Thursday, January 29, 2015

LOVE or NOT: Contemporary rustic minimalism

LOVE or NOT: Contemporary rustic minimalism

There is this fine line where minimalistic and rustic styles meet to create an astonishing result. I'm not sure there is a term such as contemporary rustic minimalism but, as you will see from the following images, it definitely fits the description. Stark spaces, a careful and sparse use of furniture and accessories, lack of colors which are mostly represented by neutral shades and the b&w palette, unrefined surfaces including reclaimed woods, unpolished metals, rough stone and sturdy concrete are some of its basic characteristics. The atmosphere is a blend between the masculine and often cold contemporary approach and the more welcoming and casual country vibe. Definitely not a style for the faint hearted (or, to be realistic, for most everyday types) but it is, for sure, one to study, inspire by and dream about. Would you try such a design in your home, given the circumstances? Or, is it just a bit too stiff for you?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

THE ROOM: Floral bathroom

Floral bathroom | Image by Julie Ansiau via Yellowtrace

Now, please tell me, isn't this bathroom wallpaper simply awesome? It actually belongs to a small parisian café (you should check the whole place out- it's lovely!) rather than a house although I'm sure it would serve greatly as a home wc too. This is the only shot I could find of it but the round copper mirror and the tiny wall sink on the chic floral background spoke right into my heart. A true petite gem I dare say!



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Image by Julie Ansiau via Yellowtrace.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

ETSY MIX of the week

ETSY MIX of the week

1 | This aethereal top looks so delicate and cozy, sophisticated and chic (AryaSense, $69)
2 | Utterly gorgeous wall pennant lamp, ideal for the minimalist lover in search for the perfect lighting fixture for their home (andrewneyerdesign, $199+)
3 | Tons of gorgeous tile coasters over at Tilissimo, this one is a current favorite of mine (Tilissimo, +31)
4 | Love this simple white throw with the simple black stitched stripes. Somehow makes me dream of those first fresh spring days (gypsya, $128)
5 | Would love this clear, sleek cut glass box to store tissue paper on my vanity table, or fancy it up by filling it with colorful pins and bracelets (hereandnowshop, $60)
6 | How cute is this fancy dotted necklace? Big, bold and unique but still understated enough to be worn on a daily basis (loveHARTHORNE, $31.87)


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Monday, January 26, 2015

Quote of the day

'The trick is on what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.' ~Carlos Castaneda

'The trick is on what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.' ~Carlos Castaneda


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