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 […]

Trend: The Basket Lamp

It is true that all trends return eventually. After the resurgence of the macrame plant hangers from the 70s, it’s now time to dig up your basket pendant lamp from the 80s. Although it has evolved somewhat – from the honey-brown wicker to a more natural look and hue – the effect is the same. […]

Trend: Marquee Letters and Signs

Marquee letters and signs are taking the interior design world by storm. You see them everywhere: in nurseries, livingrooms, bedrooms, and in restaurants and shops. The vintage inspired Vegas/Broadway-like letters and signs with LED light bulbs add fun to any space. You can opt for a huge letter, choose smaller letters to spell out a […]

Top 3 Picks of the Ikea 2015 collection

The new Ikea catalogue is out! I just love the day that it lands in my mailbox and I get to browse the latest trends and newest storage solutions. According to the design experts, bold prints, bright colours and chic combinations are the next big thing in 2015. We will also see folkloric and gypsy […]

Juuyo lamps

Last week I was in Utrecht at the interior design store Strand West, and the minute I walked in I saw these two lamps. I was mesmerized and still am. I love Japanese inspired design, especially when blossom or floral design is involved. The Juuyo lamps are from Moooi, and are the work of Italian […]

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, […]

London Shopping Guide: The Conran Shop

As you all know I travel to London regularly. It’s my favourite big city in Europe. During my latest trip I chose to go shopping in neighbourhood Chelsea in South Kensington. South Kensington is the cultural epicenter of London with its many museums and the Royal Albert Hall. I stayed in the fabulous Ampersand Hotel which […]