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How to choose a kitchen that fits you?

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Hello folks. It has been a while. A lot of things have happened in the meantime. I just recovered from a monster flu. God knows how I caught it, but it was definitely not the most pleasant experience. I’m glad it’s almost gone, which means, it’s finally blogging time again. Sit back and take a note book, cause this is a long and informative post.

Today, I’m introducing a new, or actually my first real series of interior decoration inspiration. Why am I doing this? Well, if you have read my last post where I shared some big news with you, you probably can guess why. I’d like to take you on a journey from room to room to my dream house. Along the way, I will include tips and tricks, useful links for more information, shopping addresses and more.

The series will be divided into several parts. First part deals with inspiration seeking and active decision making. And I mean it, Lena – active decision making. That being said, no change of mind every other day. The second part comes later on after I moved and where the fun starts – decorating. The whole process will take a while, cause our dream house, more precisely our apartment will only be ready begin 2017. It’s being built first. I will share some floor plans and all this at a later stage. For now, we are proud owners of a piece of land. Wohooo! Inserting a page break here, cause otherwise this post will cover my entire screen, so will be yours.  Continue reading

Elma de Jonge from Studio Stationery

collage Hello and happy weekend. Today is my me-day, which you might have noticed already on my IG feed earlier. It’s really hot here in Amsterdam, so I wanted to go to the beach. However, I changed my mind, as I didn’t want to lay on the beach like packed sardines. You have to know that in Amsterdam, as soon as there is sun, 90% of the population heads to the seaside. I get it. It’s normal, but you also need to know that in The Netherlands everything is tiny, so is the space on the beach. Thus, I figured I stay in the boiling city in my garden, which can provide me summer feeling too, but has enough space to turn. I have to say that I occasionally felt the need to sit in the fridge. Thankfully, my previously frozen watermelon popsicles saved my day.

So I was doing some research on patterns and guess what I found? Not any kind of pattern inspiration, but the real deal. Meet Elma de Jonge, designer, artist, blogger, sucker for stationery, fashion addict and color fanatic. Well, that’s how she describes herself and I’m pretty sure that the latest pantone color of the year announcement is something you can wake her up in the middle of the night. Ink is what floats through her veins and ends up in her art journals. She just recently ran a #100DAYSOFARTJOURNALING challenge, which includes amazing pattern and color inspirations. I can’t wait to doodle around with similar colors. Today, I want to share with you some of her creations.

Besides, her work as designer and artist, she works as a product designer and content manager at Studio Stationery, a happy and colorful wholesale shop which will make the stationary lover cut capers. Take a look yourself.

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You can follow Elma on her colorful instagram or on pinterest. If you are interested in wholesale, go to Studio Stationery for more information. I also recommend their pinterest account.
pattern 1 pattern 6 pattern 5 pattern 4 pattern 3 pattern 8 pattern 7 pattern 10 pattern 11 pattern 2 pattern 9

Source: Elma de Jonge

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