Weekend at the Dutch coast

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Last weekend we decided to extend a trip to Belgium, to visit Noordwijk at the Dutch coastline and enjoy a couple of sunny days at the North Sea. We stayed at Vesper, a great spot for design lovers to take a break. The hotel was recently opened after a renovation that restored it’s original look from the nineteenth century.

We explored different rooms at hotel Vesper, and saw a beautiful combination of modern design elements, art pieces and vintage furniture carefully hunted for at antique Parisian markets. Each room had a different color, representing a different theme and I naturally asked to stay at a “Pure” white room. Our room was very bright, tastefully decorated and cozy, with a very comfortable and cushiony handmade mattress. The highlight of the room was a beautiful raised bathroom, with a relaxing bathtub with view to the sea.

“Vesper” in Dutch, means the moment when the sun sets into the sea, and at the evening we witnessed a beautiful one. The sunset was accentuated by the sunlight reflected in the brass panels of the large cabinet that extends until the roof.

I will always have a weak spot for good design, especially when combined with friendly service, cozy atmosphere, great food and a sunny beach. The perfect recipe for a relaxing weekend.

If you want to know more about the Vesper hotel, have a look here.

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Concrete heaven

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Concrete heaven - via cocolapinedesign.comConcrete heaven - via cocolapinedesign.comConcrete heaven - via cocolapinedesign.comConcrete heaven - via cocolapinedesign.comConcrete heaven - via cocolapinedesign.comConcrete heaven - via cocolapinedesign.comConcrete heaven - via cocolapinedesign.comConcrete heaven - via cocolapinedesign.comI’m absolutely in love with this home with all concrete walls. This soft grey texture goes so perfectly with the light wood floors. In every room there is some nice contrasts with the grey concrete: in the kitchen there is the white tiles and the shiny metal cabinet doors, in the living room the brown leather couch and in the bedroom the grey bed textiles soften up this look even more. I also really like the tree trunk that is used as a clothes hanger. I could move right into this place.

via Ahre, first seen on Planete Deco

 

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Kētos: a new print in the shop

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I’m so happy to announce that there is a new poster in the shop. The word ‘kētos’ in Greek, means a large ocean creature like a sea monster or whale. In this poster, five beautiful whale species are shaped from several different layers of paint textures and strokes. The whales are shown in relative size and are described by their scientific name, approximate size and weight. You can find it here and I hope you like it !

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Bedroom with a wooden wall

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Bedroom with a wooden wall - via cocolapinedesign.comBedroom with a wooden wall - via cocolapinedesign.comThere is something about this wooden wall in combination with the green bedsheets and the classic chandelier. It makes the room look so special. I really like that the direction of the wood panels on the floor is perpendicular with the ones on the wall as well.

via Alvhem

 

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Classic apartment with a modern touch

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Classic apartment with a modern touch - via cocolapinedesign.comClassic apartment with a modern touch - via cocolapinedesign.comClassic apartment with a modern touch - via cocolapinedesign.comClassic apartment with a modern touch - via cocolapinedesign.comClassic apartment with a modern touch - via cocolapinedesign.comClassic apartment with a modern touch - via cocolapinedesign.comClassic apartment with a modern touch - via cocolapinedesign.comClassic apartment with a modern touch - via cocolapinedesign.comI like the theatrical elements in this home, combined with some modern and vintage-modern pieces. This mixture makes this place really interesting. The blue shades of the lamp and chairs in the kitchen against the white floors and the wooden table are very nice as well and finally I find the touch of yellow in the living room very interesting. I guess yellow is something you don’t often see in a living area, but here it fits just perfectly.

Also, I’m so happy to announce that my prints are now available at online stockist The Loppist, where you can read my story and interview. My readers can now get 10% of the first purchase when entering ‘hellococolapine’ at checkout.

via Stadshem

 

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Mix of cool and warm tones

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Mix of cool and warm tones - via cocolapinedesign.comMix of cool and warm tones - via cocolapinedesign.comMix of cool and warm tones - via cocolapinedesign.comMix of cool and warm tones - via cocolapinedesign.comMix of cool and warm tones - via cocolapinedesign.comMix of cool and warm tones - via cocolapinedesign.comMix of cool and warm tones - via cocolapinedesign.comMix of cool and warm tones - via cocolapinedesign.comThe mix of muted colors in this place is very interesting I think. The kitchen and living room are mainly white, with the beautiful leather detail of the series 7 chair, terracotta plant pots and the copper details giving the rooms some contrast. In the workspace a light blue is used and in the bedroom an earthy green, which has a very calming effect.

Styling by Pella Hedeby and Marie Ramse, photography by Kristofer Johnsson

 

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