I really like my bedroom, but from time to time I need to change things! What I want to do is to add some color in my white and grey bedroom by using different tones of green. I used these pictures for inspiration and made a collection of pretty green bedroom accessories and already ordered the candle in velvet green! This candle by Ontwerpduo is a candle and candlestick in one, smart right? I am also loving the fish print cushion by Windstilte that I found at the Woonbeurs (Dutch Living Event) last October in Amsterdam.
Are you also already thinking about how to decorate your home for Christmas? or maybe you have already started? Ever since I saw these lovely candle holders by Kähler Design in Dutch interior design magazine 101 Woonideeen last year, they are on my wish list. I recently found out that besides the Avvento collection – green and grey candle holders in the shape of trees – there is the Cono collection with beautiful brown candle holders in pine cone shapes.
Also lovely is the ceramic Christmas tree decoration by Kähler Design in the shape of a tree, snowflake, dove and bell. Cant wait to start decorating now!
I am a fan of mixing and matching chairs. I like to combine pretty design chairs with vintage chairs that you paint yourself in any color you like. Mixing different types of chairs in different colors makes a dining area more unique even while keeping everything else clean and simple, like these photos show. Personally I love grey, blue and green colors, but I was surprised to see how great it looks to include some yellow as well.
There are a couple of design chairs that go very well with vintage furniture. My alltime favorite chair is the Eames plastic armchair (3). I really like the one above, in grey purple with a wooden base. Also great are the dining chairs by Muuto, available in many lovely colors (1) (5). A statement chair is of course the Bertoia chair (2). Finally a chair that seems to be a real hit these days on blogs and in interior design magazines is the J110 chair by Hay (4). What is your favorite dining chair?
As you may have read in a previous blog post, we enrolled in an online blogging course by Holly Becker from decor8 called Blogging your Way Bootcamp. One of the assignments she gave us was to create a mood board showing how you imagine your ultimate blog to look like. Mood boards can be digital or handmade. I chose to make ours by hand, using pictures from my favorite interior design magazines, wall paper in several colors, tape, stickers and cards. The bird card is by Dutch company Zusss, I love its simplicity and the color. I picked a cool color palette, with shades of blue and grey and touches of soft pink and green. We also included some pictures of tiles in the same color palette since we would like to have tiles in the background of our blog, or use tiles, blocks or squares in our logo/blog name. This exercise really helped us to think about how we want our blog to look and feel, but above all it was just a lot of fun to do and I would highly recommend it to all bloggers who just started blogging and are working on their blog design.
Such a nice surprise to see that Corinne Korda nominated us for a Liebster Blog award! For those who do not know what this award entails, the liebster blog award is an award given to up and coming bloggers with only a small number of followers so far. A nominee should furthermore answer 11 questions given by the blogger who nominated them, tell their readers 11 random things about themselves and name 11 other blogs you like. It is really nice to know that people read our little blog and enjoy it. We also look forward to visit the other nominated blogs. OK, back to work then, have a lovely day!
Photo by Morten Holtum
When I opened the new edition of Dutch Interior design magazine VTWonen, I couldn’t stop staring at this amazing apartment of stylist Susanna Vento. There are so many things I love about this home. The white walls and white floors contrast nicely with the black and blue furniture. I like it how Susanna layered several rugs. Such a difference, compared to just the the striped rug!
Loving the black and white pine threes wall paper by Fine Little Day, particularly this time a year.
Want to shop the style of Susanna, check out my finds below!
Temperatures are dropping here in the Netherlands. Time to buy some warm home slippers, scarves and gloves. I am usually drawn to neutral colors such as beige, grey and white, but this year I couldn’t resist some colors and patterns!
The patchwork moccasin slippers above are from Ruby Brown, based in Amsterdam. The slippers do not only look lovely,they are made of surplus sample lots and pieces of cloth. By combining different patterns they create unique and thus limited series. The white scarf below is from Bickley + Mitchell, also located in Amsterdam. This company also sells some items made of vintage fabrics. So nice to see companies re-using fabrics, don’t you think?