JAPAN'S DANISH MODERN MEETS DESERT CALM

Every time I stumble across this first photo on Pinterest I'm flooded with inspiration. Inspiration for my own home, for my work in other homes and creative projects. It's funny actually. The photo isn't even a wide interior shot -  it's merely the tail end of a very large room. However, it's just enough to see a light-filled room, high ceilings, wood framed folding doors and baseboards laced with danish furniture and black modern accents. A combination of elements that drives me crazy with excitement. Another blogger coined the phrase "danish modern meets desert calm" to describe the space. I never could quite nail down my own personal style in words, but if I had to, I think think this phrase sums it up just perfectly. The original source of these images has disappeared but what is left of the link description leads me to believe this home is located in Japan - a nice little surprise. 

One day I will own a cactus this tall. 

Eames around the dining table and guessing that's a Hans Wagner in the back. Also, windows and doors for days. 

Mid century inspired kitchen. 

Another Hans Wagner to die for 

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Inspired by lakeside cocktails, linens, summer fragrances, bike rides, bare legs and watermelon juice. 

 

The idea of spending summer days in this perfect little Scandinavian  summer home . 

The idea of spending summer days in this perfect little Scandinavian summer home

Some  Sea Mist Hair Spray  for beachy waves. 

Some Sea Mist Hair Spray for beachy waves. 

 P  lant hangers  from hangers. 

 Plant hangers from hangers. 

Pretty spotted nesting  bowls  (for the pretty summer home). 

Pretty spotted nesting bowls (for the pretty summer home). 

An oversized  basket bag  for weekend getaways. . 

An oversized basket bag for weekend getaways. . 

A bag I imagine   Jane Birkin  would have packed for a weekend getaway in the French country side. 

A bag I imagine  Jane Birkin would have packed for a weekend getaway in the French country side. 

A good use of small space. 

A good use of small space. 

This exotic  light fixture . 

This exotic light fixture

A collection of handmade fair-trade  Ethiopian cotton bath sheets . 

A collection of handmade fair-trade Ethiopian cotton bath sheets

Comfortable animal printed sandals by  Marni . 

Comfortable animal printed sandals by Marni

For summer day dreams, a beautiful mobile like  this one . 

For summer day dreams, a beautiful mobile like this one

A CABIN IN NORWAY

I was just home for the weekend, where I got the chance to spend some solid time with my dad. We shared a few drinks, good laughs, and bantered back and forth about our dreams. Dreams including living on a boat in The Keys and one day building the perfect cabin. I was surprised to find out that we appreciated so many of the same things in architecture and design, and even a few interior design ideas. Like a couple of kids sharing youtube videos, we sat letting hours pass by, searching the internet and sharing images of little cabins from all around the world. This cabin in Norway was just one of those sources of inspiration from that night.