Amsterdam Loft 2022
Lots and lots of open-plan space, clear glass, split-level floors, and a feel of airiness throughout. The young, childless couple with a buzzing social life moving into this
newly renovated apartment, overlooking the Amsterdam IJ through floor-to-ceiling windows, didn’t really have to worry about practicality. Andrea chimes in: ‘They had this idea in mind of a loft-style apartment.’ The first point of action: moving the kitchen one level down and the bedroom a level up as to oversee that spectacular view over the water from bed. Therefore, also much of the bedroom walls are made entirely out of glass with special steel and arched frames in a yellow greenish colour. ‘We then opted for these really long bouclé curtains, nearly seven meters long. To add in a sense of coziness in such a clean space’, says Andrea. At first glance it may seem like the colour palette is minimal, but the gold and caramel give a real richness to the overall ambience of the interior. Tactile textures were implemented: from a fully wooden wall to banana-leaf wallpaper and teak vintage chairs with cow horn-shaped armrests. This was then complimented by a head bord and pillows with fun prints verging on the eccentric by the likes of design labels Dedar, Larsen and Pierre Frey. Heavy wooden stairs blocking the view, in the middle of the living room, were replaced with a steel one. Allowing for a peek to the sky through seemingly floating steps.