If you read this blog every now and then it will come as no surprise that I absolutely love green walls. I painted my hallway in a beautiful shade of emerald and I haven’t regretted it one bit. I’ve been seeing more and more images with moody green walls and rounded up some of my favorite inspiration. Not sure if you want to use such a bold colour? These rooms may push you over the edge!
Hi guys! Are you getting into the holiday spirit yet? I’ve been working on a few Christmas related assignments, so I’ve been feeling very Christmassy since the beginning of december, even though I didn’t get the chance to put up my tree yet until this weekend! I also haven’t had the time to go Christmas shopping, but that’s less of a problem since I don’t really like crowds and as an avid online shopper I find it so much more efficient to click together what I want/need and have it delivered.
Ever since I spotted the first images in August I’ve been very interested in seeing more of The Robey Hotel, a Chicago based boutique hotel that opens in the fall and was designed by fellow Belgians Nicolas Schuybroek and Marc Merckx. The Robey is situated in a 1929 Art Deco triangular shaped building called the Northwest Tower, and has been undergoing the transformation from office space to hotel for the past few years.
Confession: I’ve never ever been to Milan. That’s almost a crime for a self-proclaimed design lover slash travel addict like yours truly, no? Well the good news is, if and when I do go, I know where I want to stay: the Room Mate Giulia Hotel by Patricia Urquiola that has been opened this spring.
While in Vietnam, a beautiful new store caught my eye on the world wide web. When I saw all that pink and a bigger version of this sofa there was not a doubt in my mind, this must be India Mahdavi‘s work. Right I was, because the Iranian born architect designed a new flagship store for the Italian luxury brand together with REDvalentino creative directors Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri. The result is a perfectly designed, dreamy space in pink white and yellow, with brass details. I love the colours, but I may even love the materials more, with plush velvet in round shapes contrasting with white terrazzo (which made me think of Chipperfield’s designs of the Valentino flagship stores).
It comes as no surprise that I absolutely love this space. After all, Mahdavi’s Sketch was one of the main sources of inspiration for my wardrobe makeover. Nope, I’m most definitely not tired of pink just yet.
Lately I’ve been crushing hard on statement ceilings. The prettiest of them all are high and elaborately detailed and obviously beautiful, but much more attainable are the ones that are simply attained with a splash of paint! I often joke that if I had a tagline for the DIY-er in me it would be “paints all the things”. It’s just my favorite high impact quick fix: a fresh coat of paint can make anything from a room to a handbag feel like new again.
It actually occurred to me that I’ve used this styling trick way back when I moved into my student room in a townhouse years ago and chose a delicious berry pink for my bedroom. So lovely! So how about adding a pop of colour to your ceiling? I’ve rounded up some of my favourite rooms with painted ceilings for inspiration.
Although 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?
Iwas 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.
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…