donderdag 27 augustus 2015

Vtwonen Loves Blogs

Last Saturday I received the Vtwonen Loves Blogs magazine which I'm featured in for the second time, I'm so proud! This magazine is a collaboration between Vtwonen and Meet the Blogger and it's all about bloggers, their personal style, what they love & what they do! I'm very honored to be in this magazine together with a lot of great, well known bloggers whom I admire for their talent! I'm very pleased with the way the article turned out, the people behind Vtwonen & Meet the Blogger did a great job! This edition will officially be launched at the Meet the Blogger Conference on October 3&4, I can't wait and I hope to see you there!

Pictures by Marij Hessel

zondag 23 augustus 2015

A Happy Home

As an interior lover, I'm always looking for things in my home that I can change... Sometimes I get a little tired of myself but it's also so much fun! I'm constantly telling myself "when I change this or that, it will be finished!". But I'm afraid that moment will never come ;) I guess it's part of being creative right? And we're surrounded by beautiful inspiration through magazines, Social media and Pinterest! Anyhow, we've made a couple of changes in our home again. We took a short trip to Belgium during our holiday and we stayed in this lovely apartment in Antwerp! We rented a little bus & we made a tour visiting a lot of Thrift Shops. Luckily Evert is starting to appreciate this Thrift Shop thing that I have more and more. He spotted some beautiful things! It's great to do things like that together...

We found this cupboard as well and I decided to paint it pink, I'm in love with it! The rattan chair I bought a while ago at the thrift shop in my home town. The magazine rack I made from leather straps, you can find a lot of tutorials on Pinterest for this!

We also found this vintage dresser in Belgium (Evert spotted this one) and we thought it would look perfect in our living room! When I made my Plant Gang for a Urban Jungle Bloggers poster earlier, I loved my plants all together & decided to keep it this way. The terrarium I bought at the garden center.

I'm still very happy with our new hanging lamp from Habitat above the dining table! I think the origami effect is beautiful... The white retro vase is also a souvenir from Belgium. I've always had a thing for ceramics but lately I've developed another thing for retro vases and pottery, I love the shapes & the patterns!

The Flamingo poster was a gift for my birthday, it's now in our bedroom together with this mixture of accessories. I'm eager to get started on a project for our bedroom that I have in mind... I'll let you know when it's ready but I can assure you it will be different! The kelim in our dressing room is a souvenir from the Dutch festival Pinkpop, I'm in love with the colours! The calendar (which is on the wrong month but the print is awesome!) is from Darling Clementine and the cute cacti postcards are from the talented Dutch illustrator Ingrid with her brand Teken-ing, aren't they adorable?!

Don't forget; you Dutchies can still winn 2 tickets to the superfun Snor Festival here!

Pictures by Marij Hessel

zondag 16 augustus 2015

Give Away: 2 tickets to Snor Festival

I'm very excited to be invited to the upcoming "Snor Festival", a child friendly event full of cool workshops, good food, nice people and lovely products! Together with a group of 14 fellow bloggers I will keep you up-to-date before, during and after this fun day! Since this is the first time for me to attend this festival so I don't have any pictures of my own to share with you. Therefore I borrowed a couple of beautiful pictures from De Wereld van Snor & Zilverblauw from the 2014 edition. Talking about Zilverblauw, Anki & Casper are releasing there first book "Shoot" on that very day, very exciting! Several books will be released on this festival and I'm anxious to see what they look like and what they're all about!

I can't wait to enjoy this day on the 20th of September and hopefully I'll see you there! In fact, I'm giving away 2 tickets for Snor Festival! If you want to get your hands on a ticket, this is what you'll need to do:

1. Leave a comment below on why you want to go to Snor Festival
2. Like My Attic & Snor on Facebook

I will share this competition on Facebook & Instagram as well so you can leave a comment there if you prefer! I'll pick the winner on August 30. Good luck!

Pictures 1 - 5 via De Wereld van Snor
Pictures 6 & 7 via Zilverblauw

maandag 10 augustus 2015

Amara Interior Blog Awards

You may have noticed that it's a little quiet on my blog but that's only because I'm enjoying a little holiday! Me and my love Evert are spending some relaxing days at home an we made a short trip to Belgium to do a thrift shop tour! It was a lot of fun (except for some frustrating moments here and there ;)) and we came home with some lovely things which I'll tell you more about later!

I also want to share with you the exciting news that My Attic is nominated for the Amara Interior Blog Awards! This leading worldwide luxury retailer organizes this big event since 2013 to put interior bloggers in the spotlights. Someone out there thought My Attic was worth nominating so thank you, whoever you are!! I'm thrilled to even be nominated but off course it would be even greater to get to the top 5 of Best European Interiors Blog! If you could take the time to vote for me, that would be so awesome! 

Click here to vote & take a look here at the other very talented participants in this cathegorie.

Pictures by Marij Hessel

zaterdag 1 augustus 2015

Today's Crush: The Home of Alice and Lucy Oehr

Today is a good day! Weekend started and our holiday started, yay!! On this happy note I want to share with you a home that I love. It's the home of graphic designer Alice Oehr and her sister Lucy based in Melbourne, Australia. These girls had the opportunity to rent his place from their parents but there was a lot of work to be done! You can see the complete process of the renovation on their blog "The Park Street Project". I must say they did an amazing job, what a supercute home! I'm in love with all the quirky details such as the figurings, the posters, art, patterns but most of all I love that Cockatoo lamp!! I like interiors like this, one big eclectic mix of different styles. Unique in it's own way!

Pictures via The Design Files

dinsdag 21 juli 2015

DIY Marble Dipped Photoholders

For Stek Magazine I made these DIY Photoholders with marble effect. They're great for little postcards, polaroids or business cards! Once you get the hang of it, this is a pretty easy & quick DIY project. 

This is what you need:

- Plaster
- A silicone ice cube tray
- Metal wire
- Plastic bowls
- Skewers
- Nailpolish
- Pliers & Wire cutter 

Step 1:
Make a little bowl with plaster by following the instructions on the packaging. Use a plastic bowl that you can throw away later. Put the plaster into a pouring cup and leave it for a couple of minutes. Pour the plaster into the ice cube tray & again leave it for a couple of minutes.

Step 2: 
In the meantime you can make the wire clips. Cut of a piece of wire at about 15 centimeters. Make a double circle or heart (or another shape you like) with the pliers so you'll get sort of a clip to hold a card or a picture. Prick the wire clips into the plaster cubes and leave it to dry. When the plaster is completely dry you can push the cubes carefully out of the tray. 

Step 3:
Pick out your favorite colors of nail polish. Put some hot water in a plastic bowl and pour a little bit of nail polish into the water. Keep the bottle close to the water, otherwise the nail polish will sink immediately to the bottom of the bowl. Now take a skewer and quickly stir the nail polish. Dip the plaster cube into the nail polish and take it out right away. Now leave it to dry upside down. If everything goes right, the nail polish creates kind of a marble effect!

Step 4:
When everything is completely dry, you're done! Collect your favorite (polaroid) pictures or postcards & place them into the wire clips. These Marble Dipped Photoholders are great on your desk or even in the kitchen with a little recipe!

Pictures by Marij Hessel

woensdag 15 juli 2015

Etsy Love

I found some beautiful products on Etsy which I want to share with you today... The thing that I love about Etsy is that a lot of the products are handmade and pretty unique! Things that are made with love by people from all over the world. This time I chose sort of a green, black and white oriented color scheme. 

1. Ceramic tray by LaMalconttenta
2. Greeting card by In Haus Press
3. Cactus Pouch by Amelie Mancini
4. Desk Lamp by ILIUI
5. Brass Geometric Ornament by Handmade Sam-Made
6. Linea Coasters by The Vintage Vogue Story
7. Marble & Brass Necklace by Deuce Fashion

donderdag 9 juli 2015

Hotspot KEET Rotterdam

Earlier this week I told you about the great day I had at the bloggers tour organized by Robine from Act Productions Blog. We started at the Swan Market and after that we took the subway to visit the beautiful new conceptstore KEET Rotterdam. KEET offers webshop owners, young entrepreneurs & cool labels a place to show & sell their products. In this light and open space, you can shop, work, eat, drink and join a workshop or other get-togethers! Here you can see which brands are represented at KEET, the collection changes regularly.

We had a very tasty lunch, made a lot of pictures, had some nice conversations and received even more goodies! The gifts just kept coming... Thanks Robine, KEET Rotterdam & Swan Market for a great day!! And thanks Owned By, Njummel, Riverstones, Carlijn Q, Simply Chocolate, BRUUT Wonen, Stockhome, Dist, Mieke de Been, Agroposta, Aan Tafel met Karin, Sprinkles Bakery, Potpori, Beton And More, Wishlist Material, Hola Pequeno, Burra Burra, Do it Yourselves, Vivo & ByKimShop for the lovely presents!

If you're curious about which presents were inside of my goodiebag, check out my Instagram account

Pictures by Marij Hessel

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