Barcelona, Spain

Whenever I’m in need of a little design inspiration, a sure place to look is the great continent. I hopped over to Barcelona, Spain to see what the ladies of the Iberian Peninsula had cooking!

dolo grandfather clock stuffed doll

Misako Mimoko creates little stuffies – dolls, brooches, and necklaceswith lots of personality and a nod to the past. I followed a link in her shop announcement to find this little embroidery pattern, inspired by one of her dolls, that you can download and use to embellish a tea towel or pillow.

textile brooch by akka design

If you love bright color, simple design, and easy-to-wear accessories that add real punch to an outfit, check out akka design. Laura, the proprietress, has been designing her way around Europe and is now making her home in Barcelona.

little princess brooch by berreca

How fabulous is this little cameo? Berreca creates adorable textile cameos to add a little class to your wardrobe!

animal mobile by neruuu

Imaginario de Neruuu is full of fabulous brightly colored prints but what really caught my eye was this black & white mobile. My poor daughter was a deprived of a mobile because I could not find anything that fit the aesthetic I wanted to raise her in (ooh..that sounds snobby!). This, however, would have been perfect. And then I could have just decorated the walls of the nursery with her prints!

Fabric Baskets by Paleiolochic Home Decor

I know storage is a major problem for lots of us. When we need it, there’s never enough – when we don’t need our storage vessels, they take up too much room! Enter collapsible fabric baskets by Paleolochic Home Decor. The rest of the shop is stocked with fabulous items perfect for your next hostess or housewarming gift!

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