One of the things that Jill was asked to do on her internship here at JenPEN Creative Studio, was to write one blog post each month that she’s here. She will give you her perspective of the island when it comes to the interior design part of it. What the differences are between the Netherlands and Curacao. Lets take a look.
One of the assignment I got was to search for funky chairs for a waiting room for in an office. Giving me the chance to get know the interior-shops on the island and I loved that because I had to do it on my own. My internship is very diverse, therefore I’m learning a lot about Curacao. There is a big difference between Curacao and the Netherlands in the field of interior and exterior design . This I will highlight in a couple of points.
1. BRIGHT COLORS
One of the first things I’ve noticed was that Curacao uses much more bright colors in their interior than in the Netherlands. At most of the houses you can see a detail of red or yellow color.
2. LOTS OF TILE-WORK
They use much more tile-work in Curacao than in the Netherlands. In the Netherlands floortiles feel very cold and have a cold look, for that reason wooden floors or tilework with a dark color are more often used. But in Curacao they already have a warm weather so having a cold floor is not something that happens easily. You can see floortiles in all different colors, forms and sizes. Tiles with a wood pattern or patchwork pattern is a trend on the island.
|Example of an interior on Curacao|
|Behind the scenes for the shoot “4 ways to bring the outdoors, inside“|
What a lovely and quaint place Curacao is. I absolutely love the colors of the buildings. You don't see things like this on the West Coast of USA where I'm from. I wish we had places like that here.
Thank you. Yes, it's a beautiful island in the Caribbean just above the coast of Venezuela. Making us also the best location out of the range of the hurricane lane.