Maker Spaces by Emily Quinton - An Extract

Interior Stylist and felt artist Inge Cremer lives and works in the Netherlands in the town of Gorinchem with her husband and son. Their beautiful old 1890's house, with its high ceilings and gorgeous wooden floors, is located right in the centre of the town. This house, which they have lovingly restored inside and out, is an enchanting combination of the old and new, and has a wonderfully welcoming and warm atmosphere. It is stylishly and beautifully designed, while simultaneously managing to feel comfortable and lived in.

Inge Cremer

Inge and her husband put in this modern , practical kitchen when they moved into the house, but the flashes of colour are thanks to Inge. The ceiling windows make it a really light an bright space.

Inge Cremer

Inge, her husband and her son always have breakfast, lunch and dinner at the kitchen table when it is just them. They have a plan to make a big, high table in here to work on, which will be 'cooking heaven' for her husband, says Inge.

Inge Cremer

One of Inge's beautifully felted wall hangings is proudly displayed in the dining room. This is a wide room with high ceilings, so the large wicker light shade and long table work really well. 'We like to socialize with our friends in this room because of the view over the back garden, which we love so much,' says Inge.

Inge Cremer

A large wooden chandelier with dangling pompoms and pretty feathers hangs from the living room ceiling. Inge has lots of fun with this chandelier and regularly makes new things to change the display throughout the year.

Inge Cremer

Inge has designed her bedroom to be her calm, relaxing sanctuary. 'In the bedroom I need some rest, so there is no laptop, phone or television. In the morning, the sun comes into the room, and in the springtime, you can hear the birds singing,' she says thoughtfully.

Inge Cremer

Inge painted the floor blue-green because she wanted a recognizable style. 'When I'm in my studio, I am me, myself and I,' explains Inge.

Extracted from Maker Spaces by Emily Quinton, photography by Helen Cathcart, published by Ryland Peters & Small rrp £19.99.