16 maart 2018

H e l l o F r i d a y - ARKET has arrived in the Netherlands! A Spring kitchen selection

There is a new kid in town! If that happens these days it almost goes un noticed. Until the 'new kid' is a store chain from Sweden. Than we wake up and go and explore. ARKET has launched their first Dutch store in Amsterdam at Koningsplein. A must visit next time I am in the capital city. For now I have made a selection of their online collection and added some fun Danish OYOY kitchen items. I love the instant spring vibes you get from this.

ARKET turtle bags string bag black | ARKET small glass flower pot | ARKET terracotta flower pot | ARKET short Wood serving spoons | OYOY oak cutting board | ARKET Bordallo Pinheiro Concave leaf plate 26 cm | ARKET Jerome Epinette Vetiver Handwash | ARKET medium spherical vase grey | OYOY milk & sugar people set | in the background Goose-eye stripe tea towel 

13 maart 2018

K i d s T u e s d a y - Let's hop on the botanical trend with some one of a kind accessories

If there is one trend that is going on a little while longer and that is very hard to miss it is the botanical trend. Tropical birds like crane birds and flamingos are everywhere and popping up on nice wallpapers like this one, this one and this one. Combined with the ever so popular Monstera plant leaves on pillows or bedding. I personally prefer to combine this birst of brightness and sun with a modest wallpaper. To not go too much over the top. After all... trends are trends and will be replace with another hype at some point.

Wallpaper by Milton and King | Crane lamp by Sissy Boy Homeland | Calhoun & Co throw blanket bananas via Urban Outfitters | Rocking chair by Kids Depot | Fruiticana snake pink by Ferm Living Kids | Monstera leaf cushion via Urban outfitters | Leaf cushion Ferm Living kids

9 maart 2018

H e l l o F r i d a y - Kitchen goals and wallpaper dilemmas

As a wallpaper lover I chose to put wallpaper in my kitchen. Not your most average choice as most people have tiled splash back. However, when we renovated our apartment we expected to only be living here a few years. With the wallpaper on the wall I get the look I love and whomever comes to live here next still can make their own choice for tiles.

This does mean I have to change my wallpaper every now and than because no matter how clean you try to be... there will be splashes on the wall. My previous wallpaper was a tile pattern (go figure, I don't put up tiles but take a tile pattern wallpaper). Now I want something more bold. I keep changing my mind on what I want (is it flowers like in this collage, or crane birds, or maybe a dark tiny flower pattern that I love so much at Krickelin). Budget wise I should go with this as it is only 22 euros per roll. Can you believe that!

Wallpaper by Graham and Brown via Hornbach | Tonone Bolt wall lamp striking orange |  Tonone Bolt wall lamp smokey black | Ikea UDDEN extractor hood (check if your ikea still has the mint one) | MENU salt and pepper shakers | Normann Copenhagen wall mounted  pocket organizers | IKEA Ekbacken kitchen worktop | Studio Fromata serving tray
So... what do you think? A fun vibrant kitchen that you would love to cook in or too over the top for your taste? Let me know your preferences and I can try to incorporate that in my next design.  

6 maart 2018

K i d s T u e s d a y - Forest friends that accompany your sleep

As a freelancer I work with several companies to expand their exposure online and offline. One of those brands is Hartendief. In these collages I have combined their product and my Lille Lykke way of styling. Plus this is an easy way to show this wallpaper circle is suitable for many background wall colours. You can really create your own atmosphere. Ideal of kids who go to their 'big boy bed' and can still use some comfort at night of some forest friends. 

Wallpaper circle by Hartendief | Hurricane lamp by Be Pure Home | Divan twin bed by Kalon Studios

27 februari 2018

K i d s T u e s d a y - Muted blue and concrete grey with great boy posters

A boys room design that young boys can grow old with. Just change some of the accessories that are adorably cute when they are young but become childish when they are older. So invest in the base materials such as a cool wallpaper and a beautiful rug. A designer like chair and bench that will be used for years to come.

Star garland silver by Numero74 | Sibori Wallpaper by Milton and King | Rug Design House Stockholm | To the Moon art prints Tyranozaur and Superhero | BePureHome Spotlight Floorlamp | Fameg Venice no.9 armstool | Ferm Living kids Little Architect bench dark blue

23 februari 2018

H e l l o F r i d a y - When blog friends launch a new brand with huge potential

There is a new brand just around the corner. Three of my blog friends have teamed up with a Dutch retailer for something very clever. They each get to design their own collection and Kwantum knows all about producing on larger scale plus has the 100+ shops to sell the goods. Here is a sneak peak. Find all of this in stores from the 19th of March. 

The Bintihome WOWN collection for Kwantum.
Some price info: pillow €14,- | mirror €25,- | lamp €35,- | wall hook €4,50 | canvas wall deco €12,- | poof stool (take the pillow out and it’s a side table) €60,- | basket €10,- . 

 The Ensuus WOWN collection for Kwantum.
Some price info: lamps €45,- and €30,- | rug €25,- | pillow left €19,- | pillow right €17,- | wall shelf €9,- | tray (box) € 2,50 | vase pink (love this one) € 12,- | side table €29,- .

The Zilverblauw WOWN collection for Kwantum.
Some price info: wallpaper €22,- | poster €9,- or €15,- | lamp €29,- | photo shelf €15,- | cups €3,- or xl €5,- | plaid €29,- | pillow €17,- .

20 februari 2018

K i d s T u e s d a y - Boys need to feel wild and free

If you don't want to go to permanent in your statements than you look for the right accessories. The artwork by Terry Fan can be found as a full mural at Milton and King. At the same time you can also choose a posters of any size at Juniqe. It's all about how bold you wish to go in a kids bedroom.

For me personally it can never be daring enough. As that is where the excitement happens and you create a unique living space. So even though I haven't chosen the mural for this collage I did go for a rather bold wallpaper. When keeping the rest of the items 'in tone' it can all compliment each other. These are all items that can grow with your child right into the days they say 'it's time, I'm leaving the nest'.

Wall light Lucide Mizuko | Pendant lamp unfold Muuto | Wallpaper Raphaƫl Blue by Sandberg Wallpaper | Terry Fan 'Age of the Giants' poster via Juniqe | Matthew Taylor Wilson 'Wild & Free' poster via Juniqe | Storage basket jacquard woven and Jute black and white via H&M home | Rattan chair Stockholm 2017 via IKEA | A-frame bookcase via PB Teen | Rattan rug Kidsdepot via Wehkamp

30 januari 2018

K i d s T u e s d a y... If money and space would not be an object

I love a good playroom for kids. Some of my friends are lucky enough to have a space in the basement or and attic room where the kids can have their own little domain. All I need is a pot of gold and a very good delivery man.

I simply love these two new items I've found. The lion head is by Ila y Ela and I already spotted in when going through the Maison et Objet hashtags an again later in the I Love Playtime Paris posts. I must admit that is a huge source of inspiration for me: going through hashtags when I cannot go to the actual expo. Another item that caught my eye is this lamp. It's a fun version for kids of so many of the designer black lamps with bulbs. And affordable so a nice balance against the overload of design I've put in this 'if money was no object' post. 

The three little Muuto shelves would be used to display recent creations from Lego or Knexx. Things they would create on the round Normann Copenhagen table with bricks stored in the colourful boxes. Let's hope not too many items hit the floor. They will be swallowed by the lovely grid rug by LiveLoudGirl in collaboration with Maison Saadah. 

Storage is essential in a good playroom. I find the wood used by Etnicraft beautiful. With the display side on the right you can store some toys (only the decorative ones) in sight. All other playful things that you don't want to look at all day can be store behind the door or in the convenient drawer. And on the XL shelf by Rafa Kids you would find the kids favourite books, cards and artwork. I'm a dreamer. I have decorated homes in my head over and over. This is a goal that I may achieve by the time the kids are 16. Let's hope they'll still love it as much as they would today at 6 and 4. For the first time I haven't credited ALL ITEMS you find in this post. See something that you would like to learn more about. Feel free to drop me a little note. 


23 januari 2018

K i d s T u e s d a y | Make every day a sunny day at the ocean with this themed kids room

I've been a fan from I Love My Type since the very early hours. It is nice to see they have such a fun kids collection with contemporary colours and fun images. Happiness guaranteed! In this room design the print is right there in the centre as it was the inspiration for the theme, the guideline for the colour pallet and a fun item to decorate the room with. I really like the pale colours.
Palm tree lamp by HK Living | Sunny at sea print by I Love My Type | Braided lamp by Ferm Living | Frame with anker by Silly et Billy | HM home big whale | Pink stone washed linen pillow | Mini Check quilted blanket by Camomile London 

11 januari 2018

Throwback Thursday.... my view on 'back to the future' in a Dutch interior style

Remember the old Dutch interiors. You would find a Persian rug on the dining table with a large lamp hanging over it, wooden chairs and lot's of Delfts blauw plates on the wall. I can almost smell these interiors as they had a weird moody dark smell. But what if we take some inspiration from that period, turn on the light, add some modern look and feel to it. This is what I would come up with. Cute for a kids room (the chair is child size) with an instant fun atmosphere.

Throwback Thursday is a new feature on my blog. I am hoping to show a variety of posts on these days combining popular early blogging days posts (so basically a repost), designs with styles inspired from the past (like this post) en sweet anecdotes from my own past. Let's enjoy #throwbackthursday from now on.

Swan head wall trophy by Fiona Walker England via Kids on the Dock | Porcelain blue wallpaper by Studio Ditte | Pendant lamp by Leenbakker | La cerise sur le gateau duvet cover Oscar Sencha | Rozenkelim rug 'vintage look blue and white' | KidsDepot rattan kids rocking chair via IkenIk