A sun-soaked home in NetherlandsMonday, January 07, 2008
"These are my favourite colours! The terracotta mixes beautifully with the deep Tuscan yellow. The wall is painted first in yellow and I later sponged it with terracotta pigment mixed with a little water. This works beautifully on structured walls. "S
"I am very fond of all kinds of strange stones, wood and leaves.This one is from a banana tree and I put a little light in it. " S
"The wooden boxes on the wall are furnished with fabric on the backside and I always burn candles in them. Little pictures of light.When I am in the mood for something else I just change the colours of the fabric and the candles. A new pillow on the bench and it all looks completely different!
"I like combining different patterns. This bedspread is made in India and hand printed. The pillows and the fabric hanging behind them are also made in India and show so much eye for the detail!"
"I like to buy my furniture second hand and very cheap on flea markets and the internet. The money I save with that I spend on beautiful accessories bought in Fair Trade shops."
I find ethnic craftsmanship very beautiful and in my house you can find sculptures and pottery from all over the world."-S
"My tiny red library. The floor is the same as down stairs but looks completely different because I did not oil it but used a white wash. "
" Wine and olives are always available in my kitchen.The kitchen is very small, so I use my kitchen storage as an accessory"
"The bathroom has strange old green tiles. But because I rent my house I am not allowed to change them. So I painted the bathroom terracotta and added some green Mexican masks. Now I feel at home in the green."
"This mask is a house guardian from Indonesia and watches my back door.The old picture frame is stretched with casement cloth (Ikea) and disguises my washing machine. Guess what's in the two baskets :) ""This is a picture of my garden bench, taken last summer."-Sas
I couldn't agree more. And this talented lady now has a blog. Do check it out for more pictures and more ideas on how she creates her warm brand of beauty.