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The lovely home of a Dutch designer / blogger

There are so many wonderful blogs out there, I seem to discover a new one every week! My latest find is  'My Attic', authored by Dutch designer Marij Hessel. Marij has a passion for interior, decorating, fashion and photography (among other things) and frequently shares images of her beautiful  Dutch home on her blog. Here's a sneak peek.

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Oh so lovely. Monochromes, pastels, patterns and big leafed plants define this relaxed family home (in my eyes at least). I particularly love her bedroom which has been decorated using finds from a recent trip to morocco (long been on my list) and the Danish shop Grenes. You can read more about her bedroom and the items in it here.

Thank you so much for the permission to share the images Marij.

For more Dutch inspiration you might want to check out this family home, a home in a converted chidren's nursery and this fab Dutch bedroom make-over. I think a trip to Holland is in order. Speaking of which, is anyone going to the 'Meet the Blogger' event in October? Sadly I can't go but it looks so great and definitely a firm date in my diary for next year!

Have a lovely day!

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A lovely Dutch family home

Hello Friday! I'm writing this post from a cafe by the Öresund as a storm rages outside. Kind of cosy and romantic I guess, until I go out in it?! I'm so excited to share the fabulous Dutch family home of Katja, an interior designer and author of blog Mint & Mocha, husband Mark and two children Tijl (6) and Bebèl (5) in Bussum near Amsterdam. Although the family prefer a basic, uncluttered space, Katja assures me that the floor is often covered with toys and food from the children (sounds familiar!) and the doors are always open to  kids and friends in the neighbourhood who love to drop by. The house is a constant work in progress as the children grow and Katja and Mark's tastes evolve, although I think it's perfect as it is don't you?












Kid & Coe / Mint & Mocha Photographer: Binti Home Blog

 Such a fabulous family home don't you think?!

And I forgot the best news of all - it's actually available as a holiday let through Kid & Coe! I'M ON IT!!

I spy: Eames DSW chairs (15% discount with MYSCAN), Tom Dixon Copper Shade pendant, wallpapers: Harlequin Ferm Living, Palm Jungle, and Woods by Cole & Son. Man in the moon poster, Personalised letter banners in the children's bedrooms, Tripp Trapp chair by Stokke and Alex drawers.

I do absolutely love the Dutch style! In case you missed them, here are some of my favourite Dutch homes to have appeared on My Scandinavian Home: Nancy Berendsen's fab home, the stunning home of a Dutch photographer, and the lovely home of Old and New owner. I feel a trip to Holland's in order don't you?!

So now it's time for the weeeekend. Yay! Up to anything lovely?

I hope you have a wonderful couple of days and see you Monday!

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Fresh Dutch style with cheerful pops of colour

Somehow I've ended up with quite dark wood in my home - (mainly due to the pieces of mid-century furniture from my parents-in-laws attic - seen in my sitting room) I love these items and couldn't bear to part with them but one day I would love to go for a fresh, light feel. These lovely spaces created by Studio LileSadi hit the spot with the soft feel and pretty pops of colour. Every shot features their signature pieces - which include beautiful shelving, prints, cushions, blankets and even a birdhouse side table (love that - it even has a built in light?!). Enjoy!









Oh so lovely, don't you think?

What type of wood do you have in your home?

You can find many of the items you see in their webshop (and read more about the Dutch shop Studio LileSadi).  Source beautiful pure linen bedding here.

I love Dutch style -  often associated with as light with cheerful dashes of colour - and am often featuring them here on My Scandinavian Home.  You can find a few of my favourites here. And of course Holly's studio in Delft, which I featured yesterday! It's turning out to be a bit of Dutch week?!

Have a lovely day! 

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A fuss-free and laid back Dutch home

When it comes to a natural flair for design the Dutch have it in lorry loads. I can't tell you how many Dutch homes I've shown on here over the years - all of them fabulous!  This home of interior designer Marieke Rusticus which she shares with husband Eddy, children Mees and Eefje and English basset hound Simon is a fine example. Located in Zwolle, it's fuss free and relaxed, and decorated with muted tones and natural materials throughout. I especially love the use of wood on the top floor - so inspiring!









Home-owner Marieke Rusticus. Shared with kind permission.

What a wonderful home, don't you think?! I especially like the bespoke floor to ceiling storage in the bedroom made by Marieke's brother.

Is there anything that stands out to you?

Get the look: dining area: grey sheepskin cushion (I just discovered this etsy shop too which not only sells sheepskin throws but wonderful rugs too), demi-john. Vintage industrial folding metal chairs (I also love this chair). Sitting room - butterfly chair, white sheepskin throw, Trash me table lamp. Source a letter 'e' here. Kitchen - the units are from IKEA, white kettle. Upstairs: Eames RAR rocking chair.

You can keep up to date with Marieke's work on her blog or over at Instagram (love her feed).


Oh and....here's the link to the Dutch homes I've shown on here once again...lest you need a little more inspiration today!

Have a lovely day!

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A lovely light-filled Dutch family houseboat

Yaaaay, it's the weekend (almost)! The sun's shining and I can see the sea sparkling in the distance (definitely heading off for a swim shortly!)....but first today's tour. Could you imagine anything more wonderful than living on a house boat at this time of year? Brought up in a sailing family, I was practically born on a boat and this would be my dream come true, but it does conjure up images of a rather dark, cramped living space. Not in this Dutch house boat captured by Binti Home though. Located a mere 10 minutes from the centre of Amsterdam, Annelie (co-owner of Bynorr.nl), Hans and baby Scott's home is flooded with natural light. The self-designed open-plan space is uncluttered with fresh white walls and pretty pastel accessories.  The only real hint that it's afloat is from the water seen from the living room window. Such a lovely family home, don't you think?














Homeowner: ByNorr.nl. Binti Home (shared with kind permission). Featured in Flair Magazine.

Apart from the fresh colours, patterns and light wood I think my favourite thing about this home is the mix-match coffee tables in the living room. How about you?

I love the cute children's room too. For similar inspiration it's well worth popping over to fellow Malmö blogger Paul et Paula. My favourite online children shops right now are The Youngsters (owned by my talented interior designer friend Genevieve who also lives in Malmö and who I recently collaborated with on my little girls bedroom) and British/Swedish brand Indikidual (Syreeta used to live here too!) - so lucky to be surrounded by such talented people!

There are a load more pictures of this lovely home plus a full write-up over at Binti Home and Flair Magazine (in Dutch). 

For more inspiration from Holland this weekend (after all, the Dutch do have such a great sense of style don't they?) there's an entire archive here (scroll through the first one as it's most likely this home). 

Have a wonderful couple of days and for those of you in America...long weekend!

PS if you fancy a dip this afternoon but have no where to go - you can always imagine yourself relaxing in one of these beautiful swimming pools. Love!  

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A Dutch guest house with red floors and vintage touches

Iiiiit's Friday - woohoo! I thought I'd celebrate with a flash of colour. Do you remember this striking Dutch home with red floors which we were all pleasantly surprised about? Well the architect and industrial designer owners have since moved and opened up their wonderful home as a guest house. The  'hostel in The Hague' was furnished by Holly Marder (in record time!) and the result is a bright fun space with cool vintage finds and a boho vibe. If I find myself in this Dutch city I know where I'll be staying, how about you?!




















Hostel The Hague. Photos / styling: Holly Marder

What do you reckon about those red floors?!

A note on where a few items are from: Dining room: vintage dining chairs / Eye Eye postermagazine holder. Bedroom 1: wicker love seat / black and white cushion/ walnut candlestick/ black patterned cushion. Bedroom 2: vintage lamp / wicker stool / granite blanket / patterned cushion / blue and white cushion.

Other fabulous Dutch homes here.

Holly has such a great sense of style, I love her bedroom (one of the most popular posts on here ever) and studio. She's also photographed this fab black and white home and a whimsical family home.

The beauty of jet lag (I arrived back from New York yesterday) is it's meant I've managed to creep downstairs first thing and create this post before my girls are awake. There's something great about these quiet hours with just my coffee, laptop and a chunky knit blanket! Do you ever work/ study at first light?

Oh and I'm sooo excited to introduce you to my new sponsor Yorkelee today. Yorkelee is an online shop selling unique, creative, affordable Scandinavian style prints for the home and for kids (check out Yorkelee on IG). It's almost like these prints are made for My Scandinavian Home, think monochrome and pastels. I've got my eye on the Ampersand, you can and Perfection Home prints. I hope you find something you love too.

Have a great couple of days and see you Monday! 

PS This weekend I'm holding a give-away with a talented German artist, so don't forget to stop by! 

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