Located in the Netherlands’ technology and design hub, a notable fashion entrepreneur’s family home embraces its mid-century roots.
Located in the Dutch city of Eindhoven, this 1970s home draws on the era’s eclectic style through a future-focused perspective. Studio &Space founder and designer Maike Borst was tasked with the design evolution, taking an approach centred on creating ‘authentic spaces that connects you with the things you truly care about’. Through the renovation process, an interactive client-designer rapport was established between Maike and the fashion-forward homeowner to bring this tranquil family abode to life.
The Mid-Century Layout
When Studio &Space was first introduced to the home, it had an awkward, closed-zone layout. The firm stripped back and repositioned key areas to maximise space and reflect how the family lives. Low, textural ceilings convey a sense of intimacy, while an open floorplan and Frammenta floor tiles create a sense of flow. The back of the residence now opens to the rear garden, with added windows and roof cabins that bring natural light into the children’s rooms.
An Eye for Eclectic
The homeowner – owner of the popular Dutch brand ByLotte – wanted to draw on an eclectic 1970s style. True to this era, the homeowner’s ‘favourite corner’ is a sunken lounge featuring tribal patterns and antique pieces. Studio &Space also injected hints of glamour that reflect the homeowner, such as the iconic Ultrafragola mirror and the Mario Bellini Chiara F lamp. Maike notes the central island bench’s ‘sexy curves’, made from warm elkwood, anchor the home’s kitchen and accentuate its eclectic personality.
A custom wall unit and desk area act as a pathway between areas of comfort and convention.
The extensive application of lime plaster and micro-cement reflects both the Eindhoven Residence’s European context and highlights the sweeping curves that soften each space. Carpet in the living, bedrooms and walk-in robe encourages quiet reprieve, together with the upholstered furnishings. In keeping with the communal areas, the bathroom is clad in the same Frammenta tiles as the communal areas, complete with copper fixtures and mid-century-inspired soft timber joinery.
An inspired collaboration between designer and client has resulted in a deeply personal family home. The Eindhoven Residence’s rich material palette warms the mid-century shell transformed by Studio &Space.
The use of Frammenta tiles throughout the home is a nod to the prevalence of terrazzo in the 1970s.