Summer is here! And although we will be having a break from the office as much as possible, I have a very exciting design job to look into: our own three bedroom home on the Dutch coast. A place to go to in our school holidays, a place to rent out to who ever wants to experience a Live Loud Girl Stay.

When being in a situation where you can start from scratch, you can decorate according to how you want to feel when being here. This house will be a beach getaway where you relax as soon as you walk in and fill your lungs with fresh air as soon as you step out.

The overall feel will remain clean and minimalistic. In terms of furniture we will be combining old with new to strike the perfect balance between design and vintage. We are re-using the existing kitchen cabinets yet bringing in some perfect imperfect tiles that have always been on my wishlist. The bathroom will get a proper upgrade, bringing in some funky pink and in the rest of the home we will be experimenting with color.

Although the real renovation will only start in September, we are excited to go there this summer to kick off with some preparations. We need to choose materials, colors and furniture before we can start dreaming about how it will look a few months from now.

You can follow our journey over summer on Instagram and Live Loud Girl Stays as I will be visiting my favorite shops in The Netherlands and putting together the shopping list. For now we want to share the mood boards and wishlist… Let us know what you think?!

Bathroom cabinet | Bathroom tiles | Velvet sofa | Pendant lamp | Table |
Black chair | Black shower head | Vintage rug | Wash basin |


Do you want to see me and the team getting really excited? That is when we see Collaborative shoot appearing on the agenda.
A collaborative shoot is initiated and executed by us. We are the client as well as the stylist. It gives us a chance to work with products we have adored for a long time or that we just recently fell in love with.
Over time we collect these treasures until we have a perfect mix. And then we create a setting, hoping it will look as good as it does in our head.

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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!

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It is someones 40th birthday and we are so happy to be part of the celebration!

Growing up, ‘BILLY’ was a household name as almost everyone had an IKEA’s BILLY somewhere in their house. The name, for once being not a typical unpronounceable Swedish one, allowed us all to refer to our shelving unit as a family member.

Already forty years ago, IKEA launched this set of flat packed shelves. Although officially named ‘Billy the Bookcase’, these shelves have been used for much more then just books.

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