Bricks Amsterdam – part 1

Posted on Tue, 15 Nov 2011 by KiM

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*














Rania says:

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!!!

KiM says:

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.

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

Amy says:

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

homestilo says:

It feels so rich and inviting!

abbey says:

my favorite so far!

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

Roni says:

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

redwood says:

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

Nina says:

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!!

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