Monthly Archives: October 2012

Interior inspiration: a nordic living

Yesterday, while catching up on my blog reading, I found this beautiful house in Goteborg, Sweden. It’s an old (renovated) apartment with an amazing entrance and the interior is just breath taking. It’s that Scandinavian design mixed with the characteristics of this old building,  that make this nordic living such a wonderful home. I could talk about the big white spaces and the mix of different styles and bright colors for hours, but let me show you what I mean by sharing the photos with you.

Welcome to Karl Gustav 20A!














Source: Stadshem

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Halloween inspiration

It’s a shame that Halloween is not that big of a deal here in Holland. When I was a little girl we did carve patterns and angry faces in our pumpkins and walked down the streets for treats. But nowadays there are only some bad Halloween parties left and the costumes are even worse! That’s why I like all those crazy (don’t get me wrong, I love you!) American people with their Halloween interiors, Halloween diy projects and Halloween snacks. I’m thinking about carving my own pumpkin again this year. Or at least make some pumpkin soup :)

I found myself (and you) some lovely Halloween inspiration to kick off the weekend!

Love, Sari

Trick or treat Halloween cupcake toppers. Designed by Danny Brito for the girls of A beautiful mess. You can download the Halloween toppers here and start decorating. Enjoy!

Making little Halloween ghosts like my mother did. Using white fabrics (squares), some foam balls, yarn and a needle. These are made by Elsie! I especially love the ones made out of lace fabric.

I don’t have the patience to make nails like these but they are definitely worth a try (and the time!). Find the skull nail tutorial here.

If I’m ever going to attend a big Halloween party this is what I’ll look like. Hopefully. This Dia de los Muertos make-up is absolutely scary yet beautiful! I would love to try a Sugar Skull make-up like this. Takes a lot of time and a lot of practice. I’ll keep you posted ;)

Keep it simple and decorate your table with little pumpkins! Spray paint them silver, gold, black or white. I like these golden ones. Think they look cute in a big bowl.

This one is my absolute favorite! The skull cake pan. How cool! I found this one here on Not Martha and you can find yourself a 3D Skull Cake Pan on Amazon and there’s also a 3D pumpkin pan as well. Happy baking!

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DIY round-up

One of the advantages of the internet is all the inspiration you bump into. I specially love all the creative people around the globe with their DIY projects. Here are the projects I definitely wanna try out some time. And of course, I will show you the end result!

Hope you all had a great weekend & I wish you a creative week ;)

xo Sari

Personal coffee/tea mug by A Beautiful Mess.

Customized tee for the bf by Hip Hunter.

Color dipped wooden spoons by Pure Home.

Lace flower pots by A Beautiful Mess.

Make your own neon vases as seen on Pimpel Wit.


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Ideas for the home: colorful rugs

As you know I like the all white and bright interiors, but to make sure the rooms are not too white and clean (I love to look at them but guess it will not feel like “home” to me) I prefer to add some color. While spending time with my “inspiration collector” friend Pinterest I found myself some amazing rugs (and matching furniture as well). Let me take you through some beautiful homes!

xo Sari


Source: Remodelista, Dream Book Design, Smile and Wave, Little Green Notebook, Apartment Therapy, Nest Pretty Things, That Bohemian Girl, Table Tonic, This Is My Future Home, Because I’m Addicted.