THE STYLE FILES http://style-files.com Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:43:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.4 A SCANDINAVIAN HOME IN AARHUS, DENMARK http://style-files.com/2014/10/31/a-scandinavian-home-in-aarhus-denmark/ http://style-files.com/2014/10/31/a-scandinavian-home-in-aarhus-denmark/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:43:37 +0000 http://style-files.com/?p=19612 Continue reading ]]>

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Luise is an interior stylist and owner of online store Vidalaluu. Together with Rasmus, who is an architect, she lives in this beautiful home in Aarhus, Denmark. Soft materials and pink accessories give a feminine touch while black furniture pieces and materials such as raw wood give a more masculine vibe. A beautiful balance!

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Credits & source: images by G. Lemche | via Femina.

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SNEL EN GEMAKKELIJK ADVIES VIA DE WEBCAM http://style-files.com/2014/10/31/snel-en-gemakkelijk-advies-via-de-webcam/ http://style-files.com/2014/10/31/snel-en-gemakkelijk-advies-via-de-webcam/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:01:45 +0000 http://style-files.com/?p=19515 Continue reading ]]>

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This article is in Dutch. You can find an English summary at the end of the post.

De meeste mensen die mijn blog lezen, houden van mooie huizen en inspirerende interieurs. Ik droom zelf regelmatig weg bij het zien van de mooie huizen op een van de vele blogs die ik lees. Waarschijnlijk heb je je weleens afgevraagd of zo’n droomhuis financieel haalbaar is. Of misschien droom je ervan om je huis grondig te verbouwen en wil je weten hoe dit gefinancierd kan worden. Een advies van een goede hypotheekadviseur biedt duidelijkheid of dromen werkelijkheid kunnen worden.

Toen wij zeven jaar geleden op huizenjacht waren, hebben wij ons uitgebreid laten informeren over de diverse financieringsmogelijkheden. Hierdoor waren wij in staat ons droomhuis te kopen. We zijn nog steeds blij met de keuze die we toen gemaakt hebben. Maar omdat de huidige rentestand veel lager is dan zeven jaar geleden is het verstandig om eens goed naar onze huidige hypotheek te laten kijken. Met de lage rentestand kan het namelijk voordelig zijn om de hypotheek over te sluiten. Hier komt een aantal kosten bij kijken (bijvoorbeeld een boete voor het ‘openbreken’ van de hypotheek tijdens de rentevaste periode) maar in sommige gevallen kan het onder aan de eindstreep toch geld opleveren.
Het staat al zeker twee jaar op mijn to-do lijst om een afspraak met een hypotheekadviseur te maken en onze hypotheek onder de loep te laten nemen. Maar door tijdgebrek is het er niet van gekomen. Met een druk leven is het niet altijd mogelijk om tijdens kantooruren tijd vrij te maken, bovendien is er geen bankkantoor bij mij in de buurt. Ik was daarom blij met het aanbod van ABN AMRO om hun nieuwe dienst uit te proberen. Met ‘Webcam Hypotheekadvies’ biedt ABN AMRO de mogelijkheid om via de webcam op de computer of op de tablet snel en gemakkelijk hypotheekadvies te krijgen. Je kan advies krijgen over een nieuwe hypotheek maar ook, zoals in mijn geval, over het eventueel oversluiten van een bestaande hypotheek. Het grote voordeel van deze moderne manier van adviseren is dat ik de deur niet uit hoef en het gesprek ook buiten kantooruren kan plaats vinden. Dit maakt de drempel een stuk lager! Het oriëntatiegesprek is bovendien gratis. Wij hebben overigens onze huidige hypotheek bij een andere bank afgesloten. Dit is voor het adviesgesprek met ABN AMRO geen probleem.
Volgende week hoor je van mij wat mijn ervaringen zijn met het verkrijgen van een hypotheekadvies via de webcam. Ik ben heel benieuwd hoe dit in zijn werk gaat! Wil je alvast meer weten, dan kan je hier een demo bekijken waarin in 1 minuut wordt uitgelegd wat ‘Webcam Hypotheekadvies’ is.

Deze post is gemaakt in samenwerking met ABN AMRO. Tekst en meningen zijn van mijzelf.

English summary: Most readers of this blog love beautiful houses and interiors. Perhaps you sometimes wonder if you can afford one of the houses you have seen on the blogs you read. Or you might dream about renovating your home and you wonder how to finance this. A consultation with a good financial advisor can offer clarity whether your dreams can become true or not.

When we were house hunting seven years ago, we went to a financial advisor to get advice about suitable mortgages for us. We are still happy with the choice we made but the financial market has changed since we got our mortgage. For instance the interest rate nowadays is much lower than seven years ago. Although there are costs involved, it might be wise to change our mortgage. Getting an appointment with a financial advisor has been on my to-do list for about two years. But with a busy life I just could not find the time to make an appointment during office hours. When ABN AMRO offered me to try out their new mortgage advice services I jumped at the chance. With their Webcam Mortgage Advice service ABN AMRO offers the option to get information about financing a home or a renovation. The great thing is that you can do this from your own home and that you can schedule the appointment during evening hours or on Saturdays. Besides, the first orientation meeting is for free! My appointment with ABN AMRO is scheduled for next week. In a next blog post I will tell you about my experiences with getting a mortgage advice by webcam. If you would like to know more in the meantime, you can see a demo here (which is in Dutch).

This post is created in collaboration with ABN AMRO. Words and opinions are my own.

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A BEAUTIFUL FARMHOUSE IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA http://style-files.com/2014/10/29/a-beautiful-farmhouse-in-victoria-australia/ http://style-files.com/2014/10/29/a-beautiful-farmhouse-in-victoria-australia/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:22:13 +0000 http://style-files.com/?p=19589 Continue reading ]]>

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This is the stunning farmhouse belonging to Tamsin Caravan, her husband Allan Walker and their daughter Martha. From this working farm in the hills of Gippsland, Tamsin hosts beautiful lunches and workshops using meat and produce grown and gathered on the farm and in the rambling kitchen garden. Lunches and classes are held in the hilltop farmhouse with views down the valley out every window. Tamsin: “The joys of a shared table, conversation, home grown food; this is the good stuff of life.” I love the interior of the house which has a very warm and welcoming atmosphere. Many of the furniture pieces are hand made by Tamsin’s husband Al. Throughout the house vintage kilim rugs give warmth and character you can find similar rugs at Le Souk)

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Credits & source: images by Eve Wilson for The Design Files.

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RACHEL CASTLE’S BABY COT BEDDING http://style-files.com/2014/10/28/rachel-castles-baby-cot-bedding/ http://style-files.com/2014/10/28/rachel-castles-baby-cot-bedding/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:23:36 +0000 http://style-files.com/?p=19582 Continue reading ]]>

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I am a big fan of Rachel Castle’s works and I love her new baby cot bedding collection. Fitted and flat sheets in charcoal spot for boys, fluro pink spot for girls and sweet little yellow hearts if its too early to tell. A lovely 100% cotton blanket is available in two color combination: pink & orange and blue & charcoal.

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TOUR AROUND MY HOME: THE KITCHEN http://style-files.com/2014/10/27/tour-around-my-home-the-kitchen/ http://style-files.com/2014/10/27/tour-around-my-home-the-kitchen/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:12:59 +0000 http://style-files.com/?p=19566 Continue reading ]]>

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In today’s tour around my home I’m showing you our kitchen. We have an open plan kitchen, dining area and living room which works out great for us. The kitchen cabinets are basic white with a grey stone counter top. I have added wooden accessories such as the mortars and bread boards to add warmth. You can see more of our home in these posts: the bathroom, the garden and the living room. Next week I will be showing you the master bedroom.

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Credits & source: images by Paulina Arcklin | styling by The Style Files.

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HALLOWEEN PINEAPPLE CARVING http://style-files.com/2014/10/26/halloween-pineapple-carving/ http://style-files.com/2014/10/26/halloween-pineapple-carving/#comments Sun, 26 Oct 2014 07:34:42 +0000 http://style-files.com/?p=19562

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Halloween is around the corner and I think a carved pineapple is a fun change (or addition) to the traditional pumpkin carving!

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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEKEND http://style-files.com/2014/10/25/thought-for-the-weekend-8/ http://style-files.com/2014/10/25/thought-for-the-weekend-8/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:03:15 +0000 http://style-files.com/?p=19558

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Source: Lovelife.

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BEAUTIFUL LEAF PRINTS BY PERNILLE FOLCARELLI http://style-files.com/2014/10/24/beautiful-leaf-prints-by-pernille-folcarelli/ http://style-files.com/2014/10/24/beautiful-leaf-prints-by-pernille-folcarelli/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:50:55 +0000 http://style-files.com/?p=19547 Continue reading ]]>

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I am currently in the process of redecorating my home office. I have designed a large floor-to-ceiling book case which will be custom build and I also found the desk that I wanted (the Balls table in white by BertJan Pot). Now I have to get some beautiful prints to dress up the walls. These beautiful leaf prints from Danish designer Pernille Folcarelli are high on my list. Would’t it be great to combine different prints, colors and sizes?!

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Credits & source: Pernille Folcarelli | via April & May.

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A RENOVATED EDWARDIAN FAMILY HOME IN MELBOURNE http://style-files.com/2014/10/23/a-renovated-edwardian-family-home-in-melbourne/ http://style-files.com/2014/10/23/a-renovated-edwardian-family-home-in-melbourne/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:41:31 +0000 http://style-files.com/?p=18665 Continue reading ]]>

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This beautiful home designed by architectural firm Robson Rak in association with Made by Cohen has been shortlisted for 2014 Australian Design Awards. The Edwardian home which is located in Melbourne, Australia, has been renovated into a contemporary family home. The architects about their design: “Behind the façade of this handsome old Edwardian home in Elwood unfolds an unexpected contemporary interior, which is both elegant and timeless. In this residential project our design team embraced the clients brief through simplicity of layout, subtlety of light, use of honest materials, clean lines and well-executed details.”

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MY LOVE FOR VINTAGE KILIM RUGS http://style-files.com/2014/10/22/my-love-for-vintage-kilim-rugs/ http://style-files.com/2014/10/22/my-love-for-vintage-kilim-rugs/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:06:04 +0000 http://style-files.com/?p=19522 Continue reading ]]>

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With a beautiful rug you can easily change the look and feel of your home. I especially love vintage kilim rugs as they give instant warmth and character to a room. These flat weave rugs have been produced by nomads and villagers throughout the Middle East and Central Asia for centuries. Traditional tribal designs were passed from one generation to the next, with each weaver creating subtle variations that reflected her own artistic personality. Every rug is therefor unique. The beautiful colors are created by using natural dyes. Today’s post give you some examples how a vintage kilim rug can be used. If you are looking for a similar rug, Le Souk has a large collection of rugs which are all in clean and great condition.

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Image source: 1. image by Ashley Bruhn, via Cup of Jo | 2. unknown | 3. N. Franzen | 4. Bolig | 5. Jessica Helgerson Interior Design | 6. Vnr | 7. rugs available from Le Souk | 8. B.Covey for Style Me Pretty | 9. unknown | 10. Covet Garden.

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