A christmas tree with Audrey Hepburn allure

I’m continuing with my Christmas decorations inspired by Audrey Hepburn. Today I like to give you a sneak peek at my ornaments and baubles to create the Audrey style. Again, I used my moodboard to extend the concept I had in mind. As with my Audrey Hepburn wreath, I use bows, bling and pearls, and […]

Black and white Christmas

A major trend this year is black and white. There are so many cool products out there to create the look. Here’s my top 6: 1. Tierlantijn, 2. Rie Elise Larsen, 3. Tierlantijn, 4. Tierlantijn, 5. Rie Elise Larsen, 6. Fine Little Day 

A Christmas Wreath with a nod to Audrey Hepburn

My Christmas tree is up in full galore, and my whole house has been transformed in a lovely winter wonderland. I know some of you are curious about my tree and decorations, but I want to add the finishing touches before I share it on my blog. I can show you my Christmas wreath I […]

My Christmas Tablesetting Tips in Gatherings Magazine

I am thrilled to share this news with you: I contributed to the latest ‘Winter White issue’ of the American magazine Gatherings Magazine! When the chief editor and founder Heather Spriggs Thompson approached me, asking me if I wanted to collaborate on this issue, I instantly said yes. I had been reading the magazine online, […]

Christmas Trends 2013 at Pop-up Christmas Shop Floreest

Each year  Helmi opens her pop-up store in the Breestraat in Leiden’s city center. Although it is a small shop, it is the best place to spot Christmas trends and get the most unique and exclusive baubles.  Florist and shop owner Helmi is always ahead of the curve and isn’t afraid to select different styles […]

Harriet Damave Christmas ornaments

Blue and white is always right! I just love the delicate and detailed Christmas ornaments by ceramist Harriet Damave. Blue and white porcelain is an art form without boundaries. It is prevalent in a lot of cultures: China, Morocco, Turkey, the Netherlands, just to name a few. I asked Harriet to tell us a bit […]