The Style Files Blog
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.
Five favorite things:
photo: romain ricard
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.
photo: femke pastijn
photo: weekday carnival
photo: fredericia furniture
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.
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!
photo: le souk (danielle's online shop)
photo: lovely life
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.
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!
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