maybe you have already seen some of these images 
but i was really attracted by this stunning apartment 
and its beautiful stylish black kitchen
with the simple white tiles,
the subtle details in brass and leather
and the beautiful furniture...

just love the entire place
 great stylingwork of the team of Stadshem
see more here


giveaway - "beauty and more" (closed)

  pics elvs

this giveaway is closed!

Congratulations to Margreet de Vries
she won this giveaway!

love the new look in my bedroom
lot's of whites and the beautiful contrast created 
by my new greyish hand-woven bedspread and the traditional
 hamam towels...  they really make the difference!

A little while ago I met Eva of the Dutch webshop mooisenmeer.nl
she sells the most beautiful traditional and (oriental) handmade products 
and today Eva is offering this amazing giveaway
a beautiful luxury package with some gorgeous authentic products
 (value € 131,50)

What can you win?
* bedspread "Ramses" (hand-woven) black/white
* one handmade hamam towel "Kidrak" in herringbone pattern with 
woven dashes/diamond motif
* one hamam towel "Kidrak" - the equalness of above - 
(made of 50% cotton and 50% bamboo)
 * and a (glass) bottle of "Savon de Marseille" handsoap extra pur, without perfume.

This is how to join in:
* like Moois&Meer on facebook and leave a message on their account here
(Eva loves personal contact and she would love to know your favorite product at the shop)
leave a message in this post 
* share the banner below on your blog/fb/ig account and link 
to the giveawaypost for an extra change

Moois&Meer is a Dutch webshop (they deliver world-wide) where you can find 
a small collection of original gifts and unique products as turkish handmade hammam blankets, 
towels and shells, table-clothes, gorgeous vintage suzani rugs, antique kilims processed 
as patchwork carpet or pillows, hand-woven silk scarves, hand and body
 in hip refillable glass bottles and moreJust have a look at the collection here

The Moois&Meer collection is kept small because they have a preference for 
hand-made products which are made in traditional way and they really prefer a personal 
cooperation with their manufacturers in France and Turkey, they think that's all part of 
the charm of being unique! 

good luck... the winner will be anounced in two weeks!
Wish you all a happy new week... 

this giveaway is closed!



instapics elvs

love the green inspiration in the magazines these days
enjoying my day off by admiring them and by being inspired
for some new plans and garden changes
today some instasnapshots...
have a wonderful friday! 



apartment love


love love love this tasteful multi purpose apartment in Warsaw
where they created a combined home and workspace
only separated by a pair of glass doors

 beautiful minimalism with a warm industrial atmosphere
created by the cosy large sofa, knitted footstools and several plants 
 and the supplement of the contrasting touch of yellow
at the black (love these ceilings) and white decorated workspace
find all about this amazing apartement at dezeen here

                                                                     Photos by Paulina Sasinowska, Maciej Kurkowski, Maciej Sutuła 



hope you all had a happy easter
I really enjoyed my little break in Paris 
we had some great days (my feed won't move anymore) 
 filled with exciting things (Disneyland) and 
admiring all the beauty that Paris has to offer
it was such fun! 

This beautiful house built of waste 
and recycled materials really cought my eye today
 love the creative ideas  - look at these walls of chipboard and that couch made of recycled wood
the raw materials and the combination of used wood, bricks, 
art and classic (vintage) design furniture
very inspiring styling work by Hanne Wind
see and read more here


happy easter

pic elvs 

it's time for a short break
leaving with my family for a couple of days to Paris :-)) 
hopefully enjoying some sunny days
while admiring  the beautiful city of light

have a happy easter weekend
hope you and your family will have a great time!


therese sennerholt

 it's so great when talented people work together...
 just admired the sneakpeek of 
the amazing work that swedish stylist
 Lotta Agaton and photographer Pia Ulin did for the
coming launch of the two new and different collections 
of talented Therese Sennerholt 
so looking forward...
see more at her website tomorrow



I was attracted by the beautiful prints
-to bad most of them are not available in the netherlands
the rough plastered walls and the amazing light 
love this beautiful small studio apartment (37m2)
with its warm and stylish graphic accents

inspired again by the styling and 
creative  ideas seen at this house for sale 
see more here


hay news

I have said it before...
love this time of the year when we can be inspired 
by all the news coming from the Salone 2014 fair in Milan 

Hay and Wrong for Hay showed their latest collections
and I really fell for this picture with
 the new Pinorama pinboards designed by Inga Sempé 
and the Copenhagen Desk and Chair designed by Bouroullec
beautiful simplicity...  just perfect for my Monday mood!
see more new products at the HAY imagebank here
and have a happy new week...



so much wonderful details to admire
 love the beautiful balance at this apartment 
created by the white walls filled with colorfull graphic art
in addition to the neutral black, gray  and brown tones
and the amazing design furniture - lóóóvve the lamps 
see more here 
and have a wonderful weekend!

                                                                                                                    Photos: Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer 



love this time of the year when we can 
admire so much beauty during the Salone 2014 fair in Milan 

Menu.dk  has launched - in collaboration with  studio Afteroom - 
their first chair ( three-legged) as part of a collection
that consists a practical stackable table 
and a stone caddy designed
 for storage in the kitchen, bathroom or at the office

love the simplicity of its beautiful design
minimalistic with clean lines  - would be perfect for my home - 
and available in black, white, moss green and grey
see more here and have a happy friday!



 pics elvs

 today some of my latest #instashots 
really had a great time by creating 
some new still-lifes this week
inspired by our coming visit to Paris, 
magazines, daily life,
and your blogs and IG accounts ofcourse ;-)
sharing ideas is such fun!

you can find me on instagram here