Every property, from a tiny apartment to a large building, has its own potential to transform into a contemporary, functional and appealing accommodation. In some cases a few subtle adjustments can be sufficient, other projects need a more fundamental approach. Depending on the objective, the budget and the use of the property, various creative solutions are desired.
Empty or dated buildings and houses inspire me. I’m passionate about finding surprising alternatives and improvements to expose the quality and character of a property. Besides the revitalizing of existing buildings I like the challenge to translate the dreams and wishes of clients within the constrains of the location into an appealing new built house. It's very satisfying to complete a project by furnishing and decorating in multi various styles, well adapted to the client .
For 20 years I have worked together with my partner in our architecture firm Villasophie before I set up my own firm Atelier-Do. I have created numerous villas, interiors, renovations, residential buildings and resort layouts during these years so I have a vast experience in architectural design.
I offer project inspirations: creative solutions for dated buildings and bespoke designed houses. I also realise metamorphosis: a total make-over of your house from concept design to actual furnishing. With detailed plans and 3D modelling I visualise the options in a stylish presentation document.
Since 2009 I live in the south of France, I speak French, English and my native language is Dutch.
Dorine van der Marel