Friday, September 30, 2011

Pagoda lamps

What do you think about pagoda lamps, love or not?
I am a big fan of chinoiserie things, especially if it´s mixed with other styles.

I like the lampshade on this pagoda lamp too.

Pagoda lamps with ditto pagoda shades

maybe not lamps but sure are pagodas

images via chinoiserie chic

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Guestpost Susi of Designshuffle - modern & luxe nurserys

It was such a pleasure meeting Susi of design shuffle and today she writes a guestpost about modern & luxe nurserys, and yes I am sooo inspired.

Hi, I'm Susi, a writer for Design Shuffle, a fabulous social media site where design lovers can share projects and discover inspiration from design professionals from around the world. I love design blogs, especially Beau Lifestyle, that share amazing decorating ideas and interior design projects. So you can see why I'm happy to be guest blogging about luxurious modern nurseries today.† Love modern design and its understated luxury.† Here are some of my favorite luxurious modern nurseries. Do you have a favorite?

Modern Nursery Design

This modern nursery feels super sophisticated with a taupe gray palette and sleek modern furnishings. Love the modern rocker and crib. The wall decoration is stylish but charming for baby.

Modern Nursery Design

Love the Arc lamp in a nursery. Wonder how childproof it is, though.  It looks amazing with the dark wood wall and modern style furnishings Barcelona chair!

Chic Nursery Design

A chic nursery, complete with a stylish zebra rug fit for a master bedroom, is both modern and age luxurious. A framed collection of artwork is age appropriate but can grow with the child.

Ubabub Nursery Design

This super contemporary nursery idea is filled with furniture from the Australian design studio, ubabub.  When the sky is the limit, get a rocking unicorn instead of a rocking horse. The ubabub line of furniture works perfectly with mid-century classics.

Luxury Ubabub Nursery Design

Another example of luxury contemporary nursery furniture by ubabub.  Luxury modern sometimes is also minimal. The luxury comes in amazing interior designs and in the details rather than over the top flair.

Modern Nursery Design

Sparkling light from the chandelier, especially on a dimmer, will delight tiny eyes while adding a sense of luxury to this modern nursery.  Top end glider and ottoman feel more like real furniture than just nursery furniture.

Modern Nursery Design

The rocker, by Thomas Moser, is deceptively simple and gorgeous great investment piece. Modern designs will age well or be incorporated into other rooms in the house. A Persian rug in a nursery is definitely a part of luxurious interior design.

Accented Nursery Design

A statement piece of furniture, like this chrome version of a bentwood rocker, can add luxury and style to a nursery.  Original artwork, quality rugs and lighting are other ways to bring luxury into a modern nursery.

This post was created by Design Shuffle, a social media site that exhibits the talented work of Los Angeles interior designers to New York interior designers and helps spark creativity for design enthusiasts.

Thank you Susi!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Yoga today

After coming home from being abroad more than a week I went to work, greeted only by high piles of paperwork! But now I have to calm down and attend my first yogaclass for pregnant girls...
See you tomorrow

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bread came to his new home

I just came from the airport, picked up a package at the post office that Bri, from you me and a wiener blog, send me... and it was Bread, the painting from Bri that i was looking forward to receive. I absolutely love Bread and his pretty gold bamboo frame.
But wait, there was more, Bread came with some more art family, Fuzzy wuzzy, the bear for our baby's nursery and marshmellow a little abstract painting.
Thank you Bri for the lovely goodies and sweet note.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Monday, September 26, 2011

Woonbeurs Amsterdam

Last Saturday I went to visit the Woonbeurs fair in Amsterdam, I will let the pictures that I have taken speak for themselves...
simple and good idea, these little glass floaters, that looked like donuts.
They made the roses float, so you need only 5 roses to fill up a vase.

I liked these 3 mirrors used at the stand of MTC magazine

Above 2 pictures MTC stand. I like this fire place for a dreamy house in a future.

This picture and nect was the stand of Ariadne at home magazine, for me it was the nicest decorated stand of the fair

Cupcake decorating with kids

Dutch design, flux foldable chairs

Free decorating advise with stylists

The 2 lovely sisters Lotte Dekker and Gieke van Lon of Humade

How cool is that? With the repair kits from Humade you can turn the cracks in your cups and plates
in to art with golden glue!

Finally at the end of the day getting a tête a tête meeting with Mariska, she was so busy, her designs are mighty popular. Mariska gave me a little present from Mariska Meijers design. She writres the blog I used to be snowwhite but I drifted, I posted about her before here

Friday, September 23, 2011

Riviera Maison

Just some quick pics from a lovely Dutch store called Riviera Maison, wich is my
mothers favorite store. They have daily fresh flowers and furniture that is a mix of South of France and the Hamptons. They have a few shops in Holland, and it´s a must go when you visit Holland.

                                                           Pictures from my Iphone

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New girl in the ring - Magpiece

If you are looking for a fashionable and affordable gift or do you want to spoil yourself with some cute jewelry, have a look at MAGPIECE. Especially with the change of season, as we change our outfits we need some new bling to match our wardrobe.

Magpiece is a new online jewelry store based in Holland but ships worldwide, I just ordered some pieces myself. They offer earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces and more to come.

The owner of Magpiece is Engeline. She started her company recently after having enough of working in the hard corporate world, and wanted to follow her dream, being a business owner.
She told me since she started the Magpiece company, she has been happier than ever, making a jump of joy with every order, doing her best to pack the item as pretty as possible to make it feel as receiving a present. Engeline travels to many countries to establish a nice collection that you can buy online now.

Reindeer necklace (how cute for christmass)
Ring snake

They come in colorfull and satin pouches, great to use during travelling.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tolix chairs

Sometimes it's difficult to choose wich dining chairs match your diningtable, I have a few favorites like lucite chairs and bamboo chairs, but I have to add another one called Tolix chairs. I have seen them in magazines and at blogs, but I can't get enough of them, especially that they come in so many diferent colours and they give a nonchalant chic feel to any table.
They can be electic yellow


chic & inviting

How great is it to own an authentic antique statue...

This to me gives a french feeling