my scandinavian home: A whimsical floral and pastel home in Belgium

A whimsical floral and pastel home in Belgium

Thursday, 5 February 2015

It feels strange writing about whimsical florals and pretty pastels while there's snow on the ground, but that's exactly what sets this home apart.  The space belongs to Yvonne Eikkenduijn, her husband Bo and 3 hens in Lommel on the Belgium-Dutch border. Yvonne describes her style as -Scandinavian -English, and I see an element of Dutch too. Yvonne is a photographer, blogger, and author of two books: yvestown in the kitchen and weekend ontbijtboek. She also bakes a mean cake. I could imagine hanging out here with the smell of freshly baked cake hanging in the air, how about you?!


  
 

 

Holly Marder. Homes with Heart Decor8.

Is this your kind of style?

A few items I know and love: Smeg fridge, Cath Kidsen wallpaper, Muuto E27 light, Bertoia chair. Paint a cupboard in Farrow & Ball Middleton Pink for a similar effect.

See more pics and read about Yvonne's home here.

Have you been to Belgium? I'm working with a Belgium interior designer Mieke Van Roey this week and she says Ghent is fabulous for interior design shopping. I'm also keen to visit this restaurant in Brussels and perhaps do a little clothes shopping in Antwerp. And of course - a stop at Yvonne's home for a slice of cake would be nice too! Belgium is officially added to my travel board!

Yvonne's home has been beautifully captured by Holly Marder for her Homes with Heart column. Holly came to visit last year and at the same time photographed Tina's fab home. Her bedroom is one of the most popular posts ever featured on My Scandinavian Home! And I've featured lots of homes she has styled / photographed in Holland including this, this and this home. I can't wait to see what she does next!

Have a lovely day!



11 comments:

  1. How pretty is that! So light and airy colors - love it!

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  2. I live in Ghent, it's definitely a place to visit when you're in Belgium! The city centre is cozy and full of hints to the city's history. There's always lots of things to do. As for the house, it's not really the style I'd have in my own house, but this looks like a place where I'd feel welcome right away!

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    1. HI Lys, I'd love to visit Ghent, it sounds lovely! I agree on the style of this home - so welcoming!

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  3. I'm from Belgium, and I'm actually moving to Ghent next week to study there for the next couple of months :)

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    1. (I'm studying Scandinavian languages there!)

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  4. Thank you for your sweet words, Niki! Hugs from NL, Holly xoxo

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  5. white, clean and simple ... is it? and of corse great

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  6. So a sweet and calm space! Beatiful!

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  7. We stayed on holiday on the Netherlands/Belgium border. There were many really beautiful looking homes with espalier trained trees outside. I really wish I could have seen inside a few of them.

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  8. Wow! That home is wistful and easing. It really has such a nice ambience. Thanks for sharing that! It's really the epitome of the kind of place a new house should be. I will certainly keep the layout of the rooms in mind. All the best!

    Oliver Matthews @ Flower & Fendler

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