Pantone unveils Color of the Year 2017: Greenery

A new year calls for new beginnings, and thus a new color of the year. Color institute Pantone announced that greenery will be this year’s colour. It’s a green-yellowish hue that is fresh and cheery. The new colour symbolizes our re-connection with nature and the environment. It resembles the green hue of grass, or apples […]

Hot spot Amsterdam West: De Balkonie

No matter the season you can always spruce up your balcony. I like to make my balcony a small extension of my living and I like to dress it according to the changing seasons. Because, even in autumn it can be a nice retreat, even though you have to put your coat on. On crisp […]

Plants on the workplace

Decorating with plants is one of the most prominent trends in home decorating at the moment. For the latest Urban Jungle Bloggers challenge, we were asked to show how we use plants in our work space. Since my home is too dark for plants, I only have two, one in my living room and one […]

5 Spring wreaths for Easter

Wouldn’t it be nice to welcome your guests this Easter weekend at the door with a beautiful spring wreath? I love to make my own wreaths with fresh flowers and greens. It’s a calming craft project and you get to enjoy the end result each day you come home for at least a few days […]

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 […]

Happy Easter Weekend

This weekend I’m very busy with cooking and baking. Like this colourful mini turband with a green swirl inside. Unfortunately it’s a family recipe I can’t share.  But I thought the visuals would suffice this time. Leaves me to wish you all a happy Easter weekend!

Easter Brunch recipe: Pesto Soufflé

Easter brunch is always so much fun to prepare. I browse my cookbooks and the internet in search of the ultimate fresh spring recipe to wow my guests. In an old issue of Seasons magazine I bookmarked a recipe for a green soufflé. Now the thing of soufflé is that it’s tricky. When you over-beat […]