Sunday, November 25, 2012

Preparing for christmas...

Are you ready for christmas yet?

Time goos by so fast, I forgot it is christmas within 4 weeks now!
After my daily search on Pinterest I found a few pretty ideas for christmas decoration. It is not traditional but it is very pretty en festive!

I needed to share these with you:
subtile and pretty colours by:

DIY christmas tree by

loveley window stickers by:

Colourfull christmas decoration by:

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Flying tiger...

Today I found out that the "shoping" centre of my home town has a new store...

It is paradise for woman, lots of scandinavian designed stuff for the home, kids, kitchen, stationary etc. and all for very low prices starting with €1,-

Lots of things you can buy have beautifull scandinavian patterns amd quirky prints on It like wrapping paper, storage boxes, ceramics, candles, candle holderders etc.

And the name of the store is:

There are stores allover the world and in Holland you'll find them in: Almere, Arnhem, Utrecht, Nijmegen and now also in Haarlem.

Check the website to find a shop nearby:

Look what I bought: wrapping paper, hand cream, nailbrush with dots, quiky postcards, wooden & sign and glass jars with pretty checker pattern lit....

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Tropical fusion...

Sometimes you just want it to be summer....
The weather hasn't been very good this month but today it got better and I felt like having a tropical food party.

All these bright tropical colors and food from allover the world ( only sunny places ;-)) gave me the tropical feeling.
A tropical idea for your interior when its raining outside...
Tropical food in a non-tropical environment...

Sitting in the urban jungle...

and it made me very happy....

Styling and photography by: Marieke de Greeuw for Breeduit magazine

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Love these blogs...

All week long I read a lot of blogs to get inspired and exited to restyle my house or find pretty DIY ideas. Lots of Ideas I get from reading magazines but the blogs are so versatile I love them.

One of my favourites is:

I love the three white and neon pink vases, they will match my pretty hand printed pillowcases...

Some other blogs I love to read are:
<3 my handprinted neon pillowcase

It makes me happy...

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Chevron it is...

This week I'd like to share a very popular pattern "chevron"

The famous fashion brand Missioni started to use this pattern in their collections. After years of fashion collections Missioni started the home collection in 1983.

Nowadays the "chevron" pattern is used in a lot of interior products, it's a clean and simple pattern and it makes me happy...!
Wallpaper chevron beige by Graham & Brown

Vinyl wall stickers in chevron shape by AbbysVinylWallart 38 USD

Blanket hooked by CThandmade 55,- USD
personal name tag/ stickers by PoshGirlBoutique one sheet of 30 labels for 5,50 USD
Wallpaper chevron grey by Graham & Brown
Chevron digital paper pack by Aesteticaddiction 3,- USD for 12 sheets 

Bow it is....

Lately I've been surfing around on the web looking for inspiring design. There are lots of new trends and ideas to be found @ websites like; Etsy, Pinterest and blogs I read. I'll share a few great designs with you every week.

This week it's BOWS!

1. Print by TRPrints 12,- USD

2. bow by PawsNbows 3,50 USD

3. pillow (wool felt) with bow by Marieke's Design 52,- USD/ € 43,-  

4. I-phone casing by humanitysource 14,95 USD

5. I-pad 2 casing by humanitysource 19,95 USD

6. Clutch with neon bow by brightworkdesigns 24,95 CAD
My favourite blogs are:
hearthome magazine
april and may studio
bright bazaar
love nordic
sugarspice design

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Pretty stationary...

Designing stationary is an upcoming trend. Lots of graphic designers start their own collections. And known lifestyle and fashion brands sell it in there shops. I found some pretty ones in Madrid a few weeks ago and I'd like to share them with you. I also found some pretty ones @

It made me happy ( the designs where quirky and the prices good). A nice gift!
Upcycled letterwriting set by HeloandMeme 22,- USD
Quirky pencil bag by Bershka

Set of 5 "typewriter" cards by PapillonKate 5,- USD
Lots of pretty designs in cellotape by Sfera

Set of 4 "camera" cards by PapillonKate 6,- USD

Self adhesive notes with quirky designs by Sfera

Monday, June 18, 2012

Great hotel in Madrid...

Last week I visited the great city Madrid... I spend the nights in Hotel Praktik Metropol. This hotel has a great design, Industrial combined with English country house style and frivolous accents.

Look at these photo's and enjoy....

Hotel Praktik Metropol
Montera, 47 (next to Gran Via)
28013 Madrid (Spain)
Tel. (+34) 91 521 29 35

Friday, June 1, 2012

Floriade 2012 flowers and more...

In my blogs I write a lot about flowers because that is one of the pretty things in nature I enjoy.

Today I went to one of the largest garden shows in The Netherlands called Floriade, we had a great masterclass of one of the most famous trendwatchers Lideweij Edelkoort. She showed us the trend forecasts for 2014 for interior design and fashion.

Later we walked around the floralplaza which was decorated by Oogenlust. It was beautifull and I'd like to share some of the flower photo's with you.

It made me happy, so enjoy!!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Moodboard colors 3

This bowl of fruits inspired me. The colors combined give a beautiful color palette. It gave me the feeling of a little cabin in the tropical rainforrest where you hear nothing else than singing birds and smell nature.

Bright natural fruit colors combined with wood tones and fresh white...soft polished wood, rough textures and a shiny glow...  I want this in my house... ...although I live in the city, this atmosphere makes me very happy and give me the holiday feeling...

Let start painting...

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Spring flowers...

I need to share these photos with you. A lot of the flowers started to bloom last week...

These colors make me happy, enjoy!