Posts made in novembre, 2012

Rustic coziness in Sweden

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First a farm and then a school, this house from 1901 in Hjortnäs outside Leksand was not built as a residence. But with a ceiling height of 3.6 meters, designer and calligrapher Ylva Sharp and her husband Daniel saw potential in this house and started a major renovation. They demolished a few walls to open space and make a generous kitchen with dining area. The old wood stove with a fireplace have become the kitchen’s heart. They used calm tones as grey and white, and the old school of 310 square meters has now become a bright and spacious home. « I like to change and renew at home with colours according to the season, by switching textiles,...

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A tree in the house

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Art director Cecilia Eklund Malmborg and furniture designer Michael Malmborg live here together with their two children in Hammarby Sjöstad in Stockholm. The birch trees in the middle of the living room catch the eye and create a true charm. The mix of vintage and new is really well done here, with design lamps and vintage frameworks and chairs.               Source : Myrica Bergqvist shot for Residence...

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Travel treasures

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We are in Surry Hills, Sydney, where live textile designer Gemma Cagnacci and her partner Andrew Meehan, an architect. Gemma and Andrew travelled all around the globe before setting there, and documented their journey in the amazing Line x Shape x Colour blog. Having returned last year, they collected many pieces from all around the world and filled their home with souvenirs and stunning textiles from their travels. One example is the « Gallery Wall » in the dining room, featuring Nubian masks bought in southern Egypt, wall hanging bought in Uzbekistan, or old photos taken by Gemma’s grandfather. In the kitchen, the hand painted poster...

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The Dress Factory

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Sunna and Kirsikka are two Finland mothers who are crazy about dresses. In their blog Mekkotehdas, they present self-made dresses and other handicrafts. Here is the home and workshop of this magical Dress Factory, all in soft and pastel colours.                       Source : Mrs...

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Christmas time in England

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This 18th century lodge house, in the South of London, is getting dressed early for Christmas. When they bought it, the owners made some transformation in order to turn it into a proper family home. They wanted a decoration style that sticked with the age of the house but also some contemporary elements. The colours are very light, and they use candles and flowers all over the place to « make it really homely and welcoming ».                           Source : Wealden...

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