Monday, January 31, 2011

Northern Calm

Paula Leen creates beautiful handmade textiles in Akkrum, a village in the Dutch region of Friesland. The peaceful and quiet atmosphere she finds in the countryside provides the inspiration for her tapestries, carpets, blankets and even vases made almost exclusively in a variety of wools (from local sheep), carefully blended to create different textures. Her tranquil home reflects the gentle colours found in her work — it's not surprising that Paula says "This house has an amazing calming effect on guests. " More (in Italian) here. Via Marie Claire Italia.

(photos by Hotse Eisma/Living Inside)


Unknown said...

I love that wood burner! Ahh, that home looks so calming! xxx

Sweet Pea (formerly Alice) said...

Wow, I so wish I had an escape like that!

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