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INSIGHTS - Hannelore Veelaert for au pays des merveilles and ikea-6280

After all that teasing, I’m finally sharing the last post about my ikea x au pays des merveilles collab today!   As you may remember, I was sharing a house before, which had its perks, but after sharing homes for the past 7 years, I really felt the need for a place of my own.  So once I found a job, I kept an eye on the ads and after 6 months or so I finally found that dream place.  With a limited budget (I’m still only an intern after all) it wasn’t easy, but I managed to find a charming place in my old neighborhood of Zurenborg.

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Even though it took quite a while before it was fully furnished, I immediately felt at home thanks to the big windows, white walls, my plants and my books.  Now that it’s somewhat “done” (I still plan on making a bedside table and lamp myself), I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.

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With a mix of Ikea, second hand furniture (those two cupboards, the stool next to my bed and that rotan chair), DIY pieces (that coffee table / magazine rack and the lamps in the living and sleeping area), hand-me-downs (the chairs and the dresser, which I painted white), and a few more “expensive” items (the carpet and pillows) I’ve managed to achieve exactly the effect I wanted.

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I did learn a few things though: even though I didn’t really buy a lot of new decoration since I’ve moved, it seemed that my previous bedroom could withstand more deco than this studio, despite its bigger size.  The fact that the bedroom and living room are combined in one space, made it feel cluttered rather quickly.  I selected my favorites and hid a few other things (that’s where that storage space in the sofa comes in handy!), and now I feel like it’s much more balanced.

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The kitchen turned out to lack a bit in storage space, but thanks to the shelf (which was already there, and it matches my diy coffee table!), a few handy solutions from Ikea and a lot of glass jars, I’ve managed to find a place for everything, while still looking more or less organized and clean.  (Admittedly, the walls could use a layer of paint.  Or two.)

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I also thought entering the space through my “bedroom” would bother me and considered putting up a light curtain around the bed, but now I prefer the openness and I don’t really mind.

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It took me quite a while before I owned a couch, but now that I have one, it’s my favorite spot in the studio.  I can spend hours reading or browsing pinterest on the sofa, occasionally looking around the studio and thinking to myself how happy I am to have a place of my own, filled with things I love.  It might be cheesy, but it’s so true.

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22 Comments

  1. Julie August 28, 2016

    Wauw zo mooi! Moest je ooit verhuizen let me know! :D

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    • Hannelore Veelaert October 9, 2016

      Will do! Dankjewel ;) x

      Reply
  2. Ineke / hush-e August 28, 2016

    Oh wauw! Het ziet er echt prachtig uit, Hannelore! Van waar komt dat zwart mini-serretje op je plank in de keuken? Ik heb een grotere versie van ikea, maar deze is ook echt super mooi! xx

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    • Hannelore Veelaert October 9, 2016

      Merci Ineke! Het serretje is dus van dille & kamille maar dat wist je ondertussen al ;)

      Reply
  3. Tinne August 29, 2016

    Wauw! Pinterest Worthy appartement! ??

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    • Hannelore Veelaert October 9, 2016

      Hihi thanks!

      Reply
  4. Liset August 29, 2016

    Heel mooi!! Waar is je kleed van als ik vragen mag?

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    • Hannelore Veelaert October 9, 2016

      Dag Liset, het kleed is van zuiver en je kan hem hier kopen!

      Reply
  5. stephanie August 29, 2016

    niet cheesy, heel terecht! supermooi hannelore!

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    • Hannelore Veelaert October 9, 2016

      Dankjewel Stephanie!

      Reply
  6. Lotte - scratchingmymap August 30, 2016

    Prachtig interieur seg! En wat een mooie ruimtes: veel licht en met de witte muren lijken de ruimtes groter :-)

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    • Hannelore Veelaert October 9, 2016

      Dankjewel Lotte, en da’s inderdaad mijn eeuwige truc, alles wit! ;)

      Reply
  7. Emma August 31, 2016

    Dit is zo mooi! Echt helemaal verliefd op geworden! X

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    • Hannelore Veelaert October 9, 2016

      Merci Emma, fijn om te lezen!

      Reply
  8. Elisse September 2, 2016

    Wat een mooi plekje Hannelore! Je hebt er een fijne thuis van gemaakt. Die bogen die de kamers scheiden zijn zo mooi. Je diy-salontafel vind ik ook heel vet!

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    • Hannelore Veelaert October 9, 2016

      Dankjewel Elise! De bogen waren een van de redenen dat ik de studio heb genomen, geeft toch direct een beetje meer karakter he!

      Reply
  9. Patricia September 7, 2016

    Zo’n zotte transformatie! Echt super leuk gedaan. Ben zo verliefd op je kussens en tapijt!

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    • Hannelore Veelaert October 9, 2016

      Dankjewel Patricia, fijn om dat van jou te horen ^^

      Reply
  10. Lluisa January 6, 2017

    waw wat een mooie inrichting! Hoe heb je de wijnkistjes verzameld en behandeld? Is iets dat ik ook graag zou doen.

    Groetjes!

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    • Hannelore Veelaert February 26, 2017

      Dag Lluisa, je kan ze vaak gratis krijgen in supermarkten en wijnhandels en ik heb ze helemaal niet behandeld. Gewoon gestapeld en met grote papierklemmen aan elkaar bevestigd. Succes ermee!

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  11. Lies April 7, 2018

    Waar heb je de rotan fauteuil gehaald? Tweedehands.be?

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    • Hannelore Veelaert May 13, 2018

      Die heb ik gevonden op de zolder van mijn kot destijds!

      Reply

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