Mark your calendar for the Amsterdam Home Decor Fair

Mark your calendar because in exactly one week the biggest annual Dutch consumer fair for home decor, the Woonbeurs, launches its 21st edition in the Amsterdam RAI.  The home decor event takes place from October 1- 6. The Woonbeurs Amsterdam heralds the new home decor and interior design season. It is the place where the finest brands […]

Shop the Royal Style at Petit Chic

Were you also in awe of the many stunning dresses at yesterday’s inauguration of the Dutch King?  I was plastered to my TV screen to not miss a moment of the parade of gowns strutting by. Big surprise of the day were the yellow princess’ dresses by Spanish brand Pili Carrera, which complete collection is […]

Trend: Botanical prints

Botanical prints like ferns and palm leafs are super hot this season. The trend extends to everything from curtains, lamp shades, pillows to seat covers.  I noticed that the different green hues are mostly combined with walnut wooden furniture. This gives it a bit of retro feel. At Zara Home they have a fresh, Asian […]

Home interior trends 2013: Gymnastics equipment

Let’s get physical, physical! Let me hear your body talk. What does physical excercise have to do with interior design, I hear you think? Well, remember the smell of leather, wood and sweat when you were still in school? Remember the gym class and the pommel horse? A hot trend in interior design is using […]

Home interior trends 2013: Eye-catching Shelving designs

Last Monday I visited the IMM Cologne international furniture show.  I spotted lots of interesting furniture trends like the extensive use of the colour yellow. Another trend that I quickly noticed was design enhanced book shelving that is functional and aesthetically interesting.  The straight and simple book shelves are now replaced by eye-catching designs in asymmetrical forms and modular […]

Home interior trends 2013: Yellow

I just got home from a visit to IMM Cologne, an annual international furnishing show in Cologne. Visiting fairs like this can be quite overwhelming as I discover so many new brands, and have to process everything I see into story angles. I’m happy to say, that I have been able to narrow it down […]

Colour of the year: Emerald Green

Hello! My name is Tina, I am an interior designer and author of the design blog Life in Sketch. I’m visiting you today because our dear friend Louise is a little under the weather. She needs to rest, because I’ll be seeing her next week at BlogTour Cologne and then again in Amsterdam. I need […]