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Tamsin Flower's cheerful London home

Friday, 29 May 2015

There's one thing I'm low on at home; rugs. I find them the hardest thing - not only are they a big investment but they can also make a huge impact on a room (i.e. I simply can't make up my mind!). That's why I felt so inspired when I came across Tamsin Flower's lovely, colourful London home. Tamsin is the UK arm of Beldi rugs (with business partner Emma Wilson on the ground in Morocco), an online shop selling beautiful unique, hand-crafted vintage Moroccan rugs. Tamsin's home is packed with mid-century, retro and flee market finds which she's collected over the years. She also has plenty of statement Moroccan rugs too (obviously!), which add a cheerful pop of colour around every corner! Perfect inspiration for the weekend, don't you think?!









Photographer: Birgitta Wolfgang, Stylist: Nathalie Veil /Sisters Agency shared with kind permission

It's amazing what a difference these beautiful rugs make to a room, don't you think?!

I also spy: Lucky Boy Sunday cushions. Mid-century furniture similar to Tamsin's here! And, of course, there's those rugs from Beldi Rugs.

I love the black board on the back of the kitchen island - such a smart idea and perfect for keeping a little one occupied while trying to whip up lunch?!

Tamsin's business partner Emma lives in Essaouira, Morrocco and rents out stunning award winning properties such as Dar Beida, two hours from Marrakech - imagine kicking back here for a week?! Just. So. Fab. I think a holiday is in order....

Thank you so much to interiors and lifestyle photography - Sisters Agency for the kind permission to share these images.  I am such a big fan of their images - do you remember this rustic Norwegian cabin - a far cry from this London home but stunning in an entirely different way.

Are you up to anything fun this weekend? I'm heading to the Malmö flower show with my girls and we're also digging up our entire back yard to create a little outdoor haven - I hope I can share it with you once it's finished. In the meantime I'm taking my inspiration from this board.

Have a wonderful couple of days!

PS Don't forget that you can get 20% off any item over at Lo+Behold this weekend (yay!).


Singing the blues in a Danish apartment

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Yesterday it was all about the reds (would you dare?!) and today this Danish space is singing the blues. Located in  Østerbro, an area in the heart of Copenhagen, the 100 metre square apartment belongs to Sorella and her family. They have kept the look fairly minimalist but with some wonderful features - for example, the over-sized industrial pendant lamp in the dining area makes a statement in an otherwise pared-back space (try Etsy), Hay cushions have been used to create a reading corner in the sitting room and a set of three Tom Dixon Etch pendants make a feature of the corner of the room. I would love to hangout in this calm space today, how about you?










Stylist: Sidsel Zachariassen. Photographs: Frederikke Heiberg shared with kind permission. Post inspired by House of C.

Such a lovely, calm space. And just how beautiful are the original word floors?

Other items I know and love: Muuto Around coffee tables, Rosendahl monkey, Tom Dixon beat light tall (in hallway) and Simone Star elephant cushion.

Are you a fan of blue? If you'd like to take a peek into other homes with a hint you might like these two blue kitchens (do you prefer the lighter or darker?), the combination of blue and cognac in this space and this pretty white, blue and wood themed Swedish apartment.

Have a wonderful day!


A home with red floors - with surprising results!

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

It's not often you come across a home with bright red floors throughout, even in Holland where there's a general love of vibrant pops of colour (alla this and this home). I was sceptical I must say, but when I took the tour of the home (beautifully captured by Holly and Jansje) I was pleasantly surprised. Owners Sanne (an industrial designer) and Tim (an architect), bought this lovely space by the sea in The Hague back in 2013 and set about renovating it one design move at a time. They've filled the house with vintage treasures and upcycled furniture collected over the years (the shelves in the sitting room are made from reclaimed stair treads!) as well as the odd modern find. The result is a relaxed, eclectic and vibrant family home. Let's take a tour...




 






Shared with kind permission: Styling - Holly Marder, Photography - Janske Klazinga.
Wow! What a lovely home. I love the quirky touches and blend of old and new. And of course their cute children!

And what did you make of the painted red floor?

I had the pleasure of meeting Holly and Jansje when they came to photograph my home last year. Such a talented duo! Other spaces shot By Jansje include Tina Fussell's lovely Danish home (also styled by Holly) and a Dutch home in a former children's nursery.

If you fancy a little more beautiful Dutch inspiration today, there's also a whole archive to explore here (scroll passed the first one as it might be this home), I do love a dose of Dutch style, don't you?

Have a lovely day!



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