Winter has arrived here! We have been enjoying the beautiful winter weather for the last couple of days. Drinking hot chocolate, staying warm near a bonfire in our garden, playing in the snow: it all has been a lot fun! Here some images from our home & garden in winter time.
(all images by the style files)
This beautiful eighteenth century farmhouse is located in the middle of the Dutch country side. It took the owners five years of work to create the perfect home. On the ground floor of this old farmhouse there is the kitchen, a living room, dining room and two offices. Upstairs there are eight bed rooms for family and guests. I love the kitchen (image above) with the zelliges on the wall.
Throughout the entire house shades of blue, white and grey paint (from Farrow & Ball) have been used.
A joyous mishmash of furniture gives the kitchen character. The grey tiles (from Emery & Cie) contrast beautifully with the dark floor of the room.
A gorgeous shade of bright blue has been used for the guest bedroom and bathroom.
(images via Marie Claire Maison)
We have had beautiful weather here in The Netherlands this weekend. It has been snowing and the sun was shining. Ice was thick enough to skate so many people went outside on their skates. The winter wonderland images above and below were taken in our village in Waterland, The Netherlands.
The top picture shows our house and backyard in a winter setting. The image below is the view from our living room and backyard. As you can imagine we have had a wonderful weekend. I hope you have been enjoying yours as well!
(images by Danielle/the style files)
I had the pleasure to be invited to join the Blogger Meetup organised by publisher Sanoma Media during the Woonbeurs in Amsterdam. Last Saturday around 30 Dutch bloggers got a special tour around this home design fair.
During this yearly event design labels and companies (small and big) are showcasing their latest products. Also all Dutch interior magazines are present with a booth which is actually a house, decorated in the latest trends and in the style of that particular magazine.
Kirsten Jassies, content manager Home Deco at Sanoma Publishers, took us around the fair introducing us to the various houses. Today I am showing you the VT Wonen house where we were greeted by VT Wonen’s head editor Monique de Ruiter.
The VT Wonen booth/house was designed by VT Wonen stylists Frans Uyterlinde and Fietje Bruijn.
If you have any questions about the products featured in these images let me know and hopefully I can give you a bit more information. The beautiful cushions on the bed below are from Le Cerise sur le Gateau.
More posts about what I have seen on the Woonbeurs will follow in the coming days, so stay tuned!
Dutch photographer Marjon Hoogervorst has worked for various interior magazines such as VT Wonen, ELLE Wonen (Netherlands), ELLE Decor Norway, RUM Magazines and many more. With a special love for interiors, design and stills, Marjon is a photographer by passion. She tries to translates the energy she feels into a bright photograph.
For more information about Marjon’s work you can visit her website or contact her agent.
A great new interior store has opened its doors in Amsterdam. Friday next, a concept store for interior and lifestyle, sells a unique mix of furniture, fashion and food. A trendy and accessible selection of renowned brands and small, exclusive upcoming designers can be found in their collection.
Friday next also offers personal and high-quality interior services to individuals and companies. Theirs collection ranges from lounge chairs to (dinner) tables and seats, sofa’s and cupboards. A selection of these products is also available in their webshop.
Address: Overtoom 31, Amsterdam
Today is Koninginnedag (Queens Day) in The Netherlands, a national holiday celebrating the birthday of former queen Juliana. We have been enjoying some beautiful weather lately, hopefully it stays like this over the weekend. Happy weekend to you all!
(images from Toast)
The famous North Sea Jazz festival is a great event to visit if you are in The Netherlands on 10-11-12 July. North Sea Jazz is known all over the world because of the many musical genres it has to offer, ranging from traditional New Orleans jazz, swing, bop, free jazz, fusion, avant-garde jazz and electronic jazz; to blues, gospel, funk, soul, R&B, hip hop, world beat and Latin. I have always enjoyed going to this festival but this year is even more special: my boyfriend Ivar will be playing on Friday 10th July with his band the Rare Groove Ochestra.