Sunday bliss is..

Sunday, January 31, 2016
Bright bedroom. Design by Fiona Lynch, photo by Brooke Holm
Oatmeal cookie smoothie recipe by Blissful Basil

..waking up in this bright bedroom with the gorgeous countryside view and having a delicious oatmeal cookie smoothie for breakfast.

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The Weekend

Saturday, January 30, 2016
Photo by Andrea Papini via Elle Decoration


Did you know there are more than one type of tears?

Rad concrete sconce.

This is so cool.

The artworks of Annalisa Bollini are mesmerising.

This small apartment would easily fit in my college abode dreams.

This diy amethyst geode definitely doesn't look faux, not on the photos anyway.

Oh, the class and minimalistic elegance of this home.

Digging this collar necklace (will also look great with turtleneck sweaters, no?)

Check out my latest bedroom e-design project with Decorilla for a client in NY. Don't forget you can start your own decorating project for any room of your house wherever in the world you live in!

How can you skip these extra up to 85% sales on furniture and accessories at One Kings Lane? Simply you can't (this rug, this drawers chest and this decorative box are on my wishlist).


Last week - 7 tumblr accounts to follow if you want to procrastinate in style

Last week - Accent chairs and side tables matching guide

Back in 2015 - Love or not: Contemporary rustic minimalism

Back in 2014 - Round Crete: Silent seascapes

Happy weekend, friends :)

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Image via Elle Decoration

ETSY MIX of the week

Friday, January 29, 2016
Etsy Mix of the week | My Paradissi

1 | How cute is this white sweater with the girlie bow on the shoulder? (LeMuse, $130)
2 | Love the slim and curvaceous form of this vintage danish modern candle holder (kibster, $30)
3 | Is that bird smiling? Is it the Mona Lisa of bird caricatures? (tuesdaymourning, $25)
4 | This striped plush lady is so much fun, absolutely in trends (poosac, $50.88)
5 | Cool little pyramid studs to add to your jewelry collection (TinyArmour, $45)
6 | Delicate clay leaves serving as trinket trays or spoon rests (twotimesNada, $31.50)

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2 ALIKE: Minimalistic bathtub

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Minimalistic bathtub | Vogue Living
Minimalistic bathtub | Tara Pearce via Est Magazine

In a perfect world, where the dozens of half used shampoo bottles and ugly looking toiletries are only a fictions tale to tell the kids, these two bathtubs would be a more than a dream to conquer. The natural hues and materials, the simple forms and the absolute lack of unnecessary embellishments create a serene environment that resembles the quality and zen atmosphere of a spa. 

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Accent chairs and side tables matching guide

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Accent chairs and side tables matching guide | My Paradissi

1 | Chair: The Sungar Arm Chair by Stilnovo (Wayfair, $507.21), Table: Dar Metal Side Table (Target, $29.99)
2 | Chair: Roar + Rabbit Swivel Chair (West Elm, $799), Table: Lowry End Table by Arteriors Home (Wayfair, $576)
3 | Chair: Cher Chair by MMDC (One Kings Lane, $2349), Table: Buenos Aires Short End Table by Jonathan Adler (Wayfair, $950)
4 | Chair: Feather Slingback Chair (French Connection, £350), Table: Freddie Side Table (H.D.Buttercup, $695)
5 | Chair: Halifax Arm Chair by Gus Modern (Wayfair, $845.75), Table: The Ostfold Side Table by Control Brand (Target, $720)
6 | Chair: Cruz Natural Armchair by Vincent Sheppard (Colonel Shop, €379), Table: Turn Tall End Table by Blu Dot (Wayfair, $399)
7 | Chair: Triumph Chalk Lounge Chair (CB2, $229), Table: Stern Wood Top End Table (Joybird, $799)

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My home, my paradise no.17

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
My home, my paradise no.17 | My Paradissi

I'm craving for some elegance in my life lately. Not anything posh, glam or loud, but a more sophisticated and unrefined one with focus on quality and class. All that in subtle, monochromatic hues, with use of metals, stone and soft textures, moldings and cornices and a diffused winter ambient light to add the proper mood to the scene. That being said, here are some characteristics that my ideal home would have at the moment..

7 tumblr accounts to follow if you want to procrastinate in style

Monday, January 25, 2016
Image via Hardwearing

Admittedly, tumblr is one of the best ways to procrastinate on a cold Monday morning. Did I just say that? No, I mean to find some serious inspiration for your upcoming design projects or, for the non designer friends over here, some rad inspiration on styling, fashion, recipes etc etc. So, since you really enjoyed my last Monday's roundup post (of scandinavian design blogs, remember?) I decided to share with you today yet another roundup, this time with crisp and clean, mostly white and natural tumblr blogs I love to love (and spend hours browsing). Hope you like them too! And, happy new week ;)

*Oh, and while there, don't forget to follow My Paradissi tumblr as well!

Sunday bliss is..

Sunday, January 24, 2016
Scandinavian living room via Erik Olsson
Linguine with fennel and winter greens recipe by Love and Lemons

..lounging in this casual scandinavian living room and lunching on this tastefully pretty linguine pasta with fennel and winter greens.

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The Weekend

Saturday, January 23, 2016
Image by Pia Ulin


A food blogger pantry to literally drool over (and some helpful tips to organise yours).

Craving for this kale pizza.

Love these elegantly natural quartz bookends.

Beautifully integrated play area in the living room of this stylish apartment.

Aliens, musical compositions and other well hidden secrets in famous paintings.

22 tiny things you can do in an everyday basis that can uplift the quality of your life.

Rad baby quilt.

When lines create design poetry.

B&w architectural photography is a great way to decorate your wall.

Cool minimalist brass torchiere.


Last week - 7 blogs to follow if you are a scandinavian design junkie

Last week - Eclectic contemporary apartment in Copenhagen

Back in 2015 - Open kitchen shelving inspiration

Back in 2014 - Lighting fixtures for 4 bedroom styles

Happy weekend, friends :)

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THE ROOM: Bathroom with fireplace

Friday, January 22, 2016
Modern country bathroom with fireplace| Photos by Laure Joliet via Remodelista

Hi, my name is Eleni and I'd like a fireplace in my bathroom, please. I wouldn't mind if it opens to my master bedroom as well. No problem at all. I'll just indulge myself in a hot bath watching the crackling fire and the rain falling outside the window. Oh, the pleasures of everyday life.. 
By the way, aren't these unrefined wood recessed shelves awesomely sweet?

Recessed bathroom shelves | Photos by Laure Joliet via Remodelista

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Photos by Laure Joliet via Remodelista

ETSY MIX of the week

Thursday, January 21, 2016
ETSY MIX of the week | My Paradissi

1 | Love the minimalist take of this classic sconce and the matte black finish with the brass details (PhotonicStudio, $225)
2 | This woven wall hanging is so pretty and fluffy (JessHotsonTextiles, $176.99)
3 | Rad fold over clutch with bleached denim pattern and fancy tassel (DDSLLGirlsStore, $42)
4 | Can't stop myself from desiring anything cushy and cozy while winter lasts. Like, can you say no to this huge knitted scarf? (KattysHandcrafts, $115)
5 | These felted clogs look so perfect to wear all day at work (ehem, the perks of working from home ^^) (AgnesFelt, $95+)
6 | The works of Chris Hagan are so inspiring. Love the contrast of shadows/light in this mountain painting (ChrisHagan, $22.50)

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Shop this collection: 1.Colorblock by Catherine Jones (One Kings Lane, $169+), 2.Kragero Swing Arm Wall Light (Wayfair, $469.99), 3.Lawndale Leather Daybed (CB2, $1799), 4.Gold Hand Door Knob (Waiting On Martha, $45), 5.Inda Cordless Table Lamp (Pure Home, $825.75), 6.Tortoise Shell Statue (One Kings Lane, $69), 7.Flat-Weave Dhurrie (One Kings Lane, $3105), 8.Eiffel Leather Armchair (One Kings Lane,  $1219), 9.Outline Trivet (Espoo, €20), 10.Ellie Side Table (Serena & Lily, $168), 11.Ildhane Candleholder (Espoo, €55), 12.Blush Pink Linen Pillow (StuckOnHue, $25+), 13.Kelly Wearstler Feline Pillow (StuckOnHue, $41+)

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Eclectic contemporary apartment in Copenhagen

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Eclectic contemporary apartment in Copenhagen | My Paradissi

Nothing can beat a classy interior with gorgeous 1900s architecture, high ceilings with cornices and medallions, herringbone floors, impressive large scale art and impeccable sophisticated design with second hand designer furniture and accents. That being said, check out this apartment; satisfying all the above, it is most definitely a feast for the eyes. Enjoy!

7 blogs to follow if you are a scandinavian design junkie

Monday, January 18, 2016
Home office via Stylizimo

Well, the title is sort of an oxymoron, as, if you are indeed a scandinavian design junkie, you probably know the lot I'm suggesting here. Also, if you follow My Paradissi some time now, you definitely have seen images and links to these blogs more than once. Although, there are literally dozens of amazing blogs dealing with scandinavian design in my bookmarks folder, these ladies (yes, they all do happen to be ladies ^^) have an exquisite style that reflects on their personal spaces and design works along with the extraordinary post material they curate on their blogs. So, if you are on the lookout for some cool inspiration of real life, contemporary, minimalistic, eclectic scandinavian interiors, double check that none of the following blogs is missing from your reader feed/blogroll/bookmarks folder. 

Sunday bliss is..

Sunday, January 17, 2016
Home of Vanessa Alexander. Photo by Tessa Neustadt via Domaine
Pantry leftover cookie recipe by Butterlust

..chilling out in this utterly sophisticated nook while munching these wonderfully creative cookies made of pantry leftovers.

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The Weekend

Saturday, January 16, 2016
Scandinavian apartment via Alvhem


Copper and marble is a match made in heaven.

Do your shelves look heavy and blah? Here are the most common decorating mistakes you might be making.

Super stylish and utterly huggable baby romper.

THE place to spend a wintery weekend on the mountains.

This mirror is so impressive, more like a piece of art!

It is sad to see how clever marketing overpowers quality and how we are fooled to like products not worthy of our money/time.

This David Bowie doll.

Did you know you can download thousands of famous paintings in high res from the National Gallery of Arts? For free?

Thank you Decorilla for including my e-decorating services among the best ones online. So so flattered :)

The amount of detail and impeccable realism on Ben Johnson's paintings is out of this world.


Last week - Eclectic scandinavian apartment

Last week - Decor trend: Minimalist fireplace

Back in 2015 - Dark blue details in the bedroom

Back in 2014 - 40 ways to decorate with tan leather

Happy weekend, friends :)

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Image via Alvhem

ETSY MIX of the week

Friday, January 15, 2016
ETSY MIX of the week

1 | Felt isn't usually a material you get to see on blankets and that makes this one even more cool with its luxurious mix of yarns and the black veins pattern (Burnt Bush bedcover, $423.68+)
2 | Gorgeous minimalist brass hook for the modern home (brandonlenoir, $65)
3 | Arzu can make a custom doll of your puppy. How fun is that? This pug with the stripy uniform looks too cute anyway (dodobob, $56)
4 | This subtle watercolor winter scene is so soothing to look at (YaoChengDesign, $28+)
5 | Love the unrefined form of this knot shaped ring (datter, $64.89)
6 | Large knits are so desirable during cold days and this grey one is beautifully simple and cushy (DeBrosseNYC, $54)

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DECOR TREND: Minimalist fireplace

Thursday, January 14, 2016
DECOR TREND: Minimalist fireplace | My Paradissi

Always love a creative contradiction. Warm and inviting fire and stark and sleek minimalist design, both married to a fireplace bliss. Don't get me wrong; I love ornate designs, textured materials and decorated mantels as much as the next person but, hey, look at these fireplaces. Aren't they totally stunning in their simplicity? Like stripping off the unnecessary stuff and keeping just the essentials; a burning fire, a glass of wine and good company. It is, however, the details that make a difference (it's always them), like the way logs are stored/stacked by/under the fireplace (baskets are always a favorite solution), the fireplace door, should there be one, the baseboard usually used for protection and the bench for extra seating or for that design wow factor (yes, I'm talking to you, marble one). I would highly consider having such a fireplace in my home. Actually, that would definitely be my pick. Check out, after the jump, 10 of my most favorite minimalist fireplace design ideas!

White bathroom curtains (not what you think)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
White bathroom curtains  | Est magazine
Est magazine
When we think of bathroom curtains we usually (well like 89% of the times) think of shower curtains, right? Well, how about switching our minds and think of ceiling high white window drapes instead? These bathrooms are pretty good triggers to help us do so. The luxurious texture of the fabric adds a welcoming note to the otherwise minimalistic and stark white design while it promotes a sophisticated elegance through a creative yet simple decorating move. What do you think? Fond of this design as well?

White bathroom curtains  | Rolies and Dubois
Rolies + Dubois
White bathroom curtains  | Atheorem

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Eclectic scandinavian apartment

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Eclectic scandinavian apartment | My Paradissi

After sharing this dark bedroom with the kitty cuddling on the bed the other day, I did a thorough research for its whereabouts and was smitten by the results. To no surprise, the apartment this bedroom belongs is equally stunning. Not dark or moody (quite the contrary to be precise) but welcoming, intricate and with an attitude totally fit for a scandinavian interior. There is an artsy vibe floating in the rooms, coming from the mix of vintage findings and the designer pieces and the incredible art hung on the walls. Follow me after the jump for this gorgeous home tour :)

Sunday bliss is..

Sunday, January 10, 2016
Photo by Carina Olander via Bolig Pluss
Savory open-face breakfast sandwich recipe by Faring Well

..snacking on these delicious open face sandwiches while cozying up by the burning fire and enjoying the calmness of a wintery day off.

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The Weekend

Saturday, January 9, 2016
Krista Keltanen via Inside Out


The littlest laundry ever!

Haha, I'm sorry but this is hilarious! Does it actually work? (this one is totally rad too)

Hey you, parents, are you worried about raising your kids in the heart of technology boom?

Chic people have homes with character indeed.

This ride on lamb is freakin adorable!

Are you a fan of online games? This one is a piece of art.

So, this is how Sherlock really looks like according to the police.

The interior design trends for 2016 gathered together in a thorough article in the Amara Living blog (scroll down to read my tip too!)

A vegan sandwich that looks oh-so-delicious.

Swooning over these trousers.


Last week - Decor trend: Handle free kitchen cabinets

Last week - Cozy window seating nooks

Back in 2015 - New Year working inspiration

Back in 2014 - Turquoise accents in the kitchen

Happy weekend, friends :)

P.s. Great news! My Paradissi has it's own app! Download here and never miss a post (for now it's iphone/ipad only, sorry)

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Image via Inside Out

Dark bedrooms inspiration

Friday, January 8, 2016
Dark bedrooms inspiration | Lotta Agaton
Lotta Agaton via here
How about some cozy and inviting dark bedrooms to switch off for the weekend? Although a passionate advocate of everything bright, I find moody bedrooms in dark greys and blacks to have an irresistible charm fit for the winter days. How about you? Enjoy ^^

Dark bedrooms inspiration | Anders Bergstedt
Anders Bergstedt via here
Dark bedrooms inspiration | Elle Decoration Uk
Elle Decoration Uk via here
Dark bedrooms inspiration | Elle Decoration
Elle Decoration 
Dark bedrooms inspiration | Pella Hedeby
Pella Hedeby via here

p.s. Some more moody bedrooms to cuddle in

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Most gorgeous art phone cases

Thursday, January 7, 2016
Most gorgeous art phone cases on Etsy | My Paradissi

Ha, I really love how now, with the extensive use of mobile phones, we have the perfect excuse to hold beautiful art pieces in our hands literally all the time. Here are my top 6 picks from favorite artists on Etsy who turned their creations into the most wonderful cases. Which one is your fave?

1 | Party case (JudyKaufmann, $26)
2 | Green peonies case (MarcellaWylie, $41.32)
3 | French bulldog case (PapioPress, $30.03+)
4 | Unicorn case (paiandpear, $24.31)
5 | Tiger case (Telegramme, $33.05)
6 | Une Femme floral (KhristianAHowell, $39.99)

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DECOR TREND: Handle free kitchen cabinets

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
DESIGN TREND: Handle free kitchen cabinets | My Paradissi

In the name of simplicity and minimalism, there are lots of home accents that wave the design world bye bye. Not that knobs and pulls are about to vanish (not by any means- we wouldn't want that to happen anyway!) but we definitely get to see even more sleek knobless cabinetry in newly designed contemporary kitchens recently. The all white (and all black for that matter) of the scandinavian interiors, the sophisticated desaturated hues of mint greens, slate blues and greys, the bolder dark colors like pine green and navy blue, the impressive metallics and, of course, the wooden finishes, all look so smooth and elegant in their uninterrupted existence. I particularly love how such a design gives space to other elements to breathe (faucets and lighting fixtures, I'm talking to you) and let the countertop and splashback materials pop out. What do you think? Is this a trend that you'd follow in your kitchen design or you would never ever imagine yourself without your precious cabinet knobs?

Cozy window seating nooks

Monday, January 4, 2016
Cozy window seating nook | Elisabeth Heier
Elisabeth Heier
Oh, it definitely seems that a seat by the window makes everything look more cushy/cozy/optimistic. Is it the view, the sneaking sun or the hoards of pillows and throws that make the scene utterly inviting? Like, there is any of you who hasn't longed for a few hours well spend on a window nook, with a good book/tablet/magazine/nothing just staring out of the window? I know I'm so needing such a pause right now ;)

Cozy window seating nook | Stadshem
Jonas Berg for Stadshem via here
Cozy window seating nook | Norm Architects
Norm Architects from this post

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