After stumbling upon a few Dutch sites this week with an uneducated North American vantage point on The Netherlands, (I had a layover in Amsterdam once but that's it!) I began to ask myself, "What exactly defines Dutch design?"
-I loved this home tour of Haarlem resident Eline Pellinkhof over on Bloesem this week! That cross-stitch rose wall mural is the best!!
-On a quest for a definition to Dutch design, I lighted upon this article written by Heather a Canadian who spent some time living in Amsterdam and wrote an informative post geared toward unknowing North Americans on the major characteristics she noticed of Dutch interiors.
Here are her top 5:
1. Large harvest dining room tables
2. Hardwood floors!
3. White. White. White.
4. Mismatched and modern.
5. Juxtaposition of old and new items.
So what would you add? What do you know of Dutch design? Is it considered Scandinavian? (Im a little confused on that one)
Maybe I can't define it exactly but I do know one thing for sure... I'm smitten. I'm imagining the flowers blooming this time of year, and people bustling in the canals, and buildings with more history than I know what to do with. Maybe I should put a trip to Holland on my to do list. Yes!