A Dutch home in the countryside – brimming with original features and vintage furniture

Placing a personal stamp on the home which was very nearly perfect to begin with posed challenging for Sylvia van Eindhoven, who was simply won over through the house in the united states, full of period features.

‘What I loved most concerning the house after i first viewed it the very first time counseled me the authentic details,’ states Sylvia.

‘I loved all of the wood panelling everywhere, and also the tiled floor in the kitchen area. I additionally loved the latticed window frames and also the wood panelled ceilings. Everything looked really cozy coupled with the perfect welcoming atmosphere.’


There wasn’t any requirement for renovation because the house was fine just like it had been – all it required would be a lick of paint. The only real factor Sylvia and her ex-husband needed to do was add new wood panelling within the family room.

A couple of years after relocating, however, they made the decision to construct a bed room around the flat roof over the kitchen.

These were intending to begin a family, and needed extra room. It required several several weeks to construct the brand new room and Sylvia colored the wood-panelled walls herself when the carpenters had finished.


In her own house and her garden room, Sylvia states her interior style happens to be colourful with a lot of flowers and pink shades.

‘But within the last 2 or 3 years I’ve been edging for the more soothing gray and beige tones,’ she states. She still loves to have flowers everywhere however the look has become more vintage country style.

‘I love looking for antiques and I’ve got a inclination to fill all the rooms with recently found treasures I’ve found at markets or on the web,’ she adds.

Family Room

Soft pinks and pale vegetables provide the family room a hot, restful look. The couch, stool and chandelier were bought secondhand from Marktplaats, and also the table originated from White-colored Rose Brocante in Boekel. The cabinet within the corner comes from Ikea

‘My favourite furniture piece may be the eco-friendly dresser, near the staircase within the family room,’ states Sylvia.

‘I saw both of these bedside cabinets at Jan’s shop in Gemonde and that i requested him if he could take away the legs of one of these and join them together. I’m extremely pleased using the result.’


Sylvia added new cupboard doorways designed for your kitchen cabinets which were there once they bought the home.

She needed more of the country look, so colored the brand new cabinet doorways inside a muted blue-gray tone with chalk paint in the brand Pure, before updating the wall tiles with special tile paint.

The concrete countertop also increases the more rustic look. ‘Together with the brocante and vintage accessories, it completes the nation style I needed,’ states Sylvia.

‘I do buy something totally new too sometimes, but in my opinion the vintage products always keep going longer and end up being stronger within the finish.’

Dining Area

The quarry tiles in the kitchen area-diner were already here when Sylvia bought the home.

The 2 industrial-style pendant lamps originated from Marktplaats, the bentwood chair comes from Kwantum, and also the blue chair around the left and also the Hungarian stool in the mind finish on the table were from the secondhand store.

Sylvia has already established the table for several years. The vinyl table cloth comes from Leen Bakker and also the lace curtain panels come from Ikea


Sylvia loves spending some time in her own open-sided garden room and also the family utilize it in most weathers. The white-colored storage bench, chairs and pendant lamp were sourced through sale, nowhere bench originated from a close furniture restorer’s shop, and also the tablecloth comes from Ikea

Your garden room is filled with Sylvia’s secondhand finds, together with a deckchair from Marktplaats, the Nederlander same as eBay.

She bought in france they chair from Het Hebbedingske, a brocante store in Oirschot, and also the wicker sofa originated from Praxis. The ground lamp is rather new, but Sylvia replaced the lampshade having a wicker one.