Keeping it warm

Thursday, December 29, 2016
Cozy living room by Johanne Dueholm
Johanne Dueholm via here  
The wind is blowing so hard this evening, it's so comforting to be staying indoors enjoying the warmth of my home. I really wish this was the rule for every person in the world, no cold, no fear, no pain. Hope this new year will bring each and every one those basics that many of us often neglect as trivial or certain for they are not. It's not always about pretty interiors or impeccable possessions, and although this is the route and reason of this blog, we should never forget about those things that are not attractive to show and those feeling that are hard to talk about. I find myself more than often as I am growing up to lose my faith in humanity but then again I hate to see myself turning into a cynical old person. I know things are hard, let's just find that little bit of sparkle in our gestures that makes the difference. Who knows, maybe 2017 will surprise us in a good way :)

Griffiths Design Studio
Griffiths Design Studio 
Cozy bedroom via Fantastik Frank
Fantastik Frank
Open fireplace by Jonas Berg
Jonas Berg

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Crisp bedrooms inspiration

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Alyssa Rosenheck for Public Hotel
Alyssa Rosenheck for Public Hotel via here
Hope you're having a cozy and relaxing holiday :) I know I spent these past few days cocooning with family, really not much I would ask more than that. That being said, these bedrooms got my attention for their fresh, clean and uncluttered nature. Pretty spots to relax a little bit more, don't you agree? 

white bedroom via Fantastic Frank
Fantastic Frank via here
white bedroom
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Christmas wintery scene

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Here's a Christmas interior I designed for fun :) I dreamt of a winter cabin, a basic minimalistic space with a large fireplace to be the focal point and add warmth and coziness. And, long hours of fun and relaxation with favorite people, exchanging gifts, chatting by the fire, delicious dinners and mouthwatering desserts, fun stories and the snow falling outside the window in silence and peace. Hope you're having a lovely time yourselves, xoxo!

A few of the products you see on the scene: armchairs | floor lamp | pendant lamp | dining chairs | large print | small print 1 | small print 2 | wrapping paper

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Design and 3d visualizations by Eleni Psyllaki

The Weekend

Saturday, December 17, 2016
Grey contemporary chic bedroom by Tristan Auer


Fun and easy last minute gift wrapping idea.

These whimsical mobiles.

Have you seen the new names Ikea gave to their products?

No, and I mean no.

This incredible structural sweater.

Ideas for an eclectic chic bathroom in partnership with Caesarstone.

Decorating trends come and go. Here are some favorite latest ones (yay for puffy seating!)

This amazing scandinavian bedroom renovation (just click on the before photos to see what I mean).

This dress. Wow!

This home. Love, love, love.


Last week - The unrefined Christmas decoration guide

Last week - Cozy winter home

Back in 2015 - 6 natural inspired gift wrapping ideas

Back in 2014 - Christmas on instagram

Happy weekend, friends :)

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Image via Tristan Auer

ETSY SPOTLIGHT: Stylish storage

Friday, December 16, 2016
Stylish storage baskets and hampers on Etsy

1 | Medium storage basket (DesignByRube, $27)
2 | Storage basket with leather ties (SKANDINAVIOUS, $86)
3 | Two tone woven storage basket (TheBasketRoom, $20.37+)
4 | Cream scallops hamper (jennarosehandmade, $69.10)
5 | Pom pom seagrass belly basket (TalaHomeDesign, $47.10)
6 | Pot made of rope and yarn (dawuschn, $90.61)
7 | Large felt basket (loopdesignstudio, $35)
8 | Vintage collapsible wire basket (TimeTestedFinds, $30.50)

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Cozy winter home

Thursday, December 15, 2016

If  I were to switch off for the weekend and lounge in a cozy wintery abode, then this would definitely be the place. I adore the muted monochromatic palette which, combined with all the unrefined woods, textured finishes and vintage finds, brings out a very appealing warmth and serenity. Let the snow fall, for there are plenty of logs waiting by the open fire to be burnt, I shall add ;) 

Bright bedroom with bookcase

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Love the idea of a small bookcase inside the bedroom. I really miss reading books but then again I never seem to make any time for them. Maybe, having them near me when I relax is a trigger that might actually work. What do you think? Btw, don't miss the rest of this beautiful bright home designed by Laura Seppanen and photographed by Krista Keltanen.

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The unrefined Christmas decoration guide

Monday, December 12, 2016
Star garland. Image by Anouschka Rokebrans via Avenue Lifestyle

As you probably have noticed by now, the ongoing decorating trend for the holidays (still) is an unrefined, understated approach with as little colors and ornaments as possible but with an overabundance of greenery in forms of wreaths, trees, garlands and all other sorts you can imagine. A natural earthy vibe with raw finishes and a rustic vibe, I might add. There is an overload of inspiration across the web these days (yes, my Christmas pinterest board has a ton of them for sure :) but I wanted to share here on the blog some of my favorite ideas on how to actually bring this style into your home this year. 

So here's how you can decorate..

The Weekend

Saturday, December 10, 2016
Scandinavian bedroom with grey linen bedding via Entrance


Beautifully scented candle to spread the holiday aroma around.

These made me drool, quite literally.

Love the hues and serene atmosphere in Will's bedroom makeover.

When Norm Architects work with Kinfolk the result is a feast for the minimalist's eyes.

Such a pretty gift for the plant lover.

Cozy sweater perfection.

When you feel like traveling but traveling is not an option (loved this!).

A fresh take on decorating a Christmas tree (hint: florals are included).

Pantone has released their top 10 colors for Spring. What do you think? (I love Hazelnut and Pale Dogwood).

Oh my, this doll cushion is so adorable!


Last week - Bathroom love

Last week - New in portfolio: Parisian apartment

Back in 2015 - Atmospheric home with industrial rustic charm

Back in 2014 - Dreamy Christmas decor by Carnets Parisiens

Happy weekend, friends :)

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Image via Entrance

NEW IN PORTFOLIO: Parisian apartment

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Parisian apartment living room design concept by Eleni Psyllaki of My Paradissi in collaboration with Houseology

It's been some time I've been wanting to share with you the latest project I did with Houseology, so here it is! It's such a pleasure working with one of my favorite online stores as the fruits of our collaborations always feel challenging and fulfilling at the same time (remember this outdoor space and this kids room?). This living room was inspired by a collection of luxe, sophisticated and contemporary classic products they have on the store, like the iconic Grand Piano sofa by Gubi, the Flos 265 wall lamp and the Tom Dixon wingback armchair among many others. Do visit my portfolio page for more and higher res images and don't forget to leave your comments on the design. I'd love to hear your thoughts :)

Bathroom love

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Small bathroom with skylight and grey marble by Daniella Witte
Daniella Witte
Bathroom with grey marble and built in tub via Per Jannson
Per Jannson 
I'm loving these two bathrooms for their understated elegance and their characteristic use of gray marble. The skylight in the first one lets the light flow in divinely while the built in marble tub in the second one holds a spa aesthetic I'd so want to have in my home. Which one of these two is your favorite?

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Christmas inspiration by Soho House

Monday, December 5, 2016
Christmas mantel decoration by Soho House
I spent a good time browsing through the Soho House instagram this morning. The ideal imagery for daydreaming and virtual traveling to gorgeous places and spaces. These last shots bringing in the Christmas spirit are so pretty too.

Christmas wreath by Soho HouseIce skating in New York by Soho House

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The Weekend

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Contemporary chic pink and neutral living room via The Glitter Guide


This eucalyptus wreath is so pretty and fresh.

Picking the right wooden accessories for a contemporary kitchen.

Thinking of getting a marble countertop for your kitchen? Read this.

Such a cute and funny kids wall hanging.

Are you a maximizer or a sacrificer?

The gorgeous Japanese pottery collection of Koji Kitaoka.

Smart holiday diy decorations made mostly of paper (yes, simple white paper).

No retouching beauty at its whole glory in the new Pirelli calendar.

A dream apartment.

This cozy off-white turtleneck sweater is on my wishlist.


Last week - Inspired by warm naturals

Last week - 7 cool Etsy stores to shop your Christmas cards

Back in 2015 - 10 extraordinary minimalist wreath ideas

Back in 2014 - Scandinavian minimalism by Musta Ovi

Happy weekend, friends :)

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7 cool Etsy stores to shop your Christmas Cards

Friday, December 2, 2016
Christmas Cards from Oak Gallery

For the lovers of snail mail and traditions, look no further, these stores have some of the prettiest Christmas cards to spread the holiday love around. 

INSPIRED: Warm naturals

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Fifty armchair by Ligne Roset via Diego Revollo Arquitetura
The impressive Fifty armchair by Ligne Roset in this apartment designed by Diego Revollo Arquitetura.

Warm metals, ceramics and unrefined woods in this kitchen
Warm metals, ceramics and unrefined woods in this kitchen
The warm metals, ceramics and unrefined woods in this kitchen set are divine (via vtwonen).

Corgi Chai Cookies recipe by A Cozy Kitchen
These most adorable corgi chai cookies I would feel no guilt devouring whatsoever.

Coffee & Walnut Loaf recipe by Milking Almonds
A coffee flavored loaf cause I really miss drinking my morning coffee now that I'm pregnant.

Home products by Art & Article
The impeccable collection of home products from Art & Article.

The Apartment by The Line in LA
The Apartment by The Line in LA
The new Apartment by The Line in LA is just as you imagine- a stunner.

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