23 mei 2017

Kids Tuesday... signed, sealed, delivered!

Me and the boys (3 and 5 year old) are pretty excited to have been asked to test the brilliant helmets by Nutcase. Even tough it is not obligatory (yet) in the Netherlands to wear a helmet we are all about staying safe. After all 'love your brain' as you will need it for the rest of your life. As much as I wanted to pick my own favourites in the fun line up of choice I thought it would be best to have the boys choose.

To make it complete I've curated some fun Micro-step scooters, Scotch and Shrunk clothes and Maa shoes with is. Who knows... maybe the other brands want to tag along. Isn't that why they say the postman always rings twice?

My boys are all about riding their bikes and scooters and even running as fast as they can. Everything is a race at this age. Follow us on Instagram to see and read about the test. And thank you Nutcase for providing us the Fly boy and Union Jack helmets to try. Can't wait for the boys to look all smart wearing them.

19 mei 2017

Hello Friday... have you felt the summer this week?

We got a little sneak preview of what summer can be like this year. Can't wait for this season to kick in for real. Here is some fun inspiration with a few favourite outdoor/indoor items.

Wallpaper Cactus Spirit by Aimee Wilder | Outdoor shower by Bloomingville | Beach umbrella by Sunday Supply Co | Camels Sahara art print by Juniqe | Rocking chair Luxembourg by Fermob | Adagio Outdoor swing by Francesco Rota via Design Milk | Lloyd low table by Functional | Soccer plant pot by IKEA | Brita Sweden plastic rug Rita

16 mei 2017

Kids Tuesday... inspired by WOW bloggers



This week I discovered (probable as one of the last on Instagram) the account of Kirstin Lagerqist (@krickelin) and fell head over heals in love with her style. A true WOW moment. She has a love for traditional Swedish with a modern look and feel. It inspired me and triggered me to create this collage.


MENU Tribeca pendant lamp | Poster 'I said a hip hop the hippie' | magazine rack | Normann Copenhagen magazine Color Box | Fatboy Candyofnie lamps (modular) | Crisp Sheets Float Bedding | Madam Stoltz stool | Custhom Aves embroidered wallpaper

The collage seems a bit more modern than what she shows on Instagram. But I need to combine her style with mine in the Lille Lykke collage images. This feels like the start of a series where I make collages in the style and taste of bloggers we all know and admire.

12 mei 2017

Hello Friday... when colour meets design

I always have a need for colour. I admire the people that can stick to a monochrome palet. It would never work for me. However, I do admit that the items with colour tend to wear out in your interior sooner. So don't go overboard and invest in some proper design you know you'll love a lifetime (or will keep it's value when you wish to sell it). 


Hexagonal yellow wallpaper by Zilverblauw | Elements floor lamp by ZERO lighting | Orchard road vintage travel poster by Eek&Art designs (< yes I sometimes miss Singapore) | flowers by Bloomon | Wall hook Lou by Harto Design | Party lights (I bought mine here) | Harto Design sideboard Marius | Harto Design armchair George in lemon yellow | Freaky carpet by Moooi carpets | Clarissa Hood armchair by Moroso.

9 mei 2017

Kids Tuesday... let's go and create a kids tropical paradise

My kids love to play outside. Luckily we have enough garden around our hide away by the coast as our city apartment doesn't really provide much outdoor space. I've searched for the most fun items to enhance the outdoor experience for kids or to create a fun outdoor look and feel for an indoor play area. With a little splash of the tropical vibes to remember our days in Singapore.

Indoor/outdoor plastic runner by Brita Sweden | String lights (I bought mine here) | Beautiful swing by Madam Stolz | Kids chair by Whkmp's own | Image of Palm tree from the Katie Scott Botanicum book | Woven grass cactus by Colour Locale | Intex inflatable sea turtle | Razor Ripsurf Waveboard

This week I've also watched all episodes of the latest project by Three Birds Renovations and man what a job and what a result. I personally would add more colour but I highly respect what they have achieved and pick my inspirations from their accessories.

5 mei 2017

Hello Friday... congratulations IKEA on the red dot award!

We love a good bit of IKEA design. This year they had a nice win for the Red Dot Awards. This HAVSTEN outdoor sofa makes my heart skip a beat. Too bad we have to wait till summer 2018 but I can see it will be worth the wait. I've styled it with some nice outdoor design to lounge and enjoy during long summer days.


Outdoor lamp BELL in colour petroleum by Eleanor home | Joshua Tree poster | Ocean 2 poster | IKEA Havsten outdoor sofa | Timber Tuck stool | Acapulco chair petrol blue | Butter outdoor coffee table (love this!) | UUNI pizza oven (need this!)

The plant illustrations featured in this blogpost come from this pin on Pinterest.

2 mei 2017

Kids Tuesday... the creme de la creme for girls

Kids most likely don't even see the difference. Offer them a bed, a few toys in their room and an overall nice atmosphere and they are happy. However, us mothers we do notice the difference and we love pretty items. Designers know and they keep throwing the creme de la creme of pretty items our way. Feast your eye (and lock your wallet!) as we have some goodies to show you.
- nice fact... the rug is machine washable! -





Born on Monday Sleepy Bunny blanket | Rafa-kids F bunk bed | Kartell Ultra mini villa dollhouse | Rosalie strawberry red chair by Hartô Edition | Elizabeth yellow floor lamp by Hartô Edition | Kaarol (machine washable) rug by Lorena Canals 

28 april 2017

Hello Friday... we have our eye caught on some good design

With the Danish poster brand ViSSEVASSE I am never sure if I love their prints or if I am drawn to them as I see them so often in great designed spaces. I think I love them but they don't really fit into my own home. There is something about them that works like a magnet. In the same way I was immediately drawn to this wallpaper. Normally the prints I go for are much more outspoken. But this almost mens shirt like pattern looks pretty amazing. Combined with a delicate pendant lamp and a minimalistic floor lamp makes this a good design. 


Tres Tintas Barcelona wallpaper | Chantilly Suspension light | Five Floor Lamp by New Works | The girl in the red dress poster by Vissevasse | Gloriosa Superba poster by Vissevasse | Fest Amsterdam sofa Kate  

25 april 2017

Kids Tuesday... a splash of colour goes a long way

I love it how a collage comes together. It all starts with one item I come across either on Internet in general, Pinterest or Instagram. If the light switch in my head goes on it's the start of a collage. For this one it was the speckled wallpaper. From there I build layer after layer until happy to present the inspiration to you.



Speckled wallpaper | ByAlex cushion | Little Dorm wallshelf by Ferm Living | Small Sophie floor lamp | Belear home dolce vita pink by Nobodinoz | Chambray longsleeve dress by Corby Tindersticks | Lighthink box by Seletti

I am definately a fan of the ByAlex items. Love the fabric choice and the details like that little tassel. Bonus is that it has a quick clean option if you have spills. The rug is by Brita Sweden and is made from recycled PET bottles. You should feel it as it is incredibly soft. Feels just like fabric. Add some new classics such as the Ferm Living little dorm wallhanger and the Slim Sophie floorlamp and you have an amazing room.

21 april 2017

Hello Friday... Dare to be different!

This may take a bit of a dare because of the bold prints and the vibrant orange. But how can you not fall instantly in love with this large throw by Slowdown studio. Maybe if you repeat the seeds print in the wallpaper and combine some of the colours in the rest of the styling you can tone down the madness a bit. But honestly... who would want to. With a design like this you are looking to be different and to stand out. In a good way.

Wallpaper Seeds by Jimmy Cricket | Wallpaper confetti rose by Ferm LIVING | Dorsey Throw by Slowdown Studio | Pom Amsterdam pillow Colourdrops coral | Kip and Co Tassel Throw | Pom Amsterdam pillow Colourdrops blue | Eric Trine + Dusen Dusen Outdoor sofa