A Sleek Minimalist Apartment in Amsterdam by Frederik Roijé

Renovated by Dutch designer Frederik Roijé, this small apartment in Amsterdam features a sleek, minimalist interior. Roijé, who is best known for his homeware and furniture work, was aiming to create a “timeless” space through the use of materials, finishes and light.


Amsterdam Apartment - Studio Frederik Roije - Amsterdam - Kitchen - Humble Homes

Particular focus was placed on the materials employed. In the kitchen, solid oak was used for the cabinet doors and shelves. The tone of the wood matches the flooring, creating a seamless transition. The wood is complimented by a brushed stainless-steel island.


Amsterdam Apartment - Studio Frederik Roije - Amsterdam - Dining Room - Humble Homes

Furniture by the designer is featured throughout, including the pendant lights and metal stools in the kitchen. From Roijé: “The entire interior design has been reduced to the essence of lines, surfaces and volumes. The signature of Frederik Roijé is present in the entire apartment, and is recognisable by its simplicity and functionality.”


Amsterdam Apartment - Studio Frederik Roije - Amsterdam - Living Room - Humble Homes

The process of creating this minimalist, distraction free, interior wasn’t straightforward though – the interior layout had to be changed substantially in order to achieve its open plan. The kitchen, living room and dining area are now contained in a single space, defined by varying floor levels.

Amsterdam Apartment - Studio Frederik Roije - Amsterdam - Bedroom - Humble Homes

Some of the internal partition walls were also replaced with glass partitions, allowing natural light to travel into the mid-section of the home: “The use of glass walls give the apartment clear lines of sight and maximise the spatial experience. Moreover, this provides each room with daylight.”

Amsterdam Apartment - Studio Frederik Roije - Amsterdam - Floor Plans - Humble Homes

In terms of layout, the entry leads to a corridor from which you can access the master bedroom and the second smaller, single-bed, bedroom. The bathroom is set between the two bedrooms with each having separate access to it. The kitchen follows on from the bedrooms and has one wall that’s dedicated to storage. The kitchen and dining area are last, and overlook a small garden to the back of the property.

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Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.

1 Comment
  1. impressive. the only aspect I would object to is the 2 steps down from the kitchen because I now need all one level due to mobility issues. the minimalist decor and furniture design is very appealing to me.