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All Pallone Am I

All Pallone Am I

It’s a bit of a cliché, I know. But it’s true nonetheless. Things come and things go. Sometimes they never return. But then other times they slowly find their way back into our hearts. The Pallone by Dutch furniture manufacturer Leolux is one of those chairs that had undeservedly dropped off my radar– until last month, that is. You see, ... Read More »

Flinders! Flinders! Flinders!

Flinders! Flinders! Flinders!

Whenever I start on a new design project here at home (i.e. every month) and need quick but complete overview of what’s on the market, I go to Flinders.nl.  This amazing webshop has over 15,000 A-brand design items, a lighting-fast customer service department and last but certainly not least – they asked me to pick one product and try it at ... Read More »

Interior decorating cliches – here’s how I avoid them (like the plague)

Interior decorating cliches – here’s how I avoid them (like the plague)

“The strongest card for the stylist is art. ‘Art is unique and looks beautiful against a brightly colored wall. Choose rental art. Just try it'”. With these final words I concluded my recent interview for the interior design section of the most important regional Dutch newspapers. And I firmly stand behind what I said. Renting art is the ultimate way ... Read More »

Monique des Bouvrie will throw her own party, thank you very much

Monique des Bouvrie will throw her own party, thank you very much

The sun carefully peeks through the clouds when I get off the bus in the Dutch town of Naarden on a chilly November morning. I briskly cross the street, enter Het Arsenaal  and report myself to the receptionist. “I’m here to interview Monique des Bouvrie. And then Jan.” I know I shouldn’t be, but I’m actually kind of nervous. Let ... Read More »

Dockfour Stylepads – I did it myyyy waaaayyyy!

Dockfour Stylepads – I did it myyyy waaaayyyy!

Empty walls. Don’t you just hate them? I know I do. Most of the time, I use rental art to give a wall a little more pizzazz. If you’re looking for something a little more functional though, you might consider these new customizable Dockfour Stylepads. I first saw them a couple of weeks ago during a presentation at one of ... Read More »

Funky Chic Little Greene Thai Sapphire Juniper Ash Makeover

Funky Chic Little Greene Thai Sapphire Juniper Ash Makeover

Oh dear! That’s about the first thing I thought when I entered the apartment my niece Nathalie and her partner Carlo had just moved into. Sure, it’s cute. And it’s right above Rotterdam’s legendary Prinses Theater. But boy, did they have their work cut out for them! Fast forward six months. With a lot of hard work – and a ... Read More »

FRUSTRATED ;-) at the Gevonden op Marktplaats Wintersalon

FRUSTRATED ;-) at the Gevonden op Marktplaats Wintersalon

Time to share a little bit more about myself than I do normally. For many, many reasons I’ve been practicing this year with frustrating myself. That may sound weird, but it has brought me a lot. Or rather, it has brought me nothing. Which is a good thing. Let me explain. I used to be a bit of an impulse ... Read More »

My ‘Little Greene’ interior design secret

My ‘Little Greene’ interior design secret

It’s not how big it is, it’s how you use it. That goes for many things in life – but especially for paint color charts. Or ‘colours’ I should write in today’s blogpost, because for this blogpost I’m going British. Now, when it comes to paint I can safely say I’ve worked with all the bigger and smaller brands on ... Read More »

What *this* man did with his plants for men

What *this* man did with his plants for men

Raise your hand if you’re a plant-loving metrosexual! Late last week I wrote about Vitamine Plant for Men, a great campaign by Bloemenbureau Holland to promote plants…well, for men! I’ve been getting used to having plants at home again this year – you might remember that ivy I got last spring (barely six months have passed by and my living room already ... Read More »

It’s official! Plants for men are a thing now

It’s official! Plants for men are a thing now

What is it with plants that they are making such a comeback in our interiors this year? I wrote about the wonders the ivy plant did for my living room a while ago. And I’m sure you remember the ficus ginseng I gave to my friend Oliver for the official opening of his Olismoke AirBnB. Plants are where it’s at ... Read More »

Michelin stars at Timothy Oulton instore dinner party

Michelin stars at Timothy Oulton instore dinner party

Dinner tonight will be served by Erik van Loo from Parkheuvel in Rotterdam,” my host for the night says – and I nearly fall off my chair. A chef from a restaurant with two Michelin stars who will be cooking for me at at the Timothy Oulton flagship store in Amsterdam – I don’t know about you, but I’ve certainly ... Read More »

Parade Touch and Histor present: The Mother of all Makeovers

Parade Touch and Histor present: The Mother of all Makeovers

Sometimes you just have to clear out your entire living room and only put back the things you really like. That’s what living interior design legend Jan des Bouvrie said a while ago during his speech at the opening ceremony of Salon Residence. I was standing in the audience and thought to myself, true that! You see, with the help ... Read More »

Goosebumps guaranteed at Salon Residence

Goosebumps guaranteed at Salon Residence

Goosebumps. That is what editor in chief Miluska van ’t Lam wanted to feel at an interior design fair. Or not, strike that. A boutique design event decorated by twenty of the best Dutch interior designers – that is what Salon Residence should be. A three-dimensional version of her magazine. And that is exactly how things turned out. You can ... Read More »

Summer Night City – Win a Tivoli Music System Three+!

Summer Night City – Win a Tivoli Music System Three+!

Sa-WEET! I unbox my new Tivoli Music System Three+, put it on the table and think to myself: this baby will be going places! No way?! Yes way!! You can win a Tivoli Music System Three+! Find out all the details at the end of this blogpost. To get you in the mood, I’ve created a special INTERIORATOR X TIVOLI AUDIO ... Read More »

Faz Favor! More of the 21pr Concept Store!

Faz Favor! More of the 21pr Concept Store!

Oh Lisbon! I’ve been back in the Netherlands for three weeks now and I miss you already. Your beautiful museums, your rickety old buildings and of course the great shops around Praça do Príncipe Real. I’ve already blogged about you in Dutch for Trademart.nl and now it’s time post some pictures of what turned out to be my favorite shop – ... Read More »

1985: DFS ≠ cool. 2015: DFS = cool.

1985: DFS ≠ cool. 2015: DFS = cool.

Picture it. Rotterdam, 1985. A teenage boy named Patrick Kooiman wakes up at 9AM, turns on his tiny Sony Trititron TV set and hopes the the weather is good enough so that he can watch ITV without too much static. He’s in luck, the sky is clear, reception is perfect and Patrick sits down to watch a whole weekday morning ... Read More »

A Ficus Ginseng for Olismoke!

A Ficus Ginseng for Olismoke!

Olismoke! That is the name of the Rotterdam home and AirBnB of my friends Olivier and Gemma. It’s a pretty special name for a pretty special place – but more about that later. I met this couple years ago during a party at De Schouw, the legendary bar on Witte de Withstraat. We spontaneously friended each other on Facebook and ... Read More »

De ambitieuze klimmer / The ambitious climber

De ambitieuze klimmer / The ambitious climber

Hij komt uit Europa, heeft zilveren accenten en kan goed voor zichzelf zorgen. Hij houdt van groeien, werkt het beste bij bescheiden temperaturen en doet het prima in het donker. Het zou een beschrijving van mezelf kunnen zijn, maar dat is het niet. Ik heb het namelijk over een andere ambitieuze klimmer – de klimop. Wil jij een klimop winnen? ... Read More »

Ik een nieuwe Quooker, jij een nieuwe Quooker!

Ik een nieuwe Quooker, jij een nieuwe Quooker!

JA, WAT DACHT JIJ DAN! Het was de eerste zin die in me opkwam toen Quooker mij onlangs vroeg de nieuwe Fusion te proberen. De zin die direct erna bij me opkwam kan ik me trouwens ook nog levendig herinneren: HELP! Want oh, oh, oh wat vervloekte ik designliefhebber die gedateerde taupekleurige achterwand van mijn open keuken. Mijn eigen klaagmuur, ... Read More »

I get so ‘emocional’ every time I look at Alberto Lazaro

I get so ‘emocional’ every time I look at Alberto Lazaro

Being a blogger can be a bit of a struggle sometimes. I started out with Interiorator.com a little over three years ago and have been developing my taste in interior design and (equally important) my voice as a writer along the way. Needless to say, I’ve made my fair share of mistakes and to be honest with you, revisiting some ... Read More »

Let’s Enjoy Good Taste with this Iittala giftbox

Let’s Enjoy Good Taste with this Iittala giftbox

I thought finding the perfect gift for design lovers can be pretty challenging – until I realized this new Iittala giftbox is just the solution. You’re probably like me when it comes to buying gifts for friends and family. You genuinely try to find something special, you fail and you end up with one of those bland gift certificates or ... Read More »

Work Art | Play Art – I OBJECT!

Work Art | Play Art – I OBJECT!

So you think it’s impossible to follow all those trends you see in interior design magazines? I object! In this new installment of Work Art | Play Art I’ll show you how easy it is to use statues and other art objects from Kunstuitleen Rotterdam if you want to get your living room ‘on trend’ for 2015. Dus jij denkt dat ... Read More »

Work Art | Play Art – Office Art works

Work Art | Play Art – Office Art works

Office artworks – it’s something we’re not very good at in the Netherlands. A few colleagues bring their yellowed leftovers from home and hang them randomly throughout the office. A Toulouse Lautrec poster that curls up under the glass of its aluminium frame – or that hackneyed photo of those construction workers eating their lunch on a beam high above ... Read More »

BAM! Eigen Huis & Interieur at Woonbeurs 2014

BAM! Eigen Huis & Interieur at Woonbeurs 2014

Editor Mary Hessing of Dutch interior design magazine Eigen Huis & Interieur must be one ‘proud Mary’ this week because…well, need I say more? Just take a look at the pictures I took earlier this afternoon at the Eigen Huis & Interieur exhibition stand at this year’s Woonbeurs in Amsterdam and you’ll know exactly what I mean. I’m having the ... Read More »

I’m blogging LIVE from Woonbeurs Amsterdam

I’m blogging LIVE from Woonbeurs Amsterdam

What a weird and exciting day! I’m blogging live from the Woonbeurs interior design fair in Amsterdam at the moment. Which means I’ll be running back and forth from whatever part of the fair I’m blogging about and then to the huge bloggers’ table right in the middle of Design City. Anyway, I was more than curious about the entrance ... Read More »

Work Art | Play Art – Art on a budget

Work Art | Play Art – Art on a budget

Your very own art collection for only twenty euro’s a month – it’s possible! After all, why buy art when you can rent it? At Kunstuitleen Rotterdam all you have to do is a make an online reservation of the works you like, pick them up and Bob’s your uncle! Easy? Absolutely! But how do you make your choice? In ... Read More »

Jo Malone candles – I smell you!

Jo Malone candles – I smell you!

If I said it once, I’ll say it again – the finishing touch of every home is a nice scented candle! I got one of those beautiful Jo Malone candles this summer and today is the day I’m finally going to light it. Needless to say, this blogger had to take a picture  first – what do you think about the ... Read More »

More Wanderlust, aka one of the hottest interior design trends of 2014

More Wanderlust, aka one of the hottest interior design trends of 2014

Time to keep my word! A while ago, I promised you I would get the full list of items that made up the amazing Wanderlust trend space by the Dutch Perscentrum Wonen at Elle Festival. Well, ladies and gentlemen…I got it! I’m going through the list with THE most important 2014 interior design trends as I’m writing this blogpost and let me tell you ... Read More »

I am SO going to next year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House

I am SO going to next year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House

It’s new York at its New Yorkiest – The Kips Bay Decorator Show House. Never heard of it until this weekend. And now I want to go there. Badly. But alas, I’ll have to wait until May next year for the next edition. You see, every year the best interior designers of New York transform an apartment into this super elegant ... Read More »

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