My small home christmas list

So I’ve been trying to put up a frugal christmas list for my house. It’s hard to choose from so many gorgeous house decors, but I came up with this short list of some of my favourite portuguese designers and other pieces. Some of them I already spoke of here in the blog, so you’re probably familiar with some pieces. Nonetheless  here are my choices for sant this year.

luxe design
From luxe design, this beautifull lamp stands in the air!!! How great is that?!
iva viana
Beautifull plaster sculptures from portuguese artist Iva Viana, these look great hanging in walls
I love all the rugs from GUR, and I also love pink. This is one of my favourites
This magazine holder looks great in any living room, it’s from portuguese Casulo.
casulo wall
Also from casulo new collection, her macrame wall hangings give me a sense of tranquility, I just love everything
The new black and white collection from Barru Pottery is really on trend because black is really back.

In love – Burel mountain originals

When I came across this brand, I thought to myself “this is what reinventing our traditions should look like”. Burel is a common portuguese fabric, made of wool traditionally used in shepherds capes in northen Portugal, but it has been making its way to design. The burel mountain originals is a brand that took this ancient technique and joined forces with creative designers to give it a new and beatifull life so that we can dress up our houses with simple but tasty pieces.

Take a look at these wonderfull creations and fall in love

Three budget dinning room

Autumn is coming for good and if there is a place in the house that I associate with this season, it’s the dinning room. The colder weather makes us want to stay indoors, and gatherings happen more often, we invite our friends for dinner and we want our house to look the best.

If you’re thinking of redecorating your dinning room space, keep in mind lighting, confort and “cosyness”. In my case, as in many of cases, I also have to keep in mind the budget, so I had this idea, of making a dinning room three times, with three very diferent budgets, but maintaining the look I wanted from the first time. I’m having a love affair with yellow, so I went with it, but you can make this exercise with any colour you wish. Just start with all the pieces you really love (regardless of your budget), and then, search for low budget simmilar products (Ikea is a great source), until you have what you want.

All of these budgets contemplate six chairs, although I only show two for mood board purposes. Enjoy.

Chair from Hay at Paris Sete for 255€. Table at Kare for 879€. Rug from Elitis for 1350€. Lamp from Muuto for 699€. and posters from Desenio for 18€ and 31€. Total budget 4507€
Chair from Hay at Paris Sete for 255€. Table at Ikea for 229€. Rug from Elitis for 1350€. Lamp from Diesel for 540€. and posters from Desenio for 18€ and 31€. Total budget 3698€
Chair from Ikea for 39.99€. Table at Ikea for 229€. Rug from Ikea for 159€. Lamp from Ikea for 59.90€. and posters from Desenio for 18€ and 31€. Total budget 736.93€

New products – Organoid

Allways on the search of novelties, I came across this brand, Organoid. This company makes an unique, innovative and versatile material. From lampshades, to furniture, but also aplicable on walls, these decorative coatings are characterized by their naturalness and authenticity. They allow a new experience of natural raw materials through all the senses as the surface is untreated and therefore also the scenting characteristics are preserved. The smell component is really my favourite, because I think smells bring back memories (from your grandmothers kitchens, to the grass covered fields we used to play in), and you are immediatly transported to a place you’ve sometimes forgotten.

The uses for this are so many, but just so you know, you can make it backpaper (to hang like a normal wallcover), acoustic pannels or mold it anyway you like.

Although I cannot give you the pleasure of smelling these pictures, if you come across this brand live, please try and give a sniff. By the way, they will be in Lisbon at Homeing up to saturday.



Cultural Lisbon

We had a very cultural weekend this week, there was this thing called Open house Lisbon, and lots of places were opened to the public or museums weren’t charging entries. There were a lot of places we could go, but with two little kids, we couldn’t cover it all. So we decided to visit the city hall and the Museu dos Coches (that is allways a win with kids). Although it doesn’t have a lot to do with interiors nowadays, it’s allways interesting and inspiring to look at. Hope you will feel inspired by these photos that take us to another era.