21 maart 2017

Kids Tuesday.... a modern romantic lush pinkish girls room

Girls love pink. But mommies... do we think we can shift them into a more coral shade of pink. It combines greatly with this rusty brown. And ever since I received Studio Pop Object started following me on Instagram I've been intrigued by their origami lamps. I'm pretty sure I need that fish!


Muuto shelves | Ferm LIVING desk and bench | &Klevering Amsterdam toucan coin bank | Retro Villa vintage wallpaper | Origami fish lamp by Studio Pop Object | Stackable Storage basket by Kidsdepot | Pure toy bag white by Nobodinoz | Stina floral Space rug by Urban Outfitters | Pure pouffe dolce vita pink by Nobodinoz | Blush linen scalop pillowcase by Rachel Castle Things | Fern Quilt cover by Rachel Castle Things

19 maart 2017

Hello... SUNDAY?!? I'm joining the give away of the year

Once a year the Dutch magazine VT Wonen hosts an amazing give away called #vtwonenvoorjaarshuis. You can win € 10.000,- of products from their shop. Only a few rules. It has to be the exact amount, you have to put it together on the 19th of March and it has to be items for the entire household. A restyle to get your home ready for Spring. Most likely you also have to live in the Netherlands but I'm not sure about that...


Here is the overview of what I have shopped together. Must be honest... I added a few items to the image that would be 'private collection' as you often see mentioned in the magazine. But I wanted to give an overall overview of the style I am aiming for. And things like wallpaper and certain lamps need to be added.

I also joined the give away last year and wrote a blog about it. Find my 2016 entry here. This give away has only one winner but doesn't have any losers. Cause spending an entire day putting together your ideal interior is a party for everyone. Although this year I do hope to win as I am eager to get a white floor again. And I would love to see this mood board put together in real life.

|| the grey outlines in the image are the floor plan of your home. ||

17 maart 2017

Hello Friday... am I out of control?

In this collages my starting point was a little mommy corner. Somewhere to have a moment to yourself with a good read or a little iPad moment when the kids haven't confiscated the devise. Some me-time that we all need every now and than.






Rope lamp black | Good Morning poster | Rohini printed daybed (on sale!) | Leopard pillow case by Society of Wanderers | Hoppmosse 1452 wallpaper from the Wonderland collection by Borastapeter | Terracotta Cotton crochet blanket by Society of Wanderers | Pax and Hart poster Leopard | Daybed cube by House Doctor (found one on sale!)

My love for the Scandinavian interior style that is light, functional with eye for design hasn't changed. But when living in Singapore I read the Real Living magazine a lot and the eclectic style from the Australians also really speaks to me. So I try to combine the best of both worlds.

I enjoy these collages so much. My 'creations' are getting more out of control but for me more interesting. I don't want to copy and paste the trends that I see on instagram but create my own style. Without a doubt I am influenced by the trends but I only take highlights from them.

14 maart 2017

Kids Tuesday.... step into my saloon

This weekend I enjoyed a lunch with a few fellow bloggers at Piet Hein Eek restaurant in Eindhoven. Never fails to inspire me to go there. And the fun part is we had two bloggers with us who had never been so it was nice to see it through their fresh eyes. I love a lamp combination I had seen there. For my blog I was looking for a more affordable solution to bring this style to your home.


Lamp yellow | Lamp purple | lamp red | Lamp diabolo white | Lamp blue | Lamp white | Poster cowgirl cat | Poster I should have been a cowboy | Mum & Dad factory Rock shelves | Popcorn bolster cushion | Rose Billy basket | Wallpaper by Piet Hein Eek | Chair by Piet Hein Eek for IKEA from the JASSA series

The blog lunch was with Yvestown, Maandagdaandag, Wimke Tolsma and Elske Enstra. The first two long time blog friends and the other two names I've known for ages but ladies I had never met. So I had a great time meeting them and talking about blogging, networking and life in general.

10 maart 2017

Hello Friday... let's skip Spring and go straight to Summer

We get hints of Spring with occasional sunny days. It makes me a very greedy person because now I want to skip Spring and go straight to summer. I long for the long evenings, the warmth on your skin and the easy to wear dresses. Therefor I've made a Summer mood board to keep me going for the next few months.

Wallpaper Paradise Breeze R13321 | Muuto yellow UNFOLD lamp | Wallpaper Desert gold by Hygge & West (designed by Justina Blakeney) | Pillow golden palm trees | Pillow yellow velvet | Halo by Quentin de Coster (how cool is that!) | HK Living palm lamp | Slow chair pink by Vitra looking very pretty in the home of Zilverblauw


Pink is a colour that seems to have set firmly in my mind. I love the wallpaper of the see in all shades of pink, purple and blue only I don't think I'd be brave enough to put this one up. On the other hand... try and like it or try and replace it. The yellow is (besides my kids favourite colour) also a warm sunny colour that brings instant Summer to your home.

And the pink chair comes with a bit of a story. It's found a warm and welcoming home at my blogging friend Anki's house. She has won it with a contest on the VT Wonen woon & design expo. I can say fair and square as I was there with her. Of course it makes you envious but this chair could not have found a better home than with Anki. It's made for her and I am happy that as a hard working creative she has won something this cool!!!


7 maart 2017

Kids Tuesday... one for the boys

I am currently working on my website for my creative freelance business. More about that later when I feel it's ready to launch. One of the segments in the portfolio is the work I do for a kids platform. I've expressed my dream there which is to style at least 2 kids room per month. I love making combinations that may be with items that you don't buy in the kids department. Just so that you can love them some more at another place when your kid grows out of his room. 

For this mood board I've combined designer items with some lovely wallpapers and kept the tones earthy brown and green and dark blue. This combines beautiful with all kinds of wood and a large rattan rug. The Boras wallpaper is supposed to be vertical but I prefer it horizontal. So I don't always take things the way they come. When doable I give them my own twist. 

String of lights (I've bought mine here) | Askov Finlayson wallpaper for Hygge & West | The Jungalow mobile in black | Pax and Hart poster 'Roll with it' (still a favourite) | Blue bugs print by Liljebergs | Borosan Easy Up 14 wallpaper by Bor√•stapeter | Dots wall hooks by Muuto | Mini mod (de luxe) bean chair by HomeDay in Australia | Folded shelves by Muuto 

24 februari 2017

Hello Friday... let's mix it all up!



As there is so much of 'one style' that dominates my feed on Instagram I want to rebel a bit. So I am going all out with this mix of industrial, romantic, graphic and design for a bedroom. And funny enough I would really like to style a room like this. I already have the poster at home so all I need is the rest. Would it not be great if there was a hotel that would invite bloggers and stylists to style a room. Maybe I should look into this... For sure this would be my entry. And I would come and stay for as long as they let me.

wallpaper | bedding | pendant lamp | bench | plant | wall lamp | poster | rug | bed

21 februari 2017

Hello Tuesday... what's on your wall

What some women have with shoes I have with posters. So many already stacked up each other in a frame and still so many on my wish list. It's an easy way to change the atmosphere and show your personal style. I'm very much in a pink blush, light and airy mood. Is it Spring coming? Who knows... 




Skiing | Please excuse the mess | Storytile | Rock | Kiss | neon UGH | Home is where my mum is | Pink Rock | Pink marble | Monkey lamp | Pink rock print

Another thing that has been on my mind a lot lately are rocks. Beautiful, colourful, natural rocks. Call them Crystals, Gem Stones or trend rocks. I call them mesmerising. This week I got confirmed what I already thought. Was preparing for a fun project for these rocks but the job fell through. You win some, you loose some and I hope they will achieve their goals themselves. To show I still am very excited about their concept I've added some rocks in my post this week. Maybe some day...

And mess... we live in a constant mess. Can't even blame all of it on my two young boys. I am quite a messy person myself. Plus I do feel the quote is right. No need to live in a showroom. A house needs to be a home that is lived in and loved. So it can get a bit messy at times. 

17 februari 2017

Hello Friday... some Spring favourite as the sun is shining

One ray of sunlight and I am done with winter, frost, snow and cold. I want SUNSHINE. So let's welcome it big time. Last week we had ShowUp in the Netherlands, a home and gift shop trade fair and it was a world of fun. Each addition keeps getting better. I have spotted a few goodies there and added some of the brand I represented at the fair. I am so looking forward to spring and summer. Can't wait!

Bien Fait Paris wallpaper | Vontrueba Veggie #12 poster | Liljebergs butterfly pink | Sticky Lemon backpack | Renske Versluijs keychain | Crowdy House Konstrast pouf Honey | Rattan hammock by HK Living | Consilium vase by Scandinaviaform | YOU and ME mugs by Lagerhaus

14 februari 2017

Kids Tuesday... In love with the COS collection


I own one dress from COS. When I visit the shop I find it difficult to find items I like. To me it all feels a bit too much concept. But when I visited the online store I came across a kids collection and fell in love with so many items. Specially the girls collection. I hope you like it as well as my little 'out of the box' visit to kids fashion. Must be a result of my curating for the Girlslabel platform.

Dress with frill detail | Dress with monkey print | Contrast seem wool jumper | Dress with rounded skirt | Top with frill shoulders | Skirt with monkey print