My Houzz: A Soothing Home in the Netherlands for a New Family
Scandinavian style and a minimalist palette creates a soothing, clutter-free interior in this new family's rented home in the Netherlands
Drawing from strong Scandinavian influences and a monochrome palette of black, white and grey, de Jong created a fuss-free retreat in her Netherlands high-rise apartment that she shares with husband Pieter Horvers. Their super-refined colour palette also helped calm and focus them as they found their rental home just six weeks before the arrival of their son. They needed the meditative state as they installed new flooring, painted the walls and pulled everything together in just two weeks.
Houzz at a Glance
Who lives here Karlijn de Jong, Pieter Horvers and their son, Finn
Location Tilburg, The Netherlands
Size 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
Sectional: Månstad, Ikea; rug: Diamond, Naco Trade; white wooden stool: Kruk Harm, Leen Bakker; white metal stool: Karwei; floor lamp: Atlas, Woon Express
Table: Bigboy, Steigerhout Stunter; gray cutting board: HK Living; teapot and teacups: Hoganas Keramik; pendants: Workshop (grey), HK Living; curtains: Hema
Floor lamp: Tripod Wood White, Zuiver; TV cupboard: Bestå, Ikea; concrete vase: 101 Woonideeën; green vase: Hema
Cabinet: Locker White, HK Living; wire basket: Leenbakker; paper bag: Merci Paris; glass boxes: PM 0322, House Doctor
Desk: Linnmon/Finnvard, Ikea; poster: Snug; frame: Ribba, Ikea; wire basket: Leenbakker; lamp: Wood Lamp by Taf Architects, Muuto; chair: Eames replica; faux sheepskin: Rens, Ikea
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Bed: Ikea; bed linen: Hema; throw blanket: Fresh Home Collection; nightstands: Marktplaats; lamps: Leitmotiv; wardrobe: Ikea; prints: “You’ve Got Style“ by Maren Losing, April and May; “You Make me Happy,” by Paqhuis
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Dressers: Malm, Ikea; white vase: Hella Jongerius for Ikea; paper bag: Merci Paris; frame with Finn’s footprint: Ikea; wire stool: Cees Braakman for Pastoe; gray plaid: H&M; rug: House Doctor; prints: “Clean up Your Mess,” House Doctor, Postcard Heart, April and May
De Jong customised the changing table/dresser by adding grey leather drawer pulls.
Wooden stool: Kenk Shop; Volkswagen van: Saartje; rocking chair: Eames replica; gray plaid: H&M; changing table/drawers: Babydump; drawer pulls: Nu interieur | ontwerp; rug: Keet in Huis; pendant: Loods5
Minimalistic use of colour, furniture and accessories keep the space clutter free, allowing Finn plenty of space to play and explore as he gets older.
Bed: Babydump; wall stickers: April and May; cardboard horses: Kidsonroof via Bijzonder Mooi
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