Friday, June 28, 2013

Steal the idea... Dine Out!

Weekend is already here and I'm flirting with the idea of dining out, and by saying out

I mean out-out! Outside at an open space where nature surrounds me. Why don't you

consider stealing this idea too? It could be somewhere in a park...

Thursday, June 27, 2013

A Magnificent Makeover!

Guys, you won't believe the transformation this room has endured! I'm telling you this must

be the greatest makeover of all times. But before you scroll down (hold your horses please!)

I have a question for you first... would you ever consider painting your ceiling black?

Yes, you've read that right, black! Now that you're thinking "yeah right, are you crazy?"

now is the time that you can see the after of this living room...

Monday, June 24, 2013

An Escapade to a Country Home in Mallorca

So we're back from our mini holidays, red as lobsters as the sun literally burnt us. But it was fun

and relaxing so no worries. Being in a vacation mood lately, I'd like to show you today a house in Mallorca that's meant to be for summer holidays only and I must say that it DOES serves its

Restaurant interiors by Axel Vervoordt


Today I would love to introduce you to 3 restaurants, of which the interior is designed by our Belgian decorator and antiques dealer Axel Vervoordt.

For these restaurant interiors Axel has chosen for an earthy tones color palette.

The first restaurant is the ‘Atelier Privé’ restaurant of the Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich, Germany.

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Restaurant tables with the Axel Vervoordt Home Collection Gainsborough Desk Chair in the Atelier Privé gourmet restaurant of the Bayerischer Hof Hotel.

Notice the limewashed walls.

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Linen upholstered and slipcovered dining chairs.

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Slipcovered ‘Folding chairs’ from the Axel Vervoordt Home Collection.

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The second restaurant is restaurant ‘The Roji’, situated in a medieval cellar, in the historical center of Antwerp, Belgium.

The Japanese word Roji means ‘garden path’.

This restaurant is recommended if you love the Japanese kitchen.

The 13th century basement is a unique location to book your dinner visiting Antwerp.



Wabi Sabi inspired interior design by Axel Vervoordt.



Enjoy a drink in front of the open fire before having dinner.







The third restaurant is ‘Sir Anthony Van Dyck’ in Antwerp.

The restaurant is named after the Flemish Baroque painter Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641).The building is fully restored in the 17th century spirit, by Axel Vervoordt.


Plastered walls and authentic floor tiles.


The restaurant with its warm color palette.


Again the slipcovered dining chairs, a trademark of Axel Vervoordt.

Last year we had our first Belgian blogger meeting in the restaurant Sir Anthony Van Dyck. Read my blogpost about this meeting here.

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14Our last year’s blogger meeting at the restaurant Sir Anthony Van Dyck.






If you ever visit one of these restaurants, please let me know your thoughts!

Wishing you a great start of this new week!



Friday, June 21, 2013

Yippee! Mini Vacation!

Yeah baby! We're heading north for a mini vacation today, as it is a 3-days holiday here in Greece,

so we're taking advantage to enjoy ourselves by swimming, drinking, eating and getting some

tan hopefully. The weather is already very hot here, temperature will reach 39° C (i.e.102.2° F)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Vintage Meets Cottage...

Creative, fun and quirky... we all need a little of this in our lives!
This home makes me happy:

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What I'm Craving For...

A foyer with a staircase like this, wow...

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Art Of Styling...

I have a deep appreciation for the art of styling.  What seems to look good in person doesn't always display the same feel through the lens of a camera.  
I'm so grateful for brilliant minds who think outside the box and bring us inspiring images.

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I hope you're having a wonderful week!

Look What I've Found...

Now tell me, would your kid prefer to get up in the morning or stay in bed

all day long? Hmmm... this could be a problem, or maybe not! :)

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Corbin Bernsen's California Home...

I love this beautiful Southern California home!
The reclaimed barn wood combined with concrete countertops and stainless steel brings in that perfect 1940's feel.  Notice how the Moroccan tile pops perfectly against the color tones... brilliant!

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Happy Monday everyone!!

Home at Brisbane: Uplifting Splash of Color!

The light, the space, the color! The vibrancy, the warmth, the character!

Words that came to my mind when I saw this colorful, happy home, with the high ceilings,

the timber paneling throughout and oh! what a blessing to be bathed in unlimited natural light.

"It's so much fun to be in a happy and vibrant environment - it really rubs off on you!" are the exact words of the owner Helen who lives here with her young family. The decorative

choices and the house itself reflect their vibrant, bubbly and energetic personality.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Dining... Cottage Style

I would die to own a cottage somewhere in a Greek province. And if I will ever do, it's

going to be somewhere in the mountains, most probably in the Pelion mt. where nature is

overwhelming, beaches are awesome with crystal clear waters and where summer nights

are not so hot. I will have a small garden and a patio where I could relax and stare at the

Friday, June 14, 2013

Three designers with their own kind of lamp shades

The interiors of Walda Pairon, Pam Pierce and Natalie Haegeman are trademarked with their personal  lamp shade design.
Paying attention to the design of lamp shades is probably a distinctive mark of female designers.

Belgian interior designer Walda Pairon loves to work with trapezium shaped lamp shades.
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Rectangular shades are noticed in the interiors of American 
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