Drum ruffles please…..
On the dutch website kinderkamerstylist you can find a feature of our daughters lovely room:-)
I couldn’t be more proud, kinderkamerstylist offers a lot of great and fun inspiration for your little kids room or nursery.
Be sure to check out the full article here!
Enjoy your week everyone!
A little while ago I mentioned that I was on the hunt for the perfect closet for our daughters room. It turned out into a classic closet that’s not too high so I could decorate it with items on top. When she grows older, I like to place baskets on top for toy storage.
The closet was an absolute bargain, I’d almost call it a bananas budget buy.
It holds enough space for everyday storage (like diapers, reading books, dolls, toys… You know, all the little peoples stuff) and her clothes.
I painted it with dark chalk paint that I already had (a professional painter would envy my paint collection. But hey, you never know what you have to paint. It’s just like garbage bags. You need to have it in storage in case you need it. Get my point?)
Paired with a nice lamp from Ikea it’s pretty much closet perfection to me.
Have a great start of the week!
After four years of using the same bedding I would like to buy something new.
I really like neutral dusty colours for the long winter that’s around the corner (it’s always too long in my opinion. What about you?) but I also think that white bedding looks and feels extra fresh.
You know when it’s freezing outside, you sneak in bed at night (or at midday for a quick nap, for the new mums among us ;-) ) and you feel the crisp bedding.. Seriously, it takes me three minutes and I’m off to wonderland.
So when I saw this super simple but really cute bedding by Ariadne at Home I already pictured it on my bed, accompanied by a soft, light pink bedspread.
And maybe even better: this could also be a fun DIY project.. ;-)
How about you? Do you also have a thing for white bedding?
Remember the other day, when I was talking about my crazy habit? That whenever I see something that I want, I’ll try everything possible to have it done? (Now that balloon only goes up when it comes to interior design. Okay, and clothes. Shoes are included with clothes, naturally.)
I’ve been looking for a more affordable option of the super cute wallpaper from Ferm Living for my daughters room. Preferably in the exact same colour.
I just knew that someday I would bump into it. And I did. Lucky me!
Now it’s not mint green, but it’s a neutral grey and way cheaper. Bonuspoints!
Now my mother is my partner in crime on this one. Because we seem to contaminate each other with our decorating fever.
It only took us two hours and a lot of chatter on a rainy tuesday afternoon. And I couldn’t be more than happy with the results!
Okay. It happened again.
It was on a rainy afternoon, I treated myself on a cup of tea and a few magazines. And there it was.
As if it was waving at me like ‘Hello! This is what you’ve been looking for!’
Pretty, warm pink on the wall for our livingroom.
So as the days went by it took over my mind.
Because it would look so pretty with our kitchen. And the dining table. And the cabinet. And the reflections of a few burning candles would be so warm and cozy.
So here I am, only a week later and I’ve already found the perfect colour.
I haven’t purchased it yet, though. But I will. Within a week or so. Because once this woman sees something that she likes, she is going for it. It just has to be done within a few days and everything else has to wait.
Does this sound recognizable to anyone or am I really a bit crazy?
So stay tuned for the endresults, it won’t be long now. I promise.
A new season, a fresh start.
Now that fall is in full swing, I really feel this is a new start for me.
After a difficult start of 2013, a long and happy (pregnant) summer, the birth of our daughter and this whole new life for us, I really feel things are falling into place. Ofcourse, things will never really fall into place, but that’s life and we just have to roll with it.
But besides this new life as a parent, my house has some pretty new elements as well and I can’t wait to share!
I have done a lot of painting, redecorating and styling around the home.
And the good news is: I’m not done yet! (Am I ever done, really? Probably not)
But first a few photos of our babyshower and the delicious treats that we baked -in between the feeding and taking care of my daughter-. I made the decorations with maskingtape, baking rope, thin tissuepaper and foam sheets.
Now I’m not a pro in the kitchen, but it’s all about fun to me. And I just enjoy baking.
Oh and by the way, everything tasted just as good as it looks :-)
Have a great weekend!
-Images by Marline-
Wow. It has been weeks since I posted my last article here. As some of you might know, I’ve experienced some crazy, busy and pretty intense weeks.
But we’re on the right track now and I’m starting to find new inspiration and energy for my big love: decorating the house.
I’m on pregnancy leave at the moment and I’m enjoying it to the fullest! My head is overflowing with ideas for the nursery (that I haven’t been able to decorate yet, so I need to rush now..) and it’s a crazy idea that I can actually buy stuff for the babygirl now.
(I mean, legitimate shopping, hello!)
But untill the nursery isn’t ready to show off yet, I want to give you a peek on the colours that I like to use. The dresser is the only thing I’ve purchased yet and it’s an old example with a story behind it. I love furniture with a history!
I wanted it to be gray, but it turned out a bit more light blue and I actually like it. I’m not planning on making a complete pink room for the baby, I like things more neutral with soft colours.
To even out the blue I’m mixing it up with a lot of white (the floors are white), warm whites, delicate lace, dark gray and a hint of copper.
So here is quick impression of what I mean, do you like it?
Besides my love for interior design I’m a true fashion victim. I don’t necessarily follow every trend and I have my own style, but I’m a sucker for a good outfit. It can really boost your mood when you have a pair of gorgeous heels or the ultimate summer jacket.
I’ve had a thing for bows a long, long time. In fact, when I finally started wearing my summer sandals last week I realized that the majority of them have bows on them.
Paired with tough ripped jeans or a floral maxidress it makes an ideal summer outfit. But hey, I’m not here to talk about fashion.
I found this cute poster for the nursery online this week and I couldn’t resist buying it.
I guess I’ve already gave you a hint of the gender of our baby by now;-)
The last weeks I’ve been searching for some furniture for the nursery. The day that I’m signing off at work is coming closer, wich means that the days of relaxation are in sight. Now changing the guest room into a nursery and pretty much painting every piece of furniture -that I still have to buy somewhere- does not sound as relaxation, but to me it is. Kind of.
That also totally depends on if I’m able to find the perfect closet.
Last weekend I’ve been on the hunt for a good buy – that means: an old closet for a reasonable price. But there are more dutchies with the same goal.
Here is a picture of what I mean, I would love to paint it in this colour, paired with white, warm nude tones and a bit of copper.
Do you like it?
Source: Ariadne at Home