Wednesday, 29 February 2012

A vintage / industrial / modern B&B in Provence anyone?!

Dreaming of escape to this very cool and very beautiful hotel, La Maison Pujol in Provence, France this morning. I visited Provence last year. Oh how I wish I'd stayed in this bed and breakfast packed with vintage pieces and a great touch of modern industrial. The only problem is I might still be there. Thank you to  photographer Manolo Yllera for the permission to use these great images.  







Photography: Manolo Yllera via French by Design
Love the big letters, love the touches of orange, the concrete walls, the dining area....yup, pretty much love everything!

Trevlig Torsdag! Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Wednesday room envy: top ten home offices

Mid week and perhaps working spirits are starting to wane. At least mine are! So I thought maybe some home office decorating inspiration to pep things up a bit and make that work space a little more, well, inspiring. Here are my favourite top ten home offices of late:

Via Decor8

Via Coco & Kelley

Via Sunday in Bed

Vua By Fryd

Via The Design Traveller

Via Tenka gammel gaard

Via Design inspiration blog

Via The Second Life of Mine

Via 79 ideas
Via By Fryd
All these images I have been squirreling away on Pinterest (my second favourite hobby after blogging on MSH!), you can check out my Pinterest page here.

Have a lovely day!

PS I have done my best to credit all the above pics but unfortunately it's really tricky via Pinterest so let me know if you can identify the photography / media / stylist from any of the above.

Tuesday interior tips you don't want to miss!

A rare evening post from me, but there are a few inspiring things I've seen today that I had to share with you. Firstly, a new edition of Rue magazine is out, YAAAYYY! Kick back, pour yourself a glass of wine and read it here.

Rue magazine
Secondly, lovely blog Mechant Design is showing a beeeautiful parisian apartment tour here.

And finally, if you've been watching The Oscar's this week and pining after a little hollywood glamour, why not channel the interior look from film The Artist with tips from Homestilo?

Bonsoir! x

The Melbourne home of an illustrator and vintage bargain hunter

I spotted this Melbourne home of illustrator Paula Mills over at the great, well known blog Design Sponge. When I saw it, I knew I had to have it, eh hem, I mean share it. I can't tell you how much I love the home-owners' style. The wonderful wall displays, the vintage finds from around the globe, the pops of colour, the white backdrop. Everything is spot on and apparently this is only the beginning.

Photography: Paula Mills
If you fancy reading more about this home hop on over to the full interview and more pics at Design Sponge.  Don't you love the display of tomato tins? Such an easy to way to make a great display. Next time I'm at the supermarket I might just buy a few items for their packaging (x15!). Any ideas you'll take from this?

Monday, 27 February 2012

Bespoke furniture by Norwegian photographer Trine Thorsen

Hej hooo!! How was the weekend? Are you feeling as blurry eyed as me this moring?! If we think we've got a lot on, consider Trine Thorsen, Norwegian photographer, and now designer and producer (together with her boyfriend) of timeless, classic bespoke furniture including shelves, benches, wood storage etc. And when Trine isn't busy with that she's renovating her early 20th century Norwegian home. Phew!  Impressive! More projects anyone?!


Photography: Trine Thorsen Via So-mee

If you're loving this furniture like I am, you can find out more info here. Have a lovely Monday! Klem! (as they say in Norway!)

Friday, 24 February 2012

A black and white Finnish log cabin

I'm so happy it's Friday! Today I'm off with my little girls and we're planning on going out and doing lots of fun things. But first, I couldn't resist publishing this charming Finnish log cabin decorated in black and white and crammed with vintage finds. Oh how I wish I had a country home like this. Thank you Mrs Jones for the inspiration!








Photography: Krista Keltanen for Kotivinkki magazine
You can see more pics here (check out the way the creative homeowners use old doors and windows for decoration and ways to display items in many of the rooms - wonderful or what?!). 

Any plans for the weekend? Finding yourself a log cabin to renovate perhaps (I'm tempted)?. What ever you're doing, have a lovely one - and see you Monday!  

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Some fab interior photography by Petra Bindel

Hej hoooo! A few weeks ago I wrote a post on the fantastic Parisian home of stylist Virginie Denny and artist Alfonso Vallee in a converted button factory. The photographs were taken by the extremely talented Swedish photographer Petra Bindel. Today I couldn't resist publishing a few more pics from Petra Bindel's portfolio.






Photography: Petra Bindel
I wish I could credit all the people behind the design of these wonderful rooms too (I recognise many from Swedish magazines over the years). If you know of any, can you let us know?!

Any favourite rooms? I love the bed spread in the first pic, the lilac wall in the kids rom and the library above. But all are very lovely.

Oh and before I leave you to go about your Thursday (I do seem to be going on a bit this morning?!), do you remember the Danish home brand, Tine K Home spring/summer collection event I went to a few Saturday's ago? They have just put a few really lovely pics up of the event on the Tine K Home blog, including one of yours truly! Does that make me just a little famous?!! Te he! I had such a fun time.

Have a lovely day! / Niki

A modern retreat in the Swiss Alpes

Hej hej! Sometimes, when it feels like winter is never going to end the only thing you can do is embrace it. And this is what I would do if I stayed at this chalet dug into the mountain side in Switzerland. Designed by Peter Zumthor of SeARCH and CMA it sleeps 9 and is completely heated by green energy from a local dam. Skiing anyone?!







Photography: iwan Baan Via Q uen Bleu
 There are plenty more of pictures here! Fantastic architecture and of course loving the concrete, the lighting and the funriture. But what do you think - could you stay here or would you prefer a more traditional alpine chalet?

And just before I head off - hello to all new lovely readers! Great to see you on here. I hope you feel inspired and will come back and visit soon! kram!