warm minimalism

my friday morning started with the discovery of this 
renovated open and airy apartment at Berlin
seen at the "home of the week" section at Elle decoration UK

love the cosy atmosphere at this simple modern family home with
its light painted floorboards and the stunning contrast of the raw brick walls,
the textured white plastered walls and the wooden, grey and black painted accents

beautiful warm minimalism that always seems to inspire me...

                                                                                                          photos: Diane Adam



Sometimes I wished that our kitching would be a little bit larger...

Just came across this amazing kitchen with its inviting atmosphere and 
I really loved the design of the timeless new Ikea 
sofa Bjönäs (made of solid wood) and actually everything that we see around
 styled in a perfect way by Josefin Haag for Livet Hemma

see more here and be inspired by more great decoration ideas!



Just admired this minimalistic apartment for sale 
and it's so great to see these very familiar beautiful details on the wall!  

A while ago (see here) I did the stylingwork for the launch of the modelprints 
for dutch webshopVia Martine and it's always great to see
 these prints in other homes and in this particular case,  to admire them and 
to be inspired by the great work of the stylingteam of Fantastic Frank
just loved the stylish details!

 The collection of modelphotos by Via Martine will be extented very soon
can't wait to admire them... 



 photos elvs

it's great to make a post again after a very short autumn break!
It has been a week where I have spend a lot of time with my family.
The children are having a mini vacation from school so we did a lot of fun things
 but it also have been a week where I have tried to find some
 new positive energy after the bad news that we heard
a couple of weeks ago that my mother is very ill...
My mother is a very strong positive lady, she will start her treatment
this week and we all support her as much as possible,
on her preferred way... the positive one! 

today I share some of my latest  #instashots 
 my home is filled with fresh greens these days.  
I love my changing moods (they make me feel relaxed) and 
I really like being creative by making beautiful still-lifes on my bench
 with some simple details, my favourite accessories and some photos 
from fashion magazines while doing some inside gardening!

have a great new week... 


bathroom love

just admired this beautiful harmonious and stylish bathroom at Livet Hemma
where Ikea presents the new Dragan bathroom series made of bamboo

just loved the mix of the natural shades combined with 
the marble, the bamboo and the eyecatching black accessories

 great stylingwork by talented Pella Hedeby
and just perfect for my weekend mood!


a winner - coisa scarf

 it's time to announce the winner of the beautiful fluffy scarf by Coisa

Congratulations to....  Ilona van Vliet
"random generator" has chosen you as the lucky winner  :-) 

 thank you so much for joing in and for so many great
 comments on our Coisa givieaway!

wish you all a happy friday :-)

(ps. Ilona please let us know your adress at elvsblog@gmail.com) 

Coisa is the label of Kim van der Wel. It was Kim's passion for design and exquisite
 fabrics that inspired her to create her own unique label in 2012.  Coisa is all about comfortable 
scarves and shawls that are timeless,  practical and crafted from the highest quality materials as
Italian yarn (a combination of mohair and acrylic) , alpaca, cotton, silk and lambswool,
and all produced in limited numbers.  

                                                                                                                                                Random Integer Generator  Here are your random numbers: 4


By Gitte - designlove

I really like the ungoing trend of natural home accessories 
this week I have shared this apartment for sale 
where I was attracted by the great eye catching leather details

today I came across the website of  Gitte van Helvoirt
Gitte is the designer behind the dutch label By Gitte where
  I was attracted immediately by the beautiful nude coloured leather tray
but where I also totally fell for the stunning little purse (with a snaplock)
which is one of the newest designs in the By Gitte collection.

 this little purse,  made of organically tanned leather,
has 2 extra pockets made to hide bank/business cards.
 the eyecatching splashes are made with a special paint for leather
and will be available in Midnight blue and emerald green.

The splashed purse will be presented at Meesterlijk
an event for design, applied arts and food at Amsterdam, next month...
Until then you can find all about the beautiful work and products of By Gitte here

Gitte designs and produces fashion- and home accessories at her Studio located at Anrhem (Nl). 
Her fashion and interior accessories bind beauty and functionality and radiates natural luxury
All her products are hand-made and created with ecological felt, organically tanned leather and leftovers. 

                                                                                         photos via By Gitte with thanks!


natural details

Starting this Monday with this beautiful and serene workspace/bedroom 
and warm livingroom at this stunning apartment for sale seen at Fantastic Frank

I was attracted by the the great eye catching and creative details 
for exemple the stylish vintage frames in natural tones 
and the beautiful leather storage holders
they look so great in contrast with the whites and 
the tasteful  accesories in grey and black

sometime it's all about the details to create a cosy atmosphere...
see more here and have a great new week!


Autumn giveaway - win a Coisa scarf - CLOSED -

- this giveaway is closed - 
the lucky winner is Ilona van Vliet!

inspired by this beautiful Coisa scarf and some moody photos on 
the wall I really had some sylingfun the other day!
just love the new Autumnlook and moodboard in my home with the brown ,
 grey and ockre tones and the stunning black and white contrast.

a little while ago I received a mail from Coisa to introduce theirselves 
 and to ask me if I was interested in a collabaration.

Coisa is the label of Kim van der Wel. It was Kim's passion for design and 
exquisite fabrics that inspired her to create her own unique label in 2012. 
Coisa is all about comfortable scarves and shawls
 that are timeless,  practical and crafted from the highest quality materials as
Italian yarn (a combination of mohair and acrylic) , alpaca, cotton, silk and lambswool,
and all produced in limited numbers.  
New to their collection is the Coisa cardigan made of 100% merino wool.
Merino wool keeps you cool in the summer and warm during the colder season.

To be ready and warm for this coming autumn and winter season 
Coisa is giving away a beautiful Fluffy pebble scarf!

This bold and tough scarf with horizontal stripes creates a look that is effortlessly cool. 
The very soft Fluffly Coisa ends narrow so it falls nicely around the neck and makes
 the scarf also easy to use as a shawl. 

This is how to join in:     this giveaway is closed!

* follow Coisa on instagram (here
*  leave a comment below to let us know you are joining in! 

The lucky winner will be announced next week!

"The Portuguese word Coisa translates as: ‘that which cannot be accurately described’. 
To us this was the perfect name for the Coisa Original, which sparked the launch of our collection in December 2012. After all, we weren’t even sure if it was a scarf, shawl, poncho, cape or cardigan! 

In a nutshell, the Coisa is an all-rounder, designed to be worn just the way you want. 
Our items are manufactured in small studios in Portugal, The Netherlands, Turkey and Belgium,
 where we strictly adhere to responsible production and excellent working conditions."

                                                                                                                                       photos/styling elvs


wall desk by Norm architects

clean lines, 
perfect minimalism,
such a beautiful design...

 just admired and totaly crushed on this stunning new Wall Desk
  designed by Norm architects

see more on  Menu's FB page here and be inspired!



the vt wonen & design fair

- inspiration - ideas- meetings - diy - trends- creativity -

this week I visited the "vtwonen & designfair" in Amsterdam
(the former woonbeurs and the biggest dutch interior and design fair) 
 where I really had a great time and where I met a lot of fellow bloggers!

I started my visit by admiring one of the most inspiring spots at the fair, 
the decorated home of vt wonen and its stunning garden
where a group of dutch bloggers (vosgesparis, april and may and Beeldsteil
created a beautiful blogger spot where visitors could follow creative workshops

Today an impression of this stunning house where we I found 
beautiful design pieces combined with vintage and more affordable furniture, 
an industrial and botanical atmosphere, a dreamkitchen, a stunning facade, 
workspaces created with tiles, warm and dark shades, amazing ceramics, 
great art, photos and prints on the wall and stylish monochrome accessories. 

Great styling work by the team of vtwonen magazine that really inspired me...
Did you have a favourite stand at the fair? 

                                                                                                                               photos elvs