“Normally I’m not that fond of marble,” De Waart says, “but in the tropics, it 

really works, because it stays cool.” To warm up the space aesthetically, she added rugs throughout the home, including a Turkish goat-hair rug purchased at Ottomania in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and her own Autumn felt rug, which features cut-out felt leaves on a white background.  Photo 9 of 11 in A Family Moves from Netherlands to Singapore