Minimalism in Amsterdam

Posted on Fri, 31 Oct 2008 by KiM

I awoke this morning to find an email from James in my inbox (thank you for wanting to share this with our readers James!): “I have recently finished decorating a small apartment in Amsterdam. As a foreigner to Holland (originally from the UK, but studied and worked in Australia and Germany) I developed an interest in dutch mid-century design and furniture. Alot of the Dutch furniture is not so well known outside NL, and I am sure could be of interest to your readers.” So much about James’ photos impressed me – the architecture, the spaciousness, the soaring windows, the lack of stuff, the great mid-century pieces he’s collected by Martin Visser, Rob Parry, Verner Panton, Friso Kramer, Wim Rietveld, Eames…

I’ll start with James’ old apartment in Amsterdam that he had rented.








James had to move out of that apartment which prompted him to buy a place. Here is the new apartment that he owns, and part of the renovation included painting the floors white. See? When you think you’ve made up your mind about a paint colour and them you see photos like this…






Decalor says:

Yeah. This is my dream apartment. Everything. Starting from floor and finishing with a HiFi… fantastic.

Just too cool! Love the turntable too ­čÖé

LOVING those large wooden plank floors! OMG!

pia says:

wow! both apartments are awesome, love the white floors too.

I really, really want to paint the floors in my apartment. Mean landlord. These spaces are exquisite.
Lisa & Alfie

Love those painted floors and breezy sheer curtains in the second shots – just divine xx

Anonymous says:

Can anybody tell me how to get your floorboards like that?
The white painted ones?? They look beautiful and glossy Trying to do mine at the moment!

kim. says:

Anon, alot of paint brands sell floor paint. I painted the hardwood in my office a glossy white and only used 2 coats of Benjamin Moore Porch and Floor paint. It is really durable and really shiny.

sarah says:

This is beautiful. I specifically love interior design in Amsterdam. Especially all the beautiful chairs!

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