Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
I hope you are fine and enjoyed the nice temperature yesterday! You better did, since we won't be enjoying them in the next days...
Anyway, I want to tackle my balcony this WE so it'll be ready when the sun comes back!
I am so inspired by these very nice and simple balconies styled by Sarah Widman!
Isn't it just perfect!
Credit : Sarah Widman
Friday, April 19, 2013
This week has been totally crazy busy for me. Thanks god it's Friday!
My "Dude Design Week" has been a bit minimalistic!
However, today, I'd like to share pics of this simple, informal, yet refined interior that has very cool masculine vibes!
I've always though vintage exhibition print were very masculine.
Also danish armchairs and these vintage canned dinning chairs (also seen in Hank Moody's Apartment = totally dude design)
Again : black and white kitchen with subway tiles
All pics from : Apartment Therapy
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Today's post shows how to include masculine elements in an interior.
Those elements can be used either to balance a room with lots of feminine elements (pinks, curbs, lace, mirrors, etc.) or used combined with other masculine elements or neutrals to create a space with lots of testosterone.
1. Leather sofas
Leather sofas are a very good example of masculine elements.
Mixed with feminine elements (round tables, rug with hint of pink) like in the room below, it creates a very balanced space.
Credit : Desire to inspire
But used with (almost exclusively) other masculine elements, it creates a very warm, strong and masculine space.
Credit : The Brick House
2. Mid-century pieces
Mid-century furniture has straight and clean lines (no ornaments and curbs). I think it's why I love this style so much!
You can style a mid-century console will never look toooo girly (even surounded by golden peonies!!!)
Credit : Bloesem
Credit unknown (probably Design Sponge)
3. Rich and textured fabrics
Credit : Somewhere on Pinterest
Tweed, velvet, flanel...
4. Subway Tiles
I know subway tiles are not so specifically masculine. However, it really makes those spaces very masculine (especially mixed with these velvet stools below) :
Credit : Decor Pad
Credit : Eclectica tumblr
Credit : Media Cache
5. Strong Animals
It's sounds cliché but kittens are for nurseries, beautiful and gracious birds for woman and buffalos and crocodiles for men.
Credit : Animal Print Shop blog
Credit : Somewhere on Pinterest
Sunday, April 14, 2013
I hope you enjoyed yesterday's sunny weather!
This week I'd like to be more present on the blog and I though about a thematic week to get back on tracks.
I'm getting a bit tired of pastel shades, pinks and girly stuffs, so I'll be dedicating this week to dude design.
So let's start with Orlando Soria's very cool pad.
Orlando is a painter and works with Emily Henderson as principle designer. Emily is my favorite designer and collaborates with awesome talented people (like Bethany Nauert).
I love the blue-grey color palette and the mid-century vibes of this apartment.
I'll write a post on dude design's elements this week. For the moment, I just want to set the mood.
(This blue velvet sofa is amazing)
Friday, April 12, 2013
Allo? Has it been a week since my last post? Allo?
I've been both totally lazy at blogging and busy with work this week. I'm sorry.
I know this is the second Ikea posts in a row, but I really like their styling right now : right in the pastel mood.
It tottally does feel like spring!
I still need to check their Stockholm collection in person, but not this WE!
I'm rather going to enjoy the wonderful weather foreseen!
Have a good WE!
Friday, April 5, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
I'm quickly sharing this lovely apartment designed by Clayton Apgar and photographed by the super talented Bethany Nauert.
I have never seen a Eero Saarinen table that looked bad.
Ah! I love this bedroom. This bed is so inviting.
I love the brass sconces.
Credit : Apartment Therapy
Monday, April 1, 2013
I hope you had a sunny and relaxing long WE.
Mine was perfect.
I was sick as a dog on Friday, but got better on Saturday. So we headed to the Belgian Ardennes and we had a unexpected guest : the SUN!
It was sooooooooooo nice.
This is Anouk's first steps in the woods... hopefully daddy was there!
Horses are so photogenic!
This makes me so happy!