Friday, May 22, 2015

When Grey isn't boring...

This post is for those who, like me, are hardly tearing themselves away from weekend bliss or ... can't wait for a long weekend retreat (and it's just around the corner!), no matter what the weather! ツ While we are not far away yet from the colour grey (as prevailed in my previous post), i'd like continue (& finish) the theme with these 'bright' ideas on how to get the most out of the cool-and-cloudy behind the window.
First, just have a look at this lovely balcony! I don't know why it keeps me charmed (no special design and little accessories), but this is such a harmonius place, just perfect in its cozy simplicity! [all pics posted below are from Tumblr unless stated otherwise]
Oh, please listen to UNA MATTINA album by LUDOVICO EINAUDI while you are here! :) Soft piano melodies[1:14:26], so good to play on a cloudy day!

↑ Well, i decided the post should not only look attractive, but be useful as well. So, inspired by the pic below, I've found a lovely recipe of BLACKBERRY, MARSHMELLOW & MASCARPONE TRIFLES @ DELICIOUSMAGAZINE.CO.UK
↑ THE 2 PICS ABOVE -- a lounging girl and a perfumes still life, are HANNAH LEMHOLT photography 
i am spotting there is a title seen on one bottle - Gypsy Water. Not new though, as i have guessed, -- launched in 2008, Gypsy Water is described as a tribute to the Gypsy lifestyle! top notes are bergamot, lemon, pepper and juniper; middle notes are incense, pine needles and orris root; base notes are amber, vanilla and sandalwood. Intrigued? Another bottle next to Gypsy Water-- Bal D'Afrique. Needless to say i'm looking forward for both!! Both perfumes - 50ml/$145 e.g. @ BARNEYS here/here.
Ah, the picture itself says it all! Though... i'd add books & magz, for sure, to such a sweet busy morning recreation! ;) [source: tumblr]
...no matter whether in bed or on the table, the serving should be exquisite!
A PHOTO WITH A BOUQUET IS BY NANA TSAY A GIRL WITH A DOVE PHOTO IS BY HANNAH LEMHOLT

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Gustavian Style House in the South of England

Yes, Swedish Gustavian style is happening to be the order of the day here! Even if this is not your style, this house definitely has a curious story to narrate, a story that is worth listening to! found via here.
I don't know how it feels to reside daily in a space like this, but the more i examine the pictures the more i feel drawn to all the different shadows of whites reigning here  -- from the warm tones of condensed milk to dazzlingness of beaten egg whites, lots of intricate details are curious to look at, and i like how the atmosphere of royalness is harmonized with nostalgic pleasantness of rural manor...

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Interiors with Ethnic Touch

... a new bunch of interiors with an ethnic touch -- North African and some Ottoman chic! Hand-picked specially for our today's inspiration! enJoy! :)
↑ left - I always love richly carved wooden furniture (a cupboard in the background seems to be somehow one of such kind), but this time two big white drops with silvery tips draw all my attention!  + ↑ right - ...GREY ;/...it seems i can bear any colour normally avoided, if the style is Arabic or Desi! to me, it excuses any wrong colour palettes, uncomfortable proportions and whatever we could feel tough about!
Style and details always save it all, don't you agree? :))
These awesome spaces are all created by a Turkish interior designer, SERDAR GÜLGÜN, a renowned expert of classical Ottoman style.

A TRADITIONAL OFFICE-LIBRARY OF MICHAEL COORENGEL AND JEAN-PIERRE CALVAGRAC IN PARIS, FRANCE  via ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST
left - a cozy room from somewhere of Alicante, Spain via ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST + a small lounge area with an African feel via TUMBLR
... and, finally, this pretty bedroom:  such cool tone of mint is interesting, the one i could play with + usually, i don't like stucco work when it's plain white, but once it is coloured, it becomes a stylish element in my eyes :) + a compact dresser by the rear wall, small tables, wooden painted wardrobe and a chest complement the room!