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A very colourful and cosy family cottage!

colourful family cottage

Welcome back and right into Interior Tuesday! And a very colourful and inspiring one for sure. I am taking you to the other side of the world, to Australia today.

This light filled, breezy home in Byron belongs to a creative family. It is full of colour but in its own way, starting every room on a white canvas with white walls and floors. This is how I love to do interiors as well. Because once you have a bright and crisp space, you can set accents and go for the details.

Now, let’s have a look and see how the family filled theirs and which ideas you would like to copy or take away today from this cosy cottage:

colourful family cottage

colourful family cottage

Custom shelving using the full height of the room and cabinetry that is functional as well as pretty.  In the living and dining area they showcase colourful books and home ware that look like travel souvenirs to me.

 

colourful family cottage
colourful family cottage

Have you heard about PET lamps? They look awesome (see picture above) they are also really smart:

PET Lamp is a project that combines the reuse of plastic bottles with selected traditional weaving techniques found in different corners of the world in order to create unique handmade lampshades.

 

colourful family cottage

colourful family cottage
And then there are these stunning windows along the entire back wall of the living area. The result is amazing natural light all day long.

More cool family homes from Australia:

 

Via Homes to Love
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5 colour block wall ideas for your kids room

kids room clour block wall

Colour block walls can really make a statement in any room without a big budget. Try using contrasting colours to create geometric effects that highlight a part of your space or simply dress up an empty wall.

Further, this is a great idea if you are not a fan of wallpaper but love a splash of colour and pattern. Colour blocking is done by selecting zones on a wall or ceiling and painting them in a different colour from the main wall colour.

And with colour blocking, you can actually combine as many colours as you like. However I would like to recommend to start subtle and see how you get on.

How about this ideas: You can create patterns, paint parts of a wall, just the window frames or parts of the ceiling. You can even update furniture, take an old armoire and paint it for example. The possibilities are truly endless and I am iviting you to think outside the box and be creative…

Here are 5 fantastic kids rooms with colourblock walls to get you inspired:

colourblock wall kids room pink

Image: VTwonen

With colour blocking, you can create a sophisticated as well as fun look. White and pink walls with wooden furniture gives this room a nice girly touch without being too romantic.

 

colourblock wall natural nursery

Image: Minty Magazine

It is the easiest, quickest and most budget-friendly way to add some colour to a room. And pastel colours like above will create a beautiful, bright and soft paradise. Clearly, this simple and minimal children’s room got a lovely and stylish addition with the colourblock wall.

 

colourblock wall nursery

Image: Estilo Escandinavo

The classic! White wall painted with a contrasting colour on the ‘lower level’. The turquoise is gender neutral, fresh and fun.

 

colour-blocking-kids-room-mountains

Image: Loaf

This room shows another fun way to bring together two colours on one wall. The ‘mountains’ are playful and create a really quirky wall for a kids room.

 

colourblock wall teen room

Image: Dezeen

A white room got a wall full of Lego brick plates for creative non-stop fun. Combining the colour block trend with toys is the ultimate solution!

 

Altogether: An easy way to get started is to simply keep the walls white or in a very neutral colour. And then pick a very bright or significantly darker color to paint halfway up the wall.

More ideas on how to freshen up the kids room?

 

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21 sunny things for your April!

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Another Friday. Another article bursting with fun and cool things. Including some cute things for Easter of course.

Which is very early this year, so I am hoping that the Easter Bunny will bring good surprises and a little break from our current reality. Yesterday was Antoine’s birthday. The 2nd round with Corona and who would have thought that?! Who would have thought that, again, no party, no friends around… and worse, not even school. Because he is isolation since last week because there was a case in his year group.

Therefore, hop hop HOPE. Hope for things to settle down over the next weeks…

To help I gathered my latest finds and favourites:

frida kahlo print

Spring is here and one easy way to give your home a little update is with prints. And I have some great finds for you, please have a look:
1. Botanical and so perfect for the season, from Hawaii and it is the shop* where I found this amazing Frida print
2. If you are into Vintage, you will love this shop*! So good!
3. Chinoiserie art prints* right here from London.

Extra: Wall decals are also super for creating a fresh look in an instant. Have a look at these bold and quirky designs.

 

abc Mermaid Resin Play Set
ABC play made really fun*. Uppercase, Lowercase, numbers… you name it. Made from resin with glitter, confetti, mini dinosaurs and more. So cute!

These lovely reusable bags* will allow you to bring snacks, store food in the fridge and be kind to the planet. They are pretty cute as well!

 

linen suspender skirt girl
Linen staples in all the gorgeous colours you can imagine. Rompers, skirts, ruffles, accessories…

One year into the coronavirus pandemic, women are not OK.

Also: Working mums during the pandemic.

Talking about women, this dress went straight on my wishlist.

 

bobby pins hair tie decals
Get organised with these decals. Stick them to any jar, pot or bowl and always find the little pins and ties quickly!

A new pasta shape!

 

A+Colourful+London+Family+Home
More colour inspiration with this incredible London family home.

More interior inspiration from London. Love the green walls.

 

ganni founders home copenhagen
Who does not like Ganni? Now you get a peek into the home of the founders. A great place in Copenhagen!

Another very inspiring family home, in France.

 

easter brunch table
Planning an Easter Brunch? Have a look at these cute printables*. Quick download, print and voila – your table setting will look glam.

DIY with the kids during the Easter break – Batik t-shirts. (In German)

Unmissable: Natural Easter Egg Dyes

 

personalised easter shirt children
Looking for a little gift from the Easter Bunny? Have a look at these personalised gifts that include t-shirts, baskets and more…

Perfect Spring Looks for the kids. Stylish and so comfortable!

 

Hugs and happy weekend you all!

 

 

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23 happy things for your March!

23 happy things for your March!
Hello Hello… we are going straight into March and with my children going back to school in a week, I can (again) finally focus more on my projects again. Phew…

One quote that, for me personally, really hits the nail on the head these days is: ‘You grow with your challenges!’
And we do. And therefore, we are still able to keep going, to see the positive side effects, and to be resilient.

But let’s not get to spiritual because that is not really my area. However I am very aware that by now the UK is doing quite well when it comes to vaccines and planning. And we were presented with a plan that shows a light at the end of the tunnel. Such a relief. And I know that maybe in your home country the situation can be very different.
Stay Strong! Stay Healthy!

And enjoy my 23 happy things for your March:

modern quilt
Modern quilts*, inspired by nature, made in London.

Thinking about cutting down on sugar? Maybe these tricks can help to get you started…

 

twill hill wall decor weaving(2)
Handwoven wall decor*!

Friendships during Covid.

 

Home Morag Myerscough
Fun and colourful London home of artist Morag Myerscough! So much inspiration and so much to see…

‘The One After the Superbowl’ – I am a huge FRIENDS fan and found this article about the story of this iconic episode just splendid.

 

linen overall kids
Perfect for Spring – a cute linen overall*. (available in lots of different colours)

Talking about Spring clothes, here are some of my favourite pieces from the current collections.

 

wooden rainbow toy
Blending the beauty of art with the power of play – Min Min CPH.

ROAR! Lions for the kids room!

 

Home Swedish Lapland
Swedish interior at its best.

Colourful wall hangings for the kids room and/or any space that needs a bit of sunshine.

 

easter embroidered collar
Oh my! This shop has literally the cutest hand embroidered collars, pins, and other accessories. Including the sweetest Easter themed ones. L O V E!

2021 and public transportation. And no, nothing to do with Covid.

 

petit piao
Petit Piao.

Baby alert.

 

morley for kids dress
Cool prints, beautiful silhouettes… just perfect the new collection (again) from one of my favourite Belgian brands!

Wuhan – after a year!

 

lem lem dress
A dream of a summer dress*. Went straight on my wish list!

Rock? 90’s? Who is the most hated rock band? Find out!

 

wool-rainbow-rug kids room

Gorgeous rainbow rug. Not only for the kids room I think…

How are you dealing with the loss of hugs?

 

Have a beautiful weekend everyone and fingers crossed for a sunny and mild month of March. xoxo

 

PS: Do you know what Grape Nuts are?

 

 

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21jolly things for an awesome start into 2021!

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Hi everyone. Now, I hope you are doing great. After the little bummer of being in lockdown over the holidays we just got the news that schools will not re-open next week either. It does not come as a huge surprise but resilience is written in B I G letters over my head now.

The days are short, cold and my motivation for another round of home schooling is more than low. I admit!

Still being positive and seeing the situation as a ‘it is what it is’ kind of thing I can feel my limits a bit more clear these days too.

So wherever you are, I really hope that you are ok and walking around with your chin up. I am sending you a virtual hug because we all need one.

Please enjoy some things, reads and finds to get into 2021 with a little skip… or tow:

wooden rainbow montessori
Great shop with wonderful Montessori toys that may make homeschooling a tiny bit easier!

10 Family-Friendly Things You Can Do at Home This Winter That Don’t Involve a Screen. Dwell.

 

fish stuffed animal handmade
Unique and very cute soft friends*!

The best things for ourselves and our families that made an unbelievably weird year just a little more manageable.

 

star moon coffee mug
Beautiful ceramics and I basically want them all. New year, new tea mug… :)

2020 celeb scandals.

 

oversize cashmere scarf
Spoil yourself ladies! With these luxury knitted items. Because home office means comfort and we want it chic.

I will join this ‘Ready to Crush’ 21 days challenge starting next Monday. You too?

 

linen tablecloth
I cannot even remember when I put a proper tablecloth on. But this year I bought one to make the holidays a tiny bit more festive. And I have to say – it is so lovely and make a great difference when it comes to atmosphere.
Meaning: I will get one for Spring too because the one I got fits more with the Christmas Mood.
My eyes are on those because nothing can beat linen*!

The simple knitted ensemble in subtle colours is T H E thing for adults right now. This is the perfect baby version*!

 

vegan aubergine cauliflower lentil harissa
I love herbs and spices and made this delicious vegan recipe recently. With lots of harissa!

How was 2020 for Chloe and Darshana? Read their interviews…

 

soor plom-velour-corduroy-overalls
New Soor Plom* collection available.

I am a huge fan of Ren Skincare and this is one of my favourite cleansers.

 

RAINBOW-VASE DIY
Great DIY. A paper mache rainbow vase.

It is cold outside baby. And this cream* will help to keep your skin in check.

 

ceramic palette and brush rest bunny
For the little artist: Bunny palette and brush rest* in ceramic!

OMG. This minty lip balm* is the best!

 

playroom mural sun
Very cool mural, all DIY and rather easy to copy!

2021 will definitely be the year of sneakers. (again)
What else would you wear with your comfort chic ensembles???
And these never go out of style…

 

lorna murray
These beautiful (sun) hats* are now available in Europe as well! Adult sizes are available as well.

 

Happy 2021 everyone!!! Lots of love, health, and resilience…

 

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