Monday, October 31, 2011
Oh, I'm feeling so reluctant to enter this new week.. I guess as the day progresses I'll get around (I don't have any other option, anyway!) So good for the western societies that have Halloween to celebrate today. That sounds really fun (and definitely casts off the Monday gloominess). Or, as Jenny points out here,
If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it;
blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches.
For the creative, there is no poverty.
So, off to seize the day!
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Here is some pure dining room brainstorming for my friend Maria who has kindly asked me to post. I heart all those worn woods mixed with sleek whites, the rural eclecticism combined with modern, industrial touches (the large farmhouse tables with the plastic/metal contemporary seating and those vintage factory pendant lamps), the frame compositions on the walls, the benches adding up to the usability of the room and that old branch as a unique decorative accent. Don't forget a dining room, apart from being stylish, has to be flexible and practical, able to host as many guests as you please!
Want more dining room inspiration? Get over here!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Posting some gray warmth to complement the moody weather (and gloomy social atmosphere affected by this). I'm so into knitting the last days (happens every year these days) and I couldn't help but notice the extra cozy knitted throw in the first photo. Is it only me, or handmade items do bring a positive, vibrant feeling in any place?
1.schöner wohnen, 2.Lonny
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
You can pretend to live in your dream dollhouse and have breakfast in the most happy sea foam green dining room surrounded by fairy lights and dozens of cute, chic lady tea cups and whimsical little boxes or just let your mind wander and travel around the globe, inspired by all those vintage framed maps around you. Either way, a delightful midweek start, don't you think?
1.Carl Dahlstedt, 2.Anitta Behrendt (via Bolig), 3.Laura Moss (via Country Living May 2011)
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
If you spend most of your day in your working area the least you expect is to be inspired by it and feel comfortable and pleasing while there. I'd definitely insist on a great lighting source (a must for non-headache working hours) and a large window to get you connected to the outdoors, nature even better (and provide you with ample daylight as it lasts). Secondly, an abundant place to work on, aka a large desktop, would get extra points. And storage. Shelves, drawers, cabinets, boxes, folders, anything. Taking storage into careful consideration is mandatory and, somehow, a non-ending duty.
I still have some issues on my lighting in my home office. Although I get enough sunlight during the day, as soon as the sun sets I feel like a miner working under earth. I'm thinking of adding a floor lamp next to my desk (I love floor lamps!) and that means I've got some shopping to do (or, even better, some DIY).
How is your working space? Do you get a chance to update/redecorate it and what would you like to change?
Monday, October 24, 2011
Pillows, pillows, pillows! So many colorful, soft and happy pillows to hug and play with! Monday morning and with a blurry head from the past cold, all I need is vibrant inspiration to get this week going. Thank you for your sweet mails, I'm feeling better already. Now, have a magnificent new week everyone and see you around! xoxo
1.Dana Meilijson (via homelife), 2.Paul Raeside (via house to home)
Sunday, October 23, 2011
When staying at home with a cold, it'd better be with good company and a few easy time-spenders (books, magazines and a laptop, although I'll try to catch up with my knitting if I can) to get your mind off the bothering cough and headache. And some clean, soft linens and a large, open window to bring in fresh, invigorating air (and a magnificent view to encourage).
Hope your Sunday gets on better than mine! xoxo
Saturday, October 22, 2011
It's probably a bad time to go down with the flu (well, there's never a good time for that) but I thank the scientists that have invented those pain killers. Can you imagine life without them? Oh my, there'd be pure hell just to wait for the pain to go away those long and harsh hours..
Anyway, I find these mug cozies made by Diane of KnotworkShop pretty funny and a good company during these moments.
Images via KnotworkShop.
Friday, October 21, 2011
I can't believe it's Friday already, although it doesn't feel like one. I have still loads of work to catch up and I'm a little behind schedule (which I hate when it happens) so most of this weekend will be spent indoors. Now that the days get colder and way much smaller I'm grateful I can be working from my place (and not having to dress up and go out and face the chill and rain).
I'm looking for a heating solution for my groundfloor apartment as my last year electric heater proved to be way too expensive and not that effective. Since there is no fireplace I'd love to get a wood-burning stove (I love the rustic smell of it!) but I it's near to impossible to get the chimney out straight on the street and the pellet burning ones are so high-priced to buy.. I thing I might just end up with a gas heater instead.
What do you do to warm up your place?
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Staying in bed and listening to the pouring rain- an impossibility during Tuesdays =(
I wouldn't mind having extra large windows at this time of year (during summer the Cretan sun would just evaporate me) and be in touch with the abrupt change of the weather while catching up with the everyday dos. Oh, and a burning fireplace for those chilly moments..
Monday, October 17, 2011
Hello everybody! How was your weekend? It's been raining like crazy for the past hours and the perfect way to start a gloomy Monday is inspiration, inspiration and daydreaming (and a strong coffee..) Although, I've so many things lined up for today I can't stop myself browsing through my bookmarks and folders and searching for inviting, warm spaces with a twist, like the ones above. I love the industrial, inox tubes, the concrete countertop and the stucco softness on the walls combined with old-style, rustic cabinetry, rattan storage and open shelving, waxed, velvet wooden floors and that amazing vintage column that is most certainly stealing the show!
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Mix and match, color combos and an everyday living to get you inspired..
Being overloaded by work (and happy to be so- such harsh days..) I actually found some moments to redesign my header. I wanted to opt for something lighter and simpler. What do you think?
1.Hans Blomquist, 2.Ashe+Leandro, 3.Teri Lyn Fisher
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
A bit influenced by the moody ambience of the cloudy sky and the everyday need of that stress-relief chit chat with the family while breakfast, I find these dark kitchen tables calling my name. And, the use of a chalkboard very handy, indeed (maybe a smaller one than the above, however).
1.Splendid Willow, 2.Erica George Dines (via Atlanta Homes&Lifestyles)