Bits&pieces: Sugar, lady

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

lady with a fan / floor lamp / soap dish / rattan armchair / mug / candle holder / throw / tray side table

Home office inspiration

Monday, January 30, 2012

Whereas an open fireplace is a most tempting image for a lazy Sunday, a good ol' functional home office serves as the best motivation for a chilly Monday. Like the above bright, wooden warm interiors, wrapped up in style and attitude, with that indistinct scent of creation in the atmosphere all around.

Image credits:
1.A Space of My Own by Caroline Clifton (via Remodelista), 2.Petra Bindel, 3.Papa Stour

Sunday bliss

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Burning fireplace, comfy armchair by it and favorite book to keep you company (or that cowl to knit, preferably..)
Hope your Sunday is as close to your dream one as possible! xoxo

Bedroom fresh

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Some more crisp and bright bedrooms to lighten up a mid-winter, cold cold afternoon.. Hope your weekend is a good one! xoxo

Image credits:
1.Aristea Rizakos, 2.Interior Magasinet

Feel good recipe

Friday, January 27, 2012

Pink and apricot with extra romance in the air and some positive attitude topping; that's the recipe for the day to start off nicely (tonight was the second night in a row that I woke up to the trembling of an earthquake! Thankfully, it was a small one, but it gave me the creeps nonetheless..).
Let's stick to Life Is Beautiful, and do something about it, then ☺

Image credits:
1.Emily Gilbert via decor8 (found via ZsaZsa Bellagio), 2.Katie Daisy via {this is glamorous} tumblr (thanks, ladies!

Bold and bright dining

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Contrasting dining spots with bold hues, bright lights and black details to define the atmosphere. Like the amazing wall painting in the first photo and the black eames chairs that soften the rustic monopoly of the table. Speaking of seating, what do you think of the bold red, rattan chairs in the second image? I love how they are upholstered with a tiki inspired print that, along with the multi-colored pillows and wall frames, give n exotic, easy-going breeze to the otherwise plain white scene.

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Bedroom overload

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

After a good night's sleep (so good to sleep on your bed and not on a hospital chair..) that lasted more than 10 hours straight (!), my eyes see only bedrooms. Sunlit, easy-going, effortlessly styled bedrooms. With comfy beds, crisp linens, wooden elements and nature inspiration (whether the real thing through a window or artsy one on the walls). Which one is your favorite?

Image credits:
1.Aristea Rizakos, 2.bovision, 3.Alexandra Angle, 4.Douglas Friedman, 5.Lonny, 6.Magdalena Keck

Bits&pieces: Fluo elephant

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

bazaar elephant tray / baby elephant

Serene moments

Monday, January 23, 2012

Warm hues, peaceful formations and an ambient, early afternoon light that emit the ideal scenery for a restful moment, whether this could be in a living room, a dining room or a nursery. I'm so glad I stumbled upon these great designs by Jute. Do visit their site for even more blissful atmospheres.

P.S. Thank you for your sweet comments and emails about my man's accident. He's feeling better already and hopefully will leave the hospital in the next couple of days.. 

Images by Matthew Millman via Jute Interior Design (found via Remodelista).

New year's casualties

Saturday, January 21, 2012

This last day has been quite an adventure here, with my man breaking his leg (fell in really clumsy way, unfortunately..) and taking him to the hospital (hospitals are one of the least working social facilities in an almost deteriorating Greece). This post is a tiny break from all this, to wish you a nice weekend and good health above all..

Image by Peter Gutierrez (via ysvoice).

Bathroom simply romance

Friday, January 20, 2012

Oh, hello lovely bathrooms, with your clawfoot bathtubs, the paneled white walls, the classic fittings and those tiny bit details that actually make a difference (yes, I'm talking to you mr. roman stool and to you all assorted vintage mirrors).

Image credits:
1.Mon Jardin & ma maison, 2.Dave Coote design

Why not?

Map letters from Urban Outfitters. Get them here.

Easy-going eclectic

Thursday, January 19, 2012

It's good to get inspired by creative messy and eclectic mix&match spaces that give off a result more livable and chill than decoration wise appropriate and ready-for-shoot stylized. Like the above (not that they haven't been a bit prepared for any kind of shoot, but they look the least approachable and unpretentious anyhow..)  Don't you agree?

Image credits:
1.Creative Flats, 2.NY Magazine, 3.The Brick House

I'm always wanting more

Love motivational hand crafted decoration. Like this needlework hoop by Alexia of Ruggles Made (and loads of others, her shop is definitely a must visit!)
Get this one here.

Cool in the dining room

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I find the simplicity and the bluish hues of these dining rooms pretty attractive today. It may be the xl world map (and its amazing muted colors that define the scene), the fantastic painted parquet floor just below (would you dare paint your floor that way?) combined with the wall art composition, or the ease of the shed like atmosphere in the last pic. Which one steals your attention?

Image credits:
1.Interior Magasinet ,, 3.Carl Dahlstedt

Bits&pieces: Winter Remedies

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

upcycled poufs / lambswool throw / 'h' blanket / pillow / felted slippers / owl hot water bottle cozy / throw / eye mask & pillow / hot stuff hot water bottle cozy

Mid-winter hues

Monday, January 16, 2012

Good morning my friends! Have you ever noticed those fresh sparkles and the mysterious white haze that accompany the mid winter morning showers? We tend to have breaks of sunshine while raining here, with simultaneous rainbows dressing the city, which is pretty whimsical to observe. 
First day of the week inspiration, with an majestic mantel sitting on an amazing fishbone parquet, with its large gilded mirror, rooms with neo-classical and contemporary eclectic accents in pastel and natural hues, impressive corridors of what seems to be the ideal abode and those fresh morning sparkles that make everything seem a tad prettier.

Image credits:
1.milk, 2.Nadia Mackenzie, to home, 4.Amy Neunsinger, 5.Kathryn Ireland, 6.Max Kim-Bee via Veranda August 2011

Sunday getaway

Sunday, January 15, 2012

It was a big big Sunday today. And a beautiful one. Next to Zaros lake, with friends, ducks, a fireplace and lots of food and laugh. And I'm really delightfully exhausted..
How was your weekend? Are you ready for the new week to come? xoxo

Image by me.

Sunlit interiors

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The sun is out and the bedroom has to be simple, cosy and profound. With amazing fishbone parquet floors, white crisp linens and a statement vintage leather armchair. Or, with folklore accents and naturally carved logs transformed into furniture and fresh plants to complement. On any case, however, the sun beams have to get indoors and steal the show.

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Friday, January 13, 2012
You are my demigod.. Hehe, I love that marble sign by Greece is for lovers. You can use it as a hot-plate or a paperweight or simply to show your eternal faith to that special person.
Get it here.

Image via The Goddess of the Hunt.

Grey in bed

Concrete in the bedroom. Fixed cubic cutouts and bicolor detail at the headboard, with room for framed art and books. Simple and functional. What do you think?

Image by Patricia Ketelsen via the style files.

Snug bath

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Is it just me or the bathroom is indeed the least favorable room in a house during wintertime? I mean, mine happens to be the coldest place (no heating in it whatsoever) and it's like a torture to have running water on you with that low temperature. I guess with the appropriate heating system and a warm decor of earthly tones, wooden accents, stone finishing and lots of fluffy, freshly smelling towels maybe this can change. And those sunrays sneaking into it through the large window can help (when there are some..). So how do you cope with your everyday shower routing during winter?

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