Friday finds: converted farmhouse in Sweden

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Its been a while, but I am back blogging! In the last couple of months a lot of things happened in my life. I am choosing a new path and feel good about it.  Blogging about things I love (interior design, styling, architecture) is something I really like and now that I have lots of ideas and energy I want to start again!

Lets start with this lovely converted farmhouse in Sweden. Its the home of Daniella and Fredrik and their kids. Daniella worked for IKEA for years, which you can clearly see in the choice of furniture. The color palette reminds me of my own home, lots of white and grey combined with natural materials. Look at the rough wall in the dining/living, giving the black and white room a warm feel. Add  to that a herringbone floor, mix and match chairs, black and white picture frames and pretty subtle styling..et voila…its not that hard to create a beautiful living space! What do you think?

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all pictures via ikeafamililylive

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Friday finds: Unstationary

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I just love stationary.  I have a crazy washi tape collection and more sticky notes, note books and writing paper than I could use really. I collect the stationary mainly for its design, and when I do not use it I just love to look at it while working in my office. Pretty stationary makes me really happy. I also couldn’t stop looking at this great stationary line Unstationary by Dutch design duo Ontwerpduo. Do you like it too? what are your favorite stationary designers, brands? -S

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pictures by Ontwerpduo

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Friday finds: Christmas decoration wish list

Are you also already thinking about how to decorate your home for Christmas? or maybe you have already started? Ever since I saw these lovely candle holders by Kähler Design in Dutch interior design magazine 101 Woonideeen last year, they are on my wish list. I recently found out that besides the Avvento collection – green and grey candle holders in the shape of trees – there is the Cono collection with beautiful brown candle holders in pine cone shapes.

Also lovely is the ceramic Christmas tree decoration by Kähler Design in the shape of a tree, snowflake, dove and bell. Cant wait to start decorating now!

pictures via: (1) (2) (3)

Friday finds: Tile Love

If there is one thing in my house I would like to renovate it would be my kitchen. I spend a lot of time there, cooking, baking, making coffee, having breakfast, but because we rent our place for now, it is too expensive and too much work to actually renovate it, unfortunately! This doesn’t stop me from dreaming about how my ideal kitchen would look like. There should be tiles, lots of tiles! But I am not sure yet what type of tiles I would prefer. I love simple plain rectangular white kitchen tiles, or these green aqua colored, pictured above.

These days  I am also loving the herringbone pattern, it would be a lovely pattern on a kitchen wall as well (as pictured above left by Paulina Arcklin, and sold by for example Made a Mano). I also like to have tiled shelves, it gives your kitchen a unique look and offers beautiful storage space for your favorite tableware (see picture on the right by VTWONEN).

I have been in love for a while with these beautiful (glazed) lavastone tiles by Made A Mano. Patterns are drawn by hand or hand printing, making them extra unique. There are just too many lovely designs and colors!

Tabarka studio also designs beautiful handcrafted patterned tiles (below). They have a range of very diverse patterns, I especially love the striped pattern on the top left and the grey colors.  Fortunately I have some time to decide which tiles to pick! What is your favorite? And what should definitely be included in your ideal kitchen?

– Sharon

Friday finds: fall at home

I love the fall, especially the colors this time of year brings. How to bring these warm colors to your home?

(1) Collect all your accessories, tableware, vases or books in shades of green, brown, red and orange and organize them together on some shelves or in your favorite cabinet.

(2)Its time to make your home warm and winter ready, so get some cushions and plaids in fall colors.

(3) Put some beautiful fall leaves in a simple glass vase or decorate your home with branches of red autumn berries.

What do you do to bring the fall to your home? -S

pictures via: http: benzindesign.nl (1) TOAST  (2,3) NYAHEM (4,5,7) Anthropologie (6,8) Martha Stewart (9)

Friday Finds: Fall Favorites

Its getting colder here in the Netherlands, time for some warm home finds! House of Rym designed this perfect for fall tableware, mixing different colors and designs.

Lets drink a warm cup of tea on the couch with lots of pillows and extra blankets. Pillows by House Doctor, blankets via nooosugar.

Knitted lamp shades give a room a warm feeling. These fun colorful shades are by HK Living, but of course it is also a nice DIY project for you or your grandma!

pictures via: House of Rym, House Doctor, Nooosugar, HK Living and http://acoustic-garden.tumblr.com.

Friday finds: batik prints

For a while now Tine  K is one of my favorite interior design brands.  I love the simplicity of her designs and the use of natural products and colors. Her own house is a perfect example of that, in particular this beautiful cabinet.

Recently I started following her blog (you should too!) and saw this new batik paper. Here the paper is used as wallpaper, giving a room a very unique and rich look!

Blogger Fräulein Klein used the Batik by Tine K as pieces of art in simple frames on the wall.

Pictures via: Tine K blog and apartmenttherapy.com (cabinet)