• 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: Laura and Tim

    ‘I’ll admit it! I once threw out one of my son’s toys, because it was made of plastic and I thought it was ugly.’ There is no need to compromise on your personal style, when you have a strict door policy, such as this couple has, living in a light apartment in urban The Hague. ‘Toys complement our interior’ Where: The Hague, the Netherlands Who: Laura and Tim, Thijs (2) Type: Apartment Living surface: 102 m2 In a nutshell: ‘We collect furniture with stories, and like to design and build our own things.’ ’We buy our furniture based on our intuition. We usually are quick to decide. We look at…

  • Inspiration: Mark and Noor

    Wanting to live close to the city center, but away from the city’s noise and its traffic, drove Mark and me to unknown territory. We fell in love with a town house built in 2011, on the outskirts of Copenhagen, Ørestad. Now we’ve been living here for almost three years, and we are even more excited about the house and its surroundings now, than when we moved here. Even though it can get a little crowded, now that our family exists of four members. Informal town house for four Where: Copenhagen, Denmark Who: Mark and Noor, Elin (4) and Ina (1) Type: Town house Living surface: 110 m2 In a nutshell: ‘We…

  • DIY… Banana leaf chair: My first upcycling project

    At a flea market, I fell in love with a little yellow chair. It was dirty and worn down, but the frame was in good condition. It had this cool midcentury vibe and elegant legs to it. The Swedish seller, with chewing tobacco in her mouth, was a hard one to bargain with, but I managed to get her to drop 40% in price. This way I could afford to buy new fabric to replace that nasty yellow cloth (we are on a budget here!). The week before that, my 4-yo daughter had been on a play date with a new friend, and the new friend had her own lounge…