All posts tagged: interior inspiration

chinese teapots and vintage treasures

I found these pictures today and as I find winter to be a kind of nest building season -perhaps with more hours spent at home-, I thought it would be a good moment for some interior inspiration. So, here we are: Inside a beautiful Brussels apartment surrounded by vintage furniture and souvenirs from Asia. It’s been a while since my friend moved away from this apartment, so I’ll make sure to visit her new inspiring home as well.

Dec 5: What to get for…

A few tips if you’re wondering what to get for mom, or for another special lady in your life. Offer a heavenly blend of tea and some beautiful cups. White tea “Avec les Anges” from Tea for Two. Cups are second hand. Pamper her with a Korres face cream or a luxurious wool and silk throw from Coco-Mat. Or get her a book to read during the holidays. Another idea that can’t fail is a homemade hamper: gather some of her favourite goodies from the bio shop. Or offer a Gift Card: a good present can also be a service – offer to baby-sit, cook a three course meal, give a massage or offer to clean the house.

Home and closet visit

Thank you Marina from La Petite Nina for the beautiful feature on your website. I actually realised that I haven’t taken so many pictures of my home myself; so take a look HERE. At the same time I’m happy and terrified as Marina captured our house on a normal day with some stuff there and a mess there; So don’t expect composed home magazine material but real life. P.S. I don’t know why I always look so serious in pictures, we did have loads of fun! 😉

coasters

Yep, I’m still going on about tiles… I’d been looking for some coasters for a while now, but so far the perfect ones hadn’t appeared; Until we were walking along Rue de Birague in the 4th arrondissement of Paris and I saw an old wine box full of colourful tiles in front of a small shop called Asiatissimo. Above the box was a sign “Mexican tiles 2e / piece”. Inside the store was full of gorgeous Asian furniture and home decoration objects, too heavy to  carry home this time. But there were also more of these beautiful tiles and 9 of them came home with me. Then it was just a matter of sticking those felt stickers used for furniture under each coaster. Perhaps later I will paint the sides for a more clean look, but for the moment I’m very happy with their rustic appearance.

roses

When I grabbed this bunch of roses on my way home I didn’t realize how big it was. So 15 minutes later I found myself looking for extra vases from our glass recycling bag.

flower power

As I’m recovering from an autumn cold and spending most of my time on the sofa wrapped in blankets, I decided to get some flowers to cheer me up. I’m so used to having flowers at home, that the place seemed empty and cold without. Now we’re back on track.  

running late

I rarely oversleep. Today I did. The feeling when you look at the digits on the alarm clock and realize that an hour has disappeared somewhere… Anyway, I was going to work on some pictures from the EAT Brussels restaurant festival this morning, but as I’m running late I’ll get back to that later and in the meantime let’s have some breakfast at a friend’s place 🙂