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...]

How to create a retro chic home decor

The summer season is an excellent time to update your home decor. A lot of people choose to skip, or shorten a holiday abroad, and instead invest in redecorating their home. The benefit of decorating and refurbishing in summer, is that the winter collections are on sale. You can get some great design furniture for 10-30% less than if you would buy it in autumn or winter. Retro chic home decor is one of the hottest trends. Influences from the 1950s and 1960s, Scandinavian design, and Mid-century … [Read more...]

Launch of the Eigen Huis & Interieur home decor collection

Last month was the official launch of the Eigen Huis & Interieur home decor collection. I got to see part of it in real life at the Dutch furniture & lifestyle fair 'de woonbeurs'. From what I've seen so far I'm very impressed. I also loved the styling and still lifes created to enhance the furnitures' designs. The collection consists of furniture pieces in four different mood trends: Luxe, Blond, Vintage and Minimal. The first two are already in production and in their own … [Read more...]

Cover it up

Bring in colour by covering your old Ikea furniture with the new Bemz covers! Bemz latest design collaborationis with Littlephant, a lifestyle brand that screams happiness. Your room will have an instant make-over and your dated furniture gets new life. The Swedish design company Littlephant is characterized by playful and colourful products and textiles for young and old, created by designer and illustrator Camilla Lundsten. It all started with a playful red elephant character called … [Read more...]

Shopping aqua blue for summer

I'm so excited that aqua is one of the trend colours this spring and summer. I see so many great furniture pieces and accessories out there in my favourite colour. The blue hue pairs well with coral, white, black, grey, vibrant pink, orange, or yellow. I noticed that a lot of accessories are a combination of aqua with a natural material like wood or wicker. Love it! tumblers - HK Living via | trash basket - Beklina | coasters - Anthropologie | pillow and blanket - H& M Home | … [Read more...]

City guide Leiden: De Klare Lijn

For the best and latest in interior design shopping in Leiden you go to De Klare Lijn. They have all the renowned brands like Moroso, Ahrend, Hay and Moooi, perfectly styled in their shop. The owner, a former math teacher, selects the items on quality and timeless appeal. From large furniture pieces to small accesories, the designs are all distinctive and interesting. The shop excels in its quirkiness and beautiful arrangements. It's an ideal place for extensive rummaging, both for true … [Read more...]