Monday, August 29, 2011

A Touch of Violet

Violet  is one of my favorite colors since I can recall. I wasn't a pink gal, I was a purple and lillac lover. However, I just came to realize I generally don't think about lillac for decor. Perhaps it's because it's quite a strong color, and it would easilly get messed up if not used in the right proportions and tones (think girly or tacky). Doing it carefully, though, I think it can be quite a statement.

I know violet is not right for everybody, but what do you think?

My favorite pics:
the happy door (that very violet is amazing)
and the succulents
(see how lovely it goes with turquoise?)

Have yourself a happy day!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Stylish and Happy Doll House

I've always liked doll houses. In fact, I firmly believe my design addiction grew on me since I was a little girl, all because of doll houses. I had one, I still secretly keep the tiny furniture. Even now in my early thirties with a girl who's begining to leave toys behind, I still feel an irresistible attraction towards doll houses. I want them all. And making my own doll house is even more appealing to me, because it involves everything I like: houses, interior design, tiny things, DIYing, crafting, you name it!

So I guess you'll know by now my amazing surprise with the lovely house Megan from mouse house made for her girls.


Ain't it a beauty? She's fun, happy, and full of details! She's got it all, especially tiny towels, frames, art, a craft room, all made by the amazing  Megan.
It gets me thinking I should make a doll house too. Although I guess I should finish doing my real home before I make a doll one, right? =)
P.S. There are a few days left before the giveaway closes, so join us! You have the chance to win a beautiful enamel sign, courtesy of Ramsing. For more info on how to participate, click here!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

DIY- The Perfect Lamp for Kids

Looking for a simple yet amazing DIY for the weekend? I found it at matsutake, with her gorgeous stuffed animal lamp. It's perfect for any kid's room for your kids or as a present. Just take any animal made of fabric, coat it with a fabric stiffener, pull out all stuffing, and stuff the light string inside (be sure to use LED lights only if you don't want safety issues- and of course we don't, do we?)

Easy-peasy. And delightful.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

GIVEAWAY Ramsign Enamel Signs

Hi friends! I am so happy to be sharing good news with you today.
There's a giveaway in Casa Haus, yay!!!!

This giveaway is brought to you by Ramsign, a small Danish firm specializing since 1991 in the manufacture of genuine hand-craft signs. Ramsign offers original design and glossy enamel, with a 30-year warranty and free worldwide delivery. Wow. 

Don't you just love them already?

Take a look at some of their gorgeous signs.

These house plaques are so lovely, full of character and personality.

They'd be great in a beautiful cottage, or anywhere you want them.
I really love them! They feel so romantic to me.

Best of all, Ramsign is giving one house number plaque to one lucky winner.

Elegibility to win one house number plaque from Ramsign:

1) Visit Ramsign  and pick your favorite plaque style, then share it in a comment in this entry. Be sure to leave your email address for me to contact you if you are the lucky one.
2) For a second chance to win, write a blog post in your blog with link to Casa Haus, and share the good news! Become a google follower and leave another comment with the link.
3) For a third chance to win, link to this giveaway in Twitter, then leave a comment with your Twitter link.
4) For a fourth chance to win, link to this giveaway in Facebook, then leave a comment with your FB profile.

Giveaway ends August 30th at 8:00 p.m. PST. One winner chosen at random from all contestants from Casa Haus English and Casa Haus Español. Open worldwide.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Exposed Bricks


There's something I love and cannot get enough of with brick walls. I find it a gorgous resource for decorating. Rustic meets modern and chic is definitely one of my favorite design styles. I love its rich texture, especially the white kind of washed ones. Pair it up with a chandelier, and voilá, you've got yourself a winner!

So, if you're fortunate enough to have a brick wall, I would definitely recommend making it the star of the room.

This time, I think I can't make up my mind.
Do you have a single favorite?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Ideas - Kitchen Nooks and Banquettes

A great way to start the day for me would be by having a nice breakfast in a gourgeous kitchen banquette. I'm so in love with these little nooks. I find them romantic and just amazing. They're an excellent way to save space if you have a tiny home, with sofas or built-ins. They all look incredible to me, do you agree?
Have a beautiful and inspired day :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Powder Blue

via HGTV

Gorgeous home of Jennifer López in California, via veranda

J.Lo's amazingly beautiful kitchen. veranda

One of my all-time favorite colors is blue. I love its range of tones, from deep, ocean blue, to aqua. While turquoise is still one of my top ranked, I've come to realize that for my home walls I like having a softer tone, one that doesn't steal attention from the decor, but instead, enhances it. And that's where Powder Blue comes handy. I love it. I even love its name. It is an idillic color because it combines blue's natural serenity with gray's neutrality. Plus, it looks amazing in any room!
Actually, I'm thinking about using powder blue for one of my rooms at home. Can you tell which one it is?
Hoping your week is going great!