Inside Scoop: Colour Rules in a Dutch Family Home


Hello! How are you today? I am excited to share a bunch of snaps I recently took of the most cheerful home I have seen to date. It is the home of designer Femke Dekker of the gorgeous interiors boutique Femkeido. I fist went to photograph her dining room and bedroom for the German interior design book I am featuring in, but the moment I clapped eyes on this bright and colourful interior, I knew I had to schedule another shoot and go back for the rest. And did I have fun! I did the second shoot exclusively for Decor8, knowing Holly would adore this home as much as I did. I was excited to see that the tour was featured last week {seeing my work published never gets old} so thought I’d share some of my favourite snaps of the tour with you and a few others too from the entire collection.







There were far too many great shots to just offer you a taste, so I went a little crazy. Apologies in advance for the RSI you’ll get from scrolling through this one! The fact that this home was positively huge {for Dutch standards} didn’t help matters, and Femke left no stone unturned where decorating was concerned. Every single corner of her home has been carefully curated and styled, oozing a quintessentially colorful and typically Femkeido aesthetic.












“I don’t think too much about how I decorate my home, I just do what feels natural and add pieces that I love,” Femke says. In my feature for Decor8, Femke explains how she layers colour on colour to create this playful look. I personally love the bedroom with soothing neutral shades and pops of pastel pink. Also striking is the charcoal grey wall that spans the length of the open living, dining and kitchen and the way both pastel tones and bright neons just jump right out. It’s masculine meets feminine, with concrete floors against a rainbow of colour. It’s a playground for the senses, for both Femke and her husband, as well as their three kids. It’s fun yet sophisticated all at once. It’s rather genius, in fact.

Keen to read more about this home and see some more lovely imagery? Pop on over to Decor8 and take a peek!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Holly x

15 Responses to “Inside Scoop: Colour Rules in a Dutch Family Home”

  1. Looks like a very cozy and fun-filled home. Great job Holly! So happy for you that you are doing what you love.

    • Holly says:

      Thank you, Louise. That’s so sweet of you to say. I really have found my dream job in the work I’ve been doing lately 🙂

  2. Deepa says:

    I love the pale gray on her walls. Beautiful home and lovely photos!

  3. Doris says:

    Hi Holly, what a beautiful space! I love Femke’s philosophy about decorating based on what feels natural and using pieces she loves. I am so inspired. xD

    • Holly says:

      Hi Doris! Gorgeous indeed, and I think many of us can learn for her decorating philosophy, to just go with what feels natural. And the results are so authentic and so true to her own personal style. Her home inspired me too, especially her unabashed use of colour!

  4. This house is me down to a tee! Jam-packed with colour and personality – I would happily move in tomorrow.

    Plus, I spotted a Donna Wilson pillow in the cot – love her designs!


  5. I love how the serene white colors so elegantly balance the FUN sprinkles of color. GREAT photos, and kudos to Femke for incorporating items she loves woohooo!

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