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March 10, 2014

Hello everyone! Last Friday I launched a mini series called Blogger’s Favorites on decor8 devoted to my love of blogger’s and their amazing sense of style – they always seem to know what’s current and this is the main reason why so many of us love and follow blogs, right? So to continue with my series, Blogger’s Favorites, I’m going to share with you our next blogger spotlight on Danielle DeLange from The Style Files who lives in a gorgeous country home just outside of Amsterdam. Here is Danielle in her home with her darling son, Kick. Danielle is a good blogger friend of mine, we met in person in 2006 when I was assigned to write about Dutch Design Week for Domino magazine and a few years later, we traveled together to Stockholm for a mini getaway. Since, I’ve seen her at various events and we’re still in touch despite our very busy schedules. Danielle is such a talented and sweet person – I’m so happy that she is one of the bloggers I’ve been honored to meet and know more personally.

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Name: Danielle de Lange / Blog: The Style Files / Online Shop: Le Souk / City+Country: Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Pinterest account: @TheStyleFiles / IG account: @danielledelange

Five favorite things:

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photo: romain ricard

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photo: romain ricard

1: Favorite look– my favorite interior style is a modern bohemian look with natural materials such as wood as you can see above.

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photo: femke pastijn
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photo: weekday carnival

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photo: fredericia furniture

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photo: stylizimo

2: Favorite trend- I like the trend that house plants become styling objects. On blogs and on Pinterest I see a lot of images of beautiful interiors styled with plants. Personally I don’t have many plants in my home as we have a large garden in which I spent a lot of time but I do like that people use nature to decorate their homes.

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3: Favorite object – my favorite object at the moment is my new coffee table which you can see in my home shown above. I have searching for the perfect table for years and I just found one that is perfect for home, which is an old farmhouse outside of Amsterdam. It is made of a piece of wood and it has a rustic look. I am very happy with this find!

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photo: le souk (danielle’s online shop)

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photo: lovely life

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photo: reath

4: Favorite object that you see everywhere at the moment – I love my vintage kilim rugs and I do see a lot of vintage rugs such as kilim rugs, beni ourain rugs and boucherouite rugs being used in interiors. I love to use rugs because they can give a room instant style and color. They have an immediate effect and give a space a lot of character.

5: Favorite miscellaneous – My 3 year old son is very happy with his new gardening tools (for kids). We spend a lot of time in the garden (when weather permits) and he can now help me with tending the plants. We also made a small vegetable garden where he can grow his own vegetable.

Why do you like these five – what attracts you?
I am usually attracted to natural materials. I also like when a item has a story. For example with a beautiful 50 year old vintage rug from Turkey I wonder about the people who have used the rug before me.

What trends are you bored with? I don’t like marble so I don’t understand the current marble revival. It is now not only used for bathrooms or floors but also for home accessories. The look is just too cold and classic for my taste.

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photo: bloomingville

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photo: emily henderson

What do you predict will be hot next? I think various blue hues such as indigo will be hot this season. We have already been seeing these colors in fashion (denim on denim) but I now see lots of blue for interior accessories as well.

Thank you Danielle for your list of faves! More Blogger’s Favorites will post this week, stay tuned!

(images linked to their sources above)


  • Reply Sabbie Narwal March 10, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Love the rug (and the wondering behind it) and that white armchair is just so dreamy!!

  • Reply Clever Girl Reviews March 10, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    I’m a firm believer in marble in any interior with the right item! Love that last shot!

  • Reply Zandra Zuraw March 10, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    My style is so much more…hectic, I guess is how I’d describe it. I layer lots of color and pattern together and create little vignettes around my house. But I’d love to live in this house for a little while so that I could re-focus, re-center and calm myself down from time to time! It’s so carefully curated and peaceful. Love it!

  • Reply Kim March 11, 2014 at 11:24 am

    There so much great interiors on your blog. How do you get all these pretty houses to photograph them? It’s great! And actually I need some nice works on my own for my study end, maybe you have some advices?


  • Reply Lisa March 12, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Love that blue velvet sofa!!!! I love natural materials too…anything that has to do with wood or water.

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