Home' Scoop Homes and Art : Insite 25 Winter 2010 Contents Stepping into the home of Olga and
Joost is like taking a whirlwind
world tour. A globetrotting interior
stylist, Olga is constantly exposed
to design elements from all over the planet
and has an eye for beautiful pieces. Making
the most of those influences, she and her
husband have spent five years turning
their typical Bavarian holiday house into a
spacious home where New York design savvy
meets North American adobe-style curves.
e interior is a shrine to contemporary
living, raw cement floors and architectural
details mingling with nomad-influenced
finds and sustainable buys - but it hasn't
always been so inviting.
When the Munich-based Dutch couple first
saw the place, it was typical of the region's
traditional look and feel. "Overwhelmingly
cozy" were the words Olga used to describe
its lowered ceiling, wooden panelling and
closed-in, intimate feel. While the couple
loved (and have retained) the traditional
exterior of plaster on the lower part of the
house and wood above, with big balconies,
they chose to demolish and refit the interior.
"During the day, we move along with the
light: in the morning, in the kitchen; and
at the end of the day, in the lounge."
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