in my dreams, i live here: amsterdam.
i love amsterdam. have you ever been? i find the vibe very much like san francisco — friendly, walkable (or bike rideable!), and very bohemian. i’m heading there in late september to speak at meet the blogger, so i’ve been going there in my imagination a lot lately — i’ve made a pinboard to keep track of places there i’d like to visit, too. so i started thinking about what my home there might look like. here’s what i’m visualizing — in my dreams, i live here, in amsterdam.
i imagine my apartment to be very tall and narrow, like many of the buildings in amsterdam, so furnishings will be cozy with not a lot of space. i’ll keep things nice and white to allow the rooms to feel more open and airy. i’ll make the most of the odd little niches in the walls and display artwork. the furniture, like the dining table above will be space-saving and have leaves that fold down, stools that tuck under tables and chairs that fold up — like this one by Dutch designer Reinier de Jong.
there will be tiny fireplaces throughout the apartment, like this pretty black mantel in stark contrast to all the white.
the bedroom will be simple with a bed low to the floor allowing for more space, and i’ll always have bedside flowers from the Bloemenmarkt, amsterdam’s beautiful flower market. there will be a tiny bathroom, but one with a beautiful view of the canals.