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! 

1 juni 2017

Hello Friday... the alternative to green

Yellow was never my colour. Until my young son chose it as his favourite at the young age of 2. Now I love how bright and sunny it is. And are you like me and do you lack green fingers. Than cactus is the way to go! This wallpaper is a dream. I have loved the watercolor cactus wallpaper by Anewall the first time I saw it. Never thought anything would top it until this one. The sturdy lamp is by a Dutch Designer called Floris Hovers. I met him the first time I visited the Dutch Design week. Bring it all together and you create a lovely room for a modern family.


Floris Hovers stoklamp black for Functionals | Print Urban Jungle 1 | YorkeLee Typography wall art family | Milton and King wallpaper cactus yellow day | Fest Amsterdam Avenue love seat | Foxrider tricycle black | Menu Turning side table | Seletti black monkey lamp | Wool rug Karin black by Brita Sweden

30 mei 2017

Kids Tuesday... crisp clean with a touch of blue

How do you achieve a bright, crisp yet welcoming bedroom? I would go for a white based wallpaper such as this tiled one and add some extra pattern, an accent colour (love the midnight blue) and a statement piece like this oversized wall light. It's ok to go a little bit bold on some items. After all aren't these the images we repin all the time? Add the unexpected and you create something special.
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Wallpaper Milton and King Tile Progress | Wall lamp Chicago by It's about Romi | Art print Messy bear don't care | Art print Mr Jack by Mrs Mighetto | Tassels throw by Kip & Co | Pillow case slate linnen diagonal stripe by Castle and Things | Pillow case slate linnen floral by Castle and Things | Dots duvet cover by Crisp Sheets | Lightbox long by Little Lovely Company