Getting all cozy in my new living room

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Chunky knit blanket review, premium Italian wool chunky blanket by Lana Franca on Etsy, giant knit blanket, extra large knit blankets. Styling and photo by Eleni Psyllaki for My Paradissi

Have I mentioned how excited I am with the new furniture layout in my living room? It is so much difference I just can't believe I hadn't done this change sooner! It now feels way more cozier, and the sofa is finally looking in place rather than an alien huge piece thrown randomly into the room (for the record, we bought the sofa for our previous apartment and it is not exactly a great fit for this room).

This is a great timing to welcome home my new chunky knit blanket from Lana Franca (you've probably gotten a glimpse of it in my instagram a few days ago). I am so happy with my color choice as I quite frankly had a hard time narrowing down from the huge collection (this one is ash color if you are interested). Needless to say that it is incredibly cushy and warm, apart from being a beautiful piece to style my sofa with.

Now, the only problem is which of us 4 will get to cuddle with it first and, as you might tell, my boys are always winning :D


Chunky knit blanket review, premium Italian wool chunky blanket by Lana Franca on Etsy, giant knit blanket, extra large knit blankets. Styling and photo by Eleni Psyllaki for My Paradissi
Chunky knit blanket review, premium Italian wool chunky blanket by Lana Franca on Etsy, giant knit blanket, extra large knit blankets. Styling and photo by Eleni Psyllaki for My Paradissi
Chunky knit blanket review, premium Italian wool chunky blanket by Lana Franca on Etsy, giant knit blanket, extra large knit blankets. Styling and photo by Eleni Psyllaki for My Paradissi
Chunky knit blanket review, premium Italian wool chunky blanket by Lana Franca on Etsy, giant knit blanket, extra large knit blankets. Styling and photo by Eleni Psyllaki for My Paradissi



*The knit blanket was kindly gifted by Lana Franca to review and share on my blog. All opinions are my own.



ETSY HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Handmade gifts for babies and kids

Monday, November 19, 2018
Best gifts for kids, handmade gifts for kids, unique gifts for kids, gifts for babies, gifts for toddlers, etsy gift guide curated by Eleni Psyllaki for My Paradissi

1 | Eco-friendly horse finger puppets (ecoleeko, €7.29)
2 | Rust pinafore dress (moonroomkids€40.10+)
3 | Baby lion onesie (BlamoToys, €99.28)
4 | Stuffed felt bunny (forestmisha, €62.85)
5 | Forest kit by PostalKids (milimbo, €14)
6 | Giraffe backpack (MUNIshop, €46.45)
7 | Emma the Fox (PhilomenaKloss, €71.96)
8 | Kids ribbed beanie (TreMelarance, €32)
9 | Cloud wooden lacing educational toy (ALETAkids, €22)
10 | Children's Donkey lambswool scarf (saracarr, €32.84)


P.s. You can find more inspiration for handmade gifts for babies and kids here and here.


*This post contains affiliate links

The Weekend

Saturday, November 17, 2018
Cozy built in window nook with striped woven textiles in modern rustic style. Photo of Casa Pueblo in Tulum by Benjamin Holtrop
Benjamin Holtrop

FUN LINKS

These retro sneakers are top on my wishlist.

Love the cozy vibes of this alpaca sweater.

Perfectly looking poached pear cakes.

Omg wow, this dried grass installation!

I'm getting ready for the festive season; I just ordered this and these.

Such an impressive interior!

Chocolates you'd rather decorate with than eat.

Be gentle.

What not to do when feeling overwhelmed.

Now isn't this the cutest felted soap? Would make an excellent stocking stuffer if you are on the lookout!



FROM THE ARCHIVES

Last week - Contemporary minimalistic home in Antwerp

Last week - Handmade original objects by Alentes

Back in 2017 - Dark gray living room with display shelves

Back in 2016 - 3 speckled DIY projects for the holiday table


Happy weekend, friends :)


Handmade original objects by Alentes

Friday, November 16, 2018
Handmade original objects by Alentes. Sculptural pedestal catchall bowls made of cement by Alentes. Styling and photography by Eleni Psyllaki for My Paradissi

One of the perks of being a blogger is that I get to know cool brands and try out their products so as to share with you my experience and honest opinion! I was, for that matter, really excited to be contacted by Alentes, a Greek brand that designs and manufactures high-quality handmade homeware with a focus on soft minimalism and sculptural forms.