WELCOME TO THE NEW HOME

 

I finally got the time to show you our new home! The last boxes are unpacked! We have officially settled in our new house.
A rental home that feels less of a temporary place due to the fact that we were able to have a say in a lot of the finishes. So after years of ugly rental tiles we could not be more happy with our marble floor up stairs, upstairs our white Kahrs Ash Blizzard wooden floor, grey custom made storage cupboards and a rain shower to name a few.

Our grim kitchen (there is a reason why you have never seen that in any of my posts) is now a beautiful open space. Mind you, it is still a rental… my dream home looks different to this one… Yet I must say, we are very happy here for now.

The living room is different to what we had. On my wishlist was a family couch. The new beautiful, big and comfortable IKEA sofa is now a key piece in this space, upgraded with a custom Bemz cover. The linen color I chose was a bit out my comfort zone, not being white or grey,  yet in combination with the white marble, makes it one of the best spots in the house now. On the wish list still, a grey or beige toned rug.

Having an open kitchen is something I have always wanted. It is perfect for entertaining and it allows us to hang out together in the mornings and evenings when food is being prepared. You might recognize the HAY ring?

The boys room is a bit smaller then before. Even so, I have painted the entire room in a teal blue Jotun Fusion. The perception with painting all four walls in a darker tone is often that it makes the room look smaller. Yet the effect is amazing, it makes it warm and cosy. Next to their Oeuf NYC bunk bed and Byron Bay Daybed daybed I even managed to squeeze our antique cabinet in (that was previously in the playroom) for their toys.

Although I am always a big fan of white walls, for the master bedroom I fell for the Soothing Beige that I got aquatinted with at the Jotun Color Launch in Copenhagen. It is such a soft and subtle tone that makes our bedroom intimate and warm. With white wooden Kahrs floors it is easier to go for a beige tone on the wall. The ugly tiles always kept me from trying these beige tones.

Even though we never know how many years we will be living in one place, it is worth to invest. Painting a wall, putting down a new floor, adding some greenery and re-using your furniture in different places makes an unpersonal rental house your home.

Plants The Dubai Garden Centre | Light Bedroom &Tradition | Floor  Ash Blizzard Kahrs | Bed Linen Cerise sur le Gateau 

Photography Natelee Cocks

 

 

 

GOOD TO BE HOME AGAIN

We are back home! Back to normal life, routine, school lunches and sport bags. Yet to be honest, after 12 weeks of holiday, it’s kinda nice to be behind our computers  again with our trusted home brewed coffee.

As we mentioned to you earlier, we weren’t bored over the last few weeks. Because next to having quality time with family and friends, we paid our favorite shops back home a visit, for inspiration and sourcing as we are in de midst of a few exciting projects.

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BLANKET CRUSHING – KATE & KATE HOME

My home is always constant state of change. When I see a product I love, I will make sure there is a place for it, even if this means rearranging the whole house. Don’t be put off though, most of the time it is easy and always rewarding. It’s just a matter of letting colors compliment each other and mixing in the new in with the old(er).

We got our hands on some beautiful blankets from the latest Kate & Kate Home collection.
The Picnic Stripe is made from one of nature’s most luxurious fibres. This pure Alpaca blanket is incredibly soft. We love the green and navy combination, making it an item that parents might just keep for themselves.

The 100% cotton knitted Harlequin classic is in one of our favorite color combinations, blush and green. This magic duo has been on trend for a long time now and is not going anywhere just yet. It is the perfect blanket for summer babies or in our case, for cool airconditioned evenings.
Both beauties are designed in Australia as part of the Arent&Pyke range for for Kate & Kate Home, and now a very pretty part of my interior.

The blankets bring a pop of color into my living room where I have decided to hang the Lappalainen mobile. This elegant accessory starred in our collaborative shoot and we just can’t get enough of this delicate design.

This time around there was very little shuffling. With a few small touches a serene corner was created. Al it requires is a big coffee, a magazine and some feet put up. Mine preferably…

 

A HOME TO CONNECT

What is the difference between a house and a home? A space and a room? What makes a random area in your house a sanctuary you want to escape to?

At the Milan Design Week we literally kept walking into a new trend that opened our eyes. It is a theme that is all about how connecting with people is more important then ever. ‘Everything is connected’ was not only the title of Jotun‘s design exhibition, we also felt this proposition at brands like IKEA, Carl Hansen and Son, Vitra and many more.

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