Archive for June, 2014

Fresh Flower Workshop

June 30th, 2014

Over the weekend I led a creative flower workshop at a lovely indie lifestyle festival called Fortfestijn. It was a breezy, sunny day so I set up a large table facing the front facade of the gorgeous festival location, where my workshop attendees got to work creating a gorgeous floral headband using fresh flowers.  Here’s a peek into our day!

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Bedroom Makeover: BEFORE & AFTER!

June 27th, 2014

I know I promised this a while ago. I had made the bedroom our project for the month of April, to coincide with a campaign I was participating in with the paint brand Histor. Excitedly, I took you through the inspiration I had put together as a starting point, followed swiftly by a before & during post a week later. I had intended to get the final tour of the finished room to you by the end of April, but then the wedding kinda… happened. Guests started arriving halfway through April and all plans I had of revealing the completed space took a nosedive as I geared up for my big day and soaked up the weeks surrounding. So my apologies for the delay, but I sincerely hope that this full scale bedroom tour well and truly makes up for it! So with much excitement, I present to you our new and very much improved bedroom!

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A Foraged Wild Bouquet

June 26th, 2014

This time of year in the Netherlands is so gorgeous, with wild flowers and grasses absolutely everywhere. This week I found inspiration in the wild blooms I keep seeing around me, and took some time out from work, hopped on the bike and went out to gather a wild bouquet. Sometimes you just need to get some fresh air and have a frolic ion the sunshine!

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Sneak Peek of Lola’s Bedroom

June 23rd, 2014

Hey guys! Did you have a fantastic weekend? I thought I’d share with you a few snaps taken during a recent shoot in Lola’s new bedroom for a project a very special friend has been working on in which she will be using Lola as her muse. Lola’s bedroom is by no means finished, but we made some progress in the week after the wedding and slowly but surely the space {which just 6 months ago sported orange vinyl floors and blood red walls} is starting to take shape and I’m really loving how light and fresh it’s looking these days.

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Inside Scoop: A Boho Beautiful Country Home

June 20th, 2014

Perhaps inspired by the Modern Bohemian Style post I wrote this week, but I couldn’t resist sharing this stunning home with you all today – a light and bright country home boasting exposed beams, minimalistic yet warm furnishings both old and new, and texture for days. I photographed this home on behalf of my Berlin based agent recently and what a treat it was. The owner of this home is a textile designer who clearly has an eye for colour, style and design. I particularly loved the home’s central living, dining area and kitchen. An eclectic mix of furniture with bold yet subtle hues makes this home pretty close to perfection for me.

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On Trend: Modern Bohemian Style

June 18th, 2014

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the direction we’ve been taking with the interior of our home. We still have a lot of base work to do {painting!} but things are really starting to take shape. In the next couple of weeks I’ll be taking you on a tour of our new and drastically improved bedroom {you can see the before pictures here}, and in the meantime, we have been slowly chipping away at the living room, kitchen and our little girl’s bedroom. These things take time and we have a lot to do yet, but I feel really clear about the look and feel I want to give our home, now more so than ever. For a long while now I have been drawn to particular textures, colours and shapes, to a certain style which I am now seeing pop up wherever I look. I’m calling it Modern Bohemian style, because it encapsulates all that I am drawn to: natural colors, textures and materials, atop a clean and bright base, infused with modern lines and shapes.

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Styled: Photography Workshop with Anouschka Rokebrand

June 16th, 2014

A couple of months ago I was asked by the wedding photographer Anouschka Rokebrand {you’ll recognize her name because we work together often and she photographed my own wedding} to style her first ever photography workshop, which was to be captured by her photographer attendees. The day was a roaring success. I had the best time creating a look and feel that felt every inch Anouschka’s signature style and seeing the attendees eat it up with their lenses brought such joy to my heart. Right before my wedding, I was thrilled to see that the table setting I styled had been featured on the amazing lifestyle blog Style Me Pretty Living and I’ve been dying to show you the results!

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Workshop: Creating with Flowers

June 13th, 2014

I am excited to announce that I will be hosting a fun and creative workshop the the upcoming edition of Fortfestijn on Sunday, 29 June, a charming lifestyle festival in it’s fourth edition offering visitors a market filled with lovely lifestyle products and delicious food. This workshop will be all about getting creative using fresh flowers and I can’t wait!

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