Many moons ago interior designer and photographer Holly Marder of Avenue Design Studio came and shot my home for a magazine feature and we’ve been in touch ever since. Not only is Holly a lovely, funny person, she’s also amazingly talented. Every interior she touches turns to gold and I’ve featured so much of her interior work here in the past. I was so excited to discover that Holly recently opened a new studio and gallery space in a Dutch canal house in Delft, Holland. The building itself is incredible and boasts soaring ceilings, sash windows and an original parquet floor. And true to style, Holly has used the natural light that floods through the windows as a backdrop for a gallery of “curated collection of art, objects, furniture and design” as well as a design studio. Ready to feel inspired?
The design studio
I remember when Holly worked from an attic space which doubled up as a guest room. Naturally it was a lovely space – even so, I think we can all agree that the new Avenue Design Studio headquarters is a step up! Connected to the gallery via an outdoor patio, the space is used for presentations, meetings and consultations surrounded by a “rotating collection of curated objects and art which are collected for projects in the process of being finished” as well as samples and materials.
The magnificent studio table is a travertine piece which has been custom made for the studio. A large mood board (try Ferm Living for similar pinboard) serves as inspiration for various residential interior design projects.
Gallery by Avenue
Holly is forever sourcing unique pieces for projects as well as collaborating with artists, so a gallery space next door was a natural progression and a long-term ambition.
The gallery, which is open to the public (I need to visit ASAP!), showcases a collection of vintage and contemporary design as well as furniture and objects designed in the studio. Think earthy tones, natural and tactile textures and a serene look and feel.
How beautiful! To think people work in spaces like this – gaaaah!
I’d love to visit the gallery too – the only problem is I’d want to buy everything so it would be very dangerous!
You can see more Avenue Design Studio projects here.
And Holly’s own living spaces:
Looking to revamp your home office or workspace? There’s plenty of small space inspiration here:
And other, larger studios / workspace inspiration here:
And of course, I can’t resist including a link to my own studio in Malmö. I moved in three years ago having worked from home for several years. It took me ages to decorate it, and I’m even doing a bit of a reshuffle here tomorrow (you know me!). I can’t wait to share more pictures with you soon. In the meantime, you might like to see the behind-the-scenes tomorrow over at @myscandinavianhome stories.
That’s it from me this week friends! Thank you for your kind comments, I’m so happy you’ve enjoyed the tours this week (if you’ve missed them, hit the ‘older posts’ button below – they’re not to be missed!).
Have a wonderful weekend!
Photography: Avenue Design Studio / Studio Artspret / Fanny Hååg / Rachel Terpstra