Philosophy

Casual elegance

My name is Jet (short for Henriëtte) interior designer and entrepreneur.

Since I was young I have been inspired by the casual elegance of the Mediterranean landscape. No frills, no flashy colors. Dusty roads through olive groves. Beautiful hillsides that offer the perfect blend of shelter and panorama. The elegance of parasol pine trees, or the graphic form of a group of cypress on top of a hill. 

I have always felt the need to make my direct surroundings soothing, serene and beautiful, but always in a relaxed way. The best kind of rooms are the ones that make you want to come in, sit down and stay for a while.

The way we work

At Couvaloup we believe that a house should be a haven, a place to feel at ease and relax instantly. Beauty and function is to be found in all items that surround you. Slow living, time to appreciate the small things, to feel the soul of the items which you use daily. This is a way to give meaning to the everyday tasks of everyday life. 

A room should be as comfortable as it is beautiful, which is why we begin each project by thinking about how the space is going to be used. We work with our clients to create personal, welcoming interiors that go beyond current trends.

We can work with you in two different ways:

1. Interior Design:
Full service interior design (and exterior/garden design if wanted) by Jet and her team. We take on both commercial projects and property development, as well as private homes. We’ll work with you from the initial briefing and design concept through to implementation and installation, ensuring that deadlines are met and budgets adhered to.

2. Studio Sessions:
On Mondays half day consultancy sessions can be booked at the Couvaloup store. Bring ideas, plans and questions and Jet will provide practical, on the spot advice. These are fun & intensive sessions that will accelerate your project. Please contact us to discuss available dates and prices.

If you’d like to find out more about our services please do contact us via info@couvaloup.com

We’d be happy to discuss your project with you and answer any questions you may have.

Projects

Townhouse

Three apartments transformed into a lightfilled town house, with roofterrace. The first floor has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, which makes for BnB possibilities. On the top floor a master suite with fireplace, bathroom and dressingroom.

Atelier

Guesthouse and workspace that doubles as a place to entertain. The stairs are hidden at the back of the fireplace.

Villa in Bussum

Family living in a 1850’s villa. Large living room with two seating areas. The music room kept its original paneling. Enough room for storage, a bootroom and a large laundry keeps the living spaces impeccable.

Farmhouse

An derelict farmhouse was transformed into a modern family house and fully restored. The original rear façade made way for a covered terrace.

Bathroom with a view

A semi detached villa (Van Lindonk) in Wassenaar. The large balcony at the rear became a new bathroom for the master suite, with views on the trees at the back.

Cottage

A lovely cottage in Hilversum that needed some updating. Two living rooms with different functions and a double height kitchen