dinsdag 30 maart 2010

The Hummingbird Bakery

For our kitchen I wanted a nice painting or framed photo of somthing that looks nice in a kitchen but doesn't look like an item that you use in the kitchen. So no pictures of cultery, ingredients or something like that.

Then I remembered that I made a picture of the logo of the Hummingbird Bakery when we were in London in 2008. So I have the picture enlarged and hung it in the kitchen. And then I heard from a friend that there was a cookbook of the Hummingbird Bakery so I got that too and this is the result!

On the other side of the kitchen I made an inspirational board. So every time I see something nice or inspiring in a magazine, I hang it on the inspirational board. This is sort of my own painting, ha ha

woensdag 24 maart 2010

My very own!

About a year ago I blogged about a painting I saw in Amsterdam. I never stopped thinking about it and hoped that one day it would be mine.

But unfortunately it was already sold. But they told me that I could ask the painter if he would make somthing like that again. So I did and after waiting for a few weeks, this is how our painting looks like!

I can't believe hoe great it looks. I gave it S. for his birthday but I'm equally happy with it. It hangs in our living room where I can look at it everyday!

This is our first real piece of art and hopefully not our last. I have become really exited about beautiful art and hopefully in the future we will buy another piece.

Please tell me what you think of it! I would love to hear from you!

zaterdag 20 maart 2010

First a lot of rain before spring arrives

Just wanted to say a quick hi this weekend!

It has been poring rain all day... So I went out this morning to buy groceries, did the laundry and then took a long bath. I am completely relaxed and have shaken of the work and daily life pressure. I also did one other thing but will tell you about later...

For dinner it will be soup with sandwiches and a chick movie. Maybe Maid of Honour, Julie & Julia or You've got mail. I haven't decided yet.

Before I leave, check out the bookcase that S and I made last week. Well, he put it together and I painted it. I think it looks great for a first time try!

Enjoy your weekend, hopefully it is just as relaxing as mine.

zondag 14 maart 2010

The Bedroom

I am finally ready to show you pictures of our bedroom...

When we first moved in, this rooms was the only room that we could live in for about 6 weeks. After that, our attention went out on the ground floor where the living- diningroom and the kitchen is. So the bedroom became a storage space for furniture that we had no room for. So yesterday I sold the last item of furniture on the internet and it was finally a bit of how we want it to be. The pictures are a bit dark because although spring is on it's way, it is still very cold and dark outside...

The cabinet under the tv belonged to my grandmother and she had her administration in there. I always loved this cabinet and hoped that one day it would belong to me. She died in 2008 and since the family knew how much I like it, they gave it to me. Offcourse, S thinks it horribly old fashioned and wants me to paint it white. At first I agreed with him but yesterday I told him that it was going to stay the way it is. I use it for my scarfs.

And as you can see, only I have a lamp by my bed. S hasn't found his lamp yet so we are still lokking. If anyone has a suggestion, let me know!

zaterdag 6 maart 2010

The rock lamp

I have mentioned before that S and I are not on the same level when it comes to interior. We have had long discussions as to how we would decorate the house. The last house we lived in was my house where he moved in and it was already decorated. So S decided that now it was his turn and wanted to decorate the house with only items that was choosen by him. Now I am not a girl that agrees easily so for months we discussed, discussed and argued from wallcoloring to which baskets shall we buy to put magazines in.

And as some kind of miracle, everything changed and we were on the same level... It became fun to buy furniture together. Like this lamp for instance. S saw it in Trendhopper and loved it right away. I was amazed that he would like something like that but kept my mouth shut. It was too expensive at the time but a few weeks back it was on sale and I bought it as a present for him.

I put it on an antique table that I got from my sister. It didn't feel as it was on the right place at first because both pieces are completely different but now I have decided that it looks great!

Ofcourse, the discussions haven't gone away but we respect eachother more and are willing to make compromises. Maybe not because I tend to go my own way and convince S that it was his decision. Am I terrible of is that a woman thing...?

Keep calm in the bathroom...

When we bought our new home, it had a bathroom that was an original for the 1930's. When we viewed the house for the first time, I thougt it was charming but when we actually lived there, it wasn't so charming anymore and we asked the contractor to make us a new bathroom. This meant that I had carte blanche and make it just the way I liked. I saw in a interior magazine these Portugese tiles and loved them but I knew that S was more of the contemporary feel so it was a challenge to put our taste together. I think it worked out very well!

I love it when an interior has a bit of humour in it, it doesn't need to be all that serious and our bathroom is a perfect example of that! The 'Keep calm and carry on' poster, I bought online and thought it was funny to hang it in the bathroom.

Please tell me what you think of it because I would love to hear from you!