Architect: Joseph Dirand

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sometimes beauty lies in simple forms and clean-cut lines. I'm definitely not a fan of minimalism but these spaces created by architect Joseph Dirand cut down the rustic elements to the very basics while manage to keep the warm feeling by using natural tones and materials.
Images via Joseph Dirand Architecture. Photography Adrien Dirand.


Monday, August 30, 2010

I love the color of sun-dried clay and the natural, warm feeling it adds to every space that it is being used.

Image credits:
1.Anson Smart, 2.Marc Eden Schooley, 3.Jason Loucas, 4.Eric Roth, 5.Laure Joliet

Casa Paulo in Sicily

Today we travel through space and time and visit an old house in Sicily. An ideal scenery to live a poetic romance like the ones in those old italian films. I love the fresco on the ceiling and the old purple fan in the first photo..oh, and the tiles. And the way the electrical cords are attached on the walls. And the aged green doors, and, and..
Images via insidehomepage.

The sweet melancholy of blue

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Image credits:
1.Lisa Congdon, 2.AT Casa, 3.William Waldron, 4.Lisa Congdon, 5.Hallie Burton, 6.Tara Donne

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  {image by Bill Kingston}
"A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes."
Mohandas Gandhi  

Built-in bathrooms

Saturday, August 28, 2010

I love the rough feeling of these bathrooms. Stone, wood, natural tones and tadelakt finishes seem to keep drawing my attention. See my previous lust for this riad in Morocco and this house in South France

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Night Owl

Friday, August 27, 2010

I could have never imagined that a bird can arouse such an inspiration overflow. My Owl Barn is filled with photos, crafts, paintings, accesories and many more things concerning this wise bird. Check it out, it is sure to amuse you!

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Into the woods wallpaper

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I feel totally inspired by this atmospheric, 3D looking wallpaper. I don't know if I would use it in my bedroom as it is a bit spooky.. perfect for a few nights in a stylish hotel, though. What do you think of it?
Image via emmas designblogg by photographer Elisabeth Aarhus Hudson.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

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{image by Joe Schmelzer}

"Happy the man, and happy he alone,
He, who can call today his own:
He who, secure within, can say,
Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today."
John Dryden

Decoration hint: assorted chairs

Using same chairs in different colors is definitely a smart style do. They can brighten up any cold space and make it a playful and enjoyable place to spend time. Images via Fantastic Frank and Aaron Hom.

An apartment in Linnéstaden, Gothenburg

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The more I search for beautiful, downtown apartments the more I come to this conclusion: Swedish people sure know how to transform an ordinary place into a stylish palace on a fairly low budget. This 67sqm apartment is located in Linnéstaden, in the center of Gothenburg, Sweden and is definitely worth our attention. Enjoy the pictures and feel free to get inspired!
Images via Stadshem.

Coastal palette

I love the combination of navy blue and the natural tones of beige on a white canvas. They seem to be the perfect way to keep the summer spirit in our house now that September is just behind the corner Images by Paul Costello.

Crispy grays

Monday, August 23, 2010
Have a great week ..

Erin Hanson reminds herself

Sunday, August 22, 2010

I find Erin Hanson's reminders clever and hilarious! Do you think they work? I sure have to make one about taking out the garbage pronto! Images via her website, recovering lazyholic. Found via ready made.