5 Happy Inspirations: Little Treasures

4 September 2012 0


Reinterpreting our homes is a sort of catharsis. Some kind of rebirth. Yes, a ‘decor renaissance’. We change, accentuate, de-clutter, add details – and all of this is a visualization of our inner feelings. Ok, you might roll your eyes now and think ‘why this psycho-crap’? I am just trying to decode the enigmatic force that ignites that restless drive to decorate our dwellings. After all, we are no superficial shopaholics remotely controlled by a vicious consume machinery, are we?

Think of your last decoration endeavour at home. What did you do? And what was the real driver of this undertaking? And trust me: it’s never the first answer that comes to your mind! But enough said here, I could go this week with the following five treasures for a bit of home happiness:

1. The amazing vintage rug would be a real eye-catcher on a wooden floor. Seen on Artilleriet.

2. This fruit calendar from Anthropologie has to be mine. Love, love, love!

3. Pair a colourful lampshade with a differently coloured cord. Result: Visual happiness. On Coloured By you can customize your own design.

4. How about a handmade and fair trade Ghana basket? Seen on Baskets of Africa.

5. The happiest packaging tape ever – seen on Impressionen.

Happy hump day, friends!

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  • Reply Tim 4 September 2012 at 23:43

    well said my friend! Decor Renaissance … totally what I need to re-think and de-clutter my place. since I have redone my place this Spring, I will now have to think about where would I be able to fit a tree this Christmas!!

    Wish me luck!

  • Reply Shop Sweet Things with Jeanne 5 September 2012 at 00:21

    Those lampshades and color cords are darling!!!

  • Reply Caroline @trend-daily 5 September 2012 at 07:15

    Oh god-I do love your writing Igor! As for today’s pics-the baskets are wonderful- I have one without handles for magazines and love it. The fruit calendar omg- MUST get one- completely gorgeous!! πŸ™‚ clever you πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Elli 5 September 2012 at 10:30

    what an amazing washi tape!!!12 points goes to the basket!!!
    great post Igor (as always)

  • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar 5 September 2012 at 17:08

    Completely agree with you, I think we even chatted about changing tastes and decor choices in Munich and what inspires us to ‘buy’. Out of these picks it has to be the tape – too fun for words!

  • Reply Nina 6 September 2012 at 01:52

    I definitely need to de-clutter my space, at least my “office”, this also involves finishing some projects that will be finding new spaces around the house. Voila decor renaissance πŸ˜‰ Happy hump day to you too! PS. I need that tape!

  • Reply house of earnest 6 September 2012 at 14:23

    I might have to get some of that ‘packed with love’ tape! Too cute!

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey 6 September 2012 at 22:33

    Those lampshades are great. Especially the grey and pink. Thanks for sharing Igor.

  • Reply Holly 7 September 2012 at 11:53

    Hey Igor! I think the psychology behind the need or desire to decorate our homes is fascinating! I wish there was actually more concrete research about it … maybe I should start my own lab … you interested? Lol. But I think you are right when you say that it’s not because we are crazy consumers who can’t control ourselves … I think it has much more to do with self expression, communicating who we are, driven by a strive for comfort and congruity between ourselves and our environment.

    Love that vintage rug! The colour too actually πŸ™‚


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