Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday bliss is..

Modern country kitchen with sea view. Images by Wichmann + Bendtsen for Kinfolk
Lenting and coriander salad recipe by George Calombaris via Gourmet Traveller

..welcoming the longer spring days with a healthy salad of lenting and coriander in this modern country kitchen with the most amazing sea view.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Weekend

 Image via Artwood Collection

#Easter eggs diy for the typo lovers.
● A cutie pie ring for Easter.
● I'm a sucker for herringbone and chevron wooden floors.
● Love ladders as decor. Check out these 5 ways you can style them.
● A pie that probably tastes as good as it looks.
● The coziest bunk beds done in a scandinavian way.
● These are not your average string lights.
● Oh my, the ultimate spring chocolate dessert!
● Need to learn these by heart: 7 daily habits of highly productive people.
● Thinking of buying this or this poster for my home. Impressive design on a really affordable price!

Last week: Bare bulb pendant lamps as bedside table
Last week: The tufted sofa style guide
Back on 2014: 15 amazing neo rustic bedrooms
Back on 2013: Diy concrete votives

Happy weekend, friends!

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Bare bulb pendant lamps as bedside lighting

Bare bulb pendant lamps as bedside lighting | My Paradissi

Although I love the exquisite form and attitude of a table lamp, I find the nightstand surface a space not to be recklessly spared. Unless we talk about bedrooms in the size of a small apartment with large bedside tables that are dresser sized (or with those large classy round pedestal ones), I'm sure that a mainstream side table is big enough to accommodate just the basics; the book, the phone, the alarm clock and glass of water (a vase with fresh flowers is not a necessity but highly appreciated). 

The idea is to keep the bed side lighting off that valuable surface by hanging it on the wall above or from the ceiling. A few months ago I posted about swing arm wall lamps next to the bed and how beautiful and practical they are. Today, I'd like to share with you yet another trend that's been around for quite a time; the bare bulb pendant lamp. 

Mostly seen in scandinavian interiors, this type of lighting is embraced by the mass not only for its minimalistic and straightforward style but also for how simple it is to diy. It consists of 3 parts which can be adjusted and designed to the likes of the owner; the cord, the socket and the lamp. You can pick from jute, bold colored or simple black or white, add a brass, copper, wooden or black socket and finish with a vintage Edison, a diamond shaped or a large spherical bulb. The mix and match choices are pretty endless so there is no way you won't find a piece to match your bedroom. 

Follow me after the jump, for some visual inspiration of this decor idea!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

ETSY MIX of the week

ETSY MIX of the week | My Paradissi

1 | I completely fell in love with the organic shape of this vintage pendant lamp (TheCuriousCaseShop, $203.97)
2 | There are like a million things one can do with a furoshiki, I would love to just wrap it around me (TheLinkCollective, $48)
3 | I have a thing for geometric prints lately. This one in its 42"x 56" size will look incredible on the wall (jesusperea, $500)
4 | Brass and wood are married successfully in this wonderful contemporary pendant (sewasong, $39.66)
5 | Simple, sleek, elegant and with the proper amount of transparency; this dress just so perfect for the warmer days ahead (SaturdayProject, $130 on sale)
6 | Can't take my eyes off of this gorgeous cast iron candleholder dating back from the 50ies (JustSmashingDarling, $29)

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