The dining area in this Swedish apartment is a perfect example of how a rug can change the look & feel of an entire room. This is why a love a vintage kilim rug! You can see images of the area without the rug here and here. I also love the artwork. When you want to (re)decorate a room in your home and you don’t know where to start, it is best to choose a rug or artwork that you like and go from there. You can use the color scheme of the rug or artwork to choose accessories such a cushions to get a unified look. If you are interested in a vintage kilim rug: with code RUGLOVE you now get 25% discount on the last rugs available from Le Souk. The discount is also valid on all (kilim) cushion covers. Kilim rugs and cushions are unique so there is only one available of each.
Image source: Bjufors.
The beautiful Spring days that we are having here in The Netherlands make me want to shop for new spring / summer clothes. Here are some beautiful items from the new Madewell collection. Above:cardigan sweater in blush & ruffle hem top.
1. patchwork quilt scarf | 2. canvas transport tote | 3. heart sweater | 4. cardigan sweater in blush | 5. slingback mules | 6. cotton tee in sweet dahlia | 7. Veja sneakers | 8. layered necklace | 9. metallic heart pouch | 10. cotton tee | 11. clogs | 12. rainbow stripe scarf
I keep seeing a gorgeous tile on Pinterest. I did some researching and found out that this tile, with a Dandelion pattern, is designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Swedish company Marrakech Design. Dandelion is a hexagonal tile influenced by Arabic patterns and geometry. The cement tiles are handmade in Morocco (Marrakesh) in a traditional manufacturing method. The patterns are obviously inspired by classical Arabic geometry. By laying the tiles in various ways each pattern opens the opportunity to create several new different macro-patterns. Including a random factor that provides non-repetitive formations.
Some information about these kind of tiles: cement tiles are made using a process developed in Southern France in the second half of the 19th century. Today, however, Morocco is the major production center. Cement tiles are made by hand with the help of metallic molds and a hydraulic press. The raw materials are Portland cement, sand, marble powder, water and color pigments. Contrary to ceramic tiles, cement tiles are not exposed to firing but gain their stregth from curing. The pigment layer is about 3-4 mm which gives the tiles a long life span. Each cement tile is individually made and variations in thickness, size and color as well as imperfections like irregular edges and corners as well as pattern contours being partly blurred are inherent to the manufacturing process. These characteristics add to the tiles’ natural appeal and do not compromise performance.
Greece is one of my favorite holiday destinations. I have been to several Greek island but have not visited Mykonos yet. This island (one of the top destinations worldwide), located in the Mediterranean Sea and more specifically in Aegean Sea Greece, is high on my list of places to go though! Mykonos is famous for it’s many beautiful beaches but also for the many stylish beach restaurants. I teamed up with Mykonos company Luxury Villas in Mykonos by MLV to give you a list of the best beach restaurants on Mykonos. Luxury Villas in Mykonos by MLV offers the most elegant accommodation along with the highest quality of concierge services. Their philosophy is based on impeccable hospitality and quality service in order to create a unique and unforgettable experience for travelers that seek to discover the magic of Mykonos. They know the island best so their advice on where to eat is of great value. The island of Mykonos is one the few globally that has 25 beaches, all beautiful and unique. Each beach has its own personality and style, and is well-organized with amazing restaurants that offer delectable food, creating an unforgettable dining experience. Here are the seven best beach-restaurants in Mykonos where you can get all the above. Pick the ones that suit you and leave your Mykonos Villa for a few hours to enjoy their tasteful dishes.
Scorpios is an all-day resort on a rocky hill at the end of the well-known Paraga Beach. Its philosophy is more like a meditation center where guests can relax, enjoy and come closer to their inner self.
Scorpios’ restaurant offers healthy organic meals in a boho chic environment. The decoration is based on natural materials like stone, wood and clay. Big comfortable pillows are everywhere and the dining tables are huge, serving different groups at the same time.
The gourmet, Mediterranean menu includes a lot of vegetarian dishes and the ingredients are fresh.
Located at the end of the magnificent Ftelia beach on the north side of Mykonos, Alemagou beach bar – restaurant successfully mixes the luxury of the island with the bohemian style of living.
Famous chefs prepare delicious gourmet dishes for their guests who can choose their table in one of the different level verandas. If you want to explore the venue more, you will find a strange army tent, which is actually Alemagou’s boutique, and a private boat which you can rent and sail to the nearby beaches.
The new ferm LIVING 2019 catalogue is out! The ferm LIVING catalogues are always a feast to the (interior lovers) eyes but this time there is even more inspiration to be found as not only the new collection is displayed but there is also a new feature showing creative people’s houses.
Maaike from De Bloemenier creates the most beautiful paper flowers. Her products are available as DIY packages but she also sells hand made flower wreaths and cards. Maaike’s website is in Dutch but you can use Google translate if you need help translating.
For fashion I like to shop from small responsible brands but to keep it affordable I mix these with items from mainstream shops. One of my favorite high street brands is Other Stories as I think their clothing is of better quality than most high street shops. Here are some of my favorite between season items from the latest Other Stories collection.
Above: alpaca blend cardigan
leopard wool scarf | woven straw cross body bag | leaf hoop earrings | white leather Adidas sneakers
Above: kaftan style maxi dress