VISITING The North of the Netherlands

The sylist Anouk Yve lives in the north of Nederlands and is known for her timeless and elegant style with an eye for interior and design. We asked Anouk some questions about her best local spots, style and creativeness. 

December 20 – 2021
Words by Hannah Eklund

Your best local tips?
I live in a small village 7 kilometers from Groningen, the biggest city in the north of the Netherlands. We have lakes, space and fresh air and there is a large creative scene which I love.

Wandering around is where I get my inspiration, because I’m more aware of my surrounding and then I can open up for different things.

How do you start your day?
I always wake up at 7.00 no matter the day. I’m the one in the household responsible for bringing kids to school (and everything that comes with it). We always go by bike, only if it rains really hard I take the car. I enjoy the fresh morning air and school run. After I come home, make myself breakfast and open my laptop to do a round of emails.  

The sylist Anouk Yve lives in the north of Nederland’s and is known for her timeless and elegant style with an eye for interior and design. We asked Anouk some questions about her best local spots, style and creativeness. 

you can display all sorts of pieces, from nice coffee books to my ceramics on the higher and lower board and I love the organic form oF the two legs.

When are you most inspired?
When I’m by myself with no disctractions. Like for instance if I walk around in the forrest or in the city, by myself wandering around is where I get my inspiration from because I’m more aware of my surrounding and then I can open up for different things. I also get my inspirations from movies, the set design and styling of it. 

Why Bit?
I fell in love with the design: you can display all sorts of pieces, from nice coffee books to my ceramics of the higher and lower board and I love the organic form or the two legs. The warmth of the natural oak adds warmth to our tactile livingroom. 

What does creativity mean to you?
It means everything to me: it’s a way of living, from the choices you make to actual being creative with your hands. I practice ceramics and it really can take my mind of things.