Inspiring Concepts / Denham’s Denim Bar

Yesterday, Denham the Jeanmaker opened its new store at the Lombardenvest in Antwerp. A popular shopping street with other brands like Acne and Scotch & Soda. In the Netherlands you can find the brand in the well-known 9 streets of Amsterdam, their hometown.

Last year they opened a bar in Amsterdam which ought to be the place to go for women to shop a perfectly fitting new pair of jeans making the journey to find a good pair fun. The all-women bar, right beside the women’s shop and close to the men’s store and service shop offers the full assortment of jeans. It even includes a unique 300° mirror, making it easy to check the fitting perfectly.

It has a very open and feminine, though tough appeal. All jeans stand out perfectly in the all-white store, creating a calming atmosphere. The use minimal details of plants and garments are just enough. I really like the denim coloured rug! All beautiful tones of blue attract the eye. When passing the store, you cannot just walk by, but have to take a look inside.

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Inspiring Concepts / Tutze Store

Sometimes you can find amazing gems, one just needs a little help. I stumbled upon the TUTZE Store, not that far away from me in Harderwijk in the Netherlands. This store focuses on interior and lifestyle products which are trendy but exclusive, made out of natural products yet affordable.

The shop is in the style of a real home with a complete dining and living area. The pledge itself is all white with black and neutral as other basic colours and added tones of blue. It looks a lot like a home where I would like to live in!

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I already like their webshop very much and I cannot wait to visit the store in real life.

Were you already familiar with TUTZE? Have you visited the store yet?


Inspiring Homes / All about the Details

‘Couldn’t be white enough’ would my mother in law say. If someone’s into white interiors, she is. Though this isn’t the home of my mother in law, but it sure could be! This frost white home belongs to interior design and photography blogger Elisabeth Heier and is full of perfect details. The crisp white throughout the interior creates a clean base causing the interesting details to stand out even more. The paintings, the greenery, the stack of magazines and the interesting shapes and materials. It’s all in the details.

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Inspiration / Table Decor

When the real hassle about the food has been resolved, the next issue pops-up. How to serve it? Als you probably want to splurge a little, as it’s a special event, you’re using your finest dishes and tableware. I’m showing you a couple of options. Just keep it save, keep it simple.

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This table setting has the right amount of gold in it, without looking overdone. Combined with the little greenery, the nuts and all the white, this looks like a perfect setting. Gold is just a colour that screams Christmas to me, thus making it almost irreplaceable on the table.


Inspiring Homes / Modern Teal

This modern, scandinavian style home can be found in Stockholm. This inspiring place works with a complete neutral colour palette, combined with one popping colour: teal. Though often it happens that when working with one highlighted colour it turns out to be ‘overdone’. It can look like one tried too much to make this one colour work. This surely isn’t the case in this interior. The teal colour is present in the right amount and blends in with the rest of the interior perfectly, yet it stands out.

Further furnishing is also well chosen. The rug in the livingroom, the wired chair, the glass wall, the blushing colours upstairs and the hexagon side table. All lovely items. Too bad there aren’t any pictures of the greenery, next to the dining room which appears to be interesting as well.

What do you think of this place? Do you like the teal colour? 

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Colour scheme / Browns

Though black and white is the perfect combination, the colour scheme with brown tones isn’t bad either. I’m actually growing some sort of thing for these darker brown hues. It combines perfectly with raw elements like woods and concrete and though they are cool colours, they create a sort of warm and cozy atmosphere. When adding the green of plants, the picture looks perfect. Imagine having a brown, old suitcase as a side table. Add some warm and comforting knitted pillows and blankets. It leaves a familiar vibe of a warm and personal interior, winter ready!

How do you feel about browns in your interior? 

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Inspiration / Owls

Owls are smart, beautiful and interesting animals. Thus why not use them to decorate your home? Their natural colours blend in very well with neutral colour schemes in your interior, but still draw attention as they are a little piece of art.

Do you like owls as interior decoration as well?

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Ikea has these extremely cute owls in their Christmas collection. Though it’s a Christmas ball, I would definitely hang these white owls around the house any time of the year!


Design / Christmas decorating with Brost

You no longer have to search for inspiring decorative Christmas settings. Brost Copenhagen has a very inspiring lookbook for the most wonderful time of the year. To be honest, I’ve been longing for this years Christmas since the weather turned a little colder somewhere in the beginning of September. I can search for inspiring Christmas idea’s, places, settings, items and films for ages. I’ve been secretly listening to Christmas music since November already. And yes, I have to keep that secret to my boyfriend, as he’s not in the least into the festive season, let alone listening to these songs from November on!

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Back to Brost again. As one may notice, Brost knows how to turn one in the Christmas mood without the usual red-green-gold. Now don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing bad at the traditional colour scheme. Without the red-geen-gold, it’s just less cheesy. That much less, that even the mister doesn’t really mind!


Inspiration / Ceiling of greenery

When I was a kid, my mother used to have hanging plant in our home. I really enjoyed them and found them interesting to see. They lasted for a while at our place, until a small incedent happened. My sister pulled one down and until today, her forehead is still marked with a small scar. Our mother removed all the hanging plants, though I believed my sister instantly learned from it. She’d never pull a plant again.

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There are different ways to hang plants around your house. One can use several platforms, as the ones underneath, or use a macrame holder. For myself I prefer a simple, tree rope holder as the one above.