Home decor inspiration at the VT Wonen Design Exhibition 2017

It's that time of the year again! When the weather turns crisp and the trees transform their colour, I get that itch to redecorate. And there's no better way to soak up inspiration and spot trends than by going to the annual VT Wonen Design Exhibition showcasing everything new in home decor and lifestyle. The VT Wonen Design Beurs takes place October 3-8 in the RAI in Amsterdam. The highlight of my visit each year are the showcase houses by the different home decor magazines that function as … [Read more...]

Weekendtip: Salon Residence

This weekend (Sep 28-Oct 1) interior design magazine Residence organizes its second Salon Residence event. After the successful edition in 2015 - see my blog here - they once again transform the Singer Museum in Laren into an inspirational interior design showcase. This year the theme is 'Boutique Hotel'. Eighteen renowned interior designers decorated their own bespoke space. Why the theme 'boutique hotel'? Hotels have become the designer's preferred form of presenting him/herself. … [Read more...]

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...]

Ibride wannahaves

Through the years I have blogged about Ibride multiple times (see here and here). I just love each and every collection they bring out. At the Maison et Objet home decor fair, I was yet again in awe of their latest collection. The new collection consists of gorgeous, whimsical table ware design, and romantic floral tray tables and accent pillows. The Yuan Parnasse line is designed by Benoît Convers and illustrated by Rachel Convers, the plates and bowls are reminiscent of the Roman era. And just … [Read more...]

Enter the Loft of Miss Bare in Amsterdam

The Loft Amsterdam

Enter The Loft of Miss Bare in Amsterdam, an annual source of inspiration for interior design lovers. Each year an unique location is transformed into a pop-up loft, completely decorated with the best and novel furniture, home decor accessories, curiosities and art pieces. Every single item in the loft, including the wall paint and flooring is for sale, on location as well as online. This year, the loft's fictional owner is Miss Bare, who loves serenity and simplicity. Her lifestyle, that … [Read more...]

Trend: Globe Lamps

A huge home decor trend that I just love, love, love, is the renaissance of the chic globe lamp. The globe lamps were a big hit in the 1960s and 1970s and are taking over stylish interiors rapidly. They are mostly combined with brass or marble to enhance the chic style, yet they are also perfect to pair in a sleek Scandinavian style home decor. It was actually FLOS who re-introduced the globe with their IC Lights series designed by  Michael Anastassiades. Then came Bolia with a table lamp … [Read more...]