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Inspiration Sunday

Time to about things differently this Sunday. Instead of focusing on a certain detail, a certain style or a certain room, how about I show you the real smorgasboard of inspiration that caught my eye this week? Food styling or a certain dishes that made me salivate just by looking at them, gorgeous tiles, images that set my wanderlust alight, cosy sweater season must haves and the most gorgeous Fall fashion colour scheme. Sundays are for dreaming….   Pics via Pinterest and Tumblr. Advertisements

Light as air

A while ago, I read a tagline fo an interior design article somewhere ‘Why light and airy rooms are even more popular than Scandinavian minimalism”, and somehow that just stuck with me. Because it’s true! No matter how I twist and turn it, no matter how I juggle around fancy names and aesthetics, purring how much I love a toned down, monochrome Scandinavian what’s not, light and airy will always be what  rings my deco loving heart’s bell. Come to think of it, when I dissect what exactly it is that makes an interior visually and emotionally pleasing, it all comes down to one thing: a flood of light streaming in, giving a room that airy, lighter than a feather look and feel. Sure, white will always be my main colour scheme, but when a white interior gets flooded by the sun, that’s when the magic happens… Pictures via Pinterest and Tumblr

Insta Life

I came , I saw, I wish I conquered (but fell flat on my face due to exhaustion). Julius Caesar may have beaten me on the “conquered” part, but I saw a lot these last few weeks, and wanted to round up the highlights up for you. As you read this, I’m off enjoying some time off in La Douce France with Mr B and our mini me’s, so if you want to know how that’s going, make sure to follow my Instagram account (@leenstruyf) to see all of the hits and misses, and more importantly, my much desired visits to a French Pharmacy for their beauty and skincare sections! View this post on Instagram Loving everyone's reactions to this @byterryofficial new lipstick after my little sneek peak on Snapchat yesterday! Check out my musings via 'leenlovesstyle'. #love #lipstick #byterry #favourite #séductrice #seductress #newin #beauty #red A post shared by Leen | Beauty & Food Lover (@leenstruyf) on Jun 29, 2016 at 3:15am PDT View this post on Instagram One of my favourite scents, ever …

A smorgasbord of white

Sundays at casa LeenLovesStyle are for deco dreaming, and today is not an exception. Those who know me, are well acquainted with my special “deco dreaming map” on my phone, a visual smorgasbord of all that entices me and makes float away on a cloud of interior design inspiration. This goes from colour schemes, little trinkets to all over designs, from bathrooms to kitchens and from white to white and more white. hey, what did you expect? Here’s what caught my eye (and my phone) this week. Images via Pinterest and Tumblr  

Organization love

I know, with a title like that, there’s bound to be some eyebrow raising and strange looks going on at the other end of the screen, but bear with me for a second. If you’ve read this blog before, you’ll probably have noticed that I have a bit of a soft spot for interior design, white and a bit of order. Combine those three together, and I am a very happy camper! Remember my office design inspiration post? One of the pictures that inspired me most was the one of a plain white magnetic board, cleverly filled with holders that keeep everything neat and tidy. But alas, as with most Pinterest images, I had no idea where or how to get my hands on it. And then the Now! mag by Hülsta caught my eye, and it’s almost as if the designers had reached inside my head, encapsulated my deco dreams and drew them into a beautiful reality. It’s Friday, I’m in love! The magnetic whiteboard provides a perfect blank canvas for the modular structures, one …

5 Things

It’s been a while since I last did one of these 5 Things articles, giving you a peek inside my head and try to decipher the constant internal rambling that goes on in there. Beauty, fashion, interior design, work planning, kids wardrobes, that’s only a fraction of what rushed through my mind any given day these last few weeks, so how about we dive straight in? Everyone that knows me personally, knows that I work for a green and renewable energy company, so when fashions meets sustainabilty, I am all ears! Marks and Spencer brought their Clothes Exchange to Belgium this week, and I was bopping around like a kid on Christmas Eve, giddy with excitement. For each donation of used clothes and 30 euo purchase, you get a 5 euro voucher. Out with the old, in with the new, extra budget for a next shopping trip and putting in your 2 cents for Mother Nature, what’s not to like?! Looking online for decoration inspiration for my future kitchen remains one of my favourite pastimes, …

Interior Envy

Another Sunday, another incredibly chic house that sets my interior design loving heart into overdrive… I was researching another post (this one actually), and stumbled across this stunning, not so humble abode in London (where else?!). Equally enchanted by the marble details as the open space plans, I immediately pictured myself living there (Honey, how about a move???). I mean, just look at that kitchen and that bathroom! And not to mention that bedroom corner, perfect for a silent minute to yourself! Excuse me while I spend the rest of my Sunday planning and researching to incorporate these features into my own, far more humble abode! Enjoy your Sunday!   Home first spotted on one of my favourite websites, My Domaine

Brass gold floats my bathroom boat

It’s funny how one’s taste can change over the years. 5 years ago, you couldn’t get me to like or wear gold even if you forced or bribed me to, and now, it’s slowly but surely creeping in. True, I still only like it in a matte or slightly antique, somewhat burnished hue, but it’s starting to pop up in the form of a cuff on my arm, or a little tray around the house. Lately however I’ve been loving how it seems to spice up my beloved white and marble combination, especially in the bathroom. A brass golden tap or sink lightens up an entire bathroom, however, let’s just keep it at that one golden touch, the Versailles look is a deco no-go for me…  

Office Envy

Another Sunday, and a rare moment of utter relaxation while my two mini’s are happily (and quietly) playing… time to get deco dreaming. A series of click throughs led me to Harper and Harley (I.Adore.Sarah!!! And her style even more so!) and more specifically her article “How To Make You Work Space Look Straight Out Of Pinterest”, and boy, I was sold. All of my office dreams had been turned into reality, and poured into visuals for me to see (and pin, and save onto several boards!). A lot of white, touches of grey and black and beautiful marble accessories and some greeneries as the finishing touch! Aaaahhh deco dreaming, my favourite Sunday pasttime!   Pictures via Harper and Harley    

Deco Dreaming – A Bathroom Dreams Are Made Of

Sundays are for naps, catching up on todo lists, and a good dose of eye candy. I was browsing through some interior inspiration posts I had bookmarked, and a drop dead gorgeous home in Primrose Hill, London provided some epic and definite eye candy. Besides a perfect London location, a stunning kitchen, private courtyard and a whole lotta loveables, it was especially the killer bathroom that had me salivating! Straight into my inspiration folder it went for my big bathroom -redo project when we move houses in the future! Clean, streamlined, white and grey, that much I knew I loved, but those brass fixtures, oh those brass fixtures… It’s Sunday, I’m in love!   Pictures via JJ Locations