heute zeige ich euch eine wunderschöne Wohnung hier in Düsseldorf. Der Mix aus Kunst, Farben, Stil und ein bißchen Kitsch hat mich fasziniert und ich hoffe, euch gefallen die Bilder genauso gut wie mir. Die weitere Beschreibung gibt's diesmal auf Englisch, ich hoffe, ihr lest trotzdem weiter, oder schaut euch nur die Bilder an, die sprechen schon fast für sich. Das ist erst der erste Teil, ich habe noch viel mehr Bilder gemacht. Mehr gibt's demnächst ...
I realized that it's quite difficult to have one post in two languages when it's longer. That's why I decided to share this fabulous city appartment in Düsseldorf with you in English. It will be mainly pictures anyway, so I hope my German-speaking readers don't mind.
There is one special date in the year that is truly ecceptional and long waited for. It's one of my best friend's birthday in April. She invites her best friends for brunch to her home after having sent the kids and hubby away for the day.
It's such a special occasion each year, exciting, relaxing, an exchange of ideas, sitting together in changing small groups of women... thinking about it, it alludes to the nineteenth century tea parties. Actually it has something of it.
The main reason why I'm sharing this occasion with you here today is her sense of decoration though. Every little piece in her home has a history and little somethings can be found everywhere. I thought I had a good eye but she kept pointing at another little piece of decoration in a place I hadn't seen yet (and I've known her for quite a while now)
I've sold, given away and thrown away lots of stuff during the last year, because I felt I just owned too much crap, not knowing where to put it. Now have a look at my friend's place, I guess I should have kept a few things...
Just look at these tiny bites. Aren't these bowls and plates to die for? The table cloth is an original vintage piece from a fleamarket.
Most of her decoration is in blue or turquoise hues. Look what she collects ... Buddhas .... and she owns them in turquoise, several of them in different places and they all make an impression...
and in orange ...
The thing that fascinated me most is the combination of the decorative items in the right corner of the above picture. Did you realize the orange (kitschy) Buddha next to an old Eastern European icon and the blackforest snowglobe in front?
Lighter tones in her kitchen. I love the fish.
I'll show you more on the blog, soon, you knew that wasn't all there is to see, didn't you?
Have a great day and I hope you enjoyed this part of my home tour.
Stephanie aka FrauSchmitt