Stylist Barbara Groen

December 8, 2011

Dutch stylist Barbara Groen has been on my radar for well over a year now since I first fell in love with her work in VTWonen magazine when she styled a story about diverse work spaces. I’ll quickly show a quick glimpse below — I fell in love with these three magical spaces instantly.

Stylist Barbara Groen

Stylist Barbara Groen

Stylist Barbara Groen

After finding her work, I’ve been following her ever since. Here are some more views from the portfolio of this talented stylist. To see many, many more you’ll need to visit her online portfolio here.

Stylist Barbara Groen

Stylist Barbara Groen

Stylist Barbara Groen

Stylist Barbara Groen

Stylist Barbara Groen

Stylist Barbara Groen

Stylist Barbara Groen

Stylist Barbara Groen

Yeah, that is some SERIOUS inspiration overload. I love how she uses color and generally sticks to three colors in each of her stories – maybe it’s just a coincidence but it seems to be her recipe. I also admire how creative she is – I found so many fun decorating ideas simply from studying the images above. She also loves to use paint and doesn’t have any problem putting very bold colors on cabinets, inside and out – love it! Her use of pattern is minimal, she relies more on objects, color and displays to tell her story. I like many of her wall arrangements and how she uses tear sheets as decorative elements. What an inspiring person Barbara is!

(images: barbara groen)


  • Reply Nathalie December 8, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    I absolutely love her work too! The first picture of the moodboard is one of my faves.

  • Reply Igor December 8, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    The wooden desk lamp is on top of my Christmas wish list!!!! Love!! Great styling!

  • Reply Karena December 8, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Oh really wonderful and I adore a limited color palette! The yellows and blues are perfect. Those yummies on the plate look delish as well!

  • Reply Boris December 8, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    I like the mix between Scandinavian and Rustic Styles in the interior of the above pictures.

  • Reply Alison December 8, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    And I really want some of that furniture! Particularly that farmhouse table.

  • Reply Bonnie McCarthy December 8, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Absolutely love the ideas! Amazing color stories as well -completely inspiring!

  • Reply Inge December 8, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Oh I love her wall decoration (how cute is that laughing hippo on the wall???)! And her use of colour is great… How lovely the bright yellow looks in these interiors.
    Love it!

  • Reply Justine December 9, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Such gorgeous images! I love how she manages to blend modern with traditional looks so seamlessly. It’s a delicate balance that I admit I’m still figuring out for myself. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Nuit December 9, 2011 at 1:54 am

    wow, this is impeccable!!! I love the details and the textures as well as her use of color. Its stunning for realz.

  • Reply dialoguewithspace December 9, 2011 at 2:14 am

    Beautiful work! love the color panel
    The second pic is my favourite !!

  • Reply Kate December 9, 2011 at 4:34 am

    I love the whimsy in her work!

  • Reply Lady Deirdre December 9, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Some great ideas about colour and where to apply it (and where not). I especially love the grey felt box in the first photo! Wish I knew where to get it :)

  • Reply Cathy December 9, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    I love the use of green, blue and grey in muted shades. Such a peaceful colour combination. Thanks!

  • Reply Ellen Einkauf Photography December 11, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    love the white random accents hanging on the wall – that is so fun!

  • Reply Jess December 12, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Great photos, I just love all the work that Barbara is doing. Thanks for the share.

  • Reply Jessica December 13, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    I love those gray and yellow stools- such a happy color combo!

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