botanicals in style

31.5.11

100% love for the way these plants are put together in a beautiful way of displaying and storing them.

Image from the James Hotel NYC (through Remodelista)

Little ones, little details

30.5.11


Looking for some inspiration for the room of your little one? It should be special ofcourse...By adding some special details to the room it gets instant style, personality and character. It's all about those little details that make you smile.

The above images show you what I mean and are made by Jolien from the Kinderkamerstylist (childroom stylist). She specializes in designing kids rooms and shows all of her inspiration on her blog.

Take a look at her blog and website for more kids room inspiration. Think you will like it!

April & May hearts

27.5.11


This made me smile...

1. Ina Jang Photography by Ina Jang
2. office space through Emma's Designblogg
3. silk vortex by Akiko Ikeuchi
4. neon touch office space through Dezeen


INSEKT desk by BB+++

25.5.11


Kellie Smits, designer and founder of the great kids label BB+++ is the designer of this desk called INSEKT. As beautiful as her kids wear label is, even as beautiful is this product design.

The desk with a lot of steps to put papers, drawings and paraphernalia in is both functional as good-looking. In the opening at the top is more space for pens etc. and an opening at both sides to leave electricity cables. The name INSEKT is a association of Kellie with insect legs and it's desk legs.

The desk is not only available for kids but also for adults and work purposes with a higher size. Available in pink, olive green and sunny yellow you really can add some personality to your kids room or office. 

The desk is available through the webshop of Buisjes en Beugels

Thank you Kellie for the use of your images.

Win this dipvase!


Together with Bijzondermooi.nl, the online shop to get the most beautiful Dutch Design, I am offering you a chance to win this dipvase by GOODS. April & May has made some pictures especially for this give-away and I hope you will like this original vase as much as I do.

What do you have to do to win this dipvase?
1. "Like" the Bijzondermooi Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/bijzondermooi 
(or in case you already did this) 
 2. Leave a comment at the picture of the dipvase at the Bijzondermooi Facebook page and tell us why you would like to win this dipvase.
3. You will have an extra chance to win by leaving a comment at this post on my blog.

This give-away ends at the 31st of may 2011 and we will announce the winner through Facebook and ofcourse on my blog.

Images by April & May for Bijzondermooi.nl

Wall stickers by Harmonie Interieure

23.5.11




I was introduced to these beautiful wall stickers through an e-mail of Fabien Barral (one of the owners of Harmonie interieure).

Harmonie interieure designs and sells home decoration for walls. They want to use decorative stickers differently, giving them spirit. Their passion for typography results in these beautiful wall stickers, not only to decorate your home but also sending a message.

As a typography lover I think the stickers are wonderful and they do really give some spirit to these walls don't you think?

Images through Harmonie interieure

Inspired by wood

20.5.11



Lately I am seeing lots of wood wall paneling around me...It inspires me, so many ways of doing it...modern, old-style, smooth or rough.

Think it's beautiful in many ways and really ads some character and personality to your home.

Images through 1. Hindsvik (Johannes Norlander Arkitetur), 2. Bloesem (home of Christien Starkenburg), 3. (source unknown), 4. Remodelista (summer retreat)

Treasured...

17.5.11

Treasured by April & May

Something special, to love, treasure and enjoy...
I am opening an Etsy shop where you can buy your treasure!

Soon more...

Think Fabricate


































Think Fabricate creates these furniture pieces with beautiful little details. Love the little wall cabinets and the cut out flower detail in the cabinet. Look for more here.

Images by Think Fabricate

ceramic wall installations

16.5.11


Katherine Dube is the designer of this ceramic wall installation called Growth.

Her sculptural wall installations include a series of handcrafted, individual ceramic pieces installed directly onto the current environment to  seamlessy integrate within your existing space.

Me as a ceramic lover find her work intriguing and beautiful. She has more wall installations called waves and bloom which you can find here.

Images through Katherinedube.com

April & May hearts

13.5.11




This made me smile...

1. Little horse by min lilla veranda
2. Made in China by FriedaMaria through Emmas Designblogg
3. Sargadelos Ceramics by Sargadelos
4. Yes, No, Maybe through Piccsy

Convent becomes home

11.5.11




German designer Katrin Arens made a home out of this old convent. It is a cozy yet minimalistic home. The use of raw materials, concrete, mixed objects and original style elements makes it a wonderful place to live in. Don't you agree?

Images by Marie Claire Maison (through My Blackbook)

Chic cham

10.5.11




Above images are from the new interior decoration brand Chic cham.

Chic cham combines the spirit of India with design, as well tradition with modernity. It is a brand of interior decoration that edits beautiful and poetic products for everyday life, which focus on natural materials.

The Chic cham collections offer decorative cushions, curtains, custom-made rugs, towels, blankets and bed covers. The products are made exclusively in India and are divided into five collections with more collections to come.

Take a look at Chic cham for all the beautiful products they offer.

Nanna Lagerman

9.5.11


100% love for these images, styled by Nanna Lagerman for Elle Interior Sweden. Love the pure and white look, the taped carpet and mix of furniture.

Images by Philip Karlberg (through Trendland)

Arrived...

Last week I received an e-mail from Anya who has won the birdcage from my April & May give-away.

The birdcage arrived at her home in Denmark and after trying several locations in and around the home it now has a beautiful place inside on the dining table.

Thank you Anya for sending me these pictures.

April & May hearts

7.5.11



This made me smile...

1. Tio chairs by Massproductions
2. Bloesem Kids wear Neon by Bloesem
3. Flowers through VTwonen