Passionate people run the world. I truly believe that. People driven by what they love, what they believe in. They can make magic happen. I love nothing more than to meet these passionate peeps and listen to their stories. And since this blog is slowly (but steadily ;) ) growing into a personal portfolio of the things that move and inspire me, I would love to share some of those stories with you. Snippets of the life of people I admire for what they do and who they are.
Who better to kick off this new category than someone near and dear to my heart? Meet my lovely cousin Kim, a creative spirit with a passion for interior design and all things pretty. Born in a family equally bitten by the interior bug, Kim is a vital part of the family business, DecoVervaet (interior design, paint, wallpaper and flooring), by organizing its marketing and sharing her creativity as a color and interior consultant. (Kim and her brother Jens are the third generation stepping into the family business, how cool is that?). Eager to bring a fresh touch to the store, Kim decided a few months ago to create a pop-up area within the showroom, with a selection of beautiful pieces from PIET moodshop.
However, the entrepreneur and creator within her were not satisfied with just this project. She wanted to create something of her own, make her personal mark on the family business. And so Kim. was born. A sort of “store-in-store”, this delightful corner in the DecoVervaet showroom offers Kim’s personal selection of very reasonably priced (between about 5 and 50 euros) design items from the Scandinavian brand House Doctor. Natural materials and pretty pastels: check! You can imagine how I fell in love immediately :).
Not only did Kim handpick the collection, she also designed the logo, handcarved a vintage stamp for her price tags and dressed up the store window in her signature style. Suffice to say that her heart is in it. It shows in everything, from the presentation to the way she talks about her “passion project”. The current set-up and collection are only a start. Different brands and other exciting plans are definitely on the horizon for Kim. Here’s for peeps with a vision! <3
What’s your favorite piece of Kim.’s collection? And can you guess what I caved for? ;)