Marie-Stella-Maris post via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Marie-Stella-Maris post via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Marie-Stella-Maris post via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Marie-Stella-Maris post via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Marie-Stella-Maris post via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Marie-Stella-Maris post via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Marie-Stella-Maris post via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Marie-Stella-Maris post via Ollie & Sebs Haus

I don’t know about you guys but I love a great scent, whether its in a candle form, room spray or a soap. My husband often says its like burning money away on an expensive candle, true but you cant beat a good smelling candle burning in your home. I normally stick to well known go-to brands, but I was recently introduced to Marie-Stella-Maris, an Amsterdam based lifestyle brand which offers natural products while supporting clean drinking. For each Marie-Stella-Maris product you buy, an percentage of it goes towards clean drinking water projects. I think their mission is pretty spot on and you know that buying this product is helping someone who needs it.


“It’s bizarre that there are still people in the world who don’t have access to one of the most important elements in life.”

Patrick Munsters, Founder Marie-Stella-Maris


I’m pretty much in-love with this brand ,they have a great mission, the products are amazing and the packaging of each product is clean and minimal. Exactly what I look for in a brand, I am a sucker for great packaging, it needs to look good to be out on show in my bathroom, kitchen or any living space!  The next time you are in Amsterdam make sure to check out the beautiful flagship store which is located in central Amsterdam, they carry many products from skin, hair, body and fragrances for the home.

Products were gifted from Marie-Stella-Maris. All opinions and creative content are my own.

Sunny side | post via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Sunny side | post via Ollie & Sebs Haus

In the morning the sun always starts at the front of the house and by the end of the day it has crept round to the back. We are fortunate that the back of the house is south facing, so plenty of light when the sun decides to shine!

Before we moved I picked up this Ivar unit from IKEA, and the plan is to mount it on the wall and paint the same colour, once I decide on the wall colour that is! Ive seen this done a few times and the final outcome is particularly nice. Just now I have a few nice things sitting on the unit and my fig tree, which is deciding to grow some new leaves after winter.

Out & Out Original Clayton bench via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Out & Out Original Clayton bench via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Out & Out Original Clayton bench via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Out & Out Original Clayton bench via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Out & Out Original Clayton bench via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Out & Out Original Clayton bench via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Out & Out Original Clayton bench via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Out & Out Original Clayton bench via Ollie & Sebs Haus

One thing that I have really enjoyed about moving from a flat to a house is having separate rooms for areas. In the flat, our living room was big but it housed the dinning table, computer, and sofa to sit and relax and watch TV, with all that going on sometimes it didn’t feel very relaxing. But, now I feel like my spaces can breathe a little, now they have their own designated rooms and we have a dinning room! It is in no way a big room, but I love having that space to entertain and knew I wanted a biggish dinning table, one that would sit eight people comfortably. I couldn’t have been happier when I recently received this table from Out & Out Original with matching bench. It is just what I have been looking for, sits enough of my family comfortably and the oak wood is a nice change in my home.

I haven’t even began decorating this room, I’ve not really started anywhere to be completely honest. But my plans are to paint the room in some nice warm muddy greys, and I need to find some nice lighting and maybe a shelf or storage unit. Not too much, as I want the dinning table to be the focus in the room. But, one thing I have been struggling to find is the right lighting. I have found loads of really nice lights that would look great in homes with high ceilings but, we have downsized in ceiling height and I am struggling. I don’t want your standard lamp shade, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated?

I’ve really enjoyed having the space, which feels a little empty with only the Clayton table and white walls, but now I really feel like its time to inject some personality into the room and give it some life.