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VOLUME – Buy your signed copy in time for Christmas!

VOLUME – Buy your signed copy in time for Christmas!

What if your interior could speak, tell its own story? What would that story be? I bet you would want it to be rich, exciting, with unexpected twists and turns. Now look around your living room. If you’re not happy with what you see, well, congratulations! You are about to buy a book that is so right for you, it’s not even ... Read More »

What is it like to write a book – in two hours or less

What is it like to write a book – in two hours or less

‘Procrastination has always been my weakness,’ I confessed to my new friend Ron earlier tonight. ‘Oh, who cares? It’s charming!’ His reply was just what I needed. The time had come to sit down, overcome an insane bout of writer’s block and finally tell you what it’s like to publish a book – in two hours or less. And so, ... Read More »

Thanks to Maarten Spruyt, there is NOTHING NEW in Milan this year

Thanks to Maarten Spruyt, there is NOTHING NEW in Milan this year

There are two things that all the very best creatives I’ve met have in common – and take it from me, I met a lot of them the past few years. First, they are always down to earth. Tom Dixon, one of the world’s most famous designers, once told me that he was still skeptical he was a designer at ... Read More »

Small Space Decorating Ideas – I’m sharing them at Hox How To!

Small Space Decorating Ideas – I’m sharing them at Hox How To!

Do you live an a teeny tiny apartment? And are you looking for some easy to apply decorating tips that will make your place look like a million bucks? Then I have just the thing for you! On Sunday 4th February, I will be sharing some of my best small space decorating ideas during a panel talk called Make it Mini: ... Read More »

Exclusive: Interiorator VOLUME book preview at Salon Residence 2017

Exclusive: Interiorator VOLUME book preview at Salon Residence 2017

It’s all happening! I am *very* proud to annouce that my first book, called Interiorator VOLUME, will be published internationally in April of next year. And I am going to tell you all about it at Salon Residence 2017. Photo by Chidi Onwuka | chidi.org Interiorator VOLUME – from blog to book Over the years, I’ve done my best to create my ... Read More »

On Foscarini and fifteen minutes of fame

On Foscarini and fifteen minutes of fame

I guess my fifteen minutes of fame are starting right about now. Earlier this month, I was interviewed for an article in the biggest regional Dutch newspapers. And as I hastily write this blogpost on the train from Rotterdam to Utrecht, I’m proud to announce I’m nervous as fuck for a live radio interview on national radio this afternoon for ... Read More »

Blogging LIVE from the Dutch Design Week 2015 Press Tour!

Blogging LIVE from the Dutch Design Week 2015 Press Tour!

Sunday October 18, 2:30 PM – Blogging live seems to be a Herculean task when you’re being whizzed around Eindhoven at breakneck speed! We’ve been to Hallenweg, the Van Abbemuseum, London Calling (woohoo) and Piet Hein Eek so far. An overview of London Calling with Conversation Piece by Kiki van Eijk in the front. Sunday October 18, 8:55 AM – Rise and ... Read More »

En de Quooker Fusion ter waarde van 1395 euro gaat naar…

En de Quooker Fusion ter waarde van 1395 euro gaat naar…

WOW! Wat een enorm succes was de samenwerking tussen Quooker en Interiorator! Vier blogposts, filmpjes op YouTube, een artikel in VTWonen en natuurlijk een fantastische wedstrijd waarbij je een Quooker Fusion ter waarde van 1395 euro kon winnen. In de afgelopen weken ontving ik bijna driehonderd inzendingen, meer dan ik ooit had durven hopen! Maar goed…het was dan ook een ... Read More »

Vegan hot dogs ready in five minutes

Vegan hot dogs ready in five minutes

Ja, maar wat mag je dan wél eten? Dat is steevast de eerste vraag die ik krijg wanneer ik mensen vertel dat ik tegenwoordig veganistisch eet. Ik eet – een kleine uitzondering daargelaten – al inmiddels meer dan een half jaar geen dierlijke producten meer. Goed voor mijn gezondheid, goed voor de wereld. Achteraf viel de overstap reuze mee. Het ... 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 »

Springtime is here – not that I have time for it!

Springtime is here – not that I have time for it!

Spring can really hang you up the most – remember that song? I never really got it. I mean, what’s not to like this time of year? The days get longer, you can sit outside again and of course you can start jogging (I’m still plucking up the courage but I’ll get there). The thing is though, you need to have time ... Read More »

Enjoy Life with Beagle Street

Enjoy Life with Beagle Street

I don’t know about you, but I have a brain like a sieve. Keys, phones, chargers – not a month goes by that I don’t lose at least something. And don’t even get me started on where I keep the really important stuff, like my life insurance policy. Luckily, the people over at UK online insurance company Beagle Street have ... 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 »

Dutch Design Week 2014 – Final day tips!

Dutch Design Week 2014 – Final day tips!

So many fairs, so little time! As I sit here on Sunday morning writing today’s blogpost about Dutch Design Week, I’m also getting ready to visit the Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk, Belgium. Phew! Anyway, if you’re going to Eindhoven today, I have some great tips for you. PS: In case you missed it you can find my first blogpost about Dutch ... Read More »

#DesignAmsterdamDinner #Hashtag #Hello #Hangover

#DesignAmsterdamDinner #Hashtag #Hello #Hangover

#Oh #my. #Oh. #My. #I #just #got #out #of #bed #after #a #great #night #in #Amsterdam #courtesy #of #the #wonderful #bloggerstour #designamsterdam #at #the #Pistache #Restaurant (#hashtag #DesignAmsterdamDinner #everyone!) #I #am #a #bit #hung #over #after #all #those #bos #ice #tea #cocktails #but #at #least #I #did #not #take #the #wrong #train #home #like #I #did #at #Elle #Festival #where ... Read More »

AmsterdamFM…here I am again!

AmsterdamFM…here I am again!

Well, I must have done something right when I made my radio debut last month on AmsterdamFM – because they asked me back! Yes, today at 10.45 AM I will be talking about all the latest tech & trends again with DJ Sander Oudkerk. You can listen to AmsterdamFM online right here. So Sander, what do you think about these ... 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 »

WIN your own #IKEAcatalogus bedroom or bathroom!

WIN your own #IKEAcatalogus bedroom or bathroom!

I’m not afraid to admit it – I like IKEA. In fact, I’m a pretty big fan! IKEA products are affordable, well-designed and with a little bit of extra imagination I can use them to create something totally unique. And so can you! So now that I’ve officially come of the IKEA closet (ha!), let me tell you about an ... Read More »

Interiorator & Tivoli Audio Pal BT summer playlists

Interiorator & Tivoli Audio Pal BT summer playlists

Summer is almost here and so it’s time to go outside! I don’t know about you, but I ALWAYS play music when I’m at home – whether I’m working, cooking, cleaning or just hanging out. The moment the sun comes out though, life moves to my terrace and I spend as much time sitting outside as I possibly can. The ... Read More »

Victoria Koblenko – Soap opera actress, TV presenter, color expert

Victoria Koblenko – Soap opera actress, TV presenter, color expert

Is there anything Victoria Koblenko cannot do? I’ve been staring blankly at my laptop screen for the last few hours, desperately trying to come up with an answer. And for the life of me, I cannot think of a single thing. This woman embodies perfection. With a capital ‘P’ and a little heart over the ‘i’.  You see, over the ... Read More »

Julien Rademaker joins Curated – and I place my first order!

Julien Rademaker joins Curated – and I place my first order!

Did you hear the good news? The incredibly, crazily fantastically good news?  Julien Rademaker, joint the Curated.nl team last week. For those of you who are now looking emptily at their screen and thinking: wait a second, who joint what? – allow me to take care of that question mark hovering over your head! You see, Julien is the man ... Read More »

Will you be the Villa ArenA blogger of 2014?

Will you be the Villa ArenA blogger of 2014?

So you think you can blog? Then you should definitely read this! Together with vtwonen, Flair and my fellow interior design bloggers from Blogtoday, we are looking for the Villa ArenA Blogger of 2014. The winner will receive a 1,000 euro cheque, a commercial assignment and – best of all – become part of our Blogtoday network of influencers. Pretty exciting ... Read More »

Coming up next month on Interiorator

Coming up next month on Interiorator

Running a professional blog on your own is a lot of work! Some of the larger bloggers I know work with a team of guest bloggers to churn out the content every day – but I decided early on that Interiorator is a reflection of my own vision as an interior stylist, a writer and – hopefully – an influencer. ... Read More »

La Grande Bellezza…and more

La Grande Bellezza…and more

Time for a new feature on Interiorator called ‘…and more’ I’m starting off with a small admission. I spend a lot of time reading on the internet. And by a lot, I mean a LOT. At breakfast. On the tram. On the train. At night. In bed. Anytime, anywhere – I’m online. There are so many trend pieces, designer profiles, ... Read More »

Sunday Roast at a Rooftop Farm

Sunday Roast at a Rooftop Farm

Between all the last-minute preparations for Christmas I managed to squeeze in a a couple of hours of R&R this weekend. We were invited to the first edition of the Sunday Roast at the Schieblock rooftop farm right here in Rotterdam. As luck would have it, my friend Alex of Serve With Cream.com was there as well – you might ... Read More »

The all new CitizenM Rotterdam Hotel

The all new CitizenM Rotterdam Hotel

Staying at a hotel in your home town really is like a twelve-hour mini business trip. I met up with ten of the biggest and best bloggers from Rotterdam last Wednesday at the CitizenM Rotterdam – and got to spend the night at this all-new boutique hotel in the city center. I love the concept of CitizenM– and I’m not ... Read More »

Timothy Oulton 9 Straatjes grand opening party

Timothy Oulton 9 Straatjes grand opening party

So, last night I was at the grand opening party of the new Timothy Oulton store in the famous 9 Straatjes area of Amsterdam. It was a tough job as you can see, but someone had to do it! It was freezing cold outside but from the moment I stepped past the two guards in bearskin hats I felt all ... Read More »

Meh…The Pantone Color of the Year 2014 is Radiant Orchid

Meh…The Pantone Color of the Year 2014 is Radiant Orchid

Well, at least it’s not teal! It was annouced last week that the Pantone Color of the year 2014 is Radiant Orchid, and a million bloggers started searching frantically for all things orchid to make a collage or Pinterest board. Learn to think for yourself, people!  I find the whole concept of a Color of the Year ridiculously outdated – ... Read More »

Most boring color of the year 2014 – TEAL

Most boring color of the year 2014 – TEAL

Have you heard the news? In its infinite wisdom, paint manufacturer Dulux recently declared teal as Color of the Year 2014. Yes, you read that correctly, teal. Have Dulux gone completely mad? Teal does not make any sense. What. So Ever. But why these harsh words, Interiorator? –  I hear you ask. Well, because teal is a mind-shatteringly boring color that ... Read More »

VELUX ® – Designing with Daylight

VELUX ® – Designing with Daylight

As all interior stylists will tell you, a good design starts with light. Just walk into any room that has too many dark corners and you’ll notice straight away. I have one of those corners in my kitchen. I’ve tried fixing the problem with spot lighting – but who want to have the lights on all day, right? Luckily, I ... Read More »

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