We’ve looked to Scandinavia for design inspiration for decades, but at this moment we’re shifting south to the Netherlands. Tulips! Bikes! The careful use of color everywhere from coffee shops to galleries and gift shops. The attention to clean lines, simple (but quality) design, and orderliness is so welcoming and warm. There are giant potted palms in every windowsill.
No wonder some of the greatest painters of our time chose to stay and paint within these cobbled streets and canals with their gorgeous mirrored images (Vermeer, Rembrandt, Van Gogh to name a few). Charming? Without a doubt. We could’ve eaten up every reflected sunset with a spoon—it was a visual feast with each passing hour. Read for more Dutch inspiration and ways to bring a little gezellig
into your life.