Countdown to the Woonbeurs

Mark your calendar, because in only two more days the annual Dutch Furniture and Lifestyle Fair ‘De Woonbeurs‘ is kicking off the new interior design and home decor season. And like each year, you can expect me to report all the trends and new designs I spot there. As always I look forward to the […]

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 […]

10 Trends to look for at the Fleamarket

Happy Queen’s day and abdication day to all my Dutch readers! Today is a national holiday in the Netherlands and traditionally this day also marks the one day in the year that there’s a nationwide vrijmarkt (“free market”), at which many Dutch sell their secondhand items. Everyone is allowed to display their stuff on a table or rug […]

Home interior trends 2013: Eye-catching Shelving designs

Last Monday I visited the IMM Cologne international furniture show.  I spotted lots of interesting furniture trends like the extensive use of the colour yellow. Another trend that I quickly noticed was design enhanced book shelving that is functional and aesthetically interesting.  The straight and simple book shelves are now replaced by eye-catching designs in asymmetrical forms and modular […]

Home impressions: Glamourous pastels

My second favourite inspirational home concept from a Dutch magazine at the Woonbeurs Amsterdam, was the house created by More than Classic. It was like stepping into the home of a Hollywood actrice. Glamourous, but not flashy. Soft tones, pastels, sheers, champagne hues and soft metallics were tastefully mixed making it an elegant feminine home. […]

10 Hot Interior Home Trends spotted at Maison et Objet

Last week I was at the international interior design exhibition Maison et Objet in Paris. The amount of exhibitors was huge, but I did manage to spot a few trends that were prevalent among the different brands. According to François Bernard who put together an introductory exhibition at the entrance of the fair called ELEMENTS, […]

Fab Fabrics in IKEA’s 2013 collection

Yesterday I attended the press meeting of IKEA where they presented their 2013 collection and released their 2013 catalogue. The focus of the 2013 collection is: Bringing new life to your home with textiles. A philosophy that completely resonates with me as I spruce up my home every season with new pillow cases and throws. […]