I love this house that Elle Decor featured on their website recently. Jeweler Federico de Vera revamped an abandoned railway station into this marvelous and very stylish home. Read the rest of the story here.
Railway station turned home
Mind you; it’s his weekend home. It inspires me to rethink my plans for our cottage. It’s lovely as it is, but can do with a bit of a spruce up. It’s still a bit too cluttered and I am not sure I can still fool myself into thinking the faux-wood paneling has a Mad Men feel to it. Maybe a lick of white paint on the wall for a start…
our cottage. I was thinking white for the walls and a darker colour for the window panes
And maybe a slate grey for the outside with white for the window panes and doors. And a red and white scheme for the shutters….
Remember the Golden Girls? Off course you do. We just sat through ALL seasons again and loved them. And not just for the stories. I absolutely loved seeing that decor again. I remember loving those pastels when I saw the show first as a kid. The pale blues, tappid greens, peach pinks, matte beiges and the wicker… the wicker everywhere. But I want to bet you that wicker is hard on its way for a massive come back if it hasn’t arrived yet. And I think there will be enough room for a serious nod to the shoulder pad days. And I even think some relatives of the same pastels will be joining….
So maybe not exactly like this………
But more like this…
Yes I know, not wicker but ratan. Who made you king of woven furniture?
Don’t remember or know Lloyd Loom yet? Make a note of that name. It’s coming back!
Want to join me on the lanai?
Now where did I see these chairs before…….
In that case……
There you go….
I wonder what’s next…
Pink arches, glass beds, white high gloss tables and beige leather anyone?
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A recent study in the Netherlands shows that 82% of parents are annoyed by the sheer inexhaustible amount of necessary baby-products that fill the house with the arrival of a baby. Most of the time these products are made of sensible plastics that are produced to last forever, but not to look pretty. Especially those parents who spent a lot of time decorating their home to a certain standard.
Funny enough, especially the dads out there would like to see products that are both functional and appealing. 50% of them say they think there is room for improvement there. Bloom, a company founded by 4 fathers, agrees. They design baby products that target trend- and style-conscious parents with a range of furniture that adheres to both quality and an attractive package. The products have been very popular in the USA and Canada for quite some time now. Many Hollywood stars like Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, the Kardashians and Orlando Bloom (what’s in a name) are fans. But the products are taking other parts of the world by storm too.
Bloom fresco chrome high chair
Bloom otto table and chairs
Bloom coco lounger
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Tagged Angelina Jolie, babies, baby products, Bloom, celebs, dads, famous, Hollywood, interior, Kardashians, kids, like, Moms, Orlando Bloom, Parents, products, research, rooms, style, trends, what
We just got back from a wonderful holiday in Italy and Switzerland. Here some images of the Tuscan splendor to feast your eyes on!