Just an ethnic touch

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

So, now that everything seems to be back to normal (with a new blogger interface to check out!) I'd love to share with you a few images with an ethnic atmosphere, thanks to the brilliant prints to be found on the fabrics or that carpet in the Dar Beida room (btw, aren't that built in bookcase and the corner spherical fireplace simply amazing?). Oh, daydreaming once again..

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Genius Blogger has done it again and I can't view my blog despite the fact that I can, obviously, post and edit my settings.. I hope that you can still hang around, though..

Image by Tilton Fenwick.


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Under the grayish skies and the long gone, sleepy mood I wish you the most fairy of goodnights..

Image credits:
1.Gardener & Marks, 2.Ellen Silverman, 3.Leslie Williamson, 4.Amy Neunsinger

Table Vanities

I've always been fascinated by the idea of using an old, shabby, cottage style table as a bathroom vanity. Re-purposing in style, right? One sink, two sinks, stone carved or strict metallic dishes, that's your call, however (I still have a hard time to define what's best for me). I would definitely add some rattan baskets (never enough storage in one's bathroom..), a desktop lamp (to enhance the feeling of the table-like setting and add extra ambience around the place) and some plants to complete the country look. Oh, and don't forget to pay extra attention to the mirror/s (not called vanity by accident). I bet the above photos provide extra nurtures for inspiration boost.

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1.Veranda August 2011, 2.lime in the coconut, 3.Donna Taley (via dress, design, decor), 4.Morten Hotlum (via french by design), 5.Jane Peters

Enjoying some..

Monday, August 29, 2011

1.weather rocks, 2.flower tealight candleholders, 3.throw
Image credits:
1.fluffisch, 2.Julien Oppenheim

Hey, Sun, please don't be shy

I might as well need 10 cups of coffee today (kidding..) to wake myself up and get my mind properly working but I deeply enjoy the silence and safety of my humble apartment and the sun that is trying to sneak in from the half-closed shutters not being aware of my intentions of putting this summer aside and down to my calendar notes and in my sweetest dreams.

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Already back from vacation, this last Sunday of August is devoted to a safe landing back to reality. So difficult to do, I mostly spend time on browsing through my bookmarks, catching up with the news and letting my summer and sun absorbed energy to settle down and become productive over the next following days (and weeks of fall). Like waking up from a whimsical dream, I mostly welcome the cooler temperatures and the first promising clouds that hesitantly show their pure, white face on the still burning blue sky. It's a good thing to be able to say that I really missed you and I look forward on hanging out together again =).

August Bliss No 26

Image via La Hospedería Convento de La Parra.

August Bliss No 25

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Image via 79ideas.

August Bliss No 24

Friday, August 26, 2011

Image via Interiores June 2011. 

August Bliss No 23

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Images by Birgitte Brondsted.

August Bliss No 22

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Image from Elle Decor via here.

August Bliss No 21

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Image via Brabourne Farm.

August Bliss No 20

Monday, August 22, 2011

Image via apartment therapy.

August Bliss No 19

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Image by Katie Daisy.

August Bliss No 18

Saturday, August 20, 2011
Image via Joie De Vivre.

Decorate with some..

1.lamp, 2.pillow, 3.bird napkin ring, 4.bowl, 5.pedestal table, 6.peacock feathers, 7.bench

August Bliss No 17

Friday, August 19, 2011

Image by fluffish.


Feeling in a deeper contact with my feminine side today, seeking of charm, softness and indulgence. More and more, each day, do I realize how important it is for me to be surrounded by beauty, natural or artificial, rough or tender, aged or fresh, unique and authentic nonetheless..

Image credits:
1.M. Garriga (via Interiores June 2011), 2.Gardener&Marks for Canningvale (via desire to inspire), 3.Lonngren/Widell (found via 79ideas)

August Bliss No 16

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Image by Jordi Canosa.

Dream villa

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

It was love at first sight and my mind is already drifted away by this amazing mid-century villa renovated by architect Damian Ribas in collaboration with interior designer Eduardo Arruga. It's that rustic elegance of the large scale, the mixture of sleek and rough textures and the harmonious ballad of hues dancing with the ambient daylight that sneaks in from the enormous arched windows that form what, undoubtedly is, a magnificent sanctuary of style and joy.

Photos by Jordi Canosa via Interiores May 2011.

August Bliss No 15

Photo by Dook (via Visi).

Oh, that kitchen..

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Now, here is a post dedicated to the most neglected room of the house this summer. To be honest, kitchen was, is and forever will be my fave corner of the house, where I'd be happy to do many more things than just cook and eat (and wash the dishes, that is..). Unfortunately, the apartment where I live at the moment has a so tiny, tiny kitchen with no table in it and just enough daylight only to tell if it's day or night, that it isn't really a pleasure to spend time in there at all. Given the fact that a kitchen can become a very hot place while cooking, I admit I spent very little time cooking the last few months. I keep dreaming of my ideal kitchen in my perfect future home, with lots of free space, cabinetry and countertops, an extra large dinning table and ample, bright sunlight. Oh, and a large window with an amazing view to the nature would definitely fit the description!

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August Bliss No 14

Images via Marie Claire Maison (found via nicety).

August Bliss No 13

Monday, August 15, 2011

Image by Anne Menke (via Luxist).

August Bliss No 12

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Image via Elle Decor España. Photo by P. Zuloaga/I. Sentmenat.

August Bliss No 11

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Image by Per Magnus Persson.

August Bliss No 10

Friday, August 12, 2011

Image by Eilir.

Indoor calm

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Today is strangely cloudy down here and I'm almost grateful for that- it's not easy to concentrate and work when the day is glorious and shiny (or extremely hot as a matter of fact). So I'm spending most of the day indoors and feel inspired by easy going, clean and bright interiors, those where I can imagine myself with an iced lemon tea and a good book to keep me company in silence and peace.

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