Starting off the weekend with some Belgian Früli Strawberry Beer, so good! instagram.com/p/ZbpTWbDTQB/
Hope everyone enjoyed their holidays! We’ve been visiting family and friends, attending dinners, wrapping gifts and everything else that comes along with the busy holiday season over the past few weeks. We managed to take some time out of our days and snap a few photos.
Vintage white owl ornament and bright red wood beaded trim that we picked up at an Antique shop last year.
Simple white tree silouettes that we’ve been saving for the holidays. Since we had been attending more dinners than we were hosting this year, we kept our holiday decor simple and minimal.
Last year we went a little crazy with the vintage mercury glass ornaments and had so much fun decorating the tree (and not so much taking them down) so this year we decided to use mostly sentimental ornaments along with these beautiful huge snowball lights from Ikea. I wish we could keep them year round…
Tea lights on our new String shelving unit, more on that soon!
Vintage style wrapping paper. We stocked up on some great vintage and modern patterns for this year, and the years to come.
Eggnog mini-quiches and a Manhattan.
Top of the tree! We decided to go with a real again tree this year and ended up going to the same tree farm to pick one out and cut it down ourselves – it’s becoming a yearly tradition! Although it looks a little sparse, we were actually looking for one with long needles and minimal branches. Pretty sure we picked the “ugliest” tree of them all, but it was surely the nicest one for us!
A small sentimental mouse ornament from Daniel’s childhood.
Pretty roads while driving to and from holiday dinners.
Hope everyone is had a great holiday season and looking forward to seeing what the New Year brings for us.
*We’ll be right back shortly to continue with our Paris posts!
Merci had been on our go-to list for awhile so while in the 3rd arrondissement we decided to stop by during a recent trip to Paris.
The shop carries home decor, accessories, office supplies, clothing and even has it’s own cafe, but their selection of furniture is what we were really interested in.
Vintage and modern chairs.
Chandelier and reclaimed wood dining table.
Love these hand-carved scoops and spoons.
We also loved how the converted showroom was set up into different spaces which made browsing and shopping a lot easier and more fun!
Some items we wish we had a spot for at home.
The shop also has an extensive collection of notebooks, small electronics and some great office supplies.
Our favorite piece in the store.
We ended up coming home with a few things for our home which we’ll be sharing on the blog shortly. But if you’re in the neighbourhood or planning on visiting Paris, Merci is a great spot to do some home shopping. We definitely plan on coming back!
Things are busy around here and it’s been awhile since we’ve written a post but we wanted to check in with a quick update on how the home is coming along. We’ve also updated the blog and hope to have some new posts coming your way in the next few weeks!
We picked up a few new items for the living room since our last update including the ceramic candelabra above. We also picked up Milk Magazine’s decoration issue (so good!) on a recent trip to Paris and also plan on stocking it on our new shop website (coming soon!).
Some newer additions to our pottery collection on the Teak wall unit with some of our older vintage pieces. We love the different textures and patterns on each piece.
New sofa in the living room. We’ll have more on that in an upcoming post.
New chrome and glass shelving unit in the living room with our Japanese polyhedron blocks, candelabra, flowers and some reading materials.
We picked up this small glass and metal display case and love its faceted shape. We were thinking about making it into a small plant terrarium to add some color to the living room.
Last but not least, we also picked up this great leather vintage lounge chair for the living room corner. It has a leather seat and bent ply frame. And it feels amazing.
Although we’ve only shared bits and pieces of our home on the blog until now we hope to share more photos and video of our home, travels and daily life on the blog soon.
Some more new things around here:
1. Hindsvik Shop New Website – It’s been an ongoing project but we’re almost finished with the new design and website for Hindsvik Shop!
2. Blog FAQ – Some frequently asked questions we always get.
4. Travel City Guides – We’re compiling a list of some of our favorite spots, shops and restaurants from our travels starting with our most recent trip to Paris!
Designed by Graux & Baeyens Architects, House G-S is a 19th century corner home located in Ghent Belgium which has a unique view of the Muide waterfront area and docks.
“The project started by stripping the dilapidated house of all excess. The essence was conserved by means of the facafe, the stairwell and the roof truss, each of them serving as a rough coat to envelop the new spaces.”
We love the geode shape of the new modern roof in contrast with the original traditional Belgian homes.
“Several strategically located cutouts offer a variety of well-defined views. Inside the house, this approach brings contrast to each level, interplaying the original and new elements. Contrast is enhanced by the colours and textures of the selected material.”
The original brick interior was painted black which makes a nice contrast to the stark white interior.
Original hardwood plank flooring.
Hidden storage spaces are everywhere throughout the home, including this kitchen where all of the appliances are tucked away behind the simple white cabinetry.
Classic Eames molded chairs with eiffel bases around the dining table.
We love both the vintage and modern elements throughout the home like the original wood beams in contrast with the modern furniture and built-ins.