• December 20th

    What: Wooden star. Supplies: 5 twigs, string. It would be nice if the twigs are somewhat straight. Duration: 10 minutes (unless you need to find a few twigs first). How to: Cut the twigs so they are of the same length.  Lay them in the shape of a five-pointed star. Tie the string around the ends to fasten the tips to each other.  Done. The story behind it: Once again we’ve been foraging in the nature area around the corner.  This five-pointed star has been on my list for ages, I just love the simple look of it. Right now it’s standing there on its own, but it will be part of…

  • 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: Matthijs and Wendy

    This family home for three is filled with upcycled family furniture, cleverly combined with newly bought pieces to create an elegant, modern and personal interior. Family affair Where: The Hague, the Netherlands Who: Matthijs and Wendy, Felix (0) Type: Town house, lower floor  Living surface: 95m2 In a nutshell: A family that builds together, stays together Wendy and Matthijs were adamant: ‘We specifically went after a house in this neighborhood, because the area ticked all our boxes: it is family friendly and close to the city center. Both the beach and green pockets are nearby, and for me as a commuter, it was also vital that I have quick access to the train station,’…

  • Inspiration: Søren and Mira

    Mira decorates with her eyes, and Søren from a functional perspective. This combination gives a varied interior, where the different zones in the apartment are connected by the artwork on the walls.  Color coordinated apartment for three Where: Copenhagen, Denmark Who: Søren and Mira, Vilje (1) and dog Zelda Type: Apartment Living surface: 105m2  In a nutshell: ‘Our interior decoration is an ongoing process’ ‘A lot of our interior design choices are based on the mood and colors of the paintings of my father, painter Ole Frederik Olsen. All paintings have a deep personal meaning to me,’ says Mira, while she shows me around in their light and spacious apartment on the fifth floor in…