ROOM OF THE MONTH

I do not know if it is because I miss the sun, or due to the fact that we bought tickets to Mexico. Perhaps I got inspired by Romana’s apartment. Anyway, patterns and colors will be involved! Today we will talk about a boho bedroom. It may be a little girly, but yesterday was the International Women's Day!

 

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HOME SWEET HOME - part 4

Name, age, nationality: Romana, 27, half Dutch half Croatian

City: Amsterdam

Living space: around 90 m²

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ROOM OF THE MONTH - February

Let's talk KITCHEN! Since there is many companies producing kitchen cabinets, I decided not to pick any of those producers, but to focus on colors, materials and accessories.

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ROOM OF THE MONTH - January

Since we have a new year, I decided to start a new series. Yes, I am a creature of habits and yes, I love series. So here we gooooooo! Every month (or maybe twice a month, we will see how it goes...) I will post my idea for an interior arrangement. Since I'm polish living in NL I will try to smuggle in polish and some dutch designers and brands. I will try to find all of the mentioned items in web shops. Therefore if you like something, and you feel like you need it in your life, go ahead and treat yourself! We are starting off with a living room of my dreams.

 

I really like white walls combined with a natural brick wall accent. I had a brick wall in a hallway of my previous apartment and I have to say I miss it a little bit. You can see what I mean on the pictures below:

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HOME SWEET HOME - part 3

Name, age, nationality: Alice and Jasper, 29 and 30, Dutch

City: Utrecht

Living space: 60/65 m² but we actually don’t know. We have one living room, one normal bedroom, one small bedroom which is used as a closet, a bathroom and a rooftop terrace.

 

 

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HOME SWEET HOME - part 2

Name, Age, Nationality: Mel, 28, German

City: Amsterdam'ish - Diemen

Living space: 35m²

" I found this on the street, I repainted it and bought new knobs. I found this on the street as well and I just touched it up a little bit."

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HOME SWEET HOME - part 1

Name, Age, Nationality: Diego, 28, Spanish-American

City: Haarlem

Living space: 8m²

 

"It is the most perfect child's room"

 

Tell me a few words about yourself.

Computer science student and a musician. I’m working from home, I teach music online, I’m a copywriter and an editor. I’m also working on gypsy jazz, it is never going to make any money, but I love it. I love it very, very much. I'm kind of a nerd. I'm going to school for IT so that I can play music.

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HOME SWEET HOME - idea

More or less every month I'm checking interior design related magazines. I also own a few books about this subject. Some of them were given to me as gifts, others come from the library and stay with me for a week or two, sometimes longer. Almost every day I'm searching for inspiration and finding new, exciting things online. I have bookmarked tons of websites. I'm following a lot of Instagram accounts. Pinterest is my travel buddy. The world presented on those pictures is beautiful, interesting and innovatory. They allow you to enjoy extraordinary architecture, vast interiors, ideal combination of materials and colors or perfect utilization of given space. You can't stop looking, you can't stop dreaming. For someone who is a perfectionist (maybe a little bit of OCD) this world without a mess seems perfect.

 

I know there is a reason why those magazines, books and websites were created. I know that you can arrange and organize your space to avoid the mess. But... those mess free pictures are missing a bit of life in them.

 

Are you a dog or a cat owner? The starter pack includes hair, bowls, litter box, wet kisses, spilled water, wet socks and occasional poo on the floor.

Kids? I'm not an expert but I guess, that the standard offer is similar with some extra features.

 

That's how I got this idea. I want to show and write a little bit about the life of people I know. Strangers are also welcome. People, who not necessarily are interested in interior design and following trends. I'm curious what helps to transform a room, an apartment, a building into a HOME. I'm interested to see how an interior can reflect our personality. The work on series Home Sweet Home started in November. I will do whatever I can to post regularly and to keep this adventure going. I'm really curious what do you think about this, so do not hesitate and leave a comment below!

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LET'S TALK CERAMICS!

Beautiful, unique ceramics on the table or used as accessories around your house will show your personal style and will bring warmth and cosyness to your home. Old trend that came back in interior design involves using plates as wall decorations. I remember when I was a kid my grandparents had plates on the walls of their living room. My parents had plates presented on special stands standing on the cabinet.

VtWonen and Design beurs
VtWonen and Design beurs
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DUTCH DESIGN WEEK

At the end of October I visited Dutch Design week. I was able to spend just one day in Eindhoven, but one day is definitely better than nothing! It is actually quite embarrassing to admit but it was the first time for me which is ridiculous, since I live in the Netherlands for 3 years now. I was staying over at my friends place the night before and we ended up staying up and chatting until 4 am. Long story short, sadly, I didn't get to see all of the exhibitions I planned to. But still, ohhhhh... what an amazing experience. First of all, it was great to see all of the old Philips factory buildings. If you are lofts lover, you will create a ground plan for your dream apartment in your head. I planed about 4 :)

First stop was Klokgebouw and apparently I was in a lamps mood. So beware, this post is about lamps.

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Vt Wonen & Design Beurs

For those and other fun lights by Alex de Witte check www.alexdewitte.nl
For those and other fun lights by Alex de Witte check www.alexdewitte.nl

Overall this year's Vt Wonen & Design Beurs was a nice experience. I went with two friends: a very recent house owner and a soon to be house owner. We were all looking for some inspiration, something that would surprise us, maybe something that could be considered as bizarre and different but entertaining. Unfortunately we didn't find it as interesting as the exhibition from 2013. I even noticed that one of the brands, which got my attention last time, has exactly the same pillow cases in their offer as 2 years ago. I couldn't believe it, but let's get back to positives.

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GOT TO LOVE COPPER

I'm not sure if it is because of the cooler, autumn evenings but I'm all in for copper accessories at home. I started collecting them during the summer, but somehow they completely stole my heart just now. I wish I would have more space to fill. Copper goes very well with simple, classy, black&white interiors. Looks amazing combined with all shades of green and darker shades of blue and with gray and... Oh well let's be honest, it just looks absolutely amazing! Let me show you couple of my favorite ones.

From top left corner: Eglo Tarbes lamp, Karlsson watch, Menu Pov candle holder, Madam Stolts box, Frama E27 Lamp, Hay LUP candle holder, Pt, wire basket, Zuiver lamp, Bloomingville side table.
From top left corner: Eglo Tarbes lamp, Karlsson watch, Menu Pov candle holder, Madam Stolts box, Frama E27 Lamp, Hay LUP candle holder, Pt, wire basket, Zuiver lamp, Bloomingville side table.

And here is my little collection

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