Home Tour: Holly Marder from Avenue Design Studio


Home Tour: Holly Marder from Avenue Design Studio


I’ve followed and admired the work the lovely Holly Marder for many years on instagram and back in the days when she had her own blog. She’s a seriously talented interior designer and photographer with South African roots (and we all know how I love to sniff out a fellow Saffa), but she now resides with her young family in The Hague. I’ve always found Holly’s interior style to be so refreshing – she has a flair for achieving that perfect balance of contemporary and vintage pieces in any space. While her style leans towards minimalist, it never lacks depth, personality or layers of texture.

A few years ago Holly joined forces with Hedda Pier and the two creatives now run a successful design studio that focuses on residential projects that usually involve substantial renovation of their client’s homes. Their portfolio is a dreamscape of enviable interiors that I would have real difficulty picking a favourite from – but one space that I find particularly intriguing is Holly’s home. I watched on Instagram as she undertook a renovation project that restructured the ground floor of their 1929 row house with impressive results.

The property in its original state boasted beautiful high ceilings but a small kitchen, inadequate living space and an outdated back extension. A cleverly reconfigured staircase and a modern extension resulted in a generous living and dining area, an additional guest loo and and a kitchen that is is arguably the showpiece of this home. Everything in the light-filled space speaks to Holly’s obvious love of nature and natural, earthy textiles. Grab a cuppa and enjoy this interior bliss.

images via Avenue Design Studio

Kathryn Hawkes

All posts

No Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Hi, I’m Kathryn

Hi, I’m Kathryn

House of Hawkes is a boutique interior design studio based in Dubai. This website is where it all began and remains a creative platform for sharing my work, my love of design and things that inspire me. Come on over & meet the team.

Subscribe & Follow


Subscribe to the blog and receive new posts right in your inbox.

Follow on Instagram

Instagram did not return a 200.

Follow @houseofhawkes