dinsdag 15 april 2014

DIY Easter

This Sunday I got into the Easter mood & bought myself some fresh white eggs. They're already beautiful in their purest form with their matt white shell. For this Easter DIY I used some random stuff I collected at home like masking tape, some rope, a doily and some spray paint. I was positively surprised by the result! 

I'll be traveling to Marrakech this Thursday so I will be spending my Easter weekend in this beautiful city with friends, I can't wait!! Of course I'll share with you my experiences later on. I wish you all a lovely Easter!

Pictures by Marij Hessel

donderdag 10 april 2014

A Happy Home

I've been having some busy but good weeks and haven't had the time to work on my blog at my new favorite desk! But I'll always come back to this place and I'm especially grateful for you guys taking the time to read my posts!

Today it's time for some Happy Home shots! A couple of weeks ago I made these pictures of our bedroom & this beautiful new blanket. The graphic blanket caught my eye a while ago at my parents place. I told my mother this blanket would have a much better life at our home and fortunately she agreed ;) As you can see our cat Def loves it as well...

Pictures by Marij Hessel

zondag 30 maart 2014

Easy DIY Storage Pots

This weekend I did this super easy DIY which took me no more than a couple of minutes! The storage pots from Rosti Mepal I bought here. They're really come in handy with storing dry food like pasta's & rice. They are nice and big and I love the simple and timeless design.  But I thought; why not add a playful touch to storing food? 

I used a white window marker (also used on chalkboards) to label the pots and draw some doodles on them. You can always change the content of the pots because you can remove the white marker just as easy and start all over again!

Click here for more Rosti Mepal products.

Pictures by Marij Hessel

maandag 24 maart 2014


I recently got in contact with Marjolein, the owner of VintageStore.nl since 2009. She introduced me to VintageStore and offered me the opportunity to pick out an item from her webshop. Who says not to that?! The collection of VintageStore consists of vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories, shoes and home accessories. Marjolein mostly gets her items from The US, France & England. I had my heart put on the vintage watering can, I love the shape of it! I used it as a vase for some fresh flowers in my hallway. It's perfect!

Gotten curious? You can visit the webshop here or follow VintageStore on Facebook here!

Thank you Marjolein for the beautiful watering can!

Pictures by Marij Hessel

zondag 23 maart 2014

Etsy Love

Today I'm sharing a couple of my new Etsy Favorites with you. Because Spring arrived I'm in the mood for some fresh and happy colours! If the sun didn't already brighten up your day, these items definitely will!

1. Decorative Matchboxes by BelloPop
2. Triangle Shelf by The 807
3. Ceramic Serving Bowl by Marinski Handmades
4. Wood Slice Art by Upper Tiny
5. Party Scoops by Sucre Shop
6. Geometric Ceramics by Submicrocosm
7. Handmade Necklace by Benu
8. Plant Marker by Maple Apple
9. Memo Board by Apple White

zondag 16 maart 2014

Thrift Shop

It's time for my favorite subject again! This Saturday, me and my sister visited two thrift shops in the Dutch village Katwijk, which were new to us. We had a fun day nosing around and spotting some nice items for our homes! Today I made some pictures of my new found treasures... I'm especially excited about the vintage clock from the eighties (I've been told by the owner of the thrift shop). The little glass vase I bought because of the shape, simple but pretty!

I actually was already "done" and just wandering around when I spotted the big record case. The original purpose of these cases is to store all your records but I think they are great for keeping all kinds of craft materials and inspiration. The little white vase on the last picture I found hidden under a layer of dust, lucky me! My sister had a great score as well so it was a good day!

Pictures by Marij Hessel

dinsdag 11 maart 2014

Today's Crush: The home of Hannah Wessman

I stumbled upon this fresh & colourful home via From The Right Bank & immediately fell in love with the style of the Swedish Hannah Wessman! Hannah is the host of the Swedish "Extreme Homemakeover" and it's obvious she know's what she's doing... I love the mix of modern design with vintage and the splashes of colour she uses in her home. I especially adore the peach wall. I'll keep it in my mind for my next colour burst! You can follow Hannah Wessman here!

Photography by Malin Cropper for Plaza Interiors

dinsdag 4 maart 2014

A Happy Home: New Workspace

I decided to change my workspace from the attic to our guest room. It's a lot smaller but much more cozy & warm! Our attic is perfect for working on Diy projects, crafting, painting and storing my collected ceramics, fabrics and much more. But lately I didn't feel like going up there as much as I used to. So why not replace my home office to another room as long as we have the space! Of course this gave me an excuse to restyle the room! Together with Evert I made a desk out of OSB boards & we used the same wood for the small wall cabinet. The Ikea Brakig wallpaper came in handy with this project, I love the subtle pattern! I'm very happy with the fresh look of my new workspace & I'm sure I'll enjoy working on my blog here...

Pictures by Marij Hessel

zondag 23 februari 2014

New Greens...

The first signs of spring are showing and I just can't wait for the sun to start shining again! It always gives me so much energy which I could really use right now... I do feel like changing some things in our home and this weekend I got myself some fresh new greens. The wooden crate I found at the thrift shop earlier (here). I filled it with some succulents & cacti, aren't they cute? The postcard is made by the lovely Liekeland, I just love her work!

The big succulent I just couldn't resist! The pot is spray painted with chalkboard paint and decorated with a white window marker. The new side table on the left is from Zuiver. The top is made with OSB board, I'm so happy with it! The little cup with the graphic blue print I found a while ago at Zara Home.

Pictures made by Marij Hessel

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