Inspirational Home: Romantic and dreamy


Last but not least, my favourite inspirational home at the ‘woonbeurs’, the Dutch furniture & lifestyle fair, of last week: the home by Ariadne at Home magazine. Each year, I run straight towards this home because I know it will never disappoint me. It is always my favourite. What I love about the Ariadne at Home magazine as well as their ‘woonbeurs’ home is the detailed styling that looks effortlessly dreamy and romantic. There is so much to see, and everything tells a story and is complementing the next thing you see. It is very feminine, fresh, and tasteful with not too many frills and just the right amount of pink. Lots of flowers and plants styled under bell jars, in drawers and in hanging sheet pouches gave the space an airy and fresh feeling. It felt like stepping into a romantic novel. Stylist of this wonderful inspirational house is Marlies Does.

You might also like to have a look back at the Ariadne at Home woonbeurs houses from 2013, 2012 and 2011

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Home Tour: A laid back and artistic abode


Interior decorator Marieke Rusticus is always moving things around in her home in Zwolle, the Netherlands. The interior is eclectic, leaning towards bohemian, with many artistic accessories and design objects. The earth tones and raw natural materials used, enhance a laid back and minimalist atmosphere. Marieke and her husband mixed modern and vintage pieces, and even made a few additions themselves, like the dining table and the wooden doors in their bedroom.  The complete home tour and my interview with Marieke about the interior can be read on my Houzz profile page. For now, enjoy the visual tour here:

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Home Tour: An Amsterdam loft apartment with an industrial edge


Since I started photographing interiors I encounter the most creative and unique homes. And even though some of them are not my personal style, and I would never want to live in it, I do admire the vision and thought that goes into some of the interior designs and renovations. There are always elements and details I do like, and that inspire me to enhance my own home. One example of an interior that inspired me, and that I loved to photograph is the home of Peggy and Bouke. The couple converted an Amsterdam storage space into an airy and light-filled apartment, with crisp white floors and a minimalist styling. Industrial accessories and vintage items give the place a raw and edgy feel. My favourite part of the house was the large kitchen and the roof window. For more photos and background information about this home, visit the complete report on my Houzz portfolio.

All photography is by me, © Louise de Miranda, styling and design is by Peggy Betke

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A Poppy of Color


Poppies bring me so much joy.  Currently they’re all over the place. But have you considered incorporating them in your home decor? They blend in well with either modern and traditional interiors and give your home, garden, or balcony a pop of color. And if red is too much for you, there are plenty of other colors out there like yellow and blue. Today, I’ll just focus on the red.

Photos: Marimekko cover – Bemz | Tulip collection – Romo | Poppies wallpaper, collection Color for Living – Sanderson | Poppies servingware  – Gracious Style | Marimekko pillow – Palmerston Design Consultants |  hallway with minimalistic painting photography by Alain Jaramillo on Houzz.com | Veranda House Hotel – Rachel Reider |  kitchen photographed by  Thomas Deir on Houzz.com

Hotel to Heart: Insólito Boutique Hotel


Ik heb meerdere redenen waarom ik gek ben op boutique hotels. Ze zijn kleinschalig, vaak designhotels, en ze hebben karakter. Een goed voorbeeld van een boutique hotel met karakter is het Insólito Boutique Hotel in Búzios Brazilië. De architect Otavio Raja Gabaglia heeft samen met de eigenaresse en ontwerpster Emanuelle Meeus de Clermont-Tonnerre een heel speciaal plekje gecreëerd. De 20 kamers zijn elk uniek door gebruik te maken van 11 thema’s die de Braziliaanse kunsten etaleren. Elke kamer is als het ware een tentoonstelling van unieke design stukken die verwijzen naar muziek, fotografie, literatuur, geschiedenis, mode en de authentieke negroïde Braziliaanse cultuur. Alle kamers, stukken en materialen hebben een verhaal, hoe exclusief is dat?

Design objecten als rustieke houten sofa’s door Elma Chaves, tapijten van recycled rubber door ontwerpster Cecilia Machado, en statement foto’s van Claudia Andujar aan de muur. Het is een mix en match van verschillende levendige kunstvormen en natuurlijke elementen in één interieur.

Mijn favoriete kamer is absoluut de Outeiro da Gloria kamer. De illustratie op tegels door Laura Taves is geinspireerd door Outeiro da Glória.   De fauteuil is van Velha Bahia, het bankje van George Nelson, en de tafel en stoel in klavervorm zijn van de jaren 50.

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