25 days to go..

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Image via Country Living.

Soothing hugs

Today I woke up with the taste of a really awkward dream I can slightly remember and that feeling haunts me all day long. At such cases warm nooks with soothing colors and cozy throws are more than essential to bring the desired balance. Have a great day, I'll be back more cheerful later on, I promise!

Images from Sköna hem (found via cherry blossom)

26 days to go..

Monday, November 29, 2010

Image via Country Living.

Living in an ex-garage

It is really inspiring to come across homes that are situated in non-residential spaces as one can see how the basics of everyday living are adopted in such occasions. Transparency, continuity and simplicity are the characteristics of this former ground floor garage transformed into a cozy and functional apartment in Paris.
Want more inspiration? Check this garage transformation in Athens.

Images by Morten Hotlum via Plaza deko.

27 days to go..

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Image via Traditional Home.

Céline's eclectic kitchen

It was love at first sight when I laid my eyes on this renovated kitchen at desire to inspire. The wooded and inox cabinetry, the antique counter used as an island, the old letterboxes serving as uppers, the vintage ads and posters on the wall create a welcoming and cozy environment.

Images via desire to inspire.

The Lady and the Farmer

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Just like in fairy tales, where opposites can make merrily couples, in the style industry mix&match decoration gives interesting and extraordinary results. Rustic and vintage, farmhouse and  manor, country style and luxury, natural materials and shine and  can all be equally part of an harmonious hole. More old style mix&match style examples can be found here, here and here.

Come and visit the Design Refuge Trend Forecast 2011 challenge where bloggers around the world state their point of view on the subject. So many inspiring ideas in one post you should not pass along!

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Feel Good Photo 101126

Friday, November 26, 2010

"Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself; I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it."
Groucho Marx

Image by Julian Wass.

Sleeping in retro

Today's inspiration comes from this retro looking bedroom decorated by Morgan Satterfield of  The Brick House. I tend to like effortlessly stylish rooms, where everything seems to have been in place forever and this bedroom definitely succeeds in that. Go check The Brick House blog, it's filled with decor ideas and inspiring images. 

Images via The Brick House. Found via the chairsmith.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Feeling cold today and while I have many many things to do, I can always steal some time to share with you images of warmth and indulgence ( fireplaces and cozy beds that is ;)

Image credits:
1.Emery & Cie, 2.Tobias Harvey, 3.Simon Brown, 4.Enrique Menossi

Kitchen inspiration

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Warm gray tones mixed with wood and rattan, vintage furniture and reclaimed crates, atmospheric chandeliers and metal details, these kitchens, each in its own, unique way, share the same cozy and easy going feeling. Which one is your favourite?

Image credits:
1.Enrique Menossi, 2.Mark Williams (found via desire to inspire), 3.Living etc

WC room

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Throughout my internet wandering I often come across rooms that challenge my imagination quite a bit. For instance, take a look at these WCs that have been treated like a living room with pictures on the walls, plants, lamps and even a sofa! Makes you want to spent more time there, right?

Image credits:
1.Enrique Menossi, 2.Tobias Harvey, 3.Nickey-Kehoe

An old mill house in Wales

When I first saw this renovated old mill house in Wales I was instantly attracted by it's exquisite welsh countryside style. Owner Linda Cobbett literally transformed a Victorian old mill and stables into a functional home for her and her daughters and won herself the title of Best Period Renovation of 2010 as voted by the readers of UK magazine Period Living.


  • The high ceilings and the large metal windows, remnants of the industrial use of the building.
  • The natural materials being retained and restored, as the stone on the walls and the stipped wooden floorboards.
  • The old drive wheel of the mill, used as a chandelier in the living room.
  • The U shaped kitchen island, formerly used as a counter in a sweet shop.
  • Vintage furniture and decoration collected by the owner in auctions and sales for years.
 Images by Brent Darby via Period Living.


Monday, November 22, 2010

One can easily describe them as refreshing, clean cut and straightforward (yeah!). Stripes can also be retro and hip. Get inspired by the above images and choose linens with  monochromatic, blue or gray thin stripes on white background for an bit of navy and old skool touch in your bedroom.

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