A Macramé Master’s Organic Modern Dutch Home

updated Apr 30, 2019

A Macramé Master’s Organic Modern Dutch Home

updated Apr 30, 2019
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Name: Aysu Sener, her daughters Ebru and Ezgi
Location: Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Size: 1,300 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years; renting

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Interior decorating has been Aysu’s passion for as long as she can remember. She loves to change things up so frequently her daughters are no longer surprised when they come home from school to find a whole new arrangement! Aysu adores plants; they’re actually the only items she’s really attached to. Combined with her preference for natural colors, her home is an urban oasis where one will feel instantly at ease. She often makes use of tactile materials that are also sturdy, resulting in a warm and laid-back atmosphere.

About a year ago Aysu rediscovered the art of macramé. It’s a skill she mastered during one of her longer stays in Turkey as a teenager. The beautiful wall hangings are her own designs and she regularly sells them via her Instagram macramé account. You can imagine how happy she is now that the attic floor has been converted into her very own workspace. With lots of natural light it’s the perfect place for this creative lady to work on her next macramé piece.

Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: An eclectic mix.

Inspiration: Pinterest, Instagram and interior magazines.

Favorite Element: The sofa and dining room table where I spend most of my time.

Biggest Challenge: The big green circle in the living room. It was much harder than I thought! I used the pencil, nails and string method along with masking tape.

What Friends Say: “Did you change things again?” or “Wow!”, depending on how often they drop by or if it’s their first time to visit.

Biggest Embarrassment: The kitchen doors are actually too dark for my taste and I would love to paint them (much) lighter.

Proudest DIY: The macramé wall hangings that I also sell via Instagram.

Biggest Indulgence: Plants! Though even more: coffee!

Best Advice: Don’t be afraid to experiment. Remain true to yourself.

Dream Sources: Karwei, Intratuin, plant stores in general.


Wallpaper – Karwei
Wooden dots – Praxis
White shelves – Kwantum
Prints – Where Trees Stand Still

Sofa – IKEA
Lounge chair – Profijt Meubel
Rug – Kwantum (custom-made)
TV stand – custom-made
Wall paint (behind TV) – Flexa
Coffee table (actually an old ammunition box) – Douwe’s DumpOnline
Shelf brackets – Stoer Metaal
Botanical print – Intratuin
Floor lamp – 101 Woonideeën

Table – Karwei
Chairs “Lars” – Robin Design
Chairs “New York” – Kwantum
Pendant lamp – Karwei
Wall paint – Flexa
Locker – Karwei

Cabinets – Bruynzeel

Bed – thrift store find, painted black
Wallpaper – Karwei
Bedside tables – IKEA
Jute rug – Kwantum
Duvet cover – IKEA
Wall lamp – Karwei
Gold color frame – thrift store
Wall rug – thrift store
Wooden step stool – IKEA

Shelf unit – IKEA
Lounge chair – Profijt Meubel

Thanks, Aysu!

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