Could you go all out geometric?

Monday, 26 January 2015

At the start of the week you're a allowed to go a little all out don't you think?! That's why I wanted to share this home in The Jardine district of Sao Paulo with you. The space belongs to a young lawyer who returned to Brazil after a spate in Italy.  He commissioned famous architect Filipe Hess to renovate his newly acquired apartment to it's orginal 1950's former glory and at the same time reflect the relaxed European lifestyle he so enjoyed in Italy. The result is a beautiful mix of mid-century and industrial. And not a corner without a geometric pattern of some sort. Kind of cool don't you think?

AD. Photographer: Filippo Bamberghi. Architect Filipe Hess

I am in love with the kitchen and bathroom floor, how about you? You can source geometric floor tiles here (any other tips?). 

Or  simply add some patterned accessories from the likes of Norsu or OYOY.  And for the colour shy and the non-comitted I came across this fab monochrome  peel and stick, removable honeycomb wallpaper

For a Scandinavian take on the mid-century / geometric trend it's worth taking a peek at this home here in Malmö. 

Have a lovely day!

A serene norwegian space for the weekend

Friday, 23 January 2015

It's the weekend - woooop! Any great plans? To me weekends are for kicking back and getting away from it all (OK, and the odd glass of wine). And I'm sure I could do both of these in this beautiful Norwegian space, given the chance! Looking out over a Norwegian fjord, Hilde and Kristian Eriksen designed the home from scratch and decorated the interior in white, shades of grey and warm light wood. The furniture is a mix of modern design and antiques.  And the result is a serene, warm, light-filled home. Oh how I would love to spend my weekend here, how about you?!

Photography: Yvonne Wilhelmsen. Femina. Post inspired by Style Files owner of beautiful shop Le Souk.  

Anything that stands out to you?

A few items I know and love: Vitra Hang it All, Eames DSR chairs, Wishbone CH24 chair. I usually buy my market basket bags when I visit my sister in Mallorca but you can also source them here.

For more Norwegian inspiration this weekend there are many wonderful spaces to be found here. And a couple of Norwegian blogs to browse: Fjeldborg, Stylizimo, and Elisabeth Heier.

Have you ever visited Norway? I've been to Bergen and Oslo. But I dream about going hut to hut hiking in the Norwegian wilderness one day too.

Have a great couple of days and see you Monday!

Details from a lovely, relaxed and vibrant family home

Thursday, 22 January 2015

After yesterday's 'man cave' (aka the fabulous Stockholm home of a fashion stylist), I thought today it was only fair to go for something a little more feminine. Situated in the 'sunshine state' of Florida, this home belongs to photographer Jen Smith, her 'handy' husband and two children. Pitched against a mainly white background, the beauty of this lovely light filled space lies in the detail. Bold textiles, artwork which pops and botanical touches add a ray of sunshine to every corner of the home. In fact, I couldn't imagine that this space is anything but sunny even on a rainy day, could you?

Homeowner: Jen Smith. Photographer. Brittany Ambridge. Domino Magazine
Homeowner: Jen Smith. Photographer. Brittany Ambridge. Domino Magazine
Homeowner: Jen Smith. Photographer. Brittany Ambridge. Domino Magazine
Homeowner: Jen Smith. Photographer. Brittany Ambridge. Domino Magazine
Homeowner: Jen Smith. Photographer. Brittany Ambridge. Domino Magazine
Homeowner: Jen Smith. Photographer. Brittany Ambridge. Domino Magazine
Is this your kind of style?

I used to be colour shy but recently I've noticed bright hues are slowly creeping into my home (I'm particularly fond of pinks). And now that spring's on it's way (I say, optimistically) I'm loving oh so fab Boucherouite or vintage kilim rugs, bold Turkish Kilim and intricate threadwork pillows / cushions from Thailand. And even weaved wall hangings such as these by MaryanneMoodie and this DIY Macrame one (project for the weekend perhaps?!).

Another touch I'm looking at for my home is sea-scape artwork and Jen's shop will be my first stop!

More bright and beautiful homes captured by Brittany Ambridge include this wonderful mexican space,  the Californian home of Annie Ziegler and the zen home of a LA fashion designer.

Have a lovely, bright, sun-shiny day! 

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