Around the house #8: New Bed!

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h. My. God. Can you feel my excitement? We have a new bed! I loved my previous DIY bedframe but it lacked quality and most of all a quality mattress. When Belgian company Beka reached out to me for a collaboration, I was over the moon. I have some shoulder & back problems (hello 31!) and I really needed some custom advice to finally choose a good bed.

The first week (this was in june) I had a bit of trouble adapting. I woke up a bit disoriënted in the mornings, but after those first days it felt like waking up in a cloud. I’m a notoriously bad sleeper and even my husband has noticed that I toss and turn a lot less. And his sleep quality has improved as well, which we didn’t really expect since he is the kind of guy who once slept on his backpack on the streets of Tokyo and still claimed to have slept well. I felt so lucky going home after our month long China trip and still feel like I’m sleeping in a hotel bed every night. If that isn’t #goals, I don’t know what is. Funny story: the day our bed arrived, George slept for 7 hours straight before we even had the chance to try it out, haha! My Aristocat knows what’s good for him.


Fall living room update

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Hi guys! Hope you’ve had a lovely week. Mine has been great, since it was my birthday on sunday and I got to spend it in my favorite city, Barcelona!

But let’s circle back to our home, and more specifically, the living room. I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with this space. When we first moved in it was a bit of an underloved mish mash of things from our previous place because all of the renovation budget had gone to the reno. Since the changes in the living room went slowly, it has been a bit of a frustrating endeaver for me.

Living Room Reveal

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appy new week guys! After 3 years in our home, the living room is finally coming together and it’s making me all kinds of happy. I’m almost ashamed to show you the progress of my living room, because I have to link back to some earlier posts showing you the early stages of the space. But at the same time it’s ok, because when we bought this home there were in our mid twenties and although pinterest/instagram will have you believe otherwise sometimes, it’s okay not to have EVERYTHING from the get-go. We didn’t have the perfect furniture for the space when we moved in and it took some time to find the right things and that’s normal, it makes it so much more fun when you finally do!
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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.

Home Renovation: Black Kitchen Walls

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Home Renovation: Black Walls in the Kitchen / No Glitter No Glory / Pitch Black -Farrow & Ball


ere 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.
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Around The House #5

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The 15 minute fireplace upgrade that makes all the difference! / No Glitter No Glory


i guys, how have you been? I’ve been struggling a bit with winter blues over here. The lack of sunshine in Belgium is definitely bugging me. It happens every year around this time and while last year I was lucky enough to beat my blues with a whole week in Barcelona, this year we’re staying put for the first months of the year (although we have trips planned later this year).

So I’m dreaming of my sunny getaway and infusing some happy vibes inside our home. My preferred way of doing so involves a lot of flowers and DIY, as you may know if you’ve been following me for a while. After visiting my friend Sarah’s amazing new place, I fell in love with her moody walls and thought my home needed less white walls and more punch. Luckily, my friends at Farrow & Ball agreed, and we made arrangements for two projects. The paint arrived on monday, and in just two evenings I have finished my first project: transforming my kitchen with a coat of Pitch Black. It looks amazing and I can not wait to photograph the space and show you! There’s a little preview on instagram right here.

Since I had some Pitch Black left I used it for a 15 minute revamp of our fireplace. It adds a bit of much needed contrast in the living room. Both the boyfriend and I love it, as it feels a lot more luxurious. What do you think? Do you like it better now or before?

Home Renovation: Bedroom Reveal + How to make your bedroom fall ready

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Home Renovation: Bedroom Reveal + 5 tips to make your bedroom fall ready


i 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.

Home Renovation: Bedroom Reveal + 5 tips to make your bedroom fall ready

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!

Around the House #3

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Vanity table makeover in Stiffkey Blue by Farrow & Ball


i 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.