This Christmas, we enjoy our time to celebrate Skye’s birthday (Skye is two now!) and Christmas in this houseboat in the west of Amsterdam.
This house is filled with a modern and warm Scandinavian theme with festive spirit, with a Morocco carpet just in and sofa in Safari colour, Christmas tree from local store Karwei. Designed by mum Annelies Dorsman, she does not have a design background but an immerse interest in interior and styling. How amazing it is! She is super sweet and personable, and happy to share her styling and time with her kids Skye and Scott at her blog.
We have so much fun as we echo with the idea to let the kids play and be themselves, explore around the universe!
We had an interview with Annelies to share some design inspirations with us!
Q: What are the ideas when you work on the design of house? What inspirations do you draw from to make a collection?
A: Most of the inspiration I get from Instagram and Pinterest. But also I follow my own insights. When I have an idea, I know exactly what I want and go on a search the find the perfect colours and items with it. I don’t necessarily follow the trends.
Q: How often do you change the set up at home?
A: I think it’s never the same a whole year around. The last room I’ve changed is Scott’s Bedroom. And a half year before that Skye’s room. Also a few months ago we got a new couch and a few weeks ago a big, Moroccan carpet. Since these latest additions, it finally feels complete.
Q: Do you have some tips for mums to decorate their house?
A: Sure! Don’t let kids take over your house. Make a corner of a playground for them in such a way you can enjoy your home without all the toys. You’re not only a mom. You’re still you. You’re still a wife, a friend, a partner. You name it. Don’t forget that when decorating your living room.
And very important for me: make sure all the spaces in your house have the same vibes. Use the same colours /tints and materials in the rooms.
For this winter wonderland photoshoot with everything in our dreamy pastel colour tones, baby Skye and Scott are blowing out candles together for Skye’s birthday! We have the dreamy set up and props from local design stores HEMA and card design from local studio Studio Maria-Loïs in front of the well-lit moon as the backdrop.
I love the idea that Annelies would change around the design organically from time to time.
We are so much in love with the Scandinavian Christmas theme with a modern twist.
Hope you find the design inspirations useful. Wish you a Merry Christmas!
Also, featured on Amsterdam blog, Christmas Winter Wonderland Birthday fotoshoot , welcome to check out!
Photography | Little Stories – the Moment by Amy
Design | Annelies Dorsman at Dirksdotter
Hoodle | Nununu
Pants | be kind
Blouse | HEMA
Dress | Neck & Neck
Christmas Tree | Karwei
Christmas Props | HEMA
Card Design | Studio Maria-Loïs