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January 31, 2013

Easy decoration for your living {my home}

I finally managed to make some pictures over the weekend of some quick and easy changes I made to the living the other week. I love my low cabinets with the self made wooden top on it. {see them here: My home in Decorate Workshop} but felt like changing things a bit. I took off the wooden planks and the black and white frames and made a collage of pictures on some canvas frames... What do you like better??

January 30, 2013

DIY Bedside table

How do you fancy this easy DIY idea where a Swing is used as a bedside table? I think it is pretty cool. Although I love the natural look of it I can see it in all black already next to my bed! 
January 29, 2013

Fashionable living by Naja Munthe {books}

'Fashionable living' is written by Copenhagen based Naja Munth, fashion designer and cofounder of Munthe & Simonsen. In the book you'll find pictures of her company, fashion and living. These pictures are from her own home in Denmark and photographed by Morten Koldby.

January 28, 2013

Giveaway - Win a HK Living chair via Wonen met LEF

Wonen met LEF is a webshop with tough, contemporary home accessories. And HK Living is one of the brands you can find in their collection. This home interior label founded and located in The Netherlands, offers home decoration and furniture sourced with a global view.

For today's giveaway 
Wonen met Lef choose to give away this cute and beautiful grey children -school model- chair.

To make a chance to win: Leave a comment in this post!
For an extra chance to win. Like 
Wonen met LEF! on Facebook or Twitter 

Win een HK Living kinder school stoeltje via Wonen met LEF

Wonen met LEF is een webwinkel vol stoere, moderne woonaccessoires en meubels. Eerder hadden we al mooie giveaways samen en vandaag zijn ze terug met een giveaway van HK Living. Een Nederlandse merk met een stoere rustieke en basic collectie met mooie basiskleuren, zoals zwart, wit en grijs maar er is ook kleur.  

Voor deze giveaway heeft 
Wonen met Lef een super leuk kinder stoeltje in grijs uitgekozen. Dit school model stoeltje past  prima in elk interieur.
Zo doe je mee aan deze aktie: Laat een commentaar achter in deze post en voor een extra kans Like je Wonen met LEF! op Facebook of Twitter

Congratulations to Marjolein You won this cute giveaway, Thank you Wonen met LEF! 
January 25, 2013

Never tired of black + white

Instagramming from home while making some new pictures..... I will never get tired of Black&White ....Happy weekend all Ohhhh and don't forget to enter our giveaway.  

January 24, 2013

A work space in black! {DIY your own magazine rack}

Yesterday I showed you a white workspace from Hitta Hem. Scrolling down through the blog I came a cross an all black work space with a self-made magazine rack. Now..... I try to avoid re-blogging other people's post all the time. As I think every blog should have it's own identity. But I couldn't help myself as I am totally in love with this styled corner. 

Scrolling down the post I have to agree that magazine racks are great to make personal styled corners with your favorite books or pictures in every corner of your home. Just like the picture rails in this post: How to display your favorite books  a magazine rack would look great next to your bed. You could even add a little clip lamp for reading.

The good thing is you can also find instructions on how to make your own! DIY Magazine rack Thanks girls for this great idea!

Styling Pella Hedeby & Marie Ramse - Photographer Christopher Johnson - last picture by Marie Ramse

January 23, 2013

A white work space {Inspiration from Hitta Hem}

Ever since Pelle started her blog Stil Inspiration back in 2011, I have been following her and loving her style that, no surprise, it is mostly in Black and white just like my own. You can find even more on Hitta Hem where she shows the work and projects of her and Marie Ramse. On Hitta Hem I also found this gorgeous styled work space in white.

Styling Pella Hedeby & Marie Ramse - Photographer Christopher Johnson
January 22, 2013

Visiting Amsterdam | Modenus blogtour

The other day I had the pleasure to meet up with a group of fellow interior design bloggers in Amsterdam. Modenus blogtour tour stayed in Cologne and came over to Amsterdam for one day! And I loved meeting this group with bloggers from the US and Great Britain. We had a meet up at the college Hotel in Amsterdam where they were staying for the night and then went into town to visit several places of interest to end up at Hutspot where a small meeting with other Dutch bloggers was organised.  Here is a short photo impression of the places we visited. First stop at Droog
With a beautiful view on the roofs of Amsterdam there is also Hotel DroogWhere we had a coffee stop, with delicious macarons. The top floor of Hotel Droog is for guests. Central but quiet, the brightly-lit space, with bedroom, bathroom with separate bath and shower, living area and kitchen, provides a superb view over Amsterdam rooftops.
Next stop at the Frozen Fountain with an interesting presentation about design and the history of the shop.
At MoooiSjoerd Vroonland was waiting for us to tell about his design and answer questions. We ended our visit with a funny movie with Marcel Wanders interviewing himself. 
We ended the tour at Haarlemmerstraat for a visit at SWAH (shop without a home) and Sukha where we enjoyed the shop (and the wine) and left with a little present. Very last stop was at Hutspot to meet up with the other bloggers. It was an afternoon filled with talking, laughter and meeting new people.

I’ll stop wearing black the day they make a darker color

I loved this quote I’ll stop wearing black the day they make a darker color IKEA Livet Hemma used in their email this morning. Black is an ongoing trend, both in fashion and interior design, along with pastels and blue. Remember I used this wonderful blue in the colortrend I made some time ago. On the picture a nice DIY Idea with an IKEA mulig valet stand, painted in stylish black. Also the painted shelving unit stand seems like a great idea that you could use in the bedroom or hallway.

Next to these DIY Ideas from our Swedish friends, I also found some new products in my inbox today. This huge sticker will hit the shops soon... now I am not a lover of clocks in my home... to be honest I hate ticking clocks as the make me think of long sits in boring rooms and not being able to escape because it wouldn't be polite to do so... But I thought the chair was really nice and black!
Read more posts and my blogs for IKEA at the IKEA family live website: my blogs for IKEA
January 21, 2013

Monday Giveaway by Skandivis {welcome to Edition 2013}

Voor de Nederlandse vertaling scroll je naar beneden
We started last year with a giveaway by Skandivis and I am really happy to be kicking off the 2013 edition with them again. I Hope you will enjoy our new series of giveaways and we are looking forward to welcoming you here on your Monday mornings.

Skandivis is a UK based online shop with a carefully curated product line that is either Scandinavian or has that unique Scandinavian feel! Skandivis has a strong link to nature and animals in either design or material. They stock well known brands, such as By Nord, Ferm Living and &tradition, together with more unique brands such Hanna Francis and TASTE from designerSHIP.

For this Skandivis giveaway you have a choice between two different products! The edgy Louise Roe cushion or the gorgeous 100% Merino wool blanket from Rosenberg Cph.
What do you fancy winning?

How can you get involved?
- Leave a message under this post and mention which giveaway you would like to win and why.
- In addition "like" skandivis on facebook or follow them on Twitter @Skandivis and tell us 
what you like about the designs and which one you would prefer to win.
Congratulations to Niki for winning this giveaway!
Giveaway win een Louise Roe Book kussen of een wollen deken met dots van Rosenberg Cph

Vorig jaar begonnen we met een giveaway van Skandivis. En ook dit jaar starten we de nieuwe serie Edition 2013 met hen. Ik hoop dat er ook dit keer weer veel moois voor jouw woning bijzit en je elke maandag ochtend te verwelkomen met een nieuwe giveaway!
De producten uit deze, in Groot-BrittanniĆ« gebaseerde webshop, hebben vaak een link naar de natuur en dieren in design en/of materiaal. Naast de bekende merken zoals By Nord, Ferm Living en &tradition hebben zij ook diverse andere unique merken in de collectie zoals Hanna Francis and TASTE from designerSHIP. 

Voor deze Skandivis giveaway heb je de keuze uit het boek kussen van Lo
uise Roe of de super zachte 100% Merino wollen deken met dotjes van Rosenberg Cph.

Hoe kun je meedoen?
- Laat onder deze post een bericht achter en vertel welke van de twee je zou willen winnen en waarom.
- "like" skandivis op facebook of volg hen op Twitter via @Skandivis en vertel ook hier welke je zou willen winnen en waarom

Deze giveaway is gewonnen door Niki uit Zweden
January 20, 2013

Lazy days + changing looks

I have been having a day at home this Saturday, rearranging things and writing blogposts and the first giveaway of the year. Be sure to check back on your Monday mornings! 

I also made some changes to the living room and changed the look of my white cabinets with the wooden base to a white base and a more natural look with some different frames and pictures. Meanwhile I check my instagram and half of my blogger friends seem to be in Paris at Maison et Objet. And the other half in Stockholm at the Formex exhibition. The picture above is made there at the Bloomingville stand by Pelle and the one below is a quick snapshot from my living, I will try to make some decent ones this week.

January 15, 2013

Tine K Spring-Summer collection

While I woke up with a 10 centimeter snow and a traffic jam of 1000 kilometers this morning. I have no problem to wander through the new TineK Home catalog with it's promising spring and summer pictures and arrangements in beautiful whites and greys. Lots of new patterns and bamboo furniture that is really in again at the moment all over the place. 

 pictures via
January 12, 2013
January 9, 2013

Shopping the tough way... Hutspot Amsterdam

Last summer I posted some pictures of Amsterdam based shop Hutspot, where young and upcoming creative talents have the opportunity to sell their products in their own space within the shop (see: Hutspot Amsterdam) They recently opened at their new location. Last week I went to check it out and made lots of pictures, you can see on my other blog Amsterdam next 
January 7, 2013

How to display your favorite books

I am a huge fan of Ribba ledges ,you might have seen them in my studio pictures. I recently came across some photos, made by Amelia Widell, on Johanna's blog Lovely Life featuring the home of Stockholm based model Patric Ohlund.

Especially the bedroom caught my attention and how, just like in my studio, some Ribba ledges have been added to the wall. I love how the first one is attached less then a meter from the floor. These ledges have some more space between on and another to add a nice collection of photo books and magazines. I also love how the rest of the apartment is decorated with framed pictures hang onto different heights onto the wall. It shows how you don't always have to hang frames on eye level. It definitely makes a room more unexpected

This post can also be read at my blogs for IKEA, follow them here in English ou ici en Francais. 
January 4, 2013

Tiles and Tajini's

In this post some pictures I made in my kitchen. I'm a big fan of Black Pottery kitchen ware from Colombia and I have these and some other pieces of black earth-ware for years. Totally loving the deep black and mat look of it, I immediately fell in love with the tajini's Anouk brought from Marocco for AnoukB

January 1, 2013

Welcome to the other side...

Welcome to the other side ...

*where we create ideas*
*walk through Paris in our dreams*
*believe in simplicity and imperfection*
*like to surround us with positive people*
*enjoy listening to our favorite music*

*love to meet new people*
*encourage our friends*
*are thankful*
*love to laugh*
*do epic shit*
*look at the stars*
*love to inspire*
*work hard*
*are kind*
*enjoy to travel*
*love freedom*
*dress in black*
*drink lots of coffee*
*believe in miracles*

Welcome to 2013 lets make it an amazing year!

I couldn't help myself and made a collage of my personal favorites of 2012! like I did for 2011.. Black is still my favorite and it doesn't even surprise me! Rock on!