H&M private diner & New Autumn collection | Puik Art | Made home

Sharing an event, a beautiful dinner and more in one post is something I thought of for some time and I hope you love this new idea. It will make it easier for me to show different things all in one day and for you what to expect -or skip- on Friday’s… and most important keep the first four days of the week for what I love most and what is the main reason I started this blog, sharing beautiful homes, minimalistic design and great finds. Let me know what you think of this idea, happy and sunny weekend to you!

Diner with H&M | Artisan creativity and nature
There’s a real feeling of craft this autumn… think knitted textures, hand-drawn prints in combination with with the dramatic beauty of autumnal nature… The mood for the new season at H&M HomeH&M brought the new collection, including the first fashion items for this autumn alive in a beautiful apartment in Amsterdam that for one day was transformed into a warm autumn home.

I was invited to an intimate diner prepared by chef Robert-Jan Machielse of Franklin Bar & Kitchen together with the girls of H&M press department, Edine of Elle Decoration, fellow blogger Elisah (who for this occasion also decorated one of the rooms) and others. A great night with super delicious food and good company in beautiful surroundings. 

Autumn grey and ocean blue
First thing that caught my eye were the beautiful colours, fabrics and the eclectic mood in the new autumn collection with colours from autumn grey to turquoise, deep greens and ocean blue. If I had to choose a colour for my home it would be exactly the colours of this collection. The ethnic, almost graphic patterns and the chunky knit cushion covers will work very well when mixed and matched with others in velvet, feathered or fake fur.

The table was set with a beautiful blue tablecloth, marble bowls, plates and small chopping boards in black wood. Glass vases and styled with silver candle holders. you might have seen this picture on Instagram. Nature also comes back in terracotta jugs and bottles, and stone and marble products for the bathroom. Thank you for the beautiful night H&M Home.

Puik Art at De Bijenkorf & at my home
Puik Art is a creative collective helping young designers launch their creations, and developing products for both their own label as for other companies. From today they will have their own corner at Amsterdam’s most important department store ‘De Bijenkorf’ I think it great to see the Bijenkorf giving this group of young designers and Dutch design a platform at the store by working with Puik Art…. more info and pictures here

Pop-up showroom online designbrand Made.com

Although me and our Design Blogger United team regularly style furniture and products of (online) brands on the road or in a ‘home’ setting. This way of telling a story with your products in a home setting seems the new thing.

Online store Made.com brought their online collection alive in several apartments across Europe. I visited the Amsterdam press event, and some of the furniture looked like it belonged in the Canal house and blended in really beautiful with the art on the walls. Next to the blue sofa I think desk darcy was my favourite although I also fell in love with the star.

During the weekend (new) customers could see the products in real life, try them out and even had the possibility to shop the products straight from the apartment after the weekend.

pictures 1-3 © H&M and de meisjes | 4-6 ©vosgesparis