A brand new Bergen Op Zoom city mansion that oozes relaxed sophistication. With the finishing touch of Hülya de Bruine from Crafthouse, the owners created a true family home, using atmospheric colours and a characterful mix of furniture. Helping to re-infuse the space with a sense of authenticity was Hülya's selection of artisanal designs. "It's amazing what Hülya did" says the delighted owner. Just by adding a few handcrafted items to my house completed the natural look I love so much".

Extending from the front to the back is an open kitchen and dining area with glass walls opening up to the outdoors. It is voluminous and purposeful - the pièce de résistance of the project and our point of departure. The main thing we did was adding green to the oh-so easy to use colour grey and created a palette with both cool and warm tones to open up the space while at the same time bringing intimacy into the room. We used crocheted placemats and cushions made of hand spun sansevieria fiber by Angela Damman; contemporary - handmade in Venice - kitchen and table linen by Once Milano; design candles moulded by Dutch designer Lex Pott himself and just a few other items from the Crafthouse home collection.

The sitting area we uplifted easily by rearranging furniture and adding some handmade Italian design cushions by LO Decor and -never to be underestimated- powerful fresh flowers.