Just a quick hello from me. This week started great with the #DDWBloggerstour! I will get back to you about that later this week. Today I just wanted to post this photo from Fiene. A few weeks ago my mother gave her a haircut and my little girl wanted her hair short. So my mother gave her (after asking me) a bob line (on the photo her hair is already a little longer than it was). Rik and I really had to get used to the new haircut. I like it but we are "saving" again for a ponytail. Luckily Fiene is also ready again to have her hair long :-)
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Taddadadaaa, here is finally the house from VT Wonen at the Woonbeurs. I promised it already last week to you, sorry that I let you guys waiting... We are having our Autumn Holidays here in The Netherlands so we did it a little slow this week. We took the children out for a day trip, spent some lazy time at home etctera. About the VT Wonen house or rather I have to say "Barn": it was refreshing, original and above all: HUGE! I liked it an I believe a lot of people did. I would like to hear what you think of it! I am going back to my Holiday modus and for all of you who are also having some time off (and everybody else of course): I wish you some good quality time with the people you love!
Friday, October 11, 2013
Are you in a creative mood today? Well use it and try to win this Peet Hein Eek cabinet. In collaboration with paint brand Histor, Piet Hein Eek designed this simple but lovely cabinet. It’s for a Dutch comepetition called “101 Karakters”. Only 101 cabinets are made and you can win one! How? By sending in your idea about how you want to paint this cabinet. If your idea is selected you will win one of the 101 cabinets and get to paint it yourself at 9 november! Enthousiastic? You will have to be quick the competition closes on 15 October!
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
As promised here is the More Than Classic house from the Woonbeurs. I loved this stylish house with a lot of glitter & glamour and it's shades of soft pink. In the past I also did some freelance work for this magazine and it was very nice to see some familiar faces again. I really love how MTC spices up the "old-fashioned" classic style and gives it a more contemporary look. So thumbs up for the magazine MTC and their Woonbeurs house!
Monday, October 7, 2013
Today I continue with the beautiful houses from the Dutch magazines at the Woonbeurs (yesterday ended this fair, so unfortunately you can't go and visit it anymore). This week I start with the house from Eigen Huis & Interieur. This magazine has a special place in my heart because I did a lot of freelance work for them. About 10 years ago (a few months after I graduated at The Design Academy) a teacher called me and said that Eigen Huis & Interieur was hiring and if this wasn't something for me. To be honest I wasn't really looking for a permanent job because I already started my own Studio. But my teacher said to me that it was good to go over there and just have a talk. And so I did. I met the editor in chief (back then Irma Goedemondt) and the assistant editor in chief (Jose Molenaar). We had a very nice conversation and I was enthousiastic about going to work for them. However I still didn't want a permanent job. For me it would be great if I could do some freelance stuff for them. Well they were looking for someone to hire permanent. We left this question in the middle and I desided to do the test assignment (make some example productions for the magazine) they gave all the sollicitors and see where it would lead me. I turned my work in and within a few days Irma called me that they loved my work (serious, I am not bragging here :-)) and if I wanted to reconsider working for them full time. I thought about it and decided no (it was difficult because as a starter being offered such a great job you have to think twice before you turn it down. But I really was dedicated to my own Studio which also was doing very well). Then Irma said that they liked my work that much that they also wanted to hire me then as a freelancer for 2 days in the week. Wow! That was perfect and so my freelance career for the magazines began.
Well back to the Woonbeurs and the EH&I house. The house was filled with rich colors and felt very cosy, retro and joyful. The kitchen was old pink and that happens to be one of my favourite colors at the moment. And those flowers in the kitchen! I also really like the Tulip vase from Pols Potten that I happen to sell myself at Designshoppen (which is currently under construction). Later this week the houses from VT Wonen and MTC will follow, so stay tuned!
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Here is the beautiful house that the Dutch magazine 101 Woonideeën made at the Woonbeurs. It is very colorful and also had a lot of retro elements in it. Want to see it yourself? As I wrote yesterday you can visit the Woonbeurs until 6 oktober in the RAI Amsterdam.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
What an amazing 2 days I've had yesterday and the day before! I attended Meet The Blogger for the first time and I loved it! During this event we also visited the Woonbeurs (fair about home & deco). I didn't had time yet to sort all my photos out but I already wanted to share this beautiful house that the Dutch magazine Ariadne at Home built on the fair. Normally I am not a very big "green"or "mint" admirer, but in this house it looks stunning. Hope you'll like it too. If you want to see it in real life: The Woonbers is until 6 oktober in the RAI Amsterdam.