sneak peek: marijke of restored {amsterdam}

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next time you find yourself in amsterdam you have to make restored one of your first stops.  it’s full of amazing and inspiring work by dutch designers, and today we’re lucky enough to have a look into the home of one of the owners, marijke hukema. both marijke and her husband, david have a love of design and decorating and based in a passion for graphic design, and marijke specializing in accessories and jewelry, while david loves photography. their home is a blend of ikea, concept stores and second hand stores, and we hope you love their place as much as we did! by the way, restored has an online shop too if you’re not headed to amsterdam anytime soon. {thanks, marijke!}anne

{photos by jeltje fotografie}

[above: You can see some of the inspiration books and cards David and I have collected. We just got a nice birthday card from the great friend-artist Maartje van den Noort. And above the table you see a painting from a friend-artist Donovan Spaanstra. The upholstered of the ikea-couch I myself. The other pillows I made in the shop. Because we have a small living room it’s great that we can sit in the window still. We built it with a friend and covered it with fake-leather. The high-gloss white table is very big, but because of the position in front of the window-sill, it works perfectly. The giant cow-carpet was a gift from a friend. We have a bird, she can fly around and her name in ‘’Klein’’, that means ‘’Little’’.  The chairs are Charlotte Perriand’s. My Restored partner Petra and I found them at a second hand shop, almost for nothing! Didn’t know that they were classics. The deer lamp is created by, Willeke, one of the designers from Restored.


This great cabinet was found by Petra. She has a really good nose to find the best stuff on the corner of the street. This one she found in the red light district – it must have been used by the girls because there were still a pair of pants inside. You can also see some of the jewelery I designed.


This is mostly David’s place – you can see the white gadgets he collects. The table is an old army-table, we bought a at an army dump store.


David build our bed using scaffolding tubes. Very easy and strong..!

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


We just painted the kitchen, in bright white and real soft pink/coral – the name of the paint is ‘tear.’ The kitchen is from Ikea- very good price and we love it. We love to collected flyers and postcards with nice colours that inspire us. I’m really really happy with our gold faucet, which I think is brilliant, from Ikea.  We love white ceramics, so we picked one size for the white plates, and when we find a white plate from the same size in a (second hand) store we add it to the collection, sometimes white a subtle gold detail. We have some great cups from a designer that we sell in our shop, Mieke Meijer.  Above the door-enter you can see a pretty cross, we both believe and this faith is the foundation of our relationship, and was a gift from David to me. You have a dutch saying ‘every home it’s cross.’

  1. currystrumpet says:

    Love. That. Bed. I’ve always wanted a four-poster bed like that but all those I’ve seen have felt somewhat rickety to me. Those industrial scaffolding tubes sure look sturdy!

  2. Amelia says:

    ditto on instructions for the bed

  3. Eva says:

    superhuis!
    somehow very dutch :-) and i like it a lot.
    Sometimes i think dutch design is too ‘gadgetty’ but i really like how it works out in your place. Dank!

  4. Suz says:

    i too would love to know what color is on the army desk wall!

  5. Suz says:

    Oh by the way, i’m pretty sure that’s a fiddle leaf fig in the bedroom.

  6. Neha says:

    I love the grey color on the wall by the dining table, behind the gold lamb lamp. Don’t care much for the lamp, but LOVE the wall color! :)

  7. Mary says:

    Another request for details on the grey/green paint used on the wall behind the desk. It’s perfect!

  8. Audra says:

    Just beautiful.

  9. Marijke says:

    Wauw! Thank you all for the comments, this is soooo nice!
    The grey painting is a metallic painting. And the grey/green, I don’t know the excact number, P0.10.40 (flexa) might be a match, but a little to dark..
    Then the bed.. see next message..

  10. Marijke says:

    The bed: just buy mesure scaffolding tubes, they are 2 meters long. And the connection-parts for the corners and floor. We bought it all at scaffolding tubes wholesale (by google). And when you have all the parts, you can build it up. So the bed is 2m x 2m x 2m. And we just bought regular base slats, and let them rest on the tubes. Good luck! Love, Marijke

  11. Marijke says:

    You can check out the grey/greens on farrow-ball.com, 76 and 81 are great!

  12. Sonja B. says:

    Tell David he has a design hit with the bed. He could sell loads of them states’ side! Thanks for sharing your home (and the bed instructions).

  13. Oostwest says:

    Wat een prachtig huis Marijke. Very well done!

  14. Andrea says:

    love the mix of contemporary with rustic and antique

  15. love says:

    Is there any way I could get a copy of the bed instructions. Everything looks wonderful. Thanks.

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