Friends you are in for a real treat today. A Dutch treat from my dear blogging friend Iris of Irideeen who has long been a GS reader and often stops by to leave generous comments. I've enjoyed getting to know Iris better after she posted some thoughts to my query about Dutch design on this post. As I clicked over to her Flickr page I couldn't get enough of the images of her home. Her clean, feminine touch with a open door made me melt. This was a must share.
Without further a do ... here are some thoughts from dear Iris about why she loves this lovely place called home.
1. Tell us some of the basics: Name, Location, Occupation
Iris, The Netherlands (The Hague), inhouse lawyer
2. What is the main design inspiration for your home?
I have an eclectic taste: I mix and match brocante, design, Ikea and antiques. Hence, I read and gain inspiration from a lot of interior blogs, magazines and books in many different styles.
3. What makes your home "feel like home"?
I think it is primarily the soul of the house (it was built in 1905), combined with the beloved items and art we have gathered over the years and the calming colors we have used (mainly blues, sand colors, whites and pastels).
4. Do you feel influenced by any design trends? If yes, which ones?
I am not really influenced by design trends; I stick to my own style and cherry pick in new designs that match my taste.
5. If we were to come over for a visit what would be the first thing we would see and what would you say to us?
The first thing you would see would be my bicycle in the hallway, then you would see my children running at the door to greet you and I would say: "Hey, please come in, it is so lovely to have you here. Let's sit at the dining table, shall we?" (I love cooking, food and wine, so I would probably have invited you over for dinner or to enjoy a nice glass of wine and some finger food)
... did you see those yummy desserts on her (parent's) table. I am looking forward to my visit someday!
Roadtrip to The Hague anyone?
To learn more about Iris.. visit this post on Irideeen. Hope you enjoy even more images of her gorgeous home while you are there.
all images: iris of irideeen