April & May hearts

30.4.11



This made me smile...

1. I love you, blogs and...through Share
2. heart shaped rocks by MedBeachStones
3. bird clips by Jorine Oosterhoff
4. Ikea storage inspired by Muuto through Remodelista

smart kids room

27.4.11

100% love for this smart kids room.

Sleeping together in one room in such a smart and cool way. Beautiful use of grey shades with some bright touches of yellow and blue. The bed linen looks great and how amazing are these wooden beds...

This kids room really makes me smile...

Image through Chic & Cheap Nursery

from NL with love: green walls



From NL with love, especially for all you foreign readers. A selection of my personal favourites from the Dutch interior magazines.

These green wall ideas are beautifully made. A lasercut tree silhouette, a collection of green inspiration on a wire fixed with some little bird clips or the green wall, a vertical garden for your home.

Hope you are inspired to bring some green into your home...

Images through dutch magazine VTwonen

Pinch

26.4.11




How amazing are these images of Pinch... A beautiful use of colors, wonderful products and an absolute great atmosphere.

Pinch is the collaboration between husband and wife Russell Pinch and Oona Bannon.  They work from their own studio in London and aim to create graceful and iconic furniture and lighting. With a timeless quality, the pieces are designed and built to last. The whole collection is made by hand by the best of the best from their hometown.

I am truly inspired by the collection and beautiful photography. To see more of their collection you can take a look here.

Images through Pinch Design

April & May hearts

23.4.11




This made me smile...

1. Everything is going to be alright...by Rebecca Ann Rakstad
2. Tea for two by Wood & wool stool
3. Aim lamp by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
4. Shizuku by SOFTlab

Felt art

19.4.11


Raised in California, Tamed in Paris and Trying on New York, that is Tracey Coffin. Tracey designed these felt pieces of window art and tapestry art.

How amazing do these pieces look in front of a window or wall. A soft but graphic look. Find more work from Tracey Coffin here.

Images by Tracey Coffin

And the winner is...


Congratulations to Anya Adores!!! You are the winner of my personal gift, a white birdcage. Please contact me at info@aprilandmay.nl to receive your gift.

Thank you all for the lovely comments and there will be a new gift personally selected by me in a short while.

April & May hearts

15.4.11



This made me smile...

1. Plant in water through Emmas Designblogg
2. Bright Times lamp through Remodelista
3. You are loved by Simply Hue
4. Lace decoration by Emma Cassi



chalkboard collection

14.4.11

100% love for this chalkboard collection on the wall.

beautiful colour combinations with some neutrals, green, black and some pink. A room with personality that makes you smile...

Image by Smile and Wave (racheldenbow.blogspot.com)

Birdsintrees: in the mood for food

13.4.11



Some new Birdsintrees work we did this week. 
We were in the mood for food... Hope you like it.

Images by Birdsintrees

Airdeje for kids

11.4.11



A beautiful kids collection by Airdeje. The colours all have a little bit of a grey feeling and are perfect together. They offer everything from baby to older kids. I love the hanging baby crib and the kids sofa. But they also offer other wonderful product like cushions, furniture, storing bags and much more... You really should take a look!

Images by Airdeje

April & May hearts

8.4.11




This made me smile...

1. sorbets by Tartelette
2. ABC by the Big Harumph
3. DIY kids doll through Marie Claire idees
4. Graphic by Holmberg

Summer lounging

7.4.11


Summer is coming, I can feel it...The next couple of days it will be sunny weather here in the Netherlands. From now on I will be sharing summer inspiration for the couple of months.

This hanging lounger by Dedon really gets me in the mood. The Nestrest looks like an over-sized bird's nest offering you the perfect place for relaxation, meditation and open-air conversations. Wouldn't it be awesome this lounger in your back garden...

Images by Dedon

A rooftop apartment in Paris

5.4.11




The walls of several rooms have been broken to create this family apartment in the attic. On the rooftops of Paris this small loft makes maximum use of the space. The sliding panels keep the bedroom separated from the living and create some privacy but also keep the space open and functional.

A wonderful space with a real open and light feeling.

Images through Marie Claire Maison

A gift from April & May

4.4.11

This will be the first gift from me to all of you who like my blog and enjoy reading it.

I have selected this white wire birdcage especially for you. You can either hang it outside or give it a nice place inside your home.

This birdcage really fits the April & May style and I hope you like it too. If you do like it and want  it to be yours you can leave a comment to this post. Ofcourse I would love to read why you like it so much. And if you have a twitter account you can also follow me and (re)tweet about this giveaway. An extra change for you to win. Please mention @aprilandmay because only then I can add you to the list.

You can leave your message until the 12th of april!

Hope you like it and a big hug from me. Hope to have some nice gifts for you in the future too.

Images by April & May

Artistic graphic wall designs




As a graphic lover these wall stickers are truly amazing. Le Pre d'Eau is the company behind these graphic creations. They design made to measure adhesives which are tailored to a specific space. But they also design acollection for  your own home, like those above.

I discovered them through the graphic house in the second image on the left. But there are so many more design that are fantastic, like the butterflies.

Discover all the design and ask for selling points at Le Pre d'Eau and you can order a part of the selection here.