Today I’m going to show you one of my favourite homes of all times, that of interior blogger (and my Instagram crush) Theo-Bert Pot. Theo-Bert lives with his partner Jelle (an interior architect) in a beautiful historic home in The Hague. Their home is a stunning mix of wonderful design pieces and they’re not afraid to use colour! Blue, grey, pink and orange whether it’s a statement wall (or ceiling) or a small decor piece, you see colour everywhere. I’d truly recommend following Theo-Bert on Instagram because he is constantly changing things in his home which makes it so fun & inspiring to see his pictures! If I’m dreaming of my perfect home it really looks a lot like this!
My heart leaps up every time I see a good conversion. My heart almost jumped out of my chest when I saw this conversion of a monumental school building in Leiden, The Netherlands. The schoolhouse from 1925 is converted by architecture firm Atelier Space into a stunning light-filled family home. They kept most of the historical elements of the building such as the tiled floor, the doors and skylights. All the spaces have 4-meter high ceilings and the large windows flood the spaces with natural light. It’s beautiful how they managed to transform these large open spaces into a cozy and modern family home. And of course I’m always happy when architecture firms manage to keep as many historical elements as possible.
After a holiday in France, Menno and Tessa decided to design and built their own home. The couple mainly used natural materials and added a lot of storage, because with 3 children it’s nice to keep clutter behind doors. The light living space with open kitchen was a priority for the couple. Their trip to France inspired the wooden structure, concrete floor and pebbles in the bathroom. It’s a beautiful light family home with a Scandinavian touch.
Christmas is approaching fast, which means that a lot of home tours in Christmas spirits are appearing on the internet. This beautiful Christmas home in a 1960s bungalow is located in The Netherlands. The bungalow was extremely boring when Kim and Tjimme bought it, but together with architecture firm RoosRos did they create a warm family home. I love how they difined the spaces with color. The living room is painted in dark and warm colors while the kitchen is very light. Upstairs there’s a nice blend of grey-tones to create a warm bedroom and bathroom. It’s abolutely a stunning home and there a quite a few great Christmas decor ideas here!
This former warehouse in Delft is completely transformed to a white and green oasis. Three years ago this warehouse was just two dilapidated floors where doves were flying in and out. Pauline en Björnd complettely stripped the space and transformed this old building into a beautiful fresh living space. The home consists of two big rooms, each on a floor, that are completely painted white. The old beams and the occasional exposed brick wall show the history of this building and give the spaces some character. With the use of palets they created sitting spaces all over the house. To complete the home they decorated it with many, many plants which makes this home really come alive.
The home of Piet and Otti in The Netherlands was completely in ruins when they bought it. The building dates from the 1920s but all the charateristic elements were removed and instead the space looked completely soulless. The couple decided to drastically renovate the apartment and only the façade remained in tact. After hard work the end result is absolutely stunning. They managed to give the home character again, and the industrial elements give the space a very cool and cozy look.
Sebastiaan and Dyala wanted their home in The Netherlands to be modern and warm. Together with the architecture firm of their neighbours did they create their dream home in a 1930s building. It wasn’t always easy, the couple and the architecture firm didn’t always see eye to eye. The green wall in the living room and the white painted oak floor in the bedrooms were a shock at first but are now the eyecatchers of their home. The beautiful steel doors and exposed brick in the kitchen give this modern home an industrial twist.
A former milk factory in The Hague has been transformed into a unique family home. The home belongs to Mary Hessing, editor of Dutch magazine Eigen Huis & Interieur, and her husband Toon Lauwen, curator, journalist and design books editor. The couple bought the former milk factory 12 years ago and together – without the use of an architect – they created a family home over three levels. The large open plan living space can be reached through the converted garage. The black and white tiles can be seen through the entire ground floor including the kitchen where it is combined with sea green Moroccan tiles. The living space has an industrial vibe with the concrete floor and steel frames. To soften this they used pink and green in the decorations. Upstairs, under the exposed beams, there is a large open plan space that serves as the bedroom and playroom of 2 of the children. This converted milk factory In The Netherlands certainly is one of the most unique homes I’ve ever seen.
This blue and green family home in The Hague belongs to Matthew and Eveline. After 10 years in Australia they decided to move to The Netherlands with their family. Even though the home is situated in central The Hague it’s only a short trip to the Dutch beachside. Interior architect Jelle van de Schoor designed their family home and he succeeded in connecting the living room with the dining space and kitchen. The dining table is a central point in their home. It’s made of small wooden cubes and is big enough for the entire family to work and play at the same time. I’m in love with the blue and green colors on the wall, it’s such a good color combination. And the bright colorful details give the home a fun twist.
It’s strange actually, I’m from The Netherlands but I rarely post about Dutch homes even though I’m always impressed with historic Dutch architecture (I’m sure anyone who has been to a historic Dutch city will agree with me on that). But today that’s going to change with this Scandinavian inspired home in a characteristic Dutch street in Rotterdam. The home was recently sold but it belonged to Manfung & Angel, a Dutch blogger and founders of OHMYHOME, and luckily for us they had their beautiful home photographed so we can still enjoy it. The home dates from 1900 but the couple completely renovated the historic home to make it to their liking. They renovated almost everything and got new walls, kitchen, bathroom and floors and by that they created a beautiful sun-filled Scandinavian inspired home that luckily still shows the buildings history by having the wooden beams exposed on the top floor. I’m sure they were very sad to leave this stunning home but maybe we can look forward to some photographes of their new home which I’m sure is just as lovely as this light 1900s Scandi inspired home.