#Villa Arena Blog

You might wonder what the next 4 pictures have to do with each other:

// Bracelets hanging on a branch // & //  A Pink kitchen


Or even more remarkable: // A Boudoir styled bed // & // A Collection of cameras //


Well, all of these items can be found in the all-round Villa Arena Mall  in Amsterdam, where I photographed 4 different shops last weekend.

This Saturday, Blogtoday organized a great BLOGEVENT for enthusiastic interior/ lifestyle bloggers. Inspired by lectures of the Big & Famous (like Vosgeparis, Beeldsteil, April&May, Stylecookie and Patrick Kooiman) we – as aspiring great bloggers-  had the opportunity to challenge ourselves. The assignment: make great shots and even a greater blogpost about 3 or 4 different shops that can be found within Villa Arena. As I LOVE to photograph pretty interiors, this was just the perfect assignment for me!


If you’d like to check out the FULL photo report about ‘my’ shops in Villa Arena (Woonfabriek // Poush – Pop Up Store // Tulp Keukens // Goossens Slapen) , please continue reading… Lees verder


Portuguese Tiles & DIY

I’ve probably told you before about my love for Portuguese tiles. The colours, the patterns and the opportunities simply make me happy. So, for today: just some Portuguese inspiration. Enjoy!!

The next pictures will show you that these tiles suit in both modern and classic interiors. And that they can be used for many different purposes – both for floor as well as for wall finishes- in your bathroom, kitchen or hallway.





Click ‘continue reading’ to see some more and check out a relatively easy DIY to bring some Portuguese vibes into your home!

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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 )

A fresh start

Hi all,

You haven’t heard from me for a while, due to my holiday break. First of all I would like to wish you all: ** A wonderful, inspiring and creative 2014!! ** 

Personally, I am not a big fan of good intentions when a new year has started. I think that becoming a better/ more patience/ or healthier person hasn’t got anything to do with a certain time of the year. You can decide to make a difference every single day of the year!

That’s why I only choose to write down my creative goals  for 2014. Fun Projects I would like to work on this year:


1. Since our living room is made out of a colour scheme consisting tones of grey, white, mint green and some soft pink accents…. A cherry brown piano just does NOT really fit in our interior. That’s why I have a makeover for our piano in mind, which will be: soft pink!! The ones I already told tried to talk it out of my head, but trust me: it is so going to look great in our living room. Very 2014 as well ;)

colour scheme

2. Yes, we are expecting a baby early this summer! I haven’t got any clear ideas about the baby room yet, except that it will be a mix of modern with vintage. The one thing I had on my wish list, was the Eames rocking chair. But I think the seat is too low after all…  Any of you have some advice about this chair?


3. As I’d love to think about creative solutions to enhance the way your house or living is designed, my goal is to work on –at least-  two makeovers. Whenever you have any questions about space planning, colour schemes, window treatments or whatever you’d like to change, I am here to gladly inspire you and help you out.

Of course, I will give you some updates about the progress on my goals during the year. Furthermore I hope you’ll keep reading my blog to get inspired by the latest trends, DIYs and beautiful pictures.

** Stay with me in 2014 ~ Inge



There is not too much ‘Interior Stuff’ going on in my mind lately – as we are packing all our belongings to move back to The Netherlands soon. (This is an ugly job, hehe. I’d rather organize and decorate an apartment than cleaning one, that’s for sure)

So, therefore, just some crafties I made lately. Basically goodbye-presents, consisting of cards / envelops / tags and some more notebooks made out of stamps.


I hope to be more interior inspired soon! ; )