Let’s Get Personal in the Netherlands with Jonna Klumpenaar…


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My first real post in the new Bloesem….feeling good…and I hope you do too after reading this short interview with Dutch architect Jonna Klumpenaar and seeing images of her beautiful home.

D:: Dutch is… almost a brand.

E:: entrance… when entering my home you will notice…space. When people know that I live in 55m2 together with my boyfriend, they expect a fully packed apartment. Before we went to live here we threw a lot of unnecessary things away. It's advisable, it clears your sky.


S:: style means… a natural status, you can’t copy it.

I:: inspiration comes from…colors, shapes, people around me. You only have to take your time to see it.


G:: green is the color for…the enormous bamboo explosion in my neighbours garden. I love it!

N:: new in my home is… the hand-made yellow wardrobe in our bedroom. Every morning it seems that the sun shines, even when it's (typical Dutch) raining.


H:: hobby, I always make time for…a cold glass of milk.

O:: outfit, my favorite thing to wear is.. my light bleu dress, but it already pills, I wear it too much. Maybe it is time to idealize another.


M:: make, I start creating when…taking a shower. Stupid, but it’s true.

E:: enjoy, I can't live without…my radio. I got it from my parents when I graduated and it is always with me since.


All images are from the beautiful home of Jonna Klumpenaar. An architect from the Netherlands, who started her own design studio in 2008. I like everything about her place, but the colors are a huge inspiration for me…you like it too?

Bloesem loves comments
  1. satsuki shibuya

    what a beautiful space! love the clean lines, which gives a very airy + peaceful atmosphere.

    also, your website update looks great! 😀 congratulations!

  2. dabito

    new Bloesem looks fantastic, and this home is to LIVE for! I’m loving the yellow wardrobe.

  3. bec

    love the new look!!
    and totally loving this chic living space – simplicity with a few pops of colour!

  4. Sam

    I love the new look and I love this home. By the way, I also start my creative day in the shower. I do my best thinking there. Good luck with the new site!

  5. Lily

    This new fragrance suits me to perfection… Congratulations
    and Congrats to Jonna too I really like her home !!

  6. Marjolein

    Wat heb je een mooie ‘nieuwe’ blog gemaakt! En een prachtige start met deze post. Ik krijg er inderdaad een ‘feel good’-gevoel bij.

  7. Rhea

    Beautiful new design for yout blog! And I really get a good feeling from this Let’s get personal!

  8. Maria Arévalo

    Dear Irene,
    I love your new website design. I visit bloesem and bloesem kids everyday
    Thank you for the inspiration!
    María from Berlin

  9. Noszku

    it’s my favourite design blog! Now it look’s fantastic! Congratulations from Poland!

  10. sunny

    new design is stunning! I love it all so much – down to the little flowers by the number of comments left 🙂

    beautiful home you showed too. I would love to live there!

  11. Natanja

    Jonna is a great designer! Love the colors and the optimal use of space in this typical Amsterdam apartment!

    Great work!

  12. la ninja

    loving that yellow wardrobe (I need a built-in one in my bedroom and this one’s fab) and the whole look of the place.

    and the whole new look here at bloesem. nogmaals MOOI! 🙂

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