Hotze Eisma is an amazing photographer in the Netherlands who has worked with some very special clients in some of the most beautiful interiors in the world. The spaces shown in Hotze’s portfolio are stunning, unique and have been spotted in some of the world’s best publications. You may even recognize a few.
You can purchase some of these photographs if you are a company or publication interested in interior and travel photos… You simply go to the production that interests you and then click on the PDF download to view all the images from that particular shoot and then contact Hotze directly for the details. I personally love the lighting and mood in each of these photographs, there is a real feeling here that makes you want to know these people, dine with them… A cozy feeling that I love so much. You can view more from this stunning portfolio here.
(images: hotze eisma)
Hello Friends! It’s me, Leslie again with Color Me Pretty. Today I am inspired by Japanese stationery supplies and colors like peacock blue, chartreuse, golden yellow, creamy white and a little dark brown. I was fortunate enough to enjoy a brief trip to Japan a couple weeks ago and I wanted to share my inspirations with you. I spent hours, yes hours, in stationery stores all over Tokyo. I just could not get enough of the pens, papers, tapes and stamps. We all have our weaknesses and one of my big ones is Japanese stationery and craft supplies!
Peacock blue (a really dark turquoise) looks stunning in home decor, especially when paired with a lighter shade of turquoise. Add a little chartreuse or avocado to the mix and you have one of my favorite color combinations!
This time I also brought in a little golden yellow and some dark brown as Fall is settling in here. If it is Spring where you are, a lighter shade of yellow works well too. In grad school, I upholstered an old Scandinavian sofa that was given to me in a fabulous peacock blue velvet. It sounds kind of scandalous as I write this but it actually looked amazing against the white washed walls of my apartment! Today, my dear sofa is in storage but I still love turquoise accents around my home!
I can only hope that one or some of these photos may inspire you to start a creative project for yourself. I love the month of September because to me it feels like the time for a fresh start. Time to do something new or to get back to things that have been on hold. It is nice to decide to stay home in the evenings and focus on what we want to create. Maybe it could be a journal that incorporates collage. How about an album of just inspiring photographs or of you at your happiest and most fulfilled moments instead of just the usual chronological one? Design files and small home improvement projects can be fun to tackle too. Whatever gets you moving and creating.
Thank you for your support of my column and I can’t wait to see you back here again soon! -Leslie Shewring
(images: leslie shewring)
Have you heard of the design studio out of the Netherlands called friedamaria? Oh it’s a very, very inspirational place. You will adore their website, I just know it. I came across them just this weekend in a magazine (101 woonideeën) and needless to say, I feel deeply in love at first sight. This studio can decorate your next party, handle visual merchandising and displays for your shop, handle productions for magazines, you name it… Here’s but an appetizer.
Sink your teeth into their website for the delicious main course. I would love to work with talent like this on a project, wouldn’t it be so inspiring to collaborate with them on a dinner party or shop concept? Fun!
Today I’m inspired by the photography of Nicole Hill Gerulat in San Francisco and thought I’d take you on the inspiration journey with me. Would you like to come along?
Nicole has a beautiful blog too, it’s the decor8 blog of the week and is called A Little Sussy. You will love me today for sharing this link, I just know it. :) On her blog, you can learn more about her life and work which is altogether inspiring and a sheer delight.
(images: nicole hill gerulat)