My (full!) house on Design Mom

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

28 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. mrs boo | August 14, 2013 | Reply

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

2. rae | August 14, 2013 | Reply

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

3. Esther in Amsterdam | August 16, 2013

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

4. danielle downey | August 14, 2013 | Reply

admirable and inspiring! compliments

5. Justyn | August 14, 2013 | Reply

It was the highlight of my morning!

6. Lindsey | August 14, 2013 | Reply

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

7. gabrielle | August 14, 2013 | Reply

a great read.

8. Pilar | August 14, 2013 | Reply

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

9. 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

10. Jenny | August 14, 2013 | Reply

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

11. Bestof2sisters | August 14, 2013 | Reply

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

12. Esther in Amsterdam | August 16, 2013

Awww, thank you! x

13. Aneesa Daswani | August 15, 2013 | Reply

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

14. Courtney in London | August 15, 2013 | Reply

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

15. Linda | August 15, 2013 | Reply

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!

16. Esther in Amsterdam | August 16, 2013

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

17. Jenna | August 18, 2013 | Reply

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

18. 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

19. Jenna | August 19, 2013 | Reply

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

20. Esther in Amsterdam | August 19, 2013

That’s great!! (I love it too!) xxx

21. Jen | August 22, 2013 | Reply

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

22. Vanessa | August 24, 2013 | Reply

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

23. Nicola | August 27, 2013 | Reply

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

24. 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

25. nicola kirk | August 27, 2013 | Reply

How lovely – Thanks for replying x

26. DENISE. | September 12, 2013 | Reply

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 :)

27. 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

28. Claudia | January 11, 2015 | Reply

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