material trends from ikea

Every now and then I receive some wonderful new inspiration from Ikea. One of the trends they are following for 2012 is the pure simple aesthetics inspired by Japan, particularly as it relates to materials. Think: raw concrete, untreated wood, cast iron, woven banana fibers and light colours. I love the element of texture each of these materials brings to the home.  Feast your eyes on these beautiful images!

Image Credits:
1 - IKEA Livet Hemma
2-3 - Nina Broberg/IKEA Livet Hemma


beautiful easter table ideas

Have you started thinking about Easter yet? I admit I haven't, but looking at these photos is certainly getting me in the mood! It's a great excuse to decorate with things I love like branches and white plates and all those beautiful spring flowers. Don't these images just make you want to throw a dinner party for your closest friends or family? I particularly love the idea of layering inexpensive rugs under the table to create a casual, but stylish setting. Image Credit: