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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

3 februari 2017

Favourite Friday... feeling crafty

My go to place if I want to get crafty and need some inspiration is still Pinterest. Sure some links don't work anymore but for most DIY's you don't really need a tutorial. Besides not everything is a DIY. Some of the examples are sold out items from shops that I think could easily be a DIY. All you need is some common sense and the guts to go ahead and try it. What's the worst that can happen... that it doesn't look like the picture? Who knew you were making it based on a Pinterest inspiration in the first place...

Here are some of my favourite finds. Must admit... haven't made any of these yet. Kind of how it goes with most pins right?

Chop your own wood sign | Wall hanger by Fine Little Day | Plywood Floor mirror with shelves | Pinapple planter | Globe lamp | Smal shaggy stool | Crate turned into stool | Let's make stuff wall hanger | Multi pixel woven pouf

We really need to salute the creators. And treasure the makers who take the time to teach us by tutorial how to do it. I love to make stuff. It is a huge gratification when you know the beauty you are looking at is made by your own effort. Sometimes you fail and sometimes you succeed enormously. The victories of the last usually fade the downside of the first. Happy making to you all!!!

31 januari 2017

Hello Tuesday.... a bedroom mood board

Lamp House Doctor | String of pearls plant | poster 'love life & family' Bodie and Fou | LIVE LAUGH LOVE wooden letters | clothes rack Tine K Home | bedding HEMA | bench Fermob | cotton throw Brita Sweden | Muuto rug PLY in black and white

I came across this Eijffinger wallpaper twice and both times with relations to VT Wonen. First at their trend home on the VTWonen woon and design fair and recently on the instagram account of one of their employees. That in addition with this beautiful small dotted bedding by HEMA made me want to make a bedroom mood board. I chose to stay in the neutral tones and added some interest by the materials of the sofa, lamp and the typography of the poster.

30 januari 2017

Hello Friday.... two days late

Party confetti | Party hats by Meri Meri | Pass the parcel | XXL party animal mural | HAAISUUS bear paper mache head | drinking goggles straw (try your local party shop, I got mine at Action) | Party animal birthday cake (must admit I combined 3 recipes to get to this result, and it was very good!)

I know I am very very late. Not even stylish late anymore. But last Friday (I feel an excuse coming up) my oldest son had his birthday party. He is now a sweet 5 year old. We had 8 kids in the age of 3 to 5 for a fun afternoon at our home. In the week before I crafted a wall with XXL party animals, chose a recipe for the birthday cake and came up with some fun activities for the kids. No overload because I wanted to let them just play and enjoy themselves. That worked very well.

The only activity I had was a 'pass the parcel' game. I wrapped present over present over present until I had two presents for each kid wrapped. I ended up with a massive parcel to start the game with. Each kid had their own wrapping paper and we played music. Holding my checklist on who's paper was who's I stopped in time and they each had their turn to unwrap. Serious fun and very rewarding as they all got a few goodies to take home. I can recommend this for all ages and would say google it and go with it. My personal madness addition was a confetti canon that I let the birthday boy unwrap halfway the game to add to the festive atmosphere.

Another tip is a straw in the shape of a pair of glasses. Make sure you unwrap and assemble them before the start of the party cause that takes a bit of time. The kiddos loved them and got to takes these home as well. Received several thank you messages by the mothers saying it was a huge hit.

Hope you also have good parties and if you have great tips do share them with me. I love that!

TIP: making the party hats for animals is a tough job. Looks fun and easy but make sure you have a bit of time. And instead of pompoms I pushed a bit of pipe cleaner in the top of the hat. Stays in place much better and gives the same effect.

TIP: the animal with the cute yellow spotted hat is from HAAISUUS and made by Susan Meijerink. Besides making beautiful animals heads she is now starting to host workshops. I would say if you are in the area and have two days to spare to learn a new skill than go go go!

24 januari 2017

Kidsroom Tuesday.... a modern day boy scout

There is so much fun stuff available to create a room for a little woodland adventurer, a little modern day boy scout. This collage started with the 'Be my wolf pack' banner and lead me to many items I had seen before and that fit very well in this theme. The tipi lamp is a new discovery as well as the watermelon seed wallpaper. Good fun this blogging being always on the look out for fun items to combine. I hope you like it.

Watermelon seeds wallpaper | Backpack panda bear | Print PopFactory Shop | Be my wolf pack banner | Print landscape forest | Teepee night light | Birch wood log pillow

20 januari 2017

Hello Friday.... let's go outside

Hi there you all this Friday. In the Netherlands it has been freezing a few days and this means we can most likely enjoy some ice skating this weekend. First time for the kids so it should be fun. After a fun day outside and defrosting inside it is nice to have a retreat of a bedroom to return to. I've put together a bedroom with items from all over the world. Hope you like it.

Rattan bed board by Tine K Home (available in several sizes) | Et Aussi crochet hanging lamp (love these and so many colour options) | Free download of sleeping eyes via Pinterest | Black oak stepping stool on sale at Pantoufle design | A selection of pillow cases from Australian Kip & Co | Large throw by Pony Rider from Australia | A vintage peacock chair (check out your online thrift sites like craigslist etc.) | Velvet grey cushion cover by H&M Home

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17 januari 2017

Hello Tuesday... Huh Tuesday???

_ As I was chosen to be the #instagrammeroftheweek by Meettheblogger on Instagram I want to treat you to some extra posts this week _

I still live with my parents. No not me, but as long as one of my kids wears a t-shirt like this I feel I should be allowed to design their room. Wonder how long I can keep up this tough mama 'my roof, my design' attitude. Lucky for them I have an overflow of ideas so there will be enough changes. Here are some of my current favourites.

Rice paper yellow lamp by Petit Pan | Playmats It's a wild jungle baby and Meet the forest from ByAlex Playmats | Little Quote Jar by Make History | Woood Meert wall shelves | Dino Daw Diplodocus 3 print pack | Yellow paint by Flexa | Nobodinoz storage basket | T-shit I SSTILL LLIVEE WHITT MMYY :) PARENTS by Mango | Cushion Peacock pois by La Cerise sur le gateau | Mustard yellow cushion with tassels by H&M

I love the lightness of the rice paper lamp and my son is a huge fan of the color yellow. So that was an easy choice. The playmats do come at a price but they are so much fun and versatile in use. Plus if ever the kids are done with them I would like to snatch them for myself for a cosy corner. The little quote jar is designed by someone I know and I still find this the best idea ever. If you don't write them down you really do forget the quirky things your kids come up with. Some shelves to store the best looking toys is always a good idea and for boys you just cannot go wrong with a good dinosaur. These come from Dino Raw in Australia. A really nice selection of dino posters and prints you can draw on. For storage I chose Nobodinoz as I love a bit of extra texture in a room. These are quilted so they look that bit more unique. The shirt is fun. I should get one in each size until the age of say... 18? The pillows are to make a comfy corner extra comfy.


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