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...]

Get the luxury look with Ikea’s 2018 collection

Whoever said a luxurious interior look is expensive hasn't seen Ikea's new collection yet. This autumn and winter, Ikea is raising the bar with a few designs that exude glamour. Gold accent pieces and accessories, tropical prints, painterly florals, a peacock colour palette and rich and soft fabrics give the budget-friendly designs a luxurious feel. When paired with the right colour scheme and a few more expensive furniture pieces, I don't think anyone will even notice it's from Ikea. Want to … [Read more...]

Trend: Furniture with cane webbing

cane webbing sofa

Move over wicker and rotan because cane webbing is taking over home decors. It might take a while for this design revival to grow on people. I can imagine one has to get used to the comeback of this golden oldie from the 1980s. But then again, the 80's were in fact also a renaissance period because cane webbing was first introduced in home decor in colonial ages. It is a typical Indonesian artisan. If I come to think of it, my great aunt, age 95, who lives on Curacao has dining chairs and a … [Read more...]

Crush on Bolia’s new luxury collection

I'm currently swooning over the new autumn/winter collection by home decor store Bolia. The collection is a homage to the avant-garde style of the 70's but with a sleek Scandinavian interpretation.  The Bolia collection exudes luxury with its rich fabrics and exclusive materials. Think glimmering brass pegs and details, soft and shiny velvet sofas, extravagant marble tables and dark woods. The furniture pieces and shapes are also very 70's; the pouf is back, or display your record player … [Read more...]

Trend: Mixed wild flower bouquets 

wild flower bouquet

It's been a while since my last blog post about interior design trends. But that doesn't mean that my love for it has faded. I'm already looking forward to the launch of new furniture and home decor collections in September and October. One thing that will never change is the use of plants and flowers in home decor. Something I have noticed, is that the type of floral arrangements has evolved. Mixed wild flower bouquets are a major trend.   Bloomon Especially in the … [Read more...]

Wow Wallpaper: Aquazzura meets De Gournay

Aquazzura for de Gournay Wallpaper

Great things happen when fashion designers team up with home decor brands. The latest buzz on the internet is the collaboration between fashion brand Aquazurra with wallpaper brand De Gournay. I almost fainted when I saw the handpainted wallpaper collection. Wow! Just wow. De Gournay is a renowned wallpaper business that has beautiful chinoiseries as its signature. Aquazzura is an Italian shoe brand. The result of their collaboration is a collection of shoes and wallpaper … [Read more...]