July 25, 2016

A simple DIY idea to add some beige to your workspace

You really loved last last weeks post showing the South African beach houseI have been looking at the first picture for some time and have to say that probably the beautiful wooden fireplace and other natural pieces in the overall white room must have caught my eye in the first place when selecting this home for the blog.

It's that little beige again as I was talking about in this post The new beige | natural materials and cereal colours some weeks ago where I showed natural materials and fibres such as raffia, hemp and linen. If you love to add some beige to your black and white interior in a more contemporary look, here is an easy DIY idea I collected from the creative space of Emmy.

Living in a real small apartment she has a tiny work desk with some picture ledges like I use in my own office space at home and lots of personal pictures. To add some natural colours to her home she easily painted a piece of linen used by painters, but ofcourse you could also use a piece of thick paper in her Instagram you can see how she often changes this corner with a self made artwork.

 via IKEA Livet Hem  
July 22, 2016

Decorating with fresh Strelitzia leaves

When travelling to Spain last year for SunnyDesign, a blogtour organised by Red, I was really impressed by the different flower shops and as far as I remember it was the first time I actually saw huge Monstera leaves being sold as a single leaf and decoration object.

This week I finally found some stores in Amsterdam selling them and of course I had to buy one to add to a small bouquet, only three flowers actually as I still believe less is more. The picture
 of the Strelitzia plant I made last week at AnoukB and I would love to find some leaves to decorate with like in the picture below. How do you like the idea of using leaves as decoration objects?

photography 1 Vosgesparis | 2 Anders Bergstedt

July 21, 2016

A white beach house in South Africa

We are having some real Summer days here at the moment, happy to to finally go outside on flip flops and without wearing a jacket. I have been finishing my patio this week and am currently on the hunt for pots and plants and a looking for a cute little table that will allow me to work or have dinner outside. I will show a little update and my garden wish list on the blog somewhere next week. Meanwhile enjoy this Summer home in South Africa with amazing views over the ocean.  

Photography ©Warren-heath via Inside Out magazine