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Decorating my living room

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I really felt like cleaning out some shelves and re-organise some things in our dining area. Perhaps the loss of my dad and all the sadness around it made me want to start fresh again ... you recognise this feeling? Some people go out sporting or shopping I like to stay in my own home and find comfort in the things I cherish ... so last Sunday while my boys were playing outside I gave myself some 'me' time .. while listening to some music I enjoyed moving my things around. 

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Usually I forget taking pictures but this time I thought let's share it with you my dear readers, you have been so supportive of me lately ... so I hope you like my small decoration ideas. 

I always keep things simple in my home, group things together and try to give proper attention to even the smallest object.                            [CONTINUE READING]

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Tin, copper and bras are my new favorites and luckily for me my mom had quite a collection and she was more than willing to pass them on to me. I like how the tinny things are grouped together in a more modern setting. It is probably the color that I like so much. And mixing old and new is I believe always a good idea. 

I will mention some of the obeject you see in the pictures. The red bar stool is by Heidi Sebastian for established&sons. Rik and I bought it for our apartment in Singapore but with new tenants living their now we thought better to use it ourselves. I absolutely love the stool and just to let you know it sits very comfortably. 

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The shelves are by string from Sweden, but I guess you knew that already :) ... a little vintage vase by Tapio Wirkkalla, square robot prints by Vorstin, Italian cotton threads by Carta inc., a ceramic pencil box by Dick van Hoff, blue ceramic pot by inkypots and the rest are thrift store finds.

Art on the wall is by Dutch photographer Anna Tiedink. Some trays by fog linen on the marble table, facemaker by miller&goodman the luxe edition and of course a little picture off my dad.   

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And the whole family likes how are our aereaware Cubot friend waves at us during diner ... 

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All images by me, Irene. If you have any questions for me about decorating your home ... please do leave a comment, I love to hear from you! ~ irene xoxo
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my collections

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I was experimenting with my camera (nikon D7000) last week ... i am the person who loves and cherishes small things that were either given to me or bought my self ... every little item has special value to me ...

image above: my new threads from Angela Liguori ... I have so many ribbons from her already and couldn't resist buying some spools of this gorgeous wrapped cotton thread too , the spoon I bought in china town and the felt brooch was a present from Arounna from Bookhou a long time ago ... she should be selling these too don't you think?

image below: new ribbon from fog linen work, the brooch again :) , paper stars given to me by Jurianne Matter the first time we met, a little candle holder that i bought in a thrift shop and the copper key is from an old clock my parents had at home and a glimpse of one of my new fog linen trays

Hope you like my little gems too ... 

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All images by me, Irene. 
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fog linen trays and calendars 2013

Bybjor{necklace above was a present from Bjørke, a ducth friend of Jurianne, who has her own collection by the name of By Bjor}

At the NYIGF I had the pleasure of meeting the two ladies from fog linen work. I am a big fan of this Japanese label. Their collection linens and small home accesoiries are just perfect! 

What I didn't know was that often at tradeshows companies sell their items so they don't have to ship them back again home ... the sale started at 12 and I believe at 13 everything in the fog linen booth was sold out,  very lucky I was indeed to get my hands on a couple of trays, some linen tape and the new linen wall calendar by Lota for fog linen work...      [MORE IMAGES]


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..By Bjor necklace

All images by me. 

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Happy Weekend and follow me on instagram

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I feel it has been a good week at Bloesem and BKids. Many beautiful pictures ... hope you enjoyed them as much as I did. I have also managed to finish a lot of work behind the scenes... but still working on my NY visit report though ... it always takes much longer to prepare these things than initially planned for, and I want to make sure I am not omitting any of  the good stuff from NY in the report…so something to look forward to next week…

But I have taken some snapshots from items I brought home from NY via my new addiction instragram. Such a wonderful tool to quickly show you what I have been up to...

From top to bottom, left to right: beautiful tray from studio Piano Nobili, 2013 linen calendar from Lotta Jansdotter for fog linen work, a Donna Wilson plate, MillerGoodman facemaker, paper flowers from Jurianne Matter, tray from fog linen work, fabric by Karen Barbe, beautiful thread from carta inc. and the city calendar from rifle paper & co... 

Next week, more and better pics from these items in my home.

Have a great weekend for those of you in Asia and further South…Down-Under…and hang in there for all of you in the EU and US…as the weekend is almost upon you too…I am sure it is well-deserved…

Hope to see you back on Monday and don't forget to enter the giveaway from Ink+Wit or this giveaway on BloesemKids: 2 posters from Paola Zakimi to win! 

And do follow me on instagram! ~irene xoxo

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instagramming with Bloesem

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It was the lovely Peta from LoveMae, (met her in person last week at the NYIGF) who convinced me I should start instagramming ... first I thougt nnneah ... but her enthousiastic words made me sign up andsuddenly it starts to grow on me and I am even enjoying it very much!

What I like best about using instagram is the fact that it gives me the oppurtunity to share things I like in my own home instantly with you... just a small snapshot is all it takes to give you an impression of my personal stuff, things I am doing during the day and more. 

It is also a bit magical because you mostly see details ... you have to use your imagination to figure out the whole picture :) 

A couple of ways how to follow me if you wish ...

go to the instagram app on your phone and find me at: Bloesem Blogs

Or visit Bloesem Blogs at the Followgram website

or use the rss feed ....

Thanks for the Follow and I hope you will enjoy my pics! ~irene xoxo


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Muuto bulbs in our home

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Perhaps you have read somewhere that during the last couple of weeks my family and I were staying in our Amsterdam apartment to do some re-decoration and prepare the place for new tenants. Perhaps not difficult to understand that I had a lot of fun doing this :) for the bedroom I needed some new lights and I choose three E27 bulb lamps by Muuto ... I like the simple look, believe 'bulbs' are trending and most importantly I like how the cords bring a lillte extra to the white wall in the back. The quilt was a nice bargain over at Zara home sale in Amsterdam. Beautiful colors and it matches perfectly with the green off the wood and our build-in cabinets. 

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All images are by me, Irene Hoofs .... and my little model had a lot of fun jumping around :)

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..available at Huset

 

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