Monday, October 7, 2013

Woonbeurs house from Eigen Huis & Interieur

Today I continue with the beautiful houses from the Dutch magazines at the Woonbeurs (yesterday ended this fair, so unfortunately you can't go and visit it anymore). This week I start with the house from Eigen Huis & Interieur. This magazine has a special place in my heart because I did a lot of freelance work for them. About 10 years ago (a few months after I graduated at The Design Academy) a teacher called me and said that Eigen Huis & Interieur was hiring and if this wasn't something for me. To be honest I wasn't really looking for a permanent job because I already started my own Studio. But my teacher said to me that it was good to go over there and just have a talk. And so I did. I met the editor in chief (back then Irma Goedemondt) and the assistant editor in chief (Jose Molenaar). We had a very nice conversation and I was enthousiastic about going to work for them. However I still didn't want a permanent job. For me it would be great if I could do some freelance stuff for them. Well they were looking for someone to hire permanent. We left this question in the middle and I desided to do the test assignment (make some example productions for the magazine) they gave all the sollicitors and see where it would lead me. I turned my work in and within a few days Irma called me that they loved my work (serious, I am not bragging here :-)) and if I wanted to reconsider working for them full time. I thought about it and decided no (it was difficult because as a starter being offered such a great job you have to think twice before you turn it down. But I really was dedicated to my own Studio which also was doing very well). Then Irma said that they liked my work that much that they also wanted to hire me then as a freelancer for 2 days in the week. Wow! That was perfect and so my freelance career for the magazines began.
Well back to the Woonbeurs and the EH&I house. The house was filled with rich colors and felt very cosy, retro and joyful. The kitchen was old pink and that happens to be one of my favourite colors at the moment. And those flowers in the kitchen! I also really like the Tulip vase from Pols Potten that I happen to sell myself at Designshoppen (which is currently under construction). Later this week the houses from VT Wonen and MTC will follow, so stay tuned!

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