Monday, December 03, 2012


For your Monday, a gently minimalist still life in the colours of early winter — love the contrast of the glowing golden apple. Have a good one.

P. S. As you can see, automatism is getting ready for the holiday season with a cheery new ornament banner! Photo and design are by me — hope you find it inspiring.

(photo by johnny miller)

Light and Minimalist

Melanie Ireland, owner of the shop Simple Kids, had admired in passing this beautiful old house in Antwerp, Belgium dozens of times until one day she noticed a 'for sale' sign outside. Hurrying to take a look inside, she discovered that, thanks to its having remained in the same family for over a century, the house had kept all of its lovely details — the old mirrors, wood floors, high ceilings and huge windows hadn't been touched. Melanie immediately purchased it and, with the help of Antwerp-based architect Vincent Van Duysen, gently restored the time-worn interior. Now the original floors, sanded but left in their natural state, are a warm contrast to the simple white walls, which in turn set off Melanie's colourful collection of vintage furniture and objects collected during her travels over the years — a relaxed and peaceful home for Melanie and her family.

(from milk magazine via afflante)
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