I want to go to Switzerland. And not just any place in Switzerland but this place. Studio Ilse designed this Swiss chalet with views of the Alps. The family home has a warm and cozy feeling thanks to the use of natural materials, layers of textile and comfortable furniture. The entire home is filled with earthly colours but they used a nice pop of colour in the kitchen by using blue cabinets. Just imagine that you sit there by the fireside looking at those spectacular mountains. I’m in love.
I don’t think I know one person who doesn’t love IKEA. Alright.. my grandparents have never visited IKEA, they don’t understand why anyone would want to assemble their furniture in cardboard boxes in a warehouse. But besides from my lovely grandparents, I don’t know anyone. I’ll admit going to IKEA on a saturday afternoon is not very fun and last year, when I was moving, I HAD to go to IKEA on Whit Monday and I swore to myself that I will never do that again. But aside from that, I love it. And each year they come with great new products designed by wonderful designers (think only of British designer Ilse Crawford and her amazing Sinnerlig collection). Also this year we’re going to see some great new collections in our favourite Swedish store.
Scandinavian homes are well known for their white walls & floor combination. Scandinavian winters are long and the sun sets very early in those months, so to counteract that darkness they decorate their homes bright & white. While I love the brightness of these homes, personally I like to paint the walls a darker colour (my own kitchen wall is a dark grey/blue). This home in the Swedish capital Stockholm has dark blue paint on every wall, with the exception of the wonderful small (but bright!) kitchen. This combined with the wooden floor and the rugs in the living room and hallway give the home a warm comfortable feeling. I’m definitely finding some inspiration for my own home here.
Film and TV are a great source for entertainment. We’ve all had that moment that you just can’t stop watching, you can get hooked because you want to know how the drama ends or because it’s just too funny and you want to see more. I can also get hooked on a show or a film because the interiors are so gorgeous (yes I’ve really watched movies that I thought were ‘bleh’ but ‘oh look at that bedroom!’) Here are 8 gorgeous interiors in film or tv.
Sometimes you find a home that is just too perfect, it sticks with you for weeks and you keep looking at the pictures. I’ve been blogging for a few years now and this home is definitely one I will remember for a long time. Dutch company Scotch & Soda created a beautiful home in Amsterdam called Lola’s Place.
Converting a church into a home or an office space is not something unusual. A large open space with high ceilings and stained glass is for many people a dream to live in. In the Spanish place Llanera in Asturias they did something completely different with an abandoned church. It’s is now a colourful skate park.
Each year Pantone chooses a colour of the year. If you have been reading interior blogs lately you will have noticed that this year Pantone didn’t chose one colour, but two. This year you can expect to see a lot of Rose Quartz & Serenity.
While I loved last years colour Marsala, I do love the idea of adding some soft colours into my interior. I’ve made this post to give you some inspiration on how to add these colours into your interior.
I don’t have any plans of traveling to Paris anytime soon, but when I see these pictures of Hôtel Providence in Paris I might change my mind. The hotel was built in 1854 and it breathes the Parisian feeling. The hotel with 18 rooms (every room having a custom-made bar!), a downstairs bar and a restaurant is decorated with vintage furniture which gives it a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Just look at the pictures and dream yourself in Paris.
I did it! I finally made the step to a proper blog. You might know me from Tumblr, I’ve been posting a lot of interior inspiration there for several years, but I always wanted to see if I could do something in the big blogger world. Here you will find everything that I find inspiring in the interior world.
I find this scary, will it work? Are my tumblr followers going to follow me to this platform? Will I be able to find a bigger audience? I don’t know, but it’s a new year and my new years resolution was: ‘Just do it’. (For those who are scared that I will delete my Tumblr, don’t worry! I will always keep on posting there as well, see it as an addition to this blog).
Anyway, that’s enough talk for now. Over time we will see how this blog is going to develop, but untill then I should just start posting don’t you think? I hope you will find it just as inspiring as I do.