Category Archives: INTERIORS

ABORIGINAL PAINTINGS FOR SALE (FROM MY COLLECTION)

I often get questions about the art that I have in my home. All the paintings are aboriginal art that I have collected over the years. I have spent some time in Australia (and travelled through the entire country) and here is where my love for aboriginal art started. I love the use of colors and symbols and that (a large proportion of) contemporary Aboriginal art is based on important ancient stories and symbols centred on ‘the Dreamtime’ – the period in which Indigenous people believe the world was created. The Dreamtime stories are up to and possibly even exceeding 50,000 years old, and have been handed down through the generations for all those years.

If you are interested in acquiring a piece of aboriginal art, I am selling part of my collection as I do not have enough space for the pieces I have. The paintings shown here are for sale. You can see all available paintings + information here on my Pinterest board. Some paintings are already stretched on a frame, as these are too large to ship the paintings must be removed from the frame or if you live in The Netherlands you can pick up the (framed) painting from my home address. For more information you can send me a message. By the way, we also have the Mid Century modern record player designed by Dieter Rams (shown in the images) for sale.

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A BEAUTIFUL BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN THE HEART OF PARIS

The Doisy Hotel in Paris enjoys an exceptional location right in the very heart of Paris, just a few steps from the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées. This boutique hotel recently underwent a complete renovation, which was executed by BR Design Interieur. All 33 rooms offer a cool-chic and warm, welcoming decor. Soft hues and colourful tones combined with a wide range of different exotically designed wallpaper. This hotel will definitely go on my list of places to visit!

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A RELAXED SUMMER HOME ON ANTIPAROS IN GREECE

This beautiful house on the island of Antiparos in Greece is perfect for a relaxed summer holiday. Casa Nigri is nestled in the fertile valley of Kampos, surrounded by a rural environment of intense natural vegetation. The design of the house has successfully preserved the traditional rural architecture of the island, enhancing it with interconnected outdoor living spaces and lounge areas. The exterior walls of the house are a combination of white washed and locally sourced stone walls. The stylish interior features wooden beams, custom made furniture, vintage tiles and sinks, and marble accents throughout, making the old and new co-exist in this charming space. You can contact Antiparos Escape Villas for more information about rental options.

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AN OLD WORKERS COTTAGE TURNED INTO A IBIZA HOME

This lovely summer home on Ibiza, Spain, was once a salt workers cottage. Interior designer Ricardo de la Torre has turned the old cottage into a rustic, peaceful retreat in the Natural Park of Ses Salines, surrounded by nature and away from the crowd. The decoration has been kept very simple and the original layout has been kept in tact, respecting the building’s history.

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A WHITE WASHED HOLIDAY HOME ON A GREEK ISLAND

href=”http://www.nisyrosinfo.com/” target=”_blank”>Nisyros is a volcanic Greek island and municipality located in the Aegean Sea. It is part of the Dodecanese group of islands, situated between the islands of Kos and Tilos. A place of wild beauty, as Nisyros was formed by volcanic eruptions. The island is one of the lesser known of the Greek islands but it draws arty crowd to its black-sand beaches and hilltop villages. Sterna residence is a beautiful house on the island that can be rented. Originally built as a two-storey tower in the mid-17th century, the residence was the first to be restored in the medieval castle after its collapse in the devastating earthquake of 1933. The restoration work has been meticulous, with the use of traditional materials and on the basis of historical documentation. The tasteful decor of the interior is characterised by whitewashed minimalism and enhanced by the intriguing sculptures of Sterna’s resident artists.

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A STUNNING CANAL LOFT IN AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

Last week I showed you this gorgeous private dining restaurant designed by Nicemakers. This Amsterdam based design studio has some more beautiful projects in their portfolio. Like this stunning canal loft in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The building was originally built in 1615 as a residence and served as an orphanage in 1681. Signs of this buildings rich history is evident in the stunning Amsterdam ‘Renaissance’ entrance and throughout the 190m2 living areas spread over 2 levels. Nicemakers: “The design process began with a detailed study into the building. Investigating the atmosphere and lighting in the apartment at different times of the day. The heritage beam structure created an interesting design challenge for lighting the spaces. These beams added so much character to the space that the interiors remained calm with a restricted colour palette. The interior has been designed for ‘5pm’, the moment the couple often arrive home. It had to be a home that you long for, that feels cosy, warm and inviting, a place to rest after a busy working day. The different living spaces are functional and social. An aperitif at the grey sofa by the fireplace, then some cooking and laughter in the kitchen followed by a dinner at the long dining table. It is a home designed for living and bringing people together.”


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A PRIVATE CAMP SITE IN URUGUAY

When Geoff, an Australian, and Sarah, originally from the United States, found a beautiful plot of land in a small coastal town near the town of San José in Uruguay they decided to settle here. On their premises located between the sea and a lagoon and surrounded by pine and eucalyptus forests they created a private camp site with several cabines and tents so that family and friends can come over to enjoy their piece of paradise. How lucky their guests are!!

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