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2 december 2016

Hello Friday... we're in the month of celebration

Leather look star garland from Numero74 |  Glasilium vases with wall hanger by Scandinaviaform | Modern Christmas posters (branches and beer) by Juniqe | Up all night light by Lagerhaus (also ideal for New Years)I really like the month of December. My mom (who I love dearly) gets all hectic about all the things that need to be done. Recipes, pre-cooking, gifts, how to decorate the table. What day at their house and when with the in-laws? It must be the comfort of knowing we all have dinner at my parents house that makes my preparations more relaxed. Some day mom it'll be my turn... Decoration wise I want to keep things a bit calm this year. We don't have a large living space and share this with our adorable two blonde boys who come with a truckload of toys. There is enough going on in our living room. But there will be decorations! I have fallen head over heals in love with the posters I found on Juniqe. Definitely want the branches one. Curious to hear what your Christmas decor will look like. Will it be a DIY or do you shop at one of the large garden centers. Which ever one it is... as long as it brings the spirit of Christmas. 

26 november 2016

It's been years since I've done it but this year I will send out a few Christmas cards again. Main reason is that there are so many talented artists out there with beautiful cards such as these beautiful Christmas cards by Louise Cunningham. Each year a blog friend of mine called Monique from Happymakersblog keeps a list of all these talented artists and their latest Christmas cards. Do make sure you visit her blog to do some great new discoveries. 

18 november 2016

Hello Friday... it's like a gift from nature

This week I've come across some pretty exciting interior decorating items that look like true gifts from nature. Either inspired by nature like the drawings (those fishes wauw!) or micro photographed from the actual animal. And gemstones... a local friend of mine has an online shop selling these and you can just keep looking at them. Amazing to think that they actually come from nature as they are. It used to be a bit of a weird old peoples thing to collect them but to have on big colorful rock in your house is not old at all. It's rocking!! 

Poster butterfly | Poster bug | Bless this home print | Canyon marble dining table | gemstone pink | Poster gemstone green | Poster deep sea

11 november 2016

Hello Friday.... a modern kids room for boys and girls

I would love nothing more than to decorate kids rooms all day, every day. Whenever come across a product like these posters by Rylee and Cru I start to combine until I get this cute room. So if ever you feel like you could use some assistance. Be sure to let me know. You would truly make my day!

Wallpaper Esthex | Posters Rylee and Cru | Lamp by House Doctor | Cabinet by HK Living | Bedding by La Cerise sur le Gâteau | Storage bag by Telkiddo | Junior bed Caravan by Kalon Studio | Rug 'gittan' by Brita Sweden 

Wallpaper Ferm Living | Posters Rylee and Cru | Lamp by House Doctor | Black swan by Ilka | Cabinet by HK Living | Junior bed Caravan by Kalon Studio | Rug by Mum's via Pantoufle Design|

4 november 2016

Hello Friday... if you can't stand the heat stay out of the kitchen!

Often when I open Pinterest an images catches my eye. Today it was this large bistro style kitchen. I would love a super long kitchen like this that was smack in the middle of all the other living spaces like dining and living room. Being connected with the family whilst preparing meals makes you add the ingredient LOVE to all your cooking. 

I've adapted this images a bit more to my own style with this 'SHOP THE LOOK' collage. Sources from both Dutch and international webshops. For me personally it needs a few design additions, some fun 'I don't take myself too serious' accessories and affordable touches of colour. 

Faucet | Design Lamp by Ontwerpduo | wooden cutting board | Brabantia pink bin | mix of flowers by Bloomon | storage containers to show on the work surface | wooden spoon 1 and 2 | stool Twig with leather top by Muubs | kitchen cloth | neon style poster

28 oktober 2016

Hello Friday.... too early for Christmas?

Living in the Netherlands means Christmas is somewhat surpassed until after Sinterklaas. A Dutch traditional festivity for young kids on the 5th of December. A good thing as kids love it but I am so ready for all the Christmas decorations, tasty food and inspirations. I will be going to Oslo this year to visit my sister and am looking forward to some Scandinavian Christmas input. 

I've put together a shopping Favorite Friday with things that have already caught my eye. Being it as decorations or as a present for under the tree... 

Golden Merry Christmas garland (HEMA) - Bamboo sun mirror (ENSUUS) - Golden stars garland (numero 74) - Rocky Mountain pillows (SLOOP) - Consilium vase (SCANDINAVIAFORM) - white light garland (IKEA) - recipe for fruit minced pies (DONNA HAY) - Fir Fir plate and mug (HOUSE OF RYM) - Glasilium vase (SCANDINAVIAFORM)

I am looking forward to continuing this path of inspirational shoppings for you. I find it excites me more at the moment than posting an image of an interior and writing about it. Will try to make it as global as possible. Happy Friday and happy shopping.

14 oktober 2016

Hello Friday.... Shopping tips inspired by Pinterest

Whenever I squeeze my lower lip between my fingers my husband says 'STOP!, you are redecorating in your mind'. Guilty for sure!! So instead of decorating in my mind I will decorate on my Mac. Gives me the pleasure of venting out my thoughts and might give you some inspiration.

Let's start with a playroom on Pinterest that inspired me. I love the entire room and you'll find more images on my board. The nook that inspired me is here.

Plywood to make a chalkboard for the wall (available at your local DIY warehouse)
OYOY puzzle me
Liewood storage baskets
House Doctor wall lamp
Tiles rug from recycled PET bottles by Brita Sweden (nominated for the FORMEX award!)
my favorite poster at the moment Miniwilla 'Not a Black Swan'
Jotun paint colour 'Rose Basket' (love the way they describe this colour on their site)
The book 'This is not my hat' by Jon Klassen (oh please transform his images into posters I'd be a huge fan!!!)
the Odd couple by Danish Superliving
This sweet little chair by Mum and Dad Factory is the best!!

And walls covered in pictures. I have a square meter above the fire place covered with memories and little quotes I like. This image in the centre is one that I spotted on Pinterest by Urban Outfitters. When I spotted it I immediately wanted to gather some of my favourite prints online. Don't forget... I live in a men dominated household. Cars are very much a part of my day to day life.

Surfing sloth duo
Small jumper painting by Amy Blackwell
Vintage car print by Danielle Kroll
Roze smiley 'Joy us' poster
All we have is now quote print
Swimming polar bear print
all pictures are from private collection

30 september 2016

Hello Friday.... expect the unexpected

Are you a lover of natural materials and the industrial look than you may want to look into the collection of Lyon Beton. With a mixture of water, sand, cement and a pinch of fiberglass they make these amazing designs. With matching rebar legs the rugged look is complete. I like it when you add something unexpected in an interior.

23 september 2016

Hello Friday... I am getting closer to my dark side

We may need an extra house. Huh? What? Yes... I don't have just one love for an interior style and the ones I like don't go together all that well. One is Scandinavian light and simple like in the previous post (not empty house design like but where items have function and are desirable to look at) and the other one is a dark comfortable cave with lucious flowers, deep dark colours, combined with woods and soft fabrics such as velours that make you want to caress them. To channel my love and gather inspiration I've made a new board on Pinterest. My 'INTERIOR - LOVE THE DARKNESS' board filled with dark goodness.

I've selected a few products as my Favorite Friday to show you what I mean. They would all go so well in my cave of comfort. Some of them I've sources through Pinterest and some by following the hashtag of recent interior exhibitions in Europe such as Maison et Objet in Paris and Formex in Sweden. I visited Show Up myself and there you could also see the dark colours being used as wall colour of many of the booths. 

I love this loveseat type of 'banquette' in a deep green velours fabric by the French Honoré. Great use of different types of material which keep it modern and light even when a heavy fabric such as velours was used. 

Another brand that understands what I mean with LOVE THE DARKNESS is HK Living. Not ready to paint a wall in a dark colour? Than maybe their XXL palm tree wall hanger is more to your liking. Their collection is often shown in Australian magazines that I used to read when we lived in Singapore. I am proud that this is a Dutch brand, I remember how they started with Swedish style tables and serving trays and look at them now!

So... If anyone has a house they're not using. I can drop by to collect the key no problem!

Enjoy the weekend.
X Caroline


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