Designing a modern interior which does not lose sight of its historical elements: it is a challenge, but certainly not an insurmountable obstacle. Anne Claus Interiors proves so in this residence in Hilversum, which beautifully highlights the individuality of her designs.
The Dutch interior architect Anne Claus designs homes that put dedication and individuality first. She always opts for timeless interiors that are not bound by trends, but that bring together different styles and periods. Her love for materials and textures results in extraordinary combinations that make each project a successful one. Light colours are often her preferred choice, as are artworks that add extra personality to a residence. This residence in Hilversum was designed for a young Amsterdam couple with children who were looking for more space. The house was in a rather bad condition, but thanks to its sublime classic details, such as ceiling mouldings, architraves, and panelling, the family was immediately attracted to the house. Both they and the interior studio wanted to maintain these elements. That meant much time of the renovation process went into scraping, restoring, and touching up those details. Some adjustments were made to the layout of the house. For instance, some walls were broken open, especially in the kitchen, creating a more open feeling. The client wanted a kitchen island, while the interior designer was convinced that the space should also have a dining table with bench seating. Thanks to a lot of puzzling, both wishes were met. An interesting detail is the meter cupboard, which could not be moved and was therefore concealed in the wooden column.
The woodwork was given a lighter colour, which made the house a lot fresher
The other spaces needed much construction work as well. The bathrooms were connected to the bedrooms, doors were replaced, and cabinets were built in. Despite all this, you do not notice that there has been so much remodelling; on the contrary, the house gives the impression of having always had this layout. Finally, the floors were renewed as well. The woodwork in the residence was given a lighter colour, making the house a lot fresher. Furniture was chosen within the same neutral, calm colour spectrum. That way, they blended beautifully with the architectural details of the house and really let them shine. The great strength of this residence is that the extensive renovation work effortlessly gives it a contemporary look, yet it does not forget its history. The combination of older elements with a soft colour palette creates a unique result that will provide quiet enjoyment for a long time to come.
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