Curtains are not an easy call in the kitchen. Certainly, they are a quick DIY alternative to cabinet fronts. And they hide your assets. But a skirted sink may seem kitsch. But not in the hands of Christien Starkenburg.
A Dutch interior designer who wears many hats, Starkenburg has his own business, Interieur-Plus, as well as a furniture workshop, SlowWood. And she is the artistic director and fourth generation owner (with her brother, Henk) of Jan de Jong, an emporium of interiors at Scandi in Leeuwarden, capital of Friesland, which her family opened in 1899. Thanks to Starkenburg, the company has one of the most beautiful kitchens around, and these humble curtains make it particularly memorable.
Photograph of Anna de Leeuw, courtesy of Jan de Jong Interieur.