Transylvania Loft Treehouse

This week’s interior is something really special. I’ve always loved people or places with an original story, and I think this treehouse is beyond originality. The location is surrounded by pure nature, and everything encourages you to go back to the basics. However, this treehouse if a fully functional 1 bedroom interior combined with a kitchenette and a bathroom with a shower. I love the huge windows letting in the abundance of natural light, not to mention the fantastic view of the surroundings. The idea of living (even if it’s only for a few days) in a treehouse is über nice, you have the chance to try living in symbiosis with Mother Nature, to contemplate and to understand what’s important to get a hygge moment in a hygge interior.

The high ceilings painted into white give the impression of a spacious room. The dark window frames are great contrasts of the white interior. The comfy bed and the linens are the extras to make sure you feel at home in the middle of nature.

I think that we are lucky to have this kind of location in our region available for bookings. I was very thrilled also of The Hermit – a cabin in Gura Haitii, Suceava featured not so long time ago on the blog.

These days when we are working from home (or from anywhere where we have Wi-fi), I suddenly realized how great it would be to sit on this private deck, having my morning coffee and admiring the Retezat Mountains. I think I could get used to this.

The Transylvania Loft Treehouse is available on Airbnb for bookings, and Gabriela and Rareș have other great places too for renting, like the Transylvania Treehouse. They can also be found on Facebook so do not hesitate to contact them for a nice experience. If you are eager to visit Romania, this is the place you need to be.


Photo credits: @transylvanialogcabins– shared with friendly permission

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A lovely Scandi home in the countryside

After a hectic week, it’s always super relaxing for me to write an article about an interior. I was happy when Viktoria confirmed that I may share her photos on my blog. It means another week with another lovely Nordic nest. The reason for opting for her home was the pieces that captured my attention. Of course, the refurnished treasures from the past. Her kitchen is a 100% Scandinavian kitchen with neutral cabinets, vintage details, and Nordic wallpaper.

This lovely home is in a village outside of Umeå, a relatively small city in Easter Sweden, known for its museums. Viktoria is a photographer, a digital content creator, and a collaborator (having her dedicated blog section) on the site. She is living in this house with her husband and their two children, Wilhelm and Julie. Her Instagram feed is full of great inspiration for interior design ideas and for life in the countryside. She even has a nice conservatory that worth checking her feed, not to mention the cute small rabbits 

This pantry door is an original piece reconditioned and placed in a great focal point corner in the kitchen. It’s a perfect match with the wallpaper and the wooden walls.

I fell in love with this cabinetry instantly when I saw it. Its patina is irresistible. Vintage pieces add extra hygge feeling to an interior.

This is a Matisse pendant from Globen Lighting, recently purchased by Viktoria. It adds a delicate touch to the dining area next to the CH24 Wishbone chairs, another love of my life 😉 In my head, the concept of a chair starts and ends with this chair. Period.

The famous Pimpernel William Morris wallpaper, present in almost every Scandi home. If you ever want to buy quality wallpaper, do it from the Wallpaperdirect. These guys are great, they have a HUGE collection of wallpapers and although they are locate in the USA, they have a great support team who answers promptly to your questions. They even send samples if needed and they are shipping world wide. We’ve purchased our wallpaper from the bedroom from them, and I was very pleased with their services.

What a lovely interior, a perfect home tour that makes you cuddling up under a blanket with a hot tea and keep your eyes away from this rainy weather. Spring, where are you? I mean really, where? Where is your refreshing sunshine?


Photo credits: @viktoriaholmgren– shared with her friendly permission

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La Belle Vue – a perfect place to start the summer

The summer is almost here so the La Belle Vue B&B is the perfect inspiration for the upcoming sunny days. This place is located in French, but the proud owners, Yvonne and Micke are from Sweden (heh, almost everything on this blog is from there). The house was originally built in 1857 by the wealthiest winegrowers, and in the cellar there is still the completely intact wine system with five large wine tanks. Can you imagine that? No wonder why you can book, along with your staying, for a wine making workshop. Beside this, there are plenty other activities, like yoga sessions, running week, bicycle tours that can be combined with your trip.

What I love the most, it’s that Yvonne and her husband tried to keep everything with in its original format and shape. You know that I love interiors that have a little bit of patina and reflect the time passed. They reconditioned carefully those pieces that were already in the house and they also purchased interior pieces from local flea markets, antic shops and old French ladies. Isn’t this fantastic? This way they managed to decorate each room differently. I guess the only common in the rooms is the comfort. Look at those walls and wallpapers. The floor tiles are the original ones, hand-made decades ago, of course reconditioned during the renovation.

Enough of me, I let you enjoy the French country side and the view to Spain from this great location.

In the dining room there is this vintage closet full of locale, hand-made treasures, all done by ladies. Not that I would be a feminist, but I think that promoting artisanal stuff locally produced adds an extra value to the things. I spotted the lamp shades. How about you, did anything captured your curiosity, or the chandelier took all your attention? It is definitely a strong focal point in this room.

They have an outside pool too next to the exterior summer kitchen, so if you are still hesitating to book a stay, I think this view can resolve your dilemma. You can find out more about this gorgeous location on their Instagram feed, a perfect inspiration for your next holiday 😉

Have a lovely weekend my friends!


Photo credits: @La Belle Vue – shared with friendly permission

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Compartment No. 3 – when simplicity meets taste

Australia is full of great interiors with great designs. I’m following a few interior design studios for some time now and they always manage to impress me with something that I’ve never seen before. I’m a huge fan of the Never Too Small YouTube channel focused on small, award-winning Australian interiors. I might even get addicted to their videos 🙂

Sophie Bowers’ 50 sqm apartment captured my attention for its calm feeling, clear lines, and simplicity. No wonder why, as she is a fan of Danish design, the color palette used in this interior is proof of that. Danish people are using and combining colors like no one else on this planet. The apartment was built in 1926 and now is the home of Sophie, her husband Josh, and their 2 super duper cute little dogs, Billy and Remy.

The apartment was designed by her own design studio – Strutt Studios – in art deco style. I particularly like the genius solution of storage in the kitchen, especially the pantry. We have a similar one too, a huge one and I’m telling you, my friends, you can store things enough for an army in something like this.

I hope you enjoy the tour as much as I do, Sophie’s voice is simply music to my ears.


Featured image: Strutt Studios
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