Bechtheim , Germany

by Beatrice Jansohn @lifestylemommy

Beatrice

Hello, I'm Beatrice and I run the blog www.lifestylemommy.de. You will find there information about my crazy life with 3 kids. Furthermore, I live surrounded by vineyards in a small wine town in the middle of Rheinhessen, about 40 km south of Mainz.

What's your favourite thing about living in Bechtheim?

Our village is really small, Bechtheim has just over 1800 inhabitants. But maybe that's the best part of the village. The children can go out alone, they are allowed to walk alone to school, to the bakery or to friends. I like our country life, but now and then I have to get out. But as soon as I leave the main road and drive up through the vineyards to our village, there is immediately a sense of home. It's green, it's quiet, it's just beautiful! 

Beatrice
Bechtheim
working space

How has Bechtheim changed over the years?

It is noticeable that more and more young families decide to move here. The country life seems to gain more interest. I think it is because everything is faster anyway. The need for peace and minimalism is growing again!

What's your favourite thing about living in Bechtheim?

Our village is really small, Bechtheim has just over 1800 inhabitants. But maybe that's the best part of the village. The children can go out alone, they are allowed to walk alone to school, to the bakery or to friends. I like our country life, but now and then I have to get out. But as soon as I leave the main road and drive up through the vineyards to our village, there is immediately a sense of home. It's green, it's quiet, it's just beautiful! 

Beatrice
Bechtheim
Working space

How has Bechtheim changed over the years?

It is noticeable that more and more young families decide to move here. The country life seems to gain more interest. I think it is because everything is faster anyway. The need for peace and minimalism is growing again!

In your opinion, what makes a house a home? How did you make your house a home?

A house becomes a home through the people that live in it! We built our house according to our wishes and expectations during my pregnancy with the second child. Even if everything is new and very modern, it became a home only because of us.

pillow and boy
boy's bedroom
girl's bedroom
dining chair

What's on your wishlist for your home?

Honestly? Nothing! I wanted to have a new couch. Not because it's not good anymore, but because I did not like the dark color. And now we were able to up-cycle our sofa with a new slipcover. The only wish now is that the people living in my home stay happy and healthy!

pillow and boy

In your opinion, what makes a house a home? How did you make your house a home?

A house becomes a home through the people that live in it! We built our house according to our wishes and expectations during my pregnancy with the second child. Even if everything is new and very modern, it became a home only because of us.

boy's bedroom
girl's bedroom
dining chair

What's on your wishlist for your home?

Honestly? Nothing! I wanted to have a new couch. Not because it's not good anymore, but because I did not like the dark color. And now we were able to up-cycle our sofa with a new slipcover. The only wish now is that the people living in my home stay happy and healthy!

Where did you go for your last holiday? Tell us about the experience. 

The children and I spent the last holiday on a ship during the autumn holidays. We have made an Adriatic cruise, which has inspired me beyond measure. 

Where did you go for your last holiday? Tell us about the experience. 

The children and I spent the last holiday on a ship during the autumn holidays. We have made an Adriatic cruise, which has inspired me beyond measure. 

food on dining table
dining room

In your opinion, what colour (aside from black and white) is the most versatile for use in the home?

Unfortunately I can not name black or white, so I would say: wood tones. I'm a big fan of the Scandinavian lifestyle, which is well-known for bright rooms, a lot of white, gray, a bit beige, but also wood. A beautiful vintage cabinet can become an eyecatcher with a pure white wall.

In your opinion, what colour (aside from black and white) is the most versatile for use in the home?

Unfortunately I can not name black or white, so I would say: wood tones. I'm a big fan of the Scandinavian lifestyle, which is well-known for bright rooms, a lot of white, gray, a bit beige, but also wood. A beautiful vintage cabinet can become an eyecatcher with a pure white wall.

Wreath hang on dining chair

What's something should do more often? 

Horse riding! My passion is riding and unfortunately, because of the second child, I had to stop with a heavy heart. 

How do you spend an average Friday night? 

Since I'm a mom, Friday nights got a new meaning. It heralds the weekend and the quiet and cozy family time. We normally play or read with the children or we watch movies together. On Fridays, I prefer to do "hyggelig" at home with my loved ones. 

Kitchen space
Wreath hang on dining chair

What's something should do more often? 

Horse riding! My passion is riding and unfortunately, because of the second child, I had to stop with a heavy heart. 

How do you spend an average Friday night? 

Since I'm a mom, Friday nights got a new meaning. It heralds the weekend and the quiet and cozy family time. We normally play or read with the children or we watch movies together. On Fridays, I prefer to do "hyggelig" at home with my loved ones. 

Kitchen space
girl dances at living room

What's the advantage of getting a slipcover for your sofa? 

As I already suggested, it changes a room completely and without the need to buy a new sofa. A cover can be adapted to changing tastes. 

Which advice will you give to a person who wants to buy a new slipcover from Comfort Works? 

In any case, use the possibility to order up to eight fabric samples and take your time to decide! We put the swatches on the couch, on the floor, on the wall, and played with the light. How does the fabric look in the daylight or in the evening? How does it feel like? Then do not ask for too many opinions, but listen to your gut. I can say that I fell instantly in love with one of the fabrics and its color, but the more opinions I heard, the more insecure I became. I then ignored everything and just looked at the fabrics, in the end it was very clear: I picked my favorite! 

Beatrice on the sofa
Living room
Girl dances at living room

What's the advantage of getting a slipcover for your sofa? 

As I already suggested, it changes a room completely and without the need to buy a new sofa. A cover can be adapted to changing tastes. 

Which advice will you give to a person who wants to buy a new slipcover from Comfort Works? 

In any case, use the possibility to order up to eight fabric samples and take your time to decide! We put the swatches on the couch, on the floor, on the wall, and played with the light. How does the fabric look in the daylight or in the evening? How does it feel like? Then do not ask for too many opinions, but listen to your gut. I can say that I fell instantly in love with one of the fabrics and its color, but the more opinions I heard, the more insecure I became. I then ignored everything and just looked at the fabrics, in the end it was very clear: I picked my favorite! 

Beatrice on the sofa
Living room

Your living room looks amazing, Beatrice!

Beatrice's slipcovers for her Kramfors Sofa fit perfectly in her gorgeous home. She chose Kino Ash fabric, a 100% polyester that is super durable and machine washable which is perfect for her active household.