Inside Scoop: Eclectic Modern Apartment


Hello! Back again today with more gorgeous home inspiration for you to feast your eyes on! This time, the eclectic modern home of Bianca Kempenaar, blogger and founder of a sweet online shop called A Day With Kate. I recently made my way up to her part of the Netherlands, camera in hand, to shoot her light and cheerful apartment for a feature on Houzz. I absolutely loved learning about her and her husband’s story, which you can read in more detail {here}, and discovering her deep appreciation of interiors and design. Her home is a carefully curated blend of retro-modern classics, vintage finds and bang-on-trend contemporary design pieces. With high ceilings and huge windows, the light just dances around the family’s open plan dining and living room, and bright colors here and there really pop against a backdrop of crisp white. Here are a few images from the tour that I’m so excited to share with you!


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I love how Bianca and her husband combine several different furniture styles to create a home that not only tells a story, but also gives a nod to their personalities. And trust me, Bianca is every bit as bright and cheerful as her home! Against a clean, white backdrop, bright colors are carefully interwoven into the home’s otherwise very neutral palette. Don’t you love the way Bianca layers colour and pattern in her home? Though she loves to use both vibrant colour and pattern, she shared with me that she incorporates them into her home with care, through art and accessories. I love the subtle touch of neon pink on her bed linen!

Thanks Bianca for having me in your home for the day and sharing your story with me!


* Photography by Holly Marder for Houzz

3 Responses to “Inside Scoop: Eclectic Modern Apartment”

  1. LOVE IT! The layers of colour and texture and pattern are divine. Great post Holly! x

  2. Rincy says:

    ME TOO!! Gorgeous Holly x

  3. Holly {Avenue} says:

    Thanks ladies! x

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