With a palette of earthy colors and materials, and some thoughtful architectural interventions, a soaring schoolhouse in the Netherlands is reborn. Read Full Article
With the help of architects X+L Studio, Nynke Meeuwissen and Mark Aink rehabilitated an old school outside of Amsterdam into a comfortable roost for their family of five. The former gym—with original herringbone parquet floors—is now the living room, furnished with Minotti sofas, a Danskina rug, and a Gyrofocus wood-burning stove.
Aink and Meeuwissen were initially hesitant to move outside of Amsterdam, but saw the raw potential of a circa-1840 Monnickendam building, 20 minutes outside the city, which had suffered several poor renovations to the 6,000-square-foot interior.
In the dining room, a vintage galvanized-steel table from Dominio is paired with Eames DAR chairs and Sphere lamps by Bart Lens. The wall art, by Nan Groot Antink, depicts dyes derived from 78 Dutch plants and was found at an Utrecht museum show.