You might have seen it on my Instagram stories already yet due to the high enthusiasm and adrenalin levels, we also want to share this news on the blog. I have started a new business venture with friend and fellow interior stylist, Kath, better known as @houseofhawkes. Kath and I met at an industry event a few years ago and have developed a great working relationship and friendship from the start. Even though we are in the same line of business, we have proven that sharing is caring. Being open and constructive towards one another has given us both the opportunity to grow.
Some big news! We bought a coastal holiday home in The Netherlands. Well actually it is a tiny villa on a holiday home park. Last Tuesday we received the keys to our new holiday home which is located in Zeeland, on the Dutch coast. Although we have gotten very spoiled in Dubai with the warm sea and the many beach days a year, going to a Dutch beach is still incredible. After 8 years living as expats, we are excited to own our place again in Holland.
We have often written about how creating a statement wall can really change the vibe of a room. By bringing color in, you can give a space an instant make over.
We love using a color that is appropriate for the room. For example, using a subtle color in the master bedroom and maybe a bold one in a kids or playroom.
No matter what your style is, no matter how big or small your home is, no matter what the size of your wall is, paint always works!
Over the years I have learned that comfort sometimes comes before beauty. Now don’t get a big fright, I am not saying that I will only be walking around in a track suit or never will wear heels again. I am saying that a comfortable place for couch surfing was missing in my previous home and I was desperate for a change.