Monday, October 31, 2011

How simple are you, my dear? I love you..

Image via design*sponge.

Monday mumblings

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!

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Feeling good Sundays

Sunday, October 30, 2011

image / straw and pennant / giraffe push toy / stars confetti

Why not..

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Motivational modern A3 poster by Tomas of promopocket. Get it here.

Dining rooms to love

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!

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Geometrical mobiles

Love these subtle, geometrical three dimensional mobiles based on the Finnish himmeli tradition. Made by Melissa of AM radio.

Find them here, here and here.

Cozy grays

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?

Image credits:
1.schöner wohnen, 2.Lonny

My Paradissi sponsorship

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
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Image by Susanna Vento.

Dining tales

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?

Image credits:
1.Carl Dahlstedt, 2.Anitta Behrendt (via Bolig), 3.Laura Moss (via Country Living May 2011)

Working space issues

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?

Image credits:
Design Sponge here, here and here.

Colorful beginnings

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

Image credits:
1.Dana Meilijson (via homelife), 2.Paul Raeside (via house to home)

Sunday in bed

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

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Diane's sarcastic cozies

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.

The desirable warmth

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? 

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Shopper's moodboard: Neutral cityscapes

Thursday, October 20, 2011

stamps / sconce / chair / peacock pillow / cat pillow / terrarium / coasters / hold bag

Calming honey

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sweet honeys and whites to smoothen a rather bizarre day of mixed emotions coming from strikes and bridal showers, loads of work and real-life organizing..

Image credits:
1.Avotakka, 2.Patric Johansson

Rain watchers

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..

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Industrial rustic in the kitchen

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! 

Image credits:
1.Polly Eltes (via homelife), 2.Myrica Bergovist

Outdoor bliss

Sunday, October 16, 2011

With the rain on and off and the warm sun still shining on the sky, seem like the perfect day for a BBQ with good friends and lots of chatting and having fun. Off to do some preparations..

Image via La Dolce Vita.

Breezy Saturday

Saturday, October 15, 2011
Enjoying this cloudy October afternoon... how's your weekend going on?

Image via pinterest.

Cozy corners

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?

Image credits:
1.Hans Blomquist, 2.Ashe+Leandro, 3.Teri Lyn Fisher


Thursday, October 13, 2011

What better way than to add rich, deep red accents to your room to make it feel warmer now that we're in the middle of fall?

Image credits:
1.ABC Dragoo, 2.Kristen Rivoli Interior Design

Simplicity rules

Mattress on the floor, ripple crochet throw, pink cable lamp over the stool sidetable and baskets tied together as bookcase, love, love, love...

Images by Susanna Vento.

Shopper's moodboard: Feeling quirky

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
tray / directoire / dog andirons / elephant pillow / candlestick floor lamp / accent chair

'Round the kitchen table

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). 

Image credits:
1.Splendid Willow, 2.Erica George Dines (via Atlanta Homes&Lifestyles)

Eclectic vintage

Monday, October 10, 2011

Mid-century furniture, eclectic art and livable spaces as a starter to this rainy, autumn Monday..

Image credits:
1.Paul Massey via House to Home, 2.Patric Johansson, 3.Mikael Beckman