Inspired By Scandinavian Style

By on 25-11-2013 in Uncategorized

This home was renovated by interior designer Hedda Pier and husband Michiel Lenstra. The three-story home dates back to the 1800s, and when the couple first laid eyes on the house they realised it had enormous potential. They took advantage of its gorgeous period details, space and light and transformed it into a beautiful home for their growing family. At the beginning of the renovation process, they decided to re-think the layout of the house to tailor it to their lifestyles as individuals and as a family. In each room there is an eclectic mix of contemporary and classic furnishings, and abundance of bold colour. Both light and space is maximised throughout the home, with both aesthetics and functionality being at the forefront of the design process.



As Hedda operates her interior design business Saus Design from home, she placed her studio space right at the entrance of the house. Her desk faces a large window looking out onto the street, offering plenty of natural light to carry out her design work. The studio is brimming with colour from Hedda’s collection of books and inspirational images that line the walls, a testament to her love of everything bright and bold. The result is a sunny and warm space to meet with prospective clients and to work on her designs.



Following on from the studio space is a contemporary live-in kitchen. This space is kept relatively simple, however the combination of chairs adds a little quirkiness and character. We can see cow hide upholstered chairs mixed with powder blue eames chairs, surrounding a very rustic oak dining table. Despite the lack of natural light, the kitchen maintains a bright and airy atmosphere due to the white floors, walls and ceiling. The cabinets and fronts are extremely sleek and refined, with minimal ornamentation, providing loads of space to move around. The gorgeous SMEG fridge contrasts perfectly to the light oak cabinetry.



We see that illustrious blue again in the living room, paired up with white painted floorboards, loads of natural light and a mix of old and new furnishings. I just love those tree trunk coffee tables! The blue fabric sofa is definitely the stand out piece in this room, matched perfectly with the vibrant artwork by Anna Taratiel. While most like to strip back homes completely during renovations, Hedda and Michiel were careful to retain some of the property’s original charm, including the beautiful cornicing and original fireplace. The light green paint on the lower half of the walls truly compliments the teal and red highlights in the artworks and accessories.



From the Piet Hein Eek’s ‘Scrapwood’ wallpaper to the re-purposed bedside tables, the main bedroom echos country vibes. However, the bed linen and black and white typographic prints really give the space that contemporary edge. The cool teal hues from the wallpaper compliment the charcoal bedding and white floors, while the lacey curtains add a feminine touch. The couple experimented with different styles in their home, and chose to mix and match vintage and modern items, such as the industrial pendant and the new bed frame. The print, I could fall madly in bed with you, is by Therese Sennerholt.

Source: Decor8 Blog



Clockwise from top left: 1. SMEG Pastel Blue 50’s Style Refrigerator 2. Country Road Small Bowl $9.95 3. Design By Them Weblight $590 5. White Horse Home ‘Floating On A Dream’ Print $39.95 6. Freedom Cancun Dining Table $599  7. Matt Blatt Replica Eames Chair $495

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