edgy sexy decor: katja’s house

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recently i got to do a really amazing project for a spiritual healer, katja. she has such amazing light, passion and energy but loves mostly black and white for decor. her huge garden provides most of her food, and flowers from this glorious backyard fill the house

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ever the sexy archetype, she loves wolves, like i do. i recently helped her rethink her home and this blog is a kind of mood board for her aesthetic and vision….

our discussion began with the idea of spirit animals, and the bad reputation of wolves, and how there is a lot of manga style silliness out there, and paint by numbers looking nonsense pictures of wolves, and very little that really honors the fierce, wild and independent spirit of these animals.

but every once in a while you come across an artist whose depiction of the idea of wildness, of the spirit of the wolf is superbly powerful, sensitive and evocative, like that of the talented photographer katerina plotnikova, her portfolio is so beautiful it can be almost overwhelming, such a rich saturated gothic appeal.

 

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Katja’s House Goes Gray

Our Lookbook | Decor Inspirations

A little modern rustic, add some little gothic, and a touch of romanian mystery and scandinavian white

 

kothea lux fabrics and wallcoverings

 

 

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trending interiors: how to decorate with cool chairs

want to add flair, originality and character to your home? pick something original, attention grabbing, hope you are inspired by this gallery of beautiful chairs about by artists and designers….it’s okay to introduce something daring into your interiors, for streamlined hard surface chairs, combine with soft furnishings, or add as the main chairs at your dining table….the los res desk is perfect for your office…..

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room divider ideas

My home is a beautiful open plan upstairs with sliding glass doors outdoors to a porch with a half arch window above, lots of light and sense of fluidity. It’s a dream home truly, built by husband, his friends, the FDNY & family, post Sandy.

In this space at one end there is a small sitting area, & at the other end, a playroom on the right, & my home office on the left. And therein lies the problem, too much overflow of plastic ponies & tiny farm animals.

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Searching for a solution that provides a non permanent divider that won’t ruin the beautiful architectural & can be changed as our lives change. I wanted to share some of the interesting ideas I have found during my research for this problem! Enjoy!


 

Room Divider Idea #1: Glass Walls 

 

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Room Idea Divider #2: Just Curtains…

 

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Room Divider # 3:  Screens

 

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room divider ideas

boaz cohen and sayaka yamamoto

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# 4 Bookshelves as Room Dividers

 

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Give Your Home the Luxurious Look: How to decorate

Add luxury and splendor to your home or apartment with these designer inspired ideas

1. Lushly Green Hues

 

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Green, deep beautiful pine green, or a verdant kelly hue.

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Velvet furnishings, like this piece from Brabbu …Chose one furnishing to cover in velvet in an au courant color. The purity of cream is also very elegant, stone table and gray walls. Dove gray also has a certain monumental elegance….

 

2. Luxurious Grays & Onyx Tones

 

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3. Ornate Texture

 

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4. Vintage Chandeliers

 

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Vintage chandeliers paired with these historic blue walls, elegant formal dining table

 

5. Manor House Red

 

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6. Add Antique Sculpture & Wall Murals….

 

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Spring Style & Decor

My Top Ten Easter Decor, Inspirations & Gift Ideas ….Delightful Animal & Flower Things for Spring Time & Easter

1. Coral & Tusk Easter Linens

Basically any sweet embroidered Vignette from Brooklyn Based  Coral & Tusk. 

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2. A wool felted Easter Egg made by Natalia, Life & Wool

 

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 Via Life & Wool

3. A Wood Bunny by Aarika

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4. I need a note book to write down all my spring thoughts. 

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Petunia’s Whimsy

 

5. Rabbit Washi Tape for Easter

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From Pokeman Gardens

6. And some super cute watercolors, with case decoration by Natalie Lété

These are incidentally for children supposedly, but I don’t mind.

 

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7.  Whimsical Japanese cotton fabric for small sewing projects

 

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From Nanagracy, Etsy 

 

8. This squirrel cutting board by Natalie Lété

 

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9. These Gold Leaf Eggs

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From Angie, Little Inspiration

Angie’s site is very pretty, & she gives a very nice tutorial as well for these gilt eggs, & many other stylish ideas

 

 

10. Kayle’s Delightful Chocolate Eggs

And last but not least, this delicious idea that someone obviously needs to make right now. + Vegan Raw Peanut Butter Eggs dipped in Chocolate. YES. And if I can turn you onto Kayle’s site, The Kitchen McCabe, deed well done, even if you just had 6000 calories because of me. xxoooo

 

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Bonus + Did you see the sweet bunny plate as my featured image? So lovely and by Joëlle Wehkamp, Studio Sjoe, I love everything she makes…..like these amazing creations for Rice DK!

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dream houses…just because you are beautiful

 

Dream Homes…

Here are some lovely houses….for you, enjoy…Modern, Victorian, brand new, I don’t mind, just be beautiful.

 

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D Stanley Dixon Architects

 

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Alice Lane Home Collection (with apparently farm animals and the such)

 

 

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Ryan Street Associates

 

 

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Architectural Digest, France

 

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Meyers Davis Studio, Rachel Paul, Photo.

 

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Farnsworth House, Mies Van der Rohe

 

 

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Remodelista

 

 

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BKK Architects

 

 

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How to decorate kids’ rooms with vintage prints DIY

 

 

 

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Decorating with vintage prints, pretty calendars from years before, old appointment books –here are some DIY ideas to transform your child’s rooms or even your sitting room. Add depth, character & a sense of originality with eclectic selections.

Salon style hanging of reproductions, good quality laser prints, e-bay or thrift store finds, pages from old discarded kids’ books, and creative commons images licensed for non commercial use are some of the many sources for eclectic curation.

Your frames can be different materials and shapes as well for a true salon style arrangement.

For kids’ rooms, think about adding reverse glass paintings, framed old sewing patterns, hand drawn prints of old advertisements,  and antique nursery decor items.

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Combining children’s artwork, with historic art, folk art and modern pieces can work beautifully.

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This painting rather makes me rethink on the dingy strange mid century style things I walked by at thrift stores….

 

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These images below were sourced from google creative commons & licensed for non commercial reuse, so you can print them out & frame if you like…or you can hang with washi table or fancy pin tacks like this.

 

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Pretty room via juliasvitadrommar, the lovely feedsack pins are available @ MAKINGtheNESTofIT


 

A Gallery of Ideas…DIY Decor

1. Cheerful Vignettes

 

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And sometimes not so cheerful…

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2. Grimm Style Fairytales

 

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3. Classic Tales…

 

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4. Fairies, Myth, & Romance

 

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5. Flora & Fauna

 

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Great Links to Free Printables for your salon style wall

1. The Hawthornes….

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♥Free Downloads of Vintage Childrens’ Books, House of Hawthornes and Farm Animals

 

2. Handmadehome

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Free Downloads of the Alphabet, Handmadehome

 

2. Freeprettythingsforyou

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Courtesy of Free Pretty Things for you, we love this vintage kitty

Trending Dark & Dramatic Interiors

Stone & marble walls, painted grays, inky blues, maybe even plush neo-victorian blues, rich grays, fantastic blacks and deep plum so romantic….so gothique, so au courant…

Some rooms simply feature one saturated color in a furnishing, while other punctuate the deep color with rich brights. Many of the spaces are eclectic, mixing historic, antique with modernist items and features.

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