You may know her from her inspirational blog on interiors Interior Twin. Ilse van Wijk Elle blogger and influencer in interior design and interior design consultant. For her work she often with young families at home. I talked to her, among other the following year nursery trends and setting up a play area in your living room.
A conversation with interior blogger and -influencer Ilse of Elle Wijk
As a little girl Ilse was always trying her bedroom n & oacute; to g nicer. she dragged her girlfriends home with furniture to make the room just a little cozier. That passion was for interiors. She studied Interior Design and now she is a fulltime professional in interior design. Her blog its website interior Twinattracts many visitors, she works with various interior design companies, workshops and interior advice at home and online.
That's Ilse eye for trends, is obvious when you walk through her house. I was six months ago here also, but now see again all kinds of news: new wallpaper, a door sticker with botanical prints, a new coat. What must observe the nursery trends in 2019? Ilse: & ldquo; In general, natural and earth tones back into the interior. Terracotta, brown, green, yellow ocher and Flexa color of the year Spiced Honey we see a lot. This also translates into children's rooms. In addition, I really see two trends. The first is that we will use darker colors in some tougher nurseries. Consider colors graying dark green and brown tones. This fits the botanical trend - which still continues. This manifests itself in leopard and tiger prints and botanical prints on wallpaper and duvets. A wall we see for example plush animal head & rdquo;.
& ldquo; In addition, the pastel shades remain a trend, but combined with rattan furniture, a little bohemian style. Often the pastel shades of a tuft of gray so it is not too sweet. The Scandinavian is off a bit. Now you see a lot of wood & oacute; f is very light & oacute; f just tougher. White we see less. In terms of accessories it can all some prefer: clouds, rainbows, unicorns and that both girls and boys. When the girls than with a tuft of pink for the boys in some shade or aging, for example, an ocher yellow accent & rdquo;.
This photo shows how to use the Flexa color Spiced Honey in the nursery. The photo was taken by Miriam Heart cute blog A good storywhich they under the makeover of her nursery to ' Spiced Honey nursery 'shows . & copy; Miriam Hart
Interior Decorator comes Ilse frequently in people's homes. There she sees young parents often struggle with the corner. You will indeed still a place for the kids in the living room, but soon the corner looks quite messy. & Ldquo; I see how the space works, what the wishes of the residents, the residential style suits them and which features all should have even more room. With these pieces I make a nice beating completely, so that the children's corner matches the rest of the room & rdquo;.
But hiring an interior design consultant, it's not for everyone? That is not so bad, Dennis explains to me. & Ldquo; You do not hire me directly for a complete advice for the whole house. Ideally I'll actually 1 to 2 hours in someone's home to "watch it". People often have a specific question. The basis of the interior is all, but the customer has the feeling that something is not right yet. Whether there should be a different color and furniture. I come in to visit with practical tips that people can immediately get to work. I also bring my laptop. We look immediately online and choose: this chair it. That can a budget & rdquo;.
Ilse lives in Arnhem, but what if you live for example in Groningen and Amsterdam? There she has a solution: online interior design advice. & Ldquo; Customers then send me some pictures and a video of their interior. I also ask several questions. I incorporate this into a complete plan with concrete tips about products and color & rdquo;.
Personally, I followed this summer an inspiring workshop moodboard Ilse. This not only a fun, enjoyable evening, but also the basis for our "upper room", which is now a messy kid's corner. Since we were first working on another large interior project & ndash; a new kitchen & ndash; the children's corner 2.0 there yet, but I have already some handles to this space may involve better at our lounge. I learned Ilse how important it is to look first at the base by means of a mood board before you get started. Also super useful for the arrangement of the children's room! Ilse recently published her e-book 'five steps to an interior that suits youwhich she elaborates on creating a mood board. You can download it for free on its website. Recommended!
Links the mood board that I made for our upstairs room and the right to work during the workshop