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This Monday I'm in love with these... especially with the drawer buttons. :)

 

Images via: Monsoon; Topshop; Anthropologie; Urban Outfitters


This week my post together with KlassDSign is very much 'interior-based'. I didn't add anything from fashion or other areas. I focus only on the beauty and mystic of the attics. They are so magical to me, it's like I am in a home of a fairy or an angel...

This is my all-time-top-favorite attic in the world :)

...and the beautiful wonders of Mr Wanders... (Lute Suites in Amsterdam) ...my personal favorite is Suite #5 (the 1st picture) :)

The attics can be industrial or feminine and romantic, or in most cases practical and space-saving. Since in an attic the height of the room is less then normally and because of the diagonal lines (logs, ceiling) the whole space has a special look and atmosphere.

Even if we think that in the attic the only possible room can be is bedroom. It is possible to build rooms for functions like bathroom, office, living room... but I think the best is if you make in your attic the world of your children. They would enjoy it the most! :) Until then, just keep it to yourself!

I envy all those guys in Scandinavia for all the space and summer-light they have. In one of these rooms would fit my whole apartment. :)

P.S.: I would die for any of these to be honest! :)

 

Images via: Lute Suite by Marcel Wanders; Kevin Trout; Daily Dream Decor; From Scandinavia with Love; Daisy Pink Cupcake; Nestify Online; Simply Grove; Pinterest; Google;  


I am sure you had said at least once in your life: I don't have anything to wear! This happens most of the times sitting in front of our closet and having the feeling of absolute lost and fear of not knowing what to put on. Of course in most cases it is a bit of exaggeration. Generally he reason for us to say this is the wrongly designed and built wardrobe or closet. The most common problem is actually the fact that we have way too many clothes and we cannot find the perfect one in the big chaos - there is not enough space, the shelves are too narrow, there is not enough hangers, it is impossible to see through the drawers, and concerning the shoes - we forget half of the shoes we own, because we cannot even reach the shoeboxes.

And yet, it is so simply what would be like the perfect closet for girls. There should be a lot of clothes, shoes and accessories stored in a visible, reachable way. It should be easy and effortless to try anything on, of course would need a huge mirror for that (or even two), and in the meantime we don't want anything more than to feel like a princess.

To be able to fit all our clothes, accessories and even our shoes in our closet, one thing we need for sure - space. It is important to built a closet as big as possible - of course based on our given possibilities and features of our home. If we cannot build a separate room for closet, we could arrange a wardrobe space for example in the bedroom, behind our bed. In an ideal closet, there is place besides the general shelves and storing areas, there is space for an armchair or a puff, where we could try the clothes with comfort, a large sized mirror with enough space in front of it, or even a dressing table where we could finish our make-up or perfect our look.

The size should be around 15-20 square meters. If we are lucky, there is window in our closet, since the real color of the clothes can be seen the best in natural light. Without this, we should use warm, general and local lights. It is very important that we never direct light to the mirror, but always to ourselves standing in front of the mirror!

Moreover it is essential that the clothes have the 'main role' in our closet. Our main goal should be to have the clothes in our closet in a visible and accessible way, and nevertheless we protect them in order to be able to use them for a long time. There is nothing that distract the focus from the clothes if we paint the walls white or we place them on white shelves. Especially if we have open shelves, we shouldn't be afraid to have a boring 'white' look, since the clothes are very colorful and will add life into the neutral background. A very interesting look can be achieved for example if we group the clothes according to colors. In the case of closed wardrobes, we can chose bright, vivid patterned wallpapers to the walls, but an extravagant rug or puff could be another solution to add some color to the closet.

There is something that is even more important than choosing the right colors - organizing. It is a great way to organize the clothes, accessories by categories. A category can be anything, the important thing is that we understand it and be able to find the clothes easily according to them. I know for many of us it seems impossible, especially if we have  an artistic, creative mentality and we are unable to think logically or rationally.

The best way to store our shoes for example is in boxes with window, or on open shelves, so we can see them all the time and not forget them. We can save a lot of time in our busy life, if we make the drawers or other storage boxes as well more clear and organized by different signs and labels.

And of course if somebody just can't control herself and her creativity concerning the perfect closet, it is never hurts anybody to build a colorful, lacy, ruffled, pink, over-the-top boudoir-like closet. :) Since the most important thing is - like with every other room - to have a closet that we love, make our life easier and most importantly we can feel like a real woman there.

P.S.: Love your clothes, because they are here to make you happy and beautiful! X

 

Images via: 79 Ideas; Elle Decoration; Marcus Design Inc; Pairs Apartment; My Design Chic; Song of Style; Lisa Bengtsson; The Stories Sofa 2z; Citified; Late Night Fashion; Stacie Edwards; Pinterest; WeHeartIt; In My House Design;  

Beauties

After a busy week of working on a competition, attending a festival for one week, everyday :) ...I am back to my 'ordinary' daily life. :) I missed blogging, searching, sharing... so at this point I couldn't decide what I want to write about... so, at the end decided to share my top favorite things of this moment.

Maybe I got inspired by last week's festival, but somehow... again I have hippies in my blog post. :) ...What can I do? I just love them! If you do not get what I'm talking about... watch the movie 'Hair', and immediately you will get into the mood.

But this time I'm in love not only with hippie stuff, but some bright colors, sripes, ruffles (it is so 'unlike' me) :), even with crazy red lipstick...  :) 

So, here there are... my current favorites... Hope you like them too!


P.S.: Don't forget to enjoy the rest of your summer! X

 

Images via: Anthropologie; PinterestChloe; Design Sponge; Bustle Events; Crush Cul de Sac; EJ Style; Style Essentials; Candance Rose; Dsw; The Age; Etsy; Vogue

Our latest topic together with KlassDSign is Barcelona. :) Somehow it is a word, if you hear it your face lid up, no? Either, because you have been there, (and of course it was a great experience), or because you really want to go there. But definitely not a neutral place for nobody. :)


Barcelona... the home of Hercules, the capital of Catalonia, the center of many artistic movement in Spain... and a kind of 'showroom' of Mr Antoni Gaudi. The whole city looks like a design portfolio or an open exhibition of him. It is beautiful, unmistakable... definitely one of a kind. And I do respect him as an architect, designer, artist.

But this 'Barcelona' post will be not about Gaudi. I tried to collect images that show other sides of the city as well. 'Cause there are so many things, but Gaudi in Barcelona. Beautiful parks, beaches, great restaurants, tapas bars... (ohhhh, so fantastic tapas food!!!) :) ...never-ending streets filled with fashion, design, history.

I had the chance to visit Barcelona only once (I went to visit the Bread & Butter Fashion Fair. Yes, it was a business trip. :) ), but I definitely want to go back and explore more of this sunny, deverse and multicultural metropolitan.

P.S.: I do recommend you though, to start with exploring Gaudi in Barcelona first! X :)

 

Some words/things/persons/ you must have to associate with Barcelona are:

Antoni Gaudi, Barcelona Chair and Barcelona Pavilion by Mies Van Der Rohe, Gehry's Peix (Fish) by Frank Gehry; Patricia Urquiola (for so many reason, but most importantly) designing the Mandarin Hotel; La Rambla; Tapas; La Boqueria; 

 

Images via: Baterbys; Be Ju Be Ru; Brooklyn Lime Stone; El Pais; Hotel Praktik Rambla; It's Barcelona Baby; Let Me Feel Like a Doll; More Design Please; Mandarin Oriental; Salis Studio; Traveller's Point; A Cottage in the Woods; Juvan DesignThe New Domestic;  Google; Flickr; Pinterest;    

Today’s guest post is from Susi, a writer for Arcadian Lighting Blog, a must-shop resource for beautiful light fixtures. Her writing focuses on things she's passionate about: interior design, home furnishings, gardening, travel and art.


Hi, everyone! I'm Susi and I am thrilled to be writing an article with Pink Flower Love. This article is about “cupcakes and interiors.” Who doesn't love a cupcake? Not me! Looking at pictures of cupcakes for this article inspired me— I'm making a batch of yellow cupcakes with simple buttercream. I'd share them with you all if I could. Hope you find this article inspiring—go bake some cupcakes or add some vintage, feminine charm to your home. Enjoy!

Love this image of a vintage trailer parked at the beach. Just like the vintage charm of cupcakes, this picture, right down to the sweet little table lamp and wall scone in the corner, makes me yearn for summers gone by.

You can own this photo from Sixth and Main's Etsy shop full of lovely images like this. Not quite as yummy as the real thing but it will definitely last longer.

Like everything wonderful about a white cupcake with buttercream, this bedroom in Greece is light and airy. Add a reading lamp nearby -- perfect for a little late night reading before bed time.

Yum! I want to run my finger through that gorgeous buttercream. Love the silver cupcake cups against the pale colors of the frosting.

Metallic mochas and creamy plates with gold patinas create a delicious palette. Adore the rich neutrals and curvy feminine lines of the chair.

So beautiful. How incredible are these?! Too pretty to eat? Maybe...

Girly pinks and blues, florals and roses... remind me of English country cottages and cream tea. And chocolate with candlelight are perfect for this time of year.

And in honor of Pink Flower Love, pink lemonade cupcakes as a thank you for letting me write for your lovely blog. Thank you, Boglarka! 

 

P.S.: Content provided byArcadian Lighting, a site that specializes in top quality lighting fixtures at extremely affordable prices. Don't forget to visit their website today!

 

Images via: Etsy; Pinterest; Design for Mankind; Devian Art; A Lady's Findings;  

 

Wreath


These are so cute... they do take my 'wreath' away! :) :) ... I wanna hang them... all of them to my front door! ...everywhere! :) Hope you like them too...

P.S.: You can make such beautiful wreaths almost from anything. Just be creative and express yourself! X

 

Images via: A Beautiful Mess; Bees Knees Bungalow; Carolina Eclectic; Cuegly; Factory Direct Crafts; Eigteen 25; Sweet Paul Magazine; The Long Thread; Today's Creative; Twig and Thistle; Style Me Pretty; Vintage Rose Garden; Blue Moss Girls; Julia's Room for Dessert; My House of Giggles; Pinterest; Flickr; Etsy;    

We are surrounded by textiles all the time. We dress with them, we sleep in them, we decorate our home with them, but somehow in our mind they don't have the 'leading role' in any circumstances. It is always the room itself or the total look of an outfit, but we hardly ever realize that it wouldn't be any look at all without the textile.


Let's see how much do we like textiles... together with KlassDSign we collect the very best of them...

I personally love textile (I even went to school to learn about it :) )... so for me it is essential what is the color, the touch or the pattern of a certain textile. When I say textile, it can mean many things - fabrics made with different techniques like printing, waving, kniting, but carpets, woven jaquards, silks and many more are also go to this cathegory.

P.S.: If you want happiness around you, dress everything with textiles! 

 

Images via: BoglarkaVera; Anthropologie; Marimekko; Marcel Wanders; Missoni Home; Decor 8; Meaghan Monroe; Velo Vixen; We Love Indie; Blog a Common Thread; Design Sponge; Gaarn; Jen's Idea; Purl Bee; ReCreate; Scandinavian Retreat; Sweet Home Style; Bix Box Detox; Eclectic Revisited; Nicety LiveJournal;   

 

Tablespacing

Are you hungry? Or not? Who cares about food if you have a beautifully set table like these?!

P.S.: if you have a cute guy to share with all this... it's even better! X

 

Images via: 79 Ideas Decoration; Gardening in Hills; Green Weddings; House of Turquoise; Little Miss Wedding; Martha Stewart; Modern Photographers; Sam's Notebook; The Wedding Chicks

Walls

P.S.: I encourage you build beautiful walls! But purely for decoration, and definitely not for separation! :) XX

 

Images via: BoglarkaVera; IMG Fave; Michael Johansson; sfgirlbybay; a Beautiful Mess; Classy in the City; Color Stripe; Crochet Cool; Lil Sugar; Tracy Ayton Photography; Etsy;