summer in my bedroom

really enjoyed these last few sunny days 
so happy that Summer finaly has arrived in the Netherlands!
this weekend we visited a great outdoor festival (concert at sea) at the Dutch coast
and more beautiful weather has been announced  for this week 
I'm almost starting my summerbreak so these sunbeams are more than welcome!

it will be great to live the outside life as much as possible
 but I also love to create a fresh summer atmosphere in my bedroom
a few weeks ago I welcomed the beautiful purety bedlinen of Crisp Sheets
and it inspired me to create a new all-white look in my bedroom...

today some snapshots!

ps. you can find all about the purety bedding designed by Crisp Sheets here



love this amazing bright workspace
beautiful simplicity in white
 supplemented with
natural tones, pastel shades
a touch of wood
and just some tasteful accessories 

once again... I'm inspired by the stylist team of Fantastic Frank
see more of this place here


stylish storage

Extra storage always seems to be needed and from the moment
 that I saw these stylish photos, made by Kristoffer Johnsson
I keep thinking about the possible places in my house
 where I could put all these great produks the best. 

 love the creative ideas and stylingwork by Lotta Agaton 
for the new storage campain for H&M home 
see more here



 I really don't know which room I prefer...

In this stylish loftapartment I found everything that I could possibly like
the high wooden beamed ceilings, the fireplace, 
the black tipped parquet, the serene light,  the furniture, 
 the stunning contrast of black and white in combination with
 the grey shades and ofcourse the stunning loft with all its great possibilities
there are so much details to admire...

Starting this Monday with this inspiring and perfect apartment for sale
see more at Alvhem here and have a great new week!


my week in hashtags

H A P P Y  W E E K E N D ! 

 #fromthisweek #relaxing #stylingfun #inmygarden #misssummer #details 
#beachlife #decoration #magazinelove #lovezeeland #green #inmybathroom #urbanjungle
 #outdoorlife #mooisenmeer #instagardening #picturelove #earlymorninghappiness #stylingbyels #sealove #watchlove #onmywall #crispsheets #happpyweekend #elveravanschaik #instagram


serve & store

my love for different kind of ceramics is still very strong
last week when I received the latest issue of the ELLE decoration.nl
my attention was instantly drawn when I saw the inspiring portret of Dutch
 philosopher, writer and designer Merel Kamp.

Merel was nominated for the Rijksstudio Award 2014, hosted by the Rijksmuseum
with the design of her Lamp Pouring Light (photo 3),  inspired by "het Melkmeisje",
the Milkmaids jug,  the famous painting of Dutch painter Vermeer 

Beside the beautiful lamp I was also attracted 
by her beautiful "Serve & Store" tableware collection
I really love the sober and matte design of this a great mix of 
plates and bowles in different shapes and sizes.
The tableware collection is designed to reduce the use of 
plastic film in the household,  each part of the set can be closed
 with another part of the set so there will be no plastic waste. 

see and read more about the work of Merel Kamp here or here

ps. unfortunately the tableware is not yet widely available. For a long time Merel has produced the collection
 by herself but now she is looking for a producer. Ofcourse you can always send a mail to Merel
 if you are interested in her work or if you would like to order something

                                                                                                      photos by Merel Kamp with thanks! 

  www.studiomerelkan.com/www. potaatoo.com


summer evenings

an inviting pile of carpets, cushios and pillows greens, 
a cosy atmosphere created by the candleholders, 
the lightstring,  some simple diy creations/accessories and 
this stunning old door as table filled with nice food and drinks..
would love to spend my summer in this garden...

just admired this perfect inspiration 
for a warm summerevening  with family and friends!
see more at livet hemma here

                                                                                                            photos: Elin Eklund Edman och Frida Eklund Edman


location love - "lasloods"

photos elvs

after a fantastic and sunny 
long weekend  at the dutch coast 
 it's great to start with this stunning workspace

I made these pictures this weekend 
while visiting a temporary (13-14-20-21 june) exposition
 in an old whellingfactory in my birth place Vlissingen.
I discoverd the expososition by coincidence
but I was attracted  immediately by the beautiful raw atmosphere 

just loved the inspiring industrial elements 
(as the concrete floors and walls, original details and vintage furniture
 made of used materials) of this gorgeous location in combination with
 the art works/photo exibibition,  mostly made of used materials
 found in- and around this historic industrial building

the building will be open for public on the 20th  and 21th of June

the project: ' If paradise is half as nice #4 ' is the art project of Dutch and German artists in different configurations.
They claim empty expired factory complexes for a short period to work and exhibit. The artists are inspired by the building and the surrounding area and in this way they create large installations, sculptures, wall paintings (often) specifically designed only for the building. The artist have worked together 3 times before in Leipzig (Germany) and this spring, they  work in the yard at the invitation of Culture Lasloods in Vlissingen.


harmonious and stylish

 starting this sunny friday with this
 harmonious and stylish apartment for sale

black, white, soft greys and some natural tones
are also a good idea
just love this beautiful and warm minimalismic place and
once again I am inspired by the great stylingwork 
 of the fantastic frank creative team 

see more here and have a fabulous weekend!



inviting greens,  great gadgets,
 beautiful simplicity and inspiring stylingwork

love the perfect summerfeeling that stylist Lotta Agaton
 has created for the latest issue of Residence magazine

find more here
                                                                                                                                                photos: Kristofer Johnsson


natural and warm

just admired this beautiful home filled with original 
creative details and still lifes made with collections from nature

 the contrast of vintage, old and new design pieces with the
 bright walls and floors and the stunning mix of  natural
 non-colours with the used materials - many different types of wood -  
that created this warm and cosy atmosphere
really caught my eye when I visited the Bo Bedre site yesterday

there are so much stunning details to admire
you can find more about this inspiring Danish house and 
his creative owner - cabinetmakeLaura Bergsøe -  HERE

                                                                                                                       photos: Birgitta Drejer/Sisters Agency