The beautiful blue tableware shown here in Amsterdam shop Sukha has been created by Jeanine Eek Keizer. The wife of Piet Hein Eek gives new life to existing ceramic pieces by applying a new glaze to the various old pieces of tableware. By using uniform shade variations of colours, it was possible to put together complete sets of tableware from a collection of odds and ends of crockery. At first sight it appears to be a single, beautifully coloured tableware set, but a second look lets you discover the variety and wealth in designs and decorations shining through. A near constant flow of ‘new’ old tableware has to be supplied, making snooping about in charity shops, jumble sales and auctions no longer an objectionable addiction. Isn’t this a beautiful way of recycling?! The table ware is available from Sukha and from the Piet Hein Eek shop in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
You might have seen Vanessa Bruno’s home before but the pastel colors in this Paris home remind me of Spring. As this season is around the corner (we have had a lovely day here yesterday!) I thought that it was a good time to show you this apartment with feminine touches again. Model-turned-designer Vanessa Bruno is known for her sophisticated tailoring and feminine pastel colors. At the end of the post you can see a selection of her beautiful designs.
Welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We had a good one: I made a lemon meringue pie (which you can see here), we watched the Dutch team winning medals in Sotsji and we had wonderful meal at our friend’s house. Now it’s back to business.. Let’s start the week with this beautiful Dutch home styled by Kim Timmerman. The color scheme includes black, grey and beige. Materials such as wood, iron and glass are mixed to get a natural atmosphere with an industrial touch. Lovely!
Humanoid’s summer collection is now available; some of the dresses (the black and white striped dress for example) made it straight to the top of my wish list. Humanoid is a Dutch womenswear label with a cosmopolite, effortlessly and feminine style. Their designs are always stylish but comfortable at the same time.
This classic loft in the heart of Soho, New York, was built in the 1860s. Characteristic are the beautiful high ceilings and large windows. When a family with children moved into this large loft on Crosby Street they hired British interior design firm Ochre to do the renovation. The designers were keen to retain as much of the original character as possible. Their strategy was to mix old and new in the interiors. The beautiful pendant in the kitchen (top image) is made by Ochre, the white and pastel ceramics is available from Canvas. London based Ochre has a showroom in New York, which also sells furniture and accessories, including their handmade lamps. The firm characteristics are a down to earth style based on quality and craftsmanship.
Today in the ’10 of the best series’ I show you ten of the most beautiful beamed ceilings. I have made a selection of natural wood and painted beams, new beams and old beams, and low ceilings and high ceilings. In our own home we have stripped the beams in our bathroom but downstairs in the open plan living room and kitchen we have painted the beams white in the same color as the ceiling to create a more spacious effect. You can find instructions on how to strip wooden beams online.
I can’t imagine painting the walls of our home any other color thn white but according to stylist Lotta Agaton black will be the new white in 2014. In this French home almost all walls are painted in a dark color. I think it is stylish but for me personally it is too dark. What do you think, will black be the new white? By the way, you can find some images of my home (with white walls!) here and here on Instagram.