Travel w/ Style

Looking back on 2018 with a big smile. It was a year filled with great collaborations and inspiring travels with my friend and partner in crime Desiree from Vosgesparis. Our first year for w/ Style Agency and looking forward to another year of working together! We complement each other well and have a lot in common. Like our love for traveling and discovering new places. 

We had an amazing trip to the Vipp shelter, a sunny stay at the Alexandra Hotel in Barcelona and last but not least, we discovered charming Malmö last Fall. We are happy and thankful for these experiences and trust in our agency. Can’t wait to grab my camera for our next travel. We have two planned in Spring already. On our special Travel page we show selected destinations, travel tips and favorite brands. If you are a brand or have a location we can’t miss, feel free to contact us for information and possibilities. 

Photography beeldSTEIL for w/ Style

December Moments

In December I like to do something extra at home, as most people do. I used to have a big Christmas tree, but since I live in a small city apartment I keep it minimal with lots of candlelight. This also has to do with my taste that has been changed in recent years. Now I love to add some extra details and use home decoration accessories I can use throughout the year. I also felt more uncomfortable to use a tree for just one week and then throw it away. Instead, I found a cute 20 cm little ‘tree’. I will keep it as a plant after the festive season so I can use it again next year. And maybe it will be a little bigger by then.

For decoration, I like to use Items that can easily be transformed depending on the occasion. That’s why the hanging tealights by Ferm Living are so perfect. The design is minimal and timeless. They also provide an atmospheric and warm light. The hanging tealights are available in two different shapes: oval and a bigger round version. Both designed by Trine Andersen, founder of Ferm Living since 2005. A Danish brand specialized in small home furniture and accessories with a versatile and innovative collection: simple, functional, sustainable, high quality with a graphic and traditional Scandinavian look. The tealight holder is made of solid brass, whether or not finished with a black powder coating. To use on the wall or in front of a window. Or hanging from the ceiling as I did. One tealight or a few grouped in different heights. 

Since January is mostly a grey month with shorts days over here, I will keep using the tealight holders and style them in a different way after December. I love to do this on New Years Day. It became a kind of tradition: making small changes around the house creating new still lifes for a fresh and inspiring start of the new year. 

Last but not least: I wish you a very Happy New Year! Wen x

Photography and styling beeldSTEIL | Wen van Woudenberg

In collaboration with mister design

Jitney by Farrow and Ball

This Fall Farrow and Ball introduced 9 new colors in addition to their current collection. I was the lucky one to receive a test set to try out the new tones. Farrow and Ball is an English company specialized in paint and wallpaper since the mid 40s. Their paint is chalk based with rich pigments. Resulting in hues that respond characterfully to the nuances of light throughout the day, After painting and playing with the small cans and colors I came to the conclusion that the color called Jitney is my current favorite.

I’m familiar with Farrow and Ball for a while now, love to use their paint for both projects and at home. Pavilion Grey, an elegant Swedish mid-gray, and Down Pipe, a deep grey with blue undertones, are examples of colors that I have used regularly in photo and styling shoots. The new colors are ranging from an exotic pink, a deep red to a soft off-white and a down to earth blue. Each blended with rich pigments and fine quality ingredients for an extraordinary depth of color. 

Jitney is a sandy brown hue, an earthy color which is muted yet uplifting. And beautiful when the daylight comes in. This color strengthens the natural look and materials in this shoot. It fits the ceramics, black details and light wooden table. During the day Jitney is more sandy/greyish.  As soon as the evening comes in, it becomes more brownish and warmer in tone. At first sight, it might seem a bit dull. But it’s quite the opposite, Jitney is a warm and calming color which varies from warm to a slightly cooler tone. I like the way Farrow and Ball paint changes according to the light. 

Photography and styling beeldSTEIL | Wen van Woudenberg

In collaboration with Farrow and Ball

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