“OLD vs NEW”
“Marieke en Marco bought their beautiful farmhouse in a village close to Utrecht. The original farmhouse is the main part and has been build around 1750, a second part was build later, using the same style as the main house. Both parts have a lovely tatched roof.
The main problem for the owners was creating a uniform modern style with colors, which fits the farmhouse.
A natural oak floor was already choosen and the kitchen was going to be white and modern. There is an open connection between living and kitchen, which make it even more important than it is already to be consequent in the choosen style.
To confirm the classical style of the farmhouse, I adviced to change the oak floor in the hall way and partly in the kitchen into a floor with Portugese tiles. We chose for a white base. In the center of the kitchen you can find a wonderful old, dark colored wooden bint. In order to create uniformity, the bints in the livingroom, that aren’t as original as the ones in the kitchen, are painted black. The black spots on the wall of the living and in the ceiling of the kitchen, confirm the modern style. In the livingroom, one wall has been painted beige-grey, a warm and embracing color. By choosing a square, cast iron fireplace, we stayed in the same modern style, but it fits perfectly with the thoughts of the old farmhouse. A spacious corner sofa offers place to the whole family and by styling it with several throw pillows in deeper shades and soft fabrics it creates a warm and relaxing place to be. The brique colored lounge chair brings in the playful touch and forms an eye-catcher in the living room.