Vergeet Londen; ga Kerst-shoppen in Den Bosch!

Al jarenlang staat een tripje naar Londen in december op mijn lijstje. De stad pakt compleet uit met sfeerverlichting, muziek en een enorme kerstboom op de schaatsbaan voor een over-de-top Kerst ervaring. Maar aangezien dit toch wat prijzig is, is het er simpelweg nog nooit van gekomen. Toch had ik afgelopen weekend een eindeloos Kerstvakantie gevoel tijdens een weekend in eigen land. In Den Bosch wel te verstaan!

Om jou te overtuigen dat je echt niet naar het buitenland hoeft voor de mooiste kerstmarkten of ultieme ervaring, lees je dit blog. Met tips over de leukste (interieur) hotspots èn natuurlijk meer over ons luxueus verblijf! Lees verder


Lekker fris

De keuken is hier thuis de plek waar je me meestal kunt vinden.ingebruins-brabantia-9Achter de laptop aan de keukentafel; of aan het aanrecht om een bakkie koffie te zetten. Een hele fijne plek om te zijn, alleen ergerde ik me al een tijdje aan één ding: Lees verder

VTWonen & DesignBeurs // Sfeerimpressie

De VT Wonen & Design Beurs. Daar valt zó veel inspiratie op te doen, dat het bijna onmogelijk is om alles met jullie te delen.

Dat ga ik dus vooral ook niet proberen in deze blog!

Vandaag deel ik met jou gewoon wat fijne sfeerfoto’s. Botanisch, groen, rustgevend. Zodat je lekker kunt mee genieten van het sfeertje.. Zónder alle drukte van andere bezoekers, wél lekker veel inspiratie.


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Something about: Restyling / A Hot Spot / and Artichokes

Just some things I enjoyed last week:

1. // Brainstorming about one of my new interior projects. The first house I am about to restyle, already looks like this (left picture)


So, as you can imagine: it is a pretty hard job to restyle this lovely place! Somehow, I feel the right picture displays the perfect new colour scheme for this living room. Keep you updated about the process and results!

2. // Having a drink in at the most relaxing spot close to home: Villa Augustus. I always love coming here and I always regret forgetting to  bring my camera to take pictures of the stunning interior. Besides the great design indoors, Villa Augustus also owns a dreamlike garden where they grow all types of flowers and veggies. I will and I’ll definitely show it in ‘Mi lugar Favorito’ once, as it is one of my favorite places. For now you have to be satisfied with these pictures:

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3. // My artichoke (let’s call her Sue) bloomed in a fabulous way. Day 1-4:


And after more than one week, she is still being pretty purple:unnamed (1)

Yes, my beloved readers: It can be the smallest things that brighten your day ** ENJOY your weekend!!

(Photo credits // Ice cream picture: source unknown. // All other pictures: i /b)


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Yesterday was a beautiful day to visit ShowUP in Amsterdam. At this trade show I got introduced to so many nice brands, products and creative people. Lots of design, stationary, handmade products en accessories. A real inspiring vibe, I can tell!

Some of my favorites:


poms by Engel // boxes by Pakhuis Oost // nature printed pillows by Kolk en Kolk // gift wraps by Kadodesign // pillow by La Cerise sur le Gateau // flamingos by &K // tape by ‘i forgot their name, sorry!’ // posters by PS ik hou van jou // butterfly poster by BaSIShome 

(photo credits: i /b )

I am Recycled

Just a quick post to introduce you to the great concept and products of I am Recycled, a Dutch design shop. I absolutely love their (furniture) designs. The fact that it’s all handmade, recycled and unique makes it even more special!


Their website also offers a lot of inspiration for the handy people among us. It provides some great inspiration for DIYs if you have some leftovers of wood, paint or fabric. Take a look around at the next hippest shop of the season!

Great Small Swedish Kitchens

Lately, I spent some time searching Swedish apartments (not for myself!) and I must confess: I am impressed. Impressed by beautiful broker sites and most of all: impressed by the ingenuity of Swedish designers. I found so many one room apartments with such a great use of space. It can be quite hard to divide one space into a living area, bedroom and dining as well; but Swedish designers seem to have a talent for this. I also found some beautiful kitchens where great stylish dining areas are realized in such small spaces:












(Photo credits: Alvhem & Freshome)

Mi lugar favorito (1) – Galicië

Meaning so much as “my favorite place”. In this category I’d like to share some places which always make me happy. I hope they have the same effect on you!

Good food AND good design seem to be a rare combination in our city. Luckily ‘Trastienda del Cuatro’ knows better! Luckily for us, this bar/restaurant is only a one-minute-walk from our house. My husband can get hysterical over the food. I can get hysterical over the ambiance. (And the Portuguese floor tiles. Okay, and the wine.) Here is why Trastienda is simply fabulous:

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