• 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: 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,’…

  • 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: Jakob and Mathilde

    This family knows how to customize a house, so it becomes a home. Jakob has the ideas ánd the ability to execute them. This leads to smart and playful solutions for the whole family to enjoy. Customized apartment Where: Copenhagen, Denmark Who: Jakob and Mathilde, Ellen (4) and Liv (0) Type: Apartment Living surface: 105 m2 In a nutshell: ’If it ain’t broke, fix it anyways.’ A creative universe unfolds, when Mathilde opens the door to their apartment on the second floor in Copenhagen. The home of the family of four consists of a combined kitchen/livingroom on the one side of the apartment and three (bed-)rooms on the other side. The two sides…

  • DIY… Orange revamp

    Hello you lovely people,  Today a little DIY of the easiest kind: painting furniture!  Ideal when you feel you need a change in your interior, but can’t justify buying something new because there is nothing wrong with your items. This time my daughter’s stool received the paint-treatment. She mainly uses it in the kitchen to reach the sink. We also use it several other places around the house and after I’ve made the setup next to the front door (as on the pic), I am kinda hooked on keeping it there (I just need to convince all other family members that it’s a good idea). Since it is her stool,…

  • 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…