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FOR THE HOME: time for an update

It’s nice to see your home come together over the years, and I truly love our little abode, but when you love decorating as much as I do, you also miss those first few weeks and months in a new place, where there was still so much to do. No more major changes to be made or furniture to be bought nowadays… That is, until we decided to upgrade our rug (I basically jumped of joy when Mike agreed to the plan). Don’t get me wrong, I loved that blue patterned beauty up until the last second, but over the past 2 years it had to endure a lot of sunlight and the color started to fade. Plus, I was ready for something a little more elegant. I must have forgotten how difficult it is to find nice rugs in Europe since my last purchase, because again, I found myself frustrated after a while. Luckily, however, I finally came across onloom.at a few weeks back and spotted this stunner by Michalsky Living within a few minutes! Literally: rug of my dreams and absolutely perfect for our living room! It is hard to put into words (or pictures for that matter) how amazingly soft it is, but let me just tell you that everyone who has ever touched it doesn’t want to leave our place anymore.

onloom.at Teppiche - Bikinis & Passports

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17 | Categories: Apartment, Decor, Interior Design, Sponsored

FOR THE HOME: tales for oskar

I have a major weakness for pretty coffee table books. And while I do want them to look good around the apartment, I also want them to actually inspire me. Whether it is home decor, beautiful stories or photographs – books should be an escape from reality. My most recent purchase is “Tales For Oskar” by the super talented Kristian Schuller. He is my personal favorite photographer (some of you may know him from Germany’s Next Top Model) and I feel like his fashion photography captures the essence of a modern day fairy tale. A few years ago I saw some of his work at the Kunsthalle here in Vienna, and from the entire exhibition his photographs definitely stuck with me the most and made a lasting impression. So much, that I went back to see the same exhibition for a second time.

Book Review: Tales for Oskar by Kristian Schuller

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6 | Categories: Decor, inspiration, Personal

FOR THE HOME: office space

Being self-employed has been the most amazing experience so far. The last 4 months have literally gone by in a heart beat and not a single day goes by that I don’t love my “job”. During the Summer, Kathi and I didn’t have an office space for The Daily Dose yet and were mostly working from my dining table or sofa. Even though it sounds like a ton of fun at first, it quickly get’s kind of depressive being home all day – sometimes not even changing out of your pyjamas. I used to love getting up and dressed for my old job, grabbing coffee on the way and having more of a rhythm or daily routine. It was important to both Kathi and I to bring that routine back into our lives. On September 1st we got the keys to our little #tddoffice and it has been so exciting and fulfilling, leaving the house to go to our very own space every morning. We’ve already shared some impressions over on The Daily Dose, but just in case you missed it – here is a peek at the place that I now like to consider my second living room:

The Daily Dose Office

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15 | Categories: Decor, Interior Design, The Daily Dose

FOR THE HOME: a (coffee table) love affair

We’ve lived in our current apartment for over 2 years now, and every time I come home I still get excited and am thankful to be able to call it home. It is a home that Mike and I have created for ourselves and it is my happy place. It’s hard to say which is my favorite room or corner. Our rooftop deck is pure bliss during Summer, but when it is as rainy as this year, I spend most of my days in our living room. And let me just tell you, I have a serious love affair going on with our coffee table. Don’t ask me why, but it has always been “my baby” from the very beginning. It is never seen without fresh flowers and a few of my favorite items on display. I took these photos for a feature on The Daily Dose, but also wanted to share my little love affair with you!

coffee table decor - Bikinis & Passports

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6 | Categories: Apartment, Decor, Interior Design