Design and style from a Scandinavian perspective

April and May, a Dutch Deco blog

Through Victoria over at sfgirlbybay, I found a new (to me) blog which really appealed to me, called April and May. It is written by Jantine who works as an interior stylist, and she posts both her own and other peoples pictures in a great and stylish mix. Below are some photos from her own home, which is both serene and simple but at the same time warm and welcoming. She has lots of Ikea furniture (like the black table with spindle legs, her desk and the white floor lamp) but mixes them with big statement pieces for a personal look.
The site for April and May, Jantine's own styling business, will soon be up, and I can't wait to see more of her work!


  • Cherry Martin says:

    I need that desk in my life!! Is it Ikea? C x

  • eLfy says:

    I am following April and May for a couple of months, and I quite like it. I am glad that you talk about her!!!

    2010-12-09 | 21:14:15
    URL: http://www.victona.com/blog
  • Tammy says:

    Love that mirror! Thanks for the link, I've been on the hunt for new blogs to read.

    2010-12-09 | 21:23:16
    URL: http://mommaindie.blogspot.com
  • emma ::emmas designblogg:: says:

    Yes, the desk is from Ikea, or at least very similar to the ones they have. You buy the parts separately, so you could get another tabletop if you'd like to.

    2010-12-09 | 22:22:45
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/
  • Penny says:

    How about that couch! That's really nice. It isn't from IKEA though, right?

    2010-12-09 | 22:55:50
  • meg says:

    I love the slatted shelving system in the baby's room; any idea where it's from?

    2010-12-09 | 23:01:55
  • Lourdes says:

    oohhh...i love her style! so pretty and understated, but very defined.

    2010-12-10 | 04:28:26
    URL: http://lajolielavie.wordpress.com/
  • Jantine says:

    Emma, thank you so much for also blogging about my home. I am a big fan of your blog and feel honoured that you like my home and styling work. Thank you all for the lovely comments. I have a big smile on my face. The slatted shelving system is inspired by a bedboard from Ikea and made by my dad :)

    2010-12-10 | 14:13:44
    URL: http://aprilandmaystudio.blogspot.com
  • emma ::emmas designblogg:: says:

    Hi Jantine! I'm so happy to have found your blog, it's fantastic! And you styling work too! I'm very curious as to what we will get to see on your new site!

    Take care and keep up the good work!

    2010-12-10 | 16:12:01
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/
  • Sook Shin says:

    Does anybody know the source of big black floor lamp? I fell in love with it.

    2010-12-10 | 17:15:10
  • Dirk Bettwäsche says:

    Friends of ours wanted a neat "bow-lamp" or how you would describe the big lamp on the first 2 pictures. I guess, I should tell them to come here and take a look, themselves. Maybe it´s just the thing they wanted.

    2010-12-15 | 17:37:56
    URL: http://www.diedaune.de/bettwaesche
  • hanka says:

    Jag älskar den där tavelhyllan eller vad man ska kalla de på dom första bilderna. Riktigt cool! :D

    2010-12-16 | 05:01:49
    URL: http://angicja.blogg.se/
  • Vadym says:

    Nice house.

    2010-12-25 | 20:09:08
    URL: http://yamanager.com/

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