bright and airy

black and white mixed with wood, natural accessories
 and lots's of fresh green everywhere...

starting this new week with this gorgeous monochrome apartment for sale
with its great and stylish details (oh that 90° Wall Light by Frama) 
 that I admired this weekend at Stadshem 

I just love the work of stylist Emma Hos and the bright , airy and inviting
atmosphere that she always seems to create...
see more of this apartment here or the inspiring Instagramfeed of Emma here
and have a happy new week!


Enter the loft

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 Today some great inspiration from Amsterdam 
where I visited the amazing design concept (and shop) The loft, 
 the House of the fictional Mister Benjamin.

The Loft is really a breathtaking and inspiring decorated apartment 
in a canalhouse in the centre of Amsterdam. 
While entering the loft you will discover all about
the inhabitant mister Benjamin, and his lifestyle, his taste for design,
 his books and music, the beautiful photo art (by Marie-Stella-Maris
his work, the amazing kitchen (designed by Eginstill)  and my favourite...  
his stunning bathroom (by Baden Baden)!

the loft is designed by Kassandra Schreuder, 
Floris Koch and Maarten van Huijstee and to create it 
they have worked together with several brands, stores and artists
you will find all information about the loft here 

The loft is a temporary project and will open until the 6th of september 2015

                                                                                                  the Loft, Prinsengracht 583-V, 1016 HT Amsterdam


vtwonen loves blogs

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a magazine filled with beautiful decoration ideas, photos and stories made by a lot of 

my favourite lifestyle-, design- en interieurbloggers... and me :)

This weekend all subscribers of vtwonen magazine received the latest issue 
with an extra edition, the second vtwonen Blogazine and I am
really proud to be a part of it!

The blogazine is made in collaboration with vtwonen, bloggersplatform 
Meet the Blogger and 20 Dutch- and European bloggers and influencers
 and filled with inspiration, ideas, hotspots and tips...

I really enjoyed reading all the stories... so if you're interested 
the Blogazine is available (in Dutch) via tijdschrift365.nl and in a couple 
of weeks the vtwonen Blogazine will be available in the shops (NL) 
 in a package with the October issue of vtwonen 

the Blogazine will be launched at the Meet the Blogger Amsterdam Conference 2015 
on 3-4 October 2015 would love to meet you there! 


glacial by COS

 dusty pinks, grey, black, 
soft shades of almond and workwear inspired details

Inspired by nature and beautiful new textures
 COS made the Glacial collection for woman and it looks stunning!
Can't wait to admire the autumn and winter 2015 collection...

ps. COS and HAY have been working together for many years.  
Both brands share many values and aesthetics and to celebrate the collaboration
 COS have worked with HAY and designer Thomas Alonso to design
 two tables that will be sold exclusively in COS and HAY stores from september 2015. 


on my desk

photo elv's 

Hi, hope you all had a great weekend!
we really enjoyed the sunny days and I'm still a little bit in this
 "in-between" afterbreak period of working- and holidaymood

My temporary workspace is filled with stuff, photos and prints
 that I have been using these last months and even tough 
all together they create a beautiful still-life on my desk
I'm looking forward to clean up and make some new plans and ideas... 

Have a happy new week! 


warm and bright

I really like admiring before and after reportages
following the whole proces of a total home makeover can be so inspiring!

This apartment has been transformed from a sober 90's style home with dark floors into a 
stylish bright place with white painted floors a lot of  grey shades and wood 
Really like the warm atmosphere created by the mix of Danish design from the 60s and 70s, 
modern design, IKEA, industrial elements and DIY projects. 

Just loved the cool magazine holder made by two old leather straps screwed to the wall
a great detail that really makes the difference!

see and read more about the renovation here

                                                                             photos by Tia Borg Smidt via boligmagasinet with thanks!


lamplove - Muuto

Muuto just launched their new lamp series
the Ambit pendant lamp (designed by TAF architects)  and this stunning Grain lamp 
which has definitely become my favourite 
just love the simple minimalistic design!

 the new used materials (composite) in the lamp's construction 
should add an unexpexted soffness and warmth 
according designer Jens Fager... Well I can't wait to admire! 

Grain is made of a mixture of bamboo fibres and polypropylene with a rubber cord
it will be available in black, grey, dusty, red, nature and duste green

find all about the new lamp series here


juglove - Sinnerlig

 photos elvs

"The beauty is in the details 
details made of natural materials as cork, ceramics and glass"

A little while ago I told you about the stunning coming Ikea collection - Sinnerlig
a collection "designed to engage the senses and increase our feeling of well being at home"

this weekend I finally had the occasion to feel and admire the furniture
 (oh that amazing day-bed) and the stunning accessories
 designed by Ilse Crawford of StudioIlse

 I was really curious and of the more than 30 pieces consisting collection (pure eyecandy)
the stoneware black/brown jug really caught my eye... 
it's a real addition to our house, timeless design that is not only very manageable
 in use but also very suitable to display in your house
 beautiful and simple as I love it so much,,,

do you have a favourite piece? 
you can find the whole Sinnerlig collection HERE

                                           art print -Leaf me- designed by Silke Bonde via The posterclub with thanks!


workspace love

this weekend I was really attracted by these
 stunning and stylish workspaces seen at Livet Hemma
just love the creative facelift the stylists gave to these two home offices!

The first space in peaceful greyshades to create a calme atmosphere 
(just perfect to start this first school week) and at the second
I just loved the vintage and industrial look and its warm atmosphere
I couldn't  choose... do you? 

It's a great inspiring start of this first "after break Monday"
wish you all a happy new week! 


back to normal...

 photos elvs

Hi there! I'm finally back after a great - very long - summerbreak
 I hope that you are all having a fantastic summer !

Just like last year we really had a great vacation at the south of France
where we visited the beautiful Provence again and also the Cevennes area 
(a mountain range forming part of the Central Massif ) where we enjoyed the pleasant
 Mediterranean climatethe great atmosphere and where we visited some wonderful 
authentic villages (with their unique markets) but also the famous summer festival of Avignon 
and the amazing Bambouseraie located at the foothills of The Cévennes valley,
 where we felt being in Asia at that moment!

"The Bambouseraie gardens are created in 1856 by Eugène Mazel and it's a unique place in Europe. 
The park of about 15 hectares is home to over 150 varieties of bamboo and a variety of exotic plants and remarkable trees. The route proposed visitors made ​​the journey to the forest of giant bamboo, the Japanese-inspired garden, through the Laotian village and the amazing valley of the Dragon. The Cevennes Bamboo also has a floral garden and a water garden  and even a maze ... " where we had lot's of fun with the kids!

The park is really worth to visit if you are in the area. 
The many and varied greens and the bamboo inspired me directly to 
restyle my house into an urban jungle when I came back!
 Really loved it...

After a wonderful time in France and some great weeks at the 
Dutch south-west coast (Zeeland) with my family it's also great to be home again and 
to be back in our normal rhythm. This week our holiday ends, the boys are going back to 
school but ofcourse I will try to keep this summermood a little bit longer and enjoy
 the sunny days as much as possible ;-) 

 have a great Sunday...