December 4, 2020

A new collection of colours by Little Greene paint company | Stone


If you have been watching me painting my home over the last year you know I have used lots of paint from the Gray colour card collection by Little Greene throughout my home. I mostly used Tusk and in the living I used Mortar, as you can see in the picture above. Also really curious to try out one of my other first choices: Limestone. Earlier I also wrote about the process of choosing colours for my home: A new colour moodboard for my home including a new Pinterest board filled with inspiration and ideas for a new colour scheme: New Colours | New home

Now Little Greene present a new colour card "Stone", a new, versatile palette of natural tones that radiate warmth, tranquility, timelessness and harmony. "Stone" is a coordinated collection of 36 neutrals, comprising 22 new additions to the Little Greene palette and 14 shades, judiciously selected from the Little Greene archives. To be next month, Januari 2021! 

A new collection of colours by Little Greene paint company | Stone

The new Stone collection consists of six color families, organized by undertone and based on the naturally occurring pigments Red Ocher, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ocher, Burnt Umber, Lamp Black and Green Earth. The Stone color chart is conveniently organized into six columns of the graduated color families. 

The wide range of colours represents the individual stone tones. The card is designed to make color selection easy. Colours in the same column can easily be used side by side within tonal color schemes. Shades from the individual color families can be combined to create a more dynamic, contrasting combination. Just like the Grey colour card I used really useful as a guide to choose the right colours for your home.

A new collection of colours by Little Greene paint company | Stone

Colours with a story

"Stone" brings together a harmonious palette of colours, collected from an eclectic mix of grand and modest sources; from striking walls of prestigious entertainment halls to delicate tones of more modest rooms, to colours of decorative elements such as woodwork, plasterwork, stonework, upholstery, ceramics and wall coverings.

Eleven of the new colours in the Stone collection are the result of Little Greene's ongoing color research in the portfolio of National Trust properties. With this, the cataloging of original colours from important periods of interior design has continued. Not only paint colours have been explored, but also architectural elements, tapestries and even stone. I really love the historical aspect when it comes to the launch of a new colour card. 

A new collection of colours by Little Greene paint company | Stone

New neutrals

This capsule collection of warm neutrals offers a welcome turnaround after the ever-popular decade of gray! The transition to soft, more natural colours, often referred to as the "new neutrals," makes earthy, stony hues increasingly popular, offering a soothing alternative to cooler choices. The Stone colours can be applied in all areas of the home and add warmth, calm and simplicity as well as a sophisticated complementary decor for a variety of fabrics, wall coverings and furniture.

There is certainly a shift from cooler grays to the warmer neutral tones that the Stone palette offers. These colours are perfect for creating calming living spaces, while also achieving undeniable elegance in both a modern and classic setting. This is not about a return to the colour beige or magnolia. It's all about creating elegant and inviting interiors with these new neutral colours. 

A new collection of colours by Little Greene paint company | Stone

first image ©vosgesparis All other images courtesy Little Greene 

December 2, 2020

A black timber house by Norm architects

After reading about the new black timber house designed by all time favourite architects Norm Architects my attention was triggered and I love to share what I found out about the home called: The Fjord Boat House!

Located close to the water’s edge on the border of Denmark & Germany, The Fjord Boat House is used as a guest house or peaceful retreat when needed. Built on a raw concrete foundation with green, growing vines and black timber cladding, the exterior architecture of the cabin effortlessly compliments the surrounding nature. Handmade, ceramic brick stairs lead down from the main house and onto the terrace area, continuing into the interior and becoming a beautiful, rustic and distinctive characteristic of the space exclusive to the seaside abode. 

Organic shapes, tactile materials and artisanal ceramics add a softness to the space, complimenting the solid timber planks for a Skandijapanese aesthetic, and overall sense of beauty and purpose. With stunning views directly out to sea, a sense of serenity is overwhelmingly present, a perfect spot within the cabin to slow-down, unwind and be in the moment.

A neutral colour palette consisting of muted tones creates a warm and welcoming space for outside elements to become of focus from within. A combination of soft furnishings and elegant design enhances the subtle interior both tactilely and acoustically. 

With a built-in timber kitchen and wooden panels containing hidden storage, clutter is minimised and space is optimised. A selection of furniture with notes of soft-minimalism have been chosen in high-quality materials with elegant form, creating a sense of subtle luxury within the cabin Small design details are inspired by Japanese fishing harbours, adding a maritime aesthetic to the interior. 

Text & images courtesy Norm Architects 
November 30, 2020

A huge chandelier by Neptune glasswork

With a background in both Engineering and Fine Arts, Uri Davillier began Neptune Glassworks in 2000 with the goal of building a brand that exemplifies thoughtful design and meticulous attention to detail. Trained in glass, ceramics, and sculpture, Uri has honed his craft over the last decade and continues to produce both functional designs, as well as sculptural pieces. 

He has worked and taught in studios across the United States, Italy, Australia, and New Zealand. Now based in downtown Los Angeles, Uri has assembled a team of artists, designers, and fabricators to help render his vision. Together they are producing innovative designs that are a reflection of the ambiguous line that has always existed between art and technology. Both organic and highly ordered, Neptune Glassworks' designs seek to challenge the false dichotomies of logic and free-association; masculine and feminine; transparent and opaque; old and new // text and images Neptune Glassworks // 

On the website you will find a variety of different and unusual chandeliers and lighting projects. 

November 27, 2020

Styling white ceramic pendant lamps above my kitchen table

Moebe ceramic lamp

I always love to see how a product I love looks and feel in real life and experience how it fits my own home. The ceramic pendant lamps by Moebe tick all the boxes, not only do I really love ceramic, the shape of the pendant lamps is really beautiful too and I was happy to get the chance to see and play with the design at my own kitchen. 

Due to all the restrictions lately we sadly were not able to travel and for this w/ Style collaboration, Wen and I decided to each style and photograph the items in our individual homes. Which also gives you an idea how the lamps fit in two different styled homes at the same time. 

The possibility to illuminate directly or to an angle opened gave me lots of different options on how to hang the lamps. I think they look really pretty placed in a row above the table, and I can see endless options to vary with the shades throughout any home. 

Moebe ceramic lamp

The shades I used are circular at the base, and rectangular at the top and sits freely to the cord. This allows the shade to angle left, right and completely rotate around. I love how the pendant has been left unglazed, and raw. Burnt at over 1100°C,  a final matt and fine-textured surface was created. The shade is handmade and therefore, every lamp slightly varies in shape, size, and colour, making each pendant unique. Recently Moebe also released new colours: Terracotta, Olive and Light Grey. 
As said, we have a kind of double post with our friends at Moebe today, one here on Vosgesparis and at the same time Wen shows a different lamp from the collection and styled the new Moebe storage boxes at her blog at BeeldSTEIL. The way the boxes are assembled remind me of the famous picture frames by Moebe we used in the Hoxton apartment. Minimal and very clever at the same time if you ask me like most of Moebe's design! 

Moebe ceramic lamp

Moebe ceramic lamp

Written in collaboration with Moebe 
Styling and photography vosgesparis // photo editing BeeldSTEIL

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November 25, 2020

Nomad | A furniture collection by Belgian designer Nathalie Deboel

Nomad furniture collection by Belgian designer Nathalie Deboel

Belgian interior designer Nathalie Deboel presents her first furniture collection, 'Nomad'. Handcrafted in Belgium and made of solid oak or walnut with subtle details in brass. 

The idea for the collection started early in 2020, when Nathalie Deboel's life tilted from being constantly on the move to a period of home working and reflection. She immersed herself in the habits of nomads and the wooden sticks they carry and which they use to create temporary homes and furniture. The Nomad collection is built around the concept of this rounded wooden stick as a basic, utilitarian element.  

Nathalie Deboel’s quest for the essence results in a collection that consists of a library, a rectangular and a round table, a daybed, and an armchair. The collection will be further expanded in the coming weeks and months with new designs.

Nomad furniture collection by Belgian designer Nathalie Deboel

Nomad furniture collection by Belgian designer Nathalie Deboel

Nomad furniture collection by Belgian designer Nathalie Deboel

Nomad furniture collection by Belgian designer Nathalie Deboel

Nomad furniture collection by Belgian designer Nathalie Deboel

photography Thomas Debruyne / Cafeine