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.

Inspired Space, Beautiful Blog

I am in love with the gorgeous blog of stylist/photographer Line Kay of Vintagepiken. Her home is styled to perfection and her photographs are so beautiful! Really I could look at her blog over and over. It is peaceful and thoughtful, creative and inspired..just like her home. You must go and look at her photos not only of her home but of the many wonderful ways she styles food, flowers.....and just about everything else with the utmost taste and sophistication.

photos: Line Kay - check her Pinterest and Instagram as well.

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Trudy

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Inspiration in White: Art Photos

Lately I have been seeing so many homes with great large scale photo art prints and I really love them. I have seen them in the most sophisticated homes and they look really amazing. My daughter is a photographer and she has a great print in her bedroom and I have one in my hallway done by my friend who is a well know fashion photographer. I have been trying to get some of my clients to work in a piece here and there...such a perfect modern look that works in every setting.

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Design Sponge

This is a photo of my home taken by Drew Hadley for Movato Home

Smitten Studio

Emmas Design Blog

Domaine Home - Photos by Bethany Nauert

Photo above and below from the website Citizen Atelier. They have amazing artists so be sure to check them out. Photos by Ashley Capp

Domaine Home

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Trudy

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Gorgeous Malibu Home

In this home of a film director and stylist you would expect nothing less than the tasteful decor you find in this Malibu home (Elle Decoration features this home- more photos here). The front of the home is made from barn wood brought in from Maine. The glass doors on the main floor open up to give the home an indoor/outdoor feeling and what about that gorgeous marble floor in the living room. Stunning! Love the iron railing running around the second floor landing and down the stairs and of course the stone tub in the bathroom.....well to say this is a stylish home is just the beginning....

photos by: Martin Lof

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Trudy

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via: From Elle Decoration via My Paradissi

photos: Martin Lof check out this talented photographer! Love his style!

 

Vogue Living

I have already talked about the magazine Vogue Living but this March issue is the best yet! A wonderful mix of really incredible homes from around the world photographed by the most amazing photographers. (This spread is from photographer Michael Wee). I subscribe to Vogue through Zinio which I love..just get it in my in box and off I go. I do still like to read the paper version of many magazines though...something about the touch and feel of the paper that makes me happy (same for books!).

I love the home below as it has the elements I look for....modern with a mix of rustic vintage giving it a warm, cozy lived in feeling but with so much elegance. Beautiful!

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Trudy

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via: Vogue Living - For more photos subsribe to Vogue through Zinio

photo: Michael Wee visit his site here

Cottage in Cornwall

This beautiful house in Cornwall was designed by photographer Paul Massey. A longtime fashion, news and interiors photographer Paul has recently created some amazing homes himself. What I love the best in this house though is the kitchen design...oh this is really so great! The subway tile all the way to the ceiling looks fantastic, the great finish on the cupboards and the wooden countertop all add up to an inspiring space. The kitchen is open to the living room area which is decorated in a really simple and beautiful way with comfortable, stylish furniture. The whole house feels easy and cozy. Nothing fussy or precious just a really comfortable welcoming space.

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Trudy

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via Paul Massey

Architect and Photographer: Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

Wonderful photos of this home in Elle Decor this month taken by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen who is an architect and photographer. Beautifully done and the interiors on the website of Norm Architects are really amazing. All in these white and pale tones similar to this house below. Oh, the clean lines and wonderful simplicity that is Scandinavian design....I even see a few Ikea touches here and there in some of the homes he has done. Things I love in this home....the concrete floors, copper details and the entry tile! Very talented...

Enjoy!

Trudy

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via: elle Decor

 

Italian Farmhouse

Oh yes I do love this look...feels just like Southern France with a view that is pure Italy. The lamps, the bed and oh that kitchen. Looks like a Le Cornue stove to me! Wonderful tile throughout the home that adds just the right amount of rustic, don't you think. This lovely home is the work of photographer Enrique Menossi. I just love his work. Go and take a look at his website to see his amazing interiors or check out another home here on this post..

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

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Trudy

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via:http://www.menossifotografo.com/

Inspiration in White: Black and White in Fashion and Home

Here are a few of my favourite Pins this week...So loving all the black and white I have been finding lately in fashion and in home decor. It must be the time of year because I am really wanting to add black to my all white home and add white into my all black wardrobe, even in winter. So fun to mix things up a bit don't you think?

I have been working super hard in the studio these days with ceramic orders and I have even been testing a bit of black on my white ceramics...just for a change. I will show you a few pieces when I feel they are where I want them to be. Take a look at some of these great ideas...

 

My daughter, Chloe Crane-Leroux, is a photographer and this is one of her photoshoots. Check out her website..

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Trudy

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via: Chloe Crane-Leroux Photography, paloma81.blogspot.comtwelvechairsboston.comseaofgirasoles.blogspot.com.es,  weworewhat.com

 

Lifestyle Photographer: Carolina Romare

Just loving these wonderful interiors shots from Carolina Romare. She is a lifestyle, interiors, food photographer from Malmo, Sweden. Her shots are light filled and with delicate styling and attention to detail. 

She says “I like the raw simplicity in things I see. Often I find myself thinking about how all objects and environments have a story to tell. Like a deserted house somewhere in the countryside or a 17th century armchair for example, I bet it’s got lots of secrets from various dinner parties and owners. It’s the history and stories that makes things truly beautiful.”

You can see her work in many wonderful Swedish magazines such as Skonhem and Lantliv.

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Trudy

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via: Carolina Romare