Take a tour of a modern Dutch apartment

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Stepping into this open-plan Dutch apartment, there's an immediate sense of calm and spaciousness. Cool, white walls, expanses of glass and zoned living areas enhance the modern feel.

1/7 Open-plan living area

open living area and wooden floor

(Image credit: Future PLC/Hotze Eisma)

2/7 Open-plan kitchen

kitchen with wall clock and wooden cabinet

(Image credit: Future PLC/Hotze Eisma)

A movable, modular kitchen unit on castor wheels makes a versatile addition to the run of bright orange units. Floor tiles, not laid in a uniform grid, add to the eclectic feel, as do the four wall clocks set to different global time zones.

3/7 Modular kitchen

kitchen with wheel cabinet and glass window

(Image credit: Future PLC/Hotze Eisma)

This clever modular unit creates masses of storage, but can be moved to different locations in the open-plan living space as the need arises.

4/7 Colonial-style living room

living room with wooden floor and mirror

(Image credit: Future PLC/Hotze Eisma)

Colonial-style furnishings - such as a the zebra skin-covered bench and wooden furniture - surrounded by ice-white accents create a living room with a grown-up feel.

5/7 Relaxation area

hall way with bedroom and stairs

(Image credit: Future PLC/Hotze Eisma)

Frosted glass sliding doors section off this relaxing day bed from the rest of the open-plan living room. Shuttered windows help retain the Dutch feel, even amid all the modernity.

6/7 Masculine bedroom

bedroom with white wall and chairs

(Image credit: Future PLC/Hotze Eisma)

A tailor's dummy adds colour and an eclectic touch to this minimalistic but masculine bedroom. White from the floorboards up, it's a naturally soothing space to sleep in.

7/7 All-white bedroom

bedroom with white walls and bed

(Image credit: Future PLC/Hotze Eisma)

Voile blinds, a softly draped canopy and ice-white bed linen have an ethereal quality. A richly coloured throw adds depth and grounds the scheme.

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Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.