Making the internet rounds today is the sale of Lotta Agaton’s home in Sweden. Architecturally pleasing is an understatement with it’s gorgeous wood doors, the floor is my favourite with it’s natural colour and amazing texture. Only something you would find in an older home and seeing it restored to such beauty is awesome. I love most pieces in her home and love how lived in and warm it feels. It’s not stuffy like some homes you may see that are “Scandinavian inspired” This home has life and has great character in each room. The sobering part is the price, $475,000 Kr into Cnd funds would be about $212,000 if i’m correct? Wow if so what a steal. These prices do not exist in Vancouver BC. As someone who is on the hunt for their second home it’s very hard as i live in such an insanely priced city. I will be taking lot’s of inspiration from her home and hopefully bringing into my next !
I have always loved gold rings and when David and I got married almost 5 years ago I could find nothing that I liked. I sourced the internet like mad and longed for something simple and with an almost Egyptian feel of gold with black diamonds. David ended up designing and making my engagement ring that has a black diamond and a nice gold band. I love it and when we were thinking of weddings bands I wanted something that had some texture and sat well next to my engagement ring.We have a trusted jeweller in Vancouver that makes our rings for us and let’s us bring in our gold ( some of which belonged to my late nana) so all of my current rings are actually made from passed down rings that did not fit me, but will always be apart of me as I wear them everyday in their new form.
It’s been almost 5 years and I have lots of old gold and some diamonds hanging around from an old pendant. I dreamt up a design for a gold band with 4 diamonds , 2 black diamonds and a pink one set in the middle.I’m so excited to show it once it gets made!
Here are some designs from MOCIUN who of which I have loved since day 1.
I am not a huge “buyer”, I sometimes hoard in vintage shops and regret purchases but I never overspend on countless items. I believe in saving and having a dream. That being said I also sometimes fall in love with items and treat myself. Take the Zara jacket for example, it’s on it’s way as we speak and should be delivered by supper. Perfect for fall and a great price tag too. The CB2 lamp is stunning, the duty fees on this lamp? not stunning. I will be going into the local CB2 on Robson street to price this guy out. Just think of dusk setting in and a rosy glow in the living room. Gorgeous!
Had to post these image I found today from EmmasDesignBlogg and a new collection from Kristalia’s . The fresh rain on the patio furniture reminds me of our West Coast summers after a downpour ( like we have been experiencing ) and the furniture is just awaiting it’s next guest to sit, relax and enjoy the surroundings. Ahh, i just love it.