MERCI Y Design party & Meeting Paola Navone

Visiting Paris… something I should do way more often, as it is only 3.15 minutes from Amsterdam…  is not complete without passing by concept store MERCI. Last time while being in Paris for the Maison & Objet, we did not even shopped that much but still found ourselves several times at MERCI. I think if you […]

Maison & Objet 2012 – An impression with Rick Owens

Rick Owens I was blown away by the dark mood at the stand of Rick Owens at Maison & Objet. After all the organic shapes, the natural material and the beautiful fabrics and lines I just admired.  As much as I am attracted to white, naturals and grays in all kind of shades. I do […]

Last week in Paris

Judith, a Dutch girl living near Paris shares my love for concept store MERCI and sent me some pictures she made last week while visiting the store. The interior changes often and this time a huge palm tree dominates the entry. Outside as always… the little red fiat 500 this time being the decor for a […]

Adding a French touch {DIY for your bedroom or garden}

  I added this picture from Hotel Deseo in Mexico on my Facebook page yesterday, I thought this was such a beautiful way to get some shadow and making a cozy corner in your garden. But it would also be easy to do at home. By using some rope and bamboo, or even by making […]

A message from my Parisian reporter

After having seen the limited edition Paola Navone designed for MERCI in their Pop up Store in Milan I was wondering how it would look in the MERCI concept store in Paris itself… Now I am lucky enough to have a blog friend from the early years I was blogging who lives right around the corner! I follow his blog, […]

MERCI Pop Up Store – Salone 2012 {Paola Navone limited edition for MERCI}

Being a big fan of the MERCI Concept Store in Paris, my heart made a little jump seeing a little red fiat cinquecento in front of Studio Otto di Paola Navone. And it even got better! Ofcourse seeing a MERCI Pop up Store in Via Tortona during the Salone is like a big and pleasant surprise to […]

simple + beautiful

I am sorting out about 200 pictures for the blog…. what to keep , what to post and what to throw away… I am loving this picture made in the MERCI Pop up store in Milan .. definitely a picture to keep… and an awesome lamp.

Kidimo at MERCI {Paris}

In case you are going to Paris this month and are visiting MERCI  Being my favorite shop in Paris, I see it as a must of course if you ask me..  You can still play and make different words with the letters from Kidimo  till Januari 14. On their site you can also make and order your […]

X-MAS at my Favorite Parisian concept store {MERCI}

X Mas.. at my favorite Parisian concept store… A friend of mine was in Paris recently and made some pictures for me of the ever changing interior of MERCI  …. a little impression through the eyes of a friend  Same lamp…. different table  Liking all those legs this table has   ‘make a wish’ at neighbor Bonton First two and […]

Travelling to Paris + getting inspiration

As a blogger and stylist of my own home I learned to keep my eyes and ears open for every little detail that comes my way. If you blog for some years it almost comes as a second nature. Inspiration and new ideas for your home or blog can be found on every corner. Last […]


Paris!…I can live without Montmartre.. Place du Tetre and the Tour Eiffel. I did not see any of them during my last two visits. But the one thing I have to do,maybe even twice, while being in Paris is visiting my favorite store MERCI And every time I do, I am surprised by the different atmosphere […]

Merci – Paris

Hello again … It has been a while since my last post … but those who follow me ‘here’ know I was in France! I spent some days in Paris and had a great time wandering around the city. A city that looks empty this time of the year. Lots of shops are closed for […]