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Introduction

Multi-talent Natasja Molenaar is the face behind NM. Skilled in both the technical ins and outs of construction and the styling of an interior, she loves taking on large projects in which she turns bare spaces into finished custom-made interiors.

'The transformation of a space is different in each project. I love the challenge of combining the unique desires and demands of the client with the existing characteristics of a house, creating that perfect space called home.'

Passion Personal Pure Home

How does it work?

It is Natasja Molenaars passion to work on both the construction side and design side of creating perfect homes. The balance of the technical work involved (detailed drawings, front views, light plans) AND DESIGNING AN INTERIOR (built-in closets, custom-made furniture where necessary, flooring, colors and fabric) is a challenge Natasja loves to tackle.

It starts with a 'discover-your-style' client meeting and it results in a finished interior. Natasja has the stages in between covered too. She is a skilled drafter, a natural designer and she has a substantial amount of renovation/construction experience (her previous apartment in Haarlem for example, or her home in Rotterdam, about which you can read here).

When it all comes together in the finished space Natasja experiences a feeling of pure joy.

(Natasja) = designer + drafter + furniture designer + stylist = NM
1/3 natural(talent) + 1/3 passion + 1/3 pure(design) = Balance

Philosophy

Nastasja Molenaar

A home is like a museum of human emotions that are displayed in the different design choices.

A sleek and clean kitchen has a collection of antique dishes on the wall exuding historic warmth. A cool and crisp bedroom is accessorized with a fragile heart symbolizing love. A wooden bench by the window require sink-in pillows for comfort.

By combining pure and natural materials with meaningful personal items or souvenirs, the subtle contrasts are unexpected yet beautiful and the 'emotions' find their perfect balance. By playing with this balance, challenging it when needed, Natasja turns a house into a happy home.

Other things you should know about Natasja

  • Natasja takes on projects in every budget! One of her latest low-budget projects include designing front doors for town houses, making the overall look of the simple homes more sophisticated. Natasja believes that design does not have to cost much.
  • Natasja blogs for ELLE! Read it here.
  • Natasja has an impressive network and often works together with talented freelancers and/or interns.
  • 1998
    • Determined to cycle 32 kilometres per day to attend horticultural school.

  • 1999
  • 2000
  • 2001
    • Natasja's interest shifts from flower arranging to display design.

  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
    • Dream job at Piet Boon

    • Instead, being discovered and promptly hired by famous Dutch designer Piet Boon.

    • Considering the idea to go to the Academy of Art.

    • Continuing her studies in Rotterdam at the Hout- en Meubilerings College (focused on interior and furniture design).

  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
    • Nastasja Molenaar design agency is born

  • 2011
  • 2012

Contact information

Natasja Molenaar Design

Zwaerdecroonstraat 24
3021 WT Rotterdam

M. +31(0)6 28407734