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Sneak peak

April 15th, 2013

Elisabeth

handira 02Even baby Julian is completely mesmerized by the beautifull handira blanket…

This picture is part of a project I collaborated on two weeks ago. It’s also the project which made me get back on my feet, pick up my camera again and continue sharing my pictures on this blog after my winter sleep. There is just so much beauty out there…I can’t keep this all to myself. I hope to reveal more details really soon.

Have a sparkling week!

all pictures by elisabeth for aestheticshelter.com

MAGAZYN 2.0

April 9th, 2013

Elisabeth

 MAGAZYN 09_bOne of the qualities I admire most in people is consistency. This is especially the case when talking about design, fashion or any other creative discipline. When I heard MAGAZYN, the brainchild of Thomas Haarman, which I featured as a shelter before, had moved to a new location I couldn’t wait to have a look. Thomas embodies consistency from his selection of objects to, may I say, the way he dresses. I was extremely eager to see what he would do if he had more square meters at his disposal to showcase his exquisite curation.

MAGAZYN 10_greyMAGAZYN 20_greyMAGAZYN 03_greyThis new location is the perfect fit to display Thomas’ unique finds and the opportunity to now also present furniture to his loyal customer base. From chairs made in a small Danish atelier to a robust German table made in Berlin. While I was wondering around I confessed I could live in his shop. His genuine smile gave away I wasn’t the first visitor to mention this.

MAGAZYN 19I would trust Thomas blindfolded to furnish my house. His world is one of texture and restraint without becoming cold or minimal. Think an elegant and harmonious mix of warm grey tones and natural materials like wood and stone with a dash of concrete.

MAGAZYN 13What’s not to like? The more I look at this picture the more head over heels I am with this shelving system.

MAGAZYN 11MAGAZYN 05MAGAZYN 14MAGAZYN 07MAGAZYN 21So whether you are looking for new bedlinnens or some timless tableware, furniture that will stand the test of time or a gift for a loved one…

MAGAZYN

Steenhouwersvest 34A
2000 Antwerp

all pictures by elisabeth for aestheticshelter.com

Trend | Fiber Art

December 17th, 2012

Elisabeth

DSC077241Ever since I spotted those beautiful wall hangings in Morgan Satterfield’s house, I’ve secretly been hoping to score my own masterpiece. Morgan is the author of the Brick House, a great blog when it comes to renovating, DIY’s and mid century modern aesthetic. She just has the knack for thrift shopping and finding affordable precious gems in flea markets and auction houses.

DSC07749Seriously , how gorgeous is this pieces? And there are plenty more around her house.

brick house 01SONY DSCSONY DSCIt’s interesting how she considers her love for fiber art controversial. I understand that you either love it or hate it but I think these pieces are spot on with the current trend of decorating your house with handcrafted one of a kind pieces. Here are some other examples I found around the web to illustrate this trend and the new wave of weaving.

Screen shot 2012-10-21 at 7.30.04 PMMF_home21_2000Some people are even getting crafty themselves. Heather Taylor of L.A. in Bloom shares, besides pictures of her sunny bohemian LA lifestyle, small snippets of her hobby and I am also really fond of the work of New Friends Alexandra Segreti and Kelly Rakowski.

Picture 228132753291_2df463f9ce_c8032766383_491f99642cI think this is a great way of adding colour and texture to any interior. For more inspiration do check my Pinterest board Fiber + Textiles.

Pictures 1,2,3,4,5,6 are by Morgan Satterfield of the Brick House | Picture 7 is by Cara Robbins of the Seattle shop Totokaelo | Picture 8 and 9 are by Modern Findings | Picture 10 and 11 are by New Friends | Picture 10 and 11 are  by Heather Taylor of LA in bloom |

Anne-Marie Witmeur

October 17th, 2012

Elisabeth

When it comes to interior decoration I have a soft spot for brass objects and colourful fabrics. If you are looking for the latter Anne-Marie Witmeur’s shop in Ixelles is the right place to be. I discovered the shop the same day I stumbled upon Bonnie & Jane (it is located a bit further down the same street). Here you’ll find a great selection of handwoven blankets and throws from India and killims and pillows from other far of places.

The shop also offers a great selection of handcrafted furniture, objects and jewellery. Every object has a story to tell and the warm and kind shop owner is more than happy to share them with you. I fell head over heels for these painted wooden screens. Ever i saw similar ones here and here I am dying to find my own to hang in the bedroom.

These colourful bowls, made of recycled phone wires, were sourced in South Africa. I wouldn’t mind having these at home to brighten up those gloomy autumn days…

Anne-Marie Witmeur
Rue Darwin 52a
1050 Bruxelles

all pictures by elisabeth for aestheticshelter.com