We’ve all spotted the Norm 03 light designed by Britt Kornum before, but usually in contemporary spaces with clean lines and lots of furniture from stores like DWR and BoConcept. Isn’t it refreshing to see the Norm 03 in a cottage home, the abode of our blog of the week, Dutch blogger Yvestown?
It’s always exciting to see homeowners who know how to create healthy tension in a space by mixing something contemporary (and unexpected) into a more cottage, bohemian decor. It’s a fusion that I’m drawn to constantly, one that I’ve admired since I was in my teens, when I first starting purchasing design magazines and books and going back and forth to England. I find that there’s a definite ‘art’ to merging several styles together, vintage and modern, and I’ve decided that our European friends must have this talent hardwired into their genetic blueprint because they effortlessly nail it time and time again.
Psst: Click here to see more gorgeousness inside of the Yvestown home.
(image from yvestown)
Chad wrote in from FinnStyle to announce their online Marimekko clearance sale, starting today! If you’re a Marimekko fan, here’s your chance to score some great prints at terrific prices. Enjoy!
(images from finnstyle)
Kandi from Oslo has the sweetest little blog and now, an etsy store called The Little Kandi Shop where she sells her prints. Isn’t it great how some of her images contain lights that illuminate on her cute little characters?
(images from the little kandi shop)
If you’re looking for a few good mid century finds, Victory Vintage in Georgia just listed some exceptional finds today on their website. I’m keen on their customized card catalog coffee tables. Aren’t these the coolest?
(images from victory vintage)
I’m finding myself so attracted to mixing colorful fruit stripes and zig zag prints with ethnic florals lately, especially in apple greens and Palm Beach pinks. Reminds me of days spent growing up on the coast of South Carolina… I discovered Alpa Mistry lately, and thought you’d like the mix of colors in her palette, which I think would look amazing paired with florals in the same colorways. I also love the idea of weaving ties to create a chair seat or art for the walls, something that came to mind the moment I spotted her glorious selection of ties.
(images from alpa mistry)
While some are out enjoying a beautiful summer day, I’m home working like a mad woman [insert poor whiney voice here], putting the finishing touches on a trend report for HGTV. While taking a mini break, I decided to check in on Virginia Johnson to see what she’s up to lately. Oh. My. Goodness. My day is made. You can now purchase all of her textiles online. I have to share! Isn’t this great? I’ve been trying to decide on the fabrics that I want to use for the Amy Butler gumdrop pillow that I plan to make in July, but now that I found all of Virginia’s textiles online (super easy to order), I’m going to jump in and just go for it. Aren’t these exuberant colors simply intoxicating?
(images from Virginia Johnson)