Coffee corner inspiration

In general kitchen machines are not the most presentable items in a flat and I tend to hide them as much as possible. There is nevertheless one big exemption, which I proudly present on the kitchen counter: the espresso machine. I have to admit that I am probably rather the cappuccino drinker then the coffee…

Bedroom wall painting: rose-violet

Being full of ideas for this year I decided that my first project would be to redecorate our bedroom. Since one year we are now living in the new flat and the bedroom didn’t get much attention decoration-wise. In general I am in favour for leaving the walls white and clean and adding colour with decoration…

imm cologne 2017- interior design fair

Two years ago when we were still living in Düsseldorf my boyfriend and I went the first time to the imm cologne. The imm is the biggest interior design fair in Germany which takes place every January in Cologne. Lucky for me the last weekend is always open for everyone. Quite spontaneously we decided to…

The classics: Oscar.

Great interior design is always made by Scandinavians. I agree that always is a strong word. Maybe mostly would be more appropriate. I was wondering for quite a long time why this might be the case. Is it because the weather is not the best, part of the year is basically dark and people spend…

Wall calendars – the Art replacement.

The year is coming to an end and it’s time to think about a wall planner for 2017. Even though everyone owns a Smartphone, iPad and/or Laptop it’s nice to have an overview of upcoming activities, birthdays and important events in paper format. Especially when you have a boyfriend, husband or family a calendar can serve…

Stijlmarkt: Design in Mainz.

In different cities in Germany a very cool design market is opening its doors. After my first visit a few years ago in Düsseldorf I went to the original market in Mainz where it all started. The concept of the Stijlmarkt is to offer non-mainstream, hand-selected products which you don’t find on the high-street. I like…

The thing with IKEA. (MALSJÖ)

We all know Ikea. I would also assume that everyone owns something from Ikea. When I started my first real job last year and finally moved to a nice flat in Frankfurt I told myself to avoid Ikea as much as possible. The problem is when you have heavily relied on Ikea for furniture, decoration…

The theme: Dark Green.

The leaves are turning brown and the days are getting shorter. It’s the beginning of my favourite time of year: Autumn. In autumn everything is slowing down a bit. Tea is suddenly tasting great again and you don’t feel bad for just staying on the coach and watching the newest Suits episodes. But enough of…

The classics: The Hoptimist.

I have a long list of design classics on my wish list: Vitra Eames chairs, Kay Bojesens Monkeys, Louis Poulsen Pendant Light, String Pocket Shelving,…. Unfortunately most of these items are not on the affordable end of the furniture/decor spectrum. Therefore I slowly start to bring some design classics into my flat. The last time…

August’16 The beginning

I finally managed to start my own blog. Since several years I am following the lives of ViviannaDoesMakeup, Lili Pepples, Estée Lalonde and the rest of the crew. Unfortunately my make up skills are not worth sharing and my baking could use some improvement as well.