Saturday 7 September 2013

White Scandinavian lake house

 

Gorgeous old objects and Avodart online usa beautiful furniture contrast the whimsy of the white walls in this charming farm house. Peaceful and highly situated on a small hill in southern Sweden. The lake is within walking distance and the community just a few minutes away by bike.

 Mauritz farm is home to Ida and Kristoffer Olofsgård. Ida owns the interior design store Sockerklaras in Sävsjö, Sweden.

Ida freely admits that she is an incurable romantic,
with a special soft spot for chafed, worn, oblique and wintering. 

Mauritz farm is built in the early 1800s, but the timber and wood is taken from the old court house in a neighboring village. When it was dismantled there was enough material for two houses, one Mauritz farm is one. The house has was a tranquil peaceful atmosphere and so much of the old left. But there are no old ghosts left and Buy Avodart rattles, Ida jokes.

Ida and Kristoffer renovated their old timber-frame farmhouse by painting all the interiors pure white. The rustic wood details, leather, vintage and shabby-chic furniture make this house friendly and charming.

Source: 79 Ideas

Photography: hus&hem

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Friday 30 August 2013

Gorgeous concept store in Amsterdam

 

As a lover of beautiful things, it’s a delight to discover, TUTZE Store ~ this gorgeous concept store in Amsterdam is beautifully captured by the styling and photography of Paulina Arcklin.

Photography: Paulina Arcklin via: jelanie

Source: TUTZE Store,  Harderwijk, The Netherlands.

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Monday 26 August 2013

Café culture in Paris

 

Happy Monday ~ I’m looking forward to my cafe latte to start the day…. week.

Photographer Kathrin Koschitzki took these beautiful images. She is a German photographer who loves to eat and to tell stories,  and works as a freelance photographer, creating visual ideas and recipes for international magazines and Amoxil online usa agencies.

Photography by Germany-based Kathrin Koschitzki,
who “after her diploma in photography,
moved to Paris to learn the trade of French pâtisserie  and take walks along the Quai St. Martin.”
Source: Sanctuary blog

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Thursday 22 August 2013

a little more Scandinavian apartment charm

 

I hope you enjoy a few more beautiful pics of this Swedish home for sale through Stadshem.

For more images see the previous A White Carousel post here.

Source and Photography: Stadshem

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Thursday 22 August 2013

Charming Scandinavian apartment

 

This gorgeous small apartment mixes vintage and modern beautifully.

Photography: Stadshem via 79 Ideas

 

Note: If you’re planning to buy a home in Sweden, you might want to check out Stadshema real estate agency based in Göteborg and Stockholm. Like any other agents, they offer apartments and houses for sale.

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Tuesday 6 August 2013

white + a splash of orange

 

I love the simplicity of this space that mixes old and modern.

photography: mali azima for: atlanta homes interior design: kay douglass

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Wednesday 31 July 2013

Beautiful old apartment in Madrid

 

This old apartment in central Madrid, Spain is both home and some kind of a showroom of antique objects, furniture and accessories.  Pep Cuca Boixader Riera, owners of the firm Antiq-BR, have created the beautiful interiors of this simple and Amoxil online usa charming home, which is also showroom and workshop.

Pep Cuca Boixader Riera and share four children and a business: Antiq-BR, space devoted to European antiques from the eighteenth and nineteenth-French, Italian and Swedish almost exclusively. In the center of Madrid have their headquarters, which also is his private residence and the place where the female component of this creative tandem has installed its textile workshop.

The spacious floor that focuses all activity is perfect to dedicate to such versatile uses thanks to a magnificent layout and Avodart online usa beautiful antique finishes, which provide enabling framework: the pavement is a pine floorboards late eighteenth century in the area dedicated to showroom, and the walls and high ceilings are decorated with plaster moldings. A bright and airy box, ideal for jewelry accommodate furniture, mirrors, decorative objects, some wonderful chandeliers … All of these unique pieces, with charisma, which retain the colors of the time, purchased by antique dealers for their beauty or interest. “We only buy what we like,” says Pep Boixader.

The integration of antiques is not at odds, however, a convenient and simple interior that exudes calm and light thanks to white and light colors chosen as background and stays reiterated element. Simplicity, balance, naturally: the textiles designed by the owner reinforce these concepts. His firm, Ana & Cuca, whose first name is a tribute to the youngest of the family, use fabrics and Buy Amoxil antique linens, also of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which, after a recovery process completely handmade, reconverted into plaids, cushions, duvet covers, bags … small-scale production to get almost unique pieces. How unique is this house in which we work and create, but above all, we live.

 

Photography: nuevo-estilo, visit webpage.
{Source} via 79 Ideas

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Thursday 25 October 2012

white halloween

 

A white, pure and calm Halloween :: no scary skulls and RIP cookies ~ ooooohhh!

From studio Hooray and photographed by Andrea Dozier.

{Images: Andrea Dozier }

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Friday 5 October 2012

to sleep, perchance to dream

 

Enjoy these natural pics of Claire’s beautiful bedroom.

Today I am lazy, I have not made the bed. I feel at some point I may be tempted to hop back in and steal some sleep.

I have laid down a couple of times but could not resist my camera. So here are a couple of details from from where I lay. Claire

And be transported with Claire’s filmI love the light in MY GREEK ISLAND HOME, it uplifts me. It inspired me to make this film. Music by Matthew Usmar Lauder.

{Images & Source: visit Claire’s delightful blog, Claire Lloyd loves}

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Friday 5 October 2012

Claire Lloyd + My Greek Island Home

 

Last night I had the joy of being transported to the Greek Island of Lesvos, when Claire Lloyd talked about her life and shared the inspirations for her new book, My Greek Island Home.

When I bought my house on Lesvos, I was led by instinct — over the years I have learned to follow it without question. People always ask me how I came to be here. 

Our first glimpse of Lesvos from the air was exciting:

the deep blue-green Aegean Seas and a huge landmass rising from it.

Dawn was breaking and Avodart online usa warm colours streaked the horizon, a preview of the beautiful day ahead.

My Greek Island Home is a memoir of Claire’s daily life in a village on the island of Lesvos.

Feeling exhausted by her life’s hectic pace in London, Claire captures her journey to living a more simple life in the rugged beauty of a traditional Greek island village that has led to a sense of peace and the return of her creative drive.

… endless sun, calming white-washed walls, salt-sharp air,

the tinkle of goat bells and the musical chatter of buzzing, outdoor village life.

The Book

My Greek Island Home describes Claire’s journey to a small village in Greece – the ancient land of gods and poets, where the seasons govern a way of life that has barely changed over thousands of years. Accompanied by Claire’s stunning photographs filled with colour and light, this inspirational story of reconnecting with nature and community, and finding beauty in the smallest details, will make you see the world anew.

Artist, designer and photographer Claire Lloyd had a successful career in London, a beautiful apartment and a life filled with excitement and travel. However, she was beginning to feel exhausted by her life’s hectic pace. One day a chance conversation with a friend led her to the Greek island of Lesvos, where she finally found what she was looking for – a sense of peace and the return of her creative drive.

It draws on the importance of community living in a time when the world feels so disjointed. Frank, intimate and beautifully photographed, My Greek Island Home is about making a home in a strange land and discovering the joy of nature and creativity. It introduces us to the locals of Lesvos and their traditions, explores the intricate rituals of daily life. Armchair travelers will be transported by Claire’s evocative descriptions and photography of the food, people and places of Lesvos, while actual travelers will discover a wealth of new ideas for their next trip.

About Claire Lloyd

Claire Lloyd was born in Australia, and moved to London in her early twenties after two and a half years as an art director at Australian Vogue. In London she worked at The World of Interiors and then as an art director for the launch of the British edition of W magazine. From there she built a stellar career in magazines, film, video, books and property. Her first book, Sensual Living, showed readers how to create a home that stimulates all the senses. Claire lives in Greece with her partner and a large number of animals.

{Images & source: photography by Claire Lloyd. Visit Claire’s delightful blog, Claire Lloyd loves and her website. There is an extract from the book published in The Australian here.}

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