Inspiring Interior

I have no excuse, I fell off of the blogging wagon!  I have spent six months thinking about blogging and coming up with new topics but that’s all they were….thoughts.  I got caught up in life and failed to take some time to nurture my creative outlet aka this blog.  I have missed all of you and I am so happy to be back!  Here is a quick update – I bought my first place!  I have dreamed of this moment for a very long time, and more importantly I have dreamed about how I would decorate my place.  But now that I finally have the chance, I’m stuck – I can’t seem to find any furniture that I like (within my limited budget obviously).  Needless to say, I am frantically searching for inspiration and through this search I have come across some gorgeous Inspiring Interiors that I am so excited to share with you.

20071d45-0100-46b5-b872-763a0825af26Today’s Inspiring Interior is in Cordoba Argentina and it is soooooo cool! Named “La Negrita” and located within a forest, this abode was designed to exist harmoniously within nature.  The home owners gave Cordoba based architects Morini Arquitectos the goal of creating a home that would be private from the street but connected with the surrounding landscape.  The result is three separate modules (garage, bedrooms and open plan living and dining room) connected by a black facade.  The black walls hide the home from the street but the latter part of the home has floor to ceiling windows that connects the interior with the stunning landscape.

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What do you think of this unique masterpiece?

Images via http://www.dwell.com

I hope that you have a beautiful day! XXS

I have this thing with shoes

Hi Everyone!

May is one of my favourite months of the year.  The days start to get longer, the sun shines a little brighter and I can finally trade in my winter boots for some fabulous footwear.  With shoes on the brain, my mood board for May reflects my current mindset as we move into the warmer months.  Enjoy!

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Photo credit: http://www.theyallhateus.com, http://www.marieclaire.com, @thezoereport,@25Park, @define_haute, @thestreetograph, @londonstreetstyle, http://www.instyle.com, http://www.pinterest.com

I hope that you have a fabulous weekend! ❤️XXS

Inspiring Interiors

Interior design and architecture have been a life long passion of mine.  I love how some fresh paint and light can completely transform a room.  One of my favourite interior designers is Barcelona based designer Katty Schiebeck.  Katty is a design forced to be reckoned with.  Her show stopping interiors are a lesson in simplicity and minimalism, and her use of colours and contrasting materials is absolutely breathtaking.  To say that I am obsessed with her work would be an understatement, so it made sense that one of her projects would be the first in the Inspiring Interiors series here on Stylishly Zen.

This project located on the Passeig de Concepcio in Barcelona is part of a conversion project that Katty worked on.  The use of natural light and marble contrasting with dark wood and pops of colour makes this aparthotel a showstopper.  The herringbone pattern on the floor elevates the level of design in the entire space. Simple and elegant, this apartment is straight out of my dreams.

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Photo credit: http://www.kattyschiebeck.com