Decor Voyeur

Decor Voyeur: peek into a soulful coastal home in Southern Holland

Decor Voyeur - have a peek inside amazing homes at The Unexpected ChicI absolutely love this airy, modern and eclectic home in Southern Holland near The Hague. Owned by a young couple – Sanne, an industrial designer and Tim, an architect – who have just had their first baby, they did not plan everything out in detail, but rather let the design evolve naturally as they renovated the 3-storey 3-bedroom house. The result is a wonderfully imaginative yet un-fussy and un-cluttered home that maximizes the potential of the building.

Some big risks were taken, including painting the brand new expensive wooden floor in a bright tomato red (fantastic!) and using patio pavers for the countertop, and the resulting design effects are amazingly effective, striking and affordable.

There are lots of second hand and heirloom pieces incorporated, such as an old chesterfield sofa which is almost worn through in one seat by its previous owner, and a ladder which was abandoned by painters in Tim’s parents’ yard, and used to be Tim’s way of getting into his bunk bed in college! There is also a great old wooden chest that was brought over from England by Sanne’s parents ages ago, and shelves made of reclaimed stair treads. One of the most unique pieces is the bed-side ‘art’ in the bedroom – a graduation gift to Tim, symbolizing air, fire and water.

Other wonderful elements include a dining table made of salvaged wood which was accidentally splashed by paint during construction (but it added character so they rolled with it!), the roof terrace which the couple plan to make in to a grassy relaxation area for summer, and the wallpaper in the nursery, which is a custom design by Sanne’s company.

I love the stories that are woven through every aspect of this house! I hope you find it as inspiring as I do.

Read even more here.

Houzz Tour: A light-filled South Holland eclectic coastal home eclectic living room
Houzz Tour: A light-filled South Holland eclectic coastal home eclectic staircase
Houzz Tour: A light-filled South Holland eclectic coastal home eclectic living room
Houzz Tour: A light-filled South Holland eclectic coastal home  living room
Houzz Tour: A light-filled South Holland eclectic coastal home
Houzz Tour: A light-filled South Holland eclectic coastal home  kitchen
Houzz Tour: A light-filled South Holland eclectic coastal home
Houzz Tour: A light-filled South Holland eclectic coastal home eclectic kids
Houzz Tour: A light-filled South Holland eclectic coastal home traditional bedroom
Houzz Tour: A light-filled South Holland eclectic coastal home  exterior
Houzz Tour: A light-filled South Holland eclectic coastal home
Houzz Tour: A light-filled South Holland eclectic coastal home eclectic bedroom
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