White family home

Linda Loenen's Amsterdam home really strikes a chord with me.
It has a very relaxing vibe about it and shows that an all-white scheme is a great colour to have when you have kids, as long as you choose the right materials and dont freak out at the sight of little sticky fingerprints on a wall.

She also mixes classic designs with vintage pieces like the wardrobe above which contributes to the relax feel of the house.

At the end of the room, you can see that she softens the scheme by adding a pretty floral fabric on the daybed, which gives the corner a bit of a boho feel. Cote Bastide makes a gorgeous French daybed with a removable and washable cotton cover).

Personnally I favour leather sofas which are easy to wipe clean. Same for the walls, choose a stain-resistant paint to wipe off little marks or colourful strikes of creativity from the children.

To make your life easier, choose painted floorboards over-high maintenance carpets.
As soon as they start to look tired or dirty, a lick of white paints gets them fresh and new again.

An old farm table in an open-living space is a fantastic addition to a family kitchen as the kids can draw, eat and do their homework while you're nearby.

The white chairs are from Arne Jacobsen but the coquille chair from AM-PM is a nice and affordable alternative.

I love the vintage school blackboard and chairs. I found a little old desk for Mila last year in a junk shop for £25 but you can also scour salvage yards.

We see a lot of blackboards now in homes featured in interior magazines but they are a great addition for the kids and inexpensive to make. Plus I like the idea of encouraging the children to be creative. At least if you give them a space to have fun, they are less likely to experiment somewhere else.


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