My Holiday Home Tour

Each year I claim that "this year I'm not buying a Christmas tree, too much fuss" and then I do it anyway. As soon as I see those glistening baubles and smell the fir trees I can't help myself. So by December 1st my tree was all trimmed and my home was lit with flickering lights again. It feels so cozy and festive! Picking a tree for small spaces Previous years I had a Nordmann fir because its needles are soft and don't drop that quickly. However, a Nordmann fir is also wide and takes … [Read more...]

Interior Design inspiration at The Holiday House London

Holiday House London

Last week I went to see the design show house "The Holiday House London". If you're in London, or planning to go for Christmas shopping I highly recommend to go see this, as it's only open for one more week (until December 10th). The Holiday House London consists in fact of two town houses in 59 & 61 Hamilton Terrace that are completely decorated by leading interior designers. The celebrated interior designers were each assigned one space to decorate in their own style. The result are two … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide: Natural Treasures

Natural treasures from the earth make harmonious accessories for the home. At my favourite store in London - Anthropologie - I was swooning over the lustre of mineral home accessories and bar essentials to step up your Christmas entertaining. I literally wanted everything! Geodes, marble and capiz shell are used in the design of precious gifts and utensils. Beautiful gifts for others or yourself that will make you the hostess with the mostess this year. But I also spotted beautiful ceramics and … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving table decor in pink

Not a fan of the traditional Thanksgiving colour palette? Well, neither am I! That's why I always try to change up the Thanksgiving table setting. This year I'm embracing the blush pink trend, since it also works with my current home decor colour scheme. It didn't take much improvisation or crafting though. I already had all the pink table ware. To add a little sophistication I used brass coloured cutlery. The blush pink fall leaves were store bought at my local florist, but what I can tell they … [Read more...]

Top 5 Christmas Trends 2017

Can't believe it's almost Christmas again. Time to uncover the Christmas colour and decorations trends of 2017! I'm super excited about this year's trends as they are so versatile and distinctive. There's something out there for everyone and for some you don't even have to go out shopping because they are a recurrent Christmas style. Trend 1: Blue elegance and luxury Dark blue, swirls of marble and a hint of gold. Rich fabrics and gleaming materials like velvet and sequined fabrics make … [Read more...]

Home decor inspiration at the VT Wonen Design Exhibition 2017

It's that time of the year again! When the weather turns crisp and the trees transform their colour, I get that itch to redecorate. And there's no better way to soak up inspiration and spot trends than by going to the annual VT Wonen Design Exhibition showcasing everything new in home decor and lifestyle. The VT Wonen Design Beurs takes place October 3-8 in the RAI in Amsterdam. The highlight of my visit each year are the showcase houses by the different home decor magazines that function as … [Read more...]

Weekendtip: Salon Residence

This weekend (Sep 28-Oct 1) interior design magazine Residence organizes its second Salon Residence event. After the successful edition in 2015 - see my blog here - they once again transform the Singer Museum in Laren into an inspirational interior design showcase. This year the theme is 'Boutique Hotel'. Eighteen renowned interior designers decorated their own bespoke space. Why the theme 'boutique hotel'? Hotels have become the designer's preferred form of presenting him/herself. … [Read more...]