Step into my bedroom


Last week, Flair Magazine published an article where they looked into the bedrooms of three Flemish women. Apparently, the bedroom is something a lot of their readers find difficult to decorate, so enter the inspiration! My bedroom was featured, and because¬† I’ve been babbling on about my new flat and decorating, I thought it would be nice to share the pictures with you. The room is filled with things I “inherited” from my mom and grandparents, as well as some treasures from flea markets etc… I am a sucker for anything with a story behind it. Here goes…

I store my jewellery in old jars. They’re cheap, easy to find and bring a little bit of order in the chaos. I like to mix things up, so since the shoot these jars have been moved into my dressing… The frameworks hold postcards from places that are dear to me. I collect them like crazy. One book is from London and one a gift from Marijs. The candle is from Rituals and the box from La Fille d’O.

The dressing table is from my mom’s old bedroom and matches the bed. They’re pieces from the store that my grandmother used to own, as is the drawing in the golden frame. The knobs on the drawers are new. I got them from this website, but you can get some great ones at Anthropologie as well. The chair is from the Kloosterstraat in Antwerp, the hand mirror from the Antique Market in Tongeren, the postcard and fashion illustration from London, the jars from Barcelona and… Ikea.

The suitcase almost falls apart but it is great storage (thanks grandma). The bedside table is from our local thrift store, the candle holders were a gift from my (awesome) college friends and the frame is from a London market. The bedspread used to be my grandmother’s as well.

Pictures by Karel Daems. Big thanks to Kirsten Ginckels for making it such a nice article.

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  1. Dat had ik gelezen en vond ik de leukste!

    Written by Valerie on 19 October 2011

  2. Gorgeoussssssssssss bedroom!

    Written by Joke on 19 October 2011

  3. speciaal de flair gekocht omdat ik wist dat je er in stond, knap werk hoor!

    Written by Federica on 19 October 2011

  4. oh my your bedroom is absolutely divine girl! so romantic and vintage! absolutely stunning! i love to paint and pimp old furniture too, so cheap and it always looks amazing

    Written by Absolutelymrsk on 19 October 2011

  5. OMY pats, totaal coveteur style! Die witte kast met roze knopjes! En die rozen! Precies Miss Dior goes vintage :)

    Written by Kim on 19 October 2011

  6. SuperSuperSuper Pretty :) Amazing pics also :) !

    Written by Aline on 19 October 2011

  7. Zalig!!! Ik dacht deze ochtend nog om een comment te plaatsen met de vraag in van wanneer we uw appartement zouden zien :D Dit is dus al een goed begin ^^

    Het is trouwens super lang geleden! Wanneer zien we elkaar nog eens?


    Written by Afrodite on 20 October 2011

  8. Het zijn echt mooie foto’s geworden, laat maar weten wat de oma en opa ervan vinden!!!

    Written by Marijs on 20 October 2011

  9. Thanks iedereen, zo’n lieve reacties! @Marijs: ik heb het vandaag getoond! Bomma was zo hard aan het glunderen :) Opa direct “is dat niet onze sprei!?” haha!

    Written by Patricia on 20 October 2011

  10. Geweldig! Ik heb het gelezen in Flair en hoewel ik eigenlijk meer voor het strakke, moderne ben, vind ik dit ook heel leuk. Vintage is echt super.

    Written by Stephanie on 20 October 2011

  11. prachtig!

    Written by Tine on 22 October 2011

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