Inside Scoop: An Eclectic and Colourful Amsterdam Home

December 1st, 2013

Hello! I hope you all had a great weekend. Though I’ve had the flu I managed to get a little further in the renovations after a week of doing nothing and feeling frustrated about that. It’s been tough getting things done ever since the big guy went back to work and though we have a bunch of little things that need doing, by the time we find an hour or two in the evening we are both exhausted. So, in true die-hard spirit, flu or no flu, I applied a second coat of primer on Lola’s bedroom floors (which are original wood that we found underneath nasty orange vinyl) and a first coat of floor paint. In fact, painting with the flu is a great idea because the fumes didn’t bother me at all. Genius!

Stepping away from my chaotic home for a moment though, I wanted to share with you a gorgeously eclectic home I photographed recently for Houzz. It is the home of design duo Romy Boesveldt and Ilya Yashkin and their three children. Vintage and flea market finds, treasures picked up during travels and the couple’s own simplistic designs against a backdrop of creamy whites and pastel tones makes this Amsterdam home one of the most charming I have seen to date.

Amsterdam Home Tour by Holly Marder for Houzz

Eclectic Amsterdam Home Tour by Holly Marder for Houzz

Eclectic Amsterdam Home Tour by Holly Marder for Houzz

Eclectic Amsterdam Home Tour by Holly Marder for Houzz

Eclectic Amsterdam Home Tour by Holly Marder for Houzz

Eclectic Amsterdam Home Tour by Holly Marder for Houzz

Eclectic Amsterdam Home Tour by Holly Marder for Houzz

Eclectic Amsterdam Home Tour by Holly Marder for Houzz

Eclectic Amsterdam Home Tour by Holly Marder for Houzz

Eclectic Amsterdam Home Tour by Holly Marder for Houzz

Eclectic Amsterdam Home Tour by Holly Marder for Houzz

Eclectic Amsterdam Home Tour by Holly Marder for Houzz

Eclectic Amsterdam Home Tour by Holly Marder for Houzz

Eclectic Amsterdam Home Tour by Holly Marder for Houzz

Eclectic Amsterdam Home Tour by Holly Marder for Houzz

Eclectic Amsterdam Home Tour by Holly Marder for Houzz

Eclectic Amsterdam Home Tour by Holly Marder for Houzz

Eclectic Amsterdam Home Tour by Holly Marder for Houzz

So what do you think? Do you love this eclectic home as much as I do? What I appreciated the most about this couple is the way their home signifies a well traveled life. “We get inspired by traveling,” says Boesveldt. “Everywhere you look there are little finds from places we have been.” I also loved their fearless use of colour, particularly in the kitchen, their fun mix of dining chairs and I’m a bit of a fan of that Tom Dixon pendant too. Oh, and the rug in the master bedroom is to die for. A big thanks to Romy and Ilya for having me in your home for the day. It was a pleasure to meet you both!

To read more about this home and see some more snaps, be sure to click over to the Houzz feature.

Happy Monday and have a great week!

Holly x

26 Responses to “Inside Scoop: An Eclectic and Colourful Amsterdam Home”

  1. Sonia says:

    Lovely Holly! Your pictures are getting every time beter and beter.

  2. yzette says:

    Wow thx for sharing this inspiring house with us Holly. I love it!

  3. Christina says:

    Lovely! I love how they were able to use so many pretty colors and still keep it simple.

    And that hanging chair…I want it so much.

    • Holly says:

      I know, Christina, that balance between eclecticism and simplicity along with their subtle use of colour was what I loved about this home, too! The hanging chair is by Sissy Boy. I love it too :)

  4. Eveline says:

    Just dropped by because I saw a beautiful picture on pinterest: what I wonderful home, I love it! Also like how you’ve photographed the interior, it looks amazing!

  5. Serena says:

    I love all of this house… every details, the style… it’s just for me! ;)
    And I love your blog ;)
    Serena

  6. Brooke says:

    Would love to know where the giraffe wall decal is from. Love it all, especially the rugs.

  7. Laura says:

    Hi!

    Very nice post!! I need to know where to buy that blue-green lamp, the headphones and the table. Any idea?

    Thank you!!

    Laura

  8. Marije says:

    Hi Holly,

    I can’t believe I hadn’t heard of your blog before, I love it! These photos are amazing! I actually found out about you when Louise (your colleque I guess) asked me for a house tour on Houzz and I had a look at that site for the very first time (shame on me). From your Houzz profile I think we live in the same city (Delft). DO you love it as much as I do? I’m definitely gonna follow your blog!

    Marije

  9. un23 ilaria says:

    Everything is so beautiful. I love the colorful touches all over the house and the eclectic style … usually I’m not a big fan of the two together but here they are perfectly merged! Everything is so subtle! Bravo :-)

  10. Catherine says:

    This is absolutely perfect! Everything! I LOVE IT!

  11. Wow. I really really LOVE this house!! And the kids’room and the furniture,… everything. Beautiful pics. Thnxx for sharing!!

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