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September 9, 2011
When my mind wanders with day dreams of the Ruby Rhino store we hope to have one day, I frequently switch between a busy and eclectic bohemian vibe, and a completely pared back chic and minimal style.
Both the Berlin clothing boutique and home of fashion designer Esther Perbandt give a good case for simple and modest design. The white backdrop lets the products shine, while further interest and personality is injected through details like the mis-matched reclaimed wood partition and mug shots on the wall.
I love the idea of mixing these two styles and often have to remind myself that less is more when it comes to achieving simple chic style at home or in fashion.
Two Coco Chanel quotes come to mind, I think something along the lines of “When accessorising, always take off the last thing you put on” and "A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant." Wise words from the style icon I think worth bearing in mind for home and wardrobe.
All images: Freunde von Freunden
January 11, 2011
Sometimes I feel like there's so many amazingly creative people out there, doing so many inspiring projects and living such colourful lives, that taking it all in and learning about them through blogs each day will make my head explode. Basically, it can get really overwhelming.
But I'm not complaining, not at all. In fact for me all these fabulous people are just the inspiration I need to get my own creative business of the ground. One such source of inspiration is Berlin based lifestyle/interiors site Freunde von Freunden.
Holly at Decor8 tipped off readers yesterday about this great site and I soon became absorbed in the beautiful photography, stunning interiors and interviews (some are in English) with some of Berlin's most creative talent. As Holly points out, some compare Freunde von Freunden to the The Selby, although it feels quite different and I agree. Here are some of my favourite images from my first visit to the site, I'll definitely be back soon. Stunning colour palette. I long for floors like these. One day... Rustic yet elegant table setting. Delicious. Malin Elmlid Simple and striking display. Too much too love. Mirror, feathers, metal teal chair, yes please. I spotted one of these wooden display boxes in an antiques store last week...what were they used to store, maybe thimbles? Sarah Illenberger Hello lovely lampshade. I've been on the hunt for some fancy vintage servers like these, that are too nice to save for special occasions and give a little glam to everyday. Julia Heuse