Home tour: the Charleston designer showhouse

If I were in the vicinity of Charleston I would definitely go to this year's designer showhouse. I have been swooning over the pictures of the house on instagram and the internet. An old Charleston townhouse is totally refurbished and decorated by  designers like Mitchell Hill, The English Room, & more. The Henry Street House at 36 Society St., will be open to the public until April 15. The Revival-style home originates from 1804, but was destroyed in what is known as the “Great Fire … [Read more...]

Enter the Loft of Miss Bare in Amsterdam

The Loft Amsterdam

Enter The Loft of Miss Bare in Amsterdam, an annual source of inspiration for interior design lovers. Each year an unique location is transformed into a pop-up loft, completely decorated with the best and novel furniture, home decor accessories, curiosities and art pieces. Every single item in the loft, including the wall paint and flooring is for sale, on location as well as online. This year, the loft's fictional owner is Miss Bare, who loves serenity and simplicity. Her lifestyle, that … [Read more...]

A peek inside my home – make-over phase 1

When I bought my apartment 13 years ago, I knew exactly how I wanted to decorate it. Back then, colonial home decor was trendy, and since I have a lot of travel inspired objects and memorabilia from my many trips, I chose to go with the trend. I styled my home with dark teak wooden furniture and an off-white couch, curtains and chairs, animal print accessories and classic elegance. Through the years I edited my decor with different pillows and small accessories, and threw in some colour. The … [Read more...]

Home Tour: A Family Home Full of Contrasts

On a dreary afternoon I drove to the home of Myrle and Mark in the Dutch city Zwolle to photograph their house. The couple moved into the newly built house six years ago, and since it was new, they had carte blanche in their decorating choices. From the materials, to the colour scheme, they could make it a home exactly to their liking. And since Mark has a knack for DIY projects, they could also save on spendings. The result is a real Dutch family home full of contrasts. Contrasts in colour: … [Read more...]

Home Tour: A modernized farmhouse

In a small village in the Netherlands, located on a dike overlooking the river the Maas, I photographed an amazing renovated farm house. The house has a long and interesting history. It used to be a farmhouse with a barn where they would chill milk, and later fruit from the Betuwe's local orchards. After that, it served other purposes and eventually it was bought by a family of two generations who divided it into two homes. Six years ago, the current owners bought the dated house and completely … [Read more...]

Home Tour: Mixing Patterns in an Eclectic Home

Sometimes I see an interior that is totally not what I would ever think of doing, but that has so much personality that I would love to deviate from my own style. This happened when I saw the interior of a family home designed by American based design studio Annie Hall interiors. The home is a mix of classic forms, modern furniture and an array of colours and patterns are carefully matched. There are so many interesting pieces that I couldn't name my favourite. I love the chairs around the … [Read more...]

Home Tour: An Amsterdam loft apartment with an industrial edge

Since I started photographing interiors I encounter the most creative and unique homes. And even though some of them are not my personal style, and I would never want to live in it, I do admire the vision and thought that goes into some of the interior designs and renovations. There are always elements and details I do like, and that inspire me to enhance my own home. One example of an interior that inspired me, and that I loved to photograph is the home of Peggy and Bouke. The couple converted … [Read more...]