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This made me smile...

1. Kitchen from the book Dutch Architects and their Houses
2. Grey through Take over Time
3. Love feathers... through Convoy
4. Beautiful ceramics by Elisabeth Dunker/House of Rym available here

plywood love



100% love for this room with plywood walls. There is something about plywood that I always love when I see it in homes and spaces.

Maybe it is everything combined together...wood, texture, clean look yet warm and inviting and a little bit of that scandinavian feeling.

What about you?

Image through Remodelista, photography by Justin Alexander

New project


Today we are working on a new project. Something new and excited about which I hope to tell you more soon...This was some preparation we did yesterday. Are you getting in the mood already?


Win leather handles by NU interieur | ontwerp


We are welcoming a new April & May friend NU interieur | ontwerp. NU is a young architecture company by Tessa and Nathalie. Enjoying and feeling at home is something they think is very important when creating a design for a space like your home or office.

Besides creating interior designs they also have a small collection of interior products. And I am happy to tell you that you can win one of their products, their leather door handles, here on the blog. A clever and beautiful design that immediately transform your doors into something beautiful.

What do you have to do to win these door handles (a set of 3 door handles size M or a set of 2 door handles size L):

1. we would love to hear what you think of these leather door handles and why you would like to win them.
2. Like the NU interieur | ontwerp Facebook page here
3. leave a comment here with your opinion and like the April & May Facebook page too.

This give-away runs till Tuesday the 3th of July and we will announce the winner here and on the Facebook pages.

With love from Jantine and Nathalie & Tessa.



Pure is the name of this bed designed by Trecompany. Simple and pure without too much unnecessary details and a beautiful wood structure.  The bed can be customized to fit your personal style by choosing your own color (standard available in white and anthracite) for the frame and a headboard in your choice of fabric of color.

Certainly love the simplicity of this bed. What do you think?

Images through Trecompany

Rinne Allen


Just loving these pictures by Rinne Allen. Her work is a true source of inspiration. Loving the whole sphere, textures and colors....

Rinne Allen is a photographer living in Athens. Working in both color and black & white, she photographs often as a way to remember the things she sees and experiences. She finds that beauty is in a detail, or in a movement or sway of something, and that it can be found all around us if we make the effort to look.

Take a look at her beautiful work here.

All images by Rinne Allen

lights by Renate Vos


Loving these lights by Renate Vos for Serax. The lights are made out of an material experiment of concrete and silicone rubber. Through the use of these materials the lamp gives a warm light that contrasts with the clear appearance.

Love the use of these contrasting materials and how beautiful they work together.



Just a last picture of our bedroom as it is now at home. Tomorrow it will change when the new bed arrives, can't wait and hope it will be beautiful. 

Bye bye old bed...

Image by April & May

Oh...and we are selling this black & white bed frame...so if you are interested :) let me know...xo

black & white carpet


Loving these outdoor carpets this summer. I already have one at home but I do like this one from House Doctor too.

And the most perfect thing is that they can be used both inside and outside...Just a small effort with a great and nice effect...

The carpet is available here .

Images by House Doctor

remembering Meet the Blogger 2012


One week ago...Meet the Blogger Amsterdam...
A great movie and some pictures to remember this great day.

Images through Meet the Blogger flickr page by Jurriaan Hoefsmit

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This made me smile...

1. I love Friday through Rumfortva
2. Black and White shapes by RKdesign
3. M.a.s.s.a.s. Sofa by Patricia Urguiola for Moroso
4. Loving this color through Rinne Allen

Mama Shelter Marseille


After Mama Shelter in Paris there is another place to enjoy this great concept...Mama Shelter Marseille, opened April 2012. And yes of course with the same stunning and beautiful interior as we know from Mama Shelter Paris. The new location is ideal for exploring the city, there is a Mama beach, boat trips and in the late afternoon you can enjoy the cocktail bar at the Mama shelter.

A great place with an even greater interior...Take a look here for more pictures and information.

Images through Mama Shelter

FEM home


Create your urban nest...
Endlessly enjoying your lazy Sunday afternoon is easier than you think...
Everything is possible, but there is no must when you're at home...

FEM wants everyone to experience the authentic warm feeling of being at home. Where you find a natural balance between the busy everyday and time for yourself. The FEM collection is specially designed to let you enjoy the moments you're at home every day all over again.

FEM is created by Femke Derks and produced in Holland. All products are made from natural materials with a wonderful feeling: bamboo, merino wool, cotton, linen, silk and cashmere.

I am in love with this brand...beautiful captured images that immediately make me want to relax at home with a nice blanket or day cushion. Take a look here for all the products.

Images through FEM

my blog is...


Last saturday I went to the 2nd Meet the Blogger event in Amsterdam. It was again a great day filled with lots of inspiring talks and people. Frida from Trendenser you really are a true inspiration. Also for the first time there was the VTwonen Meet the Blogger Award. And I am so proud to tell you that a got a special mention/runner up award. I am so happy and proud to receive it and of course want to thank all of you who voted for me. 

Congrats to Irene from Bloesem for winning the award, well-deserved!

I will of course continue blogging, making plans for the future to improve it and to inspire you.

XO Jantine

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This made me smile...

1. shelves with mint panels through Bloesem
2. taped through the Shiny Squirrel (source unknown)
3. beautiful barn through Remodelista 
4. black foliage print through Little Paper Planes

Loft by NORM architects


100% love for this loft by one my favorite architects.
Love the simplicity, all the white, the wooden piles and the little graphic black touches.

Again a great piece by NORM architects.