Dutch magazine 'Libelle' is not a magazine about interior and design, but a weekly magazine for women, I remember my mom always reading it and think she still does...but a couple of years ago I saw a big pile of vintage Libelles in a shop in Amsterdam and just liked the images of the old days very much, I used it as inspiration for my graphic design work whilst living in Amsterdam. During our last trip to the Netherlands I finally brought the pile with me to KL and thought I just have to share some of the great interior images they showed once i a while...
Such great entrance, since I love the color grey more and more these days, this is going to be the perfect example for me how to combine it with white shelves. The idea to wrap the shelves over the front door and use the space above the door as well seems such a smart idea to do!
Does anybody know who the designer f this orange stool is or have any tips on same looking chairs...because I Love it!
This is such a plain and simple kitchen, but the red paint on the wall in the back makes all the difference. Do they still make cutting boards like these in the new designed kitchens? Did you see the little oven-mittens on the counter-top...how nicely styled...
Teatowels from the past with such beautiful strong colors, I love these colors especially in the summer (well KL is always summer, but you know what I mean) and outdoors. I always buy the basis colors for our kitchen, the greys, browns and white, maybe towels like these will brighten it up.
A tablecloth like this for Christmas would be so much fun, especially when you have children, the love the bold and the strong colored families.
What I noticed in the image of this American kitchen is the cork moadboard or note board on the wall between the shelves in the back, that is such a smart idea! I don't know about you but the flooring is awful I think...
Just a very lovely set up for a small dining-area. I always wanted to have a cabinet like that to show my very small collection of ceramic pieces too.
I love this, I wish somebody could come to our house and made a couple of them for us, it would be perfect for my books, magazines and other little showpieces.
Isn't it fun to see that during the sixties almost everybody used wallpaper in their homes just like the last 5 years or so...flowers are a bit much for me, but I do like the orange pattern and my mom still has the orange teapot, i believe it's made from enamel and my husband and I bought the table lamp version of the AJ Floor lamp by Louis Poulsen (available at 2modern) a couple of months ago and we are very happy with it.
red would be to daring for me, what do you think?
this was the only image i could find of bedroom, not my style, but i do like how they create these corner tables with just some shelves on the wall.
i'm sorry the image is not very clear, this was this magazine was in a bad shape, but I like every ting about this children's bedroom, the colors, the wired chairs and the small rug is awesome, which somebody still made beautiful rugs like these.
The title of this article says something like, dare to use colors, and that's what they did for this geust-room, it reminds me of bedroom we once were during a vacation in the Netherlands. The bed is used as a daybed as well. I do the same with our guest-beds, otherwise they take up so much space and now my little boy uses it to read his books or pillow fight, even better...
a very very basic bedroom for a boy, to me it looks unfinished, but the aqua-green color on the wall i do like.
and there were so many gorgeous images with fashion, but Bloesem is not a blog about fashion, i leave to some other great blogs, but i just had to show you this last one....hope you enjoyed a little bit of the old days...and thanks to Libelle of course!