Monday, 30 January 2012

Art nouveau staircase

Photo: Pinterest

If you have been following European Chic for a while you now that I adore staircases - espcially spiral staircases. A couple years I went to Brussels which is only 90 minutes by train from Paris and visited the Horta museum which was amazing. Ever since I have been thinking of featuring the staircase from the museum because I like its organic and graceful lines. 

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Danish cottage

Isn't this little weekend cottage in Denmark adorable? It feels so real! I want a little vase with 'Skurepulver' written on it on my kitchen sink. I like the corner windows because they make the little cottage light and airy. 

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Three stylish bathtubs

Wouldn't it be great to have a a free standing bathtub? I like all three examples I posted here. In fact I cannot decide which style I like best. Not that a freestanding tub is a possibility in a small Paris flat.  

All photos: House To Home

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

For successful living

When I look for outstanding furniture design I turn south to Italy. Luckily, popular Jeans designer Diesel also designes furniture and lamps these days. Just like their jeans and accessories their stuff is urban sophisticated  (think trendy Milano!) and really cool. I hope this is inspiration for D. who is moving into a loft next week. I particular like the sofa above and the camera lense lamps. 

All photos: Diesel

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Magazine storage idea

Photo: VT Wonen 

Good morning! I had share this great idea how to show (off) your favourite magazines. I may even try that myself. I always like to change my decor every once in a moon. Let's see, I would display Milk, Elle Deco, Living etc, and Marie Claire Maison. What about you?

Friday, 20 January 2012

Spanish minimalist home

You'll find this house on the Catalan coast among the more typical Catalan houses. It was commissined by a photographer and designed by Tom Kundig. I like the very particular charm this house has with its rotating doors and sparse yet classic furnishing (including the awsome Hans J. Wegner Wishbone chairs!).

Photos: AD Magazine

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Window, window

Photo: Mikkel Vang Photographer

If you could choose the design of the windows in your home what windows do you prefer? Here is my dream window - I like the industrial yet feminine character of this window. Not exactly something you find in Paris very often but if I would find it in a salvage yard I would find a way of incorporating it.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Plum & charcoal

Photo: Petra Bindel Photographer

Isn't plum and charcoal a deliciously cosy colour combination? For me it is very 'winter-y' (if this is a word in the English language?) Of course, having a big tile fireplace is not too bad either.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Bella Firenze!

Greetings! I wished I was in Italy today so I browsed one of my favourite Italian shelter magazines, AT casa, for inspirations. This appartment in Florence really cought my eye becasue it is real, laid back and has a happy bobo vibe about it. The owner is a decorator and I like how effortless everything looks like it was 'just' thrown together.  

All photos: AT casa

Friday, 13 January 2012

French touch

Apparently, some called this house "à l’impériale", others more "à la Mansard" but in any case this house from the XVII and XVIIIe century has never been substantially changed, therefore preserving its ancient charm. There is nothing I do not adore in this house in the village of Bugnien.

Double doors really do it for me. Makes me want to wear majestic robes.

All photos: Marie Claire Maison France

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Interiors from Belgium

Photo: Pinterest

I found this beautiful composition of Belgian interiors. The colours are muted - perfect to see on a cold winter day. The bathroom sink nook is adorable - I want one.

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