You guys, big news! Last thursday I was in London to attend the Amara Interior Blog awards, and I am so very proud and honored to say I won in my category “Best European Interiors Blog”. I was nominated alongside My Scandinavian Home, Gucki, Minoop and fellow Belgian Greet from Belgian Pearls who I’ve gotten to know because of the awards (Thanks Amara!). I think I can’t quite believe it still, because October has been a bit of a whirlwind for me and somehow this all happened in a big haze.
Hi guys, it’s been super busy over here, so I’m happy I have the chance to drop in for a lengthier post on the home renovation front, one that’s alllll about our bedroom in collaboration with Dille & Kamille!
If you follow me on instagram you’ve maybe seen that I’ve spent 3 days in Amsterdam with W hotels (more on that later). Later this month I’ll be going to London, France and maybe even Milan. I’ve been working on and planning some really lovely projects so definitely exciting times over here.
Back to the bedroom! I’ve teamed up with Dille & Kamille for a complete restyling of our tiny but cozy bedroom. As you maybe remember from this post, I initially wanted to create an all white space, but i quickly got a bit bored and wanted more colour so I decided to change things up. The new plan was to create more harmony with the pink closet, because you see the room from our bedroom. The first step was building my own bed (DIY to come) this mini makeover of my vanity, and then I reupholstered a set of vintage chairs with a dusty pink fabric that matches the closet walls perfectly (also coming up). You may remember the “headboard” as this DIY project I did two years ago. Dille & Kamille provided me with the finishing touches and voila, here we are! A more grown up bedroom that no longer has just a mattress on the floor, and is completely fall ready!
I‘ve been wanting to introduce you to my friend Melanie for a while now. She’s one of the most radiant and positive people I know, and I find her a true inspiration so I really wanted to share her story with you. Plus she lives in this huge appartment in Antwerp with the sweetest nursery!
If there’s one thing my inner geek loves it’s a factory visit. So when Farrow & Ball invited me to visit their HQ in Dorset I was super excited! This mini trip to the UK on my own consisted of an afternoon in London, a night in Bournemouth and an exciting day with fellow bloggers from all over the world in Wimborne, the home of Farrow & Ball. The reason for this visit was to celebrate Farrow & Ball’s 70 year anniversary and the launch of their new wallpapers, inspired by the 1940s.
I‘ve been holding off on posting my pictures of Vietnam simply because there are just tooooo many. So I’ve decided to spread the content over multiple posts so you guys don’t drown in picture overload and at the same time I’ve published the details and addresses on the Epic Guide. I’m kicking things off with my picture diary of Hoi An. Contrary to popular opinion, this was actually our least favorite stop in Vietnam. We had high expectations because we heard only wonderful things, but I think we were there at an unfortunate time as it was crazy crowded with tourists, up to the point that it became annoying. Nonetheless, there was a lot of visual yummyness going on. See for yourself!
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.
I‘ve never really considered myself a huge Gilmore Girls fan, but when Netflix announced a reboot of the show, I started watching the whole series all over again and discovered I had actually seen about 90% of the episodes before.
While I was often annoyed, mostly by Rory’s actions, I got so addicted! Plus the show is such a big deal for women on TV, something I didn’t fully grasp watching it growing up, but I certainly do now. And now that I’ve seen all seven seasons, I’m having some withdrawal symptoms. No better way to fight them than write a nerdy post, right?
I‘ve had a very busy week, including a factory visit at Farrow & Ball, the book launch of a friend, a busy day of styling at Sissy-Boy Ghent and a flower and food workshop at Iittala. It’s been a long time since I had such an inspiring week: meeting new people, fun with old friends, seeing new things and having the funniest encounters with strangers. I always joke that I love animals more than I love people, but this week the people really took center stage.
Anyway, I have so much to share from this week, so I’d thought I’d zoom in on the beautiful flower workshop we had at Iittala with Karin from Baltimore and share 5 tips she gave us to get the most out of your flowers.
Hi guys! This weekend very much evolved around Farrow & Ball for me. On friday afternoon and saturday I did a mini makeover of my vanity table and on sunday I headed to the UK for a trip to London and Dorset to visit their factory. And to enjoy all the pretty things the UK has to offer, of course. It was an amazing trip, I enjoyed exploring on my own and meeting lovely bloggers from all around the world, I’m still buzzing about it.
Those of you who follow me on social media may have already seen the behind the scenes on Instagram (& Instagram stories), I was so impressed by this efficient tiny factory and I have to say that I definitely grew to love the brand even more, but I will tell you all about that later!
Back to the mini makeover! I’m currently focusing on all things bedroom. I still owe you a post on my DIY bedframe, I’m adding some colour and I’m planning to collaborate with Dutch brand Dille & Kamille for the finishing touches and the full reveal. Today is all about the vanity though, and one of my alltime favorite colours by Farrow & Ball: Stiffkey Blue. God, this is a gorgeous blue. So gorgeous that our green hallway was almost our blue hallway, and I’ve been looking for just the right place to use it in our home.