Today I’m loving… this beautiful rustic kitchen with Moroccan touches. The combination of rough wood with concrete is just perfect! Below some more images from the portfolio of stylist Barbara Groen.
The wooden chair is from Piet Hein Eek.
(images via Barbara Groen)
The combination of black, white and wood really works well in interiors. It is classical and the neutral colors have a calming atmosphere, while wood gives a bit of warmth. Above and below some inspiring images that show this beautiful combination of colors and materials.
(source: 1. Mokkasin, 2. 3. & 4. by Daniela Witte/via Skona Hem,
5. Stylizimo, 6. Skona Hem, 7. La Suite Cassis, 8. Clementine, Dupre, 9. Apartment Therapy.)
This once rundown old farmhouse is now a beautiful family home. It is located just outside of Parma, a region in Italy well known for its cheese and delicious ham.
Before the restoration started, the entire house with all the details was photographed for documentation as the family wanted to preserve the original atmosphere.
The entire building has been restored in collaboration with the architect Lucilla Scazzi. Together they tried to preserve the original structure and used the old materials as much as possible.
A lovely bedroom and nursery.
(images by Violet Horvat/via Interiormagasinet)
This small and cosy family home is created in an industrial building in Paris. A few years ago some friends and investors bought this former tapestry factory and they converted it into various apartments. This apartment is beautifully decorated with vintage and designer furniture pieces.
A true eye-catcher is the wire lamp from Marie Christophe, a French artist who makes whimsical and gorgeous sculptural lamps and chandeliers with curved wire and colorful beads
(images by Nicolas Matheus/via Cote Maison)
Kirstie van Noort is a graduate from the Design Academy Eindhoven in The Netherlands. This Dutch designer makes the most beautiful ceramic pieces! Above and below are some items from her collection. The subtle colors are stunning and fit really well in this season’s pastel trend.
Luckily Kirstie’s ceramics are for sale. For more information about her work and ceramics you can contact here at email@example.com
(images by Kirstie van Noort)
This is the home of Caroline Delaudes, a lawyer living and working in Paris, France. As she wants her home to be a quiet oasis when she comes back from a hectic day, it is decorated in muted colors and natural materials such a wood. Caroline took over the apartment, which is located in the 3rd arrondissement, from her grandmother in 2004. She renovated the entire house preserving the original style but added modern touches. I love the beautiful light coming through the large, glass doors.
(images via Interiormagasinet)
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.
(images from Boligmagasinet)
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.
(images via Marie Claire Maison)
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.
(images from neëst)