Christmas in Arizona

Posted on jan 7, 2013 | 2 comments

When major league ballplayer Bill Mueller and his wife, Amy, had to move from Massachusetts to Arizona with their three children Lexi, Tucker, and Dawson, the couple brought old-fashioned New England charm to their brand-new desert home. The place is cozy, with a tufted bench providing a place to sit at the foot of the bed, a stone fireplace keeping things toasty on the covered patio, furnished like a full-fledged living room… A wall of vintage beveled mirrors is decorating the elegant bathroom above the claw-foot tub. For Christmas in this Southwestern home ? Instead of hauling out shiny tinsel and multicolored lights, Amy turns to fresh clippings of pine and spruce, Kraft paper, and wooden ornaments.









Source : Country Living

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Merry Christmas !

Posted on déc 24, 2012 | 0 comments

Source : Trendenser

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Scandinavian Christmas

Posted on déc 3, 2012 | 0 comments

When they bought this house in southern Stockholm, Pernilla and Ola knew that it was in a deplorable state. Most of it was replaced in the 1970s, so the house was covered with carpeting and orange wallpaper, and the roof leaked. During 8 years, they renovated the house with care and passion. Decorated in classic black and white with touches of natural colours, the house has become warm and cozy for Christmas, with pine cones, twigs and hyacinths.







Source : Lantliv

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This week I loved… #3

Posted on déc 2, 2012 | 0 comments

I saw lots of « Do It Yourself » Christmas tree on the blogosphere these last days, and I had a crush on those ones from a French magazine. Original but elegant, and made with a variety of stuffs. Might have a try, but don’t know yet on which one ! :)










Source : Marie Claire Idées

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Rustic coziness in Sweden

Posted on nov 30, 2012 | 0 comments

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, painting some furniture and take in seasonal plants » says Ylva. Carpets, cushions and tapestries are Ylva’s own design.












Source : Lantliv

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Christmas time in England

Posted on nov 24, 2012 | 0 comments

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 Times

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