Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My home in VT Wonen Magazine


About 5 months ago I was reading about an upcoming contest in VT wonen magazine to win a Loft floor out of their VT Wonen floor collection. A competition they would run in their August 2011 issue. At that moment I was planning everything around the bigger kitchen I wanted to realize over the summer holidays. A kitchen I have been thinking about for a long time. It started with my dream of a lofty space and my masterplan 

When time passed by you might have thought this masterplan of me would never be reality.. But I make my plans and slowly,slowly I get there at the end! If you read my profile you know I like to do a lot of things myself, so it took some time before I had everything planned and enough budget to start.

FLoor Loft (kiezel) VT Wonen collection
So when the August issue of VT Wonen arrived I was still working on the kitchen and waiting for the walls to dry. No clue about the floors.. in love with my concrete. And in love with the industrial floor out of the VT Wonen collection, I had been drooling over since I saw that first picture (above). I made a collage of  pictures of my brand new unfinished kitchen and wrote them about my masterplan and dream of living in a loft.

Meanwhile I continued working on the kitchen trying out all kind of things: playing with paper and tape Painted the rest of my home and painted one of the kitchen walls in a beautiful black. Although I joked to my friends about breaking down walls and a then just simply win a new floor and finally not having to DIY for a while anymore... I was not expecting anything at all.


To be honest I was sorting out paint for the concrete floor in the kitchen when my telephone rang and VT Wonen told me I won the competition. And within two weeks .... VT wonen's Linda and the floor company came over.... I cleaned out my whole home, floors were placed and everything was photographed for the magazine.

And here is the article, you now also might understand why it took me ages to finally (being able) to show something of my kitchen. I think it was a really big prize and I am so great full  for it. The result is amazing and I finally have realized my big plans. Winning this floor was the cherry on the pie in this long process I started with my dream of a loft. ;) Thank you lovely people at VT Wonen!  You can see some snap shots I made of the photo shoot here:  Snaphots from the VT Wonen photo shoot {unplugged} 

Pictures by: Jeltje Janmaat

42 comments:

Pella said...

Congratulations! And, wow! It looks A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!

anna k. said...

Sweet! And I have to agree with Pella it looks amazing!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh Desiree....how wonderful. You must be over the moon with your new floor.....and, to be featured in the magazine is pretty wonderful too !
Oh, and my gorgeous giveaway win arrived yesterday. It's beautiful and has pride of place, thrown over our sofa. Whenever I look at it, I think of you ! Thank you so much. Much love. XXXX

seventeendoors said...

Congrats, and it really looks GREAT!!

Miranda said...

Wauw! Erg gaaf Desiree, gefeliciteerd met je prijs! Ik las het al toen ik de VT wonen vorige week door de bus kreeg. Ziet er SUPER uit hoor!
Heb zelf vorig jaar maart bij VT-wonen Velux lichtkoepels gewonnen. Was hier ook zo blij mee.
Geniet van je nieuwe vloer!

Groetjes Miranda

Lynda said...

draaf nu al elke dag naar de winkel voor de losse nummers....nog niks :(

Gefeliciteerd!

basic goods said...

What a beautiful price, it looks fantastic!!! You're all set for Christmas now. Enjoy the holidays.
:)

Marleen (basic goods)

Designbird said...

OMG! It looks amazing, just the kind of floor that I want. Have to check out if they sell it in Sweden. Have a great evening, Camilla

Igor Josifovic said...

I need not say that it is SUPERB!! A constant source of inspiration!! Bravo!

Karin said...

Je hebt 't verdiend Dees, wat een machtig mooi kerstkado. Zo komt je masterplan toch maar tot een perfecte uitvoering! Gefeliciteerd.

Haikey said...

Congratulations!! It looks amazing!!!!

It's me said...

Wat geweldig !!! en zo mooi !!..liefs van mij...xxx..

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

looka brilliant desiree, congrats on the awesome win. jxx

JAMIE SAYS DREAM said...

Congratulations! Your home and the floor looks really good!

Creative Living + Wabi Sabi Style said...

Congratulation to the new floor. How clever of you to enter and win! Hope you are happy and fell comfy in your "new" home. Cheers, Lisbeth

Tricia Rose said...

Absolutely wonderful that you won: NO-ONE could have made better use of a glorious new floor - I think they must almost be happier about it than you!

emma ::emmas designblogg:: said...

Wow, congratulations! That is such a great prize and it looks amazing!!

bl.S said...

Wauw Desiree, wat fantastisch en wat mooiiiiii is het geworden: Ga ga eens googlen of ik wat grotere foto's kan vinden. Geniet.

Kram/Marion

Nicole said...

Geweldig Dees, wat n verrassing zeg!
Helemaal te gek hoe het geworden is!
Is het het januari nummer waar het instaat?
Fijne dag en lieve groeten wenst je,
Nicole

faire un songe said...

Super Dees.."STOER"...!!Gaaf hoor..!!
Gefeliciteerd.
Lieve groetjes Hetty

G-style said...

Wauw Dees !! Wat prachtig , dit was het wachten meer dan waard hoor .
Ik ga vandaag nog deze VT Wonen kopen en dan op m'n gemak even alles goed bekijken en lezen .

Iets om trots op te zijn ....en dat ben je vast ook heel erg ....

Geniet van al het moois om je heen !

lieve groet Gea

elinAnita (eddaskreativiteter ) said...

So wonderfuel:)
have a nice day...

Room Seventeen said...

Gefeliciteerd met deze mooie dubbele prijs! Een prachtige vloer, én een reportage in VT Wonen! Super, geniet ervan!!

Tante Tee said...

Gefeliciteerd!!! Het ziet er echt geweldig uit!

Kiki said...

Geweldig! Wat leuk voor je! Een artikel in de VT Wonen En een vloer erbij is echt de kers op de taart! Ik had de VT Wonen van Januari vorige week binnengekregen maar zit nog in folie omdat ik nog veel andere ongelezen bladen had en wilde deze dus voor de kerstdagen bewaren....Nu niet meer dus!
Enjoy it! Groetjes Kiki

Agata said...

Congratulations! wow! It looks so great! Can I move in ;-)? My housebound was doing our floor by him self...so I know how hard and difficult work it is. But we are both architects and we also really love to do thinks by ourself. Sometime will be great to get such a present like yours ;-) ! Enjoy!
Agata

Anna G. said...

Congrats Desiree, both to the prize and to your great looking home! It looks amazing! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the magazine...

lia said...

Gefeliciteerd meid,
Ik koop eigenlijk nooit de VT Wonen, maar nu zal ik eens kijken.

Groetjes Lia

Geisslein said...

concrats from me too! it looks really great - and I feel very inspired :o)

Stuart said...

WOW - Your home looks incredible! Wonderful post on you hun. Congratulations, and have a wonderful Christmas :)
Stu x
http://whatwilsonwants.blogspot.com/

Appunti di casa said...

Awesome!!!! Desiree I'm so happy for you! This is an important goal, I think!
hugs
valentina

Interior Junkie said...

WOW!!! Your floors looks great!

Rianne said...

Gefeliciteerd, ik las het gisteren! Super. En trouwens ook hele mooie foto;s van je huis!
Liefs

´t Gras van de Buren said...

Ik kreeg de VTwonen vorige week op de mat en herkende de foto´s meteen.
Wauw, wat stoer!

De sfeer van ..... said...

Ik zag je staan in de VTwonen!! Wauw Desiree, wat is het mooi geworden met de vloer erbij.. het maakt het helemaal af. Leuk ook om te zien hoe je huis ingedeeld is.

Groetjes van Petra

me and alice said...

I love it Desiree!

/Susanne

nannette said...

Superbe, trop beau!!
'kGa gauw vragen of iemand het januari nummer voor me gaat kopen. Gefeliciteerd en geniet er maar van, het past super in je mooie huis.

les fifoles said...

Je viens de m'abonner à VTWonen. Quelle bonne surprise de te découvrir avec ta fille dans ton magnifique appartement!

Félicitations!!!

Anne

Ilaria Chiaratti said...

Ah ah..ragazza fortunata! ;-)

Jadyn @ Dutch.British.Love said...

Wow Desiree, that is amazing! Congrats on winning!!

Je huis ziet er prachtig uit! Moet een heerlijk gevoel zijn om eindelijk je droom werkelijheid te hebben kunnen maken!

kate said...

oh wow, your home is beautiful Desiree! x

Berta ... said...

Wat een huis ...
Geweldig !!!
Vandaag heb ik een zwarte AmishSter bij HudsonRiver gekocht.
De winkel was gesloten, maar ik had het geluk dat de eigenaar er juist aan kwam.

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