We are Home!


Living in two worlds… that is how I often feel, getting the best of both worlds truly applies to the life-style my husband and I are living. We love living in Asia and getting to know this interesting culture, but we also love being Dutch! When I arrived at Schiphol airport yesterday and stepped outside at 7 o’clock in the morning the crispy fresh air felt as, how crazy it may sound, as a warm welcome… Perhaps I love wintertime even more in the Netherlands than the summer time. Our country is so authentic at this time of year and during the December month I believe the Dutch are at their best.


Part of my excitement of my one month visit here is being able to finally go to the many designs furniture shops and be able to see with my own eyes the things that I have written about during the last year. The beautful images at WoonTrends bring me in the right mood!


More info about the products in all the images right here at WoonTrends. All images by Paul Bakker. Styling : Monique van der Reijden , Joyce de Haas, Menno Gijsbers van Wijk.

Bloesem loves comments
  1. Victoria

    Welcome Home. I’m sure you enjoyed your Sinterklaas yesterday evening! We are leaving NL to live in the US next week, and although we are sooo excited for the move, we are sure to miss lots of things about this country (even more than we do the UK where we are origianlly from). Enjoy your December.

  2. homestilo

    I am sure being away from ‘home’ really makes you appreciate the colder season even more. Enjoy! Really like the Kartell chairs.

  3. Nathalie

    How I understand you ! I’m belgian and I live with my italian husband in Mexico City, and when I go back home for Christmas I’ve this “home sweet home” feeling………

  4. Sanne

    Welkom thuis! Leuk te lezen dat je nu in NL bent, waar het ineens goed koud aan het worden is.
    Ik geniet elke keer weer van je mooie blog en ben elke keer weer verrast wanneer ik besef dat je ‘gewoon’ uit NL komt ;-).
    Veel plezier komende tijd, ik hoop voor je dat er een pak sneeuw komt en misschien wel lekker schaatsen?

  5. Petra

    Mee eens…de winter is heerlijk, lekker gezellig maken in huis. Nu nog sneeuw. Fijne tijd!

  6. brandeye

    I have to agree with you. We’ve visited Amsterdam a few times and the time spent there in the winter was the best.

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