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Let's Get Personal in the Netherlands with Christien from slow wood

Monday, 16 May 2011 by Irene Hoofs


The home of Christien Starkenburg from Slow Wood

D:: Dutch is being open, exploring & free..

E:: entrance, when entering my home you will notice the lightblue sofa of Scholten & Baijings mixed with an old grain bags patchwork carpet. You also smell the aromas of rosemary & eucalyptus of the eco paints, the loam, cork and a lot of wood. It smells like home.


S:: style, means being you true self.

I:: interesting places in my city, Jan de Jong Interior extraordinary since 1899, HEMA of course as a Dutchy, florist Gerben Reitsma and Niijnski for the Humanoid basics. Fries Museum & Princessehof Museum.

Kitchen Dining  Hallway

Dollhouse  Table1  Table2


G:: gardening is something I ruin my nails with and makes my head empty.

N:: new, in my home is a lovely lightgrey kitchensteps about 100 years old ! It was given to me by my neighbours, cleaning up their house.


H:: hobby, I always make time for my children.

O:: outfit, my favorite thing to wear at home is my Kuyichi jeans and a really old Armani silk scarf, it nearly falls apart.  For occasions Missoni. 



M:: magazines I love to read are Ode, Object, Frame,  Elle Decoration, E&I, Mix, Bloom, Wallpaper and Trendtablet.com

E:: enjoy, I can't live without chocolate & my 4 men Henk, Levi, Aron and Isaac


Thank you Christien!

You might recognize the style or even the beautiful tables? Last Thursday I wrote a post about Slow Wood... the new collection by Christien Starkenburg. Her house is truly special and different and it looks so Scandinavian to me. I love how she has  de orates the places, everything looks so balanced, clean but very warm and cozy. 

Slow Wood.



All images by Christien Starkenburg.



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