Excitement! I found another excellent little online resource called VT Wonen. Unfortunately it is 100% in Dutch, and since I don’t speak it – this post is going to be fairly light on in the commentary department. But we can still enjoy the pretty pictures, right?!

Judging by some of the pricing and looking at the photos, I’ve decided that VT Wonen is a magazine dedicated to affordable living – similar to the local Real Living Magazine. Am I right? Does anyone know for sure?



I’m sorry to include so many images in this post, but I honestly had trouble editing them any more. I always have such a hard time culling images because I’m a hard-core visual junkie. Guilty as charged. Besides I really love some of the clever ideas – like the bed coming out of a cupboard. So fun.

Publications like this go to show that you really don’t need a lot of money to make your home look amazing. All you need is a little bit of confidence, a touch of personality and a sprinkle of fun. Oh, and an ace designer of course!


{Images from VT Wonen JanuaryFebruary and March issues.}

About The Author

Dana Tomić Hughes
Founder & Editor

Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Design Strategy, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places & experiences.

13 Responses

  1. Ali

    so many great photos! I love the white shelving unit with the bread crates (I think that’s what they are!)

  2. stephanie

    I have a VT Wonen subscription and yes, it is a magazine dedicated to affordable living, a mixture of scandinavian and dutch design, dedicated to a personal lifestyle. And yes, I have a subscription because I’m most definitely in love with the visuals and the graphics and the creative people they show…

  3. Melissa de la Fuente

    Oy! So MANY gorgeous images! don’t be SORRY! This is awesome…..so much inspiration….thank you darlin, thank you!
    ps I hope you had a great time in Milan! :)

  4. Tip

    I have to say I am a fan of VTWonen – definitely similar to Real Living I’m guessing (from what I have seen of Real Living online). Oh, how I would love a subscription to Real Living but alas, it’s quite costly to get it here to the Netherlands. Hey – I’ll do you a swap! ;-) Shall have to pick up a copy when I am back home in June!

  5. Grace

    This mag is stunning, were all those pics from the same issue? amazing – wish we could buy it here in australia – thanks for sharing XX

  6. Lucy

    Hi there,

    I also love this magazine! Every time I go to Amsterdam I run for the magazine shop! I have tried to get a subscription to the UK but despite numerous emails to the magazine and research I have not been successful – does anyone have any ideas?

    Many thanks,


  7. Inge

    being Dutch and living in the States, I could not resist having a subscription of this beautiful magazine
    so….to Grace. Yes it’s possble to do that, but it’s rather expensive.
    You can contact
    SANOMA Uitgevers b.v.
    Postbus 40087
    The Netherlands
    Ph: ++31 23 556 69 01
    Fax: ++31 23 556 63 70
    Or Google SANOMA Uitgevers Nederland, but as far as I know their website is in Dutch and doesn’t show how to get an overseas subscription.
    If you are just crazy about their pictures than go to the website: VTWonen.nl and click on “binnenkijken”
    Good luck, Inge
    Santa Fe,NM, USA


Leave a Reply