Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sinterklaas decorations

Here in the Netherlands the tension rises... within 4 days Sinterklaas and his Pieten will arrive in our country. It's an old Dutch tradition and comparable with Santa. Sinterklaas is a big children's friend and brings a lot of presents for the kids (only for the kids who were sweet the past year ;-)). I designed some Sinterklaas stickers to get in the mood and get your house all in the right atmosphere. The stickers are now available at the shop! Have a nice week you all and for those Dutchies: I wish you already a fab Sinterklaas (and the fun period before of preparations, buying gifts and of course decorating your home).

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Woonbeurs 2014 house from EH&I and MTC

This is the Woonbeurs house from Eigen huis & Interieur and More Than Classic. These two magazines don't only share their Woonbeurs house, they also share their editorial office. From my own experience I can say that the people who work there are fabulous! As a freelancer I worked a lot with them and always with lots of joy. Such nice people and what a creativity! Back to the Woonbeurs: It's not easy to built one stand where both the magazines are represented but I believe they did a great job! Unfortunately this year the word is out that some of the editors are going to lose their job because of cutbacks. Not easy for them and I wish them all the best and hope they somehow do find the inspiration to keep sharing their talents with the rest of the world!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Wedding invitations

 Ja! (means Yes!). These are some of the wedding inviations cards from my collection. This morning I was working on a wedding invitation for a friend of mine and meanwhile I was thinking about what my next blogpost was going to be. Then I realised I have never showed these designs of mine over here. So here they are. What do you think of them? Do you like them or is it a little too graphic for you? I like it that they are so bold and simple. My collection cards are available at the Jut en Jul design website. So if you are curious about more of my designs go over there and have a look at my collection. Now I'm quickly going back to work, because I have to finish some stickers today for a publication (how nice is that, that people are showing my stickers on their blogs, magazines etcetera? Makes me very happy and is good for the business off course :-)). Have an inspiring week!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Woonbeurs 2014 house from Ariadne at Home

Hi there! I am back again with the second Woonbeurs house that I photographed. This time it's the Ariadne at Home house. Filled with pastels and whites it made a relaxed and serene impression. No punishment to live in this interior I would say. What do you think? Back at my home there isn't much serenity at the moment. We are building a garage and I can tell you that it's stressing me out. I can't wait until it's finished. I will keep you posted and in the mean time I keep blogging pretty pictures from Woonbeurs houses. Have a great (and relaxed) week!


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Woonbeurs 2014 house from VT Wonen

What an eye candy this is don’t you think? I really love this house that the Dutch Magazine VT Wonen built on the Woonbeurs in Amsterdam. Their inspiration was the King & the Queen of The Netherlands. So just a creative view of VT Wonen of how our royal couple could live. As some of you may know: I am really into the combination Blue & White, I also use it in our own home (see it here on the Decor8 blog). This house (alias exhibition stand) is soooo my cup of tea! Unfortunately it was just temporary, but when I was the Dutch Queen, I would know what interior I would wanna have. Do you like it too, or what makes your heart beat a little bit faster?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Blogs I read: Avenue Lifestyle

One of the blogs I read is Avenue Lifestyle from Holly Marder. Holly is a interior design journalist & stylist. Those who visit my blog frequently know that Holly recently did a photoshoot of our home for Decor8 (see it here). Lucky me to work with this styling talent. As a designer/stylist myself it's kind of exciting and a bit scary when somebody is coming to style and photograph your home. Because I have my own style and a very strong opinion on how our home should look. But I already knew Holly and her blog so I tried to stay calm and surrender myself to her and her ideas. The day of the shoot Holly came with her camera and we had a lovely day and I really loved the photos Holly made! She has such a natural and elegant style. You can also see that at her blog, so do have a look over there and get inspired. There is also a very beautiful and extensive report about her wedding, which I love (don't forget to look at the movie from her big day). You can hire Holly also as an interior stylist, so if you have some rooms to decorate than this lady can help you out! Here you see some photos from her bedroom and a tiny sneek peak from her wedding.
Images by Hanke Arkenbout (Holly), Holly Marder (bedroom photos), Anouschka Rokebrand  (wedding photos).

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My city trip to London

Already some while ago I went to London! I had a lovely and inspiring weekend and really fel all over in love again with this city! What a beautiful buildings you have over there and what an inspiring city it is! I stayed at the Pullman London St Pancras hotel which had the perfect location (5 minutes walk from Kings Cross station, what do you want more?). The hotel was clean (very important!), had a tasteful decorated lobby and the breakfast was good (see my earlier blogpost about the hotel that I wrote before I went). Besides a lot of shopping, a museum visit and a lot of walking I went into the London Eye. I waited untill it was dark and had a beautiful 30 minutes ride in this ultra modern Ferris wheel with a magical view of London. Hope to visit this city again in the nearby future!