Breanne Johnsen

Finley and Jackson’s “Modern Shabby-Chic” Bedrooms & Playrooms
Name: Finley and Jackson Location: Seattle, WA Room Size: Bedroom: 10′ x13′; Playroom: 9′ x12′ feet This darling brother and sister must have wonderful sleeps in their sweet shabby-chic and modern rooms. Cozy, light, warm, subtle pops of color and thoughtful vintage accents combined with Emily’s (Finley and Jackson’s mom) spectacular taste and creative aesthetic make this tour memorable.
May 4, 2019
Rafael’s Sweet & Simple Nursery
Name: Rafael Location: Amsterdam Room Size: 36 square feet Take a peek into Rafael’s darling little sanctuary where he spends countless winks! Sofia, his mother, did an excellent job using muted and natural colors with a pop of blue and delicate touches around the room. She took time choosing items that were personal (including vintage pieces that her husband used growing up) and practical.
May 4, 2019
A Dreamy Dutch Home for Minimalists
Name: Victoria, Nikolai and Maya Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands Size: 1,230 square feet Years lived in: Owned for 1 year Nikolai and Victoria met during their last year in university and moved around Amsterdam quite a bit until they settled down in this lovely two-floor apartment. After renting five apartments over the last 10 years they felt ready to buy their own place.
Apr 30, 2019
A Moroccan-Inspired Amsterdam Home
Name: Driss and Bettina daughters Tala (6) and Ziri (4) Location: Amsterdam (Spiegelkwartier), Netherlands Size: 2,400 square feet Years lived in: 5 years, owned Driss and Bettina, originally from Morocco and Germany, met (and fell in love) in Amsterdam at a small, creative advertising agency where they worked. They’ve both been passionate about interior design and beautiful, charming houses.
Apr 30, 2019
Neeza and Pierre’s Wildly Unique Amsterdam Abode
Name: Neeza and Pierre Location: Helmersbuurt; Amsterdam, The Netherlands Size: 1,400 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Owned Neeza is from Malaysia, and Pierre hails from France — two wildly different backgrounds that tastefully meet halfway to create this unique space. Splashes of color to balance out the white floor and walls, placement of beautiful furniture, and special handcrafted accents are just a part of the unique beauty of this home.
Feb 20, 2019
Johanna and Scott’s Ever-Changing Amsterdam Flat
Name: Johanna and Scott Location: Westerpark; Amsterdam, The Netherlands Size: 750 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Rented After five years abroad and three moves around the Netherlands, Johanna and Scott planted themselves in a charming flat that needed a little love and patience. I’ve always admired Johanna’s ability to hone in on the little things.
Feb 20, 2019
Maria & Eric’s Creative, Comfortable Home in Amsterdam
Name: Maria and Eric Location: Jordaan — Amsterdam, The Netherlands Size: 200 square meters Years lived in: 5 years; Owned Welcome to Maria and Eric’s historical Amsterdam home with a modern twist. The two purchased this four-story abode five years ago and renovated the whole structure from top to bottom. Maria put it lightly when she said that renovating is “not an easy task in a foreign country.
Feb 20, 2019
Elena & Judd’s Cozy Amsterdam Apartment
Name: Elena and Judd Location: Amsterdam Oost (East) Size: 83 square meters (about 893 square feet) Years lived in: 2 years; Owned Elena’s Italian heritage and Judd’s Wisconsin roots combine with their love of architecture, vintage street finds, and mid-century details to create a fantastic masterpiece of a home. Welcome to Elena and Judd’s beautiful Amsterdam space!
Feb 20, 2019
Megan and Mike’s Contemporary Amsterdam Apartment
A truly bittersweet tour for me – walking around Megan and Mike’s lovely home knowing that boxes waited in the other room ready to pack up everything and officially close their Amsterdam chapter – made this a sad day, but a happy one knowing we shared some nice memories in this canal-side flat.
Feb 20, 2019
Mandy and Matt’s Lovely Canalside Home
Name: Mandy and Matt Location: Amsterdam, Centrum Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 1 year; Rented Before packing up their belongings and moving back to the United States, Mandy and Matt wanted to share their lovely Amsterdam canalside home.
Feb 20, 2019
Lisa & Richard’s Colorful, Cozy Dutch Home
Name: Lisa and Richard Location: Museumplein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Size: 1,150 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Owned Lisa, from the States, and Richard, from the Netherlands, bought their first home in Amsterdam in 2012. Their vision was to create “a space that had character but was still minimal and not overloaded with artifacts.” They also wanted a home with a cozy feel, or as the Dutch would say, “Gezellig”.
Feb 20, 2019
Classic French Meets Contemporary Scandinavian Style in Amsterdam
Name: Sri Kettelhake Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands Size: 1,600 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; owned Born and raised in the Netherlands, Sri is an Amsterdam native who has lived in major cities like Sydney and London. She worked in advertising for many years up until having her first child. Her husband Nick is in the same industry, and because they both know how many hours their work requires, for now, Sri has decided to stay home to care for their lovely son Samuel.
Feb 20, 2019
Jenni & Jeff’s Contemporary and Modern Austin Farmhouse
Name: Jeff and Jenni Swedlund and their son, Decker Location: Austin, Texas Size: 1,497 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Owned Jenni and Jeff come from different parts of the country—Seattle and Chicago—but met on common ground when they were both living in California. Six weeks after Jenni moved to their beach town, they met in a sequence of events involving tequila shots, mistaken advances toward a waitress, a whispered coaxing from a friend, and an ocean swim.
Feb 20, 2019
Katy & Devin’s Minimalism Meets Modern in a D.C. Apartment
Name: Katy Mason and Devin Hampton and their dog, Ace Location: Washington, D.C. Size: 800 square feet Years lived in: 1 year; Rented With its loft-like essence, exposed brick, and beautifully industrial structural elements, this apartment has felt like home for Katy and Devin since day one. Having lived in D.C. for six years, Devin moved from one side of the wall (the apartment next door) to the other when Katy moved from NYC to D.C. last year.
Feb 20, 2019
Kayla & Amir’s Mid-Century-Meets-Marfa Home in Austin
Name: Kayla and Amir Farhang and their dogs, Rusty “Pants” and Bo Jackson Location: Austin, Texas Size: 2,400 square feet Years lived in: 8 months; Owned Kayla and Amir live in Austin with their two dogs, Rusty “Pants” and Bo Jackson. To make a long story short, they basically left their long-time home in Los Angeles for Austin because they fell in love with a house, a city, and its people. Kayla is a life stylist, host, and speaker in LA, NYC, and Austin.
Feb 19, 2019
A “Country Modern” Home in the Texas Hill Country
Name: Natalie, Bobby, Arlo the boy, and Lucy the dog Location: Texas Hill Country Size: 1,300 square feet Years lived in: 1 year Natalie and Bobby met in college and married about 11 years ago. Moving from Portland, Oregon (where Natalie studied to become an art therapist) to Austin, Texas in 2013 was a huge adjustment. “I had found out I was pregnant the day we packed up and said goodbye to all of our friends and our lovely Portland neighborhood.
Feb 19, 2019
See This Custom-Designed, 264-Square-Foot Backyard Guest House
Name: Jaclyn and Jeff King Location: Dallas, Texas Size: 264 square feet Jaclyn’s earliest memories of design and appreciation for all things eclectic began with her grandmother and memories of tagging along with her to antique shops and trade shows where she and her aunt worked as vendors under the name “Two Dumb Dames.” Even at 80, her grandmother’s sense of style reflected her personality—bold, beautiful, and an uncompromising flair for independence.
May 7, 2018
This Bedroom & Bathroom Makeover Has Cozy Nooks, Clever Closets & Dreamy Design Details
Names: Finley (4-years-old) and Jackson (5 1/2 years old) Location: Seattle, Washington Room sizes: Bathroom – 47 square feet; Finley’s Room – 100 square feet; Jackson’s Room -130 square feet The adorable Finley and Jackson of Finley and Jackson’s “Modern Shabby-Chic” Bedrooms & Playrooms are back with new and improved big kid bedrooms and bathroom. Their mom, Emily, had been thinking about adding a bathroom to the upper level of their home for years.
Mar 25, 2016
Franka’s Beautiful Amsterdam Abode
Name: Franka Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands Size: 1,991 square feet Years lived in: 2.5 years (Rent) Born and raised in Amsterdam Zuid (south), Franka and her lovely family live in a very charming Dutch home in Amsterdam. Franka notes, “There are a lot of special places and beautiful streets in Amsterdam, but I couldn’t resist the stunning homes in our neighborhood. This neighborhood always made me feel happy when I would bike through.
Jun 17, 2015
Alison’s Sophisticated and Posh London Home
Name: Alison A. Location: Marylebone, London, United Kingdom Size: 1,400 square feet Years lived in: Rented 1 year After leaving Amsterdam where she lived for the past seven years, Alison wanted to start her new adventure in London by first creating the perfect home. Alison’s London flat is influenced by many things — her love of travel, entertaining, her desire to bring a little bit of Dutch design and creating a space that is “inviting and relaxing”.
May 11, 2014
Emily and Kai’s Thoughtful and Stunning Seattle Home
Name: Emily and Kai Location: Seattle, Washington Size: 1,700 square feet Years lived in: 4 years; Owned Recently I did a tour of Emily and Kai’s darling children’s bedrooms and playroom, Finley and Jackson’s Modern Shabby-Chic Bedrooms and Playrooms; this is the rest of their lovely home.
Apr 20, 2014
Kate’s Wonderfully Small Amsterdam Home
Name: Kate Clarkson, designer and creator of Moozle Location: Watergraafesmeer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Size: 70 square meters (approx. 750 square feet) Years lived in: 2.5 years; Owned Kate Clarkson’s colorfully quaint abode catches your eye immediately. This small space feels grand, thanks to her personal touch and lots of quirky accessories.
Aug 9, 2013