People who inspire me: Claudetta Böttcher

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It is time for a new feature in my blog series ‘People who inspire me’ and today I want to introduce you to a German fellow blogger with a wonderful style: Claudetta Böttcher of ‘Do it but do it now’. The Berlin based blogger is an ongoing inspiration for me: Her photography has that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’, maybe a sort of Berlin vibe, her interior style is full of personality and beautiful vintage objects, and well she has a photogenic cat too. Good prerequisites for such a feature, right? But let’s have a closer look into the work and home of Claudetta.

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interior, interior styling, vintage, Berlin home, Berlin interiors, German interior bloggers, blogger style, People who inspire me, vintage style

interior, interior styling, vintage, Berlin home, Berlin interiors, German interior bloggers, blogger style, People who inspire me, vintage style

interior, interior styling, vintage, Berlin home, Berlin interiors, German interior bloggers, blogger style, People who inspire me, vintage style

Claudetta’s home is a sort of epitome of Berlin interior style to me. Raw concrete walls are paired with vintage furniture, fleamarket finds, art, plants, and a cat of course. And the total result is more than the sum of its parts: It is a very personal, vibrant, and inspiring home. Claudetta is not only talented when it comes to interior styling though. Her photography is remarkably beautiful. Whenever I see a new pic on her Instagram account, I am fascinated. But then again why do I wonder – she works as a freelance photographer so obviously she is a great photographer and knows how to immortalize beautiful scenes.

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interior, interior styling, vintage, Berlin home, Berlin interiors, German interior bloggers, blogger style, People who inspire me, vintage style

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Claudetta has been blogging on ‘Do it but do it now’ for more than three years and covers topics such as interiors, DIY projects, food, Berlin lifestyle, and travels. Recently she went on a trip to Belgrade and I loved her travel reports from the Serbian capital. This inspiring mix is already pretty attractive to me, but I think I am mostly in love with her work about interiors. Probably it is also her soft spot for plants that catches my eye whenever I see her work. And that cute cat helps too – and hey, isn’t today the World Cat Day? How very appropriate!

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interior, interior styling, vintage, Berlin home, Berlin interiors, German interior bloggers, blogger style, People who inspire me, vintage style

Another great side effect of reading Claudetta’s blog: She has excellent Berlin travel tips! So if you ever consider a trip to the German capital, make sure to check Claudetta’s Berlin section on her blog. Great coffee places, restaurants, shops, and other very ‘instagrammable’ places in Berlin are featured on her blog alongside inspiring home stories. Also one of my all-time Berlin favorites is featured on her blog – see it HERE.

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interior, interior styling, vintage, Berlin home, Berlin interiors, German interior bloggers, blogger style, People who inspire me, vintage style

I hope you enjoyed the little introduction to the work of Claudetta Böttcher and her inspiring blog. Make sure to check out her blog ‘Do it but do it now’ as well as her cool Instagram account. See you next week with a new story from the ‘People who inspire me’!

Photography by Claudetta Böttcher, portrait photo by Jules Villbrandt

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Our Seattle Townhouse Tour

Welcome to Kylee’s Seattle Townhouse tour! Hi friends! I’m back! And so soon, can you believe it?! I’m determined to share here more and also determined to get more done on my townhouse. Since I recently updated you on my living room and new sofa (you can catch up on that post here if you […]

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Modern Coastal Farmhouse Style: Get the Look

Modern Coastal FarmhouseCreate a beautiful home with modern coastal farmhouse style. Last year my girls and I went to the Street of Dreams in Portland. We hope to go again this year if we can squeeze it in! We used to go every year when we lived there. You might remember me sharing about my visit to […]

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Collecting Pretty Vases, Vessels and Pitchers

Want to decorate your home with simplicity and style? Collect pretty vases, vessels and pitchers to hold seasonal organic elements. Pretty Vases Simplifying your home doesn’t mean it can’t have pretty things in it. You don’t have to have entirely empty surfaces, tables and shelves. If you’re like me, you likely love to see pretty […]

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Dreamy Garden Shed in Munich

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garden shed, Munich, interior styling, urban gardening, Schrebergarten, München

Some people dream of fast cars, luxury fashion, big villas. I dream of a little garden shed. A little allotment somewhere in the city where the borders between city life and countryside blur. Imagine a little allotment where you can grow your own veggies, fruits, herbs, flowers. And in the middle there is a dreamy garden shed. A little refuge for the urban dweller where you reconnect with Mother Nature. Sounds like fantasy? Well guess what: I found such a dreamy garden shed right here in Munich.

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garden shed, Munich, interior styling, urban gardening, Schrebergarten, München

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garden shed, Munich, interior styling, urban gardening, Schrebergarten, München

The charming owner (tenant would be more correct as you rent such allotments from the city here in Germany) is young, talented, and very creative. I met Ben on Instagram a while ago and fell in love with his snapshots from his garden shed. At one point I decided to contact him and suggest a little blog series. Much to my joy he was all game.

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garden shed, Munich, interior styling, urban gardening, Schrebergarten, München

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garden shed, Munich, interior styling, urban gardening, Schrebergarten, München

Ben has been the tenant of this garden shed for the past five years. When he took it over from an elderly couple it was the cliché garden shed of a retired German couple. Lots of wood panelling everywhere, a traditional corner seat, plastic garden furniture. Two months later Ben transformed the garden and the garden shed into a dreamy haven with lots of personality.

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garden shed, Munich, interior styling, urban gardening, Schrebergarten, München

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garden shed, Munich, interior styling, urban gardening, Schrebergarten, München

The garden turned into a wild grove of flowers, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Red currants, apples, raspberries grow next to pumpkins, salads, cucumbers, courgettes, tomatoes. The air in the garden is rich with scents of basil, rosemary, thyme. The pebbled pathway invites the visitor to roam around and discover the bounty of nature on a tiny little allotment.

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garden shed, Munich, interior styling, urban gardening, Schrebergarten, München

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garden shed, Munich, interior styling, urban gardening, Schrebergarten, München

The garden shed itself is a little dream come true. Ben painted the wooden panelling white and added thrifted furniture pieces to the little shed. Table, chairs, a cupboard, a daybed, a bench – everything is vintage and perfectly matches the atmosphere. Old copper pots and pans adorn the wall in the kitchen corner, whereas above the daybed a personal collection of ceramics, souvenirs, stones, and dried flowers attract the beholder’s eye. Ceramics is also a catchword here! Ben is not only great in growing fruits and vegetables and styling interiors, he also is a super talented ceramicist.

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garden shed, Munich, interior styling, urban gardening, Schrebergarten, München

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garden shed, Munich, interior styling, urban gardening, Schrebergarten, München

garden shed, Munich, interior styling, urban gardening, Schrebergarten, München

The majority of ceramics is handmade in Ben’s garden shed. Cups, bowls, vases – all made by Ben himself. Even the big salad bowl is handmade as well as the ceramic lampshade above the table in the shed. He also made the wind chimes and the chandelier on the porch. And all the flower arrangements are made by Ben too. I need not mention that all the flowers come from his garden. Now if I tell you that he is a great cook and bakes delicious cakes and cookies too, will you believe me? Is this guy for real?!

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garden shed, Munich, interior styling, urban gardening, Schrebergarten, München

garden shed, Munich, interior styling, urban gardening, Schrebergarten, München

garden shed, Munich, interior styling, urban gardening, Schrebergarten, München

I am not done with my praise for Ben and his manifold talents. During my visit Ben showed me his beehives behind the shed. Recently he collected his first batch of homemade honey from his hives and I got a little jar to take home with me. Then it was barbecue time. Ben prepared some veggies from the garden, yummy sausages, and a homegrown salad. This was perfectly accompanied by ice cold apple ciders and infused water on the porch. That Sunday evening felt like an instant vacation on the countryside yet I was a 15 minutes bus drive away from my downtown home!

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garden shed, Munich, interior styling, urban gardening, Schrebergarten, München

garden shed, Munich, interior styling, urban gardening, Schrebergarten, München

garden shed, Munich, interior styling, urban gardening, Schrebergarten, München

garden shed, Munich, interior styling, urban gardening, Schrebergarten, München

When I featured pics of Ben’s garden shed on Instagram, people told me that I should get myself such an allotment too. Oh believe me I’d love to but the waiting lists are eternal. I also heard of people who were even refused to be put on waiting lists as those were too long already. After all it looks like I am not the only one dreaming of a little garden shed in the city. But a boy can dream, right?

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garden shed, Munich, interior styling, urban gardening, Schrebergarten, München

Follow Ben on Instagram for more inspiration! And for all of you who read/understand German here is a book suggestion: ‘Lust auf Laube’ is looking at the new movement of urban dwellers and their allotments by presenting 20 examples from all over Germany. The book is published by DVA and you can get it HERE. Happy dreaming!

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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Summer Decorating: Finding Joy in Simplicity

We are coming up on our two year anniversary of moving into our home! Even though in many ways it feels like we’ve lived here for a long time, in other ways I feel like this home and property and I are still getting acquainted. I was thrilled last summer (our first summer here) to […]

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People who inspire me: María Vázquez Vizoso

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It is time for a new feature in my blog series ‘People who inspire me’, don’t you agree? And today I am taking you all the way to sunny Madrid in Spain. I want you to meet María Vázquez Vizoso, the creative mind behind the blog Dr. Livinghome. If you are not familiar with María’s work so far, you will be up for a treat! Dr. Livinghome is a perfect name for her blog. Although I would say she is also some kind of wizard when it comes to transforming spaces. She is known for her awesome before & after projects and I will share a few highlights here too.

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Why do I love María’s work? Well when you look at her Instagram account, it is pretty obvious. Just like me, she likes plants, vintage items, a personal and affordable style. No luxury, no over-styled spaces. Instead you will find many DIY projects and simple ideas to inspire you to transform your home too. Spreading this inspiration with a vibrant, warm, and cool style and showing how you can redecorate your home on a budget and with a sustainable twist, that is the magic of Dr. Livinghome.

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Honestly, whenever I see one of María’s DIY projects in her home (which she uses as a sort of decor lab as she says), I wish I were a better DIY person. With more skills and more time at hand. But even though I am not as good with DIYs as María is, her blog still ignites ongoing inspiration and ideas for my own home decor projects. Can we talk about her bedroom makeover for example? Oh my! That floating plant shelf above the bed, that bedspread! Of course these are all María’s own DIY ideas.

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If I move to a bigger place one day (Lord, do you hear my prayers?) I think I need to hire María for a few decor projects. I would love to include some of her handmade artwork in my home, or such a wonderful throw, or even get a vintage sideboard upcycled by her? The ideas are abundant!

Photography by María Vázquez Vizoso

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Exciting news! :)

Hey y’all. So, I have no words. And that’s pretty rare around here. But, I can’t even with you guys! How did I get so lucky to have friends like you? SO GRATEFUL! The amount of support that you guys gave us for our rug designs in the Dash & Albert competition was UNBELIEVABLE! You literally gave me […]

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