Not just a rug post via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Not just a rug post via Ollie & Sebs Haus

I mentioned briefly that we have put down some new unfinished pine floors in the boys room. We love them, the boys not so much. They enjoyed the carpet under their feet, I get that, it was just the carpet wasn’t the prettist.  Since the short time it was down, the amount of spillages, pens marks, it wasn’t worth even thinking of replacing it with a lighter coloured carpet. So we opted for wooden floors. To give back the cozy feeling for the boys and their little feet, I am on the hunt for a rug, not just any rug, a Moroccan Berber rug. Who would have thought my strict colour palette of grey, white and black would even contemplate colour.

I want to keep the rest of the room simple.  So far in the room we have some bunk beds, freeing up floor space, simple storage and I am currently in the middle of painting a wall in Oval Room Blue from Farrow&Ball and pimping some IKEA wardrobes with plywood.  With all that going on, I think a Berber rug will add interest.

Not just a rug post via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Not just a rug post via Ollie & Sebs Haus

Its finding the nicest one that’s a challenge, as I want them all!  But to narrow my search I like to look at a few of my favourites online. Paris Berbere, a great selection of all different rugs especially the popular Beni Ouarian rug. Another favourite is Edit58, as well as the rugs in the shop they offer a rug sourcing service where you can personally get help in sourcing your perfect rug. My newest find is a French shop called Fragments-Paris, who have some fantastic colourful rugs. And my last place I always have a look is Emily’s House London, a good selection of rugs all different sizes. Even though I’m on the hunt for a Boucherouite rug I would like a smaller Beni Ouarian rug for the top of the stairs and Emily’s House London have a great selection, at a good price for smaller sized spaces.

These are just my go to places but I am sure there are loads of good rug sourcing companies out there.

Oliver Furniture | Julie Ansiau | Paris Berbere | Fragments-Paris

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.