Along with the rest of the Netherlands, Lennart and I decided to go to the garden centre today in the search of some colour for our garden. While Lennart was browsing some equipment (boring!) I opened the Pinterest app on my mobile I got inspired by these two pins:
Time for a little DIY-project!
I bought three of these terracotta pots…
… white exterior wall paint, neon pink spray can and masking tape
Painted the pots white (two layers)
I used masking tape to create diagonal patterns to go with a geometric feel. Carefully use the pink (or whatever colour you like) spray. Let it dry.
Plant the succulents … et voila! A pop of colour in your garden.
I’m not really the DIY-kind-of-person, but this one was quite easy and it doesn’t take any longer than an afternoon. What do you guys think of the result?
The H&M cushions came in yesterday. It’s only a very first step, but I think it already looks marvelous! Pippa is modelling today.
What do you guys think?
Oh I’m just joking of course. Ever since I brought a pineapple lamp into my home I’m just mad about the prickly fruit. It’s like bringing a little bit of the tropics into your life. So now I’m spending my days searching for more pineapples from wallpaper to cushions to prints to frames.
My boyfriend is just worried I’m going to turn the place into Spongebob’s house. Well honey, don’t you know that pineapples can be quite stylish?
Here’s some inspiration!
Also feel like going full Spongebob home decor? Zara Home is secretly turning into a pineapple shop!
When we bought our house three years ago, I felt that everything had to be design because the whole house was built new. I thought that a romantic interior wouldn’t fit this type of house so I started to collect my inspiration mostly from the Dutch ELLE Decoration which was pretty much all about modern design. Don’t get me wrong! I love it, but I just don’t live in Edward Cullen’s apartment.
Unfortunately now I don’t really feel at home in my own home. I’m the kind of person who needs a comfortable, cosy and warm place. So I figured it’s time for some huge changes with little effort and a small budget. (Because I don’t really have the money to go for a new couch etc.)
I got very much inspired by the top picture which I saw in the February issue from Matchbook magazine and I’m going to try to get that feeling with the items in the second picture.
The Leaves cushion is from Zara Home – € 29,95 (I might need two)
The ceramic lamp also from Zara Home – € 89,95
The orange cushions and the green cushion are from H&M Home – € 4,95 and
I found a second hand Bamboo side table online for € 10,00 and for the plant I’m thinking to spend about € 50,00
All together that would make a living room make over for approximately € 250,00 (because I need some cushion pads as well)
Now let’s make it happen! Keep you guys updated.
Ah! – a girl can only dream… That’s why I started pinning again! Follow me?
Enough with the minimalistic, white, black and grey bathrooms. I’m dreaming of an Anthropologie bathroom; artistic, colorful, playful with rich fabrics… I guess I’ll be spending even more time in the bathroom!
Droplets shower curtain
Ojai soap dish
Mr. Boddington’s Mistral Soap
Peony Pop Robe
I have a serious thing for porcelain, china and hand painted plates whether they’re old or new. It started when me and my mother went to a flee market to find old cups, plates and saucers to make candy etageres to use at my Alice in Wonderland tea party. After that I kept on making these etageres occasionally, so whenever I see something that might be interesting to use I buy it right away. However, a lot of it ends up as decoration around the house.
The geisha cup was a gift from my parents when I turned 18. The rest was found on the flee market or in second hand stores.
Hand painted plates from Anthropologie, Dyptique scented candle from Skins Cosmetics Oosterbeek, feather pen from Loods 5, skull candle holder from Kosta Boda at De Blommerie.
Plates and cups found at the flee market, Emperor’s dream tea from Rituals, green tea from Simon Levelt in Arnhem, elephant and porcelain doll from the flee market, the Japanese version of Alice in Wonderland was a gift from my mother in law and my love bought me the DELICIOUS macarons for Valentine.
Last week I was diving into Marktplaats (the Dutch Ebay) in the search of a round coffee table. I didn’t really find anything worthy of placing in my living room, but just before I wanted to close the tab I saw this small elephant table.
I was in love with it right away and placed a bid of € 15,-
Not much later I got a reply: ‘Your bid sounds good to me, when are you able to pick it up?’
So we now welcome the elephant in the room.
The Queen Anne-style chair was as a present from my mother and stepdad, the lovely flowers are from the De Blommerie and it’s another one of L4’s beautiful butterflies. The print on the wall was a Christmas present from Lennart which he bought at BL-ij in Arnhem.
Wondering why I have a Japanese Vogue? When I was traveling to Amsterdam every day to go to school I couldn’t help buying an issue at the Central Station to have a look into the world of Japanese fashion. You can find them all over my house.
The mini bag is from Zara.