All posts tagged: Decor

Autumn homemade bouquets

Every Saturday we spend a fair amount of time at the flower market. It’s part of our routine and one of the things we love the most about living in Germany. The flower culture here is fantastic. Every season the flower market changes and it gives us a sense of time and place. When tulips arrive we know Winter is finally coming to an end, cherry blossoms mark Easter, peonies announce Summer and dahlias encourage us to light candles and prepare for the cold temperatures. We love buying lots of flowers on Saturdays and creating our very own arrangements and bouquets. Just as we meal prep on weekends, we love preparing our home for the week ahead. And since Autumn is a time for nesting, we thought we could share three easy but beautiful flower arrangements that you can easily prepare at home. There are lot’s of thing you can use to display your flowers. Vases are an obvious, practical and perfectly fine choice but we love using whatever we have at home to create …

Kitchen art

When you are an expat you usually think that your home is temporary. This translates into semi-furmished apartments, hidden boxes in the most unexpected places and the permanent feeling of unease when in comes to decor: what’s the point if I’m leaving? We’ve been living in the same apartment for almost five years, yet we still think that we might move soon. That’s why we are still decorating, adding personal touches  and reluctantly admitting that we might stay for a while. The last update was very simple but really nice, if I may say so myself. It’s a little DIY, it involves just one nail, a very special book and has completely changed our kitchen.

We need this! Universe Sézane

We love brands that not only sell clothes, or makeup or furniture… we love brands that sell a lifestyle, an attitude. They might connect with you or they might connect with the aspirational idea of what you want to be, but in any case they seduce you with a whole universe. Sézane is one of those brands. Browsing their website we have fallen in love with simple pieces for our wardrobe, delightful stationery and beautiful understated decor.

Autumn table

While we can’t stop thinking about Christmas, we know we should stick to the present and enjoy what is left from Autumn. We’ve been having the most amazing weather lately: cold crispy air and bright blue skies. This year Autumn is more beautiful than ever! And to celebrate that, we’ve prepared a lovely but very simple Autumn table to inspire you. Gather a couple of friends and enjoy a cosy lunch at home!

Our bar cart

We’ve always wanted to have a nice bar cart. It feels kind of decadent, fancy and fun at the same time. We got this old bar cart from a second hand shop and as soon as we saw it we fell in love. It had that rustic vibe that we wanted for our home and the fading colour was perfect for our living room.

The secret is…

Even though my number one project for this season is renovating our entry way, the lovely weather that we enjoyed last week made me think about our balcony. We do have a nice balcony, south-oriented, that we never use because… well, we live in Germany and the weather is awful. But Spring will come eventually (hey, global warming!) and we could use the balcony! Looking for some inspiration in Pinterest I’ve discovered the secret to a great balcony: a nice rug!!!

Home inspiration: entry way

We’ve been living in the same house for three years but we still have lots of decorating to do. We want to improve our little work corner, hang some wall art in the living room, add some nice touches to our bedroom… but what I really want to change is the entry way. Every time I come back from work and I see how empty that space is, my heart breaks a little. So this is going to be my Spring number one project! I want something functional but pretty, so I’ve been looking for inspiration and here there are some ideas that I might try, if you’ like to see.

Xmas series: what couples want

Today we want to give you some ideas to get the perfect present for those lovely couples in your life. Sometimes two of your friends or two of your family members come as a pack: your cousin and his lovely girlfriend, those friends who are together since the beginning of times, your parents… Why not giving them a present that suits both of them? 1 & 2: two lovely sweaters for those cosy afternoons they love to spend at their favourite cafe. You can get these at The Kooples. 3 & 4: music or DVD box sets. Which couple doesn’t like cuddling up in the sofa while enjoying their favourite music or film? You can go for the classics: Beatles or James Bond. 5 & 6: Cooking and travelling together are the most popular hobbies for couples, so these books would be a great gift. Yesterday we shared a recipe of this book,Nigella Express, so you already know that we love it. And every traveller or foodie couple would love this book. And since couples …

Cosy Autumn home

As much as we love travelling, eating out and enjoying all the nice things the world has to offer, there’s nothing like an Autumn afternoon at home. When the weather gets colder we try to add some nice touches to our home to make it a little bit cosier, warmer and inviting. Here you have some tips to prepare your home for this season, if you’d like to see…