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FOR THE HOME: a (coffee table) love affair

We’ve lived in our current apartment for over 2 years now, and every time I come home I still get excited and am thankful to be able to call it home. It is a home that Mike and I have created for ourselves and it is my happy place. It’s hard to say which is my favorite room or corner. Our rooftop deck is pure bliss during Summer, but when it is as rainy as this year, I spend most of my days in our living room. And let me just tell you, I have a serious love affair going on with our coffee table. Don’t ask me why, but it has always been “my baby” from the very beginning. It is never seen without fresh flowers and a few of my favorite items on display. I took these photos for a feature on The Daily Dose, but also wanted to share my little love affair with you!

coffee table decor - Bikinis & Passports

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FOR THE HOME: chinese garden stool

It’s been a while since I’ve updated things around the apartment, the main reason being that everything is basically furnished, so there is no room left for new items. Which is exactly why a chinese garden stool has been on my wishlist for over a year now. I first saw them somewhere on Pinterest and was immediately obsessed. Not the most useful item of furniture, but such a statement piece! Unfortunately, however, I never knew where to put it since there was simply no fitting space. Now, I am currently in the processes of re-doing our entry way in the hopes of creating more storage for shoes and jackets, which will clear up a little spot for the new stool for sure (at least that’s what I told Mike). Until then it is residing in our living room and I couldn’t be happier with the newest addition to our home! Happy Sunday 

FOR THE HOME: silver chinese garden stool  - Bikinis & Passports

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FOR THE HOME: al fresco dining

While Mike has been gone on a boys’ trip to Ibiza for the past 5 days, I took the opportunity to get a few things from my personal to-do list done, including a little table for dining up on the deck. We’ve had a lounge area for the past 2 years, which comes with a “coffee table”, but it was simply too unpractical for eating. For this summer, I actually want us to be able to sit down at a table for some al fresco dining. So as soon as the boys were gone I headed to IKEA the next day and found the perfect little (folding) table that sits 4 – or maybe 6 if we all cuddle – and can easily be folded away when we’d rather use the space for dancing, tanning, … I am beyond happy with the outcome and can’t wait for lots of amazing meals outdoors.

al fresco dining area - Bikinis & Passports

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21 | Categories: Apartment, Interior Design, Outdoor Living, Personal, Summer

FOR THE HOME: diy flower bouquet

On Sunday we had an amazing style shoot for The Daily Dose (“Wedding Week” is coming up towards the end of June – wehoo) and afterwards there were some flowers left-over. Fiona of FlowerUp did the flowers for the shoot and let us each take some home after, which was incredibly sweet of her. Obviously she did an amazing job and I was left with a bunch of beautiful bloom in light citrus colors. A while ago I saw a pretty idea on Instagram and decided to give the d.i.y. flower bouquet in a cute cup a try. I am absolutely smitten with the way it turned out and hope it lasts all week. Ohh, the joy of fresh flowers!

DIY flower bouquet in a cup - Bikinis & Passports

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7 | Categories: Apartment, Decor, DIY, Instagram, The Daily Dose