A Converted Factory in Amsterdam

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When I was writing the previous post about intimate terraces I again bumped into a photo of a lovely terrace that is part of a splendid loft in Amsterdam. Not only because I absolutely worship lofts but also because the Jordaan is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Amsterdam, I decided to show you over this fantastic home in the following post. So here we go…
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A Marvelous Californian Home

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Today I brought you a gorgeous two-storey Spanish Colonial Revival-style house in Los Angeles to demonstrate how original architectural details can be in perfect harmony with contemporary furnishing and pop art. This beautiful home with a peculiar Tuscan/Spanish vibe consists of eight bedrooms, a pool, and a garden bursting with pudgy pomegranates, glossy avocados, a regal fig tree, wild strawberries and an organic vegetable patch complete with a selection of herbs. Its two owners – a couple with Canadian roots – completely renovated the house before moving in. They kept the original details but perked the interior up with pop art pieces, design classics,  and other contemporary furnishing hence creating an amazing home. Continue Reading

Best of Eero Saarinen

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Finnish American Eero Saarinen (1910- 1961) is one of the most famous architects and industrial designers of the 20th century. The simple, sweeping, arching structural curves characterizing his pieces cannot be mistaken for anything else. Even though he was a great architect as well, Saarinen is mostly known for his iconic furnitures. The most popular ones were “Womb” chair and ottoman (from 1948), the “Womb” settee (from 1950), side- and armchairs (from 1948–1950), and of course the “Tulip” or “Pedestal” group (from 1956), which featured side- and armchairs, dining, coffee and side tables, as well as stool. All of his chairs are produced by Knoll furniture company, founded by Hans Knoll (who married by the way Saarinen family friend Florence (Schust) Knoll).

When I found those nice Saarinen redo-s on Chairloom’s website while writing the previous post (see the image below) I knew I would dedicate this post to him, because I admire his oeuvre so much.

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The ever-changing Stylish Home(s) of Hanne Berzant

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Hanne and Søren Berzant’s home near Copenhagen has always been a perfect example of Nordic aesthetics. Their 280 m2 turn-of-the-century apartment was refined, simple yet luxorious, bright and airy, the dominant colours, textures and materials were all natural. All the rooms were tastefully decorated with a Scandinavian touch of course. She and her family has recently moved to a villa in the north of Copenhagen and even though you can feel it is not 100% ready yet, the designer’s excellent taste has already appeared in every corner. Hanne is a designer and owner of a gorgeous Danish brand By Nord so no surprise we can always find quite some strategically placed By Nord products around their house.

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My Favorite DIY Copper Projects

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After seeing the popular trend for copper and blush I thought I would like to show you my favorite DIY copper projects that are so stylish, maybe one can’t even realize they are not from top design shops. In fact all of the five projects shown in this post are super cheap, easy (or at least possible) to do, and lovely, I promise.
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Blush + Copper

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We’ve seen the importance of metallic colour tones in modern design rising in the past few years, and within this phenomenon the trend for copper starting for a bit more than two years now. This year the trend has just skyrocketed, you cannot miss seeing some copper in every single vitrine of design shops.

Also almost every design magazine mentioned in their recent issues that Dulux Colour of the Year for 2015 is ‘Copper Blush’. This colour has depth, warmth, and it’s simply surprising, it’s a beautiful element of the natural palette of the earth.

Copper combines perfectly with pinks, neutrals, whites and other orange hues, as well as with greens – let it be a plant or some cool mint.

The colour combo copper and blush is currently one of my favorites. Different blush colours in perfect harmony with copper tones – It is romantic yet foxy and hot. I absolutely adore it! Continue Reading