19 september 2017

After getting some new wallpaper for my living room and seeing a very inspirational kids room on a blog (in Dutch so use translate if needed) last week I decided to go for a modern jungle themed kids room. Just hints of jungle. You can finish the theme off with books and bedding if you wish to go all the way.

String of lights (I bought mine here and added these lamps) | Neon heart | wallpaper | hippo storage basket | charcoal tipi tent | rug beni look a like

On Friday I have a 'grown up' version with usage of this wallpaper and wall colour. It is inspired from my living room after all... Now I must go and take my two rolls of wallpaper and get going. Can't wait to see this on the wall.

17 september 2017

What caught my eye on Pinterest - week 38

I can't say how regular yet but I am looking forward to sharing my Pinterest inspirations with you all. It shows a bit where my colour interest or theme interest for my blog posts come from. This week I am so drawn to dark greens and deep blue tones. Must be the season changing from summer to autumn/winter. As soon as I find a green fabric suitable for this project I will try to make a sofa cover similar to this one. Love the rough seems and that colour is amazing! As you can see I am also looking forward to comfort food. Salads with warm meet, lovely flatbreads with piles of flavour. And the mary janes.... Not having a daughter has already saved me heaps of money. I would be so so sooo broke if my boys were girls. All I have to worry about are sturdy clothes and shoes. All tips for sturdy and cute are welcome!

This wasn't all I've posted, repined and liked. Follow me on Pinterest to stay in the loop.

4 september 2017

K i d s T u e s d a y - This is where the fun stuff happens!

Sometimes I create a fun blog but don't take notes of the places where I found the products. Here is one of those blogs... Many I can still bring home but some. Still too good not to share. Credits known are shown on Instagram.


29 augustus 2017

Kids Tuesday.... is you're kid leaving the nest?

Kids grow up and kids leave the house. When they go to their first own place to stay they are excited. As a mother you are likely dreading the moment. However, let's shake that feeling off and give the kids a good start in their first home away from home. There are some pretty cool products available that can dress up their space to give a young vibrant yet homely feeling.

Small space living (assuming they don't end up in a villa straight away) can still hold some bold statement patterns. I love the graphic wallpaper from the new collection of Brian Yates. Combine this with a romantic feminine (affordable) print from Uniqe and you have a sweet contrast going on. I love the Ercol sofa's. No not the cheapest solution but it's nice to have a living room space you can transform to a sleeping situation in the evening.



Wallpaper 'Painted Patchwork' by Brian Yates | Marianna poster by June | Pendant lamp Bulb Pure Natural by Het Kabinet | Mica Decorations metal wall rack via VT Wonen | Bedlinnen Odette Biscuit by La Cerise sur le G√Ęteau | Originals studio couch by Ercol in black and fabric E648 | Cushions by Lorena Canals

25 augustus 2017

Hello Friday.... take me to Palm Springs

School started again this week and although we had a 6 weeks holiday I missed the warm summer feeling. During the holidays I watched 'Our House Rules' Australia and saw a theme 'Palm Springs' pass by for a Townsville garden. That got me curious and after some research I came up with this as my version of the Palm Springs style. Hope you like it.

The accent feature on the fall are wooden tiles from the Australian brand Bonnie and Neal. And a couple of cactus prints are less prickly in your bedroom than an actual cactus. Seemed a better idea to me. The colour scheme of this moodboard is amazing. Good for a sweet holiday feeling to hang on to for the entire year.
Image 1 | Image 2 | Image 3 | black wall light | Poster cactus | Poster cactus flower | Back tiles Star White | Pillow cover peacock | Bedding Oasis cream pink | Palm floor lamp


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