Archive for November, 2015

Winter Photography Workshops

November 20th, 2015

I’m so delighted to announce that I will be working with the incredibly talented photographer Hanke Arkenbout in January, offering photographers and creatives an afternoon to gather, shoot, network and create a little bit of magic together. If you are proficient with your camera but might be feeling a little uninspired or longing for a breath of fresh air in your work then this might be just what you needed. During two sessions in January, we will offer you fresh perspective while welcoming you to be apart of a platform that will help and inspire each other through creative photography.

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These afternoon workshops are designed to inspire you to go back to basics, explore texture, light, colour and composition, celebrating the art of simplicity. In a small circle of creatives we will gather to chat, exchange ideas and inspiration, play around with our cameras and expand our horizons with simplicity the key component.

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Family time at Olmenhorst

November 7th, 2015

Hi guys! How are you? It’s been a super busy time over here behind the scenes for the last few months and I worked almost every weekend throughout October, making me miss a bit of family time. A couple of weekends ago though we managed to squeeze in some quality time together and went to the lovely Olmenhorst apple orchards for hot chocolate and a bit of apple picking.

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It was a delightful day, watching my two loves share a hot chocolate and have a giggle. They have so much fun together, those two. It’s a truly beautiful sight, and something I am looking forward to witnessing much more over the next three weeks because on Tuesday we are all off to visit my family in South Africa! Some down time will be food for the soul, for all of us, and we just can’t wait.

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Project K: A Light and Bright Bedroom

November 4th, 2015

I’ve been working a really lovely project for the last half year or so. I’m calling it Project K. Project K is the home of a lovely couple based in the east of The Netherlands who purchased their first home a year ago, asking me to design and style it’s interior after seeing my bedroom makeover on this blog. I have had the time of my life turning their gorgeous house into a home for them and their two small children, creating a warm and inviting living, kitchen, dining, kids play area and master bedroom. Today, I am excited to show you their master bedroom!
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When they purchased the house it was in very good shape – the previous owners had done some light renovations meaning that we had gorgeous oak floors and a very simple but lovely light and clean white base to work with. We hardly had to do anything in the bedroom which was just as well because by the time we got to the bedroom, the budget was nearly up having done quite some work in the kitchen and having furnished pretty much an entire home. But you don’t need much to create a comfortable, cosy bedroom and so I got to work on a concept that aimed at retaining as much light in the space as possible while still felt relaxed, clean and a little quirky.

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Featured in Magnolia Rouge Magazine

November 3rd, 2015

Last fall I collaborated with photographer Anouschka Rokebrand and food stylist Ajda Mehmet on a beautiful styled shoot centred around the apple and pear orchard and the kitchen. You can get the full scoop of images here, but I’m delighted to see the shoot in print, featured in Magnolia Rouge lifestyle magazine (issue four). I thought I’d drop in quickly to share a few pages from the spread:

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Blogging Your Way: Photography + Styling Bootcamp

November 2nd, 2015

Starting off the new week with some exciting news! I’m thrilled to announce that I will be teaching the next Blogging Your Way e-course alongside the incredibly talented husband-and-wife duo Jack and Valentina Fussell and of course the founder (Holly Becker, author and founding editor of decor8). The course is for all bloggers who want to brush up on their photography and styling skills while learning the art of visual storytelling. Bootcamp for Photography + Styling for Bloggers, Instagrammers + Curious Creatives, will run for three weeks from 15 November – 7 December, and is set to be packed with tips and tricks for professional photography and styling for your blog, Instagram and other online platforms, as well as magazines and even books. I am so honoured to be one of the four amazing teachers on this course and am furiously pounding my keyboard as I prepare my lessons.

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Why do an e-course? When I started blogging, it didn’t take long before I was completely overwhelmed by everything I saw online. There were endless numbers of bloggers and I wondered what I could add and why people would want to read anything I put out there. I took two of Holly’s e-courses and loved them. I got so much energy and information out of the course material and found them above all, inspirational. And let’s face it, a blog would be rather boring if compiled by someone who was anything less than inspired because in this industry, inspiration is what drives quality content.

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