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...]

Christmas Trends 2016

The holidays are coming! My favourite time of the year. And like each year I did some research into the leading trends. So here they are: Futuristic style The futuristic Christmas style is one of bling, brilliance, iridescence and transparency. Think futuristic shapes, 3D forms, and a hyper modern look. Materials: foil, acrylic glass, latex looks, high-gloss and frothy finishes, perforations and embossed surfaces, beading, sequins, crystal, porcelain and glass. Bohemian retro style The … [Read more...]

Christmas Trend: A pared down Christmas decor

I'm in the midst of decking the halls, what about you? For Dutch standards I'm super early, but for American and British standards I'm either spot on, or a week late. Although I have to say the Dutch are catching up on the Anglo Saxon Christmas tradition pretty quickly these days. The Christmas spirit is quickly taking over the shopping scene and soon the homes as well. Decorating your home can be stressful, especially if you have an abundant, and chic style of setting your perfect holiday … [Read more...]

8 Tips how to Style Orchids in your Home Decor

In my previous blog post about orchids I shared 8 tips how to take care and nurture for orchids. So now that you know how to make them flourish and bloom, let's talk about how to style them in your home decor. There are so many colours and species of orchids which make them fascinating, unpredictable but also peaceful and still. Depending on how you style them, and with what materials you mix them, they can evoke different feelings and create a range of diverse atmospheres. Floral … [Read more...]

2015 Trends for decorating with plants and flowers

Yesterday I showed you the first part of a Trend luncheon I attended, organized by The joy of plants (Dutch websites: Mooi wat bloemen doen & Mooi wat planten doen), an initiative by The Flower Council of Holland. Today, I would like to talk about what I learnt that afternoon: the trends for decorating with plants and flowers for 2015. Aafje Nijman, trendwatcher at Bureau Nijman + Van Haasteren, shared with us the most prominent societal trends and currents that are also influencing how we … [Read more...]

A Plants and Floral Themed Lunch

A while ago I attended a trend seminar and lunch organized by The joy of plants (Dutch websites: Mooi wat bloemen doen & Mooi wat planten doen), an initiative by The Flower Council of Holland. As you know, flowers are one of my little luxuries I can't live without. I regularly post pictures and blog posts about my bouquets, flowers, and flower picking. For me it is a life necessity. Not a week goes by that I don't buy flowers. I also love plants and enjoy participating in the urban jungle … [Read more...]

5x Christmas Decorations above the Table

Christmas decorating is in full swing and I can't wait to show you what I've done this year. Browsing the internet I stumbled upon a few great ideas to decorate the dining table, and above it. You can literally hang anything you like above your table that fits in with your theme. From feathers, to wine glasses, and from honeycombs to small pendants on ribbons. Photographer: Hans Blomquist   … [Read more...]