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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 »

The Four Seasons of Kunstuitleen Rotterdam

The Four Seasons of Kunstuitleen Rotterdam

So you think bringing art into your home means you’re going to be stuck with it for the rest of your life? Think again! At Kunstuitleen Rotterdam you can rent and return to your heart’s content. So why not change a different combination every season and update your wall with a matching color? It’s the perfect thing to do if you ... Read More »

Straight US congressman Aaron Schock and his Downton Abbey office

Straight US congressman Aaron Schock and his Downton Abbey office

Tacky Eurotrash interior design, Downton Abbey, a political scandal in the making and the one hundred per cent certified totally absolutely no doubt about it STRAIGHT anti-gay Congressman Aaron Schock are the ingredients of the heady mixture that is my favorite interior design story of the week. Now, for those of you who don’t know US Congressman Aaron Schock, here’s a picture him. ... Read More »

Who’s afraid of the big bad Hallway Makeover?

Who’s afraid of the big bad Hallway Makeover?

Finally! FINALLY! The big Interiorator Hallway Makeover that started last April is finished. You can’t believe how happy I am this project is D-O-N-E! It all started as a little test – I followed an interior design masterclass by Abigail Ahern in London, got inspired by the dark walls and ceilings and thought it would be a splendid idea to ... Read More »

Histor 101 Karakters – The Big Day at the Piet Hein Eek studio

Histor 101 Karakters – The Big Day at the Piet Hein Eek studio

The big finale of the Histor 101 Karakters campaign finally rolled around yesterday and so I went to the Piet Hein Eek Studio in Eindhoven to see how the 101 prize winners would paint their 101 cabinets using – what else? – Histor Perfect Finish paint. Over 2,000 people had submitted a design – a stunning number that goes to ... Read More »

Recharging the old styling battery with Kate Halfpenny

Recharging the old styling battery with Kate Halfpenny

So, now that the Histor 101 Karakters cabinet is finished it’s time to take it easy for a few days and recharge the old styling battery for my next design project – and what better way than with Kate Halfpenny’s home? Now, as you may know, I started making over my extremely ugly hallway last spring. I painted every square ... Read More »

Histor 101 Karakters – FINISHED!

Histor 101 Karakters – FINISHED!

Oh happy day! I have actually FINISHED something! Yes, the Piet Hein Eek I painted recently to support the Histor 101 Karakters campaign is DONE and so is the wall behind it. Now, before you say anything, let me say that it was a very dark and rainy day here in Holland yesterday so excuse me if the picture looks ... Read More »

Histor 101 Karakters – Step 3: Too Much Is Not Enough

Histor 101 Karakters – Step 3: Too Much Is Not Enough

Histor Histor Histor! I’ve got Histor on the brain! I’m done painting my 101 Karakters cabinet, so a big round of applause for me (why, thank you!). Now it’s time for the fun part. I’ve been collecting stuff that I’ve been wanting to put up on the wall over the last couple of years, but never got around to. So, ... Read More »

Histor 101 Karakters – Step 2: So Far, So Good

Histor 101 Karakters – Step 2: So Far, So Good

Painter man, painter man, who wants to be a painter man? God, I love that Boney M. song! I spent most of my nights last week painting my Histor 101 Karakters cabinet. The competition may be over, but I thought it would be nice to give you an update and to do an honest review of what it’s like to ... Read More »

Histor 101 Karakters – Step 1: The design

Histor 101 Karakters – Step 1: The design

Do you ever wonder why random memories from decades ago leave such a lasting impression? For me, one of those memories is a lesson in high school where our Dutch teacher told us about the Renaissance principle of Translatio, Imitatio, Aemulatio. Never bothered to look it up online but I get the gist of the drift.  ‘You have to translate ... Read More »

Bye Bye Boring, Hello Histor!

Bye Bye Boring, Hello Histor!

So, you want to WIN your very own Piet Hein Eek cabinet and paint it with the Histor Perfect Finish paint of your choice? Then here’s your chance! You see, Histor is organizing a great competition called 101 karakters – or 101 characters in English. All you have to do is go to the special 101 karakters website, tell Histor ... Read More »

Interior Junkie is back in town

Interior Junkie is back in town

Whenever I start typing the URL of my blog in the address bar of my browser, Interiorator is not the first result that comes up – instead it’s Interior Junkie – the blog by my good friend Elisah Jacobs. I guess that means I’m still addicted to all the great stuff she posts. So, after living it up on Ibiza ... Read More »

Histor paint

Histor paint

Want to paint your room but don’t know what color to choose? Then today is your lucky day! Histor paint is offering the professional help of an interior stylist at all 160GAMMA stores in the Netherlands today. And in case you’re wondering…I’m one of them! I do these color advice days a couple of times a year and they’re always a lot of ... Read More »

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