30 June 2013

There's warmth in Iceland

Iceland remains one of those mysterious places I wish to travel.  From what I had seen on film it is a mix of rustic and minimalism.  Or extreme versions of either.  But what do I know?

Interior Designer, Rut Karadottir's home in Reykjavik exudes warmth and elegance.  I came across her website www.rutkara.is, and again I've fallen in love over and over...

via Bungalow5 and desire to inspire via rutkara.is

29 June 2013

Oh those Swedes!

Scandinavian interiors have a very distinct atmosphere.  Crisp, white, bright, and sometimes with quirky, unexpected touches.  

Kristina Lifors is a Swedish interior designer who earned a spot on Skona Hem this year.  Incorporated in this project are the client's love for light fixtures (admittedly, I have the same fixation!) and some classic pieces.  Kristina had clever ways of using IKEA staple pieces (can you spot them??) and mixing smooth, glossy finishes with textured items.  This home is a dream...  I think I found my new hero.  

via Kristina Lifors

26 June 2013

Grey Matters

I get weak at the knees when I spy black + white + wood interiors...  But man,  when Davide Lovatti photographs interiors like these, grey does matter.  All the photographs are exquisite compositions.  I can't get over the tastefulness of objects, finishes, natural light, art and textures!  It's quite a fantasy...  Move in, or move on?  

via ELLE Decoration UK

23 June 2013

Op Art Envy

Brazilian architects Antonio Junior Feriera and Mario Celso Bernardes merged talents and have become the dynamic duo of Brazil.  Exploring both architecture and interior design, they challenge conventional structure and finishes, often including humour and surprise.  Their Buenos Aires project shows the love for Op Art and Midcentury details.  The owners must be Art Addicts!  I think I have Op Art envy...

Images via Afflante

Weekend Black + White Inspiration


via Karl.com

22 June 2013

HAY you!

My little excursion to DWR yesterday made my heart skip a beat!  I finally got to see these stackable trays in person...

I'm cray-cray for the tray-tray by HAY !

via Maison&Objet 2012 via Flodeau

18 June 2013

Your books say a lot about you...

Do you edit your bathroom cabinet before you host a party?  What about your book storage?  Your books speak what's on your mind...

“Books are a hard-bound drug with no danger of an overdose. I am the happy victim of books.”            -Karl Lagerfeld
via Composing Kate and New York Observer

17 June 2013

For the Birds

As early as 5.45 AM I hear birds as I stroll to the train station each morning...  Singing, chirping, crying, perhaps even woo-ing.  Our winged friends need better homes.  

via freshome

via eu.fab.com

via Modernbirdhouse.com

via sweetpeachblog.com