I think it’s very important to hone your personal style. When working on something like a major remodel, that clear vision helps keeps you focused. Someone recently describe my vibe as approachable sophistication – which I gotta say might be the nicest compliment I’ve received in a long time. But, then there come that time when you get a little sick of your own atheistic and crave something fresh.
That might be why I immediately swooned over this modern, rustic, vintage, but most importantly seriously cool home in Amsterdam.
What was once a warehouse in the 1800’s, the Dutch founder of the lingerie company Love Stories, has transformed this four story building, into a funky, stylishly nonchalant family home. Rough and rustic materials from exposed beams, reclaimed parquet floors, steel windows and white washed brick mix with a menagerie of house plants, vintage furniture and pseudo-industrial light fixtures.
A child sized worktable is made out of an old door and some sawhorses. Genius.
I’m loving this oversized sofa, and the fact that entire living and dining areas are all interconnected.
I’m really into the stainless steel kitchen, and the fact that this home has windows for days.
The children’s rooms sit under the homes eves and have that charming collected feel.
The master bathroom floats in a glass encased area in the middle of the master bedroom. I kinda love.
I think what really appeals about this home is that is still within my go-to neutral color palette. Or maybe I just love it because I’m also Dutch and fantasy about escaping to Amsterdam myself one day. Regardless, while this home isn’t necessarily in my design wheelhouse I completely appreciate it. And might even work harder to add a bit more patina and vintage goodness to This Old Victorian.
What about you? Are you into this look?
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