Category Archives: decor inspiration

Looking in: Marie Kondo’s home in Tokyo.

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I initially read Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up, just to see what all the fuss was about. And I almost tossed it aside after the first few pages, but sometime before the first chapter ended, she won me over. I finished the book in one sitting and immediately started to “tidy”, our already tidy – (or so I thought!) apartment. Several donation bags later, I not only felt like an immense weight had been lifted, but I had this unstoppable energy to continue tidying.. and I’ve been doing so ever since.

While reading the book, I couldn’t help but wonder what Kondo’s apartment looked like. Because of her intense belief that anything that doesn’t bring you joy should go, I pictured it almost sterile, and therefore unwelcoming. Instead, I found it to be quite charming..

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Library ladders.

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When I think about my dream home, the first that comes to mind is having a dedicated space for a library. Nothing is more inspiring to me than being surrounded by words that have some way or another shaped my thoughts, feelings and beliefs. Imagine a library large enough to house a ladder! I swear I would never leave that room. Below are a few inspiring libraries with ladders..

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Traditional Details.

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My love for French design has well been documented on this blog, specifically details such as: herringbone floors, French windows and molding. In my opinion, you can never have too much  molding! Chair rails, wall frames, wainscot – these details, whether intricate or simple, lend any space a traditional yet masterful feel. More molding inspiration after the jump!

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Vintage meets modern in London.

How darling is this ground-floor garden flat in south London? The owner Caroline Rowland is the owner of Patchwork Harmony, an interiors and lifestyle blog showcasing vintage, thrifty and handmade items. I’m particularly drawn to the light and airy feel of the flat and how she’s managed to work vintage pieces in the space but still maintain a modern feel. And her daughter’s room? Love.

More photos here.

xo N

vintage charm.

When I think about my ideal living space, it encompass many (if not all), of the details in the space above. Soft light, French doors (swoon) and just the right amount of vintage detail to keep the space unique, but still modern. This particular space belongs to Mary of Millay Vintage. I just discovered her Instagram feed, filled with beautiful, detailed photos of whatever is inspiring her at the moment. Light and lovely.

xo N