Friday, March 22, 2013

A small announcement

Google is closing Google Reader as of July 2013. For those who still want to follow me, you can find me on Bloglovin as of today. :-)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Pinspiration

In my miniseries about inspiration for interior decoration, I shared my pinspiration 3 times with you (one, two en three)

Today I've got a few architectural and decoration pins to share. Most of these are from Elft BVBA, an interior decorating company from Belgium. Perhaps these are not for our appartment, but who knows. Maybe they'll be inspiration for a future house...
Anyway: enjoy these inspirational images!



Pinterest

Pinterest

Pinterest


 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Ikea-inspiration

Oh dear, moving dear is really creeping up on us! Last weekend we noticed that we didn't have a lot of time left to order our furniture and stuff because we're such busy peops. Turns out it worked inspiring. before you could say 'Ikea-store' we were there. It took us a couple of hours, but eventually we choose all of our big furniture. You know, the furniture you need a truck for to move. Coming weekend, we'll go back to Ikea, look a little bit more and place our order. If everything goes as planned, we'll be able to assemble the furniture in April.

Curious about what we chose? Great, here are my favorites lined up. But beware: the choice for our furniture wasn't easy! Especially the color of the cabinets and bookcases (we had a bit of a discussion) and the wardrobe (those damned dimensions!) were our biggest issues. Apart from that we didn't have any problems picking furniture. My favourite part was choosing our matras: finally we were able to give those legs some rest!

I just adore this buffet! I think this must be my most favourite piece of furniture by far in our living room. We eventually chose a dark color because the floor is really light of color. But not all of our furniture will be this dark :-)
Ikea Stornäs Buffet
To compensate the dark closets and cabinets, there are a table and chairs in a midbrown oak-color. Besides that, there is our - my second favourite - slightly lighter couch. I know, A stylegoeroe would say we are sinners: the couch should be the darkest piece of furniture in your room. Well, rules are made to be broken - some of them, at least - and this one is one of them!
Ikea Tidafors Couch
My Top 3 is comleted by a small piece of furniture: our bedside tables! If you just look at it, it seems to be just a solid block with a glass inset. But there is a storage and the most awesome drawer ever inside. Ikea doesn't have any pictures of the inside, so I can't show you the awesome drawer, but believe me, it's awesome! (I know, there are lots of 'awesome's in that sentence, but hey, you can't hide the truth!)
Ikea Nyvoll Bedside Table

Do you guys have any favourite items from Ikea? Let me know in the comments below!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Clever links: March 5, 2013

Today I've got some useful and interesting tips and tricks for you. They're all themed around the finish of a garment. Really useful and easy to accomplish!

Collar
Until recently I always used something pointy to get the tip of a collar flat and sharp. Those tips were never really crisp or well defined. Starting today I won't have that problem ever again, thanks to Pamela's instructions!

Sewing direction
On one of my searches, I came across this tutorial from Gorgeous Fabric's Blog. Have you ever wonderd why one side of your garment lines up perfectly, but when you sew the opposite sides together, there's a difference from 5/8"? This lady explains why: it all depends on you're sewing direction! Curious? Check out the tutorial!
'Fork Pleating'
Always wanted to make really well defined pleats? Thanks to Starlight Masquerade you'll be able to do this in no time! How? Simple: just us a fork!

Matching Stripes
A little while ago I posted a tip from Sewaholic about matching stripes. And believe it or not, I found an even better one! With this technique you're able to see if the plaids or stripes match while you're sewing! Sherry from Pattern, Scissers, Cloth shares her knowledge with us, so go and take a look!

Collar - Off The Cuff
Sewing Direction - Gorgeous Fabric's Blog
Fork Pleating - Starlight Masquerade
Matching Stripes - Pattern, Scissors, Cloth
Matching Stripes - Sewaholic