30 januari 2018

K i d s T u e s d a y... If money and space would not be an object

I love a good playroom for kids. Some of my friends are lucky enough to have a space in the basement or and attic room where the kids can have their own little domain. All I need is a pot of gold and a very good delivery man.

I simply love these two new items I've found. The lion head is by Ila y Ela and I already spotted in when going through the Maison et Objet hashtags an again later in the I Love Playtime Paris posts. I must admit that is a huge source of inspiration for me: going through hashtags when I cannot go to the actual expo. Another item that caught my eye is this lamp. It's a fun version for kids of so many of the designer black lamps with bulbs. And affordable so a nice balance against the overload of design I've put in this 'if money was no object' post. 

The three little Muuto shelves would be used to display recent creations from Lego or Knexx. Things they would create on the round Normann Copenhagen table with bricks stored in the colourful boxes. Let's hope not too many items hit the floor. They will be swallowed by the lovely grid rug by LiveLoudGirl in collaboration with Maison Saadah. 

Storage is essential in a good playroom. I find the wood used by Etnicraft beautiful. With the display side on the right you can store some toys (only the decorative ones) in sight. All other playful things that you don't want to look at all day can be store behind the door or in the convenient drawer. And on the XL shelf by Rafa Kids you would find the kids favourite books, cards and artwork. I'm a dreamer. I have decorated homes in my head over and over. This is a goal that I may achieve by the time the kids are 16. Let's hope they'll still love it as much as they would today at 6 and 4. For the first time I haven't credited ALL ITEMS you find in this post. See something that you would like to learn more about. Feel free to drop me a little note. 


23 januari 2018

K i d s T u e s d a y | Make every day a sunny day at the ocean with this themed kids room

I've been a fan from I Love My Type since the very early hours. It is nice to see they have such a fun kids collection with contemporary colours and fun images. Happiness guaranteed! In this room design the print is right there in the centre as it was the inspiration for the theme, the guideline for the colour pallet and a fun item to decorate the room with. I really like the pale colours.
Palm tree lamp by HK Living | Sunny at sea print by I Love My Type | Braided lamp by Ferm Living | Frame with anker by Silly et Billy | HM home big whale | Pink stone washed linen pillow | Mini Check quilted blanket by Camomile London 

11 januari 2018

Throwback Thursday.... my view on 'back to the future' in a Dutch interior style

Remember the old Dutch interiors. You would find a Persian rug on the dining table with a large lamp hanging over it, wooden chairs and lot's of Delfts blauw plates on the wall. I can almost smell these interiors as they had a weird moody dark smell. But what if we take some inspiration from that period, turn on the light, add some modern look and feel to it. This is what I would come up with. Cute for a kids room (the chair is child size) with an instant fun atmosphere.

Throwback Thursday is a new feature on my blog. I am hoping to show a variety of posts on these days combining popular early blogging days posts (so basically a repost), designs with styles inspired from the past (like this post) en sweet anecdotes from my own past. Let's enjoy #throwbackthursday from now on.

Swan head wall trophy by Fiona Walker England via Kids on the Dock | Porcelain blue wallpaper by Studio Ditte | Pendant lamp by Leenbakker | La cerise sur le gateau duvet cover Oscar Sencha | Rozenkelim rug 'vintage look blue and white' | KidsDepot rattan kids rocking chair via IkenIk

9 januari 2018

Hello there.... Shake off the lazy dust it is 2018 and I need to get cracking

Is it a good way to start the year with an apology? Hmmm. not sure. However I have been offline a bit longer than I had anticipated. The reason was great. I enjoyed the holidays with family and got caught up in the laughter and relax with my children. Call it 'off line quality time' if you like. No harm in that right?

After that bubble of relaxation it is difficult to find your ON switch again specially if you are working from home. I have created several e-designs that after a good few hours of putting together could go straight to the bin. And when a collage works it just seems to fall together on your screen. So again, excited and keen to keep growing, improving, and becoming more professional at this. Care to join me for the ride? Onward to a great 2018! May it be a successful year 'FOR THE BRAVE, THE WILD ONES. THE PEACE-MAKERS & THE DAY DREAMERS'.

Watch the magic happen where styles clash and collide as they slowly grow on you and may one day become a part of your home.

Nebulae Wallpaper from the Contemporary series at Wall & Deco | THE BRAVE THE WILD THE DREAMERS art print by Blacklist Studio | Cumulus Pendant lamp in white by Enoki | HORISONT ceramic wall candle by Charlotte Kristensen (as seen on the VT Wonen woon & design beurs) | Afteroom side table by Menu design | Dark green velvet day bed by Be Pure Home | Aleena Jamil rug by GUR (120x70cm)