Weekend decoration ideas


I am pleased to give you today some wonderful decoration tips! Maybe you can try them out this weekend!


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Put together a group of vases and place a blossom branch into some of them.


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Create a wonderful still by placing together some white candles and a blossom branch.


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If you have a small niche somewhere at your home, you could place a vase filled with an olive  (I might think??)branch.


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Is one of your favorite china dishes broken into parts? No need to worry, here is the solution!

Don’t you feel the urge to drop one of your plates by accident??!!


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Don’t you find a place to collect your hats, then display them as shown here!


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Are your bags pulling out of your wardrobe? Don’t worry! Hang them above your bedhead and enjoy watching them every night!


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To many shopping bags! Frame the ones you like the most.


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Are you tired of searching after that one particular holiday picture! Hang them at the inside of your kitchen cabinet doors and your problem will be solved.


A wonderful weekend to you all!



So sorry to not know the source of these images. I filed them some time ago. If anyone of you know the source and photographer of one of these, please let me know and I will mention it.

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Cape Town designer Gregory Mellor


A few weeks ago I discovered the beautiful interiors of Gregory Mellor. Gregory is a native South African but has traveled extensively. Having lived in Cape Town, Sydney and even in London influenced his work. His interiors reflect a combination of international styles and influences, seamlessly fused together to create an effortlessly chic and overall effect.

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In Cape Town he worked on several homes across the Atlantic Seaboard and the exclusive Southern Suburbs.


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In 2009 Gregory formed his own Design Studio in Sydney, Australia and early 2011 he returned to his hometown Cape Town, South Africa to expand his business, allowing him to access the best of both South African and Australian interior design resources.

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  I do love these beach house interiors.

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“Greg Mellor’s personal style embodies everything that is synonymous with his inconspicuous approach to classic, dateless and ultimately comfortable interior design. Combinations such as white washed walls and aged timber flooring might provide a relaxed foil to a collection of European antiques mixed with mid 20th Century classics; or natural linens contrasting with a fine printed velvet are some examples he might employ to create the perfectly balanced and layered interior space.” (Text website of Gregory Mellor)

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Gregory recently started his own blog : HERE! It looks very promising!

To discover more of Gregory’s interior designs, please visit his website by clicking on the logo.





All images : http://gregorymellor.com

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Beautiful dining rooms

I hope you all enjoyed this Easter weekend! We have had a long weekend and the Belgian weather was gorgeous!  So we spred our time between working in the garden and having barbecue with our family.

Back to our job this morning, preparing a new project, I was browsing through my dining room file to find some inspirational dining spaces for this new project. I picked out some gorgeous dining rooms I wanted to share with you today.


Don’t you love the intimacy of this dining space? Surrounded by books while dining! Love that.

3image source :  Nicky Haslam Design


In this dining room I just love the color palette of the room and the gorgeous chairs!

13 image source : Cathy Kincaid Interiors via The Enchanted Home


I have always loved to hang paintings in a dining room, in particular portraits.

20image source : Timothy Corrigan


Love the freshness of this room : beautiful painted paneling and wonderful chosen chair upholstery fabric.

14 image source : David Mitchell Interior Design


Here I love the grey ypholstered chairs in combination with the stained dining table. The grey color is repeated in the wall painting and in the color of the wainscotting.

Notice that beautiful oriental rug.

5 image source : VT Interiors


The high ceilings give this dining room a royal appearance.

18image source : Timothy Corrigan


Love this! Such a warm and cozy space. Notice the carpet !

19 image source : Timothy Corrigan


Maybe it is because of the speciality of my company’s work , but I just have a weakness for paneled rooms. In a dining room I especially love to see a very soft and clean painted color for the paneling.

What I also love in this room is again the portret painting, the floor tiles and the view towards the other rooms “en enfilade” . There is a straight line of doors from one room to another.

8 image source : Robert Couturier


A country styled dining room. Beautiful!

7 image source : Victoria Hagan via 1stdibs


A luxurious appearance.

12 image source : The Connaught Hotel London


A Swedish styled dining room. I love the chairs, the framed documents on the wall and the subdued color palette here.

22image source : Lisa Luby Ryan


Gorgeous paneling!

23 image source :  Nicky Haslam Design


Love the table, the chairs and the table chandelier.

17 image source : Art & Décoration  Photo credit: Edith Andréotta


Shabby chic style in combination with the indurstrial chairs. It works!

15 image source : Journal de la Maison  Photo credit : Stephen Clément


Swedish styled room again. To me the Swedish chairs are of the most beautiful chairs one can find.

6 image source : Vincent Bruggen


I enjoy this French styled dining room a lot! So charming! The chairs, the linen table cloth, the carpet. All so well chosen in combination with the wooden beams and the stone walls, isn’t it?

11image source : El Mueble  Photo credit : S. Moreno


Which one of these dining rooms is your favorite? Tell me!



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Happy Easter!


Oh! what a beautiful morning!
I've just dropped in to say.
I hope you have a beautiful,
And wonderful Easter Day!

Flowers are blooming everywhere,
Bird songs are in the air.
Spring is unfolding her treasures,
And wants us all to share.

Easter gives hope for tomorrow,
As after the winter comes Spring.
Our hearts can be filled with gladness
As hearts rejoice and sing.

Happy Easter!


3image source : http://www.costersveld.be/

6  image source : http://www.rooigem.com/

12 image source : http://www.costersveld.be/

8image source : http://www.franckdelmarcelle.blogspot.com/

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7 image source : House & Garden magazine November 2010 – Photo credit : Rachael Smith

5 image source : http://www.costersveld.be/

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4 image source : http://www.costersveld.be/

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I wish you and your family wonderful and happy Easter days!



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Be inspired…

For some reason the images of these peaceful and serene interiors inspired me today!

If you love Belgian design, you will love the first 2 images. I definitely love the interior design style of these Belgian companies!

Please go to visit the website of POLYEDRE and discover a wide range of offered antiques together with some great ideas to decorate your home.


Image source : Polyèdre (Magazine Votre Maison Notre Jardin 2005 – Photo credit Antoine Rozès)


INTEMPO is another Belgian/Luxembourgish interior design company to discover! Even here you will find some gorgeous pieces of antiques and beautiful interior design images.


Image source : Intempo (Magazine MTC februari-Maart 2011 – Photo credit Dennis Brandsma)


Most of you do know that I love the design style of the Dutch designer ALEXANDRA SIEBELINK. I mentionned her before in earlier posts.

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Image source : Alexandra Siebelink


KEVIN HARRIS is an architect and designer I recently discovered through my blog colleagues Renee and Angela of the blog Under Spanish Moss.

Amazing designer!

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Image source : Under Spanish Moss


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Image source : Kevin Harris Architect

9 Collection Privée

Image source : Collection Privée

I hope I inspired you today!

And don’t forget to visit the above mentionned websites, you will not be disappointed!



Miabelle Gillier

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