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Boho Chic in New York

Boho Chic in New York | The lovely Brooklyn home of author and journalist Julia Chaplin can be described as a mix of New York formality and West Coast bohemia. Located in historic Carroll Gardens, the two-story home is full of collected treasures and textiles. The stylish and unique home features a mix of contemporary and vintage furnishings carefully selected over the years.

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A taste of African interior

I came across these exotic styled images with clear influences from African interior at Interior Magasinet. All the natural and rustic materials, beautiful textures, shapes and patterns in earth tones; don’t you just love this style with its tasteful and warm rhythm?


A taste of African interior


African decor is inspired by nature, wild animals, colorful fabrics, masks and wood carvings. African design style is all about mixing natural elements with bright, vibrant colors. Read More

Geo Rug by Ella Doran

Ella Doran presented her new collections of distinctive gifts and home furnishings at the HOME Show, Earls Court, London, 13-15 January 2013. Ella Doran has used her sense of modernity and colour to create this innovative and contemporary Geo rug collection.


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In a new collaboration with British rug retailer WovenGround (, Ella Doran moves beyond the flat, printed surface with a carved wool rug that is based on her award-winning ‘Geo’ design and with the ‘Ella Doran Natural Collection’, a range of hyacinth and rati rugs. Read More

Home tour – Villa Madalena

Villa Madalena in Sao Paulo Brazil – The most important source of inspiration for this beautiful villa is the Brazilian folk art. All the creations in the house were conceived as a way to improve the self-esteem of Brazilians to highlight their history. Personal memories and cultural roots have a special place. The result is playful, warm and harmonious. Love the bold colors towards the neutral base and all the personal and unique decorations mixed in a relaxed and almost nonchalant way.


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For two and a half years, Marcelo and Cristiane Rosenbaum have lived in Villa Madalena with their two children. They found the house after three years of fruitless searching; they fell in love with the place and the neighborhood. They redesign the space and made a decoration that looks like them. The house has been transformed into a creative laboratory, with the help of various trades craft Brazil. This house is more than just a mirror of the creative state of mind of its inhabitants, as they say: “It refers to our interests, expectations and habits. This is the core of our path design, more than any real achievement. ”


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All Villa Madalena images via Milk Magazine




Different flavors of Christmas at Indiska

Indiska have this year three Different flavors of Christmas themes in their collection to suit a variety of décor styles. They have collected all the styles under the banner Different flavors of Christmas; Multi, White and Red. If you still haven’t started to decorate your home for Christmas, find the inspiration in the Different Christmas flavors from Indiska. Their passion for colour, form and patterns is reflected in their Christmas collection with their own ethnically inspired style, Bohemian Modern.





Indiska has a very specific charm, because it is a mix of Scandinavian aesthetic and Indian culture. And if you browse through their catalog you will see it in every single product – the colors, the patterns, everything remind of this relationship. A new webshop that ships to EU and Norway opened this year and is well worth a visit. Read More

Home tour – Villa Live

Home tour this week goes to Villa Live in southern Spain. A villa with a rough and personal décor and a special rustic charm of restored furniture mixed with some minimalistic modern pieces. Sometimes at odds with luxury items that breaks up the outline of simplicity and reinforces it.


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Villa Live is a vacation home for a large Norwegian family. A rustic and “bonita” villa containing everything a family with seven children wants to enjoy long hot days for an entire summer. Something they rarely get at home in Norway. The family wanted a slightly different holiday resort than what is typical for the Scandinavian when they buy property in the southern Spain. They wanted to mix the simple Scandinavian style with the rustic vibrant Mediterranean interior design, influenced by the culture and atmosphere of Spain. The result is a warm rustic personal home with a simple and relaxed feel. Read More

Bunad Blankets by Andreas Engesvik

Bunad Blankets is a series of blankets launched during the London Design Festival, September 2012. Inspired by Norway’s traditional national dress, Norwegian designer Andreas Engesvik has created a series of pure wool blankets that feature colourful chevron stripes. Bunad Blanket introduces this rich tradition into our daily environments and interiors.The perfect Christmas gift for anyone who appreciate both beautiful design and Norwegian folk traditions.




Bunad Blankets represents a simplification and transferring of the Norwegian folk costumes. Bunad Blanket is a new product category that encompasses recognizable aspects from these bunad traditions. Bunads are composed of color in proportion – that means composition and disposition of surfaces. The bunad is further composed in a series of different materials and techniques such as embroidery, detail seam, pearls, wool, linen, metal and so on. The Bunad Blankets represents a simplification and transferring of the Norwegian folk costumes. Read More

Bloomingville Fall Winter Collection 2012

The Danish brand Bloomingville offers a collection of furniture and decorative accessories for the home in a spirit of Nordic nature. In their new catalog Fall Winter Collection 2012 there are pieces created by the co-creator of the brand, Betina Stampe, but also vintage pieces to accent sometimes Fairtrade. Their collection is beautifully presented through soft and warm atmosphere that makes you want to buy everything.  I’m so excited for the new warm and natural Bloomingville collection that will be available in stores around these days!



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Fresh Sense Taiwan

Fresh Sense Taiwan will showcase the best of Taiwanese design for the first time at Tent London.  Fresh Sense Taiwan  represent the countryʼs unique design story, dipping into its past, present and future for inspiration. Theyʼre reviving and reinventing traditional techniques and materials, while breaking new ground to build a 21st century Taiwanese aesthetic.


Fresh Sense Taiwan


Fresh Sense Taiwan will celebrate innovative design from homegrown studios and highlight the countryʼs dedication to the creative industries. Taiwanʼs rich heritage and diverse society, together with its manufacturing capacity and global outlook, place it in a perfect position to accelerate development of its creative economy. Fresh Sense Taiwan showcasing the best new Taiwanese design in London will forge new relationships and build reputations internationally. Read More