Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Beautiful and chique home in grays and beige

A quick post to share this beautiful and super chique home with you. Lovin' the colour palette in grays and beige. And the silver velvet sofa's and cushions are just fantastic. Enjoy this home tour!

All images via Nuevo Estilo.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Mocca & Me weekend quick list - week 51/2011

Hello my dears! Friday is here, which means it's the weekend. And a very special weekend it is, it's when most of us celebrate Christmas. I'm keeping it simple with a small dinner at my home with my mother and brother on Christmas day. The second day of Christmas my brother and I will visit our dad and later that night we're going to a Christmas concert. What are your plans for this weekend? I'd love to hear!
Merry Christmas for those of you who celebrate X-mas and happy holidays to all!

Big hug and stay safe,
Natascha xoxo

Eye Candy
Not too excited about the two giant Christmas balls, but the rest of the room: pretty!

Home tours
Take a tour of Mahatma Ghandi's renovated home in South Africa. Or check out Courtney Love's NY home. And tour this chique home in strong shades of blue.

Quick blog tip
You'll love me for sharing this blog with you, fashion blog Because I'm addicted. With beautiful and inspiring fashion posts.

Gift wrapping ideas
For those of you who do everything at the last minute, and still have some last minute gift wrapping to do, here are some ideas to make your gift look more beautiful.

Quick recipes
Looking for a fun recipe? Here is the recipe for pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies. Or make Dark chocolate shortbread. Fun to make with your loved ones this weekend.

Listen to
Bryan Adam's mega hit Heaven. I heard this song tonight and it reminded me of how much I loved this song back in the day! Still today it is one of my all time favorite love songs. Ever! I'm sharing with you the acoustic version by Bryan Adams. Breathtaking. Enjoy!

Image via ChicDecó.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wish list - 3 x 5 things to want right now: XL edition!

I have a great post to share with you today: the Mocca & Me wish list of 3 x 5 things to want right now. You might not get any of these items delivered in time before Christmas, but it's still a great list of fab items to get for your loved ones or yourself. I've created three sets of wish list in different colour schemes. I hope you'll like my selection. Good luck with the preparation for the holidays, dears!
1. Downtown chair by Nordal (via Deens*) 2. vase Ball body by Pols Potten (via Bijzonder Mooi*)  3. yellow kitchen towels by Tas-ka (via Make Room*) 4. print Love on a bike (via Etsy shop Annie Sklaver) 5. Linnen pouf (via Sooo*).
1. Bird cage (via Hus Interior*) 2. Vase Cilinder by Pols Potten (via Bijzonder mooi*) 3. cushion St. Maarten (via Sierkussen.nl*) 4. Carpet (via Hema*) 5. poster Love Candy watermelon (via MadeByGirl).

1. Duvet cover EIVOR FÄRGA (via Ikea) 2. table lamp Bloomingville (via Deens*) 3. set of four blue cups by Pols Potten (via Guru*) 4. Candle holder (via Hema*) 5. Wallpaper blue porcelain by Studio Ditte (via Guru*)

* These are Dutch webshops that deliver in The Netherlands only.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas inspiration 2011

Christmas is just around the corner and most people are busy decorating their homes and getting ready for the holidays. It is nice to see all the lights and trees and decorations. It makes me forget the drowsy grey december weather here in the Netherlands. So, to cheer things up here is some christmas inspiration!

 Images via 79 Ideas and Ariana Belle blogs.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Room crush ♥

What is not to love about this room? Open, bright, interesting and sophisticated is what comes to mind when I look at this space. How luxurious to have a grand piano like that. Favorite item is the framed black and white picture. Yes, I'm definitely feeling this room :-)
Image source: Elle Decor.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sweet prints that put a smile on your face - By ConiLab

Hello dears! I'm super busy these days but I wanted to take the time to stop by Mocca & Me to share with you some very sweet prints by ConiLab. You all know I love a nice framed (or not) print. ConiLab has some lovey handmade typographic screenprints that are simple and positive and will warm your heart. I've made a selection of my favorites here. To see the entire collection visit Coni's website www.conilab.com or go to the Etsy shop to buy one for yourself. They make a great gift too. I love the one that says that the most important things are not things. So true! So, tell me, which one is your favorite?

All images via ConiLab.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Amsterdam apartment with a kitchen that's too cool!

This is one cool apartment in Amsterdam you have to see! The neutral colours form a great basis for the interesting furniture pieces displayed troughout the home. Great old leather chesterfield sofa, a random retro hair dryer that's used as an accessory, great chairs and love all the lamps. Especially the one above the PC workarea, it looks like a dentist lamp. How unique! But my favorite feature in this apartment is the kitchen. That kitchen faucet is fantastic! Enjoy the tour!


 All images via Femke Pastijn.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Fab design by Cloudfactory

Today I want to introduce you to Cloudfactory, a society of Dutch creatives. This collective consists of award winning members whose designs have been featured in many notable design magazines and art institutions. Cloudfactory has a new collection that I want to share with you. Cool, clean and funky design. My favorite item is the vase Dame: elegant and playful. For more information on Cloudfactory visit the website www.cloudfactory.nl or visit the shop.

 Vase Dame.
Bow tie booklet is an accessory and an illustrated book at the same time that actually tells a story about a little rabbit. Cute, huh?

Wallpaper Creatures 1. A little eccentric and futuristic but quite cool, right?

Wallpaper Creatures 2.

All images via Cloudfactory.