Apartment Therapy Survey:
Our Style: Our style is a mix of old and new. I don't stick to a specific look, but rather buy things that speak to me.
Inspiration: I was inspired by the beautiful homes of Belgium and France, but also by the industrial elements of New York lofts. I love different textures and incorporated that into my house: raw brick, pale wood, smooth walls, velvet, and linen.
Favorite Element: I love the feeling of space and light and I love my garden and our view of the harbor.
Biggest Challenge: The bureaucracy of the City Council when we were building.
What Friends Say: Friends love the fact that the house is open and spacious, but still feels warm and welcoming. It also changes constantly.
Biggest Embarrassment: The fact that there is always something that needs to be fixed. Maintenance is a constant.
Proudest DIY: The mosaic in my daughter's bathroom.
Biggest Indulgence: My beautiful, hard-working Viking stove. It took a while to convince my husband that it was worth the money, but I haven't had one day's regret.
Best Advice: Don't worry about what is trendy at the moment. Rather, buy what you love. If you love everything you put into your house, it will have your signature and will make you happy. And buy the best taps you can afford!
Dream Sources: Pezula Interiors, casamento, Kooperasie Stories, ONSITE Gallery, Tolix, Mercury Fittings
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