Remember the beautiful room preview from some posts ago? Here is the full series! This is the gorgeous living space of my dear friend Winneke. I’m in love with this house: the light, the pretty clutter, the wooden floors… It’s inspiring and makes me want to be creative!
She is a graphic designer getting ready to finish her degree at the Utrecht School of Arts this summer. Read on to find out a little more about her and the room she is living in.
Heb jij of ken jij een plek die ook echt gefotografeerd moet worden?
Ik zou er supergraag langskomen! Neem contact op met me via Facebook.
So good, I’m just sad that I can’t show them any bigger than this…
What would be your favorite item in your room?
My room is cluttered with stuff I found somewhere or that was given to me. They all mean a lot to me. If I do have to name something I would probably choose my red nightstand designed by Maarten Baas. It was a gift from my mother for my 21st birthday. Because 21 is a special age to her she wanted to gift me something that would stay with me forever. But I’m also a huge fan of all the plastics I bought when I was in Asia and the wooden cabinet above my desk designed by Wim Sontrop. I also love the little vases that are on top of it. I just got them, they’re designed by Lenneke Wispelwey. So pretty! Of course I also love my plastic Maria water bottle I got from a friend when she forgot to congratulate me on my birthday. Ah, this is such a hard question…
Where do you get your inspiration?
I can get inspired anywhere, but I think traveling is one of my main inspirations. I guess it has something to do with relaxing. But also noticing little things around you, talking to friends, visiting strange or abandoned places, stuff like that. My favorite designer is probably Karel Martens or Scholten & Baijings. I’m also a fan of Raw Color, this is the graphic design bureau I interned for. Their designs are beautiful and diverse.
How did you get into graphic design?
I grew up in a creative family so there was always a kind of vibe. I knew early on I wanted to be in art school and was always making little booklets when I was in high school. But I still think I knew so little about ‘real’ graphic design when I started my degree. I knew what it was about but not really what to expect. Luckily, when the classes started I really liked them and I still do!
What can we always find near your workspace?
Clutter, for sure. My iMac, ruler, book binding glue, sewing machine, elastic bands, stickers… Everything I could possibly need. As long as it is colorful!