24.06.19

ILA Y ELA

ILA Y ELA

Ila y Ela is such a lovely discovery. And since you really loved the colourful family home I showed you yesterday, I am pretty sure you will love this too.

Far away from perfect toys that fill our Instagram feeds, this Spanish design company offers handmade products, created in a traditional way.
Founded by Natalia, she brings the Mediterranean style in our homes. With a certain simplicity and use of very high-quality materials. The result are very special items for children´s rooms.

Don’t you just love the lion heads*? Everything is exclusive, original and the materials are ecological (cotton, wool or alpaca) to create unique pieces. Each item is so full of love and care.

These accessories are such a sweet complement to the children’s room. Playful, different and cute. Perfect if you are looking for a lovely gift too!

 

ILA Y ELA

ILA Y ELA

ILA Y ELA

ila y ela crochet lion
ila y ela crochet lion

I remember that those lions* were sold out instantly during the Family Circle event in hamburg last year. But they are truly adorable, different and so cool!

 

ILA Y ELA

 

ILA Y ELA
Ila y Ela is an artisanal décor brand from Madrid and each of the brand’s charming decorative pieces are handmade with care in Spain. From playful lions to friendly dinosaurs! Therefore, the collection from Ila y Ela brings the wonderful world of animals indoors. And livens up our kids’ rooms and nurseries.

Oh the sweetness of the printed elf head cushions, swans, garlands, tapestries and mobiles.

 

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19.06.19

Beautiful linen clothing for small and big people

All the beautiful linen

One reason why I keep on showing you beautiful linen clothing is that it is one of my favourite fabrics. What is wool in winter is linen in summer.

Even so I actually do wear wool in summer too and linen during winter times. Just swapping for lighter knits and heavy linen for the seasons.

And when I see beautiful images that manage to show the beauty and quality of linen (or knits, but today we are talking linen… knits will be on focus after summer again) I just cannot resist. It is so great to wear, easy, always chic without being too cute or too girly. Maybe I hope to convince you step by step (in case you are not so into linen yet)… but mostly I just love to share lovely things!

So when I found this oh so inspiring shop* full of linen goods for children, home as well as women… well I was smitten right away!

 

All the beautiful linen

I think you can see why, right?

The colours, the little frills, easy to wear rompers, and the sweet bonnets* that always add a cute little detail.

 

All the beautiful linen

All the beautiful linen
Adding lovely embroidery makes it even more stunning! Loving the skirts*….

 

All the beautiful linen

All the beautiful linen

All the beautiful linen

And what about green? Still a very popular colour and this shade is so lively and cool – would totally wear this dress* in my size.

All the beautiful linen for all the beautiful homes!

 

Love linen as much as I do? How about Flora & Dott or Tiny Stories – linen for babies.

 

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18.06.19

Beautiful turn-of-the-century family apartment with a romantic touch

stockholm family apartment.

Hej! How are you? How about a little trip to Stockholm? I would not mind so much because I hear it is 23 and sunny. Compared to London where I am sitting behind my desk and faced with a sky that gets darker by the second…

(but I am not complaining because I am headed to Florence tomorrow and the forecast is 32)

But for now, lets stick with Stockholm and this gorgeous and very big family apartment which is in the perfect location. Which also means that it was just recently sold for a big load of money.

Look at this beautiful turn-of-the-century property, where beautiful original features meet modern touches. The great architect Andreas Gustaf Sällström actually used to live in this particular apartment.

And the ceilings are not just high, they are sky high and measure 3.10m. Probably I would feel quite small in there for once…

 

stockholm family apartment.

stockholm family apartment.

stockholm family apartment.
A very romantic children’s room that is definitely bigger than most. The details on the ceiling and above the door are adding to the sweet factor too of course!

 

stockholm family apartment.

stockholm family apartment.

stockholm family apartment.

The room even has a sofa, a big kid friendly table and lots of space for free play, dance, creativity and fun!

 

stockholm family apartment.

stockholm family apartment.

stockholm family apartment.
Situated right in the heat of the city, in the Kungsholmen neighbourhood, there are lots of restaurants, cafes and shops around.

Wow!

Via Wrede
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17.06.19

Insider: Maternity clothes that every future mum will adore!

storq maternity

Hello new week. And hello topic that I have not covered for ages. Maternity clothes! Sometimes we loose sight of things that are not prominent in our own lives anymore… but of course I am aware that some of my readers may add a baby to their family or are in the exciting stage of becoming a mum (parents) for the very first time.

And since I have been there four times, I think I have some things to share when it comes to maternity wear.

During the first weeks and months of your pregnancy you may be able to wear your ‘normal’ clothes and depending on your body, you may feel pretty normal in terms of shape too.

But once it is all about the belly growing and going down the ‘last weeks’ lane… I can tell you, that all you want is being comfortable. Comfortable without sporting the pyjama look! And you want to feel like yourself, because your body is changing, your belly is big but you really like to remember that you are still you! And not just a belly!

And there is one brand that ticks a lot of boxes for me: Storq!

Their collection is full of refined essentials, clothes that fit and make you feel put together. Everything is
uber-comfortable and made from fabrics that are soft and breathable using eco-friendly or natural fibers.

storq maternity

Plus: The brand makes nursing clothes too and some pieces do work for both, during pregnancy and after!

My favourite is the Basic Bundle. You may find the price tag a bit steep, but trust me – great basics go a long way. And you will probably live in this and just clap yourself that you went through and bought this!

storq maternity

storq maternity

storq maternity

Short: Stylish essentials for maternity, nursing, and parenthood. Feel like yourself again, only more comfortable.

Storq’s story: Two friends found themselves surrounded by mamas-to-be with nothing they loved to wear. The average piece of maternity wear looked nothing like the ‘regular clothes’ their friends owned.
Therefore they decided to create a few key pieces that could become something of a maternity uniform. Things you could wear year-round, things you’d always feel comfortable in and with an effortless silhouette.

Because what you wear is not only about how you look, but also how you feel.

Storq is an American company, however they offer international shipping!

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14.06.19

Fantastic wooden toys from Kid’s Concept

kids concept

Johanna Backman, Amelie Wiklund and Anna Enander are Kid’s Concept – a studio designing products for kids and their interiors based in Sweden.

Started in 2007 and offering everything you need for the perfect kid’s room – interior deco articles and furniture.

The idea is to work with a number of concepts, series and themes which gives the customers and shops the possibility to offer customized combinations.

‘Coordinated products makes is easy for the customer to choose from our product range as one can mix and match the rage of items. The colors we use in our concepts match and are easily combined.’

 

kids concept

kids concept

wooden-houses-set-of-5(1)

I love this set of 5 wooden houses*. You can assemble them again and again and they are so versatile.

 

kids concept

kids concept

kids concept

kids concept

The simple Scandinavian design is perfect for design conscious families because it is not overwhelming. You can easily add toys and personal belongings without having a space that looks overloaded.

I really like this concept of subtle colors, minimalist furniture and accessories that can be used in many different ways.

‘Letting children’s imagination influence the home is something we want to encourage. The family, the children and home is of great importance to us, and this influences and shapes the way we work.’

Fridge-freezer-wooden toys

OMG! A wooden fridge*! How cool is that? (the kitchen is pretty cool too…)

alphabet-puzzle

Allover I just love wooden toys. And when they are stylish, come in great colours (yes, you can have wooden toys that are not just bland like this cool ABC puzzle* !) then I just love them even more…

A good selection is to be found here*.

 

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