EXPLORED_ Thelma Coffee & Design in Leuven

EXPLORED_ Thelma coffee & design in Leuven-5

If the combination of white walls and marble already makes your heart flutter, try adding some pink terrazzo and an abundance of plants to the mix and you’ll end up in the wonderful world of Thelma Coffee & Design in Leuven.  Former dentist Katrien Vandenberghe always had a passion for interior design and was already freelancing left and right for interior projects, when she decided to follow her dream.  As of today she is treating the city of Leuven to a new hangout that blends coffee, design and fashion into a perfect mix.  Thelma, named after her daughter, offers a collection of foremost Belgian and Scandinavian brands (with something for everybody’s budget) in a beautiful bright space, created with the help of Lino from that other Leuven gem Koffie & Staal.   After spending all your money on LN Knits, Sternum necklaces, Phyt plants (remember the beautiful home of owner Sofie?) and Serax, you can take a seat and enjoy a cup of Mok coffee, a bowl of soup or some granola.

If I haven’t convinced you yet, just take a look at the pictures below and you’ll find yet another reason to plan a visit to Leuven.   Need another push?  We’re handing out a gift card worth €50 on instagram!

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collection_ jewelry - via au pays des merveilles

Lately I’ve been drawn to small but detailed silver and copper rings and earrings, accompanied by a statement necklace.  As my wallet doesn’t allow me to buy all the jewelry that catches my eye, I figured I’d share my favorites in a collection blog post, so I can hopefully make you happy with my discoveries!  These pieces of jewelry, all made by independent designers, would make beautiful Christmas presents for a loved one… or yourself.  I won’t judge!

  1. Dot dot dot chain earring from Anna + Nina, available here.
  2. Horizon ring from Rebecca Gladstone, find it here.
  3. Ursa necklace in black by Sternum, buy it online here or in Antwerp in the Ik Koop Belgisch Brand Store.
  4. Thin open ring by StefanieSheehan, get it here.
  5. Curved bar ear climber from UndergroundDesigns, for sale here.
  6. Double Beaded New Moon studs by Nimzu, find them online here or in Antwerp in the Ik Koop Belgisch Brand Store.
  7. 3 moon phases earpins from Fashionology, purchase them here.
  8. Arma skinny ring from Paper & Chain, get it here.
  9. Line hoop earrings by ag.Jc, buy them here.