• Inspiration: Tijn and Jules

    Kidsroom design is Jules’ passion and she has gained lots of followers on social media by putting a lot of love into her son’s nurseries. Now she is in for a new adventure: running her own online shop for baby and kids bedding and sleepwear. Sleepless nights turned into a business Where: Amsterdam, the Netherlands Who: Jules and Tijn, Flo (3,5) and Freddie (1) Type: Three story house from the 1930s In a nutshell: ”Our style is Scandi inspired, but we put our own Dutch twist to it with wooden and color pop accents.” Jules lives and breathes kidsroom design. It started when the family moved to their new house…

  • Inspiration: My dad’s place

    African masks on the eating table, a thousand antlers in the kitchen and giant paintings taking up every centimeter of the walls. Welcome to my father’s house. All worlds into one Where: The Hague, the Netherlands Who: Peter Type: Lower floor town house Living surface: 96m2 In a nutshell: More is more ‘So why interiors?’ I’ve been asked this question a lot after I started my blog. There are many reasons for it, but today I’d like to shed a little light on one of them. And that is that I grew up with loads of interior inspiration around me. My father has a very keen eye for interior decorating,…

  • Inspiration: Brian and Maria

    No stationary toys in the living room and a well-functioning storage system make Brian and Maria’s apartment a lovely place for all family members. Interior design lessons learnt Where: Copenhagen Who: Brian (39), Maria (37), Josefine (5), Oliver (2) Type: Apartment Living surface: 118 m2 In a nutshell: ‘Easy going interior’ ‘When we moved in in the beginning of 2018,’ Maria says, ‘we made a promise to ourselves not to create a dedicated play area for the kids in our living room. We used to have one in our old home and it had slowly begun to eat all empty space. What had started as a little corner became a…

  • Inspiration: Joost and Jannine

    Statement pieces, an amazing floor and a playroom are some of the ingredients in the organized and tidy home of Joost and Jannine and their two boys: ‘They key is to not give up on tidying up at the end of the day.’ Tidy home for four Where: Sassenheim, the Netherlands Who: Joost and Jannine, Orson (2) and Egon (0) Type: Villa Living surface: 185m2 In a nutshell: ‘Modern chic with a colorful twist.’ ‘They are so defining for the atmosphere,’ Jannine says. And even though one could think she’s referring to her two gorgeous boys, Jannine is actually talking about the lamps that she and her husband Joost bought…

  • Inspiration: Riad and Laila

    She is working hard to make her business in Scandinavian interior design items a success. Her home is both her sanctuary and showroom: ‘At our place we mix business and pleasure’. Mumpreneur obsessed with Scandinavian design Where: Woking, Surrey, UK Who: Laila (33), Riad (42), Aymen (11), Salman (2) Type: 3-bedroom semi-detached Living surface: 100m2 In a nutshell: ‘A cozy Scandinavian interior style.’ Laila and her husband Riad live and breathe Scandinavian design. Laila: ‘Our whole interior is designed in a Scandinavian style. All rooms, also the children’s rooms, feature Scandinavian furniture. We love the simple silhouettes, clean lines, well-made and artisanal products, and the emphasis on natural materials.’ The couple and their two sons…

  • Inspiration: Ries and Iris

    A quick painting job when they moved in was all they had time for, before becoming parents of a lovely boy, but now this couple is ready to move to the next phase in their interior design scheme. Evolving interior Where: The Hague, the Netherlands Who: Ries and Iris, Otis (turning 1 year on October 19th) Type: House, lower level Living surface: 106 m2 In a nutshell: ‘We combine robust materials with elegant lines to create balance in our interior.’ ‘I was pregnant when we bought this place,’ Iris says, ‘so it was important to us, that we could move in straight away.’ The couple bought a lower level house (‘benedenwoning’ in Dutch) in mint…

  • Inspiration: Lars and Julie

    Lars and Julie mix classic Danish design pieces with contemporary art to create a colorful and warm home to accommodate their boys’ wild games and equally wild sleeping patterns. Colors give life Where: Copenhagen, Denmark Who: Lars and Julie, Bjørn (7) and Arthur (3) Type: Apartment Living surface: 124m2 In a nutshell: ‘Wild games, color and art’ ‘We don’t want peace and quiet,’ Julie says, ‘we like the buzz of the inner city.’ That’s why they concentrated on inner city neighborhood Østerbro in Copenhagen for their house hunt in 2015. ‘For us it was very important that we could walk to everything,’ Julie explains, ‘we don’t want to own a car. Those times we need…

  • Inspiration: Paul and Poonam

    After two years of stalking it online, Poonam was able to buy her Victorian dream house in Hove, close to Brighton. Where she decorated it with vigor, but she is now ready to change some of the rooms to make it a family friendly space. Victorian family vibes Where: Hove, United Kingdom Who: Paul and Poonam, Zachary (4) Type: Victorian villa In a nutshell: ‘Our style is modern which we like to spice up with antiques to give our home a unique feel.’ ‘I had fallen in love with our house when it first came on the market, but it was way too expensive for us.’ Poonam kept an eye on the property for…

  • Inspiration: Elin’s room

    My daughter is not known for being subtle or cautious when using colors or patterns. If it comes to clothes or decorating, she is pretty funky. I think her style is rather cool. You can catch her in a burgundy dress, that she’s put over a long red-and-white striped blouse with a poofy sleeve, casually combined with leopard trousers in red, pink and purple. And purple shoes to top it of (they have lights in ’em). That is how she rolls and I love it, even though it hurts my eyes. She picks it herself and as long as it’s suited for the weather, she can decide herself. What a…