Easy rule to match Sofa & Cushions

If you are thinking about going for a colourful sofa but then you panic when trying to find the perfect palette of colours to combine it, calm down and keep reading. I’m going to show you an easy mode of combining colours in a smart way by using a colour wheel of 12 colours produced in…

Stairs: before & after

I would like to share the before and after of some parts of the house. Even if you don’t do big construction work, small changes can make a big difference. You will see. The first step we took to transform the house in our home was a simple one: painting. There were some walls, the…

Buy a Moroccan like rug – Beni Ourain rug

When you are decorating your living room and try to find inspiration in Pinterest, what you will find all around is these white rugs with geometric lines in dark grey or black. Credits: Photo 1/ Photo 2/ Photo 3/ Photo 4 They are Beni Ourain rugs, originally made by Beni Ourain tribes in Morocco’s Atlas…

Renovation of the bathroom

First thing that was clear when we decided to buy the house was that the bathroom needed an update. It is not a very big space and, specially for this reason, it is needed to rethink it and make it as functional and beautiful as possible. Because this is the first place you go when you wake up and the last you go before going to bed.

New storage system by IKEA (#elvarli)

The new ELVARLI system from IKEA comes just on time in my life. I have spent the last weeks looking for a nice (and affordable) system to create a small walk-in closet in the bedroom of my new house and ELVARLI seems to be a pretty good option. It has a beautiful design, and the…

The Perfect ‘Small’ Dining Table

I would love to have a huge wooden table in the house. A big table close to a window from where you get the maximum possible natural light. But unfortunately the space is limited and the table cannot be as big as I wish. I’m looking for a table about 180×80 cm dimension and I have…

Things I want in the new house (I)

Although the house we are going to move in is a 110 years old traditional Dutch house, this has been fully rebuilt in 2011. This makes it perfect to move in right away but before we would like to change some things to make it more in our taste. The house does not have a…