15.11.17

project henriksdalsberget






One of my favorite early Wednesday morning activities is 
visiting the Swedish brokerage sites.

This moring I have admired the amazing sample images at one of 
the latest projects (at the top of Frederiksdalsberget Stockholm) by Fantastic Frank ,
where 9 effective appartments are created in an exisiting 1970's building. 

Just love the serene atmosphere, the styling and the used accessories
 at the different apartments as you can it in my compilation above...
beautiful and simple as I love it so much!


13.11.17

B&O play x Cecile Mantz x Kvadrat





“Beoplay M3 is all about character; one that can easily adapt to any interior style. 
We have worked hard to get the very best of the premium materials used and the result is a sleek, hyper simple speaker with a precise shape. Tight, compact and powerful, Beoplay M3 blends in perfectly with your interior” 
– Cecilie Manz

I'm a huge fan of the beautiful designs of the B&O play speakers... 
last summer we became the owners of A1 Bluetooth speaker (see here) and 
since then the whole family enjoyed the huge and amazing sound of the speaker!

A few days ago B&O has launched their most compact member of the
 wireless home speaker series, The Beoplay M3 which is designed by Cecile Mantz 
 (just like the A1) and I just love its amazing design which looks particularly good in 
their amazing pressphotos styled in beautiful soft tones and mixed with
 eyecathing accessories! 

"The Beoplay M3 speaker was desigined to fit in any home environment, especially by choosing the right materials for its front panel – either in B&O PLAY’s signature aluminium, or with a woollen weave by Danish design textile company, Kvadrat"


12.11.17

Sundays...



 
 Rainy Sundayafternoons are for cosy moments at home...
Love the rare moments that we have no obligations and finally have the time
to enjoy simple things as couchhanging with some fav magazines, 
the soft light of burning candles and the new added soft tones in my
 favorite corner to create an extra warm atmosphere...

Hope you all had a wonderful Sunday... Happy new week !
                                                                                                                                                
pink candleholder insert: Designletters | candle:Perspective studio | bits and bobs: HAY|
Roost Chair: Be pure home via Basic Label | sidetable: domo design | Aura mirror: Bjorn van den Berg

                                                                                                                                       instasnapshots elvs

6.11.17

Design Hotel Danmark - Copenhagen







I've already posted some inspirationposts from my last visit at Copenhagen and 
this weekend, when I scrolled through to my photos,  I realized that I 
haven't shared any snapshots of the amazing hotel where I stayed before
 attending the inspiring Munk collective pressevent at Copenhagen!

In a short time the renewed, refurbished  and very stylish boutique hotel, 
hotel Danmark (from the Brochner group) has made it to the very prestigious shortlist
 - best Urban Hotels 2017 by wallpaper magazine . I can only say that I totally agree!
I just loved the perfect mix between the luxurious and warm and cozy feel at this 
beautiful spot located in the middle of Copenhagen.

Due to my short stay I wasn't able to explore the whole hotel and its facilities
but my room (light and spacious) was just perfect and included a very comfortable bed, 
leather headboards, big windowsills, beautiful brass and marble details and  of course, 
stunning Danish design furniture!  

Unfortunately after the healthy (organic) breakfast buffet I had to hurry and leave but
 not before I had seen the amazing 360-degree city view at the rooftop terrace, 
It's so great to admire the whole city and beyond surrounded by 
beautiful wooden lounge furniture and green plants. 



    special thanks to Munk Collective and Hotel Danmark

3.11.17

ONE pic #insta|inspo



beautiful earthy brown, blue sky, dark sea and calm forest green tones....
just love her interpretation of the comfortable color scheme inspired by nature

This stunning photo seen at the IG feed of Pella Hedeby and published in
 the latest issue of ELLE decoration,  makes me seriously think about leaving my 
comfort zone and paint all my white walls earthy brown...  So pretty!

Happy Friday everyone!

 styling Pella Hedeby photo Ragnar Ă“marsson

1.11.17

creating with shapes - COS x Usha Doshi









Our material world is built from squares and rectangles, 
circles, ovals, triangles and diamonds. 
Basic geometric shapes form the basis for how we design 
the things that surround us and Usha Doshi’s 

Just admired some images of the inspiring book - Creating with Shapes -  
 (the first title published by COS) and the launch of the limited COS shapes
methods and techniques devised by Royal College of  Art teacher and 
long-time COS collaborator Usha Doshi.

The book and the collection will be available online and 
in selected stores worldwide very soon and definitely on my
 just started little wishlist for Christmas ;-) 


30.10.17

tray love - Muuto platform tray



























Besides our living room I think the most changed room of our house is the bedroom...
Mostly I'm inspired by some new beautiful accessories and it's so great because by
 changing only a few details you can  make a room look so different!

little changes like the color of the bedlinen, adding different shades of grey 
(or any other color) ,  displaced accesorries from the livingroom (like the take
 time clock by Pepe Heykoop), the beautiful new by Molle soft cushion made of
 natural linen and a stunning new tray...

that caught my eye immediately, when I visited the fonQ.nl online store,  was the 
platform tray.  In my opion a tray is a perfect accessory that can be used for many
 purposes and  in different spaces... Just perfect for a person who loves changes ;-) 

The Muuto platform tray is the first project launched by Muuto by designers 
who are not Scandinavian. The London studio of designers Sam Hecht and Kim Colin 
wanted to design an object that gave more from less; a product with duality
 that incorporates the idea of Scandinavian design by involving functionality
 on different levels combined with Japanese craft. 

The tray consists of a plastic container with four stubby feet and an oak veneer insert. 
The feet not only allow the container to be picked up and moved easily, 
but also act as a stacking method when one is put inside another.

Like I said above for me a tray is a perfect accessory to create beautiful corners and 
stillifes in your home. When you follow me on instagram you already might
 have seen some different styling ideas that I've shared... 
This coming few weeks I will show you more ideas by using the tray
in different ways and in different spaces would love to meet you there!


This post is made in collaboration with with FonQ.nl 
      opinion/styling/photos/text by elvs

19.10.17

Close Contact - kinfolk gallery





"The images highlight the contrasts and connections between geometric and anthropomorphic shapes, the latter referring to the Greek words anthropos and morphe meaning human form. Elements fundamental to our design process. The beautiful look and feel of leather is universal. In my mind, it stems from a connectivity with our own skin and a deeper, innate desire to connect with nature.”

Since its opening in 2016 this place is on my must visit list ...
The Kinfolk Gallery is a collaborative, multifunctional space in the heart of 
Copenhagen where kinfolk friends and partners come together 
to share ideas and showcase their work 

Last week I finally had the chance to visit the gallery and I was very lucky to be able
 to admire Close Contact - the just opened photography exhibition presented 
by Kinfolk and Sorensen Leather with original artworks by co-founder and 

Really enjoyed this intimate exploration of the sphere versus our own form,
the amazing artworks and the beautiful minimalist space... 
if you got the chance to visit; Close Contact can be seen at Amagertorv 14,
Monday to Friday from 10:00-16:00 until October 31st.

                                                                                                                        (phone) pics elvs

16.10.17

the LOFT hotel













high ceilings - magic light - in the middle of Arnhem -
old dance academy - you can buy everything that you see in the rooms 


As I said in my previous post my inspiration week began in 
Arnhem last weekend where I was invited for a try out of the brand new
 boutique hotel LOFT and it was stunning!

In the middle of Arnhem (an old city at the eastside of the Netherlands), 
located in an old dance academy, the renowned interior and lifestyle store loft has
 opened 2 spacious creative apartments (85 m2 and 150 m2)  decorated with furniture and 
accessories all available and for sale in the stores and it looks really amazing! 

Just loved the mix of the industrial elements of the building combined with the 
soft minimalist, natural and monochrome details... pure eyecandy and definitely 
worth a visit when you have plans to explore and discover this city where you can 
find a great variety of shops, restaurants, art, museums, culture and beautiful nature!

You can see and read all about the 2 different loft apartments here

                                                                                   thank you so much LOFT for the invitation it was great and such fun!                                                                                                                                                      photos: elvera van schaik - elv's