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Chic Striped Studio

by habituallychic

06 . 29 . 11
I’ve received so many lovely comments and emails about my upcoming move but one reader from Amsterdam took things a bit further.  She emailed me photos to prove that you can live chicly in a studio.  Marijke Beumer is an interior designer in The Netherlands and lives in a beautiful studio that she decorated herself. She has not only made me realize that I have a lot to live up to but has me absolutely desperate to paint stripes on my new walls.  Her website isn’t up yet but I expect good things to come from this talented designer.  I also want to know what came in all those Hermes boxes!  Chic indeed! 

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  1. TG June 29, 2011 | 5:35 pm

    love how are display all the Hermes boxes around the house! so chic!

  2. Cheryl June 29, 2011 | 5:48 pm

    How amazing is that?? Wonderful ideas for a home… never mind a studio!!

  3. The New Diplomat's Wife June 29, 2011 | 6:10 pm

    I have never met an hermes box i didn’t like. Is that the same bed dressed two ways or are there two beds in there? love the stripes – would love to do a room with dove gray stripes sometime in the near future. with maybe some red accents.

  4. Natasha @ Northern Light Blog June 29, 2011 | 6:24 pm

    … you can actually buy Hermes boxes without anything in them… contact me for more info if you are interested….. 🙂

  5. Brillante Interiors June 29, 2011 | 6:56 pm

    Bold and beautiful! I too live in a studio downsized from a huge house! I love it! It is all a matter of creating the unexpected! Looking forward to see your ideas.

  6. Elizabeth June 29, 2011 | 8:14 pm

    Gorg! It’s like Quadrille blew up in there- have been trying to put that Melinda in black and white on a sofa forever. Great look!
    -e (modern24seven.blogspot.com)

  7. Jimmy The Undercover Designer June 29, 2011 | 8:16 pm

    Does not look like a studio.
    Very creative

  8. Marika June 29, 2011 | 8:20 pm

    This week has been my yellow week! So many fabulous yellow interior designs, but I think this is the most chic! Keep up the wonderful posts!

  9. ArchitectDesign™ June 29, 2011 | 8:49 pm

    Beautiful! While not as glamorous as hers, I love my little studio apartment!

  10. Sis Cesspool June 29, 2011 | 9:01 pm

    No kidding? Gorgeous. Also, I really hope you share your new place with us!

  11. Renée Finberg June 30, 2011 | 12:38 am

    this is an awesome find to post about!
    love the place.
    the colors.
    the items.
    all of it.

  12. Suzy June 30, 2011 | 1:36 am

    Holy cow that place is amazing! I’m so depressed with how this measures up to my place I don’t want to go home now!

  13. Splendid Sass June 30, 2011 | 3:42 am

    I believe she had a friend at Hermes.
    This apartment is done so tastefully, Heather. I love it.
    here are so many things, yet it doesn’t look messy! Her color choices are beautiful too.
    Thank you for sharing. I think anyone could get ideas from this designer.

  14. Karena June 30, 2011 | 5:36 am

    Heather it is stunning, so personal, and coveted!! Love it, as you do not even look at it as a studio.

    Art by Karena

    Come and join my fashionable Giveaway from The Shabby Apple!

  15. CAB June 30, 2011 | 9:16 am

    Always fascinated by how people decorate their studio space.

    The placement and use of the Hermes boxes, especially as a side table is fabulous. THANK YOU!

  16. Jennifer Dengel June 30, 2011 | 10:15 am

    That studio is enough to make me want to downsize! It’s been done with so much care, thought and personality.

  17. Ana Aguilar-Corney June 30, 2011 | 11:28 am

    Absolutely divine, love the patterns, the colours and how it all goes so well together. Yes i am curious to see more of her work. Brilliant room.

  18. mary June 30, 2011 | 11:32 am

    This is a very happy home. The Hermes combined with the yellow stripes and leopard makes it sing–even in those long cold Dutch winters it would be warm and sunny. Mary

  19. Alice Olive June 30, 2011 | 12:20 pm

    So much to look at and take in! I always worry about clutter in my small apartment but somehow this doesn’t look cluttered at all. Beautiful. Love the stripes, too.

  20. Joseph the Butler June 30, 2011 | 1:07 pm

    Think horizontal! Stripes running horizontal are so great. I once had a shop and painted the walls in sea green and blue horizontal stripes–great look.

    Aren’t the Hermes boxes just a little too…too? Although I too have a table made of Asprey boxes.

  21. Megan June 30, 2011 | 1:38 pm

    Such a chic studio! I love all the layering of color and texture; when most people would assume it would make a small space seem smaller, in reality when done correctly, it really makes the space seem grander. Well done Marijke!

  22. Eclectic Etcetera June 30, 2011 | 2:01 pm

    Crazy about all those Hermes boxes. I save mine as well and keep them stacked on a lingerie chest in my closet, but I’ve often tried to figure out a way to use them more prominently. And here it is! Sadly, I don’t have as many, but that just gives me something to aim for. I’ll add in my brown striped Bendels boxes…

  23. natcalgal June 30, 2011 | 3:58 pm

    Chic indeed!! And I know your new apartment will be just, if not more so, as wonderful. I love the color splashes of the orange Hermes boxes and wonderful textures and lighting. It makes me want to move to a studio apartment! Good luck!

  24. Casey June 30, 2011 | 6:20 pm

    I live in a 440 sq ft apartment and I wish every night for the $$$ to make it chic! And it never happens!

  25. Linda @ a design snack July 1, 2011 | 1:50 pm

    I’m so glad stripes are back! Those Hermes boxes are heaven. I am having an old Hermes scarf framed for a client.

  26. DesignFan July 5, 2011 | 9:16 am

    These Interiors look great! Style’s are varied which makes it interesting.

  27. mydeco July 5, 2011 | 9:51 am

    Good Idea mixing the vintage with modern to create inspiring rooms. Also like the way that the stripes dont overpower the rooms (which can happen sometimes) thanks for sharing!