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Wednesday
Jan182017

Modernising a typical Amsterdam apartment

Dutch interior designer Robert Kolenik took what he described as a typical small Amsterdam apartment and turned it into a luxurious modern space in neutral tones that appears much larger than it is. As part of his concept, the first thing that interior designer Robert Kolenik did was to design a large wall unit to link together all the spaces in the apartment naturally. In narrower or smaller spaces, most people tend to use smaller pieces of furniture. 'I do the opposite. By putting in larger pieces, I emphasise a sense of spaciousness in the home. The floating block in dark oak creates a line in the apartment that visually enlarges the space.' Robert then added in a FOUR METRE LONG sofa (by Minotti) which offers tons of seating and while very long, still keeps the space very open. Those of you with small spaces, take note!

Tuesday
Nov082016

Living in a converted cheese factory

Now on my bucket list - live in a converted cheese factory in the Netherlands with gorgeous natural light and lots of shelving for endless styling fun. In the meantime I will live vicariously through interior designer, stylist and author Marijke Schipper

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Wednesday
Jul132016

House like Village

Take on old harbour cantina on an island in Amsterdam and an architect with lofty ideas, and you end up with a set of 4 residential lofts that are every modernists' dream. By Marc Koehler Architects

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Monday
May302016

Flow Works

Flow Works, based in Amsterdam, overhauls homes and makes them functional and beautiful. I love that they aren't all about slapping drywall over crumbling brick and support beams. Old mixed with new is how they roll. 

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Sunday
Apr032016

Sunday inspiration

I was poking around Marie Claire Maison yesterday and came across a few homes that really captured my attention so I thought I would share a couple of them. This Marrakech home has gorgeous features that are typical of Moroccan architecture but the owners have spiced things up with some mid-century modern furnishings. A quirky combination, and I love it. 

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