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A 1900s Dutch Home Built with a Contemporary Feel

by Garrett Fleming

When Manfung and Angel founded OHMYHOME, their hope was to provide “a place where people (could) find little treasures to spice up their home.” Their shop’s vision is clearly realized in their treasure-filled, 2-bedroom home in Rotterdam – a city in South Holland. Purchased in 2010, the 115-year-old space was in need of a major overhaul. At first these necessary renovations seemed too much of an undertaking for the family, but the space’s natural light won them over and they hit the ground running. “We replaced literally everything! New kitchen, new bathroom, new walls, new wooden floor(s), new doors…” the couple says. The clear goal of creating a bright, Scandinavian-inspired home was what kept the 3-month-long project on track.

While bringing their moodboard to life was an inspiring process, it wasn’t without its challenges. The biggest thorn in Manfung and Angel’s side was the narrow staircase that leads into their home. They had to rent a special elevator to bring the furniture in through the window upstairs. It’s these little valleys; however, that make the peak at the end that much more rewarding. Sitting back and enjoying the fruits of their labor didn’t last long though. The couple brought baby Levyn home a mere 3 months ago, and this new addition has the family on the hunt for a new home. That being said, if you just can’t resist what you see, pack it up and head out to The Netherlands. You very well could make this delightful home your own. Enjoy! —Garrett

Photography by Joey van Dongen

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The living room has its two, oversized windows to thank for its sun-drenched appeal. This room's artwork is from Manfung and Angel's shop OHMYHOME.
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This low-profile, TV stand was custom built for the space. The couple absolutely succeeded in their quest to disguise the unsightly clutter and cords that come with technology. A few of the family's favorite design books, LPs and stereo system live here.
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Manfung and Angel made their dining table with a "simple wooden top and legs from IKEA." The purple, pendant lamp is from Muuto.
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The couple uses this gorgeous, green cabinet to store art prints for their shop. When it was first brought home it was unpainted, but a coat of Annie Sloan paint fixed it up just right.
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With an open kitchen, the cook isn't cut off from guests and family lounging in the living room – something the family values about their renovated space. A SMEG fridge, stainless-steel stove and IKEA trolley are all the room needs. Another Muuto, pendant lamp lives above the island.
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The main hallway gets the best light in the entire home. "We love the height of the ceiling and the wooden beams," the couple says.
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The nursery has a lovely balcony attached to it. The crib is by Sebra, and the tent is from Gray Label. The plywood dresser to the right was custom made for the new baby.
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The sunny balcony's view of Rotterdam.
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Bestå cabinets from IKEA just happened to perfectly fit into the nursery.
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This "walk-in closet" was built with IKEA cabinets and some scaffolding tubes. Levyn's crib hangs next to her parents' bed from one of the beautiful, exposed beams.
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This strategic sky light was an addition Manfung and Angel knew would not only brighten the dark bathroom but also give the illusion of it being larger.
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The first floor's layout.
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The second floor's layout.

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