Last week we have had some beautiful winter weather here in The Netherlands. It seems that the entire nation was skating on the frozen lakes and canals. I have been enjoying this winter wonderland but to be honest I am looking forward to Spring. I have some lovely Spring inspired posts lined up for you but before I start this series I want to show you this cosy winter home.
Today is Valentine’s day and I thought that it would be the perfect opportunity to thank you, my dear readers. During the time that my mother was ill and when she passed away I received an overwhelming amount of email and comments. It has been a very difficult time for me, and it still is, but the support of close friends and you, friends that I don’t know, has been a huge help to me. Your sweet words have made a difference and I can not thank you enough! I received messages from readers that are, of have been, going through a similar process. I wish them lots of strength and inner peace.
Happy Valentine’s day to you all!
(image source unknown; I’m trying to figure out where I found this image..)
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.
I love to drink my morning coffee from a nice cup and have my breakfast on a lovely plate. Since having my son Kick these quiet moments are unfortunately rare in our busy household but when they do happen I make sure to enjoy them with beautiful home accessories.
Online shop Neëst (based in France but shipping world wide) has a wonderful collection of items which enhance every day life. Beautiful vintage accessories are mixed with contemporary objects.
This is the London home of interior stylist Abigail Ahern. I love the interior which is a blend of modern design and antiques, crafts, flea discovery and design classics.
The house is located in trendy East London. Not so long ago this was a poor, impoverished area. But in a short period of time, East London transformed into a trendy, hip neighborhood. It really has become the place to stay, and there have appeared many good restaurants and cool shops in the area.
One of these shops is Abegail’s own shop Atelier Abigail Ahern, where she sells everything from fun interior accessories to antique furniture.
This is the beautiful home of Danish jewellery designer Stine A. Johansen. Stine has decorated the apartment with a mix of design classics and flea market finds. I love how the various works of art bring color to the rooms.
(images by Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer/via Interiormagasinet)