Friday, November 30, 2012

Saturday's Inspiration



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We're in December... 24 days left for Christmas.

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Beta-Plus latest publications, the perfect Christmas gift



I would love to inform you about the latest Publications of Beta-Plus Publishing.
Each one of these 4 new titles could be a perfect Christmas gift.
 
!!!THIS IS A ‘MUST HAVE’ BOOK ! It is a gorgeous publication!!! You will love it !
Antique building materials immediately give timeless, inimitable style to a new or restored home. Reclaimed wooden floors, terracotta tiles, traditional Burgundy slabs, old roof tiling, antique fireplaces ... these all fit perfectly into contemporary or classic surroundings. This new book presents dozen of inspiring examples and also provides addresses of dealers in antique construction materials.
Building and Renovating with Reclaimed Materials (2)‘Building and Renovating with Reclaimed Materials’   Source : preview (here)

Building and Renovating with Reclaimed Materials (1)‘Building and Renovating with Reclaimed Materials’   Source : preview (here)

Building and Renovating with Reclaimed Materials (4)‘Building and Renovating with Reclaimed Materials’   Source : preview (here)

Building and Renovating with Reclaimed Materials (3)‘Building and Renovating with Reclaimed Materials’   Source : preview (here)
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In our quickly changing living environment, the kitchen is one of the most important locations in the interior. It is here that the family members meet every day, where they cook and eat, where they also work and play.
Interior architects and kitchen designers pay a lot of attention to the arrangement and organisation of open-plan kitchens in their new projects. This book offers readers dozens of useful addresses and visual tips for the design and realisation of their dream kitchen.
The New Living Kitchen (2)‘The New Living Kitchen’   Source : preview (here)

The New Living Kitchen (3)‘The New Living Kitchen’   Source : preview (here)

The New Living Kitchen (1)‘The New Living Kitchen’   Source : preview (here)

The New Living Kitchen (4)‘The New Living Kitchen’   Source : preview (here)
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The fifth edition of this reference work on contemporary architecture & interior design. With technical plans.
Contemporary Architecture & Interiors Yearbook 2013 (2)‘Contemporary Architecture & Interiors – Yearbook 2013’   Source : preview (here)

Contemporary Architecture & Interiors Yearbook 2013 (3)‘Contemporary Architecture & Interiors – Yearbook 2013’   Source : preview (here)

Contemporary Architecture & Interiors Yearbook 2013 (1)‘Contemporary Architecture & Interiors – Yearbook 2013’   Source : preview (here)

Contemporary Architecture & Interiors Yearbook 2013 (4)‘Contemporary Architecture & Interiors – Yearbook 2013’   Source : preview (here)
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The architecture and design of Wood Marsh Architects has been judged as possessing great conceptual strength and clarity. Contextual issues of locality and region are used as a foundation for ideas that bring bold and sculptural architecture to our communities. This beautifully published book showcases a selection of their best public and private projects.
Marsh Architects - Residential work (1)‘Wood Marsh Architects – Residential Work’   Source : preview (here)

Marsh Architects - Residential work (3)‘Wood Marsh Architects – Residential Work’   Source : preview (here)

Marsh Architects - Residential work (2)‘Wood Marsh Architects – Residential Work’   Source : preview (here)

Marsh Architects - Residential work (4)‘Wood Marsh Architects – Residential Work’   Source : preview (here)

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TO ORDER CLICK HERE.
Be sure to stay informed about the publications to come out in 2013! Contact Beta-Plus at info@betaplus.com.
I wish you all a nice weekend !
xx
Greet
.All images & text : website www.betaplus.com with the approval of Wim Pauwels.


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Dreaming...

I can't think of anything more dreamy at Christmas than the gorgeous Château de Moissac-Bellevue!
Can you imagine how gorgeous this place would be decorated for Christmas?!  Someday I'm going to walk through this gorgeous chateau!
Does anyone know if they allow tours?




























This home belonged to a noble family who resided in Provence; the 17th century Chateau was used mainly for relaxation and peace.  I can't think of a more perfect environment!

... what do you want for Christmas?




















DIY: Simple Vertical Garden





Would you ever imagine that with ordinary cutlery stands and a curtain rail from

IKEA you could create your own vertical garden? Hmmm... probably not.



via Ikea hackers

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

House Tour: Winter Cabin





Santa, I've been a very good kid this year, will you please take me at this

gorgeous winter cabin? Pleaaaaaaaaase...



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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Simple Traditions...

Here are a couple of silly pictures of us cookin' it up at Thanksgiving.
One thing we love to do is have people over and eat eat eat!








Wishing you a wonderful week full of Holiday cheer!





Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas at the Home of Belgian designer Walda Pairon


I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
Yesterday we visited the beautiful home of one of my favorite Belgian designers Walda Pairon.
I already posted about Walda here.
Two times a year, in winter and in summer time, Walda organizes open house weekends.
At this moment Walda’s private home is decorated for the Christmas season! We so enjoyed walking around and admired Walda’s gorgeous creations! She is a real artist!! Like no other she knows how to combine colors and creates the most cozy rooms with her carefully chosen and exquisite pieces of antiques.
Walda’s style is authentic and radiates a perfect harmony. Her work is widely known. She works with passion and love. Her special good taste is her secret. Color is favorite in her decor. Walda is inspired by Italy, especially by Tuscany.
Every time I visit Walda, I am inspired to redecorate my home!

Let’s go inside to make a home tour.
DSC_0095Entrance of the garden house.

Entering this part of Walda’s property, you already feel the warmth and cosy atmosphere. The house is filled with candlesticks, candleholders and hurricane globes.
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One of Walda’s favorite decorative items are spheres. You can see them throughout her house.
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Georgeous settings all over the house.Beautiful antique pieces and decorative accessories to discover!
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Walda has a preference for bringing in all shades of purple, orange and green as you will notice in the following pictures.
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Walda is born with the skill of making vignettes. Her ability to group accessories, stack books, and arrange flowers is amazing.
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And here is the first Christmas tree we discovered!
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And the festive tablescape with a purple silk taffeta tablecloth !
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And again some of Walda’s vignette creations.
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Entering the conservatory of greenhouse we noticed the second Christmas tree. Decorated in white and silver.
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Notice the wood storage cabinet ! And that beautiul wooden chair !
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I was totally smitten by this chair with fur seat cushion.
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Touches of green, orange, purple…
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A group of terracotta jars on a table with a greyed and weathered tabletop.
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Decorative table setting at the greenhouse.
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Kitchen of the greenhouse where Walda’s husband Roger Souvereyns - who is a renown Belgian cook - prepares the most delicious meals for his guests.
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Christmas decoration even in the kitchen.
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We enter the main building of the property and arrive at the dining room.
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Notice the antique Venetian doge chair with authentic leather upholstery.
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Kitchen of the house.
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The cake looked delicious!
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And we discovered a third Christmas tree in the living room.
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DSC_0082Every light bulb in the tree Walda wrapped in silk paper to create this special glow !!! Gorgeous ! Can you imagine how much time this took?

2012-11-26_134238I could sit here for hours enjoying the cosy atmosphere in Walda’s living room.

2012-11-26_135022Jan and me in conversation with Walda.

If you live nearby or in case you visit Belgium the coming days, you still have the chance to admire Walda’s work next weekend (November 30 – December 1 & 2).
You shouldn’t miss it !
For more information :
WALDA PAIRON
Kapellensteenweg 544
B-2920 Kalmthout
Tel. 00.32.36667417
If you want to see more of Walda’s work, I would recommend you her latest book ‘Interiors With A Soul’.
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What are your thoughts about the work of Walda Pairon? Are you inspired by her work to decorate your home for this Christmas season?
xx
 Greet

All pictures by me and Jan