Let’s Get Personal in the Netherlands with Maartje van den Noort


The home of Dutch designer Maartje van den Noort

D:: Dutch is …my mothertongue.

E:: entrance, when entering my home you will notice…a white stain on the floor

S:: style, means…Enjoying what you see


I:: interesting places in my city, …, are… many

G:: gardening is something I…would like to develop untill my arms are darkgreen

N:: new, in my home is…an I-Mac ūüėČ


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H:: hobby, I always make time for...friends, eating, coffee and reading.

O:: outfit, my favorite thing to wear is…a long darkblue undershirt (helps against cold and against unpleasant insights)


M:: magazines I love to read are… Mr. Motley, Colours, 101 woonidee-en, Elle-living, Vogels (mag. about birds in Holland)

E:: enjoy, I can't live without…my husband, family, friends, the sea.



Thank You Maartje! You might recognise the image below with the gorgeous lamps, I wrote about them a little while back. Maartje van den Noort lives and works in Amsterdam and she says in her work she prefers the subtle, the elusive and the fragile. She loves the simplicity of drawings, just a pen and a nice white sheet is a great start of something… 

Here you can find her website and blog. The lamps and greeting cards from the picture below are available at re-stored





Bloesem loves comments
  1. Alison

    I was oddly thrilled to see the Ladies Home Journal garbage can under the green desk. I had that very same one when I was little, growing up in Florida!

  2. Maartje

    Thank you! (The garbage can is the one my husband brought in the house, I think he got it since his youth,-)

  3. nada


    Some time ago I saw a lampshade printed with different kinds of birds on it and am almost sure it was on this blog. I liked it so much but can’t find it back. Do you know the one I mean and can you tell me where I might find it again?

    Thank you and hope to hear.

    best, Nada

  4. patience

    those balloons fascinate me. they look very appropriate near a world map as they remind me of hot air balloons.

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