Easy Kitchen Reno

The look of this little kitchen in this apartment would be so easy to achieve and I don't think a remodel of this sort would be very expensive.. Lovely subway tiles with dark grout looks so good against Ikea style cabinets and lighting. Wood countertops add the warmth this room needs as does the rough kitchen table. Very nice..

via:Stadshem

 

Enjoy!

Trudy

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Colourful Boucherouite Rugs

I bought a black and white Morrocan rug for my husbands office and I simply love it! It adds a great warm touch and it provides a neutral surface for the room which happens to have a lot of colourful art on the walls. These colourful Boucherouite rugs would be perfect in just the opposite type of room. A very clean white space would be amazing with a bright rug like these below. Here is a place on Etsy to buy this style of rug that has some very pretty ones in all sizes...

Enjoy!

Trudy

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Light White French Apartment

This gorgeous apartment in the 5th arrondissement of Paris has the perfect balance of modern and vintage. Very restrained with the perfect amount of furniture and accessories it is ultra sophisticated without being stuffy in any way. Shown in the white issue of Elle Decor this month it is one of the my new favourite apartments!

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photos: Felix Forest/Living Inside for Elle Decor

 

Enjoy!

Trudy

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photos Felix Forest/ Living Inside

Inspiration in White: Wood Stoves

I grew to love the look of wood burning stoves when I was young and would go out to the nearby lake cabins and each cabin had one of these that we would sit around. I always thought they looked great in every space and were perfect in a rustic looking room. I think the Swedes do wood burning stoves the best..... the gorgeous traditional ceramic stoves and the newest wood stoves you see today hanging from the ceiling today. Not meant just for cabin living, today any of these stoves can fit into the right decor be it modern, rustic or industrial.

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 Paulina Arcklin | photoshoot for Zoco Home www.zocohome.com

 

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Trudy

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Young couple, Dream House

This little townhouse is another example of how the wonderful the architecture is in Brooklyn. A young couple renovated this Brooklyn townhouse with care and attention to the details and wow...what a great result! The ceiling in the library, the fireplace in the dining room...and that stove with the gold knobs....yes that is perfection. 

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Trudy

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via; New York Times

Photos: Bruce Buck

Cozy Bedrooms

Love these cozy bedrooms with vintage touches and soft colours. The bedcovers and pillows are all in wrinkled cotton and linen...a look that just adds to the cozy look of the bed! What I think is really interesting is the bedrooms with no headboards and we seem to be seeing more of this now. A clean look that requires a bit more styling around the bed but that puts the focus on the other accessories in the room. that being said a gorgeous headboard like the white antique bed sure look amazing!

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White and Faded

 

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Trudy

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Loft in Amsterdam

The Loft is an amazing concept in Amsterdam that has such an original idea around it! Basically it is a showroom where you can buy whatever is in the space...and I mean everything. A lot of natural materials, modern, rustic and industrial....mixed with an incredibly refined eye...not for the faint of heart as it looks effortless but really isn't. The idea is very much like The Apartment by the Line in New York (which is stunning as well). The loft is run by The Playing Circle group and they have other lofts and apartments around the city with various looks that they rent as great meeting or event spaces. Go check it out here...

Black and White Decor with Style

Lots of style in this home decorated in black and white..the outside is black as well by the way....bordering on industrial with a rustic twist. Great kitchen with the black hood and dark grout used with the white subway tiles....and can we talk about the black leather jacket with the ruffles!!! Please I need that jacket and now! How cute is that! 

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photos: Hus and Hem

Enjoy!

Trudy

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New Year, New Look + new inspirations

Well one of my resolutions for this year was to redo my website..... so here it is! What do you think? I started working on the new site last November and although there are still a few bugs, I must say I am pretty happy with the way it looks.

My goals for the blog this year are more videos, more how to's, and more collaborations with other bloggers. As a ceramic artist I resolved to try new designs in my work and collaborate with other artists on some interesting products. For my home it is to redo my upstairs bathroom and clean out every last closet in my house! I think these are all good and attainable goals don't you? 

The biggest one for me though is to learn to step back from life and breath...to enjoy every day, without judging it ......it is after all a journey as they say.

Some talented women that are inspiring me for 2015...

Sunday Suppers is a communal cooking centre in Williamsburg Brooklyn. The website and Instagram of the very talented Karen Mordechai are not only visually inspiring but the beautiful suppers in the Sunday Suppers studios look like wonderful gatherings of food and community. 

 

Line Kays blog that I featured a couple of weeks ago Vintagepiken is a huge source of inspiration. Her sense of style and her photos really speak to me. White, moody mixed with rustic styling…so lovely.

 

This year I discovered the work of Dietland Wolf, stylist, photographer and ceramic artist and am endlessly inspired by all of her work.. So creative in all that she does, her ceramics have the wonderful organic quality that I love but with a refined yet complex glazing technique that brings them to a whole other level.