Rabu, 27 Februari 2013
And of course, I'm loving the pink... I know, you're shocked.
Decor wise, my room could definitely use a rug (and curtains but that's a whole other blog post), but I probably won't bite the bullet. I will only be here for another year or two before I hopefully get a bigger apartment with my OWN kitchen. That's the dream people, and when I will really start investing in pieces. But this sure would look good in my lil studio as is!
Selasa, 26 Februari 2013
I am thrilled to introduce you to MILIEU, a brand new American magazine of style, to be launched this fall !
I do know that a lot of my American readers will have heard yet about this magazine by following blogs of some of my American blogger colleagues.
I really wanted my European readers and readers from all other parts of the world get introduced to this magazine.
Founder and Editor in Chief is the renown Houston based interior designer Pamela Pierce.
Homepage website Pam Pierce Designs
Since I was introduced to Pam’s work, through blogging (I have to credit Joni of the blog Cote de Texas for introducing me to Pam’s work), she became one of my favorite American designers! I love her design approach. Pam’s projects all show clean lines and authenticity and Pam loves to bring in natural and elegant materials and isn’t afraid of mixing antiques with pieces from today. She creates gorgeous timeless interiors.
Pam definitely has an eye for beautiful fabrics and I just love her way of furnishing! Don’t you love this living room designed by Pam? Notice the elegant furniture, the natural materials as the linen slipcovers. Beautiful antique mirror on the wall. A very carefully chosen color palette. The color of the rug and the neutral linen fabrics are all related to the background color of the stone walls. In this room everything is merging. Simply gorgeous!
Source website Pam Pierce Designs Photography by Peter Vitale, courtesy of Veranda Magazine
Pam’s work is been featured in many interior design magazines and some time ago she decided to found an interior and lifestyle magazine herself, which will be launched this fall !
The brand new magazine MILIEU.
The quarterly print magazine will show the readers great houses and gardens in the United States and Europe. Milieu aims to introduce readers to the best designers and projects, and to interesting people and never seen places.
‘Milieu speaks directly to readers who are sophisticated about design, worldly, well-traveled, and possess a discerning eye, but who also are playful, free-spirited, insatiably curious, and unafraid of the new and the bold.’ (text Milieu website)
In order to introduce the magazine to potential advertisers, the team of MILIEU has produced a small issue of the magazine, the MILIEU ‘mini-mag’.
COVER OF THE MILIEU MINI-MAG
When I first read about the MILIEU magazine on Joni’s blog Cote de Texas, I couldn’t get my eyes off this image, one of the pictures published in the MILIEU mini-mag.
Again a very well chosen color palette. I love everything in this room. The gorgeous paneling and stone mantel, the silk carpet… And I noticed an influence of the Belgian style as well here! Steel windows as we do see them in Belgium and a Belgian inspired sofa !
The Schatte residence Interior design by Pam Pierce Image source MILIEU mini-mag Photography by Peter Vitale
Pam and her team also created the MILIEU website where people can read interesting articles about all things related to interior design and lifestyle.
‘We created a website suited perfectly for Milieu readers – people who are sophisticated and worldly, insatiably curious about the world of style, and open to the new and bold.’ , is to read on the MILIEU website.
I am sure you will all love the MILIEU website articles.
This is a picture of the latest article (posted 2/22/13) about Houghton Hall (UK).
Houghton Hall, UK Image source MILIEU-website Photography provided by Houghton Hall
Ok, now you all wonder what I do have in common with this brand new magazine !?
I am thrilled and honored to tell you that a few days after I first read about this brand new magazine – to be on the stands this fall –, I received an email from Pam Pierce herself to ask me if she could call me the other day because there were a few things she wanted to discuss with me! Can you imagine how thrilled and curious I was?
Well, Pam called me indeed and we talked about how exciting it is preparing the launch of a new magazine. Finally, Pam asked me if I could be interested in assisting her and the MILIEU team to do some scouting for the magazine here in Belgium and in Europe! Of course I was interested! How exciting was this!!
So, since a few days I am trying to help Pam and her team to find interesting projects, people and places to feature in one of the first issues of the magazine.
And I am so pleased to tell you that Pam will come over to Belgium in the month of June, when a photoshoot will be taken of our first MILIEU-project in Belgium! I can’t wait to meet her in person.
I can’t wait to receive my copy of the first issue of MILIEU this fall !
DISCOVER MUCH MORE ABOUT MILIEU AT http://milieu-mag.com
If you are interested in advertising in MILIEU, please click HERE.
For information about subscriptions, please click HERE.
I am sure you will all love this new magazine ! And I do hope that MILIEU will be seen on the European and Belgian stands as soon as possible.
Then to reward her we decided to take her to Disneyland...
which earned me a giant GOLD STAR at parenting...
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Senin, 25 Februari 2013
But last night, I finished my first fully rendered perspective drawing!
I'm actually really proud of the way it turned out:
Basically for this assignment, I had to take these 2-D plan and elevation views:
Hope you enjoy this little peek into my Interior Design School life!
Sabtu, 23 Februari 2013
The renowned piano duo and sisters Katia and Marielle Labèque grew up in southern France and moved all around Europe the past 25 years. Today they live in a historic building in Rome and collaborated with Axel Vervoordt for the design of their gorgeous apartment and studio.
Image source here
Since Katia and Marielle met Axel Vervoordt in the early ‘80s at the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris, they collaborated with him on everyone of their homes.
To read the complete story and to see more pictures, please visit the website of Architectural Digest HERE. And here is a beautiful video to watch. The Labèque sisters are talking about their Rome apartment and studio !
To read more about this renown piano duo, please click HERE.
I want to congratulate my friend and interior designer Natalie Haegeman with the featuring in the Belgian magazine TIJDLOOS. The February issue of the magazine features the guesthouse White Rooms in Bruges, which is completely decorated by Natalie. A few months ago I wrote about the guesthouse HERE.
Guesthouse White rooms in Bruges featured in Belgian interior design magazine Tijdloos February 2013
Photography Claude Smekens
To see the full report, please click HERE. You will love it !
If you plan to visit Bruges and you would love to stay in a guesthouse, decorated in the Belgian way, please visit the White Rooms website : http://www.white-rooms.be/
To see more of Natalie’s work, please visit her website : http://www.nataliehaegeman-interiors.be/
I wish you all a great weekend !
Jumat, 22 Februari 2013
Thank you so much for giving us a peek at your fab new home Kristen! I adore this chesterfield, the tufting is perfection. Cannot get over how cute little Lola looks in this last picture!
Be sure to stop by Kristen's blog to meet her and Lola, and the newest addition to the fam, a little bird named Love.
Kamis, 21 Februari 2013
White in the spotlight !
All pictures of today are of Belgian interiors.
Lefèvre Interiors Photo credit Jo Pauwels
As you all know I am very busy with the redo of our living room! I will post about it later!