Category Archives: Deco

SHOPPING: 19 COFFEE TABLES YOU’LL LOVE

My friend Regina left this comment the other day, about how she was looking for a new coffee table for her living room. I thought it was a great idea for a post since I have been quite obsessed with some beautiful coffee tables I have seen all around the web these last months.

mar rojo 19 coffee tables mesas bajasollage1. From Maisons du Monde, here. 2. From Maisons du Monde, here. 3. From Kulunka Deco, here. 4. From Kulunka Deco, here. 5.  Avignon table from Maisons du Monde, here. 6. From Bloomingville, at Decora tu alma, here. 7. From Bloomingville, at Decora tu alma, here8. From Bloomingville, at Decora tu Alma, here 9. Stool from Mimub, here. 10. From Mimub, here. 11. From Mimub, here. 12. From Ikea, here. 13. From Decora tu alma, here. 14. Again Bloomingville, at Decora tu alma, here. 15. From Mimub, here. 16. From Doctor House, at Decora tu alma, here. 17. From Mimub, here. 18. From Kulunka Deco, here. 19. From Bloomingville, at Decora tu alma, here.

Lately I’ve been loving the idea of a couple of side tables, stools or poufs, instead of the classic medium to large sized coffee table in front of the sofa. It makes the living room seem so airy and nice!

I also love these small round tables!

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HOW I ORGANIZED MY PANTRY (I) Mason jars and chalk labels.

organizing-pantry-mason-jars-chalkIt’s already two years since we moved to this house and we really love it, but upon arrival, the first weeks were quite complicated. We had a newborn baby, a two year girl and a lot less storage space.

We had to work it out all around the house to fit everything, and the kitchen was the biggest challenge. One of the most simple solutions we came to was taking the pantry to open shelves. That way we managed to get everything else inside the cupboards.

DSC_0447Maybe you also lack some space, you want it all more handy, or you just, like me, love these open shelved kitchens. Anyhow, if you decide to do the  same , Continue reading

HOTEL LOVE: UXUA CASA

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En Trancoso, cerca de Salvador de Bahia. Solo escuchar eso ya me enamora, pero es que luego, cuando veo cómo son las diez casitas que componen el hotel UXUA CASA, me pongo como una loca a mirar billetes y a echar Euromillones.

Ya os he contado otras veces que Brasil me vuelve loca, y viendo estas fotos me tenéis que dar la razón

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Me encanta la idea de que las casitas están desperdigadas por el pueblo, Continue reading

CASA MOSQUITOS

marrojo19_casamosquitosPalm roofs, sandy ground, white wood and blue windows, you must understand why have I fallen in love with this rustic/luxury hut.

What is it about Portugal? I keep on coming across these beautiful homes hidden among the dunes in Alentejo.¿Do you remember  the hotel Casas Na Areia? And the stunning house I showed you in the White Summer Cottage post? The architect responsible for this last home is the same as today’s Casa Mosquitos, Vera Iachia. We will soon see some more of the beautiful things she designs.

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HOTEL LOVE: THE BEACHOUSE

 

Nos vamos a Francia al Medoc, ya mismo, ¿no? ¿Os pasa como a mí, veis las fotos de un hotel precioso y decidís organizar unas vacaciones enteras sólo por ir a ese sitio? Yo lo tengo decidido, y el verano que viene nos vamos a The Beachouse.

marrojo19_beachouseLa historia de esta casa es muy interesante, tenéis aquí una entrevista con la dueña, en la que nos cuenta cómo acuchillando el suelo, descubrió que su hotelito había sido originalmente una construcción militar del ejército americano durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, una casita oficina a pie de playa.

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LITTLE PLAY HOUSES (Part 2)

There goes the second part of kids play houses, here you have the first one. These are more affordable, you can make them yourselves in one or two evenings, so the hardest part is to choose which one you’ll make, they are all so cool!

Three samples of cardboard play house, tiny one the first, with cute bunnies painted on, from Ukonooa blog.

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This second is colapsible, so it’s perfect for storage after playing. I have to find a masking tape in such cool colors, I will keep you informed if I do. This house is from the blog Ambrosia Girl.

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WEDNESDAY LOVE: FUNGHI HANDMADE

Some people have an artist inside them, and it shows in everything they do. This is the case of my friend Elena, creator of Funghi Handmade , a blog and online Etsy shop that you are going to love.

Look at the beautiful bird cage she made for me.

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DSC_0192You can not miss the Artists and other relatives section of her blog nor the decor posts, but what brings me crazy are the wonderful things she makes with her hands.

She is a real Papier Mâchè artist, I have a crush for her Marlin made with nautical charts.

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marrojo19_funghihandmade_6Look at the gorgeous fish I took home with me last time we met!

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She makes really pretty jewelry and wreaths. I am so lucky to have a headband she made, much like the golden one on the photo below.

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marrojo19_funghihandmade_9You’ll find more on www.funghi-handmade.com and at the shop Etsy Funghi Handmade.

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LITTLE PLAYHOUSES (Part 1)

Two years ago, I spent the whole summer looking all around the web for inspiration because I wanted to build a little play house for my daughter. Play houses are the coolest thing in the world and I would have given anything for having one when I was a kid, so when I finally made one for my child, she loved it, but I loved it more!
After a lot of searching we decided to make a tipi for the garden. I want to write a tutorial on the tipi soon, but meanwhile I’ll show you some of the cutest ideas I found. Since I have got so many adorable huts, I’ll show them to you in two or three posts. (here is the second one) There are some so lovely that I wish I had four houses,  to fill them up with play houses. Now that I have my sewing machine, maybe I make a folding one for the living room, I’ll let you.

Today I’m leaving you some exterior play houses, for gardens or patios, shortly I’ll come with more economical examples, made of cardboard or fabric.

The wooden wagon can be purchased at this Dutch shop, where you have thousands of beautiful things. Take a look at the other play houses, the bunk beds and furniture, you’ll love them all.

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The vintage caravan can not be cuter, this English girl has got in her garden. In her blog you can follow all the improvements she makes on it.

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And this other roulotte has got me in love. Continue reading