I have to confess: I am not so much of an Easter Bunny. I am not the type who is putting Easter decorations up, and I also didn't think I would be blogging about Easter, until I received these gorgeous pictures from one of our brands: Ferm Living. I liked them so much that I have to step down from my non Easter thing. So maybe a bit early: Enjoy the Easter Inspiration and Have a happy Easter!
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
Everything goes well here. I took a day off last week to go to Rotterdam (Kunsthal, lunch a bit of shopping) That was cool! I presented an Interior Plan at a client in Leiden. Went to a sample sale of my favorite brand: Le Mont Saint Michel (bought a beautiful cardigan and jacket) I did an Interior intake with a lovely family in a town close to Leiden and last but definately not least, we were present at Fort Festijn last Sunday! What a great day that was. So nice to finally meet Martine from Martine's Blog, Marleen from Bijzonder Plekje, Bianca (and Kate) from a Day with Kate, Marieke from Indie-ish and many many more! I wish you all a good week! But please let the storm go away...
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Nothing really new today on the blog but an ode to our prettiest and nicest brand: HAY. How can a furniture brand be nice? I'll tell you. The lovely agents who represent HAY in the Netherlands believed in us from the first meeting we've had with them. The shop wasn't open yet ànd they had already other resellers in Delft but they saw something in our enthousiastic story. In this year we grew fast and it is our 2nd best selling brand (Cole & Son wallpaper is our our 1st) This has to do with the popularity of the brand but also because of the dedicated agents who are working on this. We stocked a lot of new HAY stuff in the shop!
Friday, April 11, 2014
Longing for summer? Well this Melbourne based home will definately give you some inspiration! Graphic Designer Zoe Murphy lives here with her with her family. I love the way she uses colour. Really bright colours without making it too much. She apparantly likes green, just like me. Although I tend to use some softer tones, interiors like this really appeal to me! Happy Friday!
Images by Sean Fennessy
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
A big part of my teenage and study years I spent in Rotterdam. That were truly beautiful years. I left Rotterdam in 2001, when I moved to London. The last 7 years I haven't been around that much. Well... I do go to Rotterdam, to for example go to the zoo or go out for dinner, but I couldn't remember the last time I took the time to stroll around, visit a museum, that kind of stuff. Last Sunday, when we drove through Rotterdam to have a quick meal het Hotel NY after we visited the zoo, we drove past the new gorgeous Central Station and some other new buildings, that was when I felt it: Rotterdam is hot! Rotterdam is making a well deserved comeback. So that made me plan a last minute day out in Rotterdam yesterday. I didn't choose the best day, weather wise. But that is also someting what suits Rotterdam. A bit of rain belongs to its rawness. I parked my car at the P&R at the back of the Central Station (I know it sounds a bit weird to visit a station and drive to it by car but logistically it was easier to go by yesterday ;) Wow! That is what you could call a station! It so needed an update. It is truly beautiful, an architectual masterpiece. The hall with the huge wide screen and the simplicity, beautiful! I walked to Zomers. My favorite flower artists. If I weren't an Interior Designer, I definately did something with flowers. I followed my way to the Kunsthal, where I visited the Marimekko (very inpiring) and Shoes exhibitions. I bought some books at the old NAI (Now called the New Institute) and I had a cup of coffee with my friend Indra. I had some lunch at Bazar and strolled over the Witte de Withstraat. I followed my way towards the van Oldebarneveltstraat via Sissy Boy Homeland and ended my trip in De Bijenkorf It was a good day, I enjoyed it and will come back!
Monday, April 7, 2014
I skipped one weekupdate of my series: "My week on Instagram" due to the busy days around our exciting and successful homesale. More about that you'll find here. After cleaning and tidying up tons of stuff after this homesale I did quite a lot: On Tuesday I went to the school of our intern Liselotte to assess her assignment (she passed :)), I did an Interior Intake in Voorburg, a presentation of an extended part of the Bed & Breakfast in the Hague we are working on. I started running a while ago again and I run 7,5 KM now so quite proud of that. But the biggest news is a pitch I am asked to do for an exciting project! Whilst I am a bit dissapointed I am not in Milan this week, there are a lot of cool things to focus on! Happy week to you all! X
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Blood, sweat and tears... but in the end so extremely worth it! The Saturday before the big day, Merel and I were questioning ourselves, WHY we wanted to do this? But once our door was open from 1 pm, we remembered it! All the lovely, enthousiastic people who came by, clients we knew already from the shop, project clients from Femkeido Interior, Blog followers, friends, friends from friends, mothers from school, family, neighbours but also our great agents from HAY, Anki & Casper from Zilverblauw with their kids and many many more. The first 2 hours flew by and people were standing in a queue for checking out. Today we are cleaning, bringing stuff back to the shop and still enjoying the success of yesterday. Many, many thanks to you all for sharing, blogging, posting banners etc about our event. Without you it couldn't be such a great success. Due to that success there is a big chance we will organize a similair event in September 2014! So stay tuned. You couldn't be there but do want to shop some Home Sale items? Check this page for some final discounts!
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The owners of this asked me 2 things: To make an Interior Design for their attic, which is about 5 meters at the highest point and they asked me to style their livingroom. Above you can see an overview of the plan for the Attic I made. Soon we will be starting with the implementation of this project!
1. Orla Kiely wallpaper 2. Hay stoel 3. Bad 4. Plaid Hay 5. Kussen Hay 6. Kussen Tas-ka 7. Kussen Hay 8. Random Light Moooi 9. Bougie Kartel
Monday, March 24, 2014
My week was actually not too busy, which is good as there are busy times ahead! With the Femkeido Home Sale coming up we are busy preparing the last things. Great news last week as VT Wonen and Meet the Blogger selected me as one of the bloggers who will participate on the Blogazine YAY made by VT Wonen!! How cool is that? Coming week will be busy because of the last days before the home sale, my husband being away for business, working on 2 projects where the deadline is coming soon and a very important pitch wich is coming up! But today: I am off and enjoying my kids! I wish you all a great week and love to see you coming Sunday the 30th at our Home Sale!!
Sunday, March 23, 2014
When we started the shop, there were many brands we had to think about whilst getting it all together. A few brands were absolutely clear, like Donna Wilson. I have a really strong: "I like it" or "I don't like it" feeling about things. In Donna Wilsons' collection I pretty much like everything and Merel too, so that was a go! In the shop we are mainly selling her plates and cushions and today I wanted to show you some new pieces. You can eat your heart out at our Home Sale next week (30th of March, more info here)
1: Cushion 2: Small Tray 3: Bear Mug 4: Small Tray 5: Goldie Plate 6: Mog 7: Bear Plate 8: Johnny Plate 9: Plaid
Friday, March 21, 2014
Als je ons blog volgt dan kan je bijnan niet ontgaan zijn: We organiseren een unieke Home Sale op 30 maart in mijn huis in Leiden. Een must go voor interieur liefhebbers. Naast onze vertrouwde merken als Cole & Son, Hay, Ferm Living, Donna Wilson, Orla Kiely, Zuiver en Tas-ka, zijn er ook nieuwe merken te vinden zoals: Christien Meindertsma, &tradition en Scholten & Baijings en werken we samen met bloggers Zilverblauw en &Suus. Dit is nog niet alles. Je vindt er namelijk ook vondsten van brocantemarkten, boeken en (vintage) servies. Als laatste nodigen we je uit om foto's van je huis mee te nemen zodat 1 van de Femkeido professionals je kan helpen met inrichtings en/of kleuradvies. Tot de 30ste!!