Isabel | Pink, plum and a touch of gold

Pink. Plum. Gold. Awesome combination. I never was a pink kinda girl. Until I was pregnant with one. Before I even knew she was going to be a girl, I was drawn to soft pink. It must have been a sign. Miss Lemonade has the perfect stock for those pink, plum and golden girls. Oh, maybe good to know that there is a sale going on at the moment.

Roos. Paars. Goud. Drie kleuren die geweldig zijn als je ze combineert. Ik was nooit echt een grote fan van de kleur roos, tot ik zwanger was van Jeanne. Nog voor we het geslacht wisten werd ik naar de kleur gezogen. Achteraf gezien was het misschien een teken. Bij Miss Lemonade vinden de roze, paarse en gouden meisjes ongetwijfeld hun gading. Misschien is het ook leuk te weten dat er momenteel een mid-season sale loopt.

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Credits –

All clothes Miss Lemonade — Mocks by Mini Mocks

Photography and styling –

Isabel & Pinterest

 

Liesbet | Playnook for the girl

 

My girl is really starting to play more and more, so I decided to install her a little corner to frolic in. At least, for the moments she decides to sit still and enjoy all the prettyness, ha! I did not change very much. Some prints were altered, others were added (like this adorable print) and some accessories were hung (like the dreamcather). I made the garland myself with colored paper and a thin rope. Since we were blessed with a baby girl after two feisty boys, a dollhouse was on the wishlist. Perfect for the cutest little dolls like these Sonny angels.

Mijn meisje begint meer en meer écht te spelen. Daarom besloot ik voor haar een hoekje te installeren in haar kamertje, waar ze naar hartelust kan prullen. Althans, voor de momenten dat ze wil stilzitten, want ze kruipt graag van hier naar daar! Ik veranderde enkele prints, voegde er enkele toe (zoals deze) en ik hing enkele mooie accessoires op (zoals deze dreamcatcher). De vlaggetjeslijn maakte ik zelf met gekleurd papier en een dun touw. Omdat we na twee jongens verblijd werden met een meisje, kon een poppenhuisje niet ontbreken. Perfect voor die schattige Sonny angels.

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Credits –

Wooden playhouse by DeMeeuwPrint by CatitailillustrationsDreamcatcher and ball by BisouDeLouSonny Angels by DesignLifeKidsTins by FermLivingBig cushion by CamCamPetit lapin lampDoll black and white stripes by Studio EscargotCloud pillow with drops by l’Atelier de JulietteNecklace by SweetiesTheShopLucille print by TheShopHerentalsPompoms against the wall by Ikea — Garland by me —

Styling & Photography –

Liesbet

Guest post | Fiona Burrage

When we came across Fiona’s Intsagram feed we fell in love with her gorgeous house, son and style.
We are so happy she wanted to do a guest post for us and share her story with all of you.

Toen we Fiona Burrage’s Instagram galerij ontdekten waren we op slag verliefd. Haar woonst, haar zoontje en haar geweldige stijl is dan ook iets wat we graag met jullie willen delen. We voelen ons dus vereerd dat ze hier haar verhaal wil delen. 

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Fiona Burrage from The Factory

13 months ago, we bought our home – an apartment in a converted factory. I live there with my husband, Bobby, and our son, Stanley, who is 19 months. We live in a small cathedral city in the East of England, called Norwich. It’s half an hour from the coast and just over two hours to London. We also live in the shadows of Norwich City Football Club.

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Our apartment is one of seven duplex penthouses. The top floor of the building used to be the drawing rooms for an engineering firm, whom benefitted from the windows on all aspects. Being designers ourselves, we immediately fell in love with the natural light and, of course, were nostalgic over the building’s creative heritage.

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My husband, Bobby, and I co-run a branding and graphic design studio called The Click Design Consultants. Bobby works from our studio in the city and I have my own small studio here at home. We occasionally work together from home too – if we’re particularly busy on a project.

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Our apartment is blessed with double aspect windows that provide a beautiful view of the Norwich sky line. We are also fortunate to have a sky light that runs the length of our home, bathing us in natural light. Even on a grey day it is still light and bright.

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We are inspired by minimalism and modernism, in particular Scandinavian, Swiss and Japanese design. We have incorporated design classics like Eames, but finished the space as well as modern classics like Plumen, Boskke and Hay. I am very pro smaller independent designers, whom I have found via Instagram – it is a great platform to discover new talent and products.
Our main living space is open plan and, at its peak, has a ceiling height of 4.5 metres. By suspending Plumen lights and Boskke sky planters, we have intentionally accentuated the height of the space along with defining the respective areas (i.e. kitchen / dining / lounge). The recent addition of the Boskke planters has transformed our dining area into a more identifiable area. We inherited our dining room table from the local art school (both Bobby and I studied there). We painted it white, removed the ingrained chewing gum(!) built up over the years and fitted a glass top for practicalities.

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For sometime I have longed for the string shelving system in our living room but the size we would need would’ve been quite an indulgence. Instead, Bobby designed and built our shelving / storage using IKEA cabinets, finished with bespoke cut 24mm Birch plywood. It contrasts nicely against the brilliant white walls – and we love the detail in the cut edge of the ply.

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We have four bedrooms. The master bedroom (the only upstairs room) covers the footprint of all other three bedrooms and bathroom. Our bedroom will be the last room to be fitted out. It is a challenging room to furnish, as the floor meets the wall at 45 degree angles on two sides of the room, meaning conventional furniture just doesn’t fit. Our Christmas and anniversary presents this year to each other will be a custom built bedroom, including bed, wardrobes and side units – all crafted out of birch plywood. It will also result in the addition of a more storage, which, with a toddler, is a god send.

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Next year, we will be replacing the staircase to provide sufficient space for an en-suite shower room which will benefit from the sky light meaning we can enjoy a shower under the stars. The colour palette will be greyscale and I am most excited about the shower and fittings being matt black. It will definitely be more grown up. We consider upstairs to be our sanctuary and want it to feel like a boutique hotel.

Stanley has two of the downstairs bedrooms – one as a nursery and the other as a playroom – the latter of which I am really enjoying refreshing – now that he is playing more. I love muted colours and when it comes to fashion I feel safest in greyscale but I really don’t want to enforce this on Stanley. Although all the walls are white, this just provides a great canvas for splashes of colour.

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My other favourite ‘room’ is our south facing roof terrace. We have installed 2metre tall toughened glass panels on two sides as well as a slatted fence partition between us and our neighbour. This provides not only privacy but also shelter from the wind. This summer we have enjoyed drinks at dusk around our fire pit.
In the new year, I will be sowing herbs and a few vegetables. I’m looking forward to teaching Stanley about nature. We bought two Bacsac planters, which are home to our lavender and I’d like to get a few more for my vegetable patch.
My final addition to the roof terrace will be the installation of an outside shower next spring. I can’t think of anything better than a cool refreshing outdoor shower on a beautiful summer’s day!

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Thank you so much Fiona for sharing your gorgeous home with us.
Love,

M Word Mag Team.

 

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