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LIVING IN AN ART GALLERY
When Simone Jansen starts searching for art for her own home -a place that she mainly renovated herself- she doesn’t feel comfortable in the formal and sometimes distant galleries. Instead of giving up her search, she takes matters into her own hands: she starts a gallery of 415 m2 in her own home with works of (inter)national artists. “I love to support artists and art lovers in their search for unique artwork in an informal setting”.
The interest among artists appears to be great, there is even a waiting list for the unique gallery. “Interaction is very important in the gallery. The artists are presented as a team and they are present on the open days. We celebrate successes together and I share client responses and sales in the group. As a result, everything is very transparent. For me, ART[s] is a hobby in addition to my job as a manager at a bank, so the gallery has planned exhibitions every two months instead of a continuous opening.” A hobby that she carries out with great dedication during the entire process: if a visitor decides to purchase an art work, Simone will bring and install the art herself by appointment.
“Visitors are very enthusiastic. With the purchase of art, you bring soul and craftsmanship into your home. I really enjoy helping clients, it makes me happy. And to be able to live among all the artworks, that is a great wealth”, Simone concludes.
The house was published in the magazine Art of Living in 2022.
Design: NAMO InteriorsStyling: When We Meet Production: Art of Living Photography: Jurrit van der Waal
An elegant contemporary home
Characteristic architecture, monumental views and an impressive nature at the estate; Simone’s house is one of a kind. The place showcases character because of the beautiful beam construction and her heights of 4 and 6,5 meters. A minimalistic interior was created, so that authentic elements come into their own. From a raw, uninhabitable historic premise to an elegant contemporary home that exudes peace and serenity. The creative collaboration with NAMO Interiors has ensured a unique end-result.
The house is published in the Contemporary Living Yearbook 2021, a hardcover book with 25 private residences by famous architects and interior designers from all over the world.
Spacious Loft above the Art[s] Gallery
The top floor of the house is a gem of itself. Simone put in many hours to transform this 130 m2 floor into a spacious Loft with six beds, kitchen, dining, living room, separate toilet, bathroom and a private entrance. During the annual exhibitions, the Loft will be added to the gallery to show more art works in various homely environments.
The Loft was published in the magazine Scandinavian Living in 2020.
Design: NAMO Interiors
Production: Pathou Studio
Photography: Frits de Beer