4 augustus 2017

Hello Friday - For the hopeless romantics with a desire for some glamorous design





I like to mix and match styles and textures. Starting point for this blog was the floral wallpaper. It asked for some additonal romantic but daring pieces to keep the excitement flowing. And some contrast with slick design for the furniture. All it needs in addition is a pretty wooden floor in just the right tone to compliment the style of the interior.

Wallpaper fable dark floral via Spoonflower | Vita EOS large grey pendant lamp via Nordic Blends | Bird 3 print by Marielle Leenders via Juniqe | Odea 4-seat sofa by Roche Bobois | Cable light floor lamp by Patrick Hartog Design via VT Wonen | HK Living Blue extra overdyed large rug via Fonq | Them side table by Designed by Them in Australia

Difficult to find the right wallpaper? I hope by now my blog proves to be one where you can source a original selection of wallpapers. Still not happy with the options? Try websites such as Spoonflower where you can find a wide range of dessins by numerous illustrators. You can order either fabrics or wallpaper. Another similar site in Europe is Motiflow.

For furniture I tend to source the same websites but somehow this time I landed on the Roche Bobois site. Remember that brand from when I was young. Maybe my grandparents had a sofa from that brand. And this artwork! Wow what a stunner. It's a commercial print so easy on the wallet but definately a lust for the eye.

HK living will always find a warm spot in my heart. I love how this brand has developped and what an international succes it is. When I had my own online business they approached me to sell their wooden tables, serving platters and stools. At the time I didn't really see the potential so declined. Now I wish I could live in a at least 50% HK Living decorated home. Open invitation to this brand... knock on my door again please.


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1 augustus 2017

Kids Tuesday... 'mature' wallpapers for kids rooms are unexpected but a lot of fun!

This bedroom styling is definitely inspired by some room I've pinned on Pinterest. I see more and more usage of quite 'mature' wallpapers in kids room and I love it. Expect the unexpected is what makes a kids room stand out for me. And it's smart to use photo from a room you feel inspired by as a red line for the design of your own space. You'll always source items that fit your own taste or budget to make it a good fit for your family. Here I've used quite a few popular brands such as Numero74. You see them all over the internet but as long as you give the styling your own twist it's ok. Plus the choice of fabric and colour is spot on in their collection. Can't beat that!

And can I add one more little secret... The rug is by Lorena Canals and is designed so that you can wash it in your machine!! The looks of an antique berber with the comfort of being able to scrub off your kids spills in the room. Yay!!! sorry that kind of stuff excites me.

Wallpaper Raphael blue by Sandberg | Garland by Numero 74 via Lidor | Print Ashley Goldberg via Etsy | Bedding stripes via Jotex | Bedding Ashes of Roses stone Washed via Rafa-Kids | Paper lantern turtle via Studio Pop Object (various colours available) | Pillow ROCK by Numero 74 | Rattan junior bed via Vintage lab 15 | Lorena Canals bereber beige via May and Fay Here are some of the images that inspired me to do a styling with this wallpaper from my Pinterest kids rooms board:

And don't forget.... machine washable!!! When in the Netherlands or Belgium visit the May and Fay shop (with free shipping). For International orders I would refer to the Lorena Canals website. 

28 juli 2017

Hello Friday.... lazy days in bed ask for layers of luxurious bedding and a stunning bedroom

A bedroom should be a little sanctuary. A parents safe haven yet also inviting for the kids to spend weekend mornings together on the big bed. I've gone for a young fresh and modern look with some contracting colours.

Love the deep dark rug from Habitat. Nice big size with the measurement of 200 x 300 cm and the fringe gives a fun playful effect. Last year I discovered Society of Wanderers in Australia and boy do they understand bedding with that little bit of extra umpfh. Ruffles, quilted blankets in fun prints with a bit of a washed finish... seriously you had me at 'hello'. If the bedding seems a bit above what you normally would pay than get creative. I've chosen very affordable bed side tables from the Swedish company Jotex. And again with the lights... one more expensive designer one (turned out not very expensive actually) and one very affordable one from Jotex. It's all about making smart combination. Both in design and in price.





 Wallpaper by Milton and King (yes it is becoming a favourite) | Aztec wall hanger by HK Living | Pink wall light by Jotex | Stool sets as bed side tables by Jotex | Bedding by Society of Wanderers (do check this site out as it is amazing) | &Tradition mega bulb pendant light gold | Extra large rug 'Arnold' in natural jute by Habitat


25 juli 2017

Kids Tuesday - A playroom paradise with lots of toys for learning by young children

I love a good play area for kids that provides them enough space to take out their toys and let their imagination run loose. Flexibility is much needed as kids have so many options these days they are used to switch from one activity into the other. Cause one minute they want to climb, and the next they want to play (or relax) on a wobbel board. In this soothing green environment kids are being encouraged to explore and learn.



Flexible wall bars by It's Kaos | Fabric cactus by Fiona Walker (I love this, cannot locate them on her site but still available in many shops if you google) | Wallpaper Shibori stripe in Green by Milton and King Wallpaper | Music notes poster by We Are Squared | Weave bowls (more colours available) by Crayon Chick | Wobbel board linnen whitewash | Kids rug Paradishopp by It's Kaos

I found a magazine the other day with an interview about my early days of blogging (I started in 2008 can you imagine!!). At the time as an extension of my online shop (that I don't have anymore) and to share my passion of interior. My thoughts were my online shop is a window display full of images of product and not from the atmosphere. I try to create the atmosphere in my collages but sometimes it needs to be complimented by the styled images of the brands themselves. So I will do this more often when I feel it necessary. To underline how awesome the products I select are. Do make sure you also watch this video showing you the versatile ways of using the Wobbel board.

Please note, none of the items in this post have been sponsored. It is all truly based on my personal love and interest and a untamed desire to share.

18 juli 2017

Kids Tuesday.... a teenage boys room

Let me start by pointing out this post was not sponsored. It is more a matter of holidays and still wanting to post inspirations. To make it a bit easier on myself I've done a one shop stop. A place where I always feel inspired and the urge to buy more than my wallet can carry. All the items on this collage together can be bought for only 432 euros. With lamp, rug, poof, stool etc. I did add two sale items. But it's not a bad price to teen up a boys room. Downside for international readers, it is a Dutch shop. Upside... they do ship internationally from their online shop. 

Wall lamp | Wired word 'Dream' | Chair twister | Bedding tiger 140 x 220 cm | ethnic rug | Leather poof | Yellow wicker basket

7 juli 2017

Hello Friday, let's go to bed!

It's weekend and for us the school holidays are about to start. I'll still be blogging on a regular basis. Inspiration doesn't stop just because school is in reces. Here is some bedroom inspiration for you. This was part of my VT Wonen 10.000 euro grand price entry. Didn't win (nor did I expect to as there are 50.000+ participents) but it's good fun to think about your wishes for a bedroom sanctuary. 
Wallpaper blue flowers by Kek Amsterdam | Wooden hand by HAY | Wave lamp by Snowpuppe | mirror by HAY | bedding by Crisp Sheets Amsterdam | Tray table by HAY


30 juni 2017

Hello Friday.... a room full of art and object

Sometimes I come across a home on Pinterest that seems to be from an artist. Full of eclectic objects, well selected art pieces and some touches of timeless design. I often envy those homes because they don't look at trend, just at style and taste. Doesn't matter what is popular on Instagram or where the pieces come from. Some collected during travels, others purchased at a local art gallery.

Artwork Willian Santiago found on Pinterest | Vintage Moroccan wool rug by ABC Home | Non Random lamp by Moooi | Fest Amsterdam muse table lamp | Rifle Paper & Co Terai chair via Anthropologie 

27 juni 2017

Kids Tuesday.... a floral theme in a girls play area

I did an online test the other day to find out what type you are. From every question I got I chose whatever image held the most colours. So without a doubt this weeks inspiration had to be filled with colours. And why not start with flowers as they come in an array of bright tones. 

Wallpaper Rebel Walls May Meadow | Pendant lamp Muuto Ambit | XOX postcard (if only this was a poster) by Sarah Maxey | Poster I like my mess (at a nice SALE price) | table and chair by Ferm Living kids | colourful rug from new collection of Land of Nod | Firenze kids chair by Whkmp's Own (at a nice SALE price)

20 juni 2017

Kids Tuesday... a little boys room, still sweet with a hint of adventure

Yesterday I assisted a photoshoot for one of my freelance clients. So much fun to do as we got to set up in the showroom of a beautiful kids shop. There were so many brands I really like. Here is a little boys room styling inspired by some of the brands they have and items they sell. Sweet for a little boy, playful by using character cushions and little adventurous by the fishing, camping, sea theme.

Wallpaper Harry's indian world by Ted and Tone | Print 'creatures of the class chondrichthyes' via Etsy | Yellow balloon cushion by Petit Picotin | Wooden play animals by Liewood | Bedding by Liewood | Smile sign by Petit Picotin | Pillow cloud by Liewood | Cushion Fox ink by Comomile London | Cushion house large by Camomile London


16 juni 2017

Hello Friday.... some bathroom inspiration

Sometimes my brain works in a funny way. I see a fun piece of artwork on Pinterest and my mind starts to decorate a bathroom. Must have something to do with the naked ladies swimming with tigers or something. Who knows! Thank goodness for my blog where I can ventilate the results of these fun brain waves. Here's some bathroom inspiration.

Image 1 | Image 2 | Just Swim artwork by Monica Ramos | Bath sheet Raina by Cotton ON | Tooth brush by HAY | Pocket organizer by Normann Copenhagen | Flip mirror blush by Normann Copenhagen | Towel ladder Norm by Menu | Botanicals body wash pomegranate by Cotton on BodyWhy did I pin those three images? The first one because I like the contrast between the shades of green and the pale pink and coral. Plus an open paint can photo creates a lovely colour palet for moodboards. The middle image (the bathroom one) because I otherwise propably would not have thought of putting these tiles vertical instead of horizontal and I like this 200% better. The one on the right was love at first sight. I am still to find out of this piece was turned into posters cause if yes I want one!