When the occupants bought this house, they asked Anja Hesp to make an interior design for the whole house while retaining the existing white floor. They also really wanted a design for the garden which would fit in with the style of the modern house. Being real water sport enthusiasts, the occupants very much wanted to see the water from the living-room. This was no longer possible because of the abundant overgrowth.
By keeping interior and exterior design in the same hands, you make sure that the two are connected in a charming way and are allowed to form one whole.
An important wish was a fireplace. Because the living room already contains a lot of white and there is a long wall, Anja thought of placing a low chest of black oak with an integrated desk of almost 7 meters in length. The fireplace was equipped with a steel mantelpiece and has become an eye-catcher and the centre of the sitting accommodation.
The use of materials returns in the garden where a wall of Corten steel was built.
The many series of windows in the living-room all have a different shape and an oblique upper side. To emphasize these asymmetrical forms, the sides of the wall have been painted black. That is the way to make some sort of paintings from the magnificent view of the garden and the water.
The whole upper storey was furnished with a lilac linoleum, which takes on different colours depending on the light. The high, asymmetrical wall on the landing was fitted with lighting which creates nice light effects on the wall.
The master bedroom was furnished with a cuddlesome wallcovering on the high wall behind the bed. The other walls were painted in a caramel colour which forms a warm combination with the aubergine coloured curtains. The nightlight Baby Barrel has been designed by Nieuw Duivendrecht.
The youngest daughter was given a wall covering, fairy-tale mural with bright colours as an eyecatcher. The rest of the interior and lighting was kept white as counterpart to this spectacular wallpaper.
Two girls’ rooms were made from one big bedroom by using a dividing wall. To enable the daughters to keep in close touch with each other, Anja thought up an opening in this high wall with a hatch on both sides. When the girls both open their hatch, they can play with and talk to each other.