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Daytrip: Swan Market Rotterdam


Yesterday I finally managed to visit the Swan Market in Van Nelle Fabriek, Rotterdam. I had planned to go there for a long time (the market is organized on a regular base nowadays), but the need for a babysitter had kept me from doing so. Too bad, cause it it really worth strolling along the market stands!

I was overwhelmed by the amount of inspiring interior design products, decoration ideas and stylish vintage design. All of the entrepreneurs seemed extremely enthusiastic and optimistic which confirmed my resolution to start an own business myself. But let’s not hurry ahead and start with some impressions of my daytrip to Swan Market Rotterdam…

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Instagram: February 2015


For me, February was quite an active month on Instagram. I tried to post at least one image per day and I almost made it. Here comes a small collection of the most liked ones – interior design ideas for the time when Christmas decoration has left…

Styling & Photography: Kat@home

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Interior: Geometrical kitchen decor


Today I said goodbye to my winter decoration. I really liked my masking tape snow crystals on the wall, but at the end of February I really wish for spring to come. To fill up the empty spots, I have been searching Pinterest for inspiration. As I had to promise my fiancée not to put any holes in the recently replastered walls, a new masking tape decoration seemed to be the best solution.

And there are so many inspiring examples – I had no idea that tape could be used in so many different ways! So today I started my redecoration with a very simple, geometrical and minimalist design for our kitchen wall. But this will definitely not be the last post about masking tape…

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Interior: Around the fireplace

decoration of living room with pictures, record player and flower vases

It’s a rainy Friday, my daughter just fell asleep and I finally get some time to finish this post which has been in concept mode for a while. I wanted to share these fotos of our living room with you to give some inspiration for decoration around the fireplace. Here in the Netherlands most of the older houses still have this cozy feature (we even have four of them spread over the house!). Most of the times they are not usable for their original function any more, but still serve as the perfect location for decorative elements.

In our case we decided to frame the fireplace with a black-and-white foto gallery. Initially only filled with historical pictures of our hometown, we are now thinking about a greater variety. We will probably keep the black-and-white base, but add some graphical prints. But first the original state…

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Inspiration: Black-and-white bathrooms


As I mentioned yesterday in my bathroom decoration, this rooms still needs to be renovated. Actually the basic interior is not too bad: Black-and-white floor tiles, white tiles on the wall and white furniture. Yet the detailing is a disaster and despite the timeless base, the room lacks any ambiance.

Since we moved in three years ago, I have been doubting whether we should just do a cosmetic re-decoration or complete renovation of the whole bathroom. We still have time to decide (as the attic will be renovated first), but I’ve already collected a bunch of inspiring references for ‘scenario A’ – the small make-over. Here they are – including some tips for a stylish black-and-white bathroom…

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Interior: Bathroom decoration

bathroom decoration flower candle light black and white

What is your biggest luxury at home? Mine definitely is having a cleaning lady. Oh how I love this woman – and her husband, cause they come and clean together. Afterwards I always wander through the entire house to enjoy the fresh smell and clean appearance. But every time again, the make-over of the bathroom is the biggest transformation of all.

Although it is not my favourite room in the house (it still needs to get renovated) a clean bathroom motives me to start decorating. And that is what I did today…

Verder lezen Interior: Bathroom decoration

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Instagram: Valentine’s Day 2015

valentine day 2015 candles heart love champagne breakfast tulips

Normally I am not a big fan of Valentine’s Day – too commercial and focused on getting people spend a lot of money for their loved ones. But what I like about that date is the season (tulips are definitely available in February) and that it gives me one more reason to re-decorate the house…

Luckily this year Valentine’s Day was a Saturday, so our celebration included an extensive champagne breakfast with self-made muffins, fresh juice and strawberries, mmmh! And for the rest nothing expensive: A lot of time for each other, candles everywhere in the house and, of course, a big bunch of white tulips – my favourite ones 🙂

Styling & Photography: Kat@home

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Inspiration: Kids room #1

beautiful kids room collection sebra village

We just started planning the next big step in our house renovation: the attic. There will be two children’s rooms (for the moment one kids room and one guestroom), a second bathroom and a laundry room. And not to forget a lot of storage space! For we do not have a basement to store our christmas decoration, skis and other big items.
So right now I am collecting inspiring ideas for our daughter’s future room. What a choice! There are so many gorgeous decoration items and furniture for little children, it’s going to be very hard to make a final selection. Luckily there is plenty of time left…

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DIY: Paper flowers

spring decoration in winter

January – the Christmas decoration has left and my apartment feels empty and cold. It is not spring season yet, but winter decoration already seems displaced. What to do? I would love to put a bunch of flowers, though in the end my cats would be more pleased than I (for they love to chew on them). Anyway, there is not much choice in fresh flowers yet.

Inspired by one of my interior design magazines, I searched the web for instructions and started folding my own paper flowers…

Verder lezen DIY: Paper flowers