Tour an Artist’s Vibrant Amsterdam Home

Mariska Meijers decorates her home with bold hues and beautiful patterns.

Previously featured in the December 2018 issue of NYC&G. Read the full story here.


I got to know the talented accessories designer and painter Mariska Meijers through magazine work and trips to European trade shows. I had published many echt-Dutch canal-house interiors in Amsterdam over the years, which is why I was especially intrigued to learn that Mariska had moved into a converted 1896 granary in the city’s arty Houthavens neighborhood. This was not the Amsterdam I knew, and I loved it.

After the shoot, we met for drinks with friends at a convivial pub on Keizersgracht and then dined on Dutch goulash at a cozy, candlelit spot around the corner. These were locals’ hangouts, and I was happy to be among the regulars. The next day, I visited Mariska at her new store and promptly splurged on a small canvas of hers: a sweet little Dutch tulip. Some things are just meant to be. — K. C.

The print version of this article appears with the headline: Nieuwe Dutch.
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