vrijdag 30 september 2011


At the moment I'm inspired by chairs and mostly diningroom chairs. The chairs that we have now are a bit dull and I've had them for some years. We have bought an old church bench that we're going to put in the diningroom and more information about will soon follow!

At the Woonbeurs, I was drawn to all these beautiful chairs and when we got home and I lokked at the photo's I made, I realized that there were a lot of chairs!


Can't Remember...

Piet Hein Eek

Can't remember...


If it was up to me, I would choose different kinds of chairs and put them around the table. I would choose the red one from spoinq, a vintage Eames chair and one from Piet Hein Eek but in a different colour!

What about your inspiration, what inspires you? It is interior, just like me, or is it something else? Tell me, I would love to hear about it!

donderdag 29 september 2011

The Houses

At the Woonbeurs, the organizing interior magazines had made a stand into a home. The styles were completely different but they also had simular features but in different colours. We visited the stands of VT Wonen, 101 Woonideeen en Ariadne at Home.

VT Wonen

101 Woonideeen (101 living ideas)

Ariadne at home

I like to photograph little nooks and not the entire picture, it makes it more fun this way and leave things to the imagination, don't you agree? The magazines will show the homes in the January issue and I'm looking forward to see how they shot the photo's but in the meantime, I have my own memories of how it looks like and that's sometimes better, don't you agree?

More photo's to come another time!

woensdag 28 september 2011

Back from the Woonbeurs!

So yesterday, S. and I went to the Woonbeurs in Amsterdam and it was amazing! We walked and looked around for hours. We met amazing people and saw some amazing stuff. In total, I made about 100 photo's so you'll be able to see them in the next following days because it is just too much to put into one blog message.

Here you can find a bit of the loot that we brought home! On the card in the middle it says "Thuis gebeurt het" which means "Home is where it happens". It is from the magazin VT Wonen, which is one of my favourite magazines and the stand they had was amazing!

Ok, so keep in touch for more impressions of beautiful interior (ideas)!

maandag 26 september 2011

The last summer days!

We have had a horrible summer in the Netherlands but the next couple of days seem to be nice and sunny. I wish I could spend them in this lovely house by the sea...

(Image: Pinterest)

S. and I have two weeks off from work and our plan for the first week is to do chores around the house, visit the Woonbeurs which is an interior design fair, organised by the leading interior magazines of the Netherlands. Furthermore, we have dinner plans and meeting up with friends. In the second week, we're going away for a few days, take the car and drive to the south part of the Netherlands and to Belgium.

Have a great day and talk to you soon!

zondag 25 september 2011

The quote of the day!

(image: Pinterest)

Something I must tell myself every once in a while, don't we all?

Today S. and me are going to the Woonbeurs. I hope to be inspired and make lot's op photo's

Interior design

Last week, I went for a seminar which was organised by my work. It was held at interior design company Rever. Before the seminar began, the people from Rever gave us a tour of the building and they had some amazing stuff! The company focuses on the corporate world but there were a few things that you could apply in your own home. I loved the photo curtains and the photo wallpaper!

To see more from Rever, you can visit the website but also this video. It is in Dutch but maybe you can understand a little bit...

zaterdag 24 september 2011

Home Sweet Home & Pinterest

I was browsing through Sjoe Sjoe's blog and saw this photo:

I love photo's like this! She said that she found it on Pinterest. I have heard of it but didn't really now what it was. I do know and now i can't stop looking through all those lovely images!

Take a look yourself and tell me what you think! I would love to hear from you!

woensdag 21 september 2011

Secondhand finds

Last week I went to a secondhand shop to look for hidden treasures for my home and I came back with some great things!

I was looking for something to hang in the kitchen for display. In the shop, they had this old Dutch wooden board where people used this as shapes to make cookies.

It is really old fashioned, or vintage to use a trendy word, but I thought it would look nice in a modern kitchen. What do you think?

Another thing I was looking for was a vase or something to put nearby the window. I found this old bottle made out of stone.

It stands proudly now nearby my other vases and it looks great, don't you think?

And what about you? Do you like to go to secondhand shops and buy something nice for your home? Please share because I would love to hear your stories!

maandag 19 september 2011

Dream house

This house is around the corner from ours and I cycle past it everyday and just love it! It reminds me of a Pipi Longsticking house, don't you?

I would love to live in a house like that and raise a family, even though I'm not sure yet if we want to have a family. I can see us celebrate christmas, birthdays, parties and enjoying life there! A while ago I even thought of writing a letter and asking them to contact us, should they ever move. I should do it!

Is there a dream house that you would like to show me? Please do, I would love to hear your story! Have a nice day, everyone!

zaterdag 17 september 2011

Do I love Paris of New York?

Yesterday I watched the film Paris, je t'aime and a few days before that, New York I love you. Just sitting relax with a cup of tea, lighting the candles while the sun is slowly disappearing earlier everyday, fall is actually happening...

After seeing both films, I have to say that I prefer Paris je t'aime more. Maybe it has something to do with that I know the city better. A few years ago I worked as an intern in a hotel in Paris and got to know the city very well. My favourite spot is just outside of the Louvre museum and sitting there, watching a the people pass you by. New York I haven't seen yet but S. and I are planning a three week honeymoon to the east coast of the USA and we'll start in New York. We're so excited about it but more about that another time!

While I was watching the film, I saw the sun disappearing and made a few photo's of the front room, also looking into the backroom. It lookes to homy, a great start for the weekend!

What are your plans for this weekend? S. and I are going to shop a little, I need some yarn and a new dress and S. needs some clothes too. Tomorrow, I will be spending most of my time behind the pc and working to finalizing my school assignment.

I wish you all a nice weekend and talk to you soon!

donderdag 15 september 2011

Dottie Angel

I was just reading the blog of Ingrid of Wood Wool Stool and she mentioned the new book of Dottie Angel. Dottie also made a nice video, you can watch it here:

It makes me want to grab the sewing machine and start creating!

Coffee and tea corner

Last week, a colleague of mine told me she has an Nespresso coffee machine that was too big for her kitchen. I had a smaller one so we traded last week. At first I was afraid that the new one was too big for our kitchen. But surprisingly, it works perfect and now I have created a coffee and tea corner!

In 2009, I wrote this post about creating a coffee corner, remember? I posted this picture:

Ok, so mine corner doesn't look the same but give me some time and I will get there! Ofcourse, I will let you know when this happens!

woensdag 14 september 2011

Moodboard 3

I promised you that I would show you more off the working space where I work and craft.

Don't think too much about this room because it is a laundry room where I have put my desk, laptop and sewing machine. I had one empty wall and decided to make another moodboard, just because you can't have enough of them, am I right?

Again, this is a piece of softboard with fabric around it. The fabric is from Ikea and the pictures are from magazines and personal pictures, see the lovely picture of S.?

It was a bit empty first but yesterday I found a binder which had a lot of images in them from magazines that I have ripped out and saved. Luckily, it came in handy.

Today, I'm going to the fabric market and hopefully I can find some more fabric and make a few more moodboards. I have no idea where to hang them so maybe I should sell them.... Hm, let's just wait first if I can find something and then who knows! I feel a small business coming up, but first come up with a name... let me know if you have come up with one!

Have a great sunday!

dinsdag 13 september 2011

Moodboard 1 and 2

In a previous post I told you that although I have a sewing machine, I have almost never used it. But luckily, thanks to all of my interior magazine, I found out that you don't always need to sew to make something creative.

and because I have all these interior magazines, I sometimes see photo's that are just too beautiful just to leave them in there. So, I had an idea to create a moodboard using a piece of softboard, fabric and a special stapler, this is the result!

We have two fireplaces so I made one for each!

zondag 11 september 2011

Fabric market

This morning, at 10:00 am, I was ready to experience for the first time a fabric market. It was being held in the city centre of The Hague.

I didn't really know what to expect but just to be use I gave myself a budge and I couldn't go over that amount I had in mind. It was good that I did because I have never seen so much fabric in one place! And at each stand, I saw a fabric that I absolutely had to have!

After walking around for about an hour and checking at what was for sale, I made a choice. This is the fabric I bought:

Like I told you earlier, I can't tell you yet about my plans because it's not mend for me but for someone else... That's all the information that you're getting right now...

I kept my budget but for the next time, I double the budget and buy more fabric! I saw fabric that looks like wool and immediatly had a vision of a plaid, one for me and one for S. The price was a bit high so I'll have to wait untill next time.

But I couldn't go without the fabric with the cupcakes! I have used to to put the fabric in a frame and now I have a cupcake painting! There's still some fabric left so there's more to do something with it!

zaterdag 10 september 2011

Sewing but not on the sewingmachine...

So, I went to the fabric store because I just couldn't wait to start creating. I bought two pieces of fabric, came home and grap the sewing machine from the attic. Only to discove a problem... I couldn't find the plug! I looked and looked everywhere but couldn't find it... So now I have to think about how to solve this but I was determined to make something out of the fabric.

And this is the result!

It has been awhile since I last used a needle and thread and for the next time i can do better but for a first time, I think it looks really good! I now hangs proudly in the branches!

Afraid of the sewing machine...!

Lately I feel the urge to create something...

There's a sewing machine upstairs on the attic where it has been standing there doing almost nothing since I bought it. Only once did I use it and that was when my sister was here and she helped me to repair a pair of pants... the machine came with instructions which I haven't read yet so maybe I should start with that first...

It seems I'm almost afraid of the thing because of the possibilities on it's part and the lack of know-how on my part. my plan is that I'll read the instructions today and start to use the sewingmachine tomorrow. Tomorrow there's a fabric market nearby where I'm going to and buy some nice fabric. I have all these plans and now I'm planning to really start doing something with it! What the plans are, I can't tell yo yet because it's a surprise gift for a few friends and family.

What I can tell you is that I'm planning to make little hearts and hang them in branches that stand nearby the window.

I got this idea from a Dutch interior design magazine 101 Woonideeen.

As soon as I find a nice fabric tomorrow and figure out how the sewingmachine works, you will be the first one to see the result!