A Cozy Blue and Yellow Boy’s Nursery in the Netherlands

published Feb 21, 2024
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When Shari and Mike Pelkmans moved into a new-build home in Heeze, the Netherlands, the parents appreciated some aspects: its location (walking distance to the town center) and the lush nature that surrounds the home. However, they were also disappointed in the character that the rooms lacked. 

The couple had also just welcomed a baby boy, Olle, to their family and wanted to transform his humdrum bedroom personally. Shari and Mike had completed other DIY projects around their home — their favorite being a concrete coffee table — and were so impressed by the result that they felt confident taking on more.

Olle’s bedroom is full of color — specifically Flexa’s Denim Drift and Fresh Linen — so a way to juxtapose that with eye-catching texture was to create a wooden wall. Mike crafted this and included a recessed shelf, which holds Olle’s books, artwork, toys, and a knitted banner bearing his name. 

Shari took the secondhand, vintage furniture in Olle’s room to complement the colorful walls. She painted an armoire in a light blue and a dresser, which she turned into a changing table, in Flexa’s Okergoud. The refreshed nursery is a case study of combining old and new styles. 

“This mix of old, new, and DIY has hatched a cool and cozy baby room,” Shari said at the time of the tour. “I’m also very proud of my baby boy’s bedroom. His wardrobe and changing dresser were secondhand interior pieces I renovated myself. The wooden wall was made by Mike and gives a unique touch to the room.”

Olle’s nursery isn’t the only gorgeous space in the home. To see more, visit the full home tour on Apartment Therapy. 

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