a growing fondness for lace…
Posted in interiors March 28th, 2009 by piablog

The Dutch, I’ve noticed, have a thing for lace. I, on the other hand, have never had a thing for lace.

But I must say I’m beginning to develop a fondness for it in the home, if used carefully and considerately. I like the lace story photographed above by Dutch photographer Erik van Lokven (who is also the photographer of Yvette’s delish pork belly recipe now in the (blog)house kitchen). I would be very happy to soak in that tub and then doze in that bed, surrounded by all that soft, pretty lace-ness.

Hmm, now how to combine my island living leanings with my new love for lace? oooh i love a challenge!


9:17pm: i’ve just re-read this post – have you noticed I sway between including myself as aDutchie, and then not (as above), when convenient? And this weekend, thanks to the soccer/football, Amsterdam has been taken over by the Scots. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen so many Scots in kilts in all my life. But due to their presence, it appears I’ve become a proud Scotswoman! because in recent months i’ve worked out i’m more scottish then anything else.

I thought you might find that interesting. or not.


9:24pm I was proud until I just saw a bunch of drunken Scots making absolute fools of themselves a moment ago…


9:26pm ok, I suppose this is why I should be on twitter, right?

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  1. simplesong says

    I, too, have never been too fond of lace.. but when I see it like this I reconsider. So lovey + delicate.

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  2. emma says

    lace and light go hand in hand, and I have a feeling you will find a way to combine them both! recently some experiments took me down a patch of placing lace between wool and felting it all together – the result was quite nice when held up to the window…

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  3. Danielle says

    i know your up for the challenge! i think the island living with a ‘splash’ of lace could be really dreamy! xo

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  4. E says

    Beautiful… I have always been a huge fan of lace. It started when I was … 10 or something, it was lace and sequins. I think my tastes have matured (or so I hope) and I still get distracted by all things shiny, but lace is so elegant. I love that picture with the bathtub, how gorgeous – until I thought about the soap scum, haha!

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  5. Helen says

    I’m excited to see what you come up with, as always. Steering clear of full-on lace curtains, I don’t think you could otherwise go wrong.

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  6. sofia says

    me on the other hand I’ve always been a big-big fan of lace. I’m a bowandlacegirl forever 🙂

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  7. Rebecca says

    you’re right…these photos are two beautiful ways to use lace in the home. i live in a small space find lace can be overwhelming…on my bed…maybe.

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  8. A-M says

    In the past, lace did not do it for me either… but yes used carefully, sparingly… I’m starting to warm slightly. I can’t wait to see your interpretation of ‘lacey island livings’! A-M xx

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  9. Lynne, tea for joy says

    I love that lace throw – it’s beautiful. But, do you think you’d ever get a man to sleep in such a bed?

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  10. Amanda says

    Lace has always made me think of old ladies and fussieness. I am liking it more lately, in simpler designs and modern settings. And I will not say no to a sweet non-frilly lace dress. 🙂


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  11. Brittany Noel says

    These photos are beautiful, and making me even more intrigued by lace. It seems there are a lot modern ways to use it popping up!

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  12. Kim Wallace says

    These photos are amazing! I’m also Dutch, and strangely I have only recently developed a passion for lace doilies after I found a box full of gorgeously crafted works at St Vinnies – now that I live in Australia. I use them to create impressions into ceramic bowls and dishes, and try and capture their beautiful patterns into contemporary stoneware pieces – work that keeps changing as I come across more lace!

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  13. decor8 Holly says

    Are you on Twitter dear Pia? Tweet, tweet! If so, please connect with me there, I’m under ‘decor8’. But of course, right?

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