4 Year Anniversary

Yesterday was the 4th anniversary of being a home owner! Yay! Four years ago I bought my beautiful 55 square metered apartment in the centre of Rotterdam. A place where I love to invite friends over for a good time and after wards play for...

Finally some unique art for the home!

New art for my home has finally arrived! Sunday I picked up the one-of-a-kind painting for my living room wall. The piece, created by Rick van den Berg, was planned for my new blue bedroom, but I couldn’t help myself to give it a more prominent place. This way I enrich my living room even more, especially because it’s an unique piece of art made for me.

If you are a regular visitor of my blog you’ve probably noticed I got a thing for birds… and this artwork adds three more to my home. The beautiful Blue Jay’s guard ‘Mother Earth’ in the middle. If you look close you can count all the feathers, it’s that detailed!! A signature of Rick, who’s not only great at painting nature, but also creates realistic portraits. The abstract way of ‘protected nature’ in the heart of the painting adds an interesting layer, one that intrigues me. All together a composition I couldn’t imagine but one that instantly caught me.

Have a look for yourself!

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Life at home

Having breakfast at Saturday feels like luxury. On the weekdays it's always in a hurry, without enjoying my home as much as I do now. I love it when the first real sun rays light up my home. I'm in love with my new side...

My brand new blue bedroom

Although my blue bedroom isn’t completely finished yet, I would like to share it with you! The blue-colored walls are now on it for a week and I love it! I feel more calm going to bed – it’s more peaceful now that I’m surrounded by the color of air and water. Off course I couldn’t resist to buy some new decoration with a touch of blue :). The partly blue concrete vase by House Doctor was on top of my list. Next to that I bought a ceiling lamp by Dutch Design studio Zuiver. Fringe is different and something you wouldn’t combine with the rest, but that’s why I had to have it. It’s neo baroque and the anthracite grey fits within the color scheme I had in mind. There are still some little todo’s on my list, like painting the doors and frames silk white, getting louvre doors towards my bathroom and some art for the wall above my Piet Hein Eek cupboard. But for now, here’s a first look into my new bedroom!

My blue bedroom wall is painted Histor ‘Eigen’ and ‘Saffier’. They are slightly different but enough to create a subtle contrast. Raoul Dufy, a French Fauvist painter (1877-1953) who’s paintings mostly consisted of the color blue once quoted “Blue is the only color which maintains its own character in all its tones… it will always stay blue”. I like it because it equals my characteristics. Although my goals, taste and behavior changes like the weather, I’m always that weird ‘oddly’ people person. I can’t to finish my todo list and share the whole picture with you!

Enjoy!

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A touch of calm… blue

While the idea for redecorating my bedroom started around November last year, this weekend I finally found the time to actually do it. I was tired of the retro wallpaper and the beige colors. The wallpaper flew right towards me every evening before hitting dreamland… so it was time for a change. Something new, something calm.. something blue! Blue is one of my favorite colors – and with me lots of others because blue is the number 1 favorite color of all people. Maybe it’s because I love swimming, water, my sign is water (scorpio) or maybe because I love the night…

Anyway, I wanted a calm color for more peace but not gray – like my living room. At the home depot store I bought Histor paint – a brand I came familiar with while winning the design competition by Histor and Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek. I also already placed my cupboard in my new blue bedroom. Unfortunately I don’t have high res photos of my new bedroom color, because it’s not completely finished yet. I mis-measured my wall .. oops. So I hope to share it with you next week!

For now I’ll share some inspiration from my Pinterest “COLOR // BLUE” board I collected. For example I love the Japanese blue porcelain bowls, the porcelain plates you can mount to your wall (I would love that in my bedroom) and I recently spotted the Porcelain Wallpaper by Studio Ditte. During the Meet The Bloggers day Tricia Guild of Designers Guild, was there to talk about color and promote her new book “Colour Deconstructed”. I bought a copy and spotted the dip dye blue wallpaper. Her book features lots of blue tones. And last but not least, the famous Danish brand Ferm Living introduced inked blue accessories for their SS 14 collection.

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