Monday, 22 October 2012

Online styling tools

Styling your own home is so much fun! And you can do so much yourself. Some timesaving and very helpful websites where you will find online styling tools can be a very welcome friend at times when time and inspiration are scarce.

Take a look at some sites and I am sure you will get inspired and get ready to bring some ideas into practice.

vtwonen styling tools

At the site of vtwonen you wil find some helpful and easy tools. You can design your room making use of the room planner, discover your preferred design style using the style quiz, and put all ideas together in a mood board.

Online mood board

Design your perfect sphere by making a mood board. This easy to use tool is a nice start to define what you want for your home.

Color your wall

Love this site! Just upload a picture of your home, choose a color and paint your wall (or fireplace in my case) until you have found the perfect color. Lots of color inspiration for your home.

Room planner

An other site where you can make your own room plan.

At some sites you need to register and the sites differ in user friendliness, but all of them will bring you closer to your perfect home!

Images by Savanna Interior

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Woonbeurs Amsterdam impression

As always Woonbeurs Amsterdam was a great way to explore trends, magazines, shops, art and more. Some of my favorite spots this year.

Gallery Chiefs and Spirits. Great work by South African artist Francois du Plessis
mixed media object.

Great and colorful cushions by Myrte. Myrte loves nature, especially birds and she draws the most beautiful birds she 'meets' which lead to beautiful and eco friendly cushions, fashion, bags, prints and more.

At the Color Lab you could paint your own color scheme combining the beautiful colors of Flexa pure.

Loved the stand of IKEA. Lots of kitchen trends and products. 

So glad to see the beautiful newspaper wood cupboard by Vij5 I loved so much at Design District at the 101 woonidee├źn stand. Also loved the pile of suitcases. 

Of all the magazine stands I liked the combined stand of magazines Seasons, ariadne at Home and Home and Garden most. Beautiful colors, great porch, lots and lots of nice accessories and again suitcases and newspaper wood cupboard. Great New England sphere

Nice stand of It's about RoMi at vtwonen city 

Nice accessories by Heel Wit. I immediately fell head over heals for these great ceramic plates and bowls Soft


At the end of my visit I was pleasantly surprised by the designs of New Duivendrecht

Images by Savanna Interior

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

By AprilandMay shop

The new April and May shop is online! At this site you will find a great collection of selected pieces of ceramics, jewelry, stationary, bags and living accessories.

You will also find cute and affordable little vintage vases and a collection of products made by April and May. Great gifts and accessories. Just love the vases, the sheep and the stationary!

And of course I couldn't resist all those beautiful products so I bought a star garland and some vases...

By AprilandMay is a collaboration between Dutch stylists Jantine Vaartjes and Vivian Hoebe. April and May is a interior design studio and also writer of the great blogs April and May and April and May MINI. Both blogs and shop are definitely worth visiting!

Images through By AprilandMay