Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. I guess because it's a time for renewal and for getting our homes ready for the warmer seasons. While attempting to do some Spring cleaning I came across these old frames I had bought a few months back. So in order to spruce things up a bit I decided to take them out of seclusion and give them a fresh new look. With couple of paint testers and blue tape I created some cool looking artwork for my bedroom wall. You can see the whole process and how great they turned out here.
This magnificent flat in the heart of Madrid uses color details beautifully to create a design story. Interior designer Pablo Paniagua remodeled the seventies apartment to open up the existing floor plan in order to make the space brighter and airier. There's no doubt it was the right decision to be able to create the perfect canvas to combine objects and furniture of different eras and styles. Pablo also used color only through artwork and accessories to inject visual impact and energy to each the rooms and to ccompliment the minimalist architecture of his gorgeous apartment.
I can't recall experiencing a Winter as harsh and snowy as the one that's about to depart. Nor have I been so excited about the arrival of Spring as much as I'm today. Although we've already started getting a hint of the new season in the air, I can't wait for it to arrive tomorrow and stay for good. These beautiful and refreshing images by photographer Stellan Herner bring about that airy and warm feeling that Spring is all about. So to officially give a big welcome to sunnier days and blooming trees I felt her work would inspire us all to freshen up our homes for springtime.
Contrary to their name, these Like Paper Lamps are completely made in cast in concrete. The one-of-a-kind lamps are uniquely designed by German designers Miriam Aust & Sebastian Amelung — each one of them made with their own set creases and folds. I particularly love how they look hanging in a set. Aren't they amazing? Enjoy the weekend!
If you're into nature and love the rustic side of things, Orchard Keepers is a country chic holiday accommodation where you can sit back and relax under a giant Sequoia tree. Located in the heart of Red Hill in Victoria, Australia, this dreamy retreat is the ultimate country getaway for a family or group of friends. Chalk-white walls and waxed floorboards set up the stage for its beautiful and cozy decor that incorporates comfy linen sofas, provincial antiques, vintage furniture, art works and gorgeous lighting all sourced from all corners of the globe.
Repurposing old pieces of furniture, garage sale finds or family heirlooms is always a fun DIY project to work on. I recently found and old, shabby desk I knew would work great as a bathroom vanity for a project I was working on. With a couple of coats of paint, a new glass top and fresh hardware, I was able to transform a beaten down desk into a brand new piece for this bathroom. You can see the whole process here.
One this is to stay in a bed & breakfast filled with a unique collection of mid-century modern treasures, but then be able to buy them is something else. Bea Mombaers had the rather unique idea to transform an old Belgian farmhouse into a fabulous B&B where her guests can shop their way through their stay. I know I would walk away with a couple of pieces from her collection.