Eclectic minimalistic apartment in Paris

Monday, February 29, 2016
Eclectic minimalistic apartment in Paris. Design by Frederic Berthier, photo by Benoit Linero

I'm welcoming refined simplicity once again here in this blog and this gorgeous apartment designed by Frederic Berthier. While it holds the elegance and exquisite quality of a typical Parisian apartment, this one is deliberately deprived of spare decorations and lets the high quality materials and handmade furniture speak through their carefully designed details. Love the prominent linear accents, like the long marble bench, the dark blue curtain and the minimalistic fireplace that form a continuity and a connection between the areas of the house. Enjoy!

Sunday bliss is..

Sunday, February 28, 2016
Summer house in South Africa | photo by Anton Robért
Banana layer cake recipe by The Vanilla Bean Blog

..sunlit mornings, bedrooms in the countryside and a mouthwatering banana layer cake.

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The Weekend

Saturday, February 27, 2016
Scandinavian apartment | Anders Bergstedt


Are you sure you really can't do it?

Digging this impressive minimalistic necklace.

Do superheroes knit? This one does ;)

Love the casual eclectic vibe of this hotel.

Soft and pure pink and white inspiration.

If I ever bought a daybed, this would be it.

Mind puzzling photo collage optical illusions.

Such an adorable diy coasters project.

Ok, now this is a romantic babydoll to tempt your other half (NSFW).

Can't track down the real source, but I found this gif so smart.


Last week - The FLOS 265 wall sconce

Last week - The not so kitchen kitchen

Back in 2015 - Buy or diy: Handpainted pillows

Back in 2014 - 6 no-knit yarn diy projects

Happy weekend, friends :)

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Black and white bedroom design

Friday, February 26, 2016
Black and white bedroom design | Blackhaus Studio

Loved the black and white poetry behind this Blackhaus Studio's work and I thought I'd share it with you. In this case images speak louder than words, so, enjoy ^^

Btw, these are 3d visualisations..

Black and white bedroom design | Blackhaus Studio
Black and white bedroom design | Blackhaus Studio
Black and white bedroom design | Blackhaus Studio
Black and white bedroom design | Blackhaus Studio

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Images via Behance

ETSY MIX of the week

Thursday, February 25, 2016
ETSY MIX of the week | My Paradissi

1 | There is a pretty collection of geometric handpainted wooden coasters at Hasards. Love how simple and cool they look (Hasards, $5.66)
2 | My hands are so sensitive and crack so easily I'm literally addicted to hand creams. This one I haven't tried yet but looking forward to (GreenLaboratorium, $21.76)
3 | Ah, that sleep all day kinda mood. So miss that. The read all night ain't bad either (alphonnsine, $26)
4 | A linen duvet cover is a wonderful way to bring a fresh spring air to the bedroom (BeaLinen, $84.90+)
5 | Love the delicate melancholic vibe of this watercolor painting (maxiquy, $100)
6 | Sleek minimalistic nude leather tote I'd love to add to my collection (TheArtistsSack, $276)

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Fantastic Four

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Fantastic Four | My Paradissi

Shop this collection: 1.Memento Mirror Cabinet by Mermelada Estudio (Cb2, $749), 2.Earthporn - Glacier Lagoon 6 by André Wagner (Lumitrix, $175+), 3.Aldama Copper and Natural chair by Coyoacan Design Studio (Citizenry, $875), 4.Grid pillow by Justina Blakeney (Lulu & Georgia, $129)

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The not so kitchen kitchen

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Contemporary eclectic kitchen | Katty Shiebeck
Katty Shiebeck via here
These are not kitchens. These are pure pieces of art. The kind that leaves you speechless while entering the space and takes you to an indulging dreamland of perfect lifestyle (the one that has no dirty dishes, trash and grocery supplies) and utter elegance. Nonetheless, I would love to have any of these eclectic kitchens in my dream Parisian apartment (for I'll probably eat mostly out I guess -_-). How about you?

Contemporary eclectic kitchen | Ditte Isager
Ditte Isager
Contemporary eclectic kitchen | Line Klein
Line Klein via here
Contemporary eclectic kitchen | RMGB
RMGB via here
Contemporary eclectic kitchen | Talcik | Demonicova
Talcik | Demonicova from this post
Contemporary eclectic kitchen | DuPont Corian
DuPont Corian via here

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The Flos 265 Swivel Arm Wall Sconce

Monday, February 22, 2016
The Flos 265 Swivel Arm Wall Sconce | My Paradissi

There is clearly something going on in my head with swing arm wall lamps lately otherwise I just can't explain yet another post for them in such a short time. Anyway, today I'll be a bit more targeted and talk about the iconic 265 Swivel Arm Wall Sconce, or even better yet, show you how beautifully it fits and lights up contemporary, modern or scandinavian inspired interiors (false; this lamp can match more elegant, classy and eclectic interiors equally well!). For the record, the 265 Wall Lamp was designed by Paolo Rizzatto for FLOS in 1973 and has a distinctive lengthy steel arm which can be swung around its mounted on the wall base. You can find it in black (my favorite, ha!), grey and white and has a, not so sweet, price of $1,425. That's all for the technical issues, now, follow me after the jump for 14 reasons why a FLOS 265 Wall Lamp is an investment worth making for your home.

Sunday bliss is..

Sunday, February 21, 2016
Small scandinavian kitchen | Tia Borgsmidt via Bolig
Blood orange and citrus salad with citrus tahini dressing and salty pistachios recipe by Flourishing Foodie

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The Weekend

Saturday, February 20, 2016
Scandinavian bedroom via Stadshem


Smitten by these 3d architectural optical illusions.

Digging this casual oversized shirt.

This is a snack I call divine.

Love the screenprints of Emma Lawrenson.

Keeping a mental note to avoid these parenting mistakes as my kid grows up.

These retro space posters are so cool and free to download and print.

Thinking about quitting your day job and switching to freelance? Read this.

This wall hanging is so fresh and looks rather simple to make.

This wall sconce. OMG.

I just want to live inside this instagram account.


Last week - Swing arm wall lamps in the kitchen

Last week - Contemporary bedrooms to make you dream

Back in 2015 - Love or not: Faux taxidermy on the wall

Back in 2014 - The mid century modern credenza

Happy weekend, friends :)

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Image via Stadshem

Contemporary bedrooms to make you dream

Friday, February 19, 2016
Contemporary bedrooms to make you dream | Stil Inspiration
Stil Inspiration
Who's in for some pretty bedroom inspiration? Dark muted hues (as of lately), contemporary elegance and sparsity of decorations make these rooms ideal sanctuaries for an upcoming weekend staycation. Enjoy!

Contemporary bedrooms to make you dream | Atheorem
Atheorem via here
Contemporary bedrooms to make you dream | Elisabeth Heier
Elisabeth Heier
Contemporary bedrooms to make you dream | Flack Studio
Flack Studio
Contemporary bedrooms to make you dream | Flack Studio
Flack Studio

P.s. More moody bedrooms here and bedrooms with a black statement wall

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ETSY MIX of the week

Thursday, February 18, 2016
ETSY MIX of the week | My Paradissi

1 |This dress is simple, easy to wear and in a charming soft pink hue. Time to start preparing for the warmer months ahead ;) (KAVdesigner, $89)
2 | These minimalistic radial earrings feel so punk. Yay! (loopandbox, $70.43)
3 | I came across this inverse pyramid table a few days ago and haven't taken it off my mind ever since. Isn't it cool? (CrosstreeStore, $499)
4 | This face pillow is so rad and probably very eager to keep you company on your sofa as well (MyLittleBelleville, $45)
5 | Love the playful industrial hint of these embossed dotted coasters (werkstaat, $60 for a set of 4)
6 | This arm cuff is more like an art piece than a simple statement jewelry. Want! (HominiStudio, $50)

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2 ALIKE: Tan leather sofa

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Tan leather sofa | Little National Hotel Canberra by Redgen Mathieson Architects
Tan leather sofa | Fantastic Frank

I thought my tan leather sofa obsession wouldn't get any more serious but then I came across these images and now, oops I'm literally drooling over the idea of having one in my living room. Just how wonderful these two look mixed with black metals and greys? Swoon..

P.s. A current favorite leather sofa and 40 ways to decorate with tan leather.

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Swing arm lamps in the kitchen

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Swing arm lamps in the kitchen | My Paradissi

Here I am, once again, repeating myself. Swing arm task lamps in the kitchen. They are good. So good, that definitely deserve a second post. And let me explain my reasons.

Fantastic Four

Monday, February 15, 2016
Fantastic Four | My Paradissi

Shop this collection: 1.'Heavenly' by John Bucklin (Serena & Lily, $500), 2.The Table Butler Resin Lamp (Studio No.19, $369.56), 3.Sherlock Velvet Sofa in Royal Blue (One Kings Lane, $1999+), 4.Hippo Stool by Moe's Home Collection (Wayfair, $593.60) 

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Valentine's Sunday bliss is..

Sunday, February 14, 2016
Small cozy white bedroom. Image by Douglas Friedman via Domino
Black forest bliss bites recipe by Occasionally Eggs

..spending the day in this petite yet cozy bedroom, with the other half, munching on these black forest bliss bites among other things :)

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The Weeekend

Saturday, February 13, 2016
Small cozy scandinavian apartment | Image via Alt


This little scandinavian apartment.

Is it just me or is this linen apron super cool?

These decor items definitely don't belong to a grown up home.

So many ways to utilise the awkward space under the staircase.

The Houseology Masterclass blog named my instagram account as one of the best interior design ones to watch. Thanks guys ^^

Can marshmallows get any sweeter than this? Seriously doubt that.

Gorgeous minimalist chandelier.

Cool diy to make for your little boy.

Found this cartoon chart interesting.

This sleep mask pillow is rad (and intriguingly comfy in a way)


Last week - Gorgeous contemporary eclectic apartment

Last week - 3 high impact things to hang over your bed

Back in 2015 - Decor trend: Round bathroom mirrors

Back in 2014 - Sophisticated living rooms

Happy weekend, friends :)

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Image via Alt

MOOD 06_16

Friday, February 12, 2016
MOOD 06_16 | My Paradissi

Today, I'm feeling like..

Home of Joanna Laven. Photo by Marcus Lawett
..lounging in this impeccably cool living room

3d mirror diy by Monsterscircus
..making this stunning 3d mirror installation

via Madewell
..wandering the city in a preppy outfit

Blackberry ricotta turnovers recipe by Probably This
..baking these fancy blackberry ricotta turnovers

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ETSY MIX of the week

Thursday, February 11, 2016
ETSY MIX of the week | My Paradissi

1 | The photography of Suzanne Koett is magnificent; dark and poetic (KoettPhotographs, $30)
2 | Love the delicate modern vibe of this minimalistic mobile (comometalworks, $250)
3 | This oyster shell is actually made of sugar and chocolate. Too pretty to eat but, then again, we only live once, right? (andiespecialtysweets, $42 for 3 large oysters)
4 | Can't have enough of sleek marble home accents. This carved black marble candle holder is superb (CandleCo1, $40)
5 | Love the simplicity of this lbd. Tres chic (Metaformose, $108)
6 | Oh, the impeccable reflections these vintage faceted mirror accent tables will bring to a space (VanderMostModern, $350)

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2 ALIKE: White marble showers

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
White marble showers | Annaleenas Hem
White marble showers | Fiona Lynch

Let's say this post is a small ode to marble (again). Really, can't get over its magnificent nature, who, albeit luxurious and classy, can uplift even the most minimalist and contemporary designs. And, for that matter, remember this post and that one with some pretty gorgeous marble bathrooms plus this extravagant marble fireplace. Oh!

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3 high-impact things to hang over your headboard (plus a cool 4th one)

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
High-impact things to hang over your headboard | Rikki Snyder for Holiday House Hamptons
Rikki Snyder for Holiday House Hamptons via here
So, do you need some rad inspiration on what to place over your bed headboard? Of all tips and ideas flying around the blogoshere, here are my 3 favorite ones, for they're bold, they're fancy, easy to pull and are sure to brings some wows and omgs to your space.

Gorgeous contemporary eclectic apartment

Monday, February 8, 2016

It's been a while since I felt like this for an interior. I literally gasped on each and every photo of this home while scrolling down this post. OMG. Is this home for real? Do normal flesh and bone people live in there? Can they possibly adopt me (or even better just let me live in their place?). Totally, exaggerating on this one, but, this home is so worthy of my heartbeats, blushed cheeks and flickering eyelids. The perfect balance of contemporary eclectic and comfort; should I just say designer cozy? Not to mention the architecture of the 19th century space (, the absolutely perfect soothing color palette and that delicate ambient light entering the large windows. Love at first sight, I tell ya, love at first sight..

*should I be posting this on February 14th? Hmm, maybe so ^^

Sunday bliss is..

Sunday, February 7, 2016
Casual scandinavian kitchen. Photo by Andrea Papini
Crispy zucchini chips and rosemary garlic bean-free hummus recipe by Hello Glow

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The Weekend

Saturday, February 6, 2016
The Apartment by The Line - Bedroom


Aha. A dream home is for sale I hear.

Impeccable chunky sweater.

No need for instagram when you can capture your vacation this way.

These chocolate mushrooms would make such an adorable rustic cake topping.

Fan of copper, fan of table lamps. Fan of these diy ideas.

Cutest IKEA hack like ever.

Cool copper and rope knobs.

My minimalist fireplace post made it to the top 25 interior design posts for January according to the Amara blog. Yay! Hop over to their post to check the other 24 :)

(Re-)designing your kitchen? Here are 13 trends to consider based on your liking and their longevity.

Cauliflower pizza crust? Looks surprisingly delicious, I'm definitely giving it a try.


Last week - Eclectic classic home in Antwerp

Last week - 10 geometric rugs that wow

Back in 2015 - The cozy scandinavian home of Ulrika Randel

Back in 2014 - 10 sleek bathrooms dressed in wood

Happy weekend, friends :)

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Image via The Line

10 geometric rugs that WOW

Friday, February 5, 2016
10 geometric rugs that WOW | My Paradissi

Shop this collection: 1.Told You So Rug (French Connection, £87), 2.Plum & Bow Karakum Printed Rug (Urban Outfitters, $59+), 3.Squares Kelim Rug (Lulu & Georgia, $159+), 4.Vintage Morrocan Rug (IlluminateCollective, $415), 5.Östra (Oyyo, $1890+), 6.Marquee Bacchus Area Rug (Wayfair, $189.99+), 7.Savannah Rug (One Kings Lane, $55+), 8.Organic Lines Rug (Nodi, enquire price on site), 9.Zig Cotton Dhurrie (Serena & Lily, $195+), 10.Boho textured wool rug (West Elm, $249+)

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ETSY MIX of the week

Thursday, February 4, 2016
ETSY MIX of the week | My Paradissi

1 | Ok, I admit I’d buy this soap mainly for its minimalistic design but then again, the fragrance inspired by sunny beaches/lazy days doesn’t sound bad either (MYHAPPYSOAPS, $9.15)
2 | I know this ring will mess a bit with my OCD nature but looks so pretty and delicate to miss (OebelandTharpe, $22)
3 | This natural leather basket is so cool and versatile. Perfect to hold all sorts of stuff and add up to a contemporary and scandinavian inspired home style (SKANDINAVIOUS, $46+)
4 | Really want to just hug this rad pillow. Love its origami inspired folds and minimalistic design (mikabarr, $80)
5 | Looking for an easy knitting project and don’t know where to start? This diy knitting kit is all you need, plus will land you with this cool chunky sweater (WoolandtheGangltd, $132.96)
6 | Always an admirer of gorgeous handmade pottery and this speckle bud vase is a hit (oliveandjoy, $23.25)

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