Claudette Halkes's Netherlands home is similar to the children's books she publishes: whimsical, vivid and cheerful. Her style is effortless. Yet what makes her home special are the unexpected details which create lively vignettes in every room.
It's fitting that Halkes' house is a converted primary school with big windows and high ceilings. There is a child-like joy in the way she mixes bright colors with delicate curiosities. This joy is also evident in her work. Halkes is a co-partner of Snor Publishing, which publishes children's books that are meant to "make the world a more happy place and bring a moustache to your face." Confused? In Dutch Snor means moustache. Halkes named her publishing house Snor because when a book is lying open on a table its silhouette resembles a moustache. I'd never noticed that before. How cute!
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