Thanksgiving table setting

Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away and somehow I'm less pre-occupied with it than other years. It might have something to do with the nice weather, and prolonged summer, creating a feeling of early autumn instead of mid November. What I love most about Thanksgiving is developing and experimenting with new recipes, and creating a beautiful table setting to wow my guests. In all my table scape stylings I include a few DIY projects to make it personal and unique. This time I spray painted small … [Read more...]

A Serene and Earthy Abode

I'm so excited to present you with the latest issue of 91 Magazine that has my photo on the cover! The digital magazine is packed with home interior inspiration, crafts ideas, and interesting interviews. In my interior feature article, A Serene and Earthy Abode, I take you on a house tour in the Netherlands. The house I photographed is the home of Lizzy and Roy who succeeded in creating a cozy and laid back atmosphere by using an earthy colour palette and an array of natural treasures. … [Read more...]

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 my favourite magazines Ariadne at Home wow-ed us again with a beautiful French country home, showcasing the 2014 home interior trend 'Country Bliss'. The styling was mind blowing and … [Read more...]

Shopping Guide Berlin: Mitte

Today I'll feature the 3rd of four shopping guides in Berlin. Although my guides are already quite elaborate, I'm still not covering all there is to see and shop. Berlin is continuously changing and developing. Chances are that if you visit Berlin every two year, you'll discover something new each time. Moreover, Berlin is at the forefront of innovative concepts in restaurants and shops. Let's hit Berlin's Mitte area! Potipoti - Rosenthalerstrasse 66 The label, Potipoti, was founded in … [Read more...]

Shopping Guide Amsterdam: De Pijp part 2

Neighbourhood De Pijp in Amsterdam, also referred to as the Latin Quartier, is one of the most vibrant parts in the city. Most notably for its Albert Cuyp market and many hip and trendy boutiques. I continue my guide with my favourite shops and places to eat. All the Luck in the World All the Luck in the World is a shop chock full of vintage, hand-made and new design. They have everything from furniture, to lamps, art, jewelry and clothing. Danish design is abundantly present. The owner is … [Read more...]

Small Treasures: June and August Notebooks

I was so happy when the mail arrived yesterday including an envelope from webshop Ook in het paars with my June and August notebooks. The charming notebooks (10x15 cm) are small treasures with a delicate feel and exquisite look. The covers are made out of recycled paper such as old schoolbooks, vintage maps and wall paper end pieces. Each notebook is therefore unique. A lovely addition is the handmade tag with a whimsical sticker, a vintage post stamp or interesting ink stamp. June and August … [Read more...]

Home impressions: Coastal living, red and white

Yesterday I had a second visit to the Woonbeurs (Home decor fair) in Amsterdam. The highlights for me were  the simulated houses of the leading home decor and gardening magazines of the Netherlands. All magazines built an inspirational home concept, totally decorated in their own signature style. Different from last year was a partnership of Ariadne at Home, Home & Garden and Seasons. Since they have the same editor-in-chief they decided to set up a 3-in-1 concept. And it was the perfect … [Read more...]