May 3, 2010

Zen Living

Today I bought the new May-issue of the Flemish interior-magazine ´Actief Wonen´ and found several stunning home-interiors inside that show a lovely quality of ´Zen´ living. The most interesting about this magazine is that they present a good combination of different styles, design and lifestyle-ideas.

I do like this very stylish mix of old and new furniture: the antique wooden table with the famous white Panton-chairs around.

[All pictures by Verne Photography]

This home can be found in Antwerp/Belgium, where lives Elsie with her partner Yves and their Danish dog Nelson. They bought the cupboard in their hall from an antiques-shop and it has been sanded for a more modern and light look. Several lamps in their home are from the Dutch brand Zenza. the big white leather sofa with straight shapes in the livingroom is model ´Costa´ from interior-shop Okay and the kitchen was bought at Ikea.

A home in modern country and industrial style in French Normandy: an old farm which has been transformed into a pretty holidayhome. The original lamps in this Ikea-kitchen are designed by Frenchman José Esteves.

[All pictures by Serge Anton photography]

Sylvie - la maîtresse de maison - made the burlap-cushioncovers for the sofa and chairs and this special carpet (see picture up here), sewn together of vintage coffeebean-bags, all by herself.

Actief Wonen Magazine


Lynda said...

GREAT!!! I see some items and settings I really like!!!! Not to girly and sweet!!!! I love it!!


Pinecone Camp said...

I could live in any of those. Flipping beautiful!!

Evert Schermerhorn said...

Dag Marjolijn,

Prachtige foto's / interieurs.
Ben ook een fan van de combinatie van antiek en modern.

Hartelijke groeten,

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I'm a big fan of the "mix" too. Getting ready for a photo shoot, and have found lots of inspiration here. Bedankt, Marjolijn! xo Lidy

Valloittava valkoinen said...

So calm and beautiful!

My dream has been for a long time that someday i would live in a stone house and all the walls would be nicely rough!


Tanneke said...

Bedankt voor het vermelden van de klemspot van Tsé & Tsé associées. Is ook een erg populaire lamp. Ga door met het goede blogwerk!

franca@villadesta said...

Hallo Marjolijn,

Erg mooi! Ik hou heel erg van het oude verweerde hout! Een fijn pinkster weekend, Franca

La Petite Gallery said...

I have done lots of eclectic
rooms and had luck with them.
That is a great tub, like the feet. I am a new visitor and have put you on my sidebar. Stop over when you have time. Yvonne

The-Countrypolitan said...

I'm enjoying your blog and images...! ~Terri