Selasa, 31 Desember 2013





Happy to see you in 2014 !




New Year's Eve Ready

 dress: Forever 21 (old), shell clutch: Vintage, jacket: Blush Shop

It's New Year's Eve! Time to don your sparkliest of dresses, pour yourself a drink and get ready to toast the end of 2013 and the new possibilities of the year to come.
For me, 2013 was a year of big changes and big decisions, and I am so grateful to be entering 2014 happy, healthy and full of love.

Have the best night, and more importantly, the best year.  You deserve it.
(bar cart details coming to the blog next week!)

Senin, 30 Desember 2013

A Look Back at 2013

Can you believe another year has almost come to and end? I thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of my favourite moments of 2013. It was quite a year - new job, saying goodbye to old relationships and hello to new ones, new love, and some very exciting moments both academically and professionally.

 ^ My apartment really started to come together with some great scores, including these bamboo chairs off craigslist and this rug from an estate sale. I've been here a year and a half now, and it's really beginning to feel like home! Stay tuned for some more updates in the New Year...I just did a mini-makeover around here and can't wait to show you all!
^ My blog's name went up in lights when my logo was featured on this giant billboard in Times Square in New York City!

^ I never announced this on the blog, but I was very excited when Tia and Tamera pinned a picture of my apartment to Pinterest directly off my blog. I grew up watching these two! It's quite an honor. See the pin here!

I worked on some school projects that I am extremely proud of. I've learned so much as a design student! Learning to render has been especially fun!:
Term 2:
Term 3:
Term 4:
Term 5 (full project coming to the blog next week!):

 And last but certainly not least, I met and began dating a man who makes my heart so happy! He has been my biggest support system the past couple of months and I probably wouldn't have made it through my term five final projects without his encouragement.
 I can't wait to make more memories with him come 2014.
 What is your biggest moment from 2013!?

Minggu, 29 Desember 2013

This year’s last blogpost


Hello my friends,

I do hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas and that you enjoy the holiday season!

This is my last blogpost of 2013 !

I hope you enjoyed my 2013 blogposts and hope to bring you more interesting and inspirational posts next year!

I leave you this year with images that show a typical Belgian design style.


7Joris Van Apers – Image souce Pinterest


3Le Chalet Zannier


2Joris Van Apers – Image source Pinterest


1Le Chalet Zannier


9Lefèvre Interiors


See you next year!!!



Senin, 23 Desember 2013

Christmas Holiday in a Norwegian mountain cabin


Norway is one of the countries on our ‘to visit’ wishlist. Especially this time of the year must be a wonderful time to spend your Christmas holidays in Norway.

Norway is known for its breathtaking nature. Its mountains, fjords and waters, its snowy winter landscape, the Northern lights and so many more.

Let me show you some pictures of Norwegian nature.


Norwegian pine trees that are the most beautiful Christmas trees in the world !

Image 2Image source unknown


The famous Norwegian fjords

Image 32Image source here


The Northern lights

Image 33Image source here


Norwegian reindeers

Image 14Image source So Chic Tendances Deco by Christophe Rocca FB page


Norwegian sled dogs

Image 16Image source So Chic Tendances Deco Chic by Christophe Rocca FB page



Imagine, spending your Christmas holidays in a beautiful Norwegian cabin or lodge…

Image 1Image source here


Wouldn’t it be magical to walk to the entrance door of this fairy tale-like wooden house?

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And to enter this wooden hallway?

Image 6Image source So Chic Tendances Deco Chic by Christophe Rocca FB page


You just walked into an inviting and beautiful decorated holiday retreat.

25 slettvollImage source Slettvoll


You could change your snowboots for your slippers at this cabin corner.

Image 17Image source Slettvoll


Rooms where the wooden floors are covered with the flat woven and traditional Norwegian patterned tapestry.

Image 18 Source here


Where candles are the only source of lighting…

Image 19Image source Slettvoll


A place to relax,…

Image 20Image source Slettvoll


… to read a good book.

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If I had the chance to spend the holidays with my family in a Norwegian mountain cabin, then I would make it comfortable for all the family members.

Image 12Image source Odette Welvaars


And while everyone is outside, I would prepare dinner and set the Christmas table.

Image 7Image source So Chic Tendances Deco by Christophe Rocca FB page


Maybe I could bake fresh bread in the oven…

Image 27Image source here

…or I could search for typical Norwegian food receipts in the cabin found cookbook.

Image 21 Cover book Norwegian Cakes and Cookies

I might think I would try the ‘deer antlers’ cookies.

Deer AntlersImage 24Deer Antlers recipe and image source here


After baking time, I would relax in a comfortable fur-covered outdoor chair to enjoy the beautiful mountains…

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…awaiting the rest of the family to join me to have warm drinks !

Image 10Image source here


Image 15Image source So Chic Tendances Deco by Christophe Rocca FB page


Maybe a cappuccino for everyone ?

Image 23Image source here


I would hand out wam blankets to keep everyone warm.

Image 30Image source Slettvoll

…and I would place the wooden stools around the fire outside.

Image 25Wooden stools from Norwegian company Krosser  Image source here


And when evening falls and all children are tired of playing in the snow,…

Image 31Image source Slettvoll


…I would invite all family members to go inside…

Image 28Image source Axel Vervoordt


…to enjoy the warmth of the cabin interior.

Image 26Image source Slettvoll


And finally we would all gather around the table to have Christmas dinner.

Image 34Image source here


At the end of the evening I would be pretty sure that everyone would have a peaceful night in the beautiful decorated cabin bedrooms.


Image 8Image source here


Image 29Image source Slettvoll


Image 13Image source here


‘God Jul’Image 22Image source here


I like to share with you some (there are so many more!) of my favorite Norwegian interior design related websites and blogs :











And I do have to say that I still miss one of the most fabulous blogs ever, the blog ‘The Essence of The Good Life’ of my Norwegian friend Lene!  I do hope she will ever start posting again! Fortunately we can follow Lene on ‘The Essence of The Good Life’ FB page here.You will fall in love with Norway, visiting Lene’s page.


To all of you and especially to all my Norwegian blogger colleagues and readers ‘ GOD JUL’ !