Last weekend I’ve had a mini vacation, just a few days off can really boost your mood and make you very productive. Our living room was still half black and white since january and it was about time to finish it.
Not with black and white, no. Blame the pregnancy hormones but somehow I didn’t like the end result of my work. So after a long time of deciding what colour I do liked I finally found one wich really fits a lot better. Now it’s toned down and it brings a certain calm feeling that I was looking for.
So here is a sneak peak from the kitchen and I am so happy with the result! It feels so good now it’s finally finished that I got some inspiration again to pick up some other projects.
Next up: the nursery :-)
Have you ever gone wild with a colour that you didn’t like afterwards? Tell me!
Slowly our living room is turning more and more into spring with some fresh pops of pink.
The weather is cooperating very well the last few days wich makes every room in the house so light and airy, I love it!
There is nothing better than smelling the warm summer breeze in the evening before you dive into a clean and crisp bed, or to walk around barefooted.
Here are some snippets of our living room that are currently making me happy.
So tell me, have you started to decorate your house for spring as well?
-Images by Marline-
There are certain area’s in our home that are not quit how I would like them to be. Take the hallway for example. I do like our hallway but somehow I still feel like it’s missing something. But at the other hand, for three years in a row I can’t seem to find something to make it complete.
I like a simple hallway with a minimum of decoration, but with a few good eyecatchers.
I came across this picture and something in this hallway caught my attention. I think that the contrast between the wooden walls and the classic bench paired with the supercool coat rack from Heath makes it perfect for me.
How is your hallway decorated?
It could be a year ago when I first spotted a wooden garland as a decorative way to display your clothes. It popped up in my mind again when I started to think about the nursery.
I could picture this with cute and tiny clothes as a fun way to fill up a wall.
Maybe this is a good DIY project for the upcoming vacation;-)
And the little poet definitely would look good with this as well..
The last few weeks I have been thinking about sunny, warm yellow as an accent for the bedroom. But as you may have noticed I am a bit scared for colour in my home. But then again, ever since I started with a few pops of pink in the livingroom I changed my mind. (It could be the starts of spring as well. Or the fact that our vacation is planned. Or just my monthly habit to change something.)
So, I started off with a tiny pop of yellow that holds ‘rules’ to live by. I placed it above the bed to remind myself of these rules.
Next up: a cute yellow pillow to complete the look. And the search goes on..
The day that our queen Beatrix is handing over her role to her son Willem Alexander is approaching very fast and I can’t help but join the happy madness that’s taken over Holland. Everywhere you look you find windowshops in orange. Now orange is a colour that represents Holland to me.
But orange is not an easy colour to combine in your home so I picked some inspiration today on a close relative: coral.
Now coral is my favourite colour of all times, period. It started a few years ago with a coral nailpolish from Essie. I still have that one and it is my instant mood lifter. I just get happy from the warm, sunny and bright tone!
So here is some inspiration of coral for your home. You can pair it subtle with vases or a cute tray or you could add a pop of colour on your wall.
Both very refreshing, don’t you think? I think Beatrix would agree with me ;-)
So, last sunday we experienced a really nice warm day! The sun didn’t show up but it was good to open the doors and spend a day outside.
Well, that meant cleaning up the leaves and getting rid of the christmastree. Yes, it was still standing in our garden.
But I did manage to squeeze in some fresh new flowers and I am so happy with it. I guess I really enjoy those small and simple things in life.
What about you, have you done anything in your garden or balcony yet?
It’s so funny to see how this bedroom is a typical reflection of all my favourite things: a white eames chair, black walls, a romantic headboard, soft pastel bedding and fresh flowers.
This really makes me want to buy yellow flowers for the bedroom.
But then again, I would only be throwing them off my nightstand in my sleep when I grab for a tissue because of this bad hay fever that’s been going on. Ah well, a girl can dream ;-)
I am so inspired by this amazing photographer that I had to share. I am no professional photographer by any means but I do like to improve my skills in the future.
I really love it when someone is able to capture a certain mood or emotion in a picture. Top it off with sweet, vintage colours and you have your own masterpiece wich would definitely look great in your house. In this case, less is more! The simplicity is stunning. I couldn’t choose one favourite so here are just a few of them.
And do check out Max Wanger’s blog, take the time because you’ll be scrolling for hours;-)
I don’t read a lot of magazines in general, but I do love a good and classic interior design magazine. I find a lot of magazines stacked with advertisements and unnecessary information that somehow seems to return every year. (I mean, every spring there’s an issue filled with ‘get ready for summer’ tips with workouts, ‘prepare your legs for the beach’ and the list goes on…).
I do find it entertaining to read every now and then but the magazines that really make me want to crawl up the couch are the ones that have good and beautiful portrayed home tours.
This picture is from one of the magazines that I love to read -and keep!- wich is actually more than a year old, but still very charming. I just love it when an interior photo hits all the right notes (still have to master some tricks myself though).
I wish you a good and fun weekend, enjoy!