Jumat, 30 Maret 2012

Favourite Furniture Fridays: Barcelona Day Bed

When Charmaine from My Best Friend Craig commented on last week's F.F.F saying she dreams of owning a Barcelona Day Bed, I knew that I had to feature this stunning piece. I too am a lover of the sleek design of the Barcelona series, and the day bed is so chic!
Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929, this piece was created with a modern sensibility and has withstood the test of time. It still looks contemporary over 80 years later!
^Jen Ramos of Made By Girl has one, and we all know she has fabulous taste. Here's another shot of it in her former Las Vegas home:
Carlos Souza's apartment in Rome, via Elle Decor
Ralph Lauren's beach house in Long Island, via Elle Decor

-individual leather squares
-leather straps
-African ramim hardwood
-polished stainless steel legs

Do you prefer the white, the black or the caramel leather? I just can't decide. I'll take one of each please!
xox Tiffany Leigh

Babe Behind the Blog: Tobe from Because It's Awsome

name // tobe

how would you define your interior design style?

balanced. i am drawn to almost all styles, colorways, eras and design philosophies. a little bit feminine, a little bit masculine. spaces rich with pieces that have stories to tell. glamorous, rustic and antiquated all at once. i've always been this way. it freaks a lot of people out, but my inspiration seems to come together just fine in the end. (at least, i hope so anyway!)

what 3 things can you not live without?

wine, red wine, dry red wine

what are 3 things people don't know about you?

i'm quazi gangster,
i was a certified band geek in middle school (first chair clarinet 3 years solid),
i have to read maps upside down

your most treasured possession?

 my amy kligman original painting

dirty little secret

our office has looked like this since the day we moved in last december.

your fave room in your home

whichever room these sweet babes are in

i wanna be a blank when i grow up

happy with a healthy family, a beautiful home, and a job i love.
preferably as an urban B&B owner in the heart of Kansas City's arts district, if i'm being specific

thanks for having me, Amber!! ox

No, Thank YOU Tobe.....Because YOU'RE Awesome!

Go HERE  to peep her scene!

A trendsetter in the world of Belgian decoration : Puylaert Home Basics


Dear friends and followers, every day I receive emails from readers, most of them professionals, from all over the world, asking me where to find Belgian companies, specialized in decoration and interior design. As I really have not the time to answer all of your emails, I decided to post about the Belgian companies of which I might think they are worth talking about and of which I am sure they represent our Belgian interior design style.

From time to time I do hope to introduce you to our Belgian interior design companies.

Today I want you to meet the Sint-Niklaas based (Belgium) company PUYLAERT HOME BASICS.

Since 1910 Puylaert Home Basics is a family owned business.

‘From creation with an everflowing sense for details, to distribution of interior accessories, home textiles, furniture, seating arrangements and lighting, in trendsetting shops around the world, Puylaert Home Basics became a lifestyle performer.‘    (Text Puylaert Home Basics website).

The strict adherence to quality is a very important pillar of Puylaert Home Basics. This is realized by using the highest possible standards in the selection of materials and manufacturing methods.’    (Text Puylaert Home Basics website).

Puylaert Home Basics is also offering usefull backup and expertise to help Interior Architects, Designers and Shops to achieve projects.

‘Our objective is to give maximum support to your project with integrity, on time, and within the stipulated budget.’, is to read on their website.


Puylaert Home Basics participates in national and international fairs.


The images here are a selection I made of the wide range of the Puylaert Home Basics collection.























The trade is for professionals only, but as a consumer, please contact Puylaert Home Basics at INFO@PUYLAERTHB.BE, for your nearest Puylaert Home Basics stockist.



Please watch the video where Rudiger Puylaert, the owner of the company, takes us to a beautiful Belgian coastal apartment and a restaurant, decorated by Puylaert Home Basics.

VideoClick on image to watch the video.


If you, as being a professional, are interested in a preview of the PUYLAERT HOME BASICS Winter 2012-2013 Home Collection, you are invited, by appointment, at their showroom (see data on the invitation here below). Sign in at INFO@PUYLAERTHB.BE.


408855_208465609245216_100002453351439_425549_267679162_n Click on logo to enter the PUYLAERT HOME BASICS website.

TEL +32 (0)3 777 72 88
FAX +32 (0)3 778 16 99


I do hope you loved the products of this first company of my series of Belgian interior design companies.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend!




All pictures : Puylaert Home Basics Facebook (here).

Kamis, 29 Maret 2012

Babe Behind the Blog: Bailey from Peppermint Bliss


When I grow up I want to move next door to Bailey so we could be best friends.

She's fancy AND funny, all rolled into one really adorbs package.

Rabu, 28 Maret 2012

Look what I found!

On a recent outing to Homesense, one of my fave stores, I came across something that instantly made me think of this beautiful bedroom:
Okay.. are you ready? Check it out:
 (Please excuse the image quality, all I had was my phone camera!)
This art piece has a very similar vibe to the one in the inspirational image. The white horse, mane blowing in the wind, an all white background. I think the price of $220 is fairly reasonable! What do you think of this find? Are you a fan of equestrian art? Personally, I love it!
xox Tiffany Leigh

Bedrooms and summerly bed linen


At this time of the year, we all love to rearrange our bedroom for summer time.I certainly do! So many inspirational and gorgeous bedrooms to find on the websites of interior designers. You needn’t redo the entire bedroom, changing some decorative items as a bedlamp, a bedside tabe or new bed linen will do!

At the end of this post I share with you some of my favorite addresses for beautiful bed linen.

Here are some of my favorite bedroom images.

21Charles Spada

Love the wall decoration!


30 Cote de Texas

The embroidered cushion is an eye-cather!


34 Jane Wood

Beautiful bedside tables and chandelier. Again a colorful cushion in contrast with the white bed linen.


12 Collection Privée

Notice the bedlamp.


23 Hotel ‘t Hemelhuys Hasselt Belgium

An English mahogany table as bedside table. Gorgeous!


24 Home Interiors

A mix of pillows! And notice that Swedish chair!


36Brigitte & Alain Garnier Antiques

Monogrammed bedspread! And gorgeous bed head. And I love the bedlamps and the wooden stools used as side tables.


27 Fuchs Interiors 

Gorgeous bedlamps.


37Natalie Haegeman Interiors

Monogrammed bed linen. And canvas above the bed head.


26  Philipp Vogt Interiors

Love the idea of the floorlamp!


31 Ralph Lauren Home

Love everything in this room.


15 Source unknown

Less is more!


19 Magazine Maison Cosy n°4 2011

Slipcovered chair. All in white.


38Zara Home

Romantic white. Embroidered bedspread.


28 Desde My Ventana

Bedside table!!


3 Maison & Déco – Photo credit Edith Andréotta

Beautiful linen.



Grey-white tones.


5 Source unknown

Very charming.


33 Axel Pairon

I love the accent by the upholstered armchairs!


35 Architectenbureau Dugardyn

Beautiful wall paper.


22 Shabby Chic Mania

Flowers and stripes.


7 Source unknown

Toile de Jouy fabric. Always a hit for a bedroom.


2 Maison & Déco – Photo credit Christophe Ruffio

Love the idea of placing the bed in the corner and the accent given by the deorative painting.


4 Maison & Déco – Photo credit Eric d’Hérouville

A bedroom you could live in!


32 Nicky Haslam

Fabulous! Love that canopy!


20 Eclectic Revisited

Why not changing your wall light shades? Shade and canopy made of same fabric.


 17Source unknown

No words for! My favorite! I love the combination of the contemporary painting on the paneling! To die for!


25Isabeau Grey

Why not ? An architectural antique piece as bedhead.


6 Splendid Willow

Beautiful bed design!


14 Maison & Déco – Photo credit Didier Delmas

The chandeliers!!!


10  VT Interiors

Dare to bring in color in your bedroom.


As I did. The last 2 pictures here below are from my own bedroom. I painted the walls in a tone of orange .

The inspirational image was this bedroom of Axel Vervoordt.

Foto 799 (Boek AV Tijdloze interieurs)Inspirational image for my bedroom.  Source : Axel Vervoordt ‘Timeless Interiors’

When I wake up, the atmosphere the bedroom is given by this color, brings me in a bright and sunny mood! I always feel ready to challenge the day!

In the morning, at noon, in the evening…the bedroom never has the same look. A different atmosphere at almost every other hour of the day!

1 My bedroom. Lefèvre Interiors – Photo credit Montse Garriga

2012-03-28_145417 My bedroom. Lefèvre Interiors – Photo credit Montse Garriga

For the bed linen I have chosen for the monogrammed bespread and cushions by Natalie Haegeman.

You can order the bed linen on Natalie’s webshop here.

DSCF9777__83472_zoomMonogrammed bedspread Natalie Haegeman

DSCF9793__28454_zoomMonogrammed cushions Natalie Haegeman


And finally some of my favorite addresses for beautiful bed linen :

Beadboard UpCountryBeadboardUpCountry1

Bella Notte LinensBN1



Home InteriorsHome Interiors 

Libeco LinenLibeco1

Natalie Haegeman InteriorsNH1

Ralph Lauren HomeRL1

Zara HomeZara1

I do hope I inspired you today!