How to choose art for your home

If you are not too familiar with art buying, you might feel a bit at a loss when finding something great for your walls and may choose to be safe, going for a picture that matches the colour of the curtains rather than that it makes you smile or evokes any emotion at all. Such a missed opportunity, because why not make your home a place that inspires you? Fill it with things that are meaningful, not mass-produced.

House tour: a small converted farmhouse in the Netherlands

On my travels through the Netherlands this month I popped into my friend Frederiek's house in the tiny village of Huizinge, north Groningen, who lives there with her partner Wimer and their three-year old son Teun. Huizinge is a beautiful characterful village surrounded by endless flat green fields and far horizons. Frederiek and Wimer recently bought one of the old houses and brought it right up to date with a gorgeous interior full of vintage finds, contemporary art, minimalist touches and plenty of house plants.

Valentines Day…how about adding some red to your life?

http://pinterest.com/pin/259027416037518052/I'm not big on Valentines Day myself, but I do love a bit of red! I have gathered some inspirational images of interiors with red furniture, red artwork, red fridges, red walls, red doors and red anything else.Hope you like it. Spread the LOVE.http://pinterest.com/pin/68719846607/http://pinterest.com/pin/20266267042644029/http://pinterest.com/pin/259027416037848142/http://img4.coastalliving.com/i/2009/06/redwhiteblue-9-l.jpghttp://pinterest.com/pin/259027416037848140/http://spookyhome.tumblr.com/post/4108147260http://designismine.blogspot.com/2010/05/interior-inspiration-random-rooms.htmlhttp://www.etsy.com/listing/88092887/patchwork-cushion-cover-red-apples-andhttp://pinterest.com/pin/259027416037848153/