with it yet, store things someplace until you are ready to pass them on to another child or maybe your own next child! I switched around things on his bookcase and on the shelves over his dresser that paint of a picture of his life today.

8 Ways To Transform Nursery to Kid's Room

Updated bedding

8 Ways To Transform Nursery to Kid's RoomNew curtains, table and chairs

8 Ways To Transform Nursery to Kid's Room

Updated art above bookcase

8 Ways To Transform Nursery to Kid's Room

8 Ways To Transform Nursery to Kid's Room

Updated rugs, new bed, new laundry basket, new lamp

8 Ways To Transform Nursery to Kid's Room

His shelves now have more personal things inside included his wrist band from his birth, birthday candles, gifts from friends, things I’ve made, his belly button clamp from infancy, etc.

8 Ways To Transform Nursery to Kid's Room

Now for a little shopping list!

Also, you can shop more of my favorite things for kids at Bitte where I have my very own shopping page set up.

Thank you so much Oliver Furniture for donating the beautiful bed and to Bloomingville for the table and bench – and to all of my readers, if there is anything I’ve missed, please let me know. I’m so happy that I could share this space with all of you today – it makes me so proud and is truly one of the happiest rooms in my home.

Holly

(Photography: Holly Becker for decor8)






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14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo

May 31, 2017

Hey, hey, hey! Have you noticed? Terrazzo is trending and I love it. I found so many examples of this trend over the past year while attending Europe’s largest design fairs. Are you seeing more and more Terrazzo where you live too? Today I have pulled together some ways to use it in your home, from the real deal (flooring) to patterns on objects for the home, including textiles. But first, how about a little design lesson, what is terrazzo exactly?

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo

For those of you who aren’t sure, terrazzo is, “A composite material, poured in place or precast, which is used for floor and wall treatments. It consists of chips of marble, quartz, granite, glass, or other suitable material, poured with a cementitious binder. Metal strips divide sections, or changes in color or material in a pattern. Additional chips may be sprinkled atop the mix before it sets. After it is cured, it is ground and polished smooth or otherwise finished to produce a uniformly textured surface.” – Wikipedia.

Now let’s explore some modern ways to use it in the home AND see some beautiful examples of it on floors, too. For more inspo, visit and pin from my Pinterest board: Terrazzo Trend.

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo1. Terrazzo coffee table from Anthropologie

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo2. Terrazzo kitchen floors and counter, House Deurne by MADE Architects/Olmo Peeters (also shown in opening photo and below).

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo3. Terrazzo-patterned shower curtain, Urban Outfitters

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo4. The home of Nikki McCullagh in Venice, Italy courtesy of The WSJ

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo5. Overscale terrazzo floor from AREA Architecture

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo6. Paradiso is a coffee shop in Geneva, photographer Miguel Guzman, from Divisare.

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo7. Besler​ ​&​ ​Sons bookends

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo8. Handmade terrazzo bowls and serving boards at 12Thirteen Store

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo9. Terrazzo pencils from HAY

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo10. Terrazzo table base from HAY

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo11. Terrazzo wallpaper from PaperMint

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo12. Terrazzo Max Lamb countertop, London, Play Associates

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo13. Oliver Bonas terrazzo lamp and pillow

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo14. Maison Kitsune terrazzo heaven in Paris (I was there in March, it’s better in person!)

Have you seen an terrazzo inspo lately that caught you eye? I’d love to see more of it, I think it’s absolutely great – it’s like crazy confetti and looks so cheerful to me. Let’s hear it for terrazzo – the forgotten flooring that’s making a strong comeback and not just for floors, but in interiors objects and fashion too.

See you tomorrow with a post about how I turned my son’s nursery into a big boy’s room!

Holly






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Sé Ensemble Interiors + Meeting Pavlo Schtakleff

May 30, 2017

While in Milan last month on assignment for Kvadrat, my mission was to spot the trends and let my inspirations be my guide. Not a particularly hard job after you’ve been in the design industry actively for over a decade, especially in Milan! I recall quite a few experiences there that left me breathless, but the first was Sé Ensemble and the work of Founder/Director Pavlo Schtakleff which I’ll share with you today. Pavlo is such an inspiration – you must know more about him and Sé Ensemble! But first, some visuals…

Sé Ensemble Interiors + Meeting Pavlo Schtakleff

In warm, sunny Milan on a beautiful terrace complete with sunshine and birdsong, I chatted with Pavlo to learn more about his background, his brand, and the rooms he’d created with his team for Galleria Rossana Orlandi, his second year in a row. Under his direction, an inspiring and gorgeous “show” apartment in Galleria Rossana Orlandi was beautifully designed and curated with Sé Ensemble furnishings along with contributions from some of his dearest friends to include wallpaper, artwork, mobiles, rugs and more. When I walked in, I was instantly aware of my senses – the way I felt, the way the space felt, the dazzling display of color and pattern, texture and the overall beauty of it all… Ahhhh. I’ve included a glimpse of what this apartment looked like inside as I walked around… Dazzling!

Sé Ensemble Interiors + Meeting Pavlo Schtakleff

Pavlo and I on the terrace

Sé Ensemble Interiors + Meeting Pavlo Schtakleff

The front sitting room

Sé Ensemble Interiors + Meeting Pavlo Schtakleff

The fitting room

Sé Ensemble Interiors + Meeting Pavlo Schtakleff

Dining room

Sé Ensemble Interiors + Meeting Pavlo Schtakleff

Sé Ensemble Interiors + Meeting Pavlo Schtakleff

Sé Ensemble Interiors + Meeting Pavlo Schtakleff

It was a genuine “experience” to see the collections of Sé Ensemble in a series of four rooms. The overall atmosphere made you feel like you had stepped into someone’s private space. I loved the idea of this apartment, to not only show one collection but also to bring in other designers who inspire Pavlo to be part of this curated apartment. I’m always proud to see creative people in the interior design sector collaborating and finding success together. This is not so common in the world of fashion, to see designers supporting other designers, people who are happy to bring smaller labels into the light. Pavlo’s genuine community spirit was obvious when we spoke, his ego doesn’t drive his work – his passion and interest in design and creative people push him forward.

Pavlo was one of the best interviews I’ve had in awhile because he was so genuine, down-to-earth and open-minded – his relaxed nature the sign of a confident man who knows what he wants and even when he doesn’t, he is confident he’ll figure it out. A true entrepreneur. He was warm and welcoming to both my assistant and I; we even had the chance to join him, his wife Amalia and his hilariously funny French agent Daniel Cuzon-Verrier for dinner on the same day. Long story short,  we were roaming the center of Milan searching for a restaurant that wasn’t fully booked, when we spotted one that looked perfect and in the doorway was Pavlo! He recognized us, asked if we’d like to share a table, and the rest is history. Once you break bread with a someone, you definitely see “them”, which made me even more determined to share  Sé Ensemble with all of you.

Sé Ensemble Interiors + Meeting Pavlo SchtakleffLet’s revisit the apartment and the memorable time that I spent in Sé Ensemble‘s universe for another moment, shall we? The sheer experience of walking through each room was one I’ll remember for months to come as the overall vibe was warm, cozy, glamorous and eclectic but with a definite red thread that ran through each object connecting them to the overall scheme. As a details person myself, I instantly noticed the attention to detail placed in the overall decor, from the scented candles to the gorgeous overflowing arrangements of fresh flowers, decorative objects and plants. The result was a sensual, tactile experience that didn’t feel pretentious or too posh. The color palette was stunning and on-trend in rust, teal, brass, blush, salmon, blue and black.

My favorite room was the dining room and the first living room in the front, with the ivory sofa. I still dream about the series of three marble sofa tables in that room because I have been hunting for the perfect sofa table for so long and there it was in the most unexpected of places! My next favorite room was the dining room – the mobile twinkling in the sunlight, the massive floral arrangement, stunning artwork and those chairs! The chairs stole the show. I could have moved in to this space without hesitation. You know that feeling, right? It was that kind of space – cozy AND glamorous, two words you rarely hear in the same sentence when describing a room.

Along with the collections of Sé Ensemble, rooms were filled with La Manufacture Cogolin rugs, artisanal wallpapers by Calico Wallpaper in Brooklyn, and metal sculptures by Ane Christensen whom I had a nice chat with last year while attending a craft fair in London. I’ve linked a complete source list below if you’d like to view all of the designers and artists who were part of this collaborative design experience.

Sé Ensemble Interiors + Meeting Pavlo SchtakleffBefore I wrap up, let’s chat briefly about Pavlo himself now that you had a virtual visit to the Sé Ensemble apartment (if you’d like to download the apartment tour as a PDF, click here). Pavlo founded Sé over a decade ago after working in furniture sales in New York for Flou, where he established their first US store, their largest worldwide. He then returned to Europe and connected with a man who would become his new business partner, Marc Sharifi, who wanted to partner on a furniture venture together. Pavlo had a vision to start a furniture line so it made sense to work with Marc and jump on the chance. He thought to bring some of the world’s most talented designers together to build a single brand of gorgeously curated design objects – Sé was a result of that vision. Through his company, he works mainly with French designer Damien Langlois-Meurinne, Slovenia-based Nika Zupanc and Spanish-born Jaime Hayon (who was one of the most talked about designers at the Salone this year) and his small staff, including his wife Amalia, based in London where they have a new flagship showroom on Fulham Road.

As Director, Pavlo works closely with the London team and his satellite design team on a collection and simultaneously employs the best European crafters and artisans (read more about their production here) to form each piece using the best materials, most recently in Slovenia. The strong lean to Hollywood Regency is clear but to my American eye, much fresher as he and his team bring their unique European design sensibility to the collections through a “less is more” aesthetic, clean lines, fine craftsmanship and that forever coveted casual European elegance.

In summary, I hope you have enjoyed learning more about this brand today and are inspired by what you see, along with the apartment, and that you’ll visit Sé Ensemble online to peruse their beautiful work. Before I went to Milan, I was suffering design burn-out. I felt like I’d seen it all and was getting really bored with the direction interiors seemed to be taking (overly minimalist or super brashy/color chaos) but Milan was the cure and I have Sé to thank for being a big part of that since I’ve been buzzing around with new creative energy and vision ever since. Grazie Milano.

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(images: with permission from sé ensemble)






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My Urban Kitchen + The Stelton Emma Pitcher

May 24, 2017

Hello friends! Do you want to see a room in my house that I never, ever show? MY KITCHEN. And even now, I’m just giving you a behind-the-curtains peek. Maybe I’ll show more on my Instagram soon… But for now, this is my blue, Nordic-inspired, kitchen. And the best part? I’ve filled it with things that I love like the new Emma Pitcher from Stelton along with their glasses and concave vases, all linked at the bottom of this post.

My Urban Kitchen + The Stelton Emma Pitcher

I love combining budget pieces with nicer, well-made ones to create a space that works for me and my family. Take for instance my kitchen. I have affordable cabinets from a big box store, a custom counter from a local kitchen store, inexpensive shelves and paint on the walls from a very exclusive paint brand. I think the paint was more expensive than the countertop! And the countertop was more expensive than the shelves. While it may seem my priorities are whack, I know what I want. I can get white cabinets from anywhere but I can’t always find the perfect paint color that speaks to my heart. My heart leads when I’m decorating, always.

Maybe you are the same? Even when it comes to my wallet, I don’t mind spending a little more on things that make me happy, even if it means saving up for them. That is why my next investment will be a home that I own so I can build the kitchen of my dreams. Fingers crossed. But until that day, I take pride in what I have and make my urban rental my own. One way I do this is to only purchase what I plan to use and love, but also things that I can see loving a year or two from now. I’m trying hard to be less wasteful when it comes to everything in my life, especially with material possessions. I don’t need 20 bottles of perfume and 200 vases stored in my home, do I? But I do need functional objects in my kitchen that I use each day and enjoy, and if they are not cheap, even better – because then I will keep them for longer and they won’t break and end up in the trash can.

My Urban Kitchen + The Stelton Emma Pitcher

This is why I love Danish design and always go back to it, even after periods when I get a little tired of seeing it, I return again and again. It seems the Danes have a keen eye for detail, beauty, all things natural, craftsmanship, simplicity, and functional.

If you’ve not heard of Copenhagen-based brand Stelton, then you have to check out their website and see for yourself how right the Danish do it. I have many Stelton products in my kitchen and enjoy them year after year. I given Stelton as gifts to friends for special occasions, my friend who recently bought her first home was gifted a copper Stelton copper EM77, for instance. I know she will love it for many years and use it. I know it won’t break in a month or even a year from now.

If you notice in this post, you will see my current favorite product from them – the Stelton Emma Pitcher. It was designed by Sebastian Holmbäck and Ulrik Nordentoft, who met while attending the Danish Design School. A decade after school, they founded their own design studio, HolmbäckNordentoft, and collaborated with Stelton to create products like the Emma Pitcher, available in gray and blue. The Emma Pitcher has a 50s Danish vibe but incorporates modern materials like stainless steel and a coated beechwood handle. I love how these designers have made this classic design fresh and new.

When I use the Pitcher at home, I like to place the optional top on it (made for refrigerator-use) and store herb-infused or fruit-infused water. My goal is to drink one pitcher per day now that I have Emma in my life. Today, I have mint in my water with some fresh ginger and lemon. Tomorrow, I may opt for raspberries and mint. This Pitcher if perfect for me to meet my goal to drink more water each day.

My Urban Kitchen + The Stelton Emma Pitcher

My Urban Kitchen + The Stelton Emma Pitcher

You can see in my kitchen, complete with my generic inexpensive cabinets, what happens when you mix in well-crafted and beautiful things to your interiors like Stelton products, the overall look goes from budget to personal and even a bit classy. Plus, these iconic brands make an impression on you and your guests each time you use them. They just feel better. People notice them when they visit, and you can tell them a little about them. In some ways, it’s the difference between owning a fancy car and very inexpensive, no-frills car – the fancy car gives you a lot more to talk about – not brag, just to discuss. I like that about owning nice things.

My Urban Kitchen + The Stelton Emma Pitcher

It’s not about showing off, because my friends know me better than that anyway… But it is about showing that you care about having a few good pieces because they make you happy to just own them and share them with guests, too. I also like having some things that not everyone else has. If it sounds pretentious, well fair enough. But being pretentious is to pretend you have something better than you really do. But if you DO have good things and you’re not pretending, then you are not pretentious are you? You just like what you like and quality, long-lasting pieces come with a price. They don’t have to be expensive, but they also won’t be from the dollar store. The older I get, the more I require good products in my life. I don’t want to be surrounded by things that break easily or end up in the trash in six months. Quality over quantity wins.

My Urban Kitchen + The Stelton Emma Pitcher

 Shown above from Stelton:

On my wishlist from Stelton:

More glasses because 4 isn’t enough, a press coffee maker and the coffee grinder – would love to start making coffee at home like this vs. using the Nepresso.

For a limited time, you can WIN the #EmmaPitcher by signing up for the Stelton newsletter here (wait for the pop-up in the lower right).

I hope you have enjoyed seeing a view of my kitchen and these products that I love so much.

Psst: Need some Kitchen inspiration? Here you go: IKEA Kitchen Hack, 8 Design Tips For a Modern Country Kitchen, A Kitchen I Designed At IMM Cologne.

(Note: This post has been sponsored by Stelton, a friend of mine for several years who is very supportive of decor8 and the work that I do. It’s through occasional sponsors like Stelton that I can keep working full-time in a creative profession that I love, support my family, and keep decor8 ad-free. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. I only review what I own, use and love.)






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