Beautiful Greek Wedding!

I came across this breathtaking Greek Orthodox wedding in Vogue Magazine. It was at St. Sophia in Los Angeles. I actually know the priest in the photos (kind of fun!).
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Inspiring Summer Homes From Around the World

When you think of a summer home, you envision a relaxing oasis that is casual and unpretentious. These spaces from around the world capture that breezy summer style.

From The Netherlands…
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From North Zealand (the Danish island of Zealand)…

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A Scandinavian summer house….
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A summer home entrance in Palma, Spain…
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A cozy summer cottage in Finland…
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Tranquil and serene Greek interiors…
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Summer interiors in Greece are light and airy, reflecting their whitewashed exteriors.
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A beautiful home in the South of France…
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Striking summer color from Tunisia…
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… it’s summertime!

A Rustic Italian Farmhouse

I love the beautiful interior of this luxurious Italian villa in Puglia, Italy. It sits among the olive groves and vineyards of Masseria Petrarolo, a farmhouse dating back to 1689.
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Masseria Petrarolo is now a luxurious retreat designed by renowned interior designers James Waterworth and Alexander Evangelou from Alexander Waterworth Interiors.
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The farmhouse is cozy and relaxing featuring muted earth tones, rustic elements, antiques and original features that have been meticulously maintained.
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“Masseria Petrarolo is a luxury vacation rental with a mix of contemporary furniture and antique pieces that sort of speak to the overall tune of the house.”
Constant Tedder, owner.
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Modern pieces, custom-made furniture, stunning vaulted ceilings and original features are a tribute to the talented designers and the local craftsmen of Puglia.
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Fresh Decorating Ideas For A Fresh New Year

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I recently came across some fresh ideas in interior design. From Williams-Sonoma Home comes the concept of layering an animal hide on top of another rug.
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I was inspired so much that I knock-offed the idea in my own living room…
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I’m crazy about this hair-on-hide leather bench with stainless steel legs (below). Again, from Williams-Sonoma Home. Very modern yet timeless.

This winter I am really into faux fur pillows. They add a warm and cozy feeling. I like to stick to the lighter variations, so they can also work in the warmer seasons. The one below is a genuine Mongolian lambswool pillow. I got my faux fur pillows from Pottery Barn.
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My knock-off of decorating with faux fur pillows…
IMG_0448I love the black and white tile backsplash from HGTV’s show Fixer Upper. It adds a fresh and unique touch. It also personalizes the space without overdoing it.
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Here’s another example of personalizing tile in a kitchen. Below is the Granada Decorative Field in Grigio stone mosaic design from the Villa D’Oro collection of Walker Zanger.
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Another fresh idea is to have a collection of mirrors on a wall instead of one conventional framed mirror. I adore the whimsical array from Cote Sud below.

And the elegant and modern display below, featured at Walker Zanger.

I love this simple and easy decoration using galvanized buckets. The grass and tree trunk slab make it very organic and modern. Again, from Fixer Upper.

Here’s another fresh idea using galvanized buckets.
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I love the overall look of this dining room. Accessorizing with natural elements such as wood and anters is simple and adds a rustic touch.
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Here’s my knock-off of the idea of decorating with natural wood elements straight from nature…

I recently visited a new restaurant in our town called Agricola. The décor combines an organic farmhouse motif with industrial modern. I love their innovative chandelier made from vases hanging upside down. It’s a real eye catcher.
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My father was a big collector of railroad insulator lights. I’ve always wanted to use them in some innovative way. At Agricola, they have upcycled them into hanging pendants over their bar. It adds a very rustic yet industrial flair.
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From Blomsterverkstad, comes another innovative item, ice lanterns. A creative idea that could very easily light the way to a winter get-together.
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I love these simple, clean and fresh looking basket pendants. They are featured on Krista Keltanen’s blog. They are an open woven market basket lamp from Tine K Home. Perfect if you want a light fixture that is large but airy and modern.
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Happy New Year!

Afro Etnik Style

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The African interior design style is a trend that is already many years very popular. Vivid colors combined with earth tones are the basis of this style. Details such as animal prints further emphasize the splendor of the black continent. Virtual masks and wooden figures giving to the space mystical note. The recipe for this decorating style is simple – in the house you should enter the warmth of the sun and sand, but also the wealth of flora and fauna. – www.architectureartdesigns.com
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Maison Francaise

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Contemporary African décor’s not about cluttering a room with masks, tables, chairs, pictures and carved wooden ornaments or statues. Consider tiling the floor with sandstone tiles or terracotta tiles. Plain concrete floors that have been treated and stained are also very popular these days in Southern Africa, and are very cool in a hot climate. Thick sisal mats work well on top of this type of flooring.  – afrostylemag.com
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A Simple Farmhouse in Provence

Bastide de Vaugines is a simple yet elegant farmhouse in the beautiful Luberon region of Provence in southern France. The house is surrounded by 36 acres of picturesque olive groves, fig trees and vineyards and looks out onto the stunning Luberon mountain.
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Stone, concrete and white plaster walls are the dominant materials. The interior is relaxed, rustic, light and inviting.
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Two miles away is the village of Cucuron. Other picturesque villages are only a short drive. The beautiful countryside of Provence exudes warmth, romance and medieval charm.

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Photos:  The Luberon.com,  Provence & Beyond, Beautiful Lodge

 

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Höst – An Embodiment of Romanticism and Modernity

I recently came across the ultra cool restaurant Höst. It is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Restauranteurs Cofoco along with Danish design company Menu and Norm Architects has created an organic Nordic environment in an urban setting.

Restaurant Höst expresses everything that could be categorised as “Nordic”, and is the exquisite result of clashes: romantic yet modern, urban yet rural and rustic yet simplistic. It holds a very special place in people’s hearts because of its multiple stories, mixed inspirations and materials.” – http://höst.dk/restaurant

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Tomato Factory Antique & Design Center Visit

I recently visited an antique and design center called The Tomato Factory. It is located in historic Hopewell, NJ. What a find!! It features all kinds of antiques and unique home décor items.

Vintage Fiestaware – Tons of it!

I love this French inspired bureau!

Classic French Linen Sofa

Classic French Linen Sofa with an ornate wood trim

Leopard patterned side chairs

Leopard patterned side chairs

Unique side table made from the face of a clock.

Unique side table made from the face of a clock.

Vintage Metal Lights

Vintage Metal Lights

Very cool!

Railroad lanterns

Railroad lanterns

Vintage glassware

Vintage glassware

Vintage Westinghouse fan

Vintage Westinghouse fan

50's & 60's dish cloths

50’s & 60’s dish cloths

Vintage clocks

Vintage clocks

Vintage Christmas ornaments

Vintage Christmas ornaments

I love the painted copper tiles around the mirrors

I love the painted copper tiles around the mirrors

The upstairs floor is my favorite!

The upstairs floor is my favorite

 

Scandinavian Fresh

I love Scandinavian design. It is a simple, clean minimalism that has an understated elegance. I came across some interiors that reflect this freshness with a mix of French and Belgian elements. Check out Sophie’s Bed and Breakfast in Møn, Denmark.
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Sophie’s Boutique (the shop associated with the Bed & Breakfast) has an eclectic mix of Scandinavian, French, Belgian and Dutch decor.
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The interiors of Dave Coote Design located in the UK are clean, airy and light.
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Natural elements like sheepskins and antlers along with muted earthy tones reflect the Scandinavian connection to the outdoors.
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La couleur de l’été … CHARTREUSE!

La couleur de l’été …  CHARTREUSE! The color of summer is bright, modern and vibrant. How could it be anything other than chartreuse? This lemon lime hue emanates sunshine.

Chartreuse can be used for a subtle pop of color on a accent wall or piece of furniture.

Hints of black on the piping of furniture or pillows, or art framed in black offers a balanced contrast to chartreuse adding surprise and sophistication without being over the top.*

This citrus hue works beautifully with so many other tones. Chartreuse is so fresh, so happy so airy and filled with tons of energy.**

Chartreuse pairs naturally with neutrals, such as gray or tan. It is a playful, vibrant color that adds excitement to a tired scheme or one that needs a suggestion of light shining through a window.***

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