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Urban Jungle || Just add water

Urban Jungle || Just add water A house without plants is a house I don’t want to live in. Give me green! It not only adds colour but it also adds texture. The hashtag #urbanjungle was one Ienjoy seeing in my social media feeds. Urban Jungle isn’t just for in a city flat or studio but it can also be for a home in the country or in suburbia. That’s where we live. Suburbia. Just outside of the center of Enschede…

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interior, products

Kwantum || trendy on a budget

Kwantum ‘kuipstoel’ || trendy on a budget Today I received a press release for these gorgeous chairs from the SS16 collection from the Dutch store Kwantum. The chairs are part of the serie New York. I love the design. The plastic seat with robust wooden beech legs. That for €49! I’ve got these on my wish list for my new house! Geef je huis een nieuwe look met nieuwe SS16 collectie van Kwantum met onder andere de nieuwe stoelen serie…

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FLEXA COLOURFUTURES + #VTWDBEURS Hello =) If you’ve visited lately you might of seen my previous posts from our trip to the 2016 vtwonen + design beurs. Continuing with the series of posts, today I want to share some of the photo’s from the Flexa house at the design expo and soon I’ll tell you a bit about the press event I attended from Flexa. The press event began at 16:30 and I arrived earlier so I could stroll around…

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hotspots, interior, Lifestyle


SØSTRENE GRENE IS COMING TO ENSCHEDE Do you live in the Enschede area and are you planning on going to Søstrene Grene? Maybe you’d like to meet up? Let me know if you’d like to go together. It’s nice sharing my interior passion with other interior junkies! all images were taken from the catalog material from the Søstrene Grene this post was originally from my website (our home)…

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VTWONEN EN DESIGN BEURS 2016 || PART 02 Ariadne at Home is an interior design magazine / keywords: brocante, fresh, romantic, antique, soft, diy, country + sweet.   OTHER Karwei, Eijerkamp …   See previous post for photo’s from the vt wonen dream house. See next post for the Flexa NL house, with painting inspiration from Binti Home, Wimke! + My Attic.  If you have questions regarding the products above let me know so I can help you locate them.…

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vtwonen + design beurs 2016 For the first time in eleven + years it wasn’t a mom and daughter trip to the annual Sanoma Media home + design expo (aka woonbeurs / vtwonen en design beurs). Last Tuesday morning my daughter and I set off from Enschede and made the long trip to Amsterdam with my boyfriend! What better way to gather inspiration for our new home. Though I’m very up to date with interior trends and have more ideas…

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favorites, interior


FLEXA COLOURFUTURES Life in a new light You may have noticed that blue tints are again very popular this year. AkzoNobel, here in The Netherlands under the name Flexa announced early in September that the the colour of the year 2017 carries the name “Denim Drift’. The blue that Flexa is expecting to see trending next year is Denim Drift. A fine, timeless, multi-functional greyish blue that depending on how it’s used will give you various results. Denim Drift is…

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a fab fête, creative, diy, foodie, interior, kids

easter brunch for the kids // styling tips

a creative mess [.nl]

Styling tips for an Easter brunch with kids. These tips can be applied to any party / event with children. Decorating and styling a table for kids, whether for a birthday or holiday, in this case Easter is always fun. Bright colors and a lot of cuteness. Again I teamed up with my daughter Cierra, owner of Bloesem Photography for this project. We decided to go with a white background and table so that the colors would really pop. It…

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creative, favorites, for the home, home and garden stories, interior, plants + flowers


I doubt it has escaped your radar that house plants have been trending for quite some time. It looks like they’re gonna stick around for awhile too. I received these cute miniature cacti from the HEMA in a pack of three and placed them in small cups. They are adorable on my wall shelf and make for a cute #shelfie. They also look good in my IKEA Kalllax shelving system. Because I have my shelving dividing my living room space…

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EVENT // HEMA NETHERLANDS PRESS DAY 2016 Press event in Amsterdam Today I attended the HEMA press day in Amsterdam. I was expecting to see cute, fun and creative products and that’s what I saw. Fun colours, textures and products. For HEMA fans like my daughter, Cierra there were also monochrome home accessories. The HEMA collection is versatile; a little something for everyone. But when the invitation was for the Spring + Summer collection I thought of Easter and COLORS.…

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