• 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…

  • December 23rd

    What: Winter wonderland guirlande for above the Christmas table. Supplies: Branch, string lights, (fish-) string, screws or small hooks, pine branches, pine cones, stars or other types of decorations. Duration: 45 minutes. How to: Find or buy a large branch. We found ours in our favorite nature area and it is about 3 meters long.  Wrap your string lights around it. Attach to the ceiling with a string, by binding it to the screws/hooks you’ve screwed into it beforehand. We used fish string to give the branch a floating effect and because it can bear a lot of weight. Don’t hang it too low, because you will not be able…

  • 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…

  • 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: 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…

  • DIY… Splatter shade

    My boyfriend’s parents asked us, if we wanted to adopt their messing-bulb-lamp that was just gathering dust in their basement. Yes! Where do we sign the adoption papers? Because we sure love a little messing and midcentury vibe in our interior. But that lampshade… It was a little too serious for our interior. But nothing a bucket of paint and an eager 4-year-old can’t fix! That being said, I didn’t want to paint the original lampshade. Over time, my taste evolves (I have noticed) and who knows, I might die for this lampshade at a later point in life. So it is in storage now, and I went looking for…

  • 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…