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21jolly things for an awesome start into 2021!

paul paula blog 2021

Hi everyone. Now, I hope you are doing great. After the little bummer of being in lockdown over the holidays we just got the news that schools will not re-open next week either. It does not come as a huge surprise but resilience is written in B I G letters over my head now.

The days are short, cold and my motivation for another round of home schooling is more than low. I admit!

Still being positive and seeing the situation as a ‘it is what it is’ kind of thing I can feel my limits a bit more clear these days too.

So wherever you are, I really hope that you are ok and walking around with your chin up. I am sending you a virtual hug because we all need one.

Please enjoy some things, reads and finds to get into 2021 with a little skip… or tow:

wooden rainbow montessori
Great shop with wonderful Montessori toys that may make homeschooling a tiny bit easier!

10 Family-Friendly Things You Can Do at Home This Winter That Don’t Involve a Screen. Dwell.

 

fish stuffed animal handmade
Unique and very cute soft friends*!

The best things for ourselves and our families that made an unbelievably weird year just a little more manageable.

 

star moon coffee mug
Beautiful ceramics and I basically want them all. New year, new tea mug… :)

2020 celeb scandals.

 

oversize cashmere scarf
Spoil yourself ladies! With these luxury knitted items. Because home office means comfort and we want it chic.

I will join this ‘Ready to Crush’ 21 days challenge starting next Monday. You too?

 

linen tablecloth
I cannot even remember when I put a proper tablecloth on. But this year I bought one to make the holidays a tiny bit more festive. And I have to say – it is so lovely and make a great difference when it comes to atmosphere.
Meaning: I will get one for Spring too because the one I got fits more with the Christmas Mood.
My eyes are on those because nothing can beat linen*!

The simple knitted ensemble in subtle colours is T H E thing for adults right now. This is the perfect baby version*!

 

vegan aubergine cauliflower lentil harissa
I love herbs and spices and made this delicious vegan recipe recently. With lots of harissa!

How was 2020 for Chloe and Darshana? Read their interviews…

 

soor plom-velour-corduroy-overalls
New Soor Plom* collection available.

I am a huge fan of Ren Skincare and this is one of my favourite cleansers.

 

RAINBOW-VASE DIY
Great DIY. A paper mache rainbow vase.

It is cold outside baby. And this cream* will help to keep your skin in check.

 

ceramic palette and brush rest bunny
For the little artist: Bunny palette and brush rest* in ceramic!

OMG. This minty lip balm* is the best!

 

playroom mural sun
Very cool mural, all DIY and rather easy to copy!

2021 will definitely be the year of sneakers. (again)
What else would you wear with your comfort chic ensembles???
And these never go out of style…

 

lorna murray
These beautiful (sun) hats* are now available in Europe as well! Adult sizes are available as well.

 

Happy 2021 everyone!!! Lots of love, health, and resilience…

 

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One eclectic children’s room with a vintage touch

eclectic children's room

A proper Interior Tuesday today and I have one eclectic kids room to show to you. And when the owner also runs a Vintage & Antique shop, you know you will be in for a treat.

This beautiful house is situated here in London and has a detail to be discovered in every corner. A cool velvet and hot pink sofa, a Moroccan tiled feature wall, or a deep copper and white enameled bath in the master suite.

Getting curious? I bet you do!

And the rooms of Madeline and Tippi Rose are just equally stunning and intriguing. For myself, I wish I could go for a flea market stroll tomorrow.

Modern wallpaper, vintage armoires, quirky accessories and lots of animal friends:

eclectic children's room

eclectic children's room

eclectic children's room

eclectic children's room

eclectic children's room
Oh, how much I love these lamps!

 

eclectic children's room
What do you think about this mix? A little bit girl, slightly boho, definitely fun and a whole lot of sweet. Rooms to dream, to play and to talk with your sister until late at night and you cannot keep your eyes open any longer.

 

More London family places:

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23 merry things for your December!

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This time I am sending you into the last month of the year. 2020 is close of being over and even so we have no idea what 2021 will bring, I am assuming everyone’s expectations are rather low. Therefore, it will be good! It has to be!

Over here, I did not manage to get this list out on the last Friday of the month as I am usually aiming for. But… just in time to start December – tomorrow- all merry, jolly and inspired.

Below, my finds, bookmarks and everything `I want to share with you. Full of gift ideas, beautiful things… and more.

Enjoy, have a wonderful festive time and remember: Love is the answer.

 

chunky knit blanket
Cosy Christmas Days with these chunky blankets in various sizes and colours!

Part puzzle, part immersive diorama construction kit

 

oyoyoyoy
OYOY has some lovely new items in their collection. Sweet tapestry, rugs, table ware…

THAT colour. I am in love. And so perfect for a cool festive outfit and that you will wear many times in 2021. Guaranteed!

 

wooden beads garland
A different, and oh so pretty, kind of garland. Love it! Very Scandinavian Christmas!

Fabulabox concept allows children to create their own streetscapes and cities from panels that can be easily assembled and disassembled.

 

simple folk 2

simple folk
The Simple Folk.

For my teenage daughter I got a few cute beauty products for Christmas, like this amazing body butter.

 

wooden christmas baubles
Wooden baubles* beautifully hand painted.

Goorin Bros!

 

vintage kids room
Cool vintage kids room.

Treat yourself mamas!

 

BATMM+Cover
Reading in December: Bartholomew and the Morning Monsters

Handmade robe bowls* for fruits, accessories, toys…

 

rainbow crochet baby blanket pattern
How about taking up crochet over the holidays? And make this gorgeous rainbow baby blanket*?

Three great baby fashion brands!

 

modern kids roommodern kids room
Sculptural shifts in ceiling heights with clever spatial proportions!
The absolute best workout leggings, especially for running are these. I love them and never wear anything else when doing my laps.

 

bunk bed self made
Loving the colourful stairs going up to the uber cool bunk bed. Family home in Denmark.

And another very cool family space in Paris.

 

linen dress girl
Handmade, sustainable children’s clothing*. Lovely linen dresses, rompers and accessories.

Fantastic prints, posters, postcards and more from various London neighbourhoods. Gorgeous illustrations* that make wonderful gifts!

 

book filled living room

scandi kids room
A room filled with books and a kids room with a view. I am moving in!

 

Sweet wishes from London to wherever you are…

 

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An airy and light filled Family Home with lots of natural ingredients

Alexandrena Parker home

I am a big fan of Alexandrena’s work and so happy to get a peek into her stunning home.It is so bright and airy and yet looks so inviting and comfortable.

Alexandrena lives here together with her husband Michael and daughter Ruby. A house that used to be a post office and a house that at the time of purchasing had no kitchen or bathroom.

Luckily Michael is a carpenter and was able to undertake the renovations himself. Including adding a 30 sqm extension, building extra walls, and little Ruby’s bedroom. The couple managed to keep elements of the original property, such as the hallway, flooring and windows.

Let’s go on a tour and start with the children’s room, that has a little romantic touch:

 

Alexandrena Parker home

Alexandrena Parker home

Alexandrena Parker home

Alexandrena Parker home
Vintage furniture, cute wallpaper, beautiful bedding and net curtains to add some softness. A magical and playful universe!

 

Alexandrena Parker home

Alexandrena Parker home
Ruby even has a little ‘villa’ in the garden. I am sure it made the last months of lockdown in Australia a little easier.

 

 

Alexandrena Parker home

Alexandrena Parker home

Alexandrena Parker home

Alexandrena Parker home
So crisp and clean. A very Scandinavian inspired interior design but with its own charm and atmosphere. Beautiful!

I am still hoping to have a project like this one day. Maybe not a complete makeover with extensions and building bathrooms. But a place that we can just make our very own. Dream!

 

More inspiration from Down Under:

 

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A contemporary, minimal family home with layers of different textures

minimal family home

This modern family home really takes me a little bit out of London in November. And right into a bit of a vacation feel with blue skies and crisp outdoor living!

We are in Perth today and visit the home of Erica Zuccala and her husband Peter, together with their children Aniela and Dominic. In a temporary family home that uses lots of white and materials like leather, timber, stone and metals to achieve a raw style.

What makes this place so great is the mix of grey concrete and matte black accents clashing with woven pendants, textured rugs, and soft furnishings to add warmth to the interior.

So inspiring!

And, as usual, we will start the home tour with the children’s rooms:

boho girls room

boho girls room

boho girls room

boho girls room
Cute boho room for a girl! And the wallpaper is another great way to soften the raw look of the house.

If you are looking for similar wall hangings – please have a look at this beautiful online shop*.

 

boho girls room

‘I’d describe my personal interior style as contemporary, minimal with a touch of texture. I love using different finishes in my furniture and home. Concrete rendered walls, raw timbers, lots of greenery to keep things fresh. And muted colour tones make an appearance. We have a lot of white walls so I include warming details to tone down the starkness.’ Erica says about her home

Now, let’s have a look at the rest of the house:

minimal family home

minimal family home

minimal family home
Indeed, plants really give this place something fresh and natural. And I totally agree with Erica – plants are a must in every home. They just add such a great atmoshphere and dimension.

More family interiors from Down Under?

Happy Tuesday!

 

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