My (full!) house on Design Mom

August 13, 2013

If you ask me to name some people I admire most in the online world, Gabrielle Blair (Design Mom) comes to my mind instantaneously. The way Gabrielle organises her life as a business woman and a mother of six is a constant source of inspiration to me. Gabrielle not only runs one of the world’s most successful parenting blogs; she also comes up with new and innovative business ideas and makes them into a success (check out Kirtsy and AltSummit). Her courage and energy to re-locate her family to France for a few years and soak in the culture and diversity of this side of the pond is amazingly inspiring! Also — she always looks beautiful and pulled together, and is so caring and fun — what a woman!

Today, Gabrielle features my (very full) house on her blog in her ‘Living with Kids‘ series. I’m so flattered! If you would like to have a look, you can do so here.

xxx Esther


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mrs boo
August 14, 2013

You inspire me! I adored your feature on Gabrielle’s blog. Your attitude and style are both so refreshing.
-mrs boo


August 14, 2013

what a fun feature on design mom… i feel like we’d be fast friends! thanks for sharing! xo . rae


Esther in Amsterdam
August 16, 2013

Hi Rae, I think so too! Thank you!! xxx


August 14, 2013

admirable and inspiring! compliments


August 14, 2013

It was the highlight of my morning!


August 14, 2013

Your house looks lovely – one of my favourites in her series! I also admire Gabrielle Blair for the same reasons. Such an inspiration!


gabrielle
August 14, 2013

a great read.


August 14, 2013

I really love your home. Would you be interested about making a house exchange whith Spain. I can offer you my family house in Sevilla or the holiday house in Zahara de los Atunes ( Cádiz), you can visit it here
http://www.homelidays.es/zahara-de-los-atunes/casa-villa-574749es1.htm
Thanks!


Esther in Amsterdam
August 16, 2013

Hi Pilar, I will keep that in mind! I love Sevilla and would love to show it to my kids one day. xxx


Jenny
August 14, 2013

Wow, I love your house! I’m going to borrow some of your ideas


August 14, 2013

Absolutely loved all of this, Esther. Your words, your outlook on parenthood and life, your contentment, your gorgeously personal home…. Loved it! 🙂


Esther in Amsterdam
August 16, 2013

Awww, thank you! x


August 15, 2013

So lovely to see the MoochicBaby turtle quilt on Ava’s bed and I absolutely love your home! Thanks for sharing xx


Courtney in London
August 15, 2013

Your home is my favourite!!! And these photos are so gorgeous. I feel inspired to spruce up my house and (try to) make it cute like yours! xxx


Linda
August 15, 2013

Would you mind telling me where you got that Le Cirque Poster from? I love it and it would look perfect in my daughters room!
Thank you!


Esther in Amsterdam
August 16, 2013

Hi Linda, it’s a ‘Petit Bateau’ advertising poster of a few years ago… xxx


Jenna
August 18, 2013

Stunning rooms, I would love to know the make of the bed? Pretty please x


Esther in Amsterdam
August 19, 2013

Hi Jenna, thank you! Do you mean Ava’s bed? We got that over 8 years ago in when we lived in London, and painted it white. I’m sure a similar bed is still available… if you search for ‘toddler bed’? xxx


Jenna
August 19, 2013

Thanks Esther, funny enough I was walking around Target in Australia today and there was a bed very similar. Love it xx


Esther in Amsterdam
August 19, 2013

That’s great!! (I love it too!) xxx


Jen
August 22, 2013

What a great article! I enjoyed reading it so! Your home is so beautiful, full of light and so much life. Your children’s faces really show how taken care and loved they are. You are a total inspiration as well, balancing your amazing business and such a big family- thanks so much for sharing!! It keep mom’s like me- inspired to create and get ideas that I wouldn’t normally come across in my daily life here in the States. SO refreshing!!! 🙂 xox


Vanessa
August 24, 2013

I ADORE your home!! You’re such an inspiration with your style and outlook on life. Your children are very lucky to have such a wonderful mama xx


Nicola
August 27, 2013

What a gorgeous child friendly house, love the children’s bed linen, where is the duvet and pillows from on Ava’s bed? Thanks


Esther in Amsterdam
August 27, 2013

Hi Nicola, thank you so much!!
Ava’s bedlinen — the duvet and pillow, the yellow with the flowers, is mine from when I was little… VERY old!!! 😉 xxx


nicola kirk
August 27, 2013

How lovely – Thanks for replying x


September 12, 2013

What a lovely home! Would you mind sharing where you got that beautiful circus poster? Just tried googling it & didn’t come up with anything. Thank you! PS discovered your blog from people pinning images on Pinterest! What a lovely discovery 🙂


Esther in Amsterdam
September 18, 2013

Hi Denise, Thanks so much — the poster is a window display from French brand Petit Bateau of a few years ago… x


Claudia
January 11, 2015

HI there. Do you mind sharing where you got the wings your daughter is wearing? My daughter would love them. Thanks so much


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