Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Open House - Stylish and elegant Manhattan apartment

How fabulous is this Manhattan apartment? I am in love with the coffee table in the first image. It looks like it was made of an antique suitcase. I absolutely LOVE it! The apartment seems to be filled with many very unique decorating items and the overall look is stylish and elegant. The apartment was featured on Apartment Therapy. The full house tour is available here.

Source images Apartment Therapy.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

And the winner is...

Mocca & Me's first giveaway has a winner!

Congratulations Margriet K!

The lemongrass and lime scented candle by Pure light is on it's way to you. I hope you'll enjoy it!

Natascha xoxo

*This giveaway was made possible by be so pure.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Hot news! The Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces - Apartment Therapy announces book launch

Apartment Therapy announces book launch: The Big Book of Small , Cool Spaces. Can you imagine my excitement when one of my favorite interior design websites announced the lauch it's new book! Here in The Netherlands space is a bit of a luxury. We can use some advice on how to make efficient use of our space. The apartments and houses featured in the book show hundreds of inventive solutions for creating more space in your home, and for making it more comfortable. The Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces is available on March 11th but you can have a sneak peak right here! To make sure you get a copy pre-order the book here.

Source images Apartment Therapy

Friday, March 26, 2010

Mocca & Me weekend quick list

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It's friday and what that means is that the weekend is here! I want to send you off with a quick list of some of my favorite things right now. Things to look at, to read, to follow and to listen to... Have a wonderful weekend!

Natascha xoxo

Eye candy

I love this room. I like the combination of the white top cabinets and the dark ones below. I also like the chairs. But my favorite thing in this room must be the Copper Shade lamp by designer Tom Dixon. I want it for my next home! I came across this image on the Chic Deco blog where you'll find more images of this cool lamp.

What to read
I'm a huge fan of the blog Decor8 by Holly Becker. She published a lovely post on a project by photographer Tom Barbera called 'Where they create', where he photographed the workspace of various creative people. Read all about it here.

Check out
The portofolio of interior design firm Amoroso Design featured on Desire to Inspire. Click here.

Become a fan
I'm pretty active on FaceBook where Mocca & Me has a page. Now one of my favorite Dutch magazines on interior design - VT Wonen - has a Facebook page as well were the editors share great little tips. If you're on Facebook become a fan here.

Listen to
One of my favorite songs right now is Rollacoasta by Robin Thicke. A great way to start the weekend! Click here to listen.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Photographer Reed Davis

Some of you might have seen some of Reed Davis' photographs before. I love the way he captures so much light in all of his photographs. Just beautiful. For more of his work visit his website:

Photographs by Reed Davis.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Mocca & Me giveaway - scented candle by Pure Light

I’m excited to announce Mocca & Me’s first ever giveaway: a scented candle by Pure Light!

Pure Light is a brand of luxurious handmade scented candles. Each candle is made out of the finest natural ingredients, essential oils blended with soy wax. Pure Light was voted 'three of the best scented candles' by Homes & Gardens magazine!

And now you can win a fabulous lemongrass and lime scented candle by Pure light!

To enter the giveaway you have to:
- leave a comment telling me why you should win
- follow this blog or become a fan on the Facebook page
- live in The Netherlands
- respond by the 25th of March.
(The winner will be announced on Mocca & Me on March 30th).
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This giveaway is made possible by be so pure. an online boutique shop for luxurious beauty products. This wonderful webshop was recently launched by my fab friend Nicky and her sister Kim. For years the sisters have been buying exclusive natural make-up, hair- and skincare products from all over the world. That is how the idea came about to bring these products to the Dutch market. be so pure. carries labels like Sophyto, Suki, Evolve, A’kin & Less is More, Nostalgia, Figs & Rouge and also Pure Light. For more information or to buy products visit be so pure. here (The webshop is in Dutch and only ships in The Netherlands). be so pure. is also on Facebook, become a fan here.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Colour inspiration: Black and grey walls

I love an interior with dark walls. It is gives a room such a sophisticated look. But it can also absorb the light in a space and make it look dark. Not in the rooms below. The walls have been painted black or a dark grey and it looks fantastic! I'm thinking of doing a really dark wall in my house. What do you think? Love it or hate it?

Source images unknown.

Blog alert! Achados de Decoracao - Chic Deco - Mi vida bonita

Hi there my lovely readers! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend? I recently discovered some sweet blogs that I have added to my blogroll and that I want to share with you. So get cozy on the couch and start clicking 'cause these blogs are filled with yummy and inspiring things...

Achados de Decoracao
This wonderful blog is by Brasil based Carmen Matins. Although the blog is written in Portegese, and I don't really understand much of it, I love to visit Achados de Decoracao regularly because it is filled with tons of beautiful images of interiors and decor items. So if just for the eye candy alone you have to visit:

Chic Deco
The lovely Rosa Ronco, founder and editor of Chic Deco wrote to me asking me if we could exchange links. A quick visit to her blog made me fall in love with it! I love all the post and Rosa really has an eye for lovely things. The blog is written in spanish though. Fortunately I speak spanish fluently so reading the post is no problem for me. But even for those of you who don't speak the language, please check out Chic Deco. You'll find some fabulous posts:

Mi vida bonita
This blog has been around for a while, but I just recently discoverd Mi vida bonita. Editor Jenna is young and fab and very creative. She just started her career as an assistant designer but she also has an Etsy shop where she sells the cutest prints. On her blog she posts about her work, her passion for decor and everything that inspires her. I'm a fan! Visit her blog at:

Saturday, March 6, 2010

In the spotlight: Dutch Design label MOOOI

I want to put the spotlight on Dutch Design label MOOOI, which means beautiful in Dutch (but then written with one less 'o'). And MOOOI really does have beautiful pieces. Some of the best Dutch designers are linked to this label, such as Marcel Wanders and Piet Boon. I was having a look on the website today and selected a few of my favorite items. For more great Dutch Design visit MOOOI's website:

Cork stool, Boutique sofa New York.

Oblique magazine stand, Kaipo lamp.

Tree lamp, Elements table (both from the newest collection).

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Let's visit... Jennifer Aniston's new LA home

One of my favorite actresses is Jennifer Aniston. So you can imagine my excitement when I found out that her new LA home is featured in the March edition of Architectual Digest. Unfortunately I could not find an issue of the US edition of the magazine here in The Netherlands (if anyone wants to send me a copy, I will be eternally grateful :-) But luckily I came across some photographs of her home on the internet. I LOVE her new place. It is warm, sophisticated with lots of character, just like her. I really like the stone walls and the gold piano and the chairs in the living room. What do you think?

Photo credit Architectual Digest.