Last month, Holly Marder, an interior designer and co-founder of Avenue Design Studio, shared her recently renovated home in Delft with our readers. (Missed the story? Go here.) We loved it so much, we’re revisiting one of our favorite moments from the house tour: the living room.

“The goal in this extended space,” she wrote on her Instagram post, “was to create a luminous, light-filled living area that feels spacious despite its humble size, with plenty of contrast and materiality to counterbalance its pared-back sensibilities.” We think she nailed it.

Photography by Holly Marder.

The dining room is open to the living space. The couple reconfigured the lower floor to improve flow and maximize space and light.
Above: The dining room is open to the living space. The couple reconfigured the lower floor to improve flow and maximize space and light.
Holly confidently mixes an Ikea sofa with vintage finds for an unfussy but polished look.
Above: Holly confidently mixes an Ikea sofa with vintage finds for an unfussy but polished look.
A modular and streamlined storage system, mounted to the wall, is part media console, part bookcase.
Above: A modular and streamlined storage system, mounted to the wall, is part media console, part bookcase.
The key to achieving Holly&#8
Above: The key to achieving Holly’s Scandi/mid-century look is to not over-decorate.

Here’s what you need to recreate the look in your own home:

Furniture

The Era Round Armchair with Cane Seat by Thonet is $395 at DWR.
Above: The Era Round Armchair with Cane Seat by Thonet is $395 at DWR.
A favorite of designers, Ikea&#8
Above: A favorite of designers, Ikea’s Söderhamn Sofa is just $810. Holly’s has a custom slipcover; see below for details.
Above: Munk Collective’s Climb Shelves are modular and can be mounted to the wall or stand on their own on the floor. They come in oak and walnut (shown) and start at DKK 1,186 for a small nightstand size.
Monolith marble coffee tables are staging a comeback (see the Plinth Coffee Table for an example of a new interpretation), but there are plenty of vintage versions, like Holly&#8
Above: Monolith marble coffee tables are staging a comeback (see the Plinth Coffee Table for an example of a new interpretation), but there are plenty of vintage versions, like Holly’s, on the market. We found a bunch on 1stdibs, including this Oval Italian Design Marble Table for $4,642.

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