• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • DIY… Alphabet

    “Do I have to go to daycare mommy?” my eldest (almost 5 years old) asks us regularly. “It’s so boring! All I do is play, play, play and play.” And then she rolls with her eyes and acts dramatically.  I usually ask her what she would like to do in stead of playing, and then she says: “Learn the alphabet and do mathematics.” Aha, right. Numbers are not my forte, but letters I can roll with. So I decided to make a Dutch alphabet for her. Not a Danish one (despite the extra three letters, which I still find very lovely and exotic), but just something Dutch, because everything else…

  • Inspiration: Elin’s room

    My daughter is not known for being subtle or cautious when using colors or patterns. If it comes to clothes or decorating, she is pretty funky. I think her style is rather cool. You can catch her in a burgundy dress, that she’s put over a long red-and-white striped blouse with a poofy sleeve, casually combined with leopard trousers in red, pink and purple. And purple shoes to top it of (they have lights in ’em). That is how she rolls and I love it, even though it hurts my eyes. She picks it herself and as long as it’s suited for the weather, she can decide herself. What a…

  • 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,’…

  • Fenne’s favorites… Thrifted teak

    Thrifting furniture is hot. And with good reason. It’s budget-friendly, sustainable, the pieces are often of outstanding quality, and due to its previous life, old pieces add character to your interior with their patina. Here is the story of our first thrifting-experience. Expensive lesson When I came to Denmark about nine years ago, many of the Danes I met were already thrifting. In the beginning I thought it was just buying other people’s old crap, but one morning I found myself infected with the flea market syndrome too. I’d been eyeing the purchases of our friends that were already spicing up their interior with great pieces, often thrifted in the…