41 square meters

yesterday I came by this stunning small apartment 
(which is recentely renovated) 
just simple and stylish
with beautiful high ceilings and original features 

I just loved the redesigned floor plan 
with the separated small "bedroom"  in the form of a loft and 
the unexpected spacious walk-in closet 
what do you think? (I dream of having my own..) 

see more of this apartment here


Anton Corbijn

photos elvs

 Last view days we enjoyed a long weekend off...
it was a fantastic weekend where we celebrated Kingsday here in the Netherlands
 (the birthday of the King, an official day off with a lot of outside 
events and organized games for the children). 

We also visited the amazing exhibitions of photographer and director of music videos
 Anton Corbijn at the Gemeentemuseum (Municipal museum) and the 
Fotomuseum (museum for photography) at The Hague. 
I am a huge fan of the impressive work of Anton Corbijn so visiting this double-exhibition 
really was on top of my "to go" list since the opening at 21th of March

I have admired (again and again) the grainy black and white photos
 he took of musicians in the 70s and 80s but I also liked his new themes and experiments 
with different techniques, materials and colours.

The Gemeentemuseum - a beautiful art museum designed by dutch architect Berlage -  and the Fotomuseum organized the HOLLANDS DEEP (40 years of Corbijn’s life as a photographer) 
and 1-2-3-4 (more than 300 shots selected by Anton Corbijn himself) exhibitions 
to mark the sxtieth birthday of the photographer and I think it's 
the most complete overview of his work in history...
 a real must see for every fan of his work!

 the exhibitions can be visited until June 21


booklove - monochrome home


a book filled with inspiration in 
black, white and every shade of grey in between
and definately on my wishlist...

 the celebration of the stylish simplicity of the monochrome interior
made by stylist Hilary Robertson and photographer Pia Ulin

read more about the book here 

                                                                                                                                          photos via LINKDECO with thanks!


dutch design - crisp sheets

photos elvs

Today some snapshots from last week of my updated bedroom...

 Inspired by some new beautiful accessories,  
I have finally found the perfect designed crisp, cotton sheets when I read an older

 issue of ELLE magazine the other day and saw an article about  the bedding of crisp sheets, 
I have changed things up by moving the bench from the
 living to the bedroom and having some of my favourite things around me like my
 magazines, creams, prints and jewelry. 

To be honest, for me, one of the most difficult things to find is
 stylish bedlinen with an afforable prince. 
 Mostly I bought plain sheets because I couldn't find the modern minimalistic
 designed sheets that I was looking for and thtis is exactly why 
 Lara Jans, founder of Crisp Sheets, started her own label in 2014.  

For Lara it started when she moved in her new apartment and couldn't 
seem to find bedsheets that matched with her taste. 
She started visualizing how these sheets would look and feel and it
 did not take long before she started working on the designs and 
determining what kind of technique could give that crisp touch to cotton. 
After finding the right supplier "Crisp Sheets" was established.

 In my bedroom I love a minimal styling. 
The top surface of the sheets and pillowcases are printed in a peaceful blue 
aquarelle design (inspired by the five oceans and their beautiful ray of blues) 
They feel very soft and comfortable... very inviting and
they're just perfect to spend lot's of lazy weekend mornings!

once again I discovered that simply changing some details 
(or even just one photo of a magazine) really makes the difference!
beautiful simplicity...what do you think? 

find more about Crisp Sheets here 

PS. Besides beautiful sheets Lara also creates posters and postcards. When she started
 sketching for the bedsheets, she made a lot of designs,  not all of them where suitable 
for duvet covers, so she decided to create prints as well.


workspace love

last week I was really inspired at the Instagramosphere
by the beautiful creative workspace of Bianca

 Bianca is the founder of  the (my) unfinished home blog and
I just her love her very creative decoration ideas 
and diy projects that she shares on her Instagram account and blog

Her latest workspace update is just perfect to start this new week...
have a great one!

                                                                                                                photos via my unfinished home with thanks!


co-lab love

iconic silhouttes of classic Vans combined
 with a playfully printed and summery shaded twist and
just perfect for lot's of stylish and sunny run-around days ;-) 

really like the latest co-lab collection of
 & other stories and Vans... 

see more here


2 rooms + 1 Kitchen

 two rooms filled with beautiful furniture, 
stunning details,  amazing and inspiring stylingwork 
and one inviting open kitchen

I already have been admiring a lot of great apartments for sale 
but from the moment that talented stylist Josefin Hååg has
started her work for real estate agent fantastic Frank 
their site has become a daily must visit...

see more here 


Olio tableware

love the beautiful mix of materials (stoneware, wood and stainless steel)
different shapes, different sizes and the soft and neutral colors

designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby have created this "mismatched"
 tableware collection (40 objects)  for British ceramics company Royal Doulton 
and again it made my love for ceramics going stronger and stronger...

In my home I love to combine my ceramics with other home accessorries
 and that is also the purpose why the designers created the Olio tableware...
 to be used alongside existing objects in the home!

see and read more about the collection here


happy thoughts

 it's great to start this whole new week
with this tasteful creative workspace styled

the're so much details to admire and 
and I love the inspiring "Happy Thoughts" print 
beautiful and simple
just perfect for my Monday mood!

wish you all a week filled with happy thoughts ;-) 

ps. see more (and make a chance to win the print) at Hitta Hem 

                                                                                       photos Kristofer Johnson



photos elvs

starting this weekend with some #instasnapshots 

The beautiful sunny weather this week really made me smile
and invited me to create this little Spring corner inside
beautiful and simple with just these Magnolia branches

this is such a great begin of the season
and it's looks very promising for the weekend...
wish you all a happy one!

                                                                               print: modelphotography by Via Martine