Fireplaces Vol.1

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Paris apartment – Interior design by Jessica Vedel. Source unknown.

As I am writing this post my feet are a bit cold and I’m thinking how nice it would be if I had a fire next to me… I actually have a fireplace in the room but it’s really nothing comparing to these! Also, I should go to the basement for firewoods and I am very very lazy right now…

This month in Greece is super cold, we have snowing and stuff, fireplaces should be honored with a post, don’t you think? In fact, I found so many great examples that I decided to break the post in two parts. Besides the photos are so powerful that I didn’t want to ruin their glory. The first one in classic style and the second one (that will follow) in simple lines.

In this post, classy is the right word to describe these spaces. Elaborate decoration, romantic to eclectic style, traditional structure. BUT, what I love the most is their final aesthetic, where through material, colors and general decoration of the room (painting or nothing at all) we could describe them as even minimal! Except one, number 3 is totally classic and aristocratic! What is your favorite?

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Gorgeous new fireplace in 1910’s Harbour Edge House by Fearon Hay Architects. Photo by Simon Wilson.

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Paris apartment – Photos by Louise Desrosier for Milk Magazine.

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Loft in Antwerp, designed by sculp(IT). Photo by Luc Roymans. Here the fireplace is modern but t’is placed in a traditional, highlighted ceiling, so the result is the same.

 

 

 

 

Kitsch in decoration!

Amazing or what? A must have for the perfect kitsch style

Amazing or what? A must have for the perfect kitsch style

I must admit my sinful taste. I love kitsch!! Pattern over pattern, colour over colour, hot pink, orange, yellow, all together! Maybe because I like colourful spaces, maybe I like the hymour that exist in kitsch style, maybe it is that vintage is so close to it and I love vintage, I don’t know…but kitsch is great!!! I had so much fun searching for these photos (I saved a bunch of links with stuff to buy for my home! Maybe I will post some of them in another post) I hope you’ll have too. Enjoy these happy places!

Clue element: the lampshade!

Clue element: the lampshade!

Dramatic kitsch

Dramatic kitsch

Vintage wallpaper and kitsch

Vintage wallpaper and kitsch

Bambi everywhere. Ceramic retro animals in general are very characteristic.

Bambi everywhere. Ceramic retro animals in general are very characteristic.

Everything on display!

Everything on display!

Animal table lamps by Atelier Abigail Ahern. Playful, witty, and classy kitsch!

Animal table lamps by Atelier Abigail Ahern. Playful, witty, and classy kitsch!

Vogue Living, Stephan Hamel’s workroom, with floral Moldavian rugs and a pair of Campana brothers ‘Favela’ chair

Vogue Living, Stephan Hamel’s workroom, with floral Moldavian rugs and a pair of Campana brothers ‘Favela’ chair

Kitsch in blue

Kitsch in blue

Matthew Williamson - Hot pink window!

Matthew Williamson – Hot pink window!

Kitsch-en

Kitsch-en

Pink Smeg refrigerator, red polka dots, plastic flowers, cat in the background. What else do you need?

Pink Smeg refrigerator, red polka dots, plastic flowers, cat in the background. What else do you need?

Peackok chair. Love this

Peackok chair. Love this

Kitsch in hot pink

Kitsch in hot pink

All these religious luminous objects fascinate me! Must have for sure!

All these religious luminous objects fascinate me! Must have for sure!

And fot the end, that’s why my blue flamingo loves kitsch so much. Flamingos are everywhere! The absolut kitsch object!!! Nothing happens by chance eventually.

Flamingo of course. The absolut kitsch object!