Sometimes you just chance upon interiors where you instinctively know you would be happy to live. They pull at the heartstrings, and you start to fantasize about how you would use the space. How you would move from room to room. Which corner would be your favourite in which to curl up with a good book.
I felt just that when I spotted this studio apartment in the Netherlands. It was built in 1913 as a painting studio and has the characteristic tall windows to let in the northern light. It’s also filled with an eclectic mix of what must surely be heirlooms and mementos from foreign travels. Set against a background of white walls and dark floors I find this such a heady mix. Its the kind of interior that takes time to create. Each cushion and rug, each painting, tray and ornament were so obviously chosen with love and not with the end result in mind. It’s perfection.
Via VT Wonen.
Styling: Frans Uyterlinde. Photographs: James Stokes