There are interiors that inspire you and there are interiors where you can see yourself live. According to us, this striking realisation rightly belongs to the second category, and we cannot be the only ones who have lost their heart to this design. Clearly, the right lens is worth more than gold.
It is the people of Flare Department we need to thank for this extensive series of top images. Their in-house philosophy does not lie and distinctively communicates what it is about for them: declaring a new age for real estate photography. Mere functional images belong to the past, because the way ahead is paved with character. The team is dedicated to photographing spaces with patience and precision. In this way, interiors leave their own mark and potential buyers are more inclined to imagine their own life there. The owner and designer of this property, Nadina Plomer, was convinced as well of the added value that good photography has to offer. Even though the project in itself has more than enough assets to consider us big fans, the right perspectives undoubtedly elevate the whole to a higher level. Here in Amsterdam, you once stumbled upon a simple yoga studio, but now you can find a spacious home with loft-like qualities. Through the double glass doors you enter an impressive living room, including small height differences and a large number of pillars. Soft sofas and chic fauteuils unite around the coffee table, while on the other side of the room the dining table has both a bench and chairs. Alongside three large arches you go towards the kitchen. The barstools around the island allow for cosy moments here as well, and of course the space has all the necessary appliances. In order to visit the private rooms, you pass through a sort of indoor patio where the most present portion of greenery calls nature inside. An office space surrounded by glass walls introduces a breeze of productivity in the hallways, varied with the lure of the calm in the bedrooms. The three bathrooms, among which an ensuite, keep the standard high. The bathtubs give you the idea of staying in a luxury hotel, and through the master bedroom you arrive at showers that look sacral under an arched ceiling.
Soft sofas and chic fauteuils unite around the coffee table
This was not the first renovation project that Plomer sank her teeth into, considering that she has experience as an investor and developer who is looking to work with properties that can really be made into something special. Still, this time she handled it somewhat differently. That is to say, she really wanted to work out something special – so she designed it herself – and operate from an overall image. And she really succeeded. With the choice of furniture, the designer decided that the whole would become more interesting with a type of tension field. Therefore, the light colours of the walls and the careful lines of the architecture were given a contrast in the form of the right pieces of furniture. The choice of dining table, bench and wall cabinet is deliberately more on the robust and edgy side. Furthermore, she embarked on a search for a large number of vintage items; they make the whole even more intriguing and elevate the uniqueness of the concept. It is obvious that the designer is caught up with recent developments of the interior industry, since both with separate objects and the overall style she put her finger on the key question. The styling help she received from Janne Wellens only enhanced her design. We hope that Plomer will work out more ideas like this and will come across many more properties that can blossom into something phenomenal. Photography by Floris Hofstra & Flare Department
Project design by Nadina Plomer
Interior design & styling by Janne Wellens
Text by Cara Jacobs