Road trip through Austria – Salzburg

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We’ve been hitting the road for the Easter weekend to visit some of our friends all over Austria.
We planed to travel through Salzburg to Vorarlberg. So we packed our bags, loaded the car and drove from Vienna to Salzburg.
Austria is a tiny country so we arrived at our first stop – Salzburg – 3 hours later.
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We visited our friends Eva and Jacob: an Austrian-American newly-weds couple.
She’s a Graphic Designer and shop owner of Bows & Bandits, an online shop were you can buy beautiful Austrian vintage dresses and Jacob is an new-york-and-europe-based photographer. (yes, some people do have it all!)
Whenever Eva is in Austria we try to meet, so when we heared they are staying for a few weeks in Austria we didn’t hesitated to self-invite us in to their amazing apartment.
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It was a beautiful Easter morning and we had a delicious breakfast with Eva, Jacob, Eva’s parents and her Granny!
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Thank you Eva & Jacob for having us!
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Our next stop was Vorarlberg a tiny state next to the swiss boarder and totally worth a visit. There are a lot of creatives living in Vorarlberg and the architecture (traditional and new) is amazing!
We stayed with Anja (who already waited for us outside of her house … for hours!) and her family! Stay tuned for the next photos of a few days in Vorarlberg.
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interior design shop heaven – DFshop in Dornbirn

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On our little roadtrip throughout Austria we visited the small town of Dornbirn in Vorarlberg and by accident by a lucky coincidence we found ourselfes in interior design heaven:
the DFshop of Sonja Ladstätter-Fussenegger. She owns an amazing shop in Vienna too called “heimweh” (homesick), which I can highly recommend but the DFshop in Dornbirn just blew my mind!

It is a bigger version of heimweh paired with an awesome factory sale of Fussenegger textile, an old austrian textile company specialized on high quality blankets and covers.
Read the whole story about David Fussenegger on their website.
So if you’re ever near the Bodensee region or in Vorarlberg go and visit the DFshop you won’t regret it! (even the building – the old David Fussenegger factory – is worth a visit!) The products are extremly well curated and selected and they stock some amazing brands like house doctor.
We bought two beautiful cosy blankets and some small decorations for the treehouse!
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I finally got all photos from our trip to Vorarlberg ready and I’ll share some of them with you next week.
Have a great weekend and stay tuned…

 

 

Paint Party

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Last weekend I’ve invited some of my dearest girlfriends over and we had a little painting party. Nothing fancy just a casual get together, eating delicious sweets and by the way painting the treehouse interior walls.
Thank you Ladies for spending mothers day with(out our mums but with) me instead at the treehouse.
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First of all we prepared everything: we (Uli, miss ladybird and I) taped the windowframes with masking tape (I can highly recommend the pink, blue or yellow tape from Tesa) while Martin and Kari clean brushed the ceiling (Do you remember this!? and there was STILL a lot of dirt left between the planks..) It was a mess but the two worked their way through this unrewarding task!
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Miss ladybird showed fullest physical play masking the frames!
And because we ran out of ladders she built herself a little ACC block step.
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I was exited to see the first drops of color and to finally try it not just with sample paints.
We went for strong white (No. 2001) from Farrow&Ball – the estate emulsion.
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You could see right after the first few brush strokes that the paint was perfect!
The result was amazing: the walls have such a soft and almost velvet look and feel. (I’ll post some proper after photos next week as soon as I got the chance to see/photograph everything in daylight). Farrow & Ball paints are pricy but in my opinion they are totally worth it! I ordered two 5 liter buckets but we needed just 1,5 buckets (approx. 7l!). We didn’t even use primer first so that’s an amazing high coverage result!
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After we painted the whole house in strong white miss ladybird and I painted one last wall in the bathroom chappel green.
It was almost dark outside and it looked pretty intense … I guess I have to see the result of it at normal daylight to get an idea if it’s too dark or if it’s just fine.
But I like the tint of chappell green a lot because it will look green or blue depending on the colors you combine it with…

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By the way…
I wanted to thank Uta for her beautiful post about our treewindow!
Danke meine Liebe! Take a look at her blog she’s a crafty lady and does amazing things!