Claude Monet’s Garden and House in Giverny (+ 5 tips for your visit!)

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 ast weekend Dieter and I jumped into the car for a mini roadtrip to France, and we had a good reason. When I was about 12 years old I developed an obsession with the work of Claude Monet, and had a big poster of the Nymphéas next to my bed. Just in case you needed proof of that, I found a terribly glossy analogue picture of my room from circa 2001, including my cat Flurk (who passed away only last year) and he was definitely not supposed to be on my bed (sorry mom). Behold my kitschy room that I decorated myself, with the pièce de résistance being the purple wall colour to resemble Monica’s apartment in Friends. Phew.

Claude Monet's Garden and House in Giverny (+ 5 tips for your visit!) - noglitternoglory.comClaude Monet's Garden and House in Giverny (+ 5 tips for your visit!) -


Since then, I have always wanted to visit Monet’s home and gardens but somehow it never happened even though Giverny is about a 4 hour drive from Antwerp, so you can imagine that I was pretty happy to finally be there after 15 years. And I must say that even though it was pretty crowded (and I do not like crowds), it was so beautiful and lived up to all my expectations. I was very much looking forward to the wisteria above the Japanese bridge being in full bloom in the water garden. The flower garden was equally beautiful, bursting with colours from different kinds of flowers, but in my opinion the tulips in front of the house were the most beautiful part here.

Black and Copper Bathroom Inspiration

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Black and Copper Bathroom Inspiration - via



lthough I’m still very happy with our marble bathroom with black hardware and I wouldn’t change anything about it, I’ve been crushing on a new kind of bathroom combo lately: Copper / rose gold hardware and black, even if it’s just a detail like a planter. Maybe preferably with a little bit of concrete involved. There’s just something about the combination of the materials and colours that just works really well and feels very masculine and feminine at the same time. What do you guys think, do you like it?
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Delbôve Cosmetics Interior and Branding

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Delbôve Cosmetics Interior and Branding by Christophe Remy - via


 was pretty excited when Delbôve cosmetics opened their Antwerp store earlier this year, not only to discover their products but maybe most of all because I’d spotted the beautiful interior of their Brussels store a few times on Pinterest, and it did seem pretty flawless.

Delbôve Cosmetics Interior and Branding by Christophe Remy - via

Both the impeccable branding and interior are the work of interior designer Christophe Remy, who is a freelance art director and interior designer, and has worked for various impressive clients like LVMH and NATAN. Apart from his current freelance work he spent 2 years in an interior design studio restoring and decorating period style properties, something I feel is really apparent in his work for Delbôve. It is obvious Remy has a great eye for detail and I absolutely love the whole atmosphere of the place. It just oozes timeless elegance yet feels so modern, totally my style. Sooo I thought I’d share it here with you. What do yo think, beautiful, right? Also, I’ve been using their Gel Perfection for the past few weeks, and it’s pretty great, can’t wait to test more of their products. But more on that later…

Platner Arm Chair Inspiration

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Platner Arm Chair Inspiration // Gold


hen I first started to “learn” about design, my favorite chair was Mies Van Der Rohe’s Barcelona Chair. I liked the lines and the fact that Barcelona was my favorite city seemed to be quite fitting, so I’d imagine one day having a black leather Barcelona chair in my living room. Since then I’ve discovered that the chairs aren’t all that comfy, and although I still love the pavilion they were made for, I don’t like the chair all that much anymore.

Since then, I’ve had a lot of chair crushes, ranging from affordable to “keep dreaming”. And one of my ultimate “must get my hands on it someday” crushes is definitely Platner’s arm chair. I only recently discovered Knoll released the chair in gold, which is the way Platner intended it when he designed it in 1966, but there was no technology to produce it yet. Well now there is, and behold: it is perfect. Not only the gold version looks good though, I’d take the chair in polished nickel any day. How about you? Do you have any expensive chair crushes?

Platner Arm Chair Inspiration // gold

Barcelona in Pink

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loved editing Cuba In Pink back in october, so I wanted to follow up on that post with all the pretty pink things I spotted in Barcelona. Barcelona’s pink is much less pastel than Cuba’s pink, more subdued and leaning towards terracotta. Hope you like it!

Barcelona in Pink - Visual travel diary via

Barcelona in Pink - Visual travel diary via

DIY Stamped Napkins

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 came across some beautiful Serena & Lily napkins on Pinterest a while back but they were sold out (plus the shipping and taxes from the USA would probably cost me more than the napkins themselves). Soooo I decided to stamp some napkins myself for an extra touch. They are loosely inspired by the Serena & Lily ones, but painted in stead of embroidered to make things easier. Here’s how I made them!

Villa Cavrois

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Villa Cavrois, Croix / Lille -via


hose of you who follow me on Instagram have probably seen a few snaps of Villa Cavrois appear in my feed. A couple of weeks ago Dieter and I jumped in the car for a day trip to this magnificent Art Deco gem near Lille, France.

It was a sunny and beautiful day, and we were lucky enough to beat the crowds. The beautiful house is so big it is actually registered as a castle, but not like the ones we are used to in Europe. The modern day palace was built by French architect Robert Mallet-Stevens for the family of industrial Paul Cavrois in 1932, but was nearly completely gutted by the end of the last century. The place had been occupied by the German army during world war 2, afterwards it was looted and vandalized, there were trees growing indoors and part of the facade crumbled.

Luckily, the French government recognized this property was quite something. In 1990, the villa was registered as a  monument, in 2001 it became government property and slowly but surely, renovations began to restore Villa Cavrois to its former glory. It took 13 years an unbelievable amount of research and 23 million euros but last year, Villa Cavrois opened its doors to the public. It now looks exactly the way it did in 1932.

Villa Cavrois, Croix / Lille -via

Home Renovation: Pink Closet Reveal

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Home Renovation: Pink Closet Reveal


 could hardly wait to share this post with all of you, because I worked so damn hard to paint this room and ta-daaa, it’s done! Well, almost. I’ve installed new lighting and I still want a blue carpet and we’re still adding custom brass pulls on the drawers. I’ll  surely share an update once that’s done! If you’re looking for a budget friendly brass spotlight, we picked this one and it looks far better than expected! The picture doesn’t do it justice.

Back to the current situation. After a loooong week of priming and painting, everything still needed to find its place, and before I knew it, I’ve been on this project, sleeping in our office for two weeks. Our home is pretty much still a mess, but the closet looks good. Have a look!

10 Brass Pendant Lights Under €100

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Bruno Tarsia interior for Marie Claire Maison // Brass pendant lights by Vilhelm Lauritzen for Louis Poulsen

Interior by Bruno Tarsia for Marie Claire Maison, via Scandinavian Collectors.

While the boyfriend and I are planning to splurge (in time) on lighting in the living and dining area, we have to be realistic: not every room can get the royal treatment. Of course I’d prefer the dreamy lights designed by Vilhelm Lauritzen above, but after waking up to a a hole in the ceiling with a lightbulb dangling from it for about a year and a half, I really really really want to hang a proper lamp. Something simple and elegant. So I browsed the internet and I rounded up 10 budget friendly brass pendant lights, in case you’re looking for one too. Which one do you prefer?

PS: Don’t forget to enter the Farrow & Ball giveaway! You can still win your favourite paint colour until tomorrow night!