Thursday, December 30, 2010


Dear readers
Enjoy your fireworks at new years eve!
Beau lifestyle

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Swedish style

This house featured at Mixr, I do not understand swedish but i like looking at the pictures.
I am impressed by the vintage and modern mix and feel of this house.

chinese style

I am a bit excited that for work I have to fly to Hong Kong in January 2011, after a few days of work I have time free to explore the city and hopefully visit some antique and decoration shops at Hollywoodroad and make photos for inspiration (if they let me, i have heard chinese are not fond of pictures to be taken in their shops...)
It´s amazing to see how much chinese and other asian influence we see in furniture and decoration style today.

Like these chinese gardenstools.

Ginger jars and Ginger lamps, I like the blog of Desig Covet as I learned what the ginger jar
tradition came from.

We have seen these foodogs over and over, but they belong next to the garden stools and ginger jars.

Chiang mai fabric from Living Livelier
Calligraphy brush from Nicole´s blog Sketch 42
Imperial chinese warhorse

Ofcourse there is a lot more....
Is there something you think that should be mentioned in this post, please let me know

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Our hallway at madebygirl

My heart skipped a beat when i saw a very familiar picture on Jen´s blog Madebygirl
It's our hallway and that beautifull love print
Is available in the madebygirlshop and now with a
20% off, dont miss this oportunity.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Zebra rug

I hope you had a wonderfull Christmas, I know I did, I have a round belly as proof of eating too much delicious christmas food. Our friends brought over a home made mango cheescake, it was to die for, and it didn´t last long, I think I became a mango cheescake addict...

I am a proud owner of a zebra rug, actually it´s a white cowhide with a zebra pattern, I just could´t dare to have a real zebra rug though.

On my to do list is making my office feel more like home and want to make it prettier, it´s the place where I spend most of my time, so that´s why the zebra rug will be destinated for my office.

Buy a zebra ruch at Horchow

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to thank you my dear reader, for visiting this blog. I was so much joy finding lovely images and sharing my words with you.
I am giving you a big hug and wishing you a Merry Christmas.
See you back on monday!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Kari Schlegel chic apartment

This picture has been on many other posts, but I find it so pretty.
DMagazine wrote a wonderful feature on Kari Schlegel's chic apartment in the penthouse of Dallas' W hotel. The space was decorated by interior designer Jan Showers.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Starburst mirror DIY

I found myself drooling over this picture from Leah´s blog  The way we are.

And then I found this super DIY to make one yourself at apartment therapy

I have got my hands itching to make it, but I am way to busy to get my work
finished before christmas....

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas table

This is the trial tablesetting i did tonight, I wanted a simple but nice setting.
Christmas night we will be having dinner with my boyfriends family but
I am also looking forward to have dinner with our friends the next day.
I took this picture at night with my iphone, sorry for the blurry quality.

This is my DIY christmastree.
I didn´t wanted to kill a tree this year, neither to buy a fake one.
I bought some branches and put them in a vase.
Voila, cheap yet nice....

At our house the chrismas menu will be:
starters:-Breaded shrimps with cocktail sause
-sauteed mixed vegetables with foie
-spanish cut ham
maincourse:-Osso Bucco Giada de Laurentis receipe
-grilled vegetables
desert:-special mango cheescake
and of course good wine...

what´s your menu going to be?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Favorite bedrooms

These are my favorite bedrooms at the moment, they are diferent styles but very pretty
I wanted to give them all four a name:

Chrome, zebra, the keepall,neutral colours and those shoes!
Chic, grey, femenine, elagant
                                      my favorite Jonathan adler pillows, throw and rug, electic chic room

                            Black, wood, grey, hermes throw give this room a masculine feel too.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Light my a pretty lantern

Even these lanterns are in a sunny garden, I really think you can
use them all year around. Especially Chrismas is approching, they can make your garden,
porch, balcony or livingroom nice and cozy

                                                   lanterns from Kathy Kuo  $530 for the pair

these last 3 lanterns are from and english company Peter Silk ltd


I found this lovely sparkly glitter image and had to share it.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Vitra Utensilo wall organizer

This picture is what my office should look like, as I have the same wall organizer.

$ 425 Vitra utensilo wall organizer by Dorothee Becker buy it here 

My office
This is what it actually looks like, I didn´t dare to show you my desk it´s
quite chaotic at the moment.
I truly want to be an organized person but it´s hard, it´s not natural for me
to pick up things and give them a place, like others. But I am trying ;)
I do like the utensilo wall organizer a lot, it makes me happy when I see it.

                                                              other pretty design wall organizers:
                                                                    vidame creation

                                                           Wall organizer centipede $125

                                                           Mio grid wall organizer $60

                                                               Happy organizingggg

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ceramic owl

I found this sweet little owl vase at an antiqueing trip and painted it white, put white tulips
inside and gave it to my sweet friend knowing she was coveting to have something of an owl.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Moooi gallery Amsterdam

In Amsterdam I visited the studio of  Moooi design
Many of their lamps and furniture are internationally well known around the globe.
I was impressed by the diversion of the fresh flowers.
random light by bertjan pot are the black light balls hanging from the ceiling, the
white lamp is the Dandelion by richard hutten and you can see the smoke dining
armchair from Maarten Baas.

The Horse lamp is hilarious, someone in Amsterdam attached this horse lamp on their ceiling, so weird.
Also shown light shade shade wich I love and is designed by jurgen bey
It´s a wonderfull spacious gallery and worth to visit. They sell nice cofeetable books of designer and
paintors and you will leave the gallery with new inspiration.
visit moooi

Mooi gallery (Moooi boutique)
Westerstraat 185
1015 MA Amsterdam