12.06.19

A charming family apartment in Paris

family apartment in Paris

We are back. After a little hick up yesterday I am back and I am so excited to share this charming family apartment in Paris with you.

Patrice, owner of the shoe brand Feiyue, and Laetitia’s, who is a clothing designer, beautiful old apartment hides behind an anonymous facade in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. An area I have lived during some of my Paris years too!

Patrice is a trained architect and the couple met in China for the first time. They were both on a business trip. Now they have their base in Paris and their little son Yume joined the family since then as well.

The couple opened up the hallway to create a large modern family kitchen. Totally understandable and so useful, especially for a family. I love kitchens and it is always a priority when house hunting, because there needs to be enough space for everyone and lots of cooking, activities and entertaining!

And the mix of modern and the traditional Parisian flair is lovely with these magnificent old fireplaces, large beautiful windows, and lovely old wooden floors. See for yourself:

family apartment in Paris

Such a cosy spot inside that cool tipi… and I love to see a bit of Amsterdam in Paris…

Things: Tipi*, rug*, Amsterdam house wardrobe!

 

family apartment in Paris

family apartment in Paris
Yume owns a couple of super-cool vehicles. Having this ‘mattress haven’ adds a lot of calm to the room! And they become practical when it is sleepover time too.

Things: Yellow chair*, skateboard* and a selection of mattresses*.

 

family apartment in Paris

And I love those inserted windows that you can find in a lot of places in Paris. They let in so much light that it is even worth to have a little less privacy in your bathroom (I am sure there is a little toilet for guests somewhere in the apartment too).

 

family apartment in Paris

family apartment in Paris

Gorgeous place and I will leave you with it for today. Because next week I will be off for my first trade show of the season and before that we have a busy weekend to squeeze in including a birthday party!

See you tomorrow!

Via alt.dk
Photos: Helenio Barbetta / Living Inside
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10.06.19

Lovely wood pegboards for children’s rooms

wood pegboards for children's rooms

Hello! We are starting the week with something cute. Something to give your little one’s room (or your home office, or kitchen or…) a little special detail. Wood pegboards for children’s rooms!

Because these wood pegboards are really cool, practical and fit in everywhere with their natural wood. And you can choose from simple shapes like squares or circles as well as clouds, stars and even dinosaurs! Truly something for everyone and every corner in the house…

Little Anana* was founded by Astrid and Ivan and everything is handmade in the South of France, in Biarritz to be precise.

What is a pegboard?

A Pegboard is a, usually, wooden board perforated with a grid or pattern of holes. Into which hooks or pegs can be fitted for the storage or display of articles like tools and toys. See it like a cute shelf that you can personalise and that has hooks too.

 

wood pegboards for children's rooms

And they are even better when they come in fun shapes! Really, these are a no-brainer because they are so practical to hold all the little things that are usually flying around. So handy…

The only question here is – which one? I must say that I do have a thing for that bunny*, the monstera* is great too and I think teens would really like it as well.

For me, I am very tempted with that simple yet chic circle pegboard* for my little home office.

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06.06.19

6 Nursery Decorating Tips All New Parents Need To Know

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There is an endless array of decisions that come with raising a tiny and delicate child. Though some of these decisions can be very hard and difficult, one of them is quite easy and fun. This is the decision of designing and decorating the nursery.

Any couple who puts a lot of effort into the design and décor of their house can’t neglect their baby’s nursery. There are many ways to decorate a nursery. Here is a list of some tips that every parent must know when they are decorating their child’s nursery:

 

Use Blackout Curtains

Many people use amazing curtains that are made of light fabric in the nursery. These curtains may look great for the time being, but when you try to put your child to sleep, they can be a great hindrance. You should make sure that the lighting of your nursery can always mimic nighttime. Therefore you should invest some heavy curtains that can block a lot of light or a window shade.
The minds of babies are wired to sleep better at night, and newborn children have to sleep for a long time. And when it’s time for a nap during the day, the light from outside can be a real problem. So, make sure that you are able to control the lighting of your room to ensure a peaceful and relaxing sleep for your child. You can also opt for a two-layer curtain with one layer. This is very elegant and compliments the design of the room and another layer of blackout curtains that you can use at nap time.

Extra tip: Natural light from the sun is also good for babies so don’t keep them in the dark all the time. Instead, you should take them out in the natural light for the wire when they are awake. All in all, the two-layer curtain system is the best to control lighting in the room.

Buy a Crib That Matches Your Nursery’s Décor

There are many cribs available in the market. Some are quite simple and bland, but there are others which are quite elegant and beautifully designed. The crib is the main focal point of a nursery, and the design of the crib can significantly improve the décor of the whole room. So, chose an elegantly designed crib according to the colors and theme of the nursery to make the room pop. The right kind of bedding for the crib is also very important. The bedding should be of good quality, and it should be according to the design of the rest of the room. Try to get bedding in a color that is easy to clean.

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Example: Convertible crib from Oeuf that you can be used for toddlers (up to 6) too

 

Design the Changing Station Correctly

We all know that babies come with dirty diapers. There is no way to avoid it. This experience can be made pleasant by making sure that your changing station is designed correctly. And that all the essentials of cleaning up and changing your child are near you and can be reached easily by hand.
Firstly, you need to make a choice of where you want to set up the changing station. You can either get a separate changing table or you can get a simple changing pad that can be added on the top of a dresser for example. It all depends on how much space you have. The best thing about opting for a changing pad on a dresser is that when the child grows the dresser can be repurposed.
Add bins and baskets close to the changing stations to dispose of the dirty diapers and clothes. And have a shelf or a drawer that has all the other changing essentials like clean diapers, wipes, lotion and a change of clothes. If you are using a separate changing table, make sure to keep the dresser close by so that you have quick access to the child’s clothes.

Tip: Keep some toys nearby so that the child has something to play with while you are doing your business.

Use Washable Wallpaper

Sometimes things get dirty while cleaning up a baby and for situations when the walls get dirty, you should have washable wallpaper. So that you don’t have to worry about stains and dirt staying on the wall.

Introduce Some Rugs & Chairs To The Décor

It is very important to add chairs and a rug to the nursery. There should be a chair for the parents where they can hold and feed their child comfortably. Make sure that the chairs match the theme and design of the rest of the room.
You can also add some amazing rugs and carpeting to the room to make it more comfortable. Sisal rugs are a very common design element these days, and they can make the room look more elegant instantly. These rugs are also quite durable and comfortable to sit on, and they are made from organic materials, making them an environment-friendly choice.

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Example: The super comfortable and never out of style Eames DAW chair

 

Incorporate Some Artwork in the Design

Adding some artwork to any room can instantly make it more elegant and classy. You should do the same with your child’s nursery. You should set a theme for your nursery and add artwork that goes with the theme.
A quite common theme that is getting quite popular among parents recently is the nature theme. This is great for the child, and it makes the room very soothing and comfortable. The color green is known to have a very calming effect on people so it is very good for a nursery and you can add paintings and other artwork that is also nature inspired to make an amazing nursery for your baby.

Have a wonderful day!

Author: Julie Hilton is a young woman who loves interior designing and home decor. She is passionate
about fashion forward home décor ideas as well as ‘pop of color’ art and visionary designs. You
can read her blogs at rugknots.com.

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05.06.19

How to add colour to your kitchen in an instant!

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Hello and happy hump day! Today I will show you how we managed to add some fun, charm, and especially colour into our kitchen.

Some of you spotted our new and very beautiful new mat instantly over on Instagram, especially in my stories. And lots asked where it is from… because… yes… it really changed the whole atmosphere.

You may remember the cute little mat we had in our Malmo apartment and that also added such a lovely accent to the place.

Therefore we worked with Beija Flor again, because they really have the best designs, colours and choice.

Have a look for yourself…

 

beija flor

beija flor

beija flor

The mat I chose is called ‘Electic‘ and the tile design is a combination of far away places, cultures and styles composed together into a vivid celebration of colours and patterns.

I had a very hard time to select a design because there are just so many I like. In the end I went for this colourful one, because I liked the idea of having a big dose of colour in our kitchen. And it is really very lovely, especially when…

 

beija flor

…the sun shines in!

The print is of such good quality and the colours very vibrant. Vinyl mats are super easy to clean and they last for a very long time. This soft flooring version is laying in our kitchen now as well. Because the kids rooms have carpet (the joy of a London home) now. So you see, very versatile and easy.

 

beija flor

All over, the mat really enhances our kitchen and makes me happy every morning when I start making breakfast. Easy, quick and practical!

Beija Flor gifted us the selected mat. All words are my own and I selected the design. All images: Paul & Paula
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04.06.19

A unique and fantastically decorated family apartment

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment

Hi there! I kept it short and sweet last week because it was half term and we were out and about. And to make it up I am back with Interior Tuesday and a unique family apartment that you will love!

I know you will because I would not mind to move right in there. It has everything – high ceilings, original features, lots of light, it was recently renovated, and it has one cool kids room. Of course it has, because it is always the first thing I look for when spotting a cool place.
Are you excited?
You will see that they kept the original charm (after the renovation) and did a really great job by opening up the place. Because the wall between the kitchen and the living room was taken down for a more open and social layout, and for all the light to flow through the house.

Have a look at this gorgeous space and lets start with the children’s room right away. Because there is lots of inspiration in here, for you to take away:

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment
Grey is the new white! No doubt about that. And I love that big shelving unit that is painted in the same colour and can hold so many things. It even includes a little cloth rack!

Some things: Wooden train*, bunting*, rainbow stacking toy,  and similar wall storage pouches*.

 

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment
unique and fantastically decorated family apartment

Loving the plants on the windowsill, the wooden floor and the mix of vintage, classics and modern!

Some things: decorative balloons,  the bed is from IKEA, similar mirror*, natural teepee*, rocking sheep*, and I am still searching for the source of the bear rug on the wall.

 

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment
Isn’t this room a great inspiration? The neutral tones, the open shelves that make it easy for the child to reach, the crafting table, and the ‘chill out zone’ in the teepee?

 

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment
And when taking a look at the rest of the house, we can find many more cosy nooks! Loving this spot right here by the window. And look at all these fantastic chairs that are so inviting to sit and relax.

 

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment
By the way, the apartment can be found in Gothenborg, Sweden. In an area called Haga, a small and charming neighbourhood with lots of little shops, cafes and independent bakeries and cute restaurants. Very close by is Slottsskogen, a huge park with a little zoo, a Botanical Garden and tons of greenery of course.

Via Alvhem
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