On the Dutch west coast that continues all the way from the north to the south, there are a large number of beach restaurants. I’ve had the pleisire of discovering some of them and I can tell you that – practically every time – it’s pure interior design inspiration .
One of these restaurants has recently had a rather remarkable facelift and re-opened in late January.
It’s the restaurant Republiek on the beach of Boemendaal, near Amsterdam. Rebuilt and redocorated in a wabi-sabi style, with various lounge – and dine areas that very much invite you to settle in and enjoy the wide view, both in winter and in summer.
Let me show you with some of the dreamy images I’ve found. Then you let me know if this place doesn’t feel like a dream to you too!
It’s interior designer Anne Claus who is responsible for this gorgeous make-over of the restaurants’ interior. With products from Indonesia, France and Denmark, she transformed this beach club into a luxurious and serene hotspot.
This wabi sabi style fits unpretentiously into the environment of sand, sea and the dunes of Bloemendaal.
In warm weather, the huge windows open over the entire width of the building, so that interior and exterior merge and you can enjoy a cool breeze, in addition to the beautiful view.
Key elements of the lounge areas in front of the windows of Republiek are the lighting fixtures, imported from Indonesia.
And on the overall it’s the choice of natural materials such as stone, wood, rattan, linen and bamboo creates an interior defined by minimal softness.
The breathtaking effect is obtained with simplicity and minimalism. A real lesson in home decorating for those who seek to refine their home and long for a “less is more” approach.