giveaway - win an original Deef lamp!

this giveaway is CLOSED!

inspired by my new DEEF lamp and some colour samples on 
the wall I really had some sylingfun this week... 
love the new look in my bedroom
with the pink softtones and the beautiful contrast 
between the white- and greyshades 

a little while ago I received a mail from DEEF Lighting to introduce themselves 
 and to ask me if I was interested in a collabaration. 
To introduce their beautiful online shop and the stunning unique modern
vintage-look designed lamps in Holland, Evelien is offering this amazing "Deef giveaway"
where you have a choice between two different products!

Do you all know DEEF Lighting? 
Evelien Florijn (student at the technical university of Eindhoven) is the owner
of this new dutch online-shop where you can find the most beautiful custom-made
lights. At DEEF Lighting you can create your own unique lamp with a choice of
several vintage Edison light bulbs, a retro or modern fitting and different cord colors. 
Together with her partner Davy, Evelien assembles all items to a stylish "old-fashioned"
 looking lamp and I think they really look amazing...
On their website you can find all about the story behind  the start of
 the webshop and how to design your own Deef!

What can you win?
* a beautiful handmade "static" or a "creative" Deef lamp
entirely composed by yourself 
(including a carbon filament Edison lamp, fitting and stylish textile cord/plug)

This is how to join in:
* like DEEF Lighting on facebook 
*  leave a message in this post to let us know which configuration you would like to win

this giveaway is CLOSED!

Good luck and have a happy weekend!


a diy - design student home

clothes racks of pipes purchased at a local plumber, 
an old painter ladder found in the attic of a grandmother
flea market finds, diy solutions 
but also beautiful classic- and modern design pieces
all decorated in a strict color scheme

this amazing student home in Aarhus - Denmark -  really made me smile
see more here and be inspired


botanic storage

so so beautiful...
these furniture and homeware items
created by danish designer Kristina Dam
and just launched and presented 
at the Danish design event Northmodern

really fell for this wooden storage desk
 that hides a compartment for a plant pot when you slice the top 
but also perfect to store your magazines and other accessories inside

see more at the very inspiring 
press images and  SS15 catalogue here



black, white, wood and a touch of colour

love the stunning atmosphere in this small industrial loft apartment
 at a former piano factory in Stockholm
especially the spacious kitchen with its beautiful large windows
is very inviting to organize some great dinner parties..
perfect to start the weekend...
wish you all a wonderful one!

see more of this apartment here


a touch of nature

love her pictures and love her styling
gorgeous and wonderful 
always with a touch of nature
as a soft contrast to the hard material as she says

when I am looking for some inspiration
I just visit the beautiful blog, IG account or portfolio 
of talented Daniella Witte


soft and simple

photos elvs

today some snapshots of last weekend
when I was enjoying a rainy day inside
with lot's of inspiring magazines
and a nice coffee
while listening to my favourite music 
and making some photos with my new camera
of these beautiful softones on my table
love the simple...
have a great Wednesday!



three variants:  rectangular, oval and round
beautiful clean lines, classic aesthetics and geometric shapes
and accessories in beautiful dark shades

Menu has presented the new Snaregade Tables 
designed by Norm Architects (SS2015 collection)
and I love it...


monday inspiration

just admired this beautiful duplex apartment
when I payed  "fantastic frank" an early morning visit
the tastefull living- and bedroom 
filled with beautiful classic- and new design furniture (love the lamps!) 
and decorated with stylish details in black, white and brown 
really caught my eye

    gorgeous inspiration, what do you think?
 perfect to start my new week
wish you all a happy one!


the home of Lotta Agaton

I know I have said it before 
but I really love her stunning work and her style
and now there's 186 m2 of enormous inspiration to admire...

the beautiful home of  Swedish stylist Lotta Agaton is for sale
see more here 

Wish you all a happy friday!



igphotos elvs

at rainy greyish days like today
the fresh combination of black and white 
and these wonderful green leaves
 really make me smile
longing for an early start of Spring I guess...


# on the wall

today some  #insta snapshots of some little changes in my house
after cleaning and removing the Christmas tree and decorations
I always have this fresh and clean feeling but also
 the need to fill the empty space
I found this old jar of zinc on my attic and a
 roll adhesive film with marble effects at my local hardware store
which could be used as poster and that I attached with masking tape
and I just added some soft pink details 

love simplicitity in my house
and the fact that only changing some
little details really make the difference...


a wooden guesthouse

Just admired this stunning wooden guesthouse 
designed for young people in Japan
and for visitors to the UNESCO world heritage site of Koyasan 
a temple of the Shingon Buddhism sect 

Just love the warm minimalistic atmosphere
created by the clever use of soft natural light, wood and a lot of whites
Especially the cozy fire place in the corner of the
 public lounge/bar caught my eye... such a beautiful contrast!

read all about this inspiring place here