A BEAUTIFUL RUSTIC KITCHEN IN A LONDON HOME

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I am loving this kitchen by London based studio Mark Lewis Interior Design. The reclaimed wood cabinets and large farmhouse style sinks give the kitchen a rustic touch. I think these kind of kitchens have a more cozy feel compared to sleek, modern kitchens. What do you think? Do you prefer rustic or modern?

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GET YOUR CLOSET ORGANIZED WITH VIRTUAL CLOSET SPACE

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I just love an organized closet. Not only does it look better but it is also more efficient as it much easier to find things you need in an organized closet. The reality is that my closet doesn’t look anything like these organized spaces in the images in this post. Every morning I spend too much time combining clothes and look for things I can not find. This causes frustration and when your closet is a jumble, your day begins in with chaos. So one of my resolutions for this Spring was to clean up my wardrobe. I am fed up with stuffing my belongings in every every nook that I could find and then spend lots of time finding them again when I need them.

My strategy is to store my out-of-season (winter/summer) clothes out of the way. As I don’t have much storage space in my home I was very happy with the offer by Spaceboxx to try out their virtual closet space. Within minutes I had ordered 7 boxes through their website and had scheduled a suitable pick-up date (this can be as fast as within 4 hours). And they not only store clothes but also larger items such as furniture pieces or bikes. All items will be kept in a secure place and when I need anything I can have it back with just one mouse click. The very fast service (within 4 hours all desired items can be brought back again) and the ease of use of the website is what makes Spaceboxx very interesting. And compared to regular storage space (where you have to bring and pick up the items yourself) this service is very affordable.

Do you want to get organized as well? Good news for Dutch readers: Spaceboxx offers you to try out their virtual storage service for free. With code FA0415 you can store up to 15 boxes + 3 larger items for three months for free. Just go to their website and follow the easy steps. Within a few hours you can have an organized closet (and home)!

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BEST FURNITURE & HOME ACCESSORIES BY URBAN OUTFITTERS

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When I visited the Urban Outfitters website I was surprised by their wonderful furniture and home accessories collection. Not everything they have match my taste but here is a selection of handmade items that I really love. I would buy that beautiful wooden headboard (image above) in a hartbeat but unfortunately they don’t ship this item to The Netherlands (most items are available for world wide shipping though).

Hand carved wooden headboard.

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Large towel / throw.

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Bohemian platform bed.

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A RENOVATED FARMHOUSE IN THE NETHERLANDS

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This old farm in Workum in the north of The Netherlands has been renovated and is now a warm family home. The beautiful kitchen is the heart of the house, here is where everybody comes together. We have an old farmhouse ourselves and we are thinking about rebuilding the barn that was once next to our home. On the ground floor there will be a large kitchen. High on our wish list for the kitchen is a wood burning stove, just like the one featured above.

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BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY HOMES ON THE GREEK ISLAND OF SYROS

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Athens-based architecture studio Block 722 designed these two holiday houses on the Greek island of Syros. The design process was defined by the clients’ desire to maximize the view of the Plagia bay. The main intention was to unify the various spaces of the house under one roof facing the Aegean, without creating a massive volume, thus resulting in a deconstructed rectangle with massive openings from all sides. I love the Cycladic architectural characteristics of the buildings, especially love the use of local stonework.

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A NATURAL STYLE EASTER TABLE SETTING

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Here are some ideas for creating a natural style Easter table setting. Happy Easter everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I have organized a egg hunt for my son in our garden so hopefully the weather will be good!

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DIY: CROCHETED LACE EASTER EGG DECORATIONS

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This is a post from last year but these lace Easter decorations are so styling and beautiful that I decided to show them again. You can buy the patterns (there are five different ones) here on Etsy. A lovely DIY project for those who know how to crochet (not me unfortunately).

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