A Delightful Dutch Home Defined By Slow Living

Hejsan hoppsan (says no one in Sweden. Ever!). Only a few hours to the weekend friends - weeeee! Are you ready for it?  Oh yes! I thought I'd finish the week on a high. Welcome to the charming world of Tessa Hop, partner Menno, their three boys and little girl in The Netherlands. The family live in a self-designed contemporary wood and glass house surrounded by nature. The interior transports you to a world where natural textures and earthy colours reign supreme. Think muted tones, concrete floors, rattan, stone, and dried flowers in a calming oasis in which to enjoy a slower way of life.

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I love the idea of using dead space behind a sofa as a place for a children's table and a pair of Ercol stacking chairs* - such a clever use of space.  Source wooden toys like these from Wooden Story.

Look at all those happy faces! 

And how amazing is that bath? I'm trying to get some info about it from Tessa, if I hear anything I'll let you know!). I also really like the idea of using a simple wood rail for storage (a DIY idea for the weekend perhaps?!).

This children's room is so pretty. I recently added a rattan day bed from Nordal in my daughters room (tour to follow soon!). This one from Anthropologie* is similar if you live outside Europe).

What a home! I especially loved the bathroom (probably because I'm looking for ideas for my own bathroom).

Is there anything that stood out to you?

So folks. I do believe that's a wrap!

If you'd like to check-out a little more Dutch inspiration this weekend take a peek in this archive (hop over this home if it pops up first).

Have a fabulous couple of days - and see you Monday!



  1. Gosh, yes the bathroom!! and I always wonder how do these people keep their house clean and tidy all the time.

    1. I’m pretty sure it’s not this tidy all the time. My home often comes across tidy in pictures but most of the time it’s chaos!!

  2. That bath is fabulous!Maybe polished concrete?

  3. I love the animals & wooden "barn" in pictures 2&3 - is it from the wooden toy co. too?


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