1 Ssince moving back from sunny South Africa to the cloudy Netherlands a few years back, I find that my taste in interiors has made a move as well. My current crush is all about the cool, clean Scandinavian designs, illuminated by the beautiful Northern light.

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Iin my previous posts, it may appear that I am inclined towards the more classic/vintage styles of interiors. To correct this one-sided impression, here is my look on Modern Architecture. I think modern architecture can be great, unless it is built in the right location. For me, the right location is usually in a forest or in some tropical spot, preferably seafront!

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“Made in China” but different….

Ii find the exotic Chinese patterns of blossoms and cranebirds so elegant and stylish. What a world of difference compared to your local Chinese take-away.

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s you probably know, I used to have a 12 acre “garden” in South Africa. Since moving back to Amsterdam, my town garden exists of a mere 30 square metres…. which is bliss! No more fertilising the fields, dealing with farmstaff, worrying about what the weather will do, fixing broken irrigation systems, etc etc. Now, I only have to worry about the amount of sun my potplants will get.

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Ggrowing up as a little girl, my parents used to spend each summer with us, the children,  in their summerhouse in the beautiful region of the Dordogne, France. My mum, little sister and I would spend hours browsing through the local brocantes and garage sales. This is how I learned how to spot the fine stuff that was still abundantly available in those days.

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Ii don’t know what your powder room looks like, but mine is still rather basic…. here are a few examples of how it could be… I especially love the one with the wooden panelling and those gorgious Chinese vases. Or how about this first one, a bit psychedelic maybe, but certainly unique. So lets put some effort into the smallest room of the house!

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Ii think that house greens can do a lot for any indoor space. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean the old begonia’s that granny had on her windowsill. No, what I mean are those bright green big-leaved tropical plants like the Banana Leave plant. Or the grey-green  Olive trees or Eucalyptus branches. It’s beautiful to see the light filtered through their leaves.

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Wwelcome to VKV Visuals. With the beginning of 2014 I thought it would be a good time to start my Journal, centered around everything I love in Interiors and Architecture and share it with all of you out there. As a 3D Artist creating visuals for interior designers and architects, I feel that I must be on top of the latest trends in design. Besides, I love reading up on all the top-designers and their latest projects, be it interior, furniture-design, landscaping or architecture. 

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