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Downstairs, custom birch stairs run along the base of the staircase. Doors at the end lead to the master bedroom and a bathroom.
Hammocks in the living room reflect the couple’s easygoing lifestyle.
This handy compartment stores toys for the children ...
Toni and Reukema custom designed the fireplace and integrated shelving unit.
“The effort was to try to maintain a clean, minimalistic space but still create a space that could respond to our desires,” Toni says.
Toy car: Loop Auto Fabriekje
The room has twin cribs; a modest collection of furniture and accessories accentuates the light that pours in from large windows.
A subdued palette and simple aesthetic make the master bedroom a light-filled oasis.
“We are both quite minimalistic, but so much so that it starts to look cold," says Reukema. "We also wanted to create a warm atmosphere. In my opinion we succeeded at that. We have a lot of old details that make the look warm and inviting."
Bed linens: Siena, V&D
“When I lie in bed and look up and see the sun coming through the window, seeing the light dancing on the walls makes me happy,” Reukema says. The wardrobe-style doors on the right pull back, revealing the master bathroom.
The couple converted extra space into an in-law apartment. A compact kitchen with a concrete countertop and sleek cabinetry provides the essentials. A guest bathroom shares a wall with the kitchen.
Faucet: Cucina, Gattoni
A pattern of circular shapes the couple designed themselves adorn the plywood cupboard doors. The floor-to-ceiling wardrobe discreetly hides the built-in bed.
When Toni’s mother visited shortly after they moved in to help with the renovations, she had to sleep in unfinished rooms in the rest of the house. “At one stage she was even sleeping under the stairs," Toni says, laughing. “It was an adventure.” Now she uses this bed when she visits from Italy. The couple occasionally rents the space as well.
An extra single bed poses as a sofa.
Fabiana Toni, at home with her youngest son.
The couple's advice to first-time renovators: “Go to an architect,” says Toni, laughing. "Be wary of doing the work yourself, make realistic calculations of the time and costs involved, and make a vigilant plan of the process."