Decorating with Brazilian influences

IKEA summer 2016

This summer, home & garden decor is flirting with Brazilian patterns, colours and flavours. It’s all about bright colours, playful patterns, rattan, lush palm plants and tropical patterned wallpapers. IKEA combines the best of both worlds, Swedish and Brazilian design,  in the limited collection TILLFÄLLE. Be inspired by the simplicity of Sweden and playfulness of Brazil. […]

Home Tour: A Black and White Rustic Christmas Decor

I love photography and I love interior design. So when Houzz approached me and asked if I wanted to become a contributor and photograph Dutch homes, I immediately said yes! What could be more fun than combining the two things I love most? From now on I will feature more of my interior photography on […]

How to decorate your balcony in winter

Your balcony is easily transformed into an inviting winter sanctuary to enjoy the crisp air, your view and a cup of hot milk with cinnamon. Because life outside doesn’t have to come to a complete halt even in the dead of winter. Add seasonal plants like heather, or bushes that produce berries in winter to add […]

City guide Leiden: Pluum

Day two of my Leiden city guide. Today the most fun and adorable lifestyle shop of Leiden: Pluum. The owner of Pluum is Nathalie whose signature is very palpable in her shop. She loves pink, white and grey, and she ha a soft spot for hearts. She has been collecting hearts for over 20 years. […]

Home Trends 2014: Country Bliss and wall quotes

The Dutch home decor fair the Woonbeurs is still open to the public and lasts till tomorrow, October 6. I was there earlier this week to spot the latest styles in interior home decorating, and shop the trends.  At the Woonbeurs, the major Dutch interior magazines annually inspire us in special model homes. One of […]

Make your balcony autumn-ready

We are blessed to have had such nice weather in September. This is definitely the proverbial Indian Summer that they usually only really experience in the States. Coming week they forecast 20 degrees Celsius…in October! In the meantime, everyone is stocking up on gourds and pumpkins to decorate their homes and entryways. So am I. […]

Weekend tip: ELLE Inside Design Event in Amsterdam

From September 27-29 Amsterdam is transformed in an interior design event boasting 106 designers, 98 hot spots and 34 interior brands dispersed through the city center.  Via set out routes you are led to interesting design shops, showrooms and exhibitions. This year marks the 10th anniversary of ELLE’s Inside Design event so it’s bound to […]