My friend Sarah’s one bedroom in Antwerp is quite something. She spent so much time meticulously planning the decoration of her home during the remodel that my jaw litteraly dropped when I first walked in there. Her place looked as if she’d lived in it for years, not weeks, and everything seemed so finished I started to feel jealous thinking of the unfinished corners in my own home. Three years in the making and there was my bathroom radiator, still leaning up against the wall, mocking me from the back of my mind.
I feel I’ve been in a spiral of busy weeks, sometimes unable to tell weekdays from weekends, working late, skipping meals and neglecting daily chores. I’m constantly trying to keep up and feel overwhelmed by the thought of some e-mails I had to answer days, or even weeks ago. I am my own boss an consequently I’m the only one to blame but honestly, it always scares me how easy it is to lose track of the things that really matter and take care of your physical and mental health.
Hi Guys! Oh it’s been so long, and oh how I’ve missed blogging. The past weeks have been a bit rough on me but there have been many fun projects to make up for it. One of them the art direction and installation of a window at LN Knits’ flagshipstore to kick off Cointreau’s #1orange1tree project in Belgium.
Cointreau and Liberty London designed a luxurious gift box, made out of carved wood based on a beautiful orange print by Liberty London. The launch of this limited edition coffret is also the launch of their reforestation campaign #1orange1tree. For every gift box sold, Cointreau plants no less than 50 orange trees in Senegal, and for every selfie posted with the hashtag #1orange1tree (+a nomination to participate) Cointreau plants 1 tree in Senegal. That means you can plant a tree from the comfort of your own home, what are you waiting for!?
Hi Folks! Remember me? Or better yet, remember my face, haha? It’s been a while since I posted my last outfit post. November 2015 to be exact. So I thought that I’d pick up where I left off, and that’s with a really really really good trench coat.
In the past few years I feel my personal style has become a lot more grown up, but perhaps also a lot more basic. I love classic, versatile pieces I can wear over and over again and don’t have to think too much about, so a lot more neutrals have found their way into my closet. This mbyM trench has been glued to my body ever since I got it, but on this particular day I combined it with a jacket from the new Polienne x Vila festival campaign featuring my friend Paulien (remember her home tour here?). It became a perfect outfit for a dinner and cocktails with friends, one of those first sunny days that energize you and makes you feel like new. Hope you guys enjoyed the first spring days!
Yesterday I had the pleasure of discovering the new home and garden fair Inside Out in Ghent and doing a little takeover of their social media! What I loved most when I was there, is the use of colour everywhere, so I’m showing you my favorite colourful impressions of yesterday + I’m sharing my favorite stops if you want to plan your own visit next weekend. Have a look!
Imet actress/ TV host/ social media lady Joy Anna Thielemans somewhere in 2012 via my shop and since then, I’ve kept bumping into her bright appearance both on- and offline. She became insanely popular as an actress on Flanders’ most popular TV show for the past five years and recently made the very brave decision to quit the show and go in a different direction.
Following her own path that has now brought her to new adventures in Amsterdam, but before moving there for a while, Joy renovated her flat in Antwerp and made it a beautiful relaxing home. So one saturday I packed up my camera gear and went to her little castle high in the sky for some tea, long overdue catching up and of course, snooping around with my camera.
Joy has turned her home into her own little sanctuary with a lot of personality, a wonderful place to come home to after the highly irregular workdays she has. She told me the labour of love was realised with a lot of help from her parents. In fact, when I knocked on the door her dad was in the process of helping her hang the lamps she’d just taken back to Antwerp from her new temporary home in the Netherlands.
The things I personally love most here? That Journuit sofa maybe, or the map of Antwerp on the walls. Or maybe her wall hung collection of mason jars filled with yummy nutricious foods, or that dark grey on the walls in her bedroom. And then we didn’t even talk about her view yet… Enter Joy’s lovely sanctuary and have a look for yourself!
Hi friends! Over the weekend I gave a workshop on table styling at Dagen Zonder Vlees Tafelt in collaboration with Dille & Kamille. Today, I recreated this tabletop and am sharing some of the tips I gave to make your tabledeco a little more sustainable. The reason I chose this topic was because Dagen Zonder Vlees (which translates to Days without meat) encourages people to go veggie for 40 days. They have organized this campaign for the past 6 years here in Belgium, but this year they wanted to kick things off with a food festival, with foodtrucks, readings and workshops to really bring the campaign to life.
Here I am with the reveal of our black kitchen walls! Back in the day this was our kitchen inspiration, and here was the result (holy moly, those pictures are awful!). We set out to make our kitchen black and white with a bit of a vintage twist because we kept the original Cubex cabinets, and it turned out “okay” but I never really “felt” the room because it doesn’t get much sunlight and the white walls made the space feel quite drab.
Before I show you guys the result of my little kitchen makeover with Farrow & Ball, I thought I’d show you some inspirational images that sparked my decision to go for a moody vibe.
The kitchen doesn’t get much natural light, which is actually exactly the reason why I wanted to go for darker walls, as the white just really felt drab in this space. I’m so excited to show you the results, but have a look at this inspiration first! Have a happy weekend!