• 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…

  • 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,…

  • December 14th

    What: Starlight express. Guirlande made of stars. Supplies: Paper, star-formed paper puncher, sewing machine.  Duration: 20 minutes. How to: Punch out the stars, sew them together to a long guirlande. If you think your guirlande is long enough, then its safe to say that you should add more stars. Size matters! I used my sewing machine to make the guirlande, but alternatively you can glue them to a string.  The story behind it: One of my Danish friends has been sewing her own guirlandes for many years now. I specifically remember a fantastic New Year’s eve, about 5 years ago, where the whole summer house we were staying at with a…

  • December 13th

    What: Sparkly pinecone decorations. Supplies: Pinecones, beads, super glue and thin iron wire to attach them to the branches of you Christmas tree . Duration: 1 hour to make seven of them – longer if you glue your fingers together. How to: A little warning is in place before you start on this DIY: it is not suited for young kids! The DIY itself is extremely easy, all you need to do is glue the beads to the tips of the pinecones and attach the pinecones to your Christmas tree. However, you’ll have to use super glue in order to make the beads stick rather quickly, otherwise you’ll be sitting there…

  • December 5th

    Twinkle twinkle little star What: Stars made from paper Supplies: Paper in squares and a pair of scissors. If you want to hang the stars on a branch, you also need a branch (duh), strings and some beads for a nice finish. Duration: Depending on how quick you and your mini-me can fold, about 1 hour (including the hangings with a little tassel). How to: There are many steps in folding this particular star. I have used a guide from Flair Blog, which was very comprehensive. You can find it on her lovely DIY-blog here. To hang the stars on the branch, I used a regular sewing thread and small,…

  • 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…