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I have always been a fan of Swedish design. It’s clean simplicity, that feeling of calm, has always attracted me.

I found these great interior shots via DESIGN LOVE FEST!

Pictures speak a thousand words!!

(interior shots found on emmas designblogg)

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This is a great room to relax in…loving the pewter accents and lack of clutter. I especially like the way the books are stacked…which also adds a touch of color. The addition of wooden chests adds warmth.

Found this great photo which includes an awesome bookshelf on Design Love Fest this morning.

Retro is what makes me drawn to this space…and the crisp simplicity!

Love this watercolor match to the room too!  Happy Tuesday everyone!

(patternfest pairing by molly, photo credits: room / watercolor)

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The Grande Papilio chair, on view at their Midtown showroom

I’m finally getting ready to move into a new apartment, and am gathering photos that inspire.  I came across this photo from Metropolis Magazine for NY Design Week.  If I could only keep it simple and airy as this pic…I could reach my goal.

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BDDW

Walnut Tripod Lamp, Bronze Nixie Wall Clock, Shaker Rug, and Lake Credenza

Handmade American furniture on view at BDDW in SoHo

Moving is always a good time to streamline and a great chance to freshen your apartment.

via Ensuite Assai

(Source: atdcmc, via coralette)

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(Source: abeachcottage.com, via c-a-l-m-sea)

 

 

If you have some spring freshening up to do, here are some ‘neutral’ ways to brighten up your apartment.  With spring here, I am in the mood for sunlight and a feeling of clean.  I have the urge to purge all of my unwanted items and refresh my space.  These looks are inspiring me, and maybe they will have the same effect on  you.  HAPPY SPRING EQUINOX!

Not only do I love the white drawing-like painting in the room, but I especially like the splash of orange.  It is a ‘feel good’ color.  I relate it to the Sacral Chakra, SVADISTHANA, ones own abode (if you are into that). But if that is not  your thing,  it just adds a great punch to a room.  I use it in my space and it definitely has a pleasant effect.

via: desire to inspire

One of my favorite blogs is The Tao of Dana.  I have her to thank for these great pics of animal prints to excite a room.  With Valentine’s Day coming, we can add fire without using the color red or pink…try animal prints.   She says, “…animal prints can be a sexy way to add fire when you don’t want so much color. For many- like myself- you can “feel” more fire from an exotic print than from pure color.  Also, it doesn’t take much leopard, panther, tiger or zebra to make a very big statement.  I’ve collected some inspiring ways to bring the exotic fire of safari indoors for you, so keep reading… !”.


Happy February…love life!  – Janet

White Base with Concrete Floors…there is an appeal to this mix.  It is easy, clean and industrial, and I must say that I adore this.   The logs add a touch of warmth.

(via emmas)

Source: remodelista.com

Modern vintage works here with a fresh, solid colored new rug, light floors, new pillows and freshly painted walls and floors.  This is great!  I especially love the way the art is displayed.   Hanging a collection can be tricky, and here it is treated centering the three main paintings, then using the top edges of the bottom row and the bottom edges of the top row to create a cohesive look.

Zumthor Studio , 1986
Haldenstein, Graubünden
Switzerland

I think this answers my question in the previous post.  This looks like the outside of that room; hence, that being the interior and this being the exterior of Peter Zumthor’s Studio.  For more images of his work, go to Dezeen’s blog.