We are all spending much more time at home than we would normally do (and want). Yet in this whole ‘making the most of our house-arrest’ situation, we decided to spread some interior inspiration with quick home updates. We are not talking about big make overs that require us to go out to the shops of course. We mean some easy alterations with things we either already have at home or that we can order online. And the latter ties in with our shout out to all small businesses out there that can really use a boost right now.
In our job as stylists, we work with a lot of small businesses. Always have, always will. This goes for both big projects and for changes at home. Most of them are found very close to us: on Instagram and will either reach out via a DM, or visit their webshop to get our hands on newly discovered and incredible home ware that is made with love.
A quick update in my own master bedroom was done in 5 minutes. It was just a matter of changing a few things like the bedside table. The extra cover on the bed (oh, we could go on and on about bedding) is an old set and the through is actually a singel duvet cover from the boys that I bought from Smallable (a treasure chest filled with small businesses). Adding art work is one of the easiest ways of changing the vibe of a space. We love working with the very talented Maaike from My Deer artshop. They always have a beautiful collection that can be used anywhere in the house.
Give away time
Because we love bringing in new art work, we are very happy to announce a give away with My Deer artshop on Instagram soon. Check out our account and stories to get the chance to win one of the three €60 vouchers!!
We hope you will have the time now for those areas in the house that ‘you never had the time for’. Our three tips: 1. If you need something new, support a small business 2. Shop around the house for furniture 3. Add some beautiful art work as a finishing touch
Need inspiration? Check out our portfolio or tap on our Instagram pics to discover our suppliers.
There used to be one corner in the kitchen that you would never see on my blog or Instagram account. Not a messy closet or an unorganised office, but the kitchen corner with our water dispenser. As we can’t drink from the tap here yet do take hydration very serious, that 20 liter water bottle was just a part of our day to day life. For boiling water we used an old fashioned kettle. Not an eye sore perse, yet a kettle that I would always put in the kitchen cabinet after use. So for me, as a stylist and a clean countertop activist, the Quooker is one of those items from my kitchen dreams
Quooker has it all
We have known the Quooker tap for a long time as it is a Dutch invention. Only recently, it became available in our region and I decided to jump on it. Because this tap has so many benefits. No more heavy water bottles to cary in, no more chemicals in the water, no more waiting for the kettle to boil, no more chilling of water. This tap has it all! And besides that, the black tap I chose is an absolute stunner.
The installation was quick and easy. The beauty of this system is that everything is installed in the cabinet under the sink. With this tap rocking the counter now, I am able to get filtered water, boiling water, and, as a total bonus for myself, sparkling water straight from the tap. All in the exact amount I need it in, at any given time.
Worth the investment
As you might know, we live in a rental home. But because it is so easy to instal, remove and re-instal, we will be able to take this baby with us to what ever new home we will be moving to in the future.
This Quooker has changed the way I start the day with my morning routine. It has made quick pasta dinners so much faster, feeding the kids in under 10 minutes (an essential when having active boys I have learned). And it has increased the amount we drink. The incredible esthetics and clean counter top makes this tap one of my favorite items in the house now.
We have been working around to clock to get my new business up and running. Yet, believe it or not, there has not been an upgrade with @fronteriors in my own house yet. Typical right? It was time to make my own order to enable me to upgrade my existing IKEA BESTA cabinet. Because first of all, I was dying to finally bring those gorgeous cane doors into my living room. But I also wanted to see if it is really as easy as we say it is. There was only one way to test my own product (and relationship…). And that was by asking my dear husband (aka @LiveLoudBoy) to take on this project.
It’s almost been a year since we moved into our newly renovated home. A rental home once again. Yet this time around we were fortunate to be involved of the renovation, making this house the best one yet. And with bringing in some long longed for &tradition furniture has been the cherry on my kitchen.