Paris apartment – Interior design by Jessica Vedel. Source unknown.
As I am writing this post my feet are a bit cold and I’m thinking how nice it would be if I had a fire next to me… I actually have a fireplace in the room but it’s really nothing comparing to these! Also, I should go to the basement for firewoods and I am very very lazy right now…
This month in Greece is super cold, we have snowing and stuff, fireplaces should be honored with a post, don’t you think? In fact, I found so many great examples that I decided to break the post in two parts. Besides the photos are so powerful that I didn’t want to ruin their glory. The first one in classic style and the second one (that will follow) in simple lines.
In this post, classy is the right word to describe these spaces. Elaborate decoration, romantic to eclectic style, traditional structure. BUT, what I love the most is their final aesthetic, where through material, colors and general decoration of the room (painting or nothing at all) we could describe them as even minimal! Except one, number 3 is totally classic and aristocratic! What is your favorite?
Loft in Antwerp, designed by sculp(IT). Photo by Luc Roymans. Here the fireplace is modern but t’is placed in a traditional, highlighted ceiling, so the result is the same.
Obviously I love flamingos and I don’t mind about their kitsch essence! But today I will prove to you that flamingos can be a great decorative element without being kitsch at all. In fact, I think in some examples is quite elegant! Personally, I would love the string lights somewhere in my house, it would be such a spicy detail!
It hasn’t to be pink. As a wallpaper here
Shower curtain! Love it ❤
As an art print, a lot of options here!
In the bathroom
As a sculpture in a total white space. It gives something, don’t you think?
As an art print again
In the pool! Floating flamingo
Hidding in the corner
As a chair cushion
Monday again and I am in the office trying to work in my computer. As I find it difficult to concentrate I am listening to the song of Peggy Lee “Black coffee”.
I love this song..it’s rythm gets me in the mood for working for some reason. And at this moment, I started to think that it would be better to be in a nice, quiet coffee house and work from there. Listening to music like this, don’t be distracted by the fuzz but at the same time be in an environment where people pass by, talk etc. So, I will present to you some coffee houses that could work for me and could mentally travel you as well outside of the office. As you will see I prefer dark colours and wooden furniture, maybe this atmosphere helps me concentrate, I don’t know!
Stable Cafe in San Francisco. Exactly this!
I think this is a rendering but it could work
Balzac’s Coffee in Toronto. Cozy atmosphere
From my archive. Love the floor and the old wooden furniture
From my archive. Love the materials, old wooden bar and the lightings above
Amazing or what? A must have for the perfect kitsch style
I must admit my sinful taste. I love kitsch!! Pattern over pattern, colour over colour, hot pink, orange, yellow, all together! Maybe because I like colourful spaces, maybe I like the hymour that exist in kitsch style, maybe it is that vintage is so close to it and I love vintage, I don’t know…but kitsch is great!!! I had so much fun searching for these photos (I saved a bunch of links with stuff to buy for my home! Maybe I will post some of them in another post) I hope you’ll have too. Enjoy these happy places!
Clue element: the lampshade!
Vintage wallpaper and kitsch
Bambi everywhere. Ceramic retro animals in general are very characteristic.
Everything on display!
Animal table lamps by Atelier Abigail Ahern. Playful, witty, and classy kitsch!
Vogue Living, Stephan Hamel’s workroom, with floral Moldavian rugs and a pair of Campana brothers ‘Favela’ chair
Kitsch in blue
Matthew Williamson – Hot pink window!
Pink Smeg refrigerator, red polka dots, plastic flowers, cat in the background. What else do you need?
Peackok chair. Love this
Kitsch in hot pink
All these religious luminous objects fascinate me! Must have for sure!
And fot the end, that’s why my blue flamingo loves kitsch so much. Flamingos are everywhere! The absolut kitsch object!!! Nothing happens by chance eventually.
Tassels in decoration! From little details in curtains to simple decoration elements in walls or as jewllery tassels make a great impact! They are even easy to make, I have a DIY project for you in the end. If you don’t know what to do with yarn remnants, here a solytion 😉 They can be the main exhibit in a room or a small detail that makes the difference. Love them. I would like some of them hanging above my fireplace!
in dark colours, for atmosphere…
plus as a party decoration
to give some colour in a a room
as a necklace – buy them at Etsy
Necklace neon tassel – DIY!
Today I will talk to you about a new trend I’ve noticed the last days on my internet-leisure…
It’s about woven wall hangings. At first, I though “oh..something like rugs, on the wall..nice…” but then, after some searching, I learned that it’s about a whole type of art and craftwork! It is referred as well as “macrame“. Eventually, macrameis the method of creating these forms, using knotting and weaving. It’s the same as the friendship bracelets we used to make as teenagers!
A variety of materials, types of knots and playful patterns are used to produce these exquisite pieces.
I also learned that it was long crafted by sailors, especially in elaborate or ornamental knotting forms, to decorate anything from knife handles to bottles to parts of ships. Interesting, right?
What I like the most about these wall hangings is the combination of ancient craftwork and folk feature with a modern twist providing this piece of art! I think it’s a great idea of decorating some walls and highlight every room!
And some in more traditional style
For the end, I have for you some links of weaver profiles to see, very interesting:
Brook&Lynne and DreamWeavers
And some DIY links from other blogs, to make your own macrame piece!
Macrame wall hanging and Macrame curtain