Thinking of the day

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

See more inspirational thinking here.

Image by me.

Home office inspiration

I was reading Jody's fun article on working at home this morning and I felt gracious once again that I can work from my humble abode. It is the freedom of timetable, the slippers you work into and the chance to decorate it the way you like to mention a few (obvious) reasons. So, I figured, a home office oriented post would be just perfect for a hectic midweek to keep things bright. Here are my picks for what has to be the most inspiring spot in the house.

Folder: Bathroom

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Extra bathroom storage is always a plus, especially when it looks that chic and organized.

Image via design dump.

Bonjour Poupette

Hello, little animal people! These cute polymer creations by Sofie Skein of Bonjour Poupette look like they've sprung out of a parallel magical universe. Even their facial emotions are realistic. And that fox couple, wouldn't it be such a great wedding cake topper?

Black bear ($60.00)
Sea otter ($40.00)
Mandrill ($60.00)
Owl ($50.00)

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Monday, October 29, 2012

I love the colors and the ambience of this shot. Feels like the autumn heading straight into the wintertime.

Image by Lindsey Ocker

A modern country house

When I saw a photo of this home (the master bathroom to be precise) the other day on pinterest , I knew I was on to something special. So I went down the rabbit hole and found the rest of the photos at micasa and that was that; I was in love. The ideal place to steal my heart and host my dreams of my future life.

Sunday bliss

Sunday, October 28, 2012

This Sunday has a country elegance flair.. Enjoy! xoxo

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Thinking of the day

Saturday, October 27, 2012

See more inspirational thinking here.

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Inspire the weekend

I was drifted away, travelled far back to my childhood, felt like a fairy princess wrapped up in fur and sparkles, the world around me smelled of candies and marshmallows, joyful and careless while browsing through the catalogue of Restoration Hardware Baby & Child
Such a beautiful way to start off a weekend! Take care of the little child that lies within us and needs more or less the same amount of love and protection as real life ones. So, here's the plan for this weekend. Play, laugh, create and hug. And feel free! 
Wish you the same my dears. Enjoy =)

Here are a few links from around the www to keep you inspired

A few favorite posts of the week that went by

.. and, a year ago in My Paradissi

P.s. Don't forget you can follow My Paradissi on facebook, twitter, pinterest, tumblr and stumbleupon as well!

Images via Restoration Hardware Baby & Child.

Folder: Living room

Friday, October 26, 2012
I love the styling of this room. Cozy, eclectic, easy going, the perfect mix of retro, country, rustic and pop. And, the color scheme is brilliant!

Image by  Line Klein via My scandinavian home.

DIY: Washi tape magnets

Here's an easy and cool diy for the weekend; masking tape magnets. All you need is some really nice washi tapes and a piece of flat magnet. Head over at twirling betty's to see more details about this project.

P.s. Find more diy ideas here.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Can you feel the light?

Image credit unknown. Found via here.

Weekly finds 121025

Cushion ($45.00 - l-atitude)
Armed With Technology Tea Infuser ($14.99 - Mod Cloth)
Mountain hut slippers (£45.00 - Toast)
Table lamp ($129.00 - West Elm)
Cardigan pendant ($69.00 -Land of Nod)
Drop mirror ($636.00 - My Two Designers)
Strip throw ($131.36 - Amazon)
Iron log basket ($199.00 - One Kings Lane)

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Image via here.

Soft kids

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fluffy toys and cushy throws for the little ones, all on sale at One Kings Lane. Oh, please, these things are so tempting even for me that I don't have kids yet (how nice it would be to cuddle up my baby in one of these extra soft blankets!)
See more of these super cuties here and don't forget to sign up today for a $15 credit for purchases of $30 or more.

*affiliate post.

Tea and knitting

You can't beat the few good moments of a midday break, all dedicated to yourself, with a cup of green tea, a knit and the sound of sporadic rain hitting the streets..

Image by me.

A kitchen renovation

I'm smitten by this simple yet outstanding renovation of what once used to be a dull kitchen. The butcherblock countertop and the wooden panel splashbacks make a great pair with the whites of the appliances, the Ikea cabinets and the floor. The little details here and there, like the industrial bins, the open shelving, the desk lamp next to the range and the double cord lamps hanging from the ceiling create the exact handmade-industrial atmosphere I love to love.

Folder: Office

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Reclaimed wooden ballot boxes turned into a retro inspired workspace by b-arch.

Image via sparrows and steel.


Chanee of Melongings is doing an amazing work with her handprinted textiles. It is the perfect combination of chic country and handmade uniqueness, the successful choice of colors and the geometrical patterns with the oriental influences that totally speak into my heat. 

Doha pillow ($65.00)
Elephant pillow ($70.00)
Karnataka pillow ($60.00)
Gold Aya pillow ($70.00)

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Enjoying a luxurious breakfast at this terrace in the heart of Paris..

Image via Le Bistrol Paris.

A colonial house in the Hamptons

I can't say no to some modern cottage inspiration (especially on a hectic Monday morning like today), so here it goes. 
This is a bright, well-attained country house in Bridgehampton, that contains all those details we love to love at My Paradissi. It is the ample daylight and the all green surroundings to begin with, the sleek back details that coexist beautifully with more textured elements like rattan, rough woods and soft linens, the industrial fixtures here and there and the spacious arrangement of the furnitures that really make this place livable and user-friendly. I particularly love the vintage desk with the iron tolix chair and the stark but chic b&w bathroom sinks.

Sunday bliss

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Wish you a bright Sunday! xoxo

Image credits:
1.Daniella Witte via here, 2.David Johansson via design traveller

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Image via Lara Casey (found via decordots).

Inspire the weekend

Hello loves, how are you?
I woke up to a still sunny sky but, I admit, I wish I could spend the weekend feeling cozy, just like the two shots above, while there was rain and chilly temperatures outdoors (hehe, seems like I really missed winter, right?). There's some work that needs to be done, so I'm staying in this time and enjoy the cocooning as well, despite the weather! 
What are your plans for the weekend? xoxo

Here are a few links from around the www to keep you inspired

A few favorite posts of the week that went by

.. and, a year ago in My Paradissi

P.s. Don't forget you can follow My Paradissi on facebook, twitter, pinterest, tumblr and stumbleupon as well!

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Folder: Kitchen

Friday, October 19, 2012
Just found the perfect blue shade for the cabinets in my dream kitchen! I'm so into blues lately..

Image by Mona Gundersen via interiormagasinet (via pufik).

DIY: Colorful cord pendant

Here's a cute way to beautify the lamp cords (or any cords) in the house. And a nice one to keep you busy throughout the weekend (seems to be a long procedure- but definitely worth it!)

P.s. More DIY ideas here.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Nights are still warm enough to host a small festivity in the garden (string lights hanging from the trees are a must have).

Image by Stacey Van Berkel.

News from Iceland

Hooray! The new issue of Home & Delicious is out. And, no wonder, its pages are full of welcoming, warming feelings, photos of inspiring interiors and delicious recipes, perfectly suitable for this season of the year. I picked these shots of a black and white cabin that spoke straight into my heart. But there is more..
You should have a look for yourselves. The new issue is here.

Images by Gunnar Sverrisson.

Weekly finds 121018

Agate coasters ($59.00 - West Elm)
City Check bedding ($175.00 - Lexington Company)
Bathmat (€5.95 - H&M)
Nikollete Bench ($349.00 - One Kings Lane)
Swivel Glider ($899.00 - Land of Nod)
Short striped cup ($40.00 - Steven Alan)
Navy hook rug ($100.00 - Layla Grayce)
Harry Potter notebook ($25.00 - Sparrow Nest Script on Etsy)

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Illustration by Amanda Brown of Brown Bear Studio.

Brick walls

Industrial and loft interiors with bare brick walls
Industrial and loft interiors with bare brick walls
Industrial and loft interiors with bare brick walls
Industrial and loft interiors with bare brick walls
Industrial and loft interiors with bare brick walls
Industrial and loft interiors with bare brick walls
Industrial and loft interiors with bare brick walls
Industrial and loft interiors with bare brick walls

Brick walls remind me of old factories and high end lofts. So, I figure, they can work on a wide range of decoration styles, binding them all together in an industrial chic sort of way. It definitely depends on your ideas and, of course, the kind of space you're dealing with. High ceilings, large windows and wooden beams holding a roof are the accents that fit like glove with a brick wall but you can still incorporate a shabby look in your apartment by adding a fake brick wall or two. And, don't forget to play with the decoration elements; industrial lighting fixtures of black metal, concrete surfaces, leather and wooden furniture and statement art pieces to name a few. 
So, what do you think of brick walls? Try it or leave it?

P.s. More brick walls here and a Soho loft with brick walls.

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