Trend: Floral wallpaper

Are you longing for spring as much as I do? It can't come soon enough for me. The damp and cold weather makes many of us flock to home to hibernate and keep warm. So it's no wonder that winter is also the time when many start redecorating as we are spending much of our spare time inside and start to notice the imperfections in the home. The easiest way to spruce up your decor is by changing an accent wall with a new covering. This season's trend plays right into that longing for spring with … [Read more...]

Trend: Furniture with Fringes

Exotic and happy influences are taking over home decor in 2018. And one of those influences are fringes. It's a bit retro yet reintroduced in a manner that it doesn't look granny-like. Combined with brass, velvet and silk, fringes add a touch of chic to your interior. Combine it with bold vibrant colours and tropical prints for a more fun and ecclectic look. The old charm of lamp shades with fringes is reinterpreted in lamps with a contemporary shape and form. What do you think? Will this trend … [Read more...]

Trend: Art Deco Patterned Wallpaper

If I were to name my most loved interior design styles I would say Art Deco, Hollywood Regency style, and Coastal. To my loyal readers this should come as no big surprise because I have written about Art Deco before e.g. about the Art Deco exhibition I visited two months ago, or Miami's Art Deco tour on South Beach. So to find out that Art Deco is 2018's interior trend is such a delight to me. Although it's a contemporary interpretation of the original early 1900s style, it still adapts the … [Read more...]

My favourite luxury Scented candles for Christmas

One of my personal little luxuries in daily life is lighting luxury scented candles in my home. While some may think they are overpriced, I gladly spend the money on something that makes me feel better and relaxed. A fragrance illicit memories and is therefore a powerful tool to create a mood. Scented candles also elevate and enhance my home decor and ambiance. We can all agree that there's nothing as pleasant as walking into a home that smells nicely. Especially during Christmas time I like to … [Read more...]

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...]