In their home in the Netherlands, Laura and Bob have worked to create a “bright, bold, and warm” home for their children that inspires, and blends each of their personalities under one roof (no small task with four children). The childrens’ spaces are uniquely their own, while the shared spaces reflect a little of everyone. It is these shared spaces that I most appreciate. While this home has private spaces where the family members can retreat to places of their own, there is also provision for family communal areas. I love the idea of spaces within a home that not only support group activity, but encourages it. A place where people can “run into each other” in a sense. Life can get pretty busy around our home, I think it is essential we have areas that help welcome us back together again when everyone is home. I am not sure what to call Laura and Bob’s style, other than colorful, but I think works perfectly.
Via Ikea Family Live