Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Inspiration: Viva España!

I'm leaving for Madrid on tomorrow to attend my friend Maria's wedding to her Pedro. I absolutely love Madrid and this fantastic city has a special place in my heart ever since I lived there a few months as an exchange student almost ten years ago. I'm so excited to go! So here are some pictures inspired by Spain... I'll be back in a few days. Hasta pronto!



More DIY magic from Centsational Girl!

I just posted an item on a DIY project by Kate from Centsational Girl. Today she a published another fantastic project on her blog that I just love love LOVE, and had to share!
Kate came across an old and really yukkie dresser in a Las Vegas thiftshop. Anyone else would run away screaming at the sight of this horrible piece of furniture. Not Kate! She saw it's potential and bought the black and gold monster for just $13 dollars. At home she worked her magic and the end result is again just stunning. Here's a look at the before and after photo's. Want to know how Kate pulled it off? Visit her blog and click on the post What happens in Vegas, needs paint! (What a funny title!).

With some magic the end result is this!


The monster ____________________The weapon.......

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Great DIY project - As seen on Centsational Girl blog

As you all know I'm a big fan of Kate from the blog Centsational Girl. Her creativity is amazing and I love reading about all her DIY projects. Kate recently posted a project on how to transform a ordinary and boring table into a fabulous and unique writers desk, creating a beautiful and elegant workplace for herself. Have a look at the photo on the left. Isn't it lovely?

It's a relatively simple project but with a stunning end result! Kate painted the table white and by using a stencil she made herself, she painted a pattern on the table giving it a unique and personal touch.

Want to know how Kate did it? Go to her blog and check out the No more writers block post.

This is the table before Kate got her hands on it...

An this is the writers table after Kate worked her magic...

Source photographs: www.centsationalgirl.com

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Take a look at these wallpapers

Aren't these wallpapers yummy? Dutch wallpaper design label Eijffinger designs and develops an extensive range of curtain and upholstery fabrics, wallpapers, smartpaper, vinyl wallcovering and combined wallpaper/interior fabrics, in their own studio. I especially like their collection of beautiful and funky wallpapers with unique designs. Here are a few designs I like...



Source photographs: www.eijffinger.nl

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Let's visit... Erin Wasson

I was reading a fashion magazine - Glamour - which featured the home of model Erin Wasson. I liked her appartment so much that I decided to share it with all of you. Erin was born in Texas but now lives in the East Village in New York. She has grazed the covers of many great fashion magazines and has worked with many of the top fashion designers around the world. Her apartment is a fabulous eclectic heaven filled with all of the things that she realy loves and have special meaning to her. Let's visit Erin in her NY loft...




Photo credit: Todd Selby

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Thank you!



One of the great lessons I've learned has been to be grateful and appreciative of all the good and possitive things in my life :-) So, I want to take a moment to thank the following people/blogs for mentioning Mocca & Me and/or for adding my humble blog on their reading lists: Alkemie, Chichi & Luxe, Elizabeth B. Creativity, Decorology, Desire to inspire, LiviaConcept, Made By Girl, Mustard Seed Collective, Soul Pretty, Swis and Swanky and & For the love of Fashion. And also special thanks to everyone who's been following Mocca & Me!

A big fat Thank you to all of you for all your love and support!

Love,
Natascha XOXO

P.s. Did you mention or link to Mocca & Me on your blog and I haven't mentioned you here? Please let me know! I will make it up to you :-)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Tableware by Zara Home

I was looking at some tableware on the Zara Home online shop. What a gorgeous collection! Here are a few of my favorite items.

Kessie Tumbler (l.)


Moroko tumbler (r.) and Moroko wine glass (l.)


Alhambra jug (r.) and Bonechina Crokery Gold Rim dinnerware (l.)

Frederike Sugar Bowl (r.) and Margrethe Salt and Pepper Set (l.)



Bassil salad bowl (r.) and Charlotte servers (l.)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Dutch Design: interior designer Eric Kuster

On of my favorite interior designers is the Dutch Eric Kuster. His style is modern and luxurious and he uses rich and warm colours. He started his career in textiles but soon started designing interiors for commercial projects as well as residential projects. Kuster has his own line of furniture and fabrics and he works on projects all over the world. I think his work is beautiful and inspiring. Here's a peek at his work. The first four photographs are from the Eric Kuster villa showroom. The last three photographs are items from his furniture collection. For more information visit his website: www.erickuster.com.




Photographer Mireille Roobaert

I'm a fan of Belgian photographer Mireille Roobaert. Her work is featured in many Dutch and Belgian interior design magazines. Besides editorial work she also works for design labels shooting product lines. Here's a peek at some of her work. For more information or more photographs visit her website: www.mireilleroobaert.com.




























Saturday, August 15, 2009

Blog alert! Little Hen Designs

It's time for another blog alert. This time I'm featuring a blog I found on the Delightful Blogs site called Little Hen Designs. It's a sweet little blog with a soft and feminine look and feel about. The lovely Little Hen Designs features items on interior design, photography, DIY and occasionally on fashion. Have a look at this fresh interior design blog and get inspired: http://littlehendesigns.blogspot.com. Below are some photo's featured on this sweet blog.


Source photographs: Little Hen Designs blog.

In the spotlight: French design label Asète

Asète is a french design label that makes beautiful and unique decorating items and furniture. Asète creates one collection per year wich is made by the two designers Pierre Gonalons and Emmanuel Bossuet. Here is a look at some items of the collection. For more information of this label visit the website www.ascete.com. I'm in love with the Je t'aime black lamp featured below.
Je t'aime Black lamp (l.) and Sunset GM lamp (r.)


Villedieu floor lamp (l.) Parterre II tray (r.)

Vaces


Cornucopia mirror

Inspiration: Paris Chic encore

Since I'm still reminiscing about Paris here are some more Paris inspired interiors...


Source photographs unknown.

Friday, August 14, 2009

It's here! It's here! My 'I love you, blogs and coffee' print...

Hi there! I just got back from Paris and it was wonderful! My mom and I had a fantastic time, we did all the touristy things and we are exhausted. But it was worth it! Paris is a dream and I am absolutely in love with this city. But enough about Paris for now because I have some exciting news!

A short while ago I ordered the 'I love you, blogs and coffee' print from Made by Girl I love so much. I had almost forgotten about it, but when I came home today this package from the US was waiting for me!

It came with a sweet little note from Jennifer Ramos...

And here it is, my 'I love you, blogs and coffee' print, hanging on my wall in its temporary frame. I will get it a proper frame soon. I promise :-)
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Want to see more of Jennifer Ramos' work? Visit her Made by Girl shop here and also have a look at her blog here.