Mixed chairs around the dining table. A thing we’ve seen happening for years now in many homes.. and guess what, I think we can keep doing that for a while if we want. At least I’m not done with it for sure. Here’s why it’s so fun, starting with the amount of gorgeous chairs that exist around this world. I mean my favourite at the moment is the wishbone chair by Hans Wegner but I also really like the DSW Vitra chair, the industrial school chair, the french café chair, the bertoia wire chair.. you get it right? I can’t choose! So why not mix them up all around one table right? The second thing, a table looks like a little party with a couple of different chairs around it. Who doesn’t want that right? Though make sure it doesn’t become too big of a chaos. Choose to combine chairs that are either made from the same material, style or colour. That way it all blends in and becomes a fantastic chair gathering. Get inspired below..
Recently I did a restyle of the Hairdresser shop ‘Simon Says’. A mens hairdresser shop that kind of missed some life and cozyness in the interior. A place where lots of costumers like to come by, have a beer or take a seat on the bench outside to enjoy the sun. I changed the placement of the counter which now is a vintage workbench. A vintage table and old school chairs are placed in the front of the shop so people can take a seat, have a look in a magazine, hang around and wait for their turn in a relaxed setting. I painted the wall in waiting area black, and decorated it with some old enamel plates. To top we added two old factory lights, and cheered the place up with several plants, magazines and some photo frames.
Last weekend I visited the Tefaf art fair togheter with my Sister. We got invitation to go take a look at the fair and decided after last year was a success to go and see some art again. The Tefaf is the biggest art fair in the world and the art that’s for sale is insane, but amazing. From real old master piece stilllife paintings to modern art, design and antiques.
But after a while you get saturated by so much visual input so we decided to leave the Tefaf behind and visit the centre of Maastricht. Honestly I had never been to this city before so it was about time! Gotta say, it seems really cozy and the architecture is truly nice. We finished our little tour through the city centre at ‘Festen’. A store that litterly only has the most fun and gorgeous items to decorate your house with. I seriously wished for everything I could find there. A store that makes you wonder around for hours while keep finding cool stuff. Another pro, you can drink a nice fresh coffee with a slice of carrotcake or applecrumble if you need a little break inbetween shopping. A store every city needs, I’m sad it’s so far from where I live, but a good excuus to definitly go visit Maastricht again!
Ow and btw, check out the cactus vases in the last picture, aren’t they rad? Gotta get myself one or two of those asap. Had to leave them behind for now, saving money cause I’ll be travelling for a bit from next week on. Stay tuned for some fun updates from New York, Chicago and Canada!
During this summer I worked on a big interior project together with Plywood Constructions and Bonk Breda. Both company owners build their life project, an indoor skate hall in Breda. It took them over 6 years to get this project to happen and that effort was worth it!
I did the interior design for the restaurant together with Jeroen van Eggermond (Plywood Constructions.) We both agreed we wanted this cafe not only to be a place for skaters to hang. The location has much more potential and so we decided to try and create a place that has a much bigger target-group in which everyone is welcome and wants to come over for a cup of tea, beer, sandwich etc.
I choose to go for a style that is rather industrial and gave it a cosy and feminine touch by adding materials like wood, colour, plants and accessories. I started off designing the bar and went from there. Most items are vintage and the tables we designed ourselves by recycling materials and products we found while hunting in f.e. thrift stores.
Like to visit the park for a round of skateboarding or maybe a drink and some food -> Veilingkade 12, Breda or check their website www.pier15.nl
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It’s been already 2 weeks since me and my dear Canadian friends where visiting each other in London.Time flies! On my last day of my stay we went for lunch at Leila’s shop, near Bricklane in Shoreditch. On Calvert Avenue to be specific.
I didn’t know this place, but Elyse went here before. Why we went to this place specific? Well it has a great story. There is this tiny lunchroom, with an open kitchen. A cook with flaxy grey hair is preparing the food, there’s a waiter, it could have been anyone really, and Leila herself.
The story that comes with the shop is Leila McAllister’s philosophy: providing excellent food. The meals are inspired by the way people cook in East Europe. With meats from Poland and vegetables as pumpkins, potato’s, courgettes and aubergines they try to be as creative as possible and make different meals out of it every time.
Now next door, Leila has a little shop where she sells all ingredients and products used in the restaurant. This way you can buy your meal next door to make it yourself at home. Buy the french knife you have to cut your fresh fruits with you ordered, the herbs on your salade, green oranges, or the lovely fresh bread. Well you get it.. A great place to have a nice and healthy breakfast, lunch or just a coffee or tea.
Leila McAllister herself!
I love the overall look of the shop, great colours, retro style and materials like rough wood, crates, sackcloth, tins and she definitly picked the perfect table accessories. Great experience, loved it!
I myself had a salad with red and green lettuce, pumpkin, hazelnuts and goats-cheese. A gorgeous simple and heavy salad. My friend Elyse went for the stuffed frittata with a small side salad. Really tasty! I Actually remade the salad myself when I got back home, will put a recipe online soon. Leila’s shop doesn’t have its own website but you can follow on facebook here.
On a rainy day like yesterday, I can only think of laying in bed the whole day watching a nice movie or some series..
And by that idea I thought it was nice to share some gorgeous bohemian bedrooms with you.
So happy with my tiny cactusses and little plants I’m growing.
Meet our pets Patrick and Kevin. For sure the easiest dogs you can get yourself.
Never enough plants in the house! Meet our indoor garden we made on some old stairs my grandpa used for painting in houses back in the days.
I have my own corner in the livingroom to DIY and remake my clothing with these retro Pfaff I got from an auntie.
I guess it was about time I should share some photo’s of my new appartement I share with my friend. We both love vintage accesories and furniture.. Although we don’t have the exact same taste in interior styling I think we made a good combination out of our stuff. The first 6 pics are from my bedroom. The other ones I took from the livingroom and open kitchen.
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