Ooh Noo

Bedroom Stories

September 22, 2015 • Home DecorKidsStyle

don’t worry, i haven’t gone missing, and i most certainly have not abandoned this blog (i mean, i could never). i have been working hard on pulling off this career + having a kid thing, and though most days i’m succeeding, sometimes i am not. and when something’s gotta give, it means i try to unplug a little more often. if you want to stay in the loop though, you can always find me on INSTAGRAM, where it’s easier for me to share little stories more frequently. that said – i have been playing catch up with the hundreds of photos i still needed to edit and stories i needed to put into words, and i have so many great things to share with you in the coming weeks. it’s a good thing fall is knocking on our door – what better than rainy weather to sink into your sofa with a blanket and some reading material, right?

first up is something i’ve been wanting to share for far too long. one of the biggest perks of having this blog, is that really cool people sometimes find and contact me to show me what they’re doing. personally, i think there is no bigger compliment than that. last spring, i received two such emails one right after the other. and though they couldn’t be more different, they have more in common than you’d think at first sight. one came from the belgian designer duo behind HAUSMERK, a new and directional brand of original and minimal interior design objects. the other came from the netherlands, where an entrepreneurial young woman launched COISA, her own brand of gorgeous knitwear clothing and accessories. young people creating beautiful things with a soul – it was a good mail day alright.

i was wrong before – the biggest compliment is not having these talented people get in touch, but them putting their trust in me to take their creations and present them to you in a meaningful and beautiful story on my blog. they had to wait a long time before i got to it though. these past few months have been a whirlwind of launching my own marketing company with a partner, getting used to life as a family of three, traveling back and forth between switzerland and belgium and juggling assignments and projects like never before. i rarely stopped to smell the roses, so to speak. until one day i decided – enough already.

i took half a day off from my inbox and phone, and spent it with juliet. we went around the house, taking our time to discover every little thing in every single room. i showed her every knick-knack and told her the story behind every object. it was so fun to see her face light up discovering new shapes, colors and textures. she touched everything she could get her little hands on, her eyes filled with wonder (and drool dripping everywhere the second before she tried to put everything into her little mouth). i often say things like ‘i want her to grow up appreciating the things in life i love the most,’ but i realized i need to take the time to really get her interested and introduce her to those things. i am surrounded by so much beauty – the denim scarf by coisa and the wall knobs from hausmerk among them – but i tend to live too fast to really enjoy them. it’s hard to say who enjoyed our little tour around the house more – juliet or myself.

in any case, it presented the perfect opportunity to finally take some photos of my daily surroundings. juliet doesn’t sleep in her leander crib anymore, but i can’t get myself to put it away just yet. instead i often put her in there while i tidy up the room, fold laundry or take pictures – like in this instance. i’ve put the marble and wood SUNNY SIDE UP KNOBS from hausmerk against the wall where my muuto dots used to hang – they are the exact same size for screws, so they’re super easy to alternate. i love how they are a small detail that makes a big difference. (and i don’t need to explain how much i love the use of marble in them, right?) i use them to hang items i use regularly, like my robe from PLUTO ON THE MOON, or totes that are easy to grab and fill up when i need to head out the door.

i also love to have beautiful accessories lying or hanging around, because if they are not – i always forget putting them on. coisa makes such beautiful SCARVES in natural fabrics and colors, they are the perfect finishing touch to any basic outfit. i have honestly not taken their scarf off ever since i got it, and i always get the nicest compliments about it. i strongly suggest you peruse their LOOKBOOK, which is excellent outfit inspiration for minimalists and lovers of basic like myself. i am seriously contemplating just printing out all of their pictures to take them shopping with me to replicate every single outfit.

wall knobs by HAUSMERK // scarf by COISA // juliet’s playsuit by HUXBABY and headband by HOUSE OF MIA // bedding by OOH NOO // crib by LEANDER // tote by EMOI EMOI // photos by stephanie duval

Oh Yes Ooh Noo

July 2, 2015 • Home DecorKids

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one of the biggest challenges once juliet was born, was to find cute but beautiful bedding for her crib and cot. it seemed like the only options were bright colors, or pastel animal prints… until i found OOH NOO. the slovenian company is run by a designer who happens to also be a mother – the best kind of combination if you ask me. nina wanted to create bedding that would be perfect for both boys and girls, would speak to design afficionados, and would be washable ‘ad infinitum.’ she designed the most beautiful sheets in pure linnen, in beautiful monochrome prints or pretty muted colors.

because the sizes of the bedding are not standard, i had two down blankets custom made to fit the sheets – one for juliet’s LEANDER crib, and one for her OEUF bed. i also use the smallest size in her bugaboo stroller – it’s the perfect size for small sleeping nooks like that.

what i love most about the ooh noo bedding is the fact that it is made to mix and match. i love combining the geometric web print with the tiny little triangles. and the delicate flower print is prettiest when you combine the white and beige versions, too. i use the larger duvet covers as mattress covers in juliet’s crib, and love that i will able to keep using them as she grows bigger and older. this bedding truly feels like it will last forever – and what’s not to love about that?!

crib sheet by jack n’a qu’un oeuil via KIDSLOVEDESIGNall other bedding by OOH NOObed by oeuf via KIDSLOVEDESIGNbunny blanket by miniwilla via STUDIO AIMEEbunnies by JELLYCATscreenprinted soft toy by youngdouble via PEEK&PACKphotos by stephanie duval and matthias rabaey


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