Without a doubt, the last two years have been the most influential in terms of shaping my home’s design. Being bold and less afraid to make a mistake, I’m more focused on what makes my space a good fit for me as opposed to what others may deem the “right” look. Sure, there is something to be said for the simplified, modernist take on the bachelor pad, but I favor the rich luxe of my blue velvet sofa, fur table runners and a gooey mix of street art and highbrow design. After all, it’s just me in here, so I say it’s time for my taste to be king! The spaces that catch my eye tend to also throw the rulebook out the window in favor of crafting a home that brings to life the owner’s unique image of where they’d like to live.
Nina van de Goor and her husband have definitely found their stride when it comes to designing for their family’s needs. They knew right away that their vision of a home with layered styling and color in the Netherlands would abide by no rules, would be always in flux, and fun. When she is not designing ceramics and artwork for her shop, Nina uses her home as an ever-changing canvas featuring artwork by friends, her own designs and pieces that all have their own story. The couple also knew that they had to keep in mind their growing children when they decorated their space. When kids enter the picture, it can be easy to sacrifice fashion for function. As you’ll see, however, the two chose to work at finding ways to highlight artwork and color in order to kickstart the entire family’s creativity. We couldn’t love the results more. —Garrett