Adore Magazine is always a source of inspiration, but this room really really touched me. It is so free and makes me feel more alive just looking at the beautiful art and colors all working together to create so much personality. I can be a bit passionate about beautiful spaces, and this is one that I could not resist sharing. The home belongs to Mariska Meijers of Amsterdam. She is a designer/artist known especially for her graphic textiles. If you have time, read the article because her life is quite inspiring. She quit a corporate job to pursue her artistic dreams, and boy has she been a success. It would be such a shame for this to have been cooped up in a cubicle! Mariska “loves imperfection” and “unusual juxtapositions”, as do I. There is nothing more boring than a room that looks like a furniture store or a PB catalogue. I love rooms that remind me of the owner and why they are unique and special.
A few tips to take away from these pics. Just be who you are. If you are drawn to the simple and like to keep things neutral, that is totally okay! If you like flamboyant things and lots of color, that is okay! I recently found myself trying to fit into a style that just did not fit. It was such a frustrating thing for me creatively. I decided to kick those ridiculous expectations to the curb and embrace the things I love even if they were all mis-matched and very un-catalogue-like!
Another tip- try and steer clear from being stuck with a color scheme. The color scheme should be just things you like. When you start out with a color scheme it is hard to break out of it, but if you start out just selecting things you love, the schemes sort of follow. I know this can be hard, but just try and not set a list of rules before the design gets going. If you have questions, leave a comment or email me! I love to talk about these things. Enjoy the pictures!
“I don’t believe in minimalism. There are no rules when it comes to mixing styles and colours. A house should give you a happy and warm feeling. With this in mind I create my art and my products.” -Mariska