Five years ago Johanna and Scott moved from the Pacific Northwest to the Netherlands, and in the process left most of their things behind. After three moves around the Netherlands, they finally settled in a flat in Amsterdam. It was semi-furnished, but the couple still managed to bring their own international, eclectic style to it. The kitchen is simple and minimal, but a few personal touches give it life.
As with so many apartments in Amsterdam, there's never enough storage, which is one of the reasons Johanna and Scott take a slow approach to decorating and outfitting their kitchen and the rest of the home: there's just not room for the filler stuff! "I have learned that I would rather have an empty space than one filled with something that I don’t love," Johanna tells Apartment Therapy.
The couple is hugely blessed to be able to travel so much and collect things on their journeys, like silver from England and sugar and creamer collections from Arabia and Finland, which are displayed in the kitchen. It really is all about the little touches in this space!
(Images: Breanne Johnsen)