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Bare brick walls can be such a treasure for you to your home… while it can also be an eye-sore to others… basicly, it’s all in the eye of the beholder. Personally, I love bare brick walls, as they add a quirky quality, an imperfection that makes a room interesting.

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Stairway Collection

This stairway collection is the result of a long period of time perusing the internet. Making  my way shifting and saving the stairs that struck my eye as being beautiful or unusual. Famous stairs (Coco Chanel’s stairs in her Paris boutique), medieval stairs, gothic stairs, ornate stairs or stark and minimal contemporary stairs. Wooden stairs, steel stairs, glass stairs (you should NOT have vertigo with this one…), concrete stairs, tiled stairs, you name it.

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Aarabian Style Interiors make me long even more for those swelteringly hot summer days (and nights!). The ornamental and colorful characteristics are something completely different from the bare, monochrome Scandinavian and Mid Century styles that I like so much too. Oh well, I guess it is just proof that there’s more to a person’s taste and preferences than one can tell at first sight.

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Dde Tandwielenfabriek (the GearWheelFactory) is a project-development by Buro Amsterdam. It is an old factory, right in the middle of the old city-centre of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Buro Amsterdam has created 12 appartments with an über-cool industrial loft vibe. Double-volume ceilings with lots of glass filling the spaces with abundant daylight. Outside terraces on the ground and upper floors for a relaxed lifestyle with summer bbq’s and sundowner drinks.

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Summer Swimmingpool

Wwhen I think of summer, the first thing that springs to my mind  is a swimmingpool. In particular, I remember the swimmingpool at our home in South Africa. Located in the courtyard of the house, it was only a few steps from my warm bed to the cool, refreshing poolwater.

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Ii am starting a new Category today: Cool Places. Every so often stories of new restaurants or clubs enter my mailbox. This was the case again today, and I just have to share this Milan restaurant with you: Carlo e Camilla Restaurant. It’s like few other restaurants you have ever seen. Located in an abandoned 1930’s Milan sawmill, it is owned and re-designed by art-director Tanja Solci.

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High and Ornate Ceilings

Hhigh and ornate ceilings make me think of Paris, ooh la la. I love these airy, bright and white interiors. Especially combined with a “less-is-more” interior design, neutral colors and rich materials such as velvets, silks and bronzes. This lets the ornate mouldings and panelling play the starring role.

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Concrete Interiors

Cconcrete interiors may seem “cold” at first glance, but I think the opposite is true. Concrete is so versatile, it can be used for walls, floors and moulded into any form imaginable. Due to its historic industrial use, concrete is seen a lot in old warehouses and city lofts.

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Iin my earlier post on Dark Decor, I posted an image of a large ceramic stove in the Et Hem Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden. I was quite intrigued by this huge, beautiful contraption so I decided to do some research on it. It turns out that this kind of stove is called a “Kakelugn”, Swedish for a tiled stove.

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