It might not come as a surprise, but I personally prefer natural style Christmas decorations. What about you? Today I show you some examples of how stylish a ‘colorless’ Christmas can be. I will be adding some red to the Christmas decorations at our own home. And as my son loves colors (his favorites are pink, orange and purple!) we will have a smaller tree in our hallway with lots of color!
Last week on Wednesday night I came back from holiday and at 8:00 the next morning I was in the train to Utrecht for the Masterclass Styling & Photography organized by Meet The Blogger. The workshop was given by AnoukB, a well-known stylist, interior designer and fashion & interior consultant, and photographer, stylist and blogger Wendy from Beeldsteil. The location, De Toonkamer in Utrecht, was wonderful. I loved the industrial style setting (aren’t those exposed walls beautiful?!).The first session I attended was the styling class. We were given a winter hat from YaYa and some magazines. The assignment was first to make a mood board and then create a styling set. The theme for the set was ‘easy winter’ and the winter hat should have a (prominent) place in this. During the photography session in the afternoon we got some great tips which I used for photographing my styling set. Here you can see the result: images 1, 2, and 5 show my styling set. On the fourth image you can see Desiree from VosgesParis in action.
Remember this post? I can’t belief that already three years has gone by, time flies! Our sweet little boy has turned three a few days ago. That helpless little baby is now a big boy with with a mind of his own and lots of willpower. The Early Rider learner bike that we gave him for his birthday was a big hit! Not only is the wooden bike very stylish (I love the leather saddle!) but the bike is perfect for developing balancing skills. Happy birthday Kick!!
First of all, I’d like to wish you a happy summer! I hope you’re having a wonderful time with lots of fun, sunshine and quality time with loved ones and friends. I will continue blogging as usual but the style files will get a new design in a few weeks time. And I would like to ask you for your help. I would be grateful if you could let me know what you like best about the style files and which topics or styles you would like to see more. Would you like to see more fashion, do you want to know where you can buy similar products featured in the images, or perhaps you would like to read about more practical interior related things for example. Let me know so I can make the style files a better blog! You can leave a comment or send me an email (danielledelange [at] gmail [dot] com).
If you are used to read your favorite blogs with Google Reader you probably already know that this will no longer be possible from 1st July. I use Bloglovin (you can follow The Style Files here) and Feedly to get my daily dose of inspiration. New blog posts (and more) are also announced on Facebook and Twitter. On Instagram I am showing ‘behind the scenes’ images of my life and my house & garden. For more inspiration you can also follow my Pinterest boards. I am working on a new design for The Style Files which will allow you to subscribe to new posts and to a monthly newsletter. More about this in a few weeks time!
PS: I loving this idea of creating a table from magazines (images from Skona Hem). I’m not sure how stable this is, it might not be suitable in households with children and/or animals.
Last Friday, one year after my mother died, my father passed away. I am in complete shock, losing both my parents in one year is just too much to comprehend. I will continue blogging as I much need the distraction, but it might not be as frequent as normal. Take care and hug your loved ones.