Tuesday
Feb202018

Raw yet warm

Because there is nothing hotter than the combination of concrete, velvet and black. 
With a humble and intimate approach to the interior, Nærvær is formed by a casual atmosphere with small spaces and niches for guests to enjoy. With an interior design defined by an array of stone, wood and metal, the materials are all natural and have deliberately been altered in order to create dark and industrial surfaces that matches the mood of the place. This conscious focus on tactility brings a warm, material richness to the interior that naturally compliments the raw concrete walls and industrial framework of the space. By NORM.ARCHITECTS.

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Monday
Feb192018

Nothing beats neutrals

Hey dear readers. The blog redesign is taking a bit longer than expected so in the meantime Jo and I will share a post here and there so you don't forget about us, and because we are frankly going through withdrawal. I guess that is what posting daily for over 11 years does to you. I came across this Los Angeles home this morning by Alexandra and Michael Misczynski of Atelier AM and had to share because I am dying over the earthy, rustic, neutral feel of the spaces. 

Tuesday
Feb132018

A break...then a new look!

Hey folks. Looks like Jo and I will be taking a break for the rest of the week, something we never EVER do because.....we're launching a new look to the blog!!! All sorts of newness will be part of this launch - a new blog platform, a new colour scheme, a new layout, a new fun logo, a new way or keeping our content organized, and an overall newly improved DTI! Stay tuned for this launch, as we are SO excited about it. It has been a long time coming and we really hope you all like it. 

I thought you might like a teaser. It took alot of back and forth with the developers to get the colours right and after all that I can't even remember what shades we finally decided on but it goes a little something like this....

We got the idea from my recent dining room remodel which I have been working on alot lately and hope to also share soon after the new blog launch. I have a little peek of that too...

See you soon!!!

Tuesday
Feb132018

A fresh and colourful take on traditional

Bright yellow walls, grahic patterned curtains and stripes add some pretty bold and playful touches to this other wise fairly traditional home in California. Julie Goldman of J.Latter Design took things up a notch. Several notches really. 

More from Julie here in case you missed it

Tuesday
Feb132018

A renovated Paris apartment

I am hopelessly in love with this 110m² apartment in Paris' 9th arrondissement. It makes me desperately want to collect some beni ourain rugs (that I've been avoiding forever because they don't mix well with cat barf), hang a black shag rug on a wall, get husband to build some built-ins and paint them a bold colour, paint a tree mural, get another cat but this time a black and white that's floofy, have some steel and glass walls built somewhere for something.... By Batiik Studio. (Photos: Bertrand Fompeyrine & Guillaume Loyer)

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