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At home with La Fête


Sometimes a connection just works right away ... and this was certainly the case with Nora Vrba from La Fête   and me. Ever since Nora has become a regular contributor to the BKids craft projects page she and I often chat via email ... so it wasn't only logical that we met in person when i was in AMsterdam last month. 

It always feels a bit like a blind-date when meeting someone after being friends online for a long time. Nora was kind enough to invite me to her home. So I brought my camera (only with a very small close-up lens) and was hoping she would allow me to take some shots. To give you an impression how this lovely Mom of 3 year old Puck has decorated her home.

Nora lives in an apartment on the third and fourth floor in Amsterdam. They completely renovated and connected two floors to each other ... and they have a rooftop garden which is not very common in Amsterdam.




At the end of november 2011, just when Nora decided to quit her job and start as a freelance art-director, she was diagnosed with breast-cancer. After intense treatment Nora was able to fight the cancer and we are all very happy to say this horrible disease has left her body! Of course I was a bit hesitant to ask Nora about this tough period in her life. But she was very open about it and I was in absolute awe about her strength and positive attitude towards the future. Truly inspiring and admirable!!




LaFete_Nora_party_paper  LaFete_Nora_bedroom


The moment Nora found her strength back she wanted to do something productive and so she started her online shop La Fête. All the beautiful party decorations are carefully handmade by herself.

Next to that Nora loves to collect art ... soon she will be writing posts for Bloesem Living and tell us more about where to find, to buy and what to look for when bringing art to your home. 

Today just some lovely impressions from Puck's little corners in their home. Hope you enjoy my images!



All images by me, Irene Hoofs, founder Bloesem blogs.

Nora from La Fête

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Bedroom Love


I am a bit excited and so are my boys ... opa and oma (grandma and grandad) arriving today for a three week visit! Lot's of nice things to do here in Singapore and I will do my best to share a thing or two with you on BKids.

After the lovely start with cute pana I have a lot more eye-candy for you this week ... like the home tour on BloesemLiving including pictures of the daughter's room ... isn't the wallpaper not just perfect?

Couple, Jorine and Egbert-Jan from Buro Jet live here an Sandra from BijzonderMOOI* spoke with them about design, what they like about their home, how they work and life in general. Marjon, the photographer knew exactly how to capture this home in the best way possible and focusing of the charming characteristics of this home.

Buro Jet is amongst many other things known for their fun ceramic snout cups and the beautiful laser lights.

Face to face: a designer's profile with BuroJet



All images by MAll images by Marjon Hoogervorst 

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a new Open House Tour


I can't tell you how happy I'm to finally being able again to show you a beautiful house from a very inspiring mom and artist...this time it's a mom from the Netherlands, her name is Julie Hendriks and she creates and sells unique wall (art) pieces for childrens rooms, Beerlala ....her story and home are both very inspirational...  

Please click here to see the whole Open House Tour... 

..Other Open House Tours..


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The last Open House Tour from this year...but we will definitely continue sharing Open Houses with you on B:Kids in 2010, because it is so much fun to see how artists and talented people like Rebecca from Children Insipre Design lives...thank you Brittni for creating the wonderful tours for us since the last couple of months! Today you can see a bit more how Rebecca has decorated her house, where she works and she gives some very good answers on how to run a handmade business...

Please click here to see this Open House Tour...


..Children Inspire Design..

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A really really nice new Open House Tour today from Berlin ...  Brittni has done a small interview with Tania Patritti from Ninon, who has been making imaginative, one of a kind creatures and other bits and bobbins for the last four years. I loved Tania's answer to the question :: How would you describe your design style? I don't know if there is a word that can describe it...it is me plus him ... ::

Please click here to see the whole Open House Tour...


..Visit Tania’s shop, Ninon, on Etsy..

..Thanks Brittni..

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And again Brittni from Papernstitch has created a lovely Open House tour for B:Kids. She invited a woman that I really admire for her gorgeous handmade and perfect looking toys and accessories ...Kristen of KLT:Works, who lives with her family in Washington State.Today she shows us her beautiful home and also gives some great tips and ideas of how to create your own business.

Please click here to see the full Open House Tour...
Thank you Brittni and Kristen!


..Open House Tours..

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