zaterdag 15 november 2014

fail better

Today we went to the information day at ArtEZ in Zwolle. Such a beautiful building, inspiring people and so much useful information for Sam to make his future education choice. In love with the quote in their brochure and on the blue bag he received:

Ever tried
Ever failed
No matter
Try again
Fail again
Fail better

(Samuel Beckett)

A beautiful quote about developing yourself.

zondag 26 oktober 2014


Last week we had such a lovely stay in Sweden: visiting family, exploring Gripsholms Castle with its beautiful tile fireplaces, enjoying the Vasa musem with the kids and falling in love with Stockholm!
And like always buying interior magazines in a local bookshop.
Wishing to go back some day for some interior design shopping :)

zondag 28 september 2014

our house (for sale!)

Since one month our house is for sale. In order to make pictures to publish it on Funda, I changed our interior. So no more black painted moustache on the wall, a more ordinary interior plan for our furniture and actually getting rid of our personal touch. It felt like the first step in saying goodbye to our home.

Today I made some pictures still reflecting our personal touch. For pictures of the house itself you can visit Funda.

Hoping someone will fall in love with our house, the neighbourhood and Zutphen. Like we did nine years ago.

zondag 7 september 2014

counting my blessings on sunday

A lovely week in which:
* the kids went to school again; spending our holiday together was lovely and passed too fast, also enjoying our holiday so much because of letting go the routine of daily life and spending time together;
* last friday the car and tent trailer were brought back home safely, after our car broke down very shortly after we left our campingsite, including the inspiring interior magazines IDEAT, MILK decoration and AVIVRE and the XXL shopper I bought;
* we enjoyed a BBQ with the kids on the indian summer evening this saturday; and
* I bought this RAAF cushion #inlove :)

woensdag 3 september 2014

blog breathing

Blogging is sharing my inspiration and beautiful things in life. But sometimes or perhaps even for some months there is less inspiration. Fortunately there are allways beautiful things and people in my life. 

Today I checked and deleted more than 30 blogs from my 'inspiring blogs'-list. Because they posted no blogposts since (more than) one year (or because they recently started their blog on another blogadress in which case I loved to add the new adress :))

But I don't want to quit my blog. Actually it feels so nice, so lovely, so worthwhile, so me and something to breath new life into!

Today I made some pictures of our interior for a magazine. Nice publicity while we are selling our house. But it feels empty after cleaning up and removing all things 'unnecessary' for the online presentation. Feeling the urge to share a styled home for inspiration: a beautiful house in a former garage in Den Bosch inhabited by Studio Boot published in the june edition of VT Wonen
Love this interior, the PHE furniture, the lovely moldavian carpets, the combination of basic and bright colors, the enormous industrial space and the eclectic styling!

maandag 25 augustus 2014

holiday colors

Enjoying our holiday in the south of France. Counting our blessings while time flies. Enjoying the blue see, the blue sky and spending quality time together.
Feeling blue time passes so fast.

zondag 20 juli 2014

painting blessings

Painting blessings :) Keeping the black walls black, but painting the other walls and the ceiling: white it is. 
Saying goodbye to the mustache on the wall, but captured on my instagram account :)

woensdag 16 juli 2014

eclectic crush

Love the ceiling, the windows, the tables, the bench, the carpet, the accessories, the pillows, the prints, the....
Actually love this whole bright, lovely and eclectic styling and interior.
More pictures and rooms on: depto51 blog.

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