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Design from A to Z: D is for Dutch

by Garrett Fleming

I’m going to let y’all in on a little secret. The Netherlands has become one of my editorial secret weapons here at Design*Sponge. All I have to do is scratch the surface of Dutch design to snag home tours for us all to ogle over, and voila, beaucoup artistic eye candy. The people who live there simply get it.

While the Dutch style has become synonymous with exterior characteristics such as gambrel roofs and symmetrical facades, today I’m giving some love to the inside of some of our favorite Dutch-style homes. Whether featuring delftware, the style’s iconic florals or being simply gorgeous, the smattering of homes we’re sharing with you today are sure to inspire you to bring a touch of Dutch into your own space. Click through to check them all out, and enjoy! —Garrett

P.S. Check out the first few styles in our Design from A to Z series here.

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Today we're gathering up our favorite moments in Dutch design from over the years. There were so many, we even included a bonus 11th entry.
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Englarged prints of Dutch still-lifes by Surface View, from the archives of The National Gallery and Royal Academy, decorate the bedroom of our London-based contributor Rohini Wahi.
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Shop owner and blogger Femke Dekker- ter Meulen and her husband have lived in their Dutch home for nearly a decade. They're unafraid of both color and pattern and have managed to incorporate both without overwhelming their humble home. They do so by keeping like colors together. This seating area, for example, is only outfitted in neons.
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The sofa that sits in the church Maaike and Onno call "home" is by one of their favorite Dutch designers, Mae Engelgeer.
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Molly Hatch is one creative gal that knows Dutch delftware will never go out of style. Her designs -- including this Anthropologie wallpaper we fell in love with a few years ago -- keep the tradition's iconic blue-and-white motif alive.
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Dutch ceramic designer Nina van de Goor's home is an ever-changing canvas featuring artwork by other Dutch creators, her own designs and pieces that all have their own story.
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The fireplace in Yvette Laduk's bungalow was designed by Dutch architect Kees Marcelis.
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Holland isn't the sunniest of places, so many homeowners like Rick and Maartje keep their windows uncovered to let in light when it does creep through the clouds.
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Manfung and Angel use this gorgeous, green cabinet to store art prints for their shop OHMYHOME. It keeps their living room clean and organized, giving it a contemporary feel.
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Mixing pieces and styles is shop owner, photographer and stylist Sofia Jansson's specialty. The touch of whimsy this eclectic styling adds gives her home a touch of Dutch. Wallpaper by Mr Perswall.
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Portrait photographer Barbara Iweins used the old floors from her Dutch home to make her kitchen cabinets. Chairs from 19 West. A portrait taken by Barbara hangs on the back wall.
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Maryse utilized Holland's version of Target, Hema, to accessorize her colorful home in Amsterdam. Wallpaper by Cole and Son Contemporary.

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