A Colorful Family Home with Open-Plan Spaces in Amsterdam

On one of Amsterdam’s canal streets, you can find this colorful family home with large open-plan spaces and three generous bedrooms. A couple of years ago, Nicemakers Interior Design Studio renovated this canal house into a colorful family home.

The house was formerly owned by an elderly woman whose family had resided there since 1901. The house bore evident signs of its age, appearing dark and dilapidated. So, the new owners wanted to infuse warmth and fresh energy that would cater to the young, ambitious couple’s needs.

An inviting interior was created by blending quirky vintage charm with a lively modern flair and personal, tactile details. The couple’s inspiring assortment of heirlooms, mementos, and photographs were seamlessly integrated into the design.

open plan living space with sunken sitting room
dining table and sunken sitting space in open plan ground floor family home nordroom

The ground floor is designed in one big open space with windows on two sides, a garden at the back, and canal views at the front. At the back of the house the designers created a dining space and a sunken sitting room.

sunken sitting area with red upholstered built in sofa

The sunken sitting area is a cozy spot with rusty red upholstered sofas and built-in bookshelves. From the sofa, you have a lovely view of the garden.

sunken sitting room in open plan living space
kitchen with wooden island and chevron floor nordroom
colorful kitchen with island

The kitchen is located at the center of the ground floor, with a walnut island that was designed to resemble a writing desk. The island is paired with petrol-green kitchen cabinets and green marble worktops.

colorful kitchen open plan living space exposed beams
open plan living space with chevron floor

The original hallway has been incorporated into the living area. The entire home has a beautiful wooden chevron floor.

sitting room with chevron floor blue sofa and wooden beams

At the front of the house is a second sitting area with a blue velvet sofa. The entire ground floor has wooden ceiling beams, showcasing the history of the building.

living room with blue accents chevron floor and wooden ceiling beams
open plan living space exposed beams family home amsterdam
white master bedroom wooden floor

On the first floor are three bedrooms. The master bedroom is located at the back of the house with French windows overlooking the garden, a walk-in closet, and an en suite bathroom.

bedroom home office with ikea cabinets
master bedroom with chevron floor
bedroom walk in closet
half tiled bathroom with large round mirror and wooden vanity

The bathroom is a wonderful space with half-tiled walls and small white hexagon tiles on the floor. The room features a vintage wooden vanity with double sinks and brass fittings, and a large round mirror.

large round mirror and wooden vanity with brass fittings
bathroom with shower and bath

On the other side they created a unique shower and bath combination.

pink children bedroom

The large room at the front of the house is now a wonderful children’s room with light pink walls, coral curtains, and a large custom desk in front of the huge windows.

light pink children room with bunk beds and built in wardrobes

On the other side, the wall is fitted with built-in wardrobes and a bunk bed.

kids bedroom with wallpaper and green wall

The third bedroom is also a children’s room with green walls and wardrobes and the Quentins Menagerie wallpaper by Osborne & Little.

black and white bathroom

The second bathroom has a black-and-white palette paired with brass fittings.

garden with lawn and terrace

The house is listed for sale at Funda