STAIRCASE

2.9.15

Love this space.

Image: Via

IT'S IN THE (SIMPLE) DETAILS

31.8.15



I can't get enough of Japanese interiors (and exteriors) and it's unbelievable to me that I still haven't managed to get there.  But Japan is on the list and it will happen. It's a baby-friendly place, so we can reserve that trip as a family one.  Lots of travelling is on the agenda in the coming year, mostly with Felix, but maybe a few days here and there just James and I.  Grown-up, couple time is very precious and I absolutely love it, plus it gives my mum the chance to have Felix to herself for a few days and she loves that :)

Images: 1 | 2 | 3

MINI SHOES

Felix Bears first hard sole shoes! He has a few pairs of Mocasins, but these are going to be really great for the next few months as he is walking (aided at the moment) everywhere. They are made by Dutch brand Donsje and I just love them.

STORY NORTH COLLECTION

28.8.15

A new regular post, I think :)  Hopefully it will be a great way of showing you some favourite pieces from my shop Story North. Also it's good to let you know about any special offers or promotions.

So we begin with the Wood Lamp by Muuto by Taf Architects. I just love this lamp, so simple and so cool. We sold a few to an architects office this week - I'm sure they look great :)

Wood Lamp by Muuto£135.00

FELIX BEAR TURNED ONE

So my baby bear turned one last week! It's a cliche, but wow doesn't time fly when you're having fun :) We celebrated here in the Netherlands with a few of his little friends and then we had a birthday party back in the UK. It was so much fun, he enjoyed it but was slightly serious because his first tooth broke through the next day! What an amazing year this has been, I'm so excited to see what happens next.

AT HOME WITH JEAN-LUC ETIENNE

17.8.15







A quick post whilst baby bear is sleeping :)

I'm still(!) trying to master the balance between having a career and being a mom. It's tough right? Trying to keep to my work challenges (and taking on new ones - am I mad?!?), along with taking care of the house and a (fast approaching one-year-old) baby boy.  That, with going to the gym (fallen down a bit here) and trying to look like my pre-baby self - wow - it takes a lot of work.  I was also studying, but you know what? That had to give. I just couldn't do it all, so it's on the back burner for now :)

I've also come to the conclusion that not everything has to be perfect. Some days will be great and other days not so great. And that's okay.

So here is a stunning place in Brittany that I found over on Est magazine. Don't you just love that Vipp kitchen?

Images: Est with thanks

TAGINE

14.8.15

Anyone that knows me will tell you that I love to cook. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen and really enjoy it - it relaxes me. I need one of these. I cook lots of Middle Eastern/North African dishes, my favourite being chicken with preserved lemons and olives (had it for the first time in Marrakech).  This beauty is on my shopping list and it won't be long before I'm cooking in my new tagine.

So it's nearly the weekend....I have a busy one here in Haarlem - then its back to UK for a while. What are your plans? Relax...? Adventure...? Vacation...? Whatever it is...enjoy :)

Available at: Oggetto

TRIBE PRINT

12.8.15

These beautiful prints by Gregory Beauchamp are new in at Story North. I ordered one a while ago and decided that they are so beautiful they just had to be part of the collection.

Available at: Story North

BIRTHDAY CAKE

10.8.15

I've been looking for birthday cake ideas for Felix's first birthday and I came across this gorgeous one. I really don't like those cakes that have the hard icing and all sorts of things sat on the top made of that same icing - surely not nice to eat..... No, I love the natural, rustic style of this one with soft buttercream. Maybe I'll do two layers and yes we have plenty of zoo animals :)

KINFOLK HOME

5.8.15

Already pre-ordered - Kinfolk Home is undoubtably going to be stunning and is out in September.

TREE HOUSE BY ANJA SCHWERBROCK

23.7.15

A favourite designer of mine. Anja Schwerbrock. Her baby clothes are so nice. I met her and picked up a couple of pieces in Antwerp last weekend.

Image: Via, with thanks

LIMINAL AIR

Absolute beauty by Shinje Ohmaki

Via: Grijs with thanks

A NIGHT IN ANTWERP




I just spent an amazing night in Antwerp with my love. We left Felix with my mum and spent the day drinking coffee, eating mussels, shopping and drinking pink Champagne. We stayed at a really lovely place called Maision Nationale - just fantastic. We will be going back (soon). LOVE Antwerp!

PIA WALLEN CROSS BLANKET IN CAMEL

13.7.15

New for this season in my shop Story North. I absolutely LOVE this colour, it's just perfect -  I am definitely going to treat myself to one.

Image: Pia Wallen Cross Blanket in Camel, Story North.

MONOCHROME EDWARDIAN HOME

10.7.15








 This divine home landed in my inbox this morning courtesy of Est Magazine, so I simply had to share. A small but absolutely beautiful space, created by Meme Design.

Days where I get to sit and post are getting few and far between as I'm still trying to master the art of juggling life! I'm getting there and my goodness the journey is tiring but too wonderful for words. It's Friday lovely people - Do you have that Friday feeling? Enjoy!

Images: Est Magazine
Photography: Tom Blachford & Sonia Mangipane

MID-SUMMER 2 DAY EVENT AT STORY NORTH

18.6.15

I'm offering a 10% discount at my shop for you lovely people - just to celebrate summer :)

Just enter SN10 when you check-out.

ART GALLERY/HOUSE

16.6.15



 I saw this house over on Emmas and simply had to post.  This house in Japan is a home and an art gallery.  This kind of Japanese architecture just amazes me.   This interior may not be too practical, but my goodness isn't it beautiful?

Architects: Kouichi Kimura Architects

A ONE-SHOT PEEK INSIDE AN AMSTERDAM LOFT

6.6.15

Such a nice shot of a home in Amsterdam.  I love those photographs leaning against the wall. - so cute.Image via, with thanks

ELM

26.5.15

Beautiful image from the amazing Still blog.

HOUSE IN MELBOURNE

25.5.15





I sighed out loud when I saw these images of a house in Melbourne this weekend. What a great place. Designed by B.E Architecture, I absolutely love the windows and it's given me loads of inspiration for a (very) potential project in the pipeline. I'm super excited about it, but not sure if it's just a dream at the moment.  I'll be sure to let you know if it becomes more of a reality.

Images: Est Magazine, with thanks

WINNER


Okay so the winner for this giveaway, which I selected last night at random is Marcia Phillips. I have emailed you Marcia, come back to me with your shipping address and I will send you your stunning blanket! Thanks everyone for taking part - I loved reading your wish-lists and I won't leave it so long before the next one. Happy Monday.

EXPANDING OUR KIDS COLLECTION

24.5.15

We are working on adding to our kids collection at Story North. Watch this space.

LAST CHANCE

23.5.15

It's your last chance to enter the giveaway for a large Cross blanket designed by Pia Wallen. Hop over to this post for instructions on how to enter. Good luck, a winner with be randomly selected tomorrow.

KAKAO BY K

18.5.15



My current wish list from divine Scandinavian store KakaobyK.

AT HOME WITH THE SMITS IN BELGIUM

17.5.15


Loving the style of this 750 (!!) square meter home in Belgium. They made this huge space feel more cosy and intimate by using some delicious dark colours. Love.

 

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