• DIY: Easter birds

    What: Easter birds made from yarn. Supplies: Yarn, tiny piece of card board for the beak, iron wire, scissors and twigs to attach the birds to. Duration: 10 minutes per bird. How to: Making these birds is pretty simple, but hard to describe (I tried, but failed). So just follow the steps on the pictures below, it should be a pretty straight forward process. Worth knowing is that you should pull the yarn relatively tight, so the separate strings are aligned and don’t get all flappy on you, once you start to bind the tail. Don’t forget to trim the tail. It might be yarn birds we are talking about,…

  • DIY: Smash!

    What: Yarn sign Supplies: Yarn, iron wire, ‘knitters spool’ (punnik-set in Dutch). Duration: 1 – 2 hours How to: Use your spool to knit a long thread, which you will use to shape your sign with. In Dutch it is known as ‘punniken’ and I have not come across a proper English translation of the word. However, it’s just like loom-knitting in mini form. It’s very easy and once you get the hang of it, it goes rather quickly. Make sure your thread is long enough to write the word you wish. I added the iron wire afterwards. This is of course done so your writing will remain in place.…

  • Playful posters

    Danish start-up company Villum Vito designs and sells colourful posters to stimulate children’s imagination. “It’s my mission to add a little happiness to the world with my posters,” says owner Christina Stenderup.  Almost one year ago Villum Vito was founded by Christina Stenderup. “I have always been passionate about drawing and I have a natural interest for the use of language. When one of my close friends gave birth to a baby boy, I made my first poster for him as a gift. This really got me hooked on the idea of turning my drawings into a business.” An intense period started, where Christina not only transformed her best creations…

  • DIY: Daybed with storage

    If you’ve been following my blog and my Instagram for a while, then you have undoubtedly seen our daybed. My husband and I built it when I was pregnant of our second daughter. Now, I must admit that I’ve made many bad interior decisions when I was preggo with her, but this wasn’t one of them! I have done countless naps on it during my third trimester and I love to do my (school-) reading on it. The girls also sit and read on it, so adorable to see! It is a little on the low side, so even the youngest one (she is 1,5 years old) can crawl on…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • December 7th

    What: Christmas card laundry line. Supplies: Piece of string, beads, double-sided tape , washi tape, pegs, glue and glitter. Duration: 20 minutes (and maybe a little waiting time for the glue to dry, depending on your glue). How to: Put glue on the pegs and drizzle with glitter. Very easy for children to do and the effect is lovely, especially in the evening when the lights are on.  While the pegs are drying, cut the string in the desired length and attach to the wall. I used double-sided tape and it is strong enough to hold 10 cards. To cover the double-sided tape, we used washi tape. We added three beads on…

  • DIY… Autumn leaves macrame

    I love decorating with leaves. I used them for our wedding (have a look here) and with the spare leaves, my daughter and I made a cute macrame hanger for her room. Glam up your leaves Macrame hangers are everywhere! Big and bulky made of wool, or thin and sleek with rope. I have a love-hate relationship with these types of macrame hangers. I love the way they give a little extra to a room, but it reminds me so much about all the houses that I used to clean as a social and health care assistant, that I feel a little reluctant to have one in my home (it…

  • 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…