Monday, 23 June 2014

Renovation of a Vila in Portugal

A beautiful mix of Past and Present in this old family house renovation. 
The architecture studio Clínica de Arquitecura had as their main objectives: to give the spaces more fluidity, more light and basically a new "life" to the home... but without losing it's particular character and it's memories.

I love all the beautiful details and the amount of care taken to combine old and new in an harmonious way.
My favourites? The general luminosity which makes me feel nostalgic for the summer in Portugal. The new stairs, and the way they belong effortlessly in the old space. And the marble kitchen sink, because it reminds me of the one my grandmother had.

"Sometimes, everything has to change so that everything stays the same...
Today, looking at the house, it seems that it was always like this."
photos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8:  A Caixa Negra
with kind permission

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Children Room Inspiration | Welcome Madalena!

I'm so happy!
Yesterday, just a bit after midnight, I got two text messages on my phone saying that my new baby niece had "arrived". We weren't expecting her until next week, but the doctor thought it was safer to make the delivery earlier because she hadn't turn into the right position yet. Now I'm all excited and jittery, just waiting for the wonderful technology of smart phones and the internet to allow me to see this beautiful baby even though we have half a continent and part of an ocean between us.

So, for today's post, a girl's bedroom inspiration (Evie's bedroom) from the blog &SUUS (you can see the original posts here and here). I love the freshness of the white and soft pastels mixed with some beautiful vintage details (how adorable is that little mint green chair?). 
Super cute!
all photos by &SUUS

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Black...White...Grey | Bloomingville's AW2014 catalogue

Honestly, I'm just barely starting to feel like it's Summer, but I really wanted to share with you my favourite images...Yes they are all black, white and grey. 
Oh, there's still lots of colour in the rest of the catalogue (and it's worth taking a look), lots of pastels especially, but this time there is also lots and lots of grey... Love it!

images from Bloomingville

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

the home of...Karine Kong

Today I'm sharing the London home of Karine Kong, from the blog and web-shop Bodie and Fou.
I chose some photos where you can get lots of inspiration on how to decorate and style your home in black and white, mixing vintage and modern styles. 

If you you want to know more about some of the furniture, design pieces and art, in this home, you can check out this article on BoligLiv (though it will be written in Danish) or Karine's blog here
Hope you like it!

photography: Morten Holtum
via: BoligLiv

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Friends & Founders | design crush

I just discovered Friends&Founders, a Danish/Swedish design company founded in 2013, and now I have a serious design crush on this lamp. 

A beautiful combination of modern and tradition. 
And it's like having your own street lamp at home. 
Love it!

images via: Friends&Founders

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