Illustrations by Lieke van der Vorst

Playful, dreamy, cheerful: The illustrations of Dutch artist Lieke van der Vorst


Living Small & Happy

Embrace your life in the moment and live happily ever after. No matter how big or small your home is.


Summer In Paris

The best travel tips for a hot summer getaway to the French capital Paris!


Travel Tips For Sicily – Part Two

Experience the charms of eastern Sicily with its wild coast, romantic cities and smoking volcano. Not to mention the delicious local food.


Visiting Old Jerusalem

Wandering through history in the old town of Jerusalem.

Summer Cooking With Yvestown

July 31, 2015 3


Yvestown in the Kitchen, summer salad, cooking, Falcon Enamelware, enamelware

First and foremost: No, I am not turning into a food blogger and no I will not include a fourth category to Happy Interior Blog named ‘Food’. Today however I am digressing into the spheres of simple culinary – after all it is part of happy living, right? But there was a more relevant reason to share with you a simple summer dish served in wonderful plates with you: My dear friend and fellow blogger Yvonne Eijkenduijn of Yvestown has…

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Spanish Design: Marset’s Reflections on Light

July 29, 2015 4


Marset, lighting, Spanish Design, SunnyDesign, Reflections on Light

‘If there is no light, there is nothing.’ This poetic, fundamental and almost biblical phrase is the leitmotif of Spanish light design brand Marset. Inma Bermúdez, one of their designers who designed the smart, playful and yet timeless FollowMe lamp, summarizes her feelings about light in the wonderful, enchanting and captivating video – one of three in a series called ‘Reflections on Light’. But before I go on, take a breath, sit down and get yourself immersed in the video – and…

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Spanish Design: yök Casa+Cultura Barcelona

July 27, 2015 3


yök Casa, Barcelona hotel, Barcelona tip, staying in Barcelona, Barcelona hotel tip

A new week has commenced and I have a new design accommodation tip for you – if you plan a trip to Barcelona you might want to have a look at this fabulous ‘home away from home': yök Casa + Cultura Barcelona. The Casa yök is something in between a hotel and an airbnb apartment – it has the feeling of a private home in Barcelona, yet it is not inhabited year-round by tenants. Instead the two owners of yök…

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Style At Mine: Little Bedroom Makeover

July 24, 2015 4


bedroom, interiors, makeover, bedroom styling, bedside table, plants, StyleAtMine

Are you on at{mine}? If your answer is ‘no’, you better think twice and join the new and thriving interiors community. It is a place for interior lovers and offers peeks into the members’ real homes – no over styled, glossy mag interior shots. But real inspiration for your own home. Well I’ve been an at{mine} member from the first minute and you can see many peeks of my home on my account. The at{mine} team has launched a new…

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Spanish Design: BD Barcelona Design

July 22, 2015 4


Spanish Design, BD Barcelona, Sunny Design, Sunny Design Days,

Where do you draw the line between art and design? What if a piece of furniture is so extraordinary that it elevates itself from the mundane use as a mere functional object? This was a question I asked myself when I wandered through the showroom of BD Barcelona Design in the Catalan metropolis. As part of our #SunnyDesignDays blogger tour in Spain, we made a stop-over at BD Barcelona Design and experienced a visual voyage from functional outdoor furniture to…

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