Inspired by: Amsterdam apartments… and this one in particular. I have already told you here that I’m a geek for Scandinavian interiors. And if I were to make a list, I’d put the Dutch style on the second place. Let me show you why:
This is a typical Amsterdam apartment in the idyllic Kerkstraat. And as the majority of the apartments here, this one is housed in a very narrow building. It seems that back in the sixteenth century Dutch authorities imposed taxes based (among other things) on the width of the houses; that made the the Netherlands develop their ability to creatively find ways around limits. And they are doing a great job, considering that the medium width of the buildings is no more than 5 meters.
Look at this gorgeous open kitchen that naturally connects with the living and the dining area. Also, as you could see in the above pictures, the owners found exactly the space needed for the home office in the living room. Five distinct areas in no more than 50 square meters! This is what we can call an achievement. And I am stunned by the fact that it all looks so airy and fresh and also by the fact that one area flows so naturally from another. Now, who says that small spaces can’t meet all of the family needs gracefully? Look bellow please, the kitchen has even a large terrace:
The bedroom area of the apartment is one floor below, where you can also find the entrance and a spacious hallway with cloakroom.
The second bedroom, although very small in size, compensates with two large windows right at the top of the bed that offer a view to die for. Look:
Want to see more of this apartment? Visit Engel & Voelkers site an you will get an overall idea about the whole property.
Simplicity, novelty, intelligent use of color and space – all these can be found in the apartment above and also can be the hallmark of the contemporary Dutch style.
Have an inspiring day!