Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Canal House love...

Imagine my surprise to find the stunning Amsterdam home of Henk and Saskia Teunissen in this months Home Beautiful. Henk is the brains behind the wonderful interiors company Riviera Maison.
I love this home, but have only seen a few photos until yesterday.
I love the feel of this porch, which includes all of my favourite elements, wicker, wing chairs, white and lots of greenery...beautiful.
These beautiful pieces can all be purchased through Riviera Maison.
I would love an old Bakelite phone for our kitchen, and this one in the master bedroom would be perfect. You can find something similar at Bailey's. The lamps are gorgeous and can also be purchased through Riviera Maison.

Another rattan wing back chair and the gorgeous headboard look fantastic with the white, beaded board walls and the painted floors. The beautiful faux fur and mosquito net stop the room being predictable.

Their whole home is fitted out with lots of interesting displays, like this old mannequin draped with jewelry in front of the beautiful mirror. A little hint of the bathroom lies beyond...oh and what a lovely chandelier.

A play of dark and light. The bathroom (left) is all dark and moody, but is still fitting with the home and finished with a tadelakt finish which the couple spotted in Marrakesh.
The entry (right) is awash with white and light and dressed with pieces from the Riviera Maison range and a canvas of the children...and another beautiful chandelier. In Australia, the range is available through Villa Maison.
I loved Henk's quote -
"A home should feel like a warm coat on a winter's evening - it protects you"
Isn't that what it is all about??
I could have showed you more, but you will just have to buy Home Beautiful.
Have a great day, Ness xx


  1. Isn't it a gorgeous house. Amanda x

  2. Absolutely gorgeous and charming. Love all the flea market type details.


  3. What a beautiful place they have, very interesting pieces. Will be checking out HB when I am at work tomorrow.
    Sarah xxx

  4. That is just gorgeous. You know when you really love something and you get that lovely calm feeling from admiring it - well these pics gave me that feeling. thanks for sharing them.

  5. Gorgeous house. The quote is fantastic, too!

  6. Such a gorgeous house isn't it? I bought my copy of HB today.

  7. I simply devoured this article when my HB arrived in the post - it's a gorgeous and inspirational home.

    Ness, I hope you don't mind but I've tagged you for a 'show us your blogging space' game. I do hope you'll play along.

  8. Hi, I just found your blog through Simply Natural and I love it! I love your style. I can't wait to browse the rest of your blog.

  9. LOVELY home... soooo romantic... the bedroom is divine! I'd like to dive right into that bed... pull up that throw and read a book... it's cold here today!
    ENJOY... hope you are staying cool!

  10. That silver wicker lamp looks surprisingly beautiful!

  11. I wish we had a Riviera Maison here!
    I love the color of their wicker pieces. That headboard is beautiful!


  12. I want that mannequin!!! Where in the world can I find something like that? If any one knows please email me


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