donderdag 22 januari 2015

Today's Crush: The home of Suzy & Shane

Today I'm getting inspired by the vibrant home of graphic designers Suzy Tuxen and Shane Loorham. These two creatives are based in Melbourne and made their home an extension of their personalities & work. After practicing design for many years, Suzy started her own business "A Friend of Mine". Shane is the design director at "Liquorice" together with his team he builds brands through design, strategy & technology. 

Suzy & Shane invested in beautiful design pieces and combined them with retro vintage, bright colours, graphics and self-made art. I just love their unique, modern & fresh style!

Source: Design Sponge

woensdag 14 januari 2015

Life and Lemons

In November 2014 me and my sister visited the Seinfestijn Festival in Haarlem. It was the first time I visited this cosy festival and I liked the atmosphere a lot! It was also very nice to meet and talk to a couple of bloggers & webshop owners. I also talked to the two girls, Esther & Laura, behind the very cool webshop "Life and Lemons". I immediately fell in love with the calendar by Darling Clementine, such beautiful prints! Like little colorful pieces of art! 

Later on I received a package with some lovely presents from Life and Lemons, so sweet! The "California Dreaming" and "Santa Cruz" postcards you can buy here. The Tote bag you can get here. The calendar has got a nice spot in our renewed dressing room! It's not completely ready bus we're getting there... We found the vintage closet on Marktplaats and a new rug on Urban Outfitters! We thought it was worth it to give this room a little make-over because every morning we start our day here!

Life an Lemons is offering a 10% discount on their webshop with the code "lemonxmyattic"! Go and take a look!

Pictures by Marij Hessel

zondag 11 januari 2015

Breakfast in Bed with Auping

At the end of 2014, I received a very nice email from the people at Auping. I was offered to test one of their duvet covers! I chose the "Perdita", a cotton flannel duvet cover with a black and white leopard print. When I received it, I immediately wanted to try it out! First, I had to get used to the cotton flannel but when I slept underneath this cover for a couple of nights, I started to enjoy it more and more. The fabric is very soft and comfortable, now I'm hooked! On top of that, the black & white leopard print looks great in our bedroom! Even more reason to stay inside, snuggle up, sleep late and have breakfast in bed during these cold & rainy days... 

Pictures by Marij Hessel

woensdag 7 januari 2015

Etsy Love

Hello dear readers! How's 2015 treating you? My start of this year has been good so far but you may have noticed, I'm having a little bit of a slow start... It always takes a little time to get back into the daily routine again doesn't it? It's been a while since I shared with you, some of my Etsy favourites! How cute are these personal engraved bars of soap? It would be such an original present! I also love the hand painted mug and the porcelain hanging planter since I'm a sucker for ceramics... 

Get inspired and enjoy the rest of your week!!

1. Custom stamped soap by Vice and Velvet
2. Mountain range pillow by Three Bad Seeds
3. Embroidery hoop by Sarah K Benning
4. Spray cutting board by Oelwein
5. Hand painted mug by Redraven Studios
6. Tea towel by Cotton and Flags Shop
7. Travel journal by Happy Dappy Bits
8. Hanging planter by Redraven Studios

dinsdag 30 december 2014

A Happy Home & A Happy New Year!

I'm really enjoying my holiday at the moment... The days are flying by though! Christmas was good and I can't let go of my decorations yet. The poster by Zilverblauw goes perfect with the rest of our interior, Evert suggested we should just leave it there even though Christmas is over! Tomorrow we will celebrate NYE with friends and think back on 2014. It was a great year with a lot to be thankful for. I'm looking forward to a new year, making new plans, setting goals...

I want to thank you for following My Attic, reading my posts & leaving sweet comments! Like every other blogger I have my bad moments sometimes (why am I doing this?) but the fact that you keep coming back to my blog gives me enough motivation to keep sharing my stuff!

I wish you all a fabulous 2015!!!

Pictures by Marij Hessel

Vivifier Give Away Winner

Just before Christmas, Karlijn from Vifivier and me started a Give Away with a set of posters Karlijn made! Time flew and as promised, today we are announcing the winner... We are happy to give the lovely posters to Mickey from @GRAS_VD_BUREN! We hope to make the start of 2015 even better for you with this surprise! Karlijn and I want to thank everyone who joined this Give Away!

If you want to buy this set of posters, click here! Want to see more work of Karlijn? Go to her website Vivifier

Happy 2015 everyone!!

maandag 22 december 2014

Healthy & Homemade

It's time for some food inspiration! Today I made Christmas Cookies to share with a Gingersnap Milkshake. Ok, maybe not extremely healthy but perfect for the holidays when it's time to spoil yourself! I did however try to make it as healthy as possible. This is what you'll need for the Christmas Cookies:

- Organic Cookie mix (Dille & Kamille)
- Gingerbread spices
- 1 egg
- 180 gr butter

Mix it all together in a bowl and knead it into a big ball of dough. Let is stiffen in the refrigerator for 20 minutes and roll out the dough until it's about 5 mm thick. Now you can use different cookie cutters within the Christmas theme. Bake the cookies for 20 minutes on 170 degrees and let them rest for a while.

I decorated the cookies with white icing and as you can see I made a little cookie house for the Milkshake as well!

For the Gingersnap Milkshake you'll need:

- 1/2 cup of almond milk
- 1 cup of (sugar free) vanilla ice cream
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon of organic vanilla sugar
- 1 teaspoon of maple syrup
- gingerbread cookie crumbs

Mix the first 6 ingredients into a blender until it becomes a smoothie. Pour some maple syrup onto a small plate and put the cookie crumbs onto another plate. Dip the rim of the cup into the syrup and then into the cookie crumbs. Pour the Gingersnap Milkshake into the cup and serve with a Gingerbread cookie. Enjoy your holiday treat!

Pictures by Marij Hessel

zondag 21 december 2014

Give Away with Karlijn from Vivifier

It's time for another Give Away! Karlijn, a talented Dutch illustrator who has a special interest for interior & styling, contacted me to start a little collaboration! I met Karlijn at the DDW Bloggerscafe in Eindhoven and later on again at the Fonq Blogevent. Such a bright and positive attitude this girl... I'm really impressed by her work which you can see on her website Vivifier so I was enthusiastic right away! We thought it would be nice to organize this Give Away during the holidays when it's all about celebrations & gifts!

For these illustrations, Karlijn was inspired by thinking of the new year, a fresh start. A new year gives new ideas and inspiration, opportunities, starting with a clean slate! A fun fact: on the first of January, Vivifier celebrates her 5th anniversary! A good reason to give away this set of posters...

To win this set of two A4 posters, this is what you should do:

- Leave a comment on this post
- Follow @vivifier & @entermyattic on Instagram
- Share this Give Away on Instagram or Facebook with #vivifiergiveaway

We will announce the winner on December 30th! 

Pictures by Marij Hessel

vrijdag 19 december 2014

A Happy Christmas Home

Woohoo!! My holiday just started and I couldn't be happier! I love this time of the year and now I can fully enjoy it... As you can see our little Christmas tree is colorfully decorated and brightens up the living room. I made a garland from the confetti that I used for my Sweet Pastel Wrapping theme earlier. The gold glitter diamonds I bought at Hema. Everything else I re-used from the years before. Last year me and Evert made a wooden Christmas tree which you can see here. This year I felt like a traditional real tree because I just love the smell!

Is your holiday starting as well? I wish you all a relaxing and cosy weekend!! Christmas is almost here...

Pictures by Marij Hessel

dinsdag 16 december 2014

3 Ways to Wrap #3

It's time for my last wrapping theme: Festive Green Wrapping! I used the same Ikea boxes as I used with the Monochrome Wrapping theme. The gold wrapping paper, white ribbon & cute tags I bought at Ikea as well. I really loved the Christmas collection at Ikea this year! The pine cones and mini trees I got at Action and the ceramic snowflake at one of my favorite shops Dille & Kamille. The green fir branches give the presents a fresh & extra Christmassy touch! You can take a look at the other two wrapping themes here and here!

Enjoy wrapping!!

Pictures by Marij Hessel
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