a perfect christmas

beautiful simplicity in green, black, white and natural tones
christmas decoration as I like it so much... 

just admired the beautiful home of Norwegian stylist
Per Olav Solvberg and his family and 
I just loved the festive styling, stilllifes and creative ideas as we can see
them at the site of Residence magazine

see more of this amazing home here and be inspired! 

                                                                                                              photos Kristofer Johnson


ELLE decoration live

 yesterday I visited the "ELLE decoration live" event at the
 amazing location the neo Gothic Posthoornchurch in Amsterdam and it was great!
I really enjoyed the cosy atmosphere and the diversity of the program.

this small scale design evenent  is filled with interesting speakers
 in the field of  design, trends, styling and materials. But there are also some great 
workshops and master classes to be followed and a few representatives 
and artisans from (etsy) shops where you can admire the most 
beautiful vintage ceramics but also the handmade plaster works 
of the stunning second skin collection of July Adrichem.
In addition to this program the team of ELLE decoration interior has created 
some inspiring design exhibition corners... 

If you are in the neighbourhood,  ELLE decoration live will be open until 17.00 today 
 you can find the program here

1- lamps fatboy 2-prouvé raw office edition for vitra 3- second skin by July Adrichem 4-vintage whites by witporselein.nl  5-lamps by Flos  6-posthoornchurh stage 7-etsy.com 8- piet hein eek wallpaper,  mirrors lucas and lucas,  seat dfs, lamp kranen/gille


the sensual scent of Iceland

"inspired by a natural pool in the Icelandic highlands... "

Love her love for photograpy,  
visual illustrations and her feel to create 
the most distinctive fragrances based on her art works

a little while ago I was kindly invited by
 Icelandic visual artist & perfumer Andrea Maack to have a look at her 
beautiful and breathtaking instagram gallery and in addition to that beauty
I received a previewsample of her new fragance DUAL.

Dual is designed for the modern fragrance customers and will be one of 
the first launches of the new unisex fragrance collection by Andrea Maack 
 From the very first moment that I've smelled 
 this unique and fresh fragance,  this sensual scent of Iceland 
has definitely been noticed on my wishlist! 

DUAL will be launched before the holiday season 

                                                                                 photos 1,2,4 via Andre Maack photo3,5 elvs


graphic and geometric

 this gorgeous monochrome apartment,  
where we can admire stylish graphic patterns and geometric shapes ,
(love the wallpaper from the Claesson Koivisto Rune collection)
really made me smile today!

love the styling by Linnea Salmen... 
love the atmosphere...   just love it all!!!
see more at fantastic frank here

                                                                                                                                  found via Residence.se with thanks!


fonQblogevent #weekendsnapshots

a showroom filled with eyecandy and design wannahaves, 
a great presentation by designer Gerard van den Berg of labelvandenberg
an inspiring workshop (with great tips) by Femke of Fest Amsterdam
and a very informative workshop by the (photography-) team of Zuiver.

Really had a fantastic time this weekend at the FonQblogevent.
This event, where I met about 30 fellow interiorbloggers, 
 was organised for the secondtime by the team of dutch contemporary 
online store fonQ.nl  and it was such fun to be a part of it...
Thanks Tessa and Marcella for this amazing and most of all very inspiring day!

ps. you can find some reviews that I wrote about some 
of their designproducts here and here 

at dutch online store FONQ.nl you can find more than 40.000  colorful and special products 
that make life just a little more fun with unique gift and design products and a wide range
 in terms of living, cooking and garden.


giveaway - sterrenhoudt

A little while ago I "met" Judith of Dutch webshop Sterrenhoudt 
at the always inspiring instagram world where I was attracted by her beautiful feed
which is inspired by the home &living,  kitchen &cooking
and paper &cards products of her shop

 today - and the coming 3 weeks -  Sterrenhoudt is offering this amazing giveaway:

What can you win?

* a beautiful christmas giftbox or
* the article of your choice from the sterrenhoudt shop! 

you can make a chance to win this giveaway the coming 3 weeks!
every week on friday we will anounce one lucky winner

This is how to join in:

 * let us know which product you would like to win at sterrenhoudt (here)
and leave a message in the review section of the choosen article
where you tell us why you would like to win that article
it's allowed to choose more than one item - we understand that choosing can be so difficult :) 

* leave a message below 

Do you all know Sterrenhoudt
Judith  is the owner of dutch online-shop Sterrenhoudt where you can find beautiful 
scandinavian interior-kitchen and lifestyle accessories by well known brands as House Doctor, 
Nicolas Vahe, tama towels, Arrogant,  Martin Moore, Sterrenhoudt and many more. 
Judith is constantly looking for new trends and items and opt for high quality and unique
 products that are truly valuable and that you will cherish! She thinks it's important to let you 
look forward to receive the article that you have chosen and unpacking must be 
a real party and feel like a gift! 

good luck! 
the winners will be announced at this blogpost on friday

the winner of week 1 is :  -  Hessel van der Werf  -
Congratulations Hessel! you are the first lucky winner of this festive giveaway :)
 please let us know your adress at elvsblog@gmail.com


dark poetry


"Devoted to the allure of sumptuous lace and bold accessorising, 
the poetic elegance of a modern gentlewoman is revealed."

I think I might have found the perfect outfit... 
really fell for the beautiful and delicate
 "dark poetry"  festive collection from & Other Stories

find all about this collection here