GET READY FOR FALL BY & OTHER STORIES

I love the new fall collection by Scandinavian brand , which is a one-stop styling destination filled with collections from three design ateliers in Paris, Stockholm and Los Angeles. & Other Stories about their aim: “We believe that the manufacturing of clothes, shoes, accessories and beauty products should be done in a responsible way. Our aim is to create collections, with well thought-out solutions, that give people the opportunity to express their personality.” Here are some of my favorite ‘get ready for fall items’! Tip: by signing up to their newsletter you get a 10% discount on your first order. Above:

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THE RENOVATION OF A 15TH CENTURY BUILDING IN CROATIA

New York–based and his husband interior designer and artist Lucien Rees Roberts are responsible for the transformation of a 15th century house on a small island along Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, near Dubrovnik. The lime stone building is perched on a hill with breathtaking view of the Adriatic sea. During the extensive renovation, interior walls were torn down until there were just two spacious rooms left: a living room and an eat-in kitchen, previously used for storage and for smoking hams. Outside ruins discovered buried under rubble were repurposed as the foundation for a swimming pool. I love how much character this stunning home has!

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A HISTORIC NY SCHOOLHOUSE TURNED INTO A STYLISH LOFT

This light-filled loft with a casual vibe is located in an historic building in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. Formerly home to the Long Island Business College, the building has been converted to several apartments. The loft has been designed by , an integrated architecture and interior design practice in New York City. The art works are from , the as well are the square poufs (you can find ). The (3rd pic) is the . This iconic design is made of handmade washi paper and bamboo ribbing.

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RACHEL CASTLE’S COLORFUL & WHIMSY DESIGNS

Australian designer is a talented lady that I have been following for a long time now. I love as Rachel has a great sense of humor and her whimsy design remind me that I need some pops of color in my home. I recently ordered the beautiful Love tea towel (can’t wait for it to arrive!) and I will frame it (as in the image below) to be hung in my son’s bedroom. I will show you the result when it is finished! About the Castle brand: “ loves having a bit of fun. We love color and whimsy. We love making accessible art and beautiful bedlinen. We love spots and fluro and pink and yellow and orange and grey and love hearts and flowers and paint and felt and everything that POPS around in our studio. If its fun we love it.” Rachel has spent the past 20 years in the homeware industry both in Australia and the UK, and currently lives in Sydney. Founded in 2008, has become a haven for lovers of all things sunny. Many of their cotton bedding products are being made in Australia whilst all of the artworks are sewn, screened and painted by Rachel Castle. In this post you can find some of favorite items. I hope you love them as much as I do! Above: |

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J. CREW NEW FALL & WINTER COLLECTION

Every year I have the same ritual to get ready for fall and winter. During these early days of autumn (I love this time of year!) I buy new candles, stock up on fire wood, create a seasonal table with my son and inspect my wardrobe to see if I need some new clothes for the upcoming season. J. Crew has the perfect collection to stock up on some new fall/winter clothing. I like to mix basic items (e.g. jeans, a denim jacket or simple black pants) with some more edgy pieces such a faux fur coat and metallic ankle boots. Above and below you can see my favorite items from . Above:

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A SCANDINAVIAN HOME WITH A FEMININE TOUCHE

This light filled Norwegian home has touches of pink which adds a feminine feel to the decor. However, the leather furniture pieces combined with some black items are more masculine. The result is a beautiful balanced home. Below you can find suggestions for creating a similar look and feel.


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EXPOSED PUMPING PIPES: HOT OR NOT?

How do you feel about exposed plumbing pipes? In the first image the pipes are subtle (and I like how the shower curtain railing is made of similar or same material) but in the second picture more of the plumbing structure is visible. Hot or not?

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