Hello! I hope you all had a great weekend. Though I’ve had the flu I managed to get a little further in the renovations after a week of doing nothing and feeling frustrated about that. It’s been tough getting things done ever since the big guy went back to work and though we have a bunch of little things that need doing, by the time we find an hour or two in the evening we are both exhausted. So, in true die-hard spirit, flu or no flu, I applied a second coat of primer on Lola’s bedroom floors (which are original wood that we found underneath nasty orange vinyl) and a first coat of floor paint. In fact, painting with the flu is a great idea because the fumes didn’t bother me at all. Genius!
Stepping away from my chaotic home for a moment though, I wanted to share with you a gorgeously eclectic home I photographed recently for Houzz. It is the home of design duo Romy Boesveldt and Ilya Yashkin and their three children. Vintage and flea market finds, treasures picked up during travels and the couple’s own simplistic designs against a backdrop of creamy whites and pastel tones makes this Amsterdam home one of the most charming I have seen to date.
So what do you think? Do you love this eclectic home as much as I do? What I appreciated the most about this couple is the way their home signifies a well traveled life. “We get inspired by traveling,” says Boesveldt. “Everywhere you look there are little finds from places we have been.” I also loved their fearless use of colour, particularly in the kitchen, their fun mix of dining chairs and I’m a bit of a fan of that Tom Dixon pendant too. Oh, and the rug in the master bedroom is to die for. A big thanks to Romy and Ilya for having me in your home for the day. It was a pleasure to meet you both!
To read more about this home and see some more snaps, be sure to click over to the Houzz feature.
Happy Monday and have a great week!