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sneak peek: joyce of rosa blu


when i was in amsterdam a few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to meet up with joyce de lange of rosa blu, and her husband andres. i wasn’t in town long enough to see their lovely home, but i’m so pleased to share it will everyone in a sneak peek!  it was love at first sight when they first discovered this 1930s apartment in a quiet and charming neighborhood of amsterdam. the amazing light not only helped disguise the fact that the apartment is only 60m2, but also helped accentuate the amazing details of the original building that instantly attracted the stylist in joyce. it also helps that joyce has her own shop/studio just around the corner. enjoy the full post below and you can find additional images of their home right here. {thanks joyce and andres!}anne

[above: As we both are real ‘city people’ we love to live in such a great and energetic city. It’s so inspiring to live here, with many cool places, delicious restaurants and the cutest shops hidden in the most unexpected places. And my shop is almost around the corner!]


The bedroom walls with wallpaper Paris Rose Pink from Cath Kidston. The furniture is new but with an old finish, and were presents from our families for our wedding. The crochet bedspread is vintage, as well as the lamp and small frames. The lampshade and cushions are from my shop.


The vintage chandelier is from France. The polka dot dress is also a vintage find.


The dining room with a cupboard from the 1930’s. Cath Kidston’s wallpaper Antique Rose Bouquet is on the walls with a matching oilcloth on the table. I often use different flower patterns together, like English people often do. I love Cath Kidston’s style. This wallpaper is one of the most popular wallpapers in my shop.

CLICK HERE for the rest of Joyce’s sneak peek after the jump!


Peonies are in a vase from Lisbeth Dahl, the cushions are all from my shop, the vintage map of Paris was found on internet. The lampshades are all my own creations (my grandmother taught me the technique). The fabric of the pink curtains is from Designers Guild, the white lace is from Ikea. I really love to match white and taupe with pretty pastels and vintage treasures. Vintage finds make an interior so personal. An interesting and inspiring interior tells the story of the owners, even without words. That’s why I always love to peek in other people’s interiors. Bliss!


The antique cupboard holds my collection of china, which is perfect to mix and match together.


The kitchen is so tiny, but we are both real coffee geeks so we just had to save room for our espresso equipment such as the huge grinder and the Rancilio. The walls are recently painted in a crisp and fresh white and I’ve decorated the kitchen with vintage tins, an old coffee pot filled with some utensils, and an old French chandelier with flowers.


On the wall is an old plate from France and a goodluck doll made by the Dutch designer Annemoon van Steen (which I also sell in my shop).

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18 Comments

carrie leber

that is so romantic and pretty – especially love the rose patterned wallpaper with matching tablecloth.

Kate Z.

That rose wallpaper is seriously the wallpaper of my five-year-old fantasy. Maybe I should wallpaper my daughter’s room with it…

Shannon

What a nice breath of fresh air! I’m always a fan of modern white walls with bright colours, but this was like a little vacation for the eyes!

Hilary

Pheobe, I thought the EXACT same thing! Everything is so sticky sweet and feminine, I can’t imagine a man setting foot inside.

alisa

BUT as my husband says: “if i didn’t like girl’s bedrooms i’d be a lonely man…”

Essie

Reminds me of a grandmother’s house. A little too…dainty and dated for me.

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