It’s no secret that I am a huge candle lover (remember this post?) and I always have some around. Whether it is the coffee table, nightstand or in the entry way. Candles smell amazing and are pretty eye-catchers as decorative objects. When I heard about candelabox, a candle subscription, my heart basically stopped! You can subscribe for up to 3 months for a surprise candle every month – perfect, right? My first one already arrived, and I can’t wait for #2 and 3. The candle I received was a Gilles Dewavrin in a matted metal khaki glass with the scent “the noir”. The actual price is 37€, so the subscription came a lot cheaper at approx. 27€ per month. I think it is a perfect concept to try new brands without spending the whole price – and if you don’t like the scent you have a perfect gift for the next mother’s day or birthday. I wasn’t going to blog about it until all 3 months are over, but after the photo on Instagram many of you asked for a more detailed blogpost, so here are some impressions from my first candelabox:
A few weeks ago I mentioned that I wanted to make a few small changes for our living room. As you know I ADORE my patterned pillows, but for winter I wanted something a little less colorful and cozier. I didn’t really make any big changes, all I did was add a super soft sheep skin throw (found at IKEA) and 2 pillows in the prettiest off-white with a golden/silver touch (ordered via Westwing). I also exchanged some accessories and added my 2 new cute Jonathan Adler items. So, this is the current state of our living room and I am pretty happy with it. What do you guys think?
As you guys know, I have a major weakness for home decor and everything that goes along with it. We’re just finally settling in the new apartment (after a year) and I am already dreaming of completely starting over. Don’t get me wrong, I adore our home & the way it looks – but it is just so much fun to try something new every once in a while! For this winter, I decided to give the living room a small make-over. No big changes, just little accessories. As some of you may remember, I had quite a bit of color going on with a blue patterned rug, different shades of green for the pillows & a big fat strawberry hanging by the dining area. Well, for winter I thought it would be fun to include a bit more white, gold & silver.
Our new dining area is finally coming together (see the old version HERE) and I couldn’t be happier with the way everything has turned out. From the very beginning, my vision was to have something light and airy, that would make the space seem bigger than it actually is. Naturally, this did not work very well with our old black dining table and black leather chairs. While I seriously adore our old chairs (my parents purchased them just after their
marriage wedding), I was ready for something new! So after lots of going back & forth, we finally decided on 6 of the Louis Ghost Chairs by Philippe Starck, paired with an oval glossy white dining table from Interio, called Paloma. I also put up white curtains by the window, and now it really does feel bright and airy! There’s just one thing left to do: I have to re-adjust the lamp, because with the new dining table it is no longer centered and it bugs the s*** out of me. I am such a freak when it comes to having things in line, perfectly horizontal or centered! But luckily that can easily be fixed :)