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August 28, 2019

SLOW | A/W19 collection by TineK Home at Kinfolk Studio

TineKhome was among one of the first brands I got to know and meet when I started the blog more than a decade ago and I still use one of their products on an almost daily base. It has been a few years I last showed new collections by Tine K home on the blog. When coming across a picture for the new AW19 collection shot at the beautiful Kinfolk studio in Copenhagen though, I had to have a look at the new collection!

I really like the direction the brand has chosen for fall, based on honest materials and harmonic colours for a calm and fundamental yet sophisticated atmosphere, totally fitting the atmosphere of the Kinfolk studio. Four new colours are introduced as well, Amber, Ocean, Terra and Walnut. Deep colours that bring a sense of nature inside, the green and blue hues of a stormy sea, the burned browns of the autumn leaves in the forest. See the full catalogue here

Styling Pernille Vest | Photography Mikkel Adsbøl | Art Direction by Sigrid Gry Laursen 
full catalogue here
August 26, 2019

Late Summer bedroom inspiration and thoughts

After a few weeks in Sardinia together with my family, I am back home again and will force myself to take up things again in the coming weeks... No need to say, I enjoyed every minute being back at my second home. As far as I remember I never stayed two full weeks without posting anything on the blog, or looking on Instagram only now and then, in the last few years.

It felt really good to be three weeks away from home and enjoying that much time offline together with my kids and their partners. We hadn't been on holiday together as a family in years and it made me realize again how much I love their company and how little time we actually spent together during the year besides our occasional dinner meetups. Staying in the same home for a longer period is something we all really enjoyed.

Luckily back in Holland, Summer hasn't finished yet and I am full of energy to finish the different projects at home. I have a few nice travels coming up in September, sadly also had to cancel a cool trip to Valencia I couldn't finalize from my holiday address without wifi but all good things to come. Half September I will be at Incoda where Wen and I will be covering the show and tell more about how we work as w/ Style. Also stay tuned for the reveil of the contest winners in the #Beingathome challenge in collaboration with The German furniture Association next week on the blog!

The best of coming home....
I don't know about you but t
he best thing of coming back home after a holiday is definitely to sleep in your own bed don't you think! Nothing can beat our own cushions and sleeping on our own mattresses under the bedding we selected ourselves.

With this in mind, the pictures styled by Kirsten Visdal and Per Olav Sølvberg at the event for the press release of well established Norwegian brand Høie 
caught my eye. The concept «Bedtime Stories» was launched as an art exhibition – and each styling had its unique story - telling the story of different personalities: The dreamer. The environmentalist. Look at me! Future. Split. Ascetic. Freedom. Who am I? More pictures of the press event by Høie can be found at Elisabeth Heijer

Styling Kirsten Visdal and Per Olav Sølvberg | Photography Dag Randen 

The architecture of the building is by Vera Wyller. And sculptures in tree are by Sverre Wyller. Fotos are by Dag Randen. Please credit.
August 8, 2019

Minimal design by Jake Arnold | Shani Darden LA studio

You could say that this Parisian SPA in wabi sabi style I showed on the blog last year is a huge inspiration for me personally and the pictures appear in almost every moodboard I made for my home lately. I simply love the use of colours in the Parisian Spa and had to think of it when spotting the bassin above on Instagram.  

Being a lover of minimal spaces with a bit of raw and sophisticated touch I had to find out more. The studio belongs Los Angeles based Shani Darden, a skin expert who had this beautiful place to welcome her clients designed by Jake Arnoldwho kindly sent me these pictures of his work.

photography Michael Clifford
August 5, 2019

What does being at home mean to you | A photo competition by VDM - The Association of the German Furniture Industry

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A safe retreat to escape everyday life, the place where you can be yourself and let creativity run wild, a reflection of your own taste, where the people who are important to you live and where memories are created. Or maybe being at home is not limited to just one place, but linked to the cities you lived in and different phases of life. 

These are just a few answers on the Friday question "What does #beingathome mean to you?” An initiative run by VDM ‘The Association of the German Furniture Industry’ on social media using the hashtags #zuhausesein and #beingathome. On Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, the association shares new trends and designs, German furniture manufacturers and designers and a modern and innovative take on German design in general. 

Many people, including myself, have already answered the question of what 'Being at home' mean to us ... and now it is up to you! [Competition closed]

August 1, 2019

An amazing headboard and more ideas on how to use wood at home

I have been saving up some images on my laptop lately, not knowing what for actually other than I liked them, the pictures below are in my folder for quite some time, one of them shows the kitchen from a project by Claire Cousins Architects and I think I loved saving it as it reminds me of one of my favourite tables  spotted at imm last January.

I had to think of them and the use of wood to complement furniture that we use every day, after seeing the picture above at Fantastic Frank where a huge headboard is made out of narrow wooden slats, it adds some casual chic feeling to the room, don't you think.

At the project by Claire Cousins Architects semi-circular strips are used aound the kitchen island. The first time this kind of strips caught my eye was at Habitare in Helsinki where I made some picture of a wall in a room styled by Anna Pirkola, pictured below, someone told me they bought the wood at the hardware store where they are sold per meter...

Pictures 1-2 by fantastic frank | 3 via Claire Cousins | 4-5-vosgesparis