The Loft is a breathtaking apartment in Amsterdam where a combination of design, art and craft culminate in one inspiring interior design experience. Much like the line’s Apartment in new york city, The Loft is hosted by the playing circle, and everything in it has been hand-picked and curated to be pleasantly pieced together — from the tables and chairs to the gorgeous carpets on the floor and even the books on the bedside table. and everything in the Loft is up for grabs — almost like a living flea market.
Makes me wish I were in Amsterdam to see this in person — most inspiring! But for those of us who can’t make it to the netherlands, you can follow along on instagram and facebook for loads of inspiring eye candy and shop online here. bravo!
wandering around pinterest, as i am wont to do, i discovered this print, the big boom via the blogger zilverblauw. further investigation took me to the very fabulous studio boot who creates these clever and very colorful art prints. their studio workspace in Hertogenbosch, in the netherlands is equally worth a gander, so pop over to their website for more about studio boot — oh, and do visit their facebook page for scores of inspiring images, as well.
you’re probably already aware of garance doré — because she is of exquisite taste and an impeccable eye. she’s a French photographer, illustrator and author, best known for her fashion blog of the same name, garance doré — of which i am included in a countless number of adoring fans. she recently shared her friends’ beautiful and very eclectic Parisian apartment in the 7th arrondissement, with incredible views of the eiffel tower. i couldn’t help but be transported temporarily to the streets by the seine. i thought you might like a mini journey, too. for the full home tour, visit garance doré
• all photography by garance doré.
this month one of canada’s best design resources, Covet Garden magazine spends some quality time touring food stylist Claire’s modern, spare yet very inviting home. a truly minimalist space, but Claire’s house is especially alluring because it says a lot about her personality without getting into “too much Information” territory. It feels familiar and comfortable, without being fussy. classic mid-century modern pieces pair with lovely and sentimental collectibles. i’ve just shared a portion of the house, so be sure and pop over to online magazine Covet Garden for claire’s full home tour.
i’ve got a real sweet spot for these types of lighting fixtures — ones with spider-like, far reaching arms. arachnophobia? nope, not me – not when it comes to minimalist black pendant lamps like french designer serge mouille’s famous lighting fixtures. his designs have been around since the 1950’s and his imitators keep on reinventing modified versions on the original design, but i don’t mind their clever takes on the iconic classic one bit. however, since the real serge mouille beauties have been around since the 50’s and still going strong, i’d say should you choose to splurge on something special, serge would be the one i’d open my wallet up nice and wide for.