My name is Nelly Gansekoele. Yes, I know a tricky last name to pronounce for my international friends. Just call me Nelly. I’m the writer and founder of Brown Girl Decor Blog. I live in the East of The Netherlands with my husband Elwin and two little boys, Roan and Finn. I have a deep love for interior decoration, design, DIY and crafts. As a young girl I was always redoing small furniture I found at thrift shops to use in my room. My mom thought me to use the sewing machine and started me on the DIY and crafts road.
My personal style has evolved through the years from dark colours and dark woods to a lighter colour palette with muted colours and lots of pastels. My style is now more geared toward Scandinavian design. This change in style and my love for interior decorations led me to do two things. One, start my own business selling home decorations online and two, change my own surroundings to fit my new taste one project at the time and on a tight budget.
With this blog, I aim to inspire and encourage you to take on projects to make the place you call home a reflection of you and the people you share it with. I believe you can do this without breaking the bank.
All images are my own unless stated otherwise. Please do not copy or use any of my images and ideas without crediting me.
Your home should be your sanctuary
*(Hi in Dutch)
Image: Lizet Beek
Work with me
If you would like to work with me please contact me via email.