Vom Glück Mit Katzen zu Wohnen – A beautiful book and a giveaway!

Hello everyone,

As a lot of you know, I am lucky enough to not only share my flat with my sweet daughter Ella and my great husband Mr. Love. I also live with Mr. Cheddar, the funniest and most curious cat on Earth. Living with a cat means having to make sacrifices; if you like interior design like me, you can for instance say goodbye to materials like velvet, as it is a cat hair magnet and some people like my friend Jodi from the blog Joelix have to be very careful with flowers and plants, as some cats love to eat them, even if they can be poisonous for them.
BUT… living with a cat also means a lot of joy and it can be really fun! The German editor Callwey just released a book about that topic and you can win it today on the blog!
Vom_Glueck_mit_Katzen_zu_leben_giveaway

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my favorite French online shops for babies

Hello everyone,

there you go. I have another baby related post for you. I hope you don’t get bored with it, but I am only a couple of days away from the delivery and getting a little obsessed…
A friend asked me the other day for online shop tips for the decoration of the nursery. I have been online a lot, searching for inspiration and I thought I would share some of my favorite French online shops with you.

1. Smallable:

Smallable is my favorite one – I purchased the baby’s bed on grey (which you can see below) as well as some very cute baby’s clothes and toys. Smallable is a French shop but they also deliver in many European countries and the website is also available in many languages.

 

Moodboard_smallable

 

 

1Grey cloud Mobile by the BUTTER FLYING | 2. Mobile Mr Magique by JALL AND TOFTA |  3. Cloud carpet by PILPOIL |  4. baby bed by COMBELLE | 5. Miffy light by PAPAMARIA

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Antwerp #4 – Where to sleep

Hello everyone,

I think nobody likes Mondays … I think the best cure is to plan your next holiday and think back to your last holiday.
While doing it, I realised I still wanted to give a last tip about Antwerp, where I spent a fabulous break last October. After telling you what to do in Antwerp by day and showing you the city by night, where to eat in Antwerp and where to shop, here comes my ultimate tip: where to sleep in Antwerp – and the answer is a beautiful Bed & Breakfast called Home @ FEEK.
It is one of the most fantastic places I have stayed at in my life – it was the night of my birthday and it was definitely special!

front building @ feek

in front of FeekIt is located in the old house of the harbour master and five minutes walk from the MAS (Museum aan de Stroom).

detail at home@feek

The place is run by product designer Frederik van Heereveld. Frederik is known worldwide for his collection with FEEK and new materials, which he integrates into his interior designs. All the furniture in the rooms can be bought. Even the lift is really funky.

lift @ feek

Bedroom - Suite at feek

Bathroom - Suite at feek

The changing colour lamp in the bedroom was also a highlight.

Lights at Suite at Feek

Hone @ Feek
Website: www.http://home.feek.be
Oude Leeuwenrui 23,
Antwerpen

My fake christmas tree

Hello everyone,

This year my family are coming to Hamburg to celebrate Christmas and we are going to buy a proper Christmas tree on 24th December. In the meantime, I made myself my own fake Christmas tree, with some white branches and home-made ornaments.I used some German polymer clay called Fimo, with some organza ribbons. To personalise them, I used a Love stamp from the German designer bastisRIKE and the letters are from Muji.
I decided to have a Christmas decoration all in black & white this year. It’s very much like Coco Chanel!

Next week I am on holiday and I am so looking forward to it! I will take some time to prepare the celebration with my family and spend more time on the blog, working on future projects for 2013.
So there you go, here are a couple of pictures of my fake, temporary Christmas tree. You can see more photos on my Facebook page.
Next week I will be doing some more ornaments, but this time in black.

What about you? Which colours are you using for your christmas decoration? Have you got a proper tree?

Speak to to you soon.
xxx
Elodie

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Emery & Cie – incredible decoration store in Belgium

Hello everyone,
I have been wanting to post this for a little while. When I was in Antwerp in October, I discovered as I was walking in the city centre, the beautiful showroom of Emery & Cie. This is the decoration shop of the great Belgian architect Agnes Emery.
You can find some incredible Moroccan inspired tiles, some fabulous lighting, tableware, paint and wallpaper. I was very lucky to be able to take pictures in this enchanting showroom. If I had to renovate a bath or a kitchen, I know where I would by my tiles. I am completely in love with the cement tiles.
Here are a couple of pictures to give you an idea of this very atmospheric shop:

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