Around the House #6

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Hi guys! I’m back from Mexico and can’t wait to show you more of our trip!  It’s been one to remember, especially because Dieter and I came back engaged! Wowza! But more on that later, I’m rewinding a bit further to show you some changes in our home.

If you follow me on Instagram stories, you may have seen me freak out about not knowing what to do with this room right here. You see, I started painting it in Farrow & Ball Hague Blue a while back, when it was still our bedroom. We always envisioned our bedroom to be a bit of a “suite” situated next to our closet space, with only the necessities: a bed, nightstands and my vanity table. The bigger room/second bedroom served as an office for both Dieter and myself, as the smaller room was way too small for two people who work from home.

Postcards from Mexico City

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Mexico City - Luis Barragan Casa Gilardi - No Glitter No Glory


i guys, just taking a moment to check in from Mexico City! With the exception of a jetlagged first day, the trip has been beautiful and super inspiring, everything I’d hoped it would be! Mexico City is such a vibrant place, and its been wonderful discovering everything from the food to the culture, the architecture, the museums, the tropical plants… Here are some impressions from the first days of our trip, more on my Instagram and my boyfriend‘s  (or under the hashtag #ngngmexico)

Blue Summer Table & Iittala Giveaway

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Blue Summer Table with Pink Peonies // No Glitter No Glory


ast week we had some tropical temperatures here in Belgium. The kind of weather that makes you want to sip rosé until late and talk endlessly about life with friends. Luckily for me I teamed up with Iittala to host a cosy dinner party in light of their Reset The Table campaign. So on thursday I put on some Latin music, cleaned my house, shopped some fresh ingredients and the aforementioned rosé and some beautiful pink and red summer flowers to contrast the beautiful dotted blue Teema plates from Iittala. (Which you can win later today on my Instagram!)
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Sarah’s Moody Antwerp Abode

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Sarah's Wonderful Moody Antwerp Abode // Living room in Farrow and Ball Hague Blue


y 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.Sarah's Wonderful Moody Antwerp Abode // Living room in Farrow and Ball Hague Blue

Ready for Summer

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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.


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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_1orange1tree_(c)PatriciaGoijens_22

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!?

Remember Me?

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mbyM trench, DVF bag, pistol boots // no glitter no glory


i 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!

Inside Out Ghent in Colour

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Inside Out Ghent in Colour // Green walls
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!

Inside Out Ghent in Colour // Green walls

Joy’s Cosy Home High in the Sky

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Joy's Cosy Home High in the Sky // A cute vintage Antwerp appartment //No Glitter No Glory


 met 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's Cosy Home High in the Sky // A cute vintage Antwerp appartment //No Glitter No Glory

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!