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Bricks Amsterdam - part 1

Last week I received an adorable pet photo from James van der Velden, and his email included a link to his design firm called Bricks Amsterdam. I nearly fell off my chair when I took a peek at his portfolio. His style ROCKS. James calls it "timeless eclecticism". I love every bit of it - the neutral colour palette of black, brown, white and tan, the overscale furnishings and accessories, the industrial elements and use of linen. That right there is the recipe for great decor (IMHO). James kindly sent me tons of photos from 3 of his projects which I'll be sharing here today and tomorrow. This one is my favourite, and I believe it is James' own home - a penthouse apartment on the canals of Amsterdam. *SWOON*














Reader Comments (11)

gorgeous and warm. but i do have one problem - those double side-by-side shots (especially of the same area) make my head hurt. any way you could separate them?

15 Nov 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpolish chick

Heaven is real after all!!! This is my dream home... The dining table, the headboard, the baseboards, the interesting lighting fixtures, the art, heck even the dog. I WANT I WANT I WANT IWANT I WANT, like a kid wants its candy!!!

15 Nov 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRania

LOL - sorry polish chick. There were so many great photos I had to put some side by side so this post wasn't super long. I did put spaces between each, but I can't make the spaces larger without having to resize each photo.

15 Nov 2011 | Registered CommenterKiM

I wonder if James picked the dog or the wall color first?

Hi there,

I have just discovered Desire to Inspire and it is fair to say, that i am in total awe! I have featured you in a blog post of mine for my lovely readers to hear about you also. Keep up the great work. Amy x

15 Nov 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

It feels so rich and inviting!

15 Nov 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhomestilo

my favorite so far!

16 Nov 2011 | Unregistered Commenterabbey

Beautiful post, and very interesting options, Thank you very much for naming myself in your blog! I feel very grateful.

16 Nov 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMother in law

Cool! I live in 207th St (1st photo)...
That's the closest I'll ever be of being featured in this blog!

18 Nov 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRoni

Great use of light in these images. Awesome apartment..

18 Nov 2011 | Unregistered Commenterredwood

Please please please tell me where you got that A train list: "207 st, wash hgts, councourse..." - that print - I need to get that - so many great memories on the A train!!

21 Nov 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNina

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