Openhouse in the heart of Milan

So much happened in Milan during those 7 days of Design Week, I hardly know where to start and what to share. What I always love the most is a special installation or collaboration. And the ability to see places you would otherwise never visit. One of those moments was during the launch of Openhouse Magazine no. 11 in the beautiful home of Christian Pizzinini and Antonio Scolari in the heart of Milan.

It was very special to be invited to a private home. I was impressed by their hospitality and enthusiasm about art and architecture. This home is a perfect mix of carefully selected furniture, unique design and 20th-century art pieces. It shows a true passion for living and beauty.

The interior felt calm and basic, yet colorful and very intriguing at the same time. Special lighting and art play a major role in every room of the home. Like the geometric rug above the bed and the ‘imperfect’ lamp in the living room. 

Openhouse is a lifestyle and culture magazine. An inspiring guide to creative people all around the world who open their homes and private spaces to the public to share cultural activities and experience life together. The latest issue also features an article about the house of Christian Pizzinini and Antonio Scolari located in Puglia.

Photography Wen van Woudenberg


Modern Day Candle

It was on my wishlist for a while: a beautiful small and cordless lamp. To use it in different rooms and later when the weather will be warmer, outside on my balcony. A cordless lamp is not only easy to move around but necessary too because I don’t have a power point on every wall and in every corner. The Bellhop from Flos meets all my wishes and expectations.

The lamp is designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby a London based design duo. Emerged from a table lamp they designed for the New London Design Museum. The Bellhop collection was launched during Salone del Mobile in Milan in 2017 and immediately caught my attention. In the beginning of 2018 the table lamp is included in the FLOS collection. The name Bellhop refers to the well-known hotel clerk ‘bell men’ with their typical round hats. Often seen in chic English hotels.

I chose the Chocolate brown version which gives a warm light and atmosphere, both on and off. It is rechargeable and has a 4-step dimmer function. I use the lamp every day and have to charge it only 2 times a week during the night. It also comes in the colors Brick Red, White and Grey. All versions give an even and warm distribution of the integrated led light. I love the minimal look and shape of the lamp. Also, the shadows it gives. It is very atmospheric and practical at the same time.

Often the Bellop lamp stands in the living room on the Plant Box. In a cozy corner close to the window but without a power point for a normal lamp. When working in the kitchen I move it over to the table or a shelf. Currently, it is in my bedroom as shown in the photos. It perfectly matches the dark wall and brown and black details of the String Pocket shelves. Can’t wait for better weather to come and bring it outside!


Photography and styling beeldSTEIL | Wen van Woudenberg

In collaboration with mister design


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Details of Studio Oliver Gustav

In October we visited Malmö for a couple of days. A charming Swedish city not far from Copenhagen. In fact, it took only 20 minutes by train to get to the beautiful Danish capital. I always feel at home in the Nordic countries and visited Copenhagen a lot, I still take every chance to go. This time we planned a visit to the studio of Oliver Gustav

Oliver Gustav is a creative consultant with a focus on aesthetic development, art, interior and exterior design. With a showroom and store in Copenhagen and a gallery in New York city. A visit was on my wishlist for a while and can’t wait to go back already. The building is beautiful on its self, yet the interior makes it complete. A combination of modern art and interior with raw and antiques. Each room radiates a different atmosphere from bright and serene to moody and dramatic. 

The mix of rawness, art and pure materials like wood and linen in combination with strong aesthetics, appeals to me. Looking forward seeing the studio again, we are planning our next w/ Style trip to Copenhagen!

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Photography beeldSTEIL | Wen van Woudenberg



Coffee Moments


The Ferm Living Plant Box is not just for plants. What I like about this design is the versatility. After using the metal box for books and plants close to my kitchen and as a storage box in the bathroom. I now created a coffee corner in my living room. For a relaxed start of the day with my favorite magazines within reach. Using the special plate the Plant Box can easily be turned into a side table. 


During the IMM fair in Cologne last month I visited the Ferm Living stand themed “The Home”. I was impressed by their beautiful styling combining all (new) products. Also, Ferm Living presented an inspiring new catalog with beautiful photography, interviews and a product overview. 

“Our home is connected to so many feelings and memories that it can be hard to pin down. It is a journey with no end-point with constant surprises and new angles. Having a home and feeling is about more than things, home is where people come together and where life happens. The Home is an exploration of the little scenes that can take place every day”. Their stand and catalog take you through each room of the Home showcasing the existing and new collection combined in personally decorated spaces. To show you how design can shape your life and make it comfortable - Trine Andersen”. 

Next to the new furniture and products coming up I was enthusiastic about the new additions to the existing Plant Box. Like a metal box container, a metal divider and a square tray made of oak. This will provide even more possibilities to use this box in every space in the house.

This box is also suitable for smaller living to create an indoor garden, as a room divider or stylish storage solution. But there is also a smaller version available to fit in the windowsill. As a small wall box or a round standing version. All in various beautiful colors, like black, grey, dusty blue, dark green, red-brown or taupe. Easy to use separately but also nice to combine different versions. 


Photography and styling beeldSTEIL | Wen van Woudenberg

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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


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