New York, New York…

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I haven’t written any posts for quite a while as the past few months have been very busy and hectic but in a good way. I spent a couple of months in London, than in Budapest, than in London again, I became a graphic designer (yay!) and have been working on various exciting graphic design projects. I’ve been missing this blog a lot but I just couldn’t find enough time until now.

I hope that even after this long break you’ll still enjoy reading eszterieur.com.

In the last post I showed you a quick and easy DIY idea: decorating any spaces with washi tape. The picture with skyscrapers on it made me think of NYC so I decided to dedicate this post to New York: inspiration, apartments and little NY themed home decor pieces.

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A charming Swedish Apartment

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Do you remember this photo above from the previous post? For some reason I found this picture so lovely that I wanted to present you the whole interior where this cosy work space belongs and I also chose home offices / work spaces as topic of the next post. The office corner is part of a 53 m2 apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden. The building is from 1929 by architect E. Holmdal. The charming two-bedroom home has a lot of character thanks to original features – such as the herringbone wooden floor, high ceiling, old wooden doors, etc – and modern furnishing.

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A homely modern house in Melbourne

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Carla Fletcher’s Koala artwork crossed my cyber path again. After seeing it in the Brooklyn home of an Australian couple, I incidentally bumped into it again, this time in a Melbourne house, hence I decided to show you today that home. There are some similarities compared to the previous interior: the above mentioned artworks, Eames chairs, and Australian residents. However the style and general ambiance is very different.

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Quintessentially ‘Brooklyn’

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As I anticipated in the end of the previous post today I show you the home of another Australian family. This home has a completely different style and is on another continent. The two-bedroom Brooklyn apartment of textile artist Maryanne Moodie and her partner Aaron Moodie (a designer for Etsy) is a truly beautiful, very relaxed space with lots of light and plants that make the atmosphere friendly and welcoming. Even though they have been living there for only two years, after Aaron got the opportunity from his employer, Etsy to relocate, the apartment has everything we call quintessentially ‘Brooklyn’.

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The incredible (hi)story of Château de Gudanes

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A few years ago, in 2011 Australian couple Karina and Craig Waters decided to buy a new home, a perfect property for their family in France. After viewing many places – and almost about to give up the hunt – one beautiful day of 2013 the couple’s son spotted on the internet a neglected, falling-down Château situated in a deep valley in the Midi-Pyrénées, in the tiny town of Chateau Verdun. It was exactly what they were looking for: a little bit shabby, rustic, chic chateau. Right at the first visit they fell in love with this absolutely unique property so it soon became theirs. They didn’t know it would change their lives forever.

Obviously, the entire renovation of the abandoned and ruined Château was inevitable as it was not habitable at all, there was no power, plumbing, water, not to mention the terrible condition of the walls in every room. All these challenges could not discourage Karina and her family, in fact they had a very strong desire to bring this once magnificent home back to life.
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Claire Basler’s Nonpareil Home

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I stumbled upon the fantastic oeuvres of well-known French artist, Claire Basler a few years ago in an Elle Decor magazine displaying her previous home&studio and some of her paintings. Back at that time she lived in a former schoolhouse converted to a home&studio in Les Ormes, right outside of Paris. I fell in love with her delightful floral paintings as well as the interior itself. I haven’t foreseen she can further enhance the visual joy in her new home but she could, definitely. When I saw the lovely and creative walls of Hotel Henriette in the previous post I thought about Claire’s wonderful murals and decided to show you over her current home today.

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Joseph Dirand’s High-End Home

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Joseph Dirand is one of the most esteemed interior designers of our days. Given that his father, Jacques Dirand has been at least as revered in his field – interior photography – as his son, this French architect had developed, formed, polished his peerless style since childhood. In this post I would like to demonstrate how to pair luxury and minimalism at the highest level possible: The parisian apartment of Dirand is an incredibly high-end interior in which – without any exaggeration – every single piece of furniture and object is placed purposefully, every color and material is chosen thoughtfully – half-baked, random styling can never cross his door-step.
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A Lovely White Home

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One of the kitchens shown in the previous post caught my attention twice as much, as I knew I have seen it somewhere before. After a little investigation on the internet I found again this fabulous, (almost) all white Finnish house with that kitchen. I first saw this beautiful pure white home last year and I found its calm and peaceful ambiance very inspiring. Even though I would not choose to live on the long term in a monochrome home (because I prefer to pop some fine light colors in my interior, never too much, but just a little), I would still call it a ‘dream home’, definitely!

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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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Intimate Terraces

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I’ve been sitting in hot spell for a few days now, so after writing the previous post about that fantastic house in California with that stunning terrace, I started daydreaming of fabulous covered terraces like theirs. Today, I brought a careful selection of wonderful, peaceful and literally cool terraces that will surely carry you away – no matter where you are reading this blog post right now.

Here you will find various styles of terraces, with different furnitures, plants, and flowers, their sizes also vary, but some things are true for all of them: they are intimate, relaxing and resourcing + their owners are very very lucky people!
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