Saturday, 31 July 2010

French Impressions I

Today we´ll feature the soft grey and beige tones of Paris.





Snapshots: European Chic

Friday, 30 July 2010

Happy weekend!


Lilac, gold and white -  a perfect combination. Happy weekend, everybody!

Thursday, 29 July 2010

The white hotel

You tell me that design hotel and affordable doesn´t go together? Well, look no further that this chic hotel in Brussels. Its located just outside the city center and the rooms are so calm. The coolest feature is that the artwork displayed in throughout the hotel are for sale in their own design e-boutique.

 All photos: The White Hotel Brussels

P.S. Check out a couple of white interiors here.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Norwegian news

All photos: Bo Bedre Norway

A Norwegian family home.Simple but with unexpected flashes of colour. I love the shiny black floor in the bedroom. It adds a little drama, don´t you think? The red behind the book shelf is also great.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Gimme me more

All photos: Fabriano

You know my obsession wih stationary. If I could I would buy absolutely everything from Fabriano Boutique. They have such a wide variety of beautiful styles and products and I love´em all.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

European Chic´s muse

Have I introduced you to our beloved Spanish Water Dog yet?




 
All photos: European Chic

 Last week Ms European Chic´s very own muse was attacked by a dog while he was running outside. He had to be operated twice in as many days but - for now - he is doing better. The vet ordered no swimming.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Turkish Impressions I


I am back with my `Impressions...` series. Join me for a tour of the beautiful bazaars of Istanbul. They are fabulous for shopping and bargaining. As you knowIstanbul is European Cultural City of the year 2010, so I couldn´t resist featuring it here on European Chic.






All photos: European Chic

 P.S. I am reading this book at the moment of Turkey's most well known contemporary author. This book is an ode to his city where he grew up.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Rockin`

My friend S. and myself went to a design fleamarket the other day. There was great stuff and if it hadn´t rained I would have taken lots of photos to share with you. S., who hails originally from California, asked me why Europeans don´t have rocking chairs. So I did some research and, yes, most rocking chairs are indeed not ´European´ (like the Charles and Ray Eames RAR rocking chair from 1950) or too ´grandfatherly´.
Here are a few rocking chairs I like.


Photo: Raymond Loewy Foundation

This rocker genenrates energy which lights the attached lamp. The designer Rochus Jacob won a prize for his innovative design.
Photo: Maisons du Monde

Photo: Ikea


Photo: Autoban

A rocker from Autoban, an Istanbul-based design firm.

Do you like to relax in a rocking chair?

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Everything pretty for the kitchen and table







All photos: Summerill & Bishop

I like (ok, I lurve) pretty yet simple tableware, serveware and kitchenware from Summerill & Bishop in the UK and I hope you, too. This is opening exciting new venues for decorating relaxed tabletops. Their shop in Notting Hill is lovely and worth checking out, but luckily you can also order online.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Your own gallery

Ever been envious of the beautiful gallery girls with their effortless style and A-list contacts (or so it seems)? Create your very own gallery at home. It creates an interesting focus in your room and can be easily changed.

Photo: Elle Decor
A formal arrangement.

Photo: European Chic

A vertical arrangement using thin frames.


Fashion designer Marlene Birger´s home in Copenhagen.
Rearrange frames easily on walll mounted shelves.
Perfect! And a good way touse these old and odd shaped frames.

Photo: Elle Decor
Very eclectic and daring to mix frame styles and sizes.

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