January 18, 2017

Vosgesparis at IMM | IMMspired - a first look

Making beautiful mood boards was a great way to visualize my space at the Bloggers Trend show, and it was really fantastic to see it come alive this last weekend. Together with a friend and two great carpenters who helped moving heavy things around I styled the stand in a few hours into a warm and green space. In the picture you can see a part of it, I really love it and I am quite overwhelmed by the positive response I got, thank you so much for that! 

I didn't managed to make that many pictures as I was busy all day talking with visitors and things to do, from interviews with the press to making pictures with visitors and explaining my idea behind the space to answering questions about everything from the amazing flooring by Solidfloor to the airplants in the atrium. I will be sure to make time in the next few days when I go back to make more detailed shots, as there is so much I want to show you.

This next Friday, Saturday and Sunday the fair is open to the public and you can still use the promocode in the sidebar for a special offer. I hope to see you then! Stay tuned for more updates soon, meanwhile have a look at this item at the IMM site to read more about the brands you see in the above picture 
Surround yourself with things you love! 

flooring Solidfloor | table Janua | lightning Brokis | candle holder Galit Begaz

pictures ©vosgesparis
January 16, 2017

An 80s style industrial warehouse

What an amazing space I found through the blog of my friend Allan of Bungalow5 who is using this home as one of the main inspirations for the new home he is about to move in. The space and high ceiling also remind me a of the home of Paola Navone in Milan, which is an amazing industrial home. The existing 80s style warehouse furniture selection and joinery design was designed by Australian interior studio We are Huntly.

Photography: Brooke Holm | Creative Direction: Marsha Golemac
January 13, 2017

Styling van Joost | Bend the norm

Christmas holidays are definitely over, all work is done and I am ready to go to Cologne to style and present my booth next week. Being in January I can't help to also think about my next trip to Milan together with two friends. We are looking at apartments at the moment and can't wait to go back to Milan. I love travelling to Northern countries but Italy is part of my life and always feels like coming home.

This picture Wendy of BeeldSteil and I made some months ago for Dutch vtwonen Blogazine 
inspired on our stay in Milan early 2016, I showed most pictures earlier in this post: A table setting and Milan favourites for vtwonen For the shoot we used the work of designers we met in Milan and on the picture above you see lamp 'Roest' by 'Van Joost' for Karven above my kitchen table. The black and white picture on the wall is from an old door photographed somewhere in Milan by Wendy. 

During our stay in Milan we came across a number of Dutch designers including Joost van Veldhuizen. Next to his lights, including the one above, he exhibited a series of tables with names like 'Last supper' and 'Altar', an almost religious collection. Joost knows how to translate the strict Calvinist ideals and standards of his youth to designs that bend this standard. 'Bend the norm 'is his slogan. 

This year he will also release a complete furniture collection for the Salvation Army called '50|50 Wood' find a sneak peek below, more of Joost's work can be found here 

Pictures: 1 photography Wen van Woudenburg | Styling vosgesparis 
2-4 via Van Joost