Archive for March, 2014

The Scandinavian Style Interior

March 26th, 2014

Hi guys! As you know I spent four days last week in Scandinavia styling interiors for Jansje Klazinga to photograph for magazines. Day one kicked off with a visit to Tina in her beautiful neighbourhood of Osterbro in Copenhagen, and day two and three were spent in Malmo, Sweden, photographing the homes of Peggy and Niki before we set off back to Amsterdam on Friday evening. It was bliss. I had died and gone straight to heaven, and I cannot wait to share the results with you here soon. Jansje is the most talented interiors photographer, who regularly shoots cover stories for some of the biggest titles in the industry {such as this one which I styled that graced the March cover of vtwonen magazine}. She is a quiet achiever, calmly and efficiently snapping spaces to perfection, and I am so grateful to have crossed paths and to be working together.

Returning home, I am more inspired than ever by the kind of interior to be found in the north. I draw a lot of inspiration from Scandinavian interiors, as do the majority of the home owners I style and photograph for. In fact, if I don’t hear the word ‘Scandinavian‘ in any one of the interviews I have conducted with home owners over the past months for my Decor8 column, I’d be genuinely surprised. So what is it about nordic inspired interiors that has everyone in a tail spin? Today I want to share with you a few nordic inspired interiors {plucked from my Pinterest boards} and dig deeper into the style to find out!

The Scandinavian Style Interior by Avenue Lifestyle; Photography by Felix Forest and styling by Dina Broadhurst

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Off to Copenhagen!

March 18th, 2014

Hi guys, how are you? Today I am jetting off to Copenhagen for four days with photographer Jansje Klazinga to style a trio of gorgeous homes to shoot! Tough life, I know. We decided very spontaneously to take a trip together late last year and I’ve been looking forward to it ever since. We will be shooting the homes of Tina from the blog Traveling Mama, Peggy from Paul & Paula and Niki from the blog My Scandinavian Home. A better line up you cannot get, and I’m eager to get together with these creative ladies and get inside their pretty spaces! We have a busy schedule, so I’m not sure how much of the city we will be able to soak up, but these snaps taken by Jack Fussell for Tina’s blog are so dreamy, I’m packing my camera just in case!

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New Lifestyle Magazine: Sweet Living

March 14th, 2014

Hey guys! Popping in today to let you {mainly those living in Germany} that there’s a fabulous new interiors magazine that hit the shelves on 12 March called Sweet Living by the publishing house We Love Living Verlag. It’s a lovely publication showcasing beautiful interiors, design, living trends and ideas with a focus on the Scandinavian interior and lifestyle – think fresh, creative and colorful. Take a peek at the cover!

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Photography Workshop with Anouschka Rokebrand

March 10th, 2014

Hi guys! My goodness it’s been an age since I was here last. Things are just extremely busy on my end, with the wedding in just 8 weeks, the renovations an ongoing happening in our home and we have both been really busy with work. All positive things of course, but all at once, one doesn’t quite know where to begin each day! But I’ve been working on a fun project lately, which I thought you might like to see. I was asked by the wedding photographer Anouschka Rokebrand {who I often work with styling and shooting editorial shoots for Style Me Pretty and who will be photographing my own wedding soon} to style her upcoming photography workshop, taking place on 8 April. For any aspiring wedding photographers out there, particularly those that live in the Netherlands, she will be giving an in depth look into her work as a successful wedding photographer with tips on how to get started in the industry, how to find and develop your own style, the kind of equipment needed as well as tips for networking and marketing. Anouschka has a very defined style and brand aesthetic, so when she asked me to style her workshop (which will be photographed by its attendees) I wanted to make sure that I pin-pointed her look to perfection from the get go. As a starting point, I put together a couple of moodboards.

Anouschka Rokebrand Photography Workshop / Moodboard styling and concept by Avenue Lifestyle Get the full scoop