APARTMENT TOUR

We just moved into a new apartment this summer. I love the location and its surrounding (this is always my number one priority in choosing a place to live), which is right in between The Hague’s city centre and the beach. Beside the location, I also had all kind of different wishes for the apartment itself; high ceiling, big window, a balcony facing the street, on 1st or 2nd floor, and….. a bath tub. I should admit that the house hunting period was a stressful one, but thankfully it finally paid off. We got what we wished for: 3,6 m high ceiling, big windows from both sides, and we’ve even got 2 sunny balconies! Since then we’ve been filling it in with the furnitures we’ve carefully picked from all different kind of places.

More or less the main interior pieces are now well curated. So let me take you to our apartment tour! I will also insert the link for each product, if it’s available.

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The chandelier is from the previous owner and although at first i thought it wasn’t pretty, but in the end we’re keeping it since it actually kind of fits with our theme pretty well!

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This 60’s style teak wood dressoir is from Furnified. Oh such a show stealer he is! Everyone who visited our house always asked where did we get this dressoir from. So now you know where to get it 🙂 And the painting standing next to it was…….made by me!

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We bought this huge mirror (100 x 190 cm) from an ornament shop on Prinsegracht.

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Royal blue velvet sofa from Made.com

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Side table set with marble top from Zara Home

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Our dining table was vintage, given by Bob’s friend’s grandfather, and it is extendable up to 8-10 seats. So yes, we can have a proper Christmas dinner here 😉 The dining chairs are also a very lucky vintage find. They are of Danish designer J.L. Møller from the 50’s.

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Navy-royal blue is our chosen colour theme, while we’ve put some touch of gold and brass as the accent. Important to us to keep the space open, airy and spacious.

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The poef is from Sissy-boy

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Both the cabinet and mirror are again, vintage (YES FOR THE LOVE OF VINTAGE…..)

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I am also BIG fan of Art Deco period, so a little touch of it surely won’t hurt. You can always find this Giso lamp from any art deco shop, or you can also check Gispen out.

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Bob’s working area

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And….my favourite place in a whole house! This is where the magic happens.

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That’s as far as I can show you and hopefully you can get some inspiration, or simply enjoy this post 🙂 And good to remember that home always grows with us. For now this is what we have, but we plan to get other bits of things later, like some nice artworks, floor lamp, reading lights, or a nice fluffy rug to warm us up during the upcoming winter.

I’d like to also let you know that I do commission on interior design/styling project within the Netherlands. Just drop me a message if you are interested 🙂

 

See you on next post,

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INTERIOR PIECES : ROYAL BLUE

Interior design and styling have always been my passion. As a very visual person, my mood changes easily depends on what I see around me. That’s why I am very meticulous in term of choosing pieces for my home (and on myself, obviously). So now I will share with you some pieces from my home, and where you can find them or similar items to them.

Most of the pieces here hold certain memory to me, either they were given by special people or hauled during my travels.

The main colour here is of course, the royal blue. This colour looks extremely beautiful on satin and velvet fabric, especially on your sofa. Make it an instant centre piece in your living room!

Jack Tuxedo Sofa, Navy Blue
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Source: melimelihome.se
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Source: melimelihome.se

Then the second piece is a small fluffy rug. Ours is a genuine sheepskin rug that was handed-down in the family, the one that was once kept my mother-in-law warm. You can always get a faux fur ones, depends on your personal choice.

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Source: grahamandgreen.co.uk

Next ones, a touch of gold or brass material here and there to balance the coldness from the blue out. Although it’s back to you again, what kind of ambience would you prefer: cool tone or warm tone. If you want your room to be cool toned, crisp, and serene, you can opt for silver. Personally, I want my room to still feel cozy and warm, hence I choose gold.

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The vase is from Ittala
The tray is from H&M
The blue glass pot is from H&M
The deer decoration piece is also from H&M, they don’t have it anymore 😦
The hexagonal jewellery container is from an art shop in The Hague
The perfume, you know where to get it (of course it depends if you like the scent or not) :))

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You can always warm up the space even more with some nice scented candles (or not scented, as you like). I also brought home those blue matryoshka dolls from Russia. They are adorable! Ah, I forgot to mention the golden spoon, we got it from Lagerhaus in Stockholm!

That’s it for now, hope you enjoy this post as much as I do.
Worry not, I still have some more interior tips coming up next 😉
So, stay tune!
xxHegia