Some beautiful grey on this rainy day. Spring should be near but seems miles away. I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend. Happy Monday! PS: I’m loving the tiles in the first and in the last image.
(image source: 1. restaurant in Lazio, Italy, designed by Noses Architects, 2. 3. Andre Nazareth, 4. McPhee woven chair from redinfred.com, 5. Honeypie Livingetc, 6. Robyn Lea for Est Magazine issue #7)
I have to deal with a lot of things at the moment (practically and emotionally) and I am also a bit under the weather. Whenever things are hectic I prefer calm colors even more than I normally do, hence this post in neutral tones. I do like different shades of whites, creams and grays combined together for a calm and elegant atmosphere. But if this is a bit to boring for you, you can also use these neutrals as a backdrop for brighter colored accessories and furniture pieces which will then become focal points.
(image source: 1. unknown, 2. Lauren Manoogian, 3. unknown, 4. Orion Falls / Akihiro Nikaido / Baba Souk / Onszelf Wallpaper 5. Robyn Thompson, , 6. Ese, 7. Not Only White by Isabella Machinè, 8. Pure Love)
Today I am stepping out of my comfort zone as red is definitely not my color of choice but perhaps it is yours. I have to admit that these images might tempt me to add a hint of red to my home..
(image credits: 1., 4. & 6. Jeltje Janmaat for Sukha, 2. unknown, 3. Bird & Banner, 5. Famhove, 6. via Sterling Style)
Today is International Women’s Day and to celebrate this you receive a 30% discount on the lovely big stone bracelets. These colorful bracelets are the perfect accessory for summer!
Denim has never been out of style but lately I have been seeing more denim than ever. Especially denim on denim (as in the image above) is the trend right now. I love denim as it is very versatile, you can combine it with some heels for a more classy look or with flats or sneakers for a relaxed outfit. In this post you can find some of my favorite denim pieces and items that go perfectly with denim.
1. leopard print flats, 2. skinny belt, 3. stylish boot-cut jeans, 4. New Balance sneakers in dark navy, 5. denim tee.
1. Goldsign for J. Crew jeans with feminine fit, 2. Antik Batik blouse in cobalt blue, 3. chambray shirt,, 4. suede pumps.
(image source: 1. via The Street Muse, 2. Stockholm Street Style, The Day Book, 3.via Elle UK, 4. Flare)
A selection of things that caught my eye this week!
1. a beautiful space with exposed brick walls and Tolix chairs;
2. a lovely image by Jackie Culmer;
3. wooden rings from Tierlantijn;
4. hand made leather bag;
5. Material Pendants by NK;
6. a lovely outdoor area.
Today I have selected some lovely dining areas. My favorite is the image below. That rustic wooden table is simply gorgeous and I love the contrast with the Eames chairs and the Arco floor lamp.
(image source: 1. Stellan Herner, 2. Andreas Stenmann, via Design*Sponge, 3. Sharyn Cairs, via Home Life, 4. VT Wonen, 5. Keke)
I have been touched by all the sweet comments and email that I received in the past week. Your kind and wise words have touched my heart and they have truly made a difference in these difficult times. I can not thank you enough and would like to give you all a big hug. I feel blessed that I have so many beautiful readers from all over the world and this knowledge gives me more motivation to blog than ever. Your words of sympathy have brought sunshine during these dark days. With today’s post I want to give a little bit of sunshine from me to you!
(image source: 1. BODIE and FOU, 2. IKEA Family, 3. via Coragupana,4. Elle Decoration France, 5. Bonnesœur(s))
Last Friday, one year after my mother died, my father passed away. I am in complete shock, losing both my parents in one year is just too much to comprehend. I will continue blogging as I much need the distraction, but it might not be as frequent as normal. Take care and hug your loved ones.
(image source unknown)
With Spring in sight we will be spending more time outdoors. Time to start thinking about decorating your outdoor areas! Today some outdoor inspiration in blue. Blue is a great color to use outdoors, it is fresh and it a beach house vibe to it.
(image source: 1. & 4. Manuel Gomes Da Costa, 2. Derek Swalwell for The Design Files, 3. IGrace, 5. Jeroen van der Spek for VT Wonen, 6. Sweet Paul magazine, 7. Toast)