A Lovely Dutch Home Shows How Chic Simplicity Can Be

A Lovely Dutch Home Shows How Chic Simplicity Can Be

(Image credit: Saritha Ashok)

Name: Saritha Ashok, husband, and 12-year-old son
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Size: 1,507 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, renting

We live in a small town called Leiden in the Netherlands. We are a small family—me, my husband, and our 12-year-old son. They totally support me in my decor adventures and are my biggest cheerleaders. Since ours is a rented space, there are some decorating limitations. But we have been able to work around it. More than half of our furniture are thrift finds. I love giving them a new facelift to blend them into our home. Most of my favorite decor pieces are also flea market finds.

(Image credit: Saritha Ashok)

What is your favorite room and why? My favorite room is the living room. That is where we spend most of our time and I keep changing the decor of the living space the most. Sitting here we have a beautiful view of the canal flowing next to the house.

(Image credit: Saritha Ashok)

If you could magically change something about your home, what would it be? If I could magically change something in this home, I would love to change our dining table into a solid wooden farmhouse table. I have yet to find a suitable one.

(Image credit: Saritha Ashok)
(Image credit: Saritha Ashok)

Describe your home's style in 5 words or less: Neutrals with pops of color

(Image credit: Saritha Ashok)
(Image credit: Saritha Ashok)
(Image credit: Saritha Ashok)

Any advice for creating a home you love? Do not follow trends. Decorate with what makes you happy.

Thanks, Saritha!

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