On Trend in Europe: A Look at the Home Goods of Friday Next in Amsterdam

Friday Next is in a great location for visitors to Amsterdam, just a few blocks from the Vondelpark; a short stroll from the Museumplein. It's absolutely worth a stop for design lovers, it gives you a good overview of a certain cozy home style AND you can have a tasty lunch while you are at it - they have a small cafe as well.

The shop features furniture and accessories for every room in your house, from coffee cups to chandeliers to comfy chairs.

Two identical chairs in very different materials and color stories; both charming.

Near the front of the shop, a spot to sit and enjoy goodies from the cafe. Check out how great the royal blue backdrop works with the mint green table - an unexpected successful color combo!

A bench made out of a rainbow of old books.

Sit down and say awhile! Folks were reading, chatting and working throughout the store when I visited.

Yes, I'm obsessed. I love these big glass vases and simple fresh floral arrangements.

A familiar chair done up in a soft felt-y brown wool.

Classic coffee cups with wooden coasters.

Ladders as decor.

A soft, knitted pouf of a chair in a lovely plaited pattern done up in a dusty rose.

Cardboard couture lighting in natural and bright yellow.

Live plants in tandem with a plant poster make for a a bit of a modern tromp l'oeil moment.

Rockabye baby in style and comfort.

Add a bit of industrial meets comic book to any room with a purposely quirky lighting system.

An homage to Arne.

The muted pastels on this table set are everywhere in Holland, very much in style.

In the window at Friday Next, a small display that typifies the casual, yet very fashion-forward take on style in Holland - nature meets geometry, pastels and brights, a little bit of fresh funkiness and a lot of respect for the past.

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(Images: Janel Laban)