Saturday, March 31, 2012

London Calling...

One of my favorite cities of all-time... London!!
I couldn't help but be smitten with this place - a beautiful home in the perfect high-energy-city!

all images via Nicety Live Journal

Aren't those windows incredible and all that natural light?!
I love the feel of this place!

I hope you have a wonderful up-coming week!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Saturday's Inspiration

Saturday afternoon....

steal the idea!

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A trendsetter in the world of Belgian decoration : Puylaert Home Basics


Dear friends and followers, every day I receive emails from readers, most of them professionals, from all over the world, asking me where to find Belgian companies, specialized in decoration and interior design. As I really have not the time to answer all of your emails, I decided to post about the Belgian companies of which I might think they are worth talking about and of which I am sure they represent our Belgian interior design style.

From time to time I do hope to introduce you to our Belgian interior design companies.

Today I want you to meet the Sint-Niklaas based (Belgium) company PUYLAERT HOME BASICS.

Since 1910 Puylaert Home Basics is a family owned business.

‘From creation with an everflowing sense for details, to distribution of interior accessories, home textiles, furniture, seating arrangements and lighting, in trendsetting shops around the world, Puylaert Home Basics became a lifestyle performer.‘    (Text Puylaert Home Basics website).

The strict adherence to quality is a very important pillar of Puylaert Home Basics. This is realized by using the highest possible standards in the selection of materials and manufacturing methods.’    (Text Puylaert Home Basics website).

Puylaert Home Basics is also offering usefull backup and expertise to help Interior Architects, Designers and Shops to achieve projects.

‘Our objective is to give maximum support to your project with integrity, on time, and within the stipulated budget.’, is to read on their website.


Puylaert Home Basics participates in national and international fairs.


The images here are a selection I made of the wide range of the Puylaert Home Basics collection.























The trade is for professionals only, but as a consumer, please contact Puylaert Home Basics at INFO@PUYLAERTHB.BE, for your nearest Puylaert Home Basics stockist.



Please watch the video where Rudiger Puylaert, the owner of the company, takes us to a beautiful Belgian coastal apartment and a restaurant, decorated by Puylaert Home Basics.

VideoClick on image to watch the video.


If you, as being a professional, are interested in a preview of the PUYLAERT HOME BASICS Winter 2012-2013 Home Collection, you are invited, by appointment, at their showroom (see data on the invitation here below). Sign in at INFO@PUYLAERTHB.BE.


408855_208465609245216_100002453351439_425549_267679162_n Click on logo to enter the PUYLAERT HOME BASICS website.

TEL +32 (0)3 777 72 88
FAX +32 (0)3 778 16 99


I do hope you loved the products of this first company of my series of Belgian interior design companies.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend!




All pictures : Puylaert Home Basics Facebook (here).

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Every home in the South of France has its own unique look!
I love the timeless organic simplicity of this home... check out the dreamy kitchen:

all images via Cote Maison

... my ultimate dream is to have a home in the South of France... sigh
What's one of your ultimate dreams?

House Tour: guest post by Stay at Home-ista)

Hi, I'm Jessica from Stay at Home-ista. I blog about life as a stay at home mom, which can cover a lot of bases! Mostly I focus on home design (you'll get to see the house below), food, and parenting

tips like how to survive long car rides:)

When Olga asked me if I would be interested in guest posting, I jumped for joy! It has been

a labor of love designing, building and now decorating this house, and I absolutely love to show it off.

My husband and I met in architecture school at Harvard, so when the opportunity presented itself to build a house of our own we jumped at the chance. Of course, that "jump" lasted 4 years from start to finish,

but now that it is done, I know every detail of the house and love every bit of it. Come on in.

That's the view from our deck. The view was the main reason we bought this property, it's just stunning to wake up everyday to see the San Francisco Bay, and sunsets over the Golden Gate bridge are beyond words. Also, part of the deal of my husband agreeing to live super-close to my family was that we could have a view. There you go.
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Combination Rooms

Here are some examples of combo spaces, especially living room kitchens. Soon will look at bedrooms in your living room !!