Friday, June 29, 2012

Mocca & Me weekend quick list - week 26/2012

Hello dears! It's friday, thank goodness. I survived another busy week. I'm sorry for the lack of blogging but I'm hoping I'll have some time the coming week. For now, I'm planning on having a relaxed weekend for a change. But not before I wish you a beautiful weekend and leave you with a quick list of fun links.

Have fun and stay safe!
Natascha xoxo

Eye candy
White, bright and fresh. And yet it's not sterile at all, but with a warm and cozy appeal. So, therefor this room is this week's eye candy. Love it!

Home tours
Have a look at these beautiful places: the home of photographer Debi Treloar and, my favorite, this  colourful Copenhagen apartment.

Quick recipe
Not a food recipe this time, but a recipe for a delicous looking Brownie batter milkshake! I'm going to try this. And no, I'm not sharing!

Win it
Want to win beautiful greek duvet and pillow cases? Hop on over to MBM's blog to enter the give away. You have 'till july 2nd.

Decor tip
Simple and inspiring idea for an inspiration wall or a sunny moodboard to spice up a bare wall.

Sound bites
I stumbled upon this song the other day and fell in love with it all over again. I'm taking you back to the eighties with one of my all time favorite 80's hit: Sweet dreams by Eurythmics. Who remembers this song? (and let's try NOT to remember the hairdo's and horrible outfits - very uncool, haha).

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Image via Pintrest.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Pimp the place 'where the magic happens' with black and white bedspreads

We all know the tv show MTV cribs, right? I always chuckle when people call the bedroom 'the place where the magic happens', ha! But when there isn't any 'magic happeing', the bedroom is essentially a place to sleep and where you have your eyes closed most of the time. That doesn't mean though that your bedroom can't look good! These images show that you don't need much to add style and charater to the bedroom. A simple and beautiful bedspread can do the trick. And when it gets cold you can use it for extra warmth. So, add some real magic to the place 'where the magic happens' with beautiful bedspreads like the ones here.

All images via Pintrest.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Colour inspiration: orange!

Any of you watching the Euro Cup 2012 soccer championship? Today the Netherlands had to play agianst Germany. Since Holland's national colour is orange, I wanted to bring you some orange colour inspiration. The match itself was less inspiring: we lost! Boohoo!

All images via Pintrest.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Home tour! Inspiring decor by Lisanne van de Klift

Remember I told you about Lisanne van de Klift's blog in the last blog alert? Well, I've been over at her blog again today and fell head over heals with her newly painted bedroom. I love the greenish grey colour on the back wall of the bed. The crispy white bedding and yellow colour accents lift up the entire room making the dark wall look less heavy. Fab! The rest of her home is just as cool. I'm especially in awe with her decorating and styling skills. Lisanne definitely has an eye for putting together the right pieces for beautiful room or corner, yet it looks so effortless. At her house, even a pile of books looks pretty. Here is a peek into her home. If you haven't been to her blog yet, hop on over right now! You'll find more images of her home and lots of styling inspiration.

All images by Lisanne van de Klift via her blog or Pintrest.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Words of wisdom + beautiful space of the week

Hello monday! How have you all been? I've had a crazy busy week last week which left me feeling stressed and tired. I hardly had any time to pause, hence the lack of posting. The week ahead's going to be just as busy but, I'm feeling less agitated. A wise person reminded me that you can only do one thing at the time. Stressing won't help. That advice didn't change the amount of work I have ahead of me, nor did it help me get things done faster. But, what it did do for me is give me some much needed peace of mind. And it helped me stay calm amids all the hecticness. The best advice is usually simple in words and concept, but brilliant in result and effectiveness - don't you agree? In keeping with the spirit of brilliant simplicity I want to share with you this beautiful space. Simplicity in colour and decor, yet all combined, brilliantly beautiful. What do you think? I wish you a great week dears!
Image via Pintrest.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Mocca & Me weekend quick list - week 22/2012

Hello dears, friday's here so it's time for another quick list of fab links. Any plans people? I'd love to hear. I'm going out with a friend in Rotterdam on saturday night for more salsa dancing and I'm having English scones with a friend sunday afternoon. I'm hoping to get some shopping done too somewhere in between :) For now, have a great one dears!

Have fun and stay safe!
Natascha xoxo

Eye candy
How sexy this little work space? Great thinking combining a glass-top desk with the Philip Stark Louis ghost chair. And that lamp is fab!

Blog tip
I came across fashion blog Knight cat and had to share. A lovely blog filled with fashion inspiration.

Gift idea
Father's day is around the corner and if you still have no idea on what to get your father here are a few ideas for a father's day gift.

Photography tip
Not a photography site this time but a tip on how to improve your own photography skills. Learn how to shoot with your DSLR camera in manual modus.

Quick recipe
If you love tequila, guacamole, jalapeno and chicken then this quick recipe is just for you: tequila Lime Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich with Guacamole and Roasted Jalapeno Mayo. Sounds like a fiesta!

Win it
Always wanted a stylish zodiac necklace? Now you can win one over at Kat's blog: just enter the give away. You have till june 6th.

Sound bites
And my song for the weekend is New Age by Marlon Roudette. Such a sweet and simple and beautiful song! (And a little trivia: did you know he's Neneh Cherry's stepson?)

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Image via Pintrest.

Home tour in South Africa

In keeping with the sunny theme of the previous post, I want to take you to sunny South Africa for a tour of this stunning home. A great combination of a modern home with strong masculine colours but with warm and natural materials. When can I move in please?   

All images via House and Leisure South Africa.