Let’s Get Personal with Studio Aandacht in Amsterdam


DesignHome Studio Aandacht unRaveled :: answers by Tatjana Quax


D:: Dutch is … Stubborn, unruly and not afraid to take a stand 


E:: entrance, when entering our home you will notice … our puppy Lowla who guards our house that is filled with love.


S:: style, means … follow the choices you made and feel well and confident about them.


I:: interesting places in my city are … when we have guests we always take them to our favorite restaurant at the Hotel Golden Pheasant… favorite design shop is The Frozen Fountain, Mini Warehouse Market @ guerrilla gallery in the Oudezijdsvoorburgwal check site for exhibitions. Thai snack bar called Bird in at the Nieuwmarkt and sweet desert at Tofani's for an ice cream.


G:: gardening is something … We are more of the large tubs with plants on the patio and terrace that make you dream about a larger garden. Growing our own vegetables and fruits is a big dream of mine..that's why we currently have our house for Sale…if anybody is interested in an unique house in Amsterdam, please email me 🙂


N:: new in my home is … The night light by Roderick Vos for Functionals.


H:: hobby, I always make time for … Sports (inside joke)…honestly: Eating and drinking with friends.


O:: outfit, my favorite thing to wear is … my new dress from Monique van Heist available at SPRMRKT, the fitting is ingenious. 


M:: magazines that I love to read magazines are … ACNE paper, the Green Amsterdam, ELLE Wonen, Linda Living, Hollands Diep, Monocle, Frame magazine, Wallpaper, Italian Vogue and Elle Deco, EYE.


E:: enjoy, I can not live without … My husband and little men, they keep me sharp, whether I like it or not … 'keep being amazed' is my biggest drive in live.


……………….Thank You Tatjana…………..

My absolute favorite Dutch Design Book is How They Work and Tatjana is one of the authors and stylists of this must-have book! So you probably understand how happy I was when Tatjana told me she would love to take part in the Let's Get Personal series. Together with her husband Ben, Tatjana truly understands 'the fine art of building brands' … and that's what she loves to do with Studio Aandacht, which means STutio Attention by the way.


Tatjana a also is a guest teacher at the Design Academy Eindhoven. I hope you enjoy their color- and inspirational house just as uch as I did? Would you like to see some images of their boys' rooms, then click here


All the gorgeous images were taken by Inga Powilleit and the beautiful blue tableware in the image above is from Jeanine Eek.

Studio Aandacht.

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  1. Matthew at Decoration-Ideas.com

    Dutch also has a little twist of humour to not take things too heavily, as the way of getting something done successfuly is by doing it together, like how we had to do long time ago when making polders. Hence the word poldermodel is something that’s quite typically Dutch too.

  2. Tieske

    By far my favourite let’s get personal so far! Amazingly stylish and funky colours!

  3. Ren

    what a lovely and happy home- I love the grass like carpet- so quirky and fun as well as functional, as all good design should be!

  4. James Balston

    Beautiful site, love the approach, and so much to browse through. Blue china reminds me of a shot I took of some Spode “willow pattern” china piled up in a basin. Lovely!

  5. Linda

    oh my gosh, I have a crush on this home! Open white space,
    high ceilings, big windows to let the sun pour in….I love the
    rich color and creative displays all around. What a treasure
    of a living space in all it’s uniqueness.

  6. Linz

    wow, i would’ve never thought that such decor could look so wonderful.

  7. anuschka

    I Love Tatjana’s style and work! I follow her from the time she was my classmate at the Academy of Arts in The Hague. Grts Anuschka

  8. desiree

    just an amazing colorfull home… I am not really thatmuch into colors.. but that purple’ish cabinet has a stunning color that reminds me of French Linnen.

    How they work is still on my wish list to… I often look at in when wandering at the Frozen Fountain and wanted to make a blogpost about it but have found only the cover online so far! I think I just should buy it.
    Thanks for this amazing post!

  9. Dabito

    I love the playfulness and the creative energy of the home. And I want that lovely, marigold ceiling lamp. Thanks for sharing.

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    What a beautiful home! I especially love the magazines hung on the ropes on the wall. Would you please be able to ask Tatjana where she bought this? I would love to display magazines like this in my home in Australia!

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