interior decorating

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?



Travel Inspiration

Who doesn’t like to travel? To explore the world around you? Examine new cultures and habits and see what beauty the earth has to offer? Personally, I love to plan my next trips, find out which place I want to discover and dream about walking around in remote area’s in distant countries.

I get really impressed by following @natgeo on Instagram, for example. The beautiful images keep me dreaming about the trips I’ve already made and the trips I should make in the future.

What inspires me also is the idea of having a massive vintage world map on the now empty wall in our living room. We are looking around to find the perfect world map to place on our wall. I’ve had this idea for quite a while now, though now I have the favourable circumstance to actually place one.

How do you feel about world maps? Do you like the idea of having a huge map on the wall? If you have any tips of a giant (vintage) maps, please let me know!

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Menu / Jewelry Box

Jewelry is one of the hardest items to organise and store well. One should be careful not to mess up subtle hangers and necklaces. Some jewels can be so small and not to mention precious, that it’s wise to keep them save in a little box. Menu’s minimalistic jewelry box might just be the perfect answer.

The neat large mirror comes in very handy. It’s not too big and it can be stored away easily. Though it’s too pretty to store away. It might just be the perfect place to store my growing watches collection.

Menu / Jewelry Box - Pistols Republic - Interior & Lifestyle


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.

Inspiration / Table Decor - Pistols Republic - Interior & Lifestyle

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 Concepts / Three is a Charm

To have one designer to style your apartment is pleasant, to say the least. Imagine the outcome when three designers are given the bridle. Can’t be but astonishing. This 72m2, two bedroom apartment is a joy to look at. The fireplace has a central role in each design, though the setting differs.

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Three is a Charm - Pistols Republic - Interior & Lifestyle

No matter which designer you’d choose, either way it looks good. As we speak about choosing, which one would you prefer? I’ve already made up my mind.. or have I? Beware for a lot of inspiration!


Bring in the trees

Ah threes, the lungs of the earth. Though people are against the massive chopping of forests, every year again, tons of fir trees are (sustainably) chopped just for being a temporarily decorative items. Personally, I don’t mind having a fake tree, as it is much easier (oh the lazy person) and honestly, better looking in shape.

Christmas is often the chance to pile it on and go loose with all sorts of decorative items. Being an advocate of less is more, I searched for Christmas trees with a minimalistic touch.

Do you like these minimalistic trees?

Bring in the trees - Pistols Republic - Interior & Lifestyle


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?

Inspiration / Owls - Pistols Republic - Interior & Lifestyle

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!