Contemporary sophisticated home in Antwerp

Monday, January 30, 2017
Contemporary sophisticated home in Antwerp. Design: Nicolas Schuybroek Architects, photos: Julien Claessens / Thomas de Bruyne

I'm smitten, once again, by the incredible work of Nicolas Schuybroek Architects and the eclectic sophisticated design of this private residence in Antwerp, Belgium. First thing that got my attention is then wooden beam ceiling that seems to dominate the crisp and overall undertone white of the rest of the space. And then, it is this calm minimalistic approach and sparsity of decorations that, under a veil of soft finishes and unrefined textures, feels welcoming and easy going. Oh, and the chevron floor. Such a beauty indeed. Enjoy!

The Weekend

Saturday, January 28, 2017
Bedroom design by Wolveridge Architects


Dreaming of beautiful Morocco.

Confidence has its own little-known habits.

Cute nursery art you can download and print.

These wonderfully gorgeous paint palettes.

This unrefined raw gem pendant necklace.

These healthy almond bites make this pregnant woman drool quite literally.

Cool office space in London.

That's interesting. Painting kitchen countertops to look like marble.

Just wanna walk barefoot on this felt ball rug.

Latest pinterest addiction.


Last week - Minimalistic folk kitchen bench

Last week - Trend spotting: Terrazzo

Back in 2016 - Accent chairs and side tables matching guide

Back in 2015 - Love or not: Contemporary rustic minimalism

Happy weekend, friends :)

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Have you noticed? Terrazzo is trending really big these days and not only on floors but walls, surfaces and furniture and accessories as well. Taking after the all marble ecstasy we've been through these past years (which thankfully is still here strong and steady) this equally eloquent, sturdy and natural surface has a more casual and eclectic vibe and definitely a more colorful and geometric result due to the way it is created. To tell you the truth, terrazzo floors have been a part of my life since birth as I have been living on them literally for most of my living days. I remember hating it with passion as a teenager, swearing like crazy when trying to find something that has accidentally fallen on it and then loving it again and again as a designer while trying to convince some of my clients not to cover/remove it while renovating their old apartments. Now, with all this incredible inspiration bombarding us from all around the web, I really can't stop but wanting to use this gorgeous finish right about everywhere. Do you feel the same? What's your opinion on terrazzo surfaces?

Minimalistic folk kitchen bench

Monday, January 23, 2017
London townhouse kitchen. Photo by Bridget W. Drejer / Sisters Agency

I'm loving this small built-in kitchen bench. There is an absolute brilliant balance between rustic, folk (the kilim cushions of course) and minimalism. And, that morning light sneaking in through the large balcony doors. Beauty! See a few more photos of this London townhouse here.

London townhouse kitchen. Photo by Bridget W. Drejer / Sisters Agency

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Sunday bliss is..

Sunday, January 22, 2017
70ies loft in Tribeca, photo by Pippa Drummond
Honeycomb doughnuts recipe by Milking Almonds

..unrefined yet cozy interiors and these mouth-watering honeycomb doughnuts.

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The Weekend

Saturday, January 21, 2017
Casa Pequena by Arkstudio


My Paradissi is a nominee for the Shorty Awards, a huge award for the social media influencers around the world, under the category House & Home. Such a great honor for this blog, it would mean the world if you would vote for us here :)

Hanging around here.

This double bathroom sink. Oh!

These rad minimalistic chic earrings.

This super long dining table.

These foyers of European buildings just got my breath away.

Need to get one of Boriana's gorgeous artworks on my wall asap.

Hop over to the Caesarstone blog to see what I'd display on my open kitchen shelves, should I had any.

Such a pretty gift box.

This church installation. Wow!


Last week - 10 best sources for boho accent pillows on Etsy

Last week - Sophisticated apartment in Stockholm

Back in 2015 - 7 blogs to follow if you are a Scandinavian design junkie

Back in 2014 - Dark blue details in the bedroom

Happy weekend, friends :)

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Image via Arkstudio

Sophisticated apartment in Stockholm

Friday, January 20, 2017
Stockholm apartment by architect Andreas Martin-Löf. Styling by Pella Hedeby. Photo by Ragnar Ómarsson via Swedish Elle Decoration

Love the moody and sophisticated cozy atmosphere in this Stockholm apartment designed by architect Andreas Martin-Löf and styled by Pella Hedeby. Cool place to switch off after a long working week, don't you think?


Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Smooth collection by Designers Guild at Houseology

Trust me on that, but I really do know how daunting looking for the perfect sofa can be. You need to get quality, durability and a style that matches your home and aesthetics all at the same time. It is definitely great news when you get a cool new collaboration between one of your favorite online stores and a well known and trusted furnishings brand. Houseology is now having a handpicked selection of 8 sofa collections from the new range of upholstered furniture by Designers Guild. That means that you can choose your favorite style, decide on you preferred sofa size including armchairs, daybeds and footstools, pick from a huge variety of over 70 luxurious upholstery options and 11 different feet finishes and enjoy your own customized piece of beauty.

That being said, I couldn't but put together a few moodboards to show you the sofas I would pick for from the Designers Guild collection given 3 different interior styles.

Top moodboard is featuring the minimalistic curvy Smooth sofa in Cappucino fabric that would look perfectly well in a contemporary sophisticated interior that is dominated by muted tones in neutral browns, grays and beiges, soft finishes, geometric forms and metallic details in black and brass. 

Quadro collection by Designers Guild at Houseology
A more stark scandinavian approach in this moodboard featuring the stark yet utterly cushy two seater sofa of the Quadro collection in Raven upholstery, with a distinctive black and white duality and a contrasting softness and coziness coming from the furry textiles and the ease of the seater.

Gibson collection by Designers Guild at Houseology

This moodboard is more of a summer breeze inspiration; a casual blue daybed from the Gibson collection in Delft fabric is paired with white furniture, woven accessories and touches of teal and light blue.

As you can tell options are endless for that matter but I really hope I got your attention over here :) Go on, do have a look at the incredible Designers Guild collection at Houseology and let me know in the comments below which one would you choose for your home!

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Monday, January 16, 2017

The Weekend

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Swoon chair by Space Copenhagen for Fredericia Furniture in 11 Howard Hotel in Soho


Such an exciting surprise to see my Instagram account featured by My Domaine as a must follow for interior design inspiration!

Love the exposed brick throughout this minimalistic home.

Pink interiors. Well yes, please!

These cool indoor planters.

This design trend got straight into my heart.

Speaking of trends, here's a great roundup of what's in the stores for 2017 (scroll down to see my take ^^)

A desert resort for the ultimate hideaway relaxation.

This beautiful geometric rug.

This window seat, this view, this serenity, oh!

This utterly gorgeous sofa.


Last week - Cozy sleeping cave

Last week - Petite kitchen love

Back in 2015 - Decor trend: Minimalistic fireplace

Back in 2014 - Bathroom with pretty tiles combo

Happy weekend, friends :)

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Image of 11 Howard hotel via The Design Chaser

Kristina Dam Studio

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Kristina Dam Studio

Sculptural minimalism. Well, that's a phrase that triggers all my designer nerves simultaneously making me step outside the structure of time and just stay still and admire the beauty of the forms and lines meeting function. Or, at least, that's what happened while browsing through the Kristina Dam Studio. Get a tiny glimpse yourselves below or do visit the store for more and more inspiration.

Kristina Dam Studio
Kristina Dam Studio
Kristina Dam Studio

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Cozy sleeping cave

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
3d visualizations by Scooty Man

This sleeping nook, oh my, this divine sleeping cave! Let me just hibernate there through the rest of the winter. Hard to imagine, yet these images are 3d visualizations by Scooty Man and are inspired by an actual house in Tinos designed by Zege Architects (quite similar indeed). Still, this is the material dreams are made of ^^

3d visualizations by Scooty Man
3d visualizations by Scooty Man

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Petite kitchen love

Monday, January 9, 2017
Extra small scandinavian kitchen by Minna Jones

This impossibly small kitchen, part of a one bedroom apartment owned and designed by Minna Jones, is just so cute! Wish I had such a stylish kitchen back in my university days, there would be absolutely no complaint about its size whatsoever :)

Extra small scandinavian kitchen by Minna Jones
Extra small scandinavian kitchen by Minna Jones
Extra small scandinavian kitchen by Minna Jones

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The Weekend

Saturday, January 7, 2017
Scandinavian apartment via Stadshem


Do you have a small foyer? Here's how to make your home look bigger.

Tech habits to say goodbye to this year.

Beautiful beautiful temporary rose tattoo.

These Ikea doll house hacks are so cute/smart/stylish.

Raddest vodka shots ever.

Keep the party going with this fancy satin clutch.

A lookbook I created for Chiara Colombini inspired by their awesome collection.

The incredible hue of this handmade rag rug.

This apartment makes me set aside my neutral monochromatic obsession.

This chunky cable knit throw blanket to cuddle through Netflix marathons.


Last week - Happy New Year

Last week - Tine K Home apartment in Palma, Mallorca

Back in 2016 - Cozy window seating nooks

Back in 2015 - The bright happy home of Jenni Li and family

Happy weekend, friends :)

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Image via Stadshem

ETSY MIX of the week

Friday, January 6, 2017
ETSY MIX of the week

1 | This pure organic cotton knit baby hat for his/hers first cold days (LittleHighbury, $14)
2 | These Dead Sea bath salts to invigorate the body and the soul (EvyJoAndCo, $15.50)
3 | This oddly shaped shoulder bag inspired by love (handmadebymeraki, $150)
4 | The subtle muted blush and earthy tones of this floral card (ObviousState, $4.50)
5 | The unrefined yet delicate nature of this linen pillow (pillowlink, $18.99+)
6 | This unique handmade 6 piece dining set for two (DustCeramics, $210)

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Tine K Home Apartment in Palma, Mallorca

Thursday, January 5, 2017
Tine K Home Apartment in Palma, Mallorca

While popping into Michelle's blog this morning for my daily dose of inspiration, I couldn't but gasp to the unrefined natural beauty of Tine K Home's products presented in their oh so successfully styled way. The new Tine K Home SS17 catalog is once again breathtaking, and if I might add, a great escape from all the holiday wintery thing that's been going on this past month. The photos in this post are not from the new collection, however, but from an apartment they have for rent in Palma, Mallorca. Now, please tell me, wouldn't you want to spend just a few days there soaking up some warm sun rays before turning back to the rest of the winter? 

Tine K Home Apartment in Palma, Mallorca
Tine K Home Apartment in Palma, Mallorca
Tine K Home Apartment in Palma, Mallorca
Tine K Home Apartment in Palma, Mallorca

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Happy New Year!

Monday, January 2, 2017
Home of Claes Juhlin and Michelle Zetterstrom
Home of Claes Juhlin and Michelle Zetterstrom via A Merry Mishap
Happy New Year, friends! Wish you love, health, truth and joy and a bag full of accomplished wishes at your doorstep :)
2017 has found me (and my family) with a nasty cold so you can guess that was not exactly off to a great start. But, the sun is shining beautifully today and I do feel a little better so my optimism levels have risen again to their normal standards. 
There are so many beautiful things to look forward to this year, amongst them a very promising and cool collaboration and, of course, the birth of my second baby in early April. Let's do this, people! Let's do a wonderful, wondrous 2017! xoxo

Anna Gillar
Anna Gillar
Contemporary kitchen by ASH NYC
ASH NYC via here
Marble bathroom via Ett Hem
Ett Hem via here
Open kitchen shelves via Heidi Lerkenfeldt
Heidi Lerkenfeldt via here

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