Sunday, 11 November 2012

A burst of sunshine on a cloudy day

I had the great pleasure of meeting the vibrant and perpetually optimistic Yvonne from the gorgeous blog Yvestown last week. I was invited to her home to interview her and her husband Bo about their extensive home renovation and shoot some photos for an upcoming feature for the US interior design platform Houzz.

I am so excited to share these first images with you, as a taster for what’s to come on Houzz. Meeting this lovely couple was so much fun. They are truly a burst of sunshine on a cloudy day. They have filled their light and bright Belgian home with items they have scoured from markets, and inject a contemporary touch here and there to strike a sunny balance between the old and the new. Very, very inspiring.

I hope these images have added some warmth and colour to your day.

Keep an eye on Houzz for Bo and Yvonne’s feature! I can't wait to share their story with you.

Love, Holly

* UPDATE: Read Yvonne's story and see more photo's of her home {here}.

* All images by Holly Marder


  1. Such lovely images, I love reading the Yvestown blog and had the pleasure of meeting Yvonne at Holly's Decorate book launch in London recently. Yvonne's styling detail has so much attention to detail and love the interplay of pastels. looking forward to meeting in Hannover :)

  2. Hi Geraldine, thank you! Photographing this home was a feast for the eyes, and Yvonne is just bursting with energy! So much heart and soul has gone into decorating her home. Looking forward to meeting in Hannover too :) It's going to be great fun!

  3. Gorgeous images - I am a big fan of Yvestown and really Yvonne's decorating style. x

  4. Thank you, Gillian. It's hard not to fall in love with Yvonne for her gorgeous sunny nature ad equally sunny and bright home. Thanks for stopping by! Holly x