Monday, June 30, 2014

In love with ceramics of Shinobu Hashimoto


Not so long ago I was introduced to the beautiful work of the Japanese artist Shinobu Hashimoto by discovering several pictures of his work on Pinterest and by visiting his Facebook page.

I fell in love with the design of these works of art. Ceramics with a simple shape and only a few embellishments.

On some of his ceramics, Shinobu Hashimoto uses a gold glitter on a black backing which gives the pots an ironware look.























To discover more of Shinobu Hashimoto’s ceramics, please visit his website


All images :    Facebook page Shinobu Hashimoto  & Website Shinobu Hashimoto


Wishing you all a happy Monday !



Sunday, June 29, 2014

Country Home Magazine...

Country Home Magazine came to my home and took some fun images... go check out the new issue!

I loved seeing Bonnie Broten in her element stage our home so beautifully!  She will always be a dear friend!  Thanks Bonnie for making it all happen!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Wabi-Sabi modesty in wealthy Manhattan

Since the penthouse on top of Robert De Niro’s (and other partners)  in Tribeca, New York City, opened its doors last May, American and European newspapers all had to report about this remarkable Wabi-Sabi inspired 6,800-square-foot hotel amenity. , pictures of this project are actively pinned and re-pinned.
Belgian decorator and antiques dealer , who wrote the book was enlisted to design  a penthouse hotel suite based on the principles of wabi-sabi, a philosophy that embraces quietude, simplicity and humility.
Axel used natural materials and time-worn objects that evoke the essence of this Japanese philosophy.
A wabi-sabi inspired interior needs furnishings that look rustic, showing signs of age. The wabi-sabi spirit stands for imperfection and elimination of inessentials. As each piece has to be carefully selected, Axel and his team spent years to find the ‘im-perfect’ penthouse furnishings.
All used materials such as the massive fireplace stones, the weathered wood, the rough plastered and painted walls, evoke the impression staying at a farm house somewhere in the countryside, far away from the city.
Anyone who can afford a few days stay at the wabi-sabi inspired hotel penthouse, is invited to experience the luxury of silence and emptiness.
Wabi atmosphere in the living room.  Massive fireplace stone. View towards the kitchen.

Dining room.

The master bedroom.

The bathroom consists of an antique timber frame and a tub that is made from a 17th-century farm trough.

The drawing room with the textured walls and neutral color palette.

Flowers and branches are brought inside as works of art.
Exterior view of the penthouse on top of the hotel, with its 4,000 square feet of outdoor space.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Open Door at In Tempo


IN TEMPO is an interior design company based in Luxembourg.

Brigitte and Luc Leroi, the owners of IN TEMPO focus on private projects in Luxemburg and in Belgium. They accompany their clients not only in creating their home interior but they also assist them in the planning to landscape their garden.

“Our goal is to help you create a serene and timeless atmosphere by the exclusive use of natural and noble materials, implemented in an artisanal way.”, explain the owners.

Solid wood, chalk paints, natural stones and pure linen are their favorite materials.

Passionate about interior design and outdoor decoration, Brigitte and Luc, have selected for your interior a wide range of furniture, furnishing fabrics, linnens and lighting.

For your garden, you will find both classic outdoor teak furniture and a more contemporary range of metal and wood.

IN TEMPO also offers a large choice of antiques, all unique items, found in Europe.

The next 2 weekends , June 21-22 & June 27-28, Brigitte and Luc open their doors for the annual house tour. They welcome us for an inside look into their house and an outside walk in the garden.

At both of their houses - their home in Eischen and their new project in Steinfort - IN TEMPO welcomes us to experience a timeless atmosphere and to discover a sample of their exclusive articles.

Meanwhile, a lot of artworks will be presented, as sculptures of Belgian artist Odile Kinart and paintings of French artist Benoît Trimborn.


Today, a sneak peek of what IN TEMPO has to offer.

1Bleached oak table and slipcovered chairs


24Wonki ware ceramic hand made in South Africa and hand made reedition of glassware


14Chalk painted wall  - antique 17th century cupboard -  new made vigneron table from the Home Collection


2Furnishing fabrics


9Furniture and decorative items


8Hand made candle holders


23Tailor made seating, beautiful bed linen and antique furniture


6Pure linen


7Spanish 18th century hanging cupboard


17Teak garden furniture and Odile Kinart sculptures in the garden of the Eischen home of Brigitte and Luc


22Outdoor lighting


15Interior design project by IN TEMPO


19A structured garden by IN TEMPO


21Benoît Trimborn painting


25Odile Kinart bronze


If you are free one of the next 2 weekends, and if you are in the neighbourhood of Luxembourg, a visit to the IN TEMPO house in Eischen or in Steinfort (where Brigitte and Luc present their latest house project for sale), is worth a detour.


To see more of what IN TEMPO has to offer, please vist their website at

For more information about the Open Door Weekends, please contact IN TEMPO



In Tempo

Brigitte & Luc Leroi

13a rue de Clairefontaine

8460  Eischen


Phone: +352 48 39 68






All pictures with permission of Luc & Brigitte Leroi