Trend: Nesting Tables


Nesting tables have been around forever but lately they are popping up more than usual. You see them in all styles and designs, from sophisticated glam to Scandanavian simple designs and there is even an Ikea design this season. The doubled or tripled up tables were traditionally used for small activities in the home like needlepoint or games of chess. They then evolved into pieces to offer reading nooks, or a place for displaying treasured collectibles, floral arrangements and books. Today, the nesting tables are more than just an occasional table or decorative table next to the sofa. They are increasingly used as coffee tables. They are after all much easier to move around, and they don’t take up so much space as a bulky coffee table. Are you going to incorporate this trend in your interior?

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1. Aisha nesting table | 2. Zuiver marble and wood | 3. Zara Home | 4. Glass and chrome | 5. Zen Lifestyle

I love these four chic designs.

chic nesting tables

1. Layla Grace | 2.  Zara Home | 3. Vera Capiz | 4. Zara Home

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Bliss in a Box: The Velves Sensebox


With that relaxing summer holiday still fresh on your mind, and a fair amount of back to work/school days  already ticked, we start to long for me-time again. Time to relax and pamper ourselves. Time to rejuvenate and soothe our senses. Time to get off that treadmill. Another holiday would be nice right now, but also a frivolous luxury, and a visit to the spa is just not the same as it was in that extravagant resort with a view on the sun-kissed waters and powdery white beach.

I discovered the best gift box you can give yourself, or your friend: The Velves Sensebox! The Sensebox is like a replenishing journey around the globe, soothing all your senses right from your own home. The gift box is filled with global finds that restore the balance in your stressfull life and make you slow down your pace. There are three different boxes to chose from, all filled with exclusive products curated by Velves’ owner Bernice Goudt. With only a few mouse-clicks you can have the box delivered to your home and pen in some me-time in your diary. Velves’ motto is: “Instead of wondering when your next trip is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.”  [continue reading after photo]

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I received the World Explorer Box packed with premium treats from different countries, including a world map to show where the gifts are from. The other boxes, Holiday Hide-out and Himalayan Delights are smaller and less expensive, so there’s something for every budget. The un-boxing is so much fun and already a treat to your senses. Each product has a story and is made by artisans with passion. Therefore everything is of high quality and a little luxury just for you.

What’s in the Sensebox?

A Woo Bottle Candle, the mini vodka – Vietnam

A scented, handmade candle with the best fragrance ever! Woo bottle candles are made of recycled bottles and beeswax by communities from different parts of the world. It gives a cozy light and the scent is really sensational. I’m officially a woo candle fan now!

Himalayan Mountain Salt – Pakistan

100% Pure pink mountain salt  from Pakistan that aids in detoxing the body. A little goes a long way in cooking with pink salt. But pink salt is especially good for a luxurious foot bath. A salt foot bath benefits the blood circulation and relaxes. Grind the salt and mix 2 teaspoons with jojoba/baby oil and a few drops of a fragrant essential oil , and you have a perfect foot scrub.

A Hammam Towel – Turkey

A soft hammam towel made by Turkish artisans to wrap around you, use as a towel, or lay as a comfort throw on your lap while reading a book.

Nablus Dead Sea Mud Soap – Palestine

A natural olive oil soap with mud from the Dead Sea made by a family business in the ancient city of Nablus in Palestine. Olive oil moisturizes and softens your skin while the 20% mud purifies and strengthens skin. Nablus Soap is suitable for daily use because it consists entirely of natural, botanical ingredients, including more than 80% virgin olive oil. Nablus Soap contains no preservatives and it is not tested on animals.

Scrub Wash Cloth - Turkey

A precious scrub wash cloth made of viscose. Scrubbing stimulates the blood circulation, exfoliates and resurfaces the skin. Combined with the Dead Sea Mud Soap you can make your skin glow and soft as a baby.

Marou Chocolate BarVietnam

Marou fair trade chocolate is really something else! After you had this chocolate you don’t want anything else. Marou is a bean-to-bar chocolate maker, meaning they make their chocolate from raw materials that are cacao and sugar. They are based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and so they are one of the very few chocolate makers working directly in the country of origin of the cacao, allowing them to work directly with cacao farmers. We all know that chocolate (scientifically proven) makes you feel good, so while soaking your feet in a salt bath, or while reading your book after the rejuvenating scrub and bathroom rituals, indulge in a piece (or two) of chocolate. In winter, melt it in milk over slow heat or in the microwave and you have a warming mug of hot chocolate.Velves World explorer senseboxIMG_8528To order your own Sensebox visit the Velves website here.

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Birger no. 1962 – Nomad Chic Home Decor


I was stunned when I learnt about and saw the new home decor brand by renowned Danish fashion designer Malene Birger. It is just wow! Birger launched her design brand last week at the Maison & Objet design fair in Paris. It is an extension of the style we are used of after seeing photos of her private homes and workspaces in her 2010 interior book ‘Life and Work‘. The new home decor brand, Birger no. 62, is a chic adaption of traditional crafts, art, and cultural influences Birger sourced in her many travels. She has a talent for adding timeless style to her designs while building bridges between different cultural art forms and crafts. She combines artisan craftmanship with modernism making the accessories and furniture pieces versatile and unique.

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The premier of her home decor line ties with the launch of her second interiors book ‘Move and Work‘ a 240 pages photo-filled publication by Teneues. Most of the photos in the book are taken by Malene herself.

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The collection is continuously updated with the exclusive ‘handpicked’ items. These are unique, individually crafted or personally selected items by Birger on her trips around the world. A handpicked item can also be a co-orperation between Malene Birger and a curated designer or craftsman. All items will be uniquely numbered and signed.

Her designs are raw, yet chic and stylish with an eclectic mix of Arab and African influences. The Birger 1962 items are sold through her own e-shop and selected wholesalers around the world.

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Slow Sunday with a scented Jewel Candle + Give-away


As the days are getting shorter, it’s time to bring out the candles again. What feels more cozy and soothing than a lighted candle while you curl up on your sofa with a stack of magazines and tea on a crisp summer evening? A scented candle makes it even more comforting. And since it is still summer, fruity fragrances like watermelon or passion fruit are also appropriate during day time. [continue reading after photo]

Slow Sunday

Lately I’ve been enjoying my watermelon scented Jewel candle: a candle with a surprise! All Jewel candles hide a piece of jewelry inside. You can only pick the fragrance and the sort of jewelry. A candle holds either a ring, earrings or a pendant with a value ranging from €10 – 250. So while you’re burning your candle the anticipation builds. Once the wax is liquid you can pull out the small foil-wrapped surprise and unwrap you treasure. [continue reading after photo]

watermelon candle

All jewels despite the worth are made of 925 sterling silver. If you’re lucky you might get a piece with real svarowski cristals, stones or pearls. And guess what? 30s Magazine is giving away a Passion Fruit scented candle with a pendant (shop value €29,95)! How to win?

  • Follow 30s Magazine on instagram – accountname @louisedemir
  • Like & share the give-away photo using the caption: #winactie from @louisedemir #30smagazine  
  • The winner will be drawn on September 25

Would you like to buy your own? As a 30s Magazine reader you get a 20% discount on every check-out. Use promotional code: 30smagazine20

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This post is sponsored. The brand compensated me with a gift. Regardless, I only recommend products I like and use and believe are good for my readers.

 

Nominated for Amara Blog Award


I’m so excited and grateful to have been nominated for an Amara interior blog award by one or more of my readers in the category Best International Blog. Thank you so much for recognizing me!  Despite if I get shortlisted for the finals, it is already a huge honour for me to be up against some of the world’s biggest and most popular blogs like Apartment Therapy and Lonny Magazine. Although I write about  more than just interior design, it is a big part of 30s Magazine with the home trend reports, table settings, design hotels and shopping tips. And every now and then I share a peek into my home, like the photos below.

However, to get shortlisted I need YOUR VOTE! I would therefore be grateful if you could take a second and vote for me, that is, if you enjoy reading 30s Magazine ofcourse. Who knows, I might get lucky…I’m definitely the underdog but never give up, right? I already feel a winner anyway with such loyal and friendly readers and followers.

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Amara is a leading luxury retailer. Because Amara believes that bloggers are an integral part of the interior design community they want to reward bloggers for all their hard work and dedication. The award ceremony will take place in the Rosewood Hotel in London and is bound to be glamourous and fun.

If you decide to vote for me, thank you! Also have a look at the other categories like e.g. design inspiration or colour inspiration blogs, where some of my friends are nominated. You may vote in multiple categories.

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