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March 30, 2018

A bedroom make over for Spring | My home

- For English scroll down -Als je mij volgt op Instagram, heb je misschien gezien dat ik thuis een kleine verbouwing heb gedaan. Ik heb eindelijk de plafonds gepleisterd en geverfd, iets wat ik al jaren wilde doen,  het verschil is enorm en ik ben erg blij met het resultaat. Het hele proces duurde wel even, mede omdat toen ik het grootste deel van mijn meubels had opgeslagen voor de werkzaamheden en in een bijna leeg huis even woonde ik besloot om ook meteen alle muren te schilderen en vooral de slaapkamer een make over te geven, iets wat ik al een tijd in mijn hoofd had.

Misschien herinner je je mijn masterplan 2.0 en deze blogpost nog: Light X Dark The story of my life | Masterplan 2.0 en de andere look die ik in mijn slaapkamer wilde creëren, dit was natuurlijk het ultieme moment hiervoor. Ik schilderde de muur achter het bed in een mooie, levendige grijs genaamd 'Mallorca' met een lime paint verf van We are wow makers. Na het wit schilderen van de overige muren, was het een geweldige creatieve ervaring om met een grote blok kwast te schilderen met als resultaat een muur met een natuurlijke zachte uitstraling.

De grijze muur fungeerde als een mooi beginpunt en ik wilde de kamer vooral comfortabel en minimalistisch inrichten. Dat betekende dat ik alleen de belangrijkste stukken op mijn kledingrek hang, de locker naar een andere ruimte heb verbannen en een kleine kast heb neergezet voor wat noodzakelijke items om zo meer ruimte voor mijn bed te creëren.

Tijdens een bloggerstour door Limburg heb ik in een klein kasteel geslapen in misschien wel het meest comfortabele bed ooit. Ik herinner me dat ik 's ochtends naar het bed keek om te ontdekken waarom ik er zo dol op was en naar huis ging met de belofte om mijzelf op een dag een extra topper kado te doen.

Swiss Sense heeft een grote collectie boxsprings, matrassen en toppers en ik ging voor de Aeromax Nature topper, een zware bijna 12 cm dikke topper! De hoes bestaat onder andere uit natuurlijk linnen en is sterk, duurzaam en vocht absorberend. Ik vind hem vooral super comfortabel liggen en het voegt een beetje luxe toe aan mijn minimalistische en nieuw geschilderde slaapkamer.

Ik heb ook nieuwe anti-allergische watergel kussens besteld, het kussen is een goed ondersteunend hoofdkussen met een vulling gemaakt met speciaal gel foam, een materiaal dat zich goed aan je lichaam aanpast en een goede toevoeging om nog beter slaapcomfort te creëren. Next step zijn nieuwe gordijnen en moet er echt iets aan de verlichting gebeuren, ook zeker niet onbelangrijk om een ​​goede sfeer te creëren .... wordt vervolgd.

If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen I had a small renovation going on at home. I finally got the ceilings plastered and painted, something I wanted to do for years and it makes such a difference. I am really happy with the result. Once I got most of my furniture stored for the work to be done and finding myself in an almost empty home with the floors covered, I decided to also paint all the walls and especially concentrate on my bedroom which I wanted to give another look for some time.

You might remember my masterplan 2.0 and this post: Light X Dark The story of my life | Masterplan 2.0 and the different look I wanted to create in my bedroom, you could say this was the ultimate moment to change a few things. I painted the wall behind the bed in a beautiful lively grey called 'Mallorca' using a Lime paint from We are wow makers After painting most walls plain white it was a great creative experience to actually paint this wall with a natural brush, I really loved doing it and the result is a beautiful chalky wall.

The grey wall functions as a beautiful minimalistic starting point and next it was time to think how to make the room as comfortable as possible. Which meant hanging only the most important pieces on my clothes rack,  banning my locker and adding a small cupboard for some necessary items to give more space to my bed.

During a tour in Limburg I slept in a small castle in maybe the most comfortable bed I ever, experienced. I remember looking at the bed in the morning to discover why I loved it so much and went home promising myself to get an extra topper for my boxspring one day.

Swiss Sense has a large collection boxsprings and toppers and to I went for the Aeromax Nature topper, a heavy almost12 cm thick topper, oh joy! The cover consists of, among other things, natural linen and is strong, durable and moisture-absorbent. Most of all I find it really comfortable and adds a bit of luxury to my minimalistic and new painted bedroom.

I also ordered some new anti allergic watergel pillows, the watergel pillow is a good supporting pillow with a filling made with special gel foam, a material that conforms well to your body and a good addition to create even better sleeping comfort. Next I will be looking for some new curtains and working on the lighting which I think is also really important in order to create a good atmosphere.... to be continued  

pictures ©vosgesparis | written in collaboration with Swiss Sense

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March 29, 2018

Grid Cabinet & a new daybed by Studio Kristina Dam

Did you see my post about Ambiente on both the Ambiente blog and on here? I was overwhelmed by the many beautiful stands and it was such a pleasure to finally meet up with Kristina Dam and have a chat about her work and visiting fairs. At Ambiente the Studio presented lots of beautiful sculptures, I loved the staircase. Next to the smaler objects a new daybed and the Grid Cabinet was presented.
March 27, 2018

Minimal art by Fino Prydz

When I painted the wall of my bedroom the other week, I used a chalky grey lime paint, I love the matte look of the material and when I came across the account of Fino Prydz it was the soft grey in the pictures and paintings that caught my eye and made me fall in love with his work. Fino Prydz is a Norwegian Artist and Interior Designer based in New York. As a highly minimalistic Interior Designer, Fino strives for precision and perfection in his designs. In his artwork, he explores the opposite of precision: chance and imperfection.

After releasing his first collection of art prints 'One Swipe' last year, he works on the Greige Collection where both cool greys and warm brown tones are layered in several transparent layers to create depth, which resolves in an unique greige background color that acts as a stage for the hard edge shapes that are overlaid and connected by hair-thin lines. More info on his work can be found here: Fino Prydz  
pictures via Fino Prydz
March 22, 2018

12 personal favourites found at Ambiente 2018

Before travelling to Milan in some weeks it is time for some Spring cleaning and decorating projects at home, and what better time to choose then this right moment with the main fairs behind us and our heads full of new ideas. It is great to be able to work for the actual fairs and report not only on their channels but also on the blog here. This year I also travelled to Frankfurt where together with Holly Becker of Decor8 and Karine from Bodie and Fou we had a look around the many halls, products and brands Ambiente has to offer. 

New trends and brands at the Ambiente blog
Some of the new trends and brands I discovered at Ambiente you can also find in my guest post on the Ambiente blog, have a look to read more about my first impression and the main things that caught my eye Minimalistic shapes and natural materials Also have a look at the other blogposts to discover more of Ambiente from another perspective.

March 20, 2018

Bathroom inspiration | Scandinavian designers for Korean Lagom

Looking at the site of Swedish Note Design studio I came across pictures of Lagom Bath, a Korean bathroom manufacturer who had asked the studio to design one of their bathrooms. In Korea you buy pre-designed bathrooms and next to Note design Studio also Norm architects and Lotta Agaton designed one of the new and minimalistic bathrooms.

I thought the different moodboards are real eye candy and especially love the one above, I am all into this colour scene at the moment and the hint of brow gives it a special touch. The bathroom elements are designed for smaller spaces and would fit my own tiny bathroom perfectly. The first bathroom below is designed by Lotta Agaton who is also responsible for the styling of the other bathroom elements.  

Lotta Agaton

                                                                  Norm architects

 Note Design studio

Styling by Lotta Agaton, photographed byRagnar Òmarsson
March 16, 2018

RUM International magazine | Jørn Utzon special

I was happy to find the latest Rum International magazine in my mailbox, the spring 2018 issue is a special two in one magazine and a great collector’s item. One magazine is a special 68-page tribute to Danish architect Jørn Utzon in the centenary year of his birth. The fourth magazine is like previous issues filled with interviews, hometours and beautiful pictures as shown in this post. Order your copy here, thank you RUM magazine 

March 15, 2018

Ceramics by Anna Lerinder

Beautiful black ceramics by Swedish Anna Lerinder, more of her work at Anna Lerinder

pictures via Anna Lerinder
March 13, 2018

Dialogue | A book by Berlin based Our Food stories and Frama

What Nora, who works as a (food-)stylist and photographer Laura of the wonderful Our Food stories and myself have in common is probably our love for the beautiful Frama and I was really happy when I won their book 'Dialogue' through a competition at Only Deco love. Our Food stories started as a blog while Laura was feeling unwell due to food-allergies, and they started cooking and making new recipes in order to as they say, create delicious gluten free cake recipes that taste as good as a normal cake.

After meeting Niels Strøyer Christophsen, the founder of Frama Cph some years ago after discovering the ceramics from Frama. Niels had the idea to create a book together with inspirational interviews, interior design photos from Frama's projects and gluten-free recipes created and photographed by Our Food stories.

For the launch of their book they organised a special dinner at their studio in Berlin, where occasionally they also organise beautiful gatherings. Eye catcher of the studio, if there isn't an amazing flower or pampas grass installation above the table as seen in the pictures further in this post, must be the beautiful black Frama kitchen. I am in love with their studio and hope to find the time to make one of their recipes and have a taste of the delicious looking cakes soon. Dialogue is available in selected bookstores or online via the Frama shop

pictures via Our Food stories
March 9, 2018

Mimic Mirror by Muuto

In yesterday's post I talked about the importance of sharable pictures, meaning pictures any design lover is willing to share on their social media or blog. I have to admit that even if I do love a company and their new chair, table or accessory, if the pictures are not triggering my imagination or show a setting I really can't appreciate or is just plain boring they will not make it to the blog. As an interior design blogger for ten years I believe I know best what my readers like to see and following my own style has always been a good starting point of what to show and what not.

I am definitely a lover of all things raw, being it unfinished concrete, metal, abandoned buildings or walls with amazing dark lived patina's. I think the combination of the raw and modern design pieces is what makes things look interesting at home, at least to me it is.

Designed in the three colours of Nude, Midnight Blue and Grey, the new Mimic Mirror by Muuto is designed to co-exist in harmony with the space in which it is placed, complementing the atmosphere of the room through its unique look. Mimic mirror is designed by Parisian Normal Studio. More info at Muuto

March 8, 2018

In my Corner | A new online store

You can't really have missed the pictures of the imagery launch of Swedish In my Corner as the pictures photographed by Kristofer Johnsson and styled by SundlingKickén were to be found all over the internet. Nevertheless I love to show them on Vosgesparis as part of the things I come across and like. I do love the styling and it proves ones again that styling and good photography are key and is exactly what I love to do with our projects for w/ Style

In my Corner is launched by Metro Media House and offers a selection of products from 15 different Scandinavian designers and retailers, with a focus on interior products including posters and frames. I know most of the posters but the images inspired me to take my Andy Warhol pictures out of the storage and create something new at home. 

Photography Kristofer Johnsson via Sundlingkicken
March 7, 2018

A raw and industrial work space | Arno de Clercq

Last year I showed you the objects of Arno de Clerq in this blogpost Bespoke objects by Arno Declercq and in my home, you might also have spot some of his work recently at "A quiet Reflectionan exhibition during Stockholm Design week. Yesterday he sent me the picture above, showing his future workspace in Zaventem. I thought it looks amazing and I loved to see one of his tables so beautiful styled in this raw environment, a good opportunity to show you more of his furniture collection.

The table above is the first table designed and made by hand out of solid pieces of Iroko wood. The wood has been treated by Japanese technics by burning, brushing and waxing. The table comes in two lengths 250 cm and 300 cm long and 105 cm wide with a top finish of 3 mm burned black steel. More furniture and objects here at Arno de Clercq

Stool - coffee tables

A D Stool - bench, handmade in burned steel and spread out by hand mat black rubber seating.

object by Arno pictured by Only Deco love