maandag 15 september 2014


a single large open space 
 a lot of white , light but warm wood, marble, 
 raw elements as the concre floor
 and a total absence of color
 just crushed - just love it all - on this gorgeous apartment in Boston
seen at bobedre
read and see all about it here
and have a wonderful new week!

vrijdag 12 september 2014


starting my early weekend with this stunning eclectic apartment for sale 
seen at Alvhem
love the serene and clean atmosphere
and oooh these details... they really make the difference!

this weekend we will enjoy spending some time 
with the whole family in a big farm house
  it will be such fun...
the company will be fabulous, the food will be gorgeous 
and the weather predictions are great ;-) 
hope your weekend will be filled with happy things too...
have a fantastic one!

woensdag 10 september 2014

# on my shelf

 one of my favourite hashtags on instagram is the #onmyshelf one
Love to admire all these beautiful styled shelves

 (or whatever used... tables, cabinets, cupboard)
 but most of all the added personal touch 
gives us the idea getting to know each other a little bit...
and that is what attracts me most

Last week when I was making some plans
to create my own workspace while restyling my shelves - 
I was asking myself:  wouldn't it be fun to share some #shelfies on my blog... 
don't we all love to share and to be inspired by each other's 
creative ideas and knowing a little bit more about it ? 

I have asked some of of my favourite bloggers to share their "shelfies"
  accompanied by some words or a short story... 

this week Jennifer - founder of the beautiful and always inspiring 
  (love her styling and her very personal stories) 
and owner of the j.leveau webshop  
shares hers... 

Jennifer wrote me: 

 Actually my "shelf" is a storage combination with doors from the bestå series of Ikea. 

When you have kids you need a lot of storage space to be able to clean up loose stuff and hide it!
In our case it had to be a compact storage cabinet and it had to serve other purposes as well.
The chosen (and very practical) Bestå storage cabinet can be used as a bench...  
or... as a creative shelf for this crazy mother obsessed by interior :-) 

Influenced by my mood of the moment, but also by the change of seasons, 
I love to rearrange and restyle my shelf very often... but I always keep it simple, 
without strong colors,  just natural!

For this fall and winter I am in the mood for nude, shades of grey, hints of green and brass, 
different kinds of wood and cork and knitted textiles and skins.
 I love it when a shelf looks personal with mixes of practical and beautiful items
 (handcrafted ones imparticular) and lots of different materials and shapes.

I think round shapes add warmth to an interior...  as well as images or photos of people. 
To create a warmer atmosphere in your home during fall and winter 
I would like to recommend to add wood, textiles,  rugs and perhaps 
some new posters with warmer colors or shapes. 
Plants are great to add as well. Cactuses (easy to look after and a bit rough and edgy, like me :)) 
are my absolute favourites at the moment :).

On my shelf you´ll see many items by Hay (a favourite brand)  and some items from my shop,
the j. levau shop from which I pick and choose items after mood and trends. 
The poster, from Artek is my latest purchase, just love it! 
                       Ps. Would you like to share your #shelf?? Feel free to join in.. and send me a mail! 

                                                                                                                                     all photos by Jennifer leveau                                                                                                                                                                        special thanks to Mirjam Hoekzema ;-) 

maandag 8 september 2014


  pics elvs

 today some of my latest #instashots 
really had a great time by bringing a touch of fall
in my house last week 
while creating some new still-lifes and 
admiring and enjoying
some beautiful reflections on my wall
caused by the delicious sun rays
 hope this indian summer will stay for a little while...

wish you all a wonderful new week!

vrijdag 5 september 2014

soft minimalism

the cosy fireplace,
the beautiful white pine floors,
the very inviting kitchen 
 and the accessories
 (some are on my wishlist for quite a while) 
caught my eye

just love the bright and fresh atmosphere 
created by lot's of white 
combined with wood and pastel shades
let's start the weekend with
this soft minimalistic appartement for sale
see more here
and have a fantastic one ;-) 

donderdag 4 september 2014


love the amazing (oh that pink lamp  Sempé W103 - Wästberg) details of
this project in Elle decoration about restyling your workspace
 beautiful new colour compositions
pastel shades combined with grey white and black
great inspiration in this industrial atmosphere

find all about the details here

                                                                                                             styling: sofie Lawett/Caroline Richter  photos: Marcus lawett

woensdag 3 september 2014

bedroom love

attracted by the flos lamps, the Alvar Aalto chair, the Ikea "diy" floorlamps
and most of all the warm and cosy atmosphere...

really fell for this bedroom from the moment I saw it
just love the beautiful mixture of classic and new design, 
antique, artwork and plants in this stunning bedroom
in the apartment of fantastic frank's  stylist Thomas Lingsell

"I prefer a mattress on the floor so it becomes more dynamic... "
 reading the story about- and the funny facts on how he bought this apartment
(thank you google translation!) was really inspiring...

See more of this amazing place at Residence magazine here