29/05/2012

New Blog - flowers in a jar

Maybe it's because it's Spring time... I so wanted a new canvas. So here it is, my new blog:

flowers in a jar

Thank you so much for following The Happiness of Style!

24/05/2012

Second Blog - My Darling Guide


I started a second blog! Please come and visit me here too!

18/05/2012

A labour of love - Love Lane Vintage














































Love Lane Vintage is a charming antique and vintage shop in the village of Billingshurst in England. At the moment they are moving from an old barn to a new location and their new website is in progress but I can't wait any longer to share this loveliest of business with you. Love Lane Vintage does also wedding styling, and vintage china hire. Owner Lucy designs also clothes and she runs the business with the help of her family You can easily see that it's a real labour of love. And how sweet; In the new shop, which will open in July, they will be serving homemade cake and bread from a mini kitchen.

The images make me so dream about running after the chickens in a simple romantic dress and sipping tea (with victoria sponge!) in a cottage garden with vintage china. Ok, a very romantic idea of country life but I totally believe in adding romance whenever you can. :)

As mentioned their website is in progress but you can visti their facebook page for more dreamy material.

I wish Lucy the best of success with her shop moving and reopening and lots of lovely customers! I hope to count myself to one of them, when visiting England.

Images: Country Homes & Interiors Magazine

17/05/2012

Concept for a dream house






































I think I 've found a concept for my dream house; An open mezzanin level, house high bookshelves, skylight in a bedroom that opens to a terrace! :) Well, the downside of this mezzanin design is, that it's not child savely at all and maybe not even for adults... sigh. Find all images of this extraordinary home here.

Images: Andreas Meichsener for nytimes.com

16/05/2012

A pleasure to read - LLAMA'S VALLEY
































Oh, I quickly need to share this e-magazine from Lithuania with you! I found it via Mokkasin. Its' called LLAMA'S VALLEY - perfect places, imperfect people. It  features a fresh mix of people, stories, interiors and recipes. The interviews are a a pleasure to read and I love the genuine felling about this magazine. And don't miss their blog, lot of goodies for the eye!

15/05/2012

Charming Country Style





























On the website of Skonahem you can find a lovely gallery of country style interiors. From classic to modern, from simple to minimalistic. I'm always fascinated how a style can be interpreted so differently and I think the interiors above are all beautiful. Yet, I'm most drawn to the last image. White simplicity with just a hint of country and romance; That works like magic for me...

Images: skonahem.com

13/05/2012

Happy Mother's Day




















It's Mother's Day here in Switzerland and via Vosgeparis I discoverd the fitting photography project "She Can Leap Tall Buildings" by Heidi Lender. Have a look at it it's great! Being 30 soon, I seem to get  more and more a sense of what motherhood could mean. Foremost the notion that one can't really imagine it before experiencing. I wonder if and when I finally feel ready (as far as one can be really ready) for such an adventure. I'm wishing all mummies and women a happy Mother's day!

Image: Heidi Lender

04/05/2012

A place for books and Earl Grey tea




















I would happily move into this London garden cabin during a rainy weekend. With a big pile of good books and lots of Earl Grey tea!

Images: via shootfactory.co.uk

03/05/2012

From head to toe - Esme and the Laneway Blog






































The great images above are from the blog Esme and the Laneway. Very vintage from head to toe, isn't it?

I for myself, wear most of the times jeans and a basic black top with a scarf or a cardican. My make up consists of mascara and some subtle lipstick. There is really room for more colours and patterns.
Being so passionate about interior design I'm actually a bit surprised about myself at being a bit indifferent when it comes to personal styling. Not, that I don't care at all but I think I really want to get a bit more creative and brave. Esme and the Laneway serves as a really good encouragement for that!

Images: Esme and the Laneway

The sweetest things - Anknel and Burblets Blog





































"Anknel and Burblets - Food, interiors, motherhood and London life." When I read this title, I notionally set three exclamation marks behind it as it covers the very things I love (ok, I can't totally relate to motherhood yet). Add beautiful simple photographs and wise sympathic words and I'm over the moon. The only (not too bad) downside is, blogger Charlotte takes some of the most delicious cake photographs, you might immediately start to feel a strong craving for it! To make things a little worse; Charlotte writes another blog called Lovely Foods. And who are Anknel and Burblets? Charlotte's childhood fairies! :)

Images: Charlotte Franklin from Anknel and Burblets