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Amsterdam colorful apartment

Posted on: June 13, 2014

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:

dining room area


desk, working area

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:

kitchen amsterdam apartment

kitchen terrace amsterdam apartment

The bedroom area of the apartment is one floor below, where you can also find the entrance and a spacious hallway with cloakroom.

masterbedroom 2master bedroom amsterdam apartment

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:

small mint bedroom with a view

view from the small mint bedroom

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!

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OSB decor. Yey or ney?

Posted on: June 3, 2014

Inspired to DIY: with OSB plates. Well, kind of…  My husband wants to build a tiny cottage for us in the country. Yes to build it himself, with his own hands! And at a quick budget check we agreed that everything must be low-cost if we want the tiny cottage to have 2 bedrooms. So, he suggested that the interior walls should be in OSB. Now, that seemed an undesirable idea to me, but thank God the internet exists, because I realized what narrow minded I was and how brilliant is my husband. Look at the inspiring pictures below.

I want this OSB decor:

Stealth Barn, CT Architects
Stealth Barn, CT Architects

 Triangle House,

           Triangle House,


And this OSB furniture:

Ochre Barn, CT Architects
Ochre Barn, CT Architects


And what about this as an inspiration for OSB interior decoration:

More gorgeous pictures of the apartment on 3XA site
More gorgeous pictures of the apartment on 3XA site

It seems that OSB is the new black in the world of interior architecture.

Dakota Residence, Studio JP
Dakota Residence, Studio JP

So, OSB walls it shall be! Can’t wait to share these photos with my husband happy

Have a nice and inspiring day!

Semnatura Blog2

Hello world!

Posted on: March 27, 2013

And welcome to!

I’m so excited to finally get to write here on the blog. This means that the magazine is almost ready and soon you will be able to flip through it’s pages.

Until then a little sneak peak: here is the cover of the premiere issue. What do you think? Yey or ney?