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Orla Kiely Wallpapers

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If I ever take the plunge with wallpaper, it will be with Orla Kiely wallpaper. I am especially fond of the Multi-Stem design (1st and 7th photos) and the Abacus design (2nd photo) which I have seen on the walls of the Orla Kiely store in NYC. They are striking in person, particularly the Abacus design.

See the Harlequin website for more Orla Kiely patterns, plus so much more home inspiration – wallpaper, fabric and just plain gorgeous interiors. You could daydream all day about the lovely images on their website. (Consider yourself warned!)

Images: Orla Kiely for Harlequin

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Danish Design: OYOY

Bedroom by OYOY

Dinner Table by OYOY

Office Closeup by OYOY

OYOY Christmas elves

Beautiful Danish design (that’s redundant, isn’t it?) by OYOY, including those completely adorable Christmas elves in the last photo. Would love to have a set of those in my home.

If you like what you see here, you would also like ferm LIVING designs (European shop/websiteUS shop/website), which are equally beautiful.

Let’s hope OYOY designs come to the US soon (talking to you, Huset Shop!)

Images: OYOY

I’m off for a few days of celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday. I will see you back here next week!

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Favorites: About a Chair by HAY

About a Chair by HAY

About a Chair by HAY in white

About a Chair by HAY in black

The About a Chair, designed by Danish designer Hee Welling for HAY, is both elegant and versatile. Available in colors (see them here, at Huset Shop) and in neutrals. I love the coral chair pictured in the first photo above.

See more Hee Welling designs for chairs at Finnish Design Shop.

Images: HAY

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“Evergreen” Christmas Cards by Darling Clementine

Darling Clementine Evergreen series

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Darling Clementine, you may know, is one of my favorites. This talented Norwegian design duo has a lovely shop full of pretty things for your home, stationery, even their own tea. In addition to their recently released Harvest line (these mugs are my favorite), they’ve just introduced these elegant “Evergreen” cards in time for Christmas.

I’m still enjoying their 2012 calendar (I featured it here as one of my 2012 calendar favorites). And, their blog is a constant source of inspiration. Don’t miss it.

Images: Darling Clementine

I’m happy to report that power was restored yesterday and things have mostly returned to normal around my house. I’m very relieved. Thanks again to all of you who sent me positive messages before and after Hurricane Sandy; I appreciate it so much.

As a reminder, if you are looking to donate to the Hurricane Sandy recovery/rebuilding efforts here in New Jersey, I have some advice and recommendations here.

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It’s a Bed! It’s a Couch! It’s…Awesome.

Caravan Divan by Kalon

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Caravan divan by Kalon in colors

Although this is meant to be a perfect first “big kid” bed, the great thing about this Caravan divan by Los Angeles-based company Kalon, is that it’s equally useful as a comfy place for anyone to sit and read, relax, and hang out.

It’s also manufactured with locally-sourced materials in an FSC certified facility, so you can feel good about both the quality and Kalon’s commitment to sustainable practices.

They have many other beautiful furniture pieces in their shop, including this terrific interpretation of a rocking horse.

Images: Kalon
via lmnop

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Slow Wood

Slow Wood Table Side table by Slow Wood

Table by Slow Wood Desk by Slow Wood

Slow Wood rectangular table Slow Wood Colors

Find of the day: handmade wooden furniture with a “raw elegance” by Dutch company  Slow Wood.

Which is your favorite?

All images: Slow Wood
via Pinterest

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Favorites: Muuto

Muuto All the Way to Paris collection photo by Petra Bindel

Muuto pillows photo by Petra Bindel

Muuto bookcase photo by Petra Bindel

Muuto new All the Way to Paris collection photo by Petra Bindel

Simply gorgeous new furniture, lighting and accessories by Muuto, photographed by the talented Petra Bindel.

On a dreary day like today, these photos are just what I needed.

Images: Petra Bindel
via Lottie Loves

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New Harvest Collection by Darling Clementine

Harvest Collection in plum by Darling Clementine

Harvest collection in blue by Darling Clementine

Norwegian designers Darling Clementine are debuting their Harvest collection soon; it includes greeting cards, a calendar, gift wrap, tea towels, tea cups, and even their own tea.

Lovely designs, don’t you agree?

Check out Darling Clementine’s website, blog and shop:

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Their blog is one of my favorites.

Images: Darling Clementine

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Kobenstyle at Crate and Barrel

Dansk Kobenstyle available at Crate and Barrel

Do I need a black Dansk® Kobenstyle casserole dish (the lid is a built in trivet!)? No. Do I want one? Most definitely.

Crate and Barrel is now offering four Kobenstyle pans: 6 qt and 4 qt casserole dishes, a baking dish, and a butter warmer. In black, white or red. But you have to go with the black, right? I love the black.

The enameled steel oven-to-table dishes were designed back in 1956 by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk® and have come in many colors over the years. For fun, I found a few photos for you. Both Etsy and eBay, by the way, are good sources to buy pieces for your collection:

Kobenstyle set in red

Etsy shop: Object of Beauty

Kobenstyle in blue green and yellow

Etsy shop: Blueflower Vintage

Blue Kobenstyle butter warmer

Etsy shop: Olive and Frances

Yellow Kobenstyle casserole

Etsy shop: Kibster

Do you own any Kobenstyle?

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Olympic Gold

Olympic swimmers 1 by Elizabeth Olwen

Olympic swimmers 2 by Elizabeth Olwen

Olympic swimmers 3 by Elizabeth Olwen

Olympic swimmers 4 by Elizabeth Olwen

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I was all set to show you some wonderful floral patterns by Toronto-based designer Elizabeth Olwen when I saw these equally wonderful Olympic inspired patterns of synchronized swimmers on her blog. I think the smile on my face when I saw them was almost as big as the smile on theirs!

See Elizabeth’s portfolio here. If you are a fan of Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co., I think you will like Elizabeth’s work too. And if you are a fan of surface pattern design (which I am), Elizabeth has a really nice blog here.

All images: Elizabeth Olwen

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