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No this is not a post about the beautiful movie Sliding Doors with Gwyneth Paltrow. But it has a lot to do with the concept of this movie. The ‘what if’ factor. What if  I made this or that decision. What would have happened to me and my life? Would it have changed drastically or would it cause just a minor change in the details? I love that movie and this concept. Yesterday morning I stumbled upon this G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S Parisian apartment of creative agent and stylist Julie Rouby on FvF.

This would be my apartment if I made a few different choices in life. I’d like to think that anyway 🙂. My ‘other’ life. A life I will most probably (and hopefully now) never live. But I sure would have loved it. Ofcourse nothing beats the life I am living now. My hubs and two kids are an absolute dream. But I love the idea of that ‘other’ life. I could write a book about it 🙂. Then I kind of live that life anyway 😉. Maybe every person on this planet has this ‘other’ life….

What I love about this apartment is its honesty, the open space, it looks relaxed, it looks sweet. It just oozes Paris. Oh yes, I would very much have loved to live there in my ‘other’ life! You can read the whole article on FvF and view more pictures.

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Hey guys,

Because I am in quite a mellow mood today I just wanted to share a few gorgeous rustic homes and pictures I found through Facebook.  And trust me it really is rustic eye candy….

The first few pictures are of the beautiful home of photographer Julia Sherman. Please visit Design Sponge to read the whole article and enjoy a lot of pretty shots of her home!

The next three pictures I found on FvF. This home is so pretty!! It is the home of Jan Friese and Kathrin Schuster. So rustic and rural and cozy. I love everything about it. Want to see it all? Visit FvF! It really is a beautiful article as well!

And last but not least….the oh so stylish home of Anna Jones, cook, stylist and vegetarian cookbook author. Via Remodelista.

Well I guess these inspiring interiors will keep you busy for a while:-). Have a good night!

Love,

Jessica

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Once upon a time, a long time ago, when the internet wasn’t even a word and cellphones weren’t a thing of the future but just non-existent, a beautiful chateau was built on a ledge overlooking the Midi- Pyrénées, en route to Plateau de Baille, in the south of France in the small village of Chateau-Verdun. I am talking about Chateau de Gudanes. A magical place…

For quite a while now I am a follower of the Instagram account of this gorgeous chateau. And every single time these pictures knocked me of my feet. Every single picture looks like a fairytale. This is what I always wanted to do: restore an old castle and either live in it or open it up to the public, or both. It’s a dream and it will probably always be a dream. But Australian couple Craig and Karina Waters did it. They purchased Chateau de Gudanes and began with restoring this gem in November 2013.

Ofcourse I can tell you all about this place but the Chateau has a beautiful website that keeps every Chateau de Gudanes fan updated. Everything you want to know is on their site. Please have a look, it is such a journey! All I want to do is share this stunning place with you. To let you know it is there. Because I am completey blown away by the grandeur, even if this is still a work in progress. It’s like the past is still present. As if no one ever left. Beautiful and stunning and a big applause for this couple for taking on a HUGE project like this. It is actually more than a project, it’s a lifework. Castles like this deserve a second chance, third chance, fourth chance. Who cares, they should flourish again!

I feel like a child in a candystore just by looking at the pictures. There is so much history attached to this castle. And even if it looks like a ‘mess’ I still think it is so beautiful. All that chipped paintwork, old exposed beams painted in the most gorgeous colors, amazing old details in the woodwork, walls, ceilings and doors. It just really makes me fantasize about who lived here, who were these people, what happened there and how did they live? I get really nostalgic thinking about it and hope to visit Chateau de Gudanes one day! For those of you who love history as much as I do, you are gonna love this little piece of history.

Have a look at these beautiful, stunning pictures. It’s a fairytale isn’t it, this beautiful Chateau de Gudanes. If only the walls could talk……

Love,

Jessica

*All pictures by Chateau de Gudanes, the Instagram account of Chateau de Gudanes and Carla Coulson: http://carlacoulson.com/. Thank you for letting me share these stunning pictures!

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Hello lovelies,

Today feels like a relax Sunday. I went to the gym this morning, bought groceries and thought of this gorgeous Parisian apartment I bumped into on http://www.garancedore.fr. And so on this beuatiful Sunday, I would love to share this beautiful apartment. It is the apartment of Victoire de Taillac and Ramdane Touhami. What I love is the eclectic style and I love the fact that this home is not over-styled for the pictures. Relaxed. Just like this Sunday. To read the whole article, please go to Garance Dore!

What do you think of this pretty apartment and its eclectic style?

Have a great Sunday!

Love,

Jessica

*Pictures via Garance Dore

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Hi all,

As it so happens I was looking for pale green and black interiors. Don’t ask me why, but it was on my mind and so I was looking for this kind of interiors on Pinterest. Not found… It’s late and I’m tired. But I did find these beautiful pictures of a beautiful home.  Love at first sight! It’s the home of stylist Fiona Richardson.

Love the colors, rugs, combination of the colors and furniture. It’s classic, rough, trendy and timeless at the same time. To view the whole house and read the article, go to The Design Files. I am so in love with this house!!! It embodies everything I want for my home and future home and also the bold, daring style I am looking for.