Daantje Niekus | Tips, trends and notes

Bijgewerkt: 2 aug 2018

We talked to Daantje from Archive Store about her favorite interior brands, trends and dream holidays.


Daantje, together with her two daughters Jimmi and Coco

What do you do for a living?

I am a mother of two daughters and I work at the most fantastic store in Amsterdam, Archive Store ;).


What are your top 3 beauty tips for pregnant women?

I'm not really a beauty expert but during my two pregnancies I drunk a lot of water and ate really healthy. Not for me but especially because of those little humans in my belly. Drinking more than 2 liters of water a day gave me a natural glow. I also liked to use Weleda pregnancy oil. The oil smoothed my skin as your baby grows and the stretch marks have been spared.


What are your favorite interior brands and why?

I'm not really into the interior brands but I like to mix and match Sissyboy with a secondhand shop. I love to buy nice items via a marketplace or a thrift shop.


How would you describe your interior style?

It's one big happy mess. Everything comes from different shops and brands; that's why I like it. I would describe it as very cozy, combined with different kinds of materials. Wood, steel, a Persian rug… What I like most is that it perfectly fits my typical Amsterdam house with fireplaces and ornaments.


Summer’s here, what are your plans with Jimmi and Coco?

I grew up in Texel, an island in the north of the Netherlands and my mother still lives there. I visit my mom on the island as much as we can. The kids love to go to the beach, and so do I.


"I dream about a big farm somewhere in Italy with all our friends and their kids. Playing in the pool, drinking wine and eating pasta"



If you could take your dream vacation, where would you go and what would you do?

I dream about a big farm somewhere in Italy with all of our friends and their kids. Playing in the pool, drinking wine and eating pasta and salads with everyone. Especially drinking wine when the kids are asleep sounds good to me.


What’s your favorite restaurant with kids?

I'm a bit ashamed about this answer but I like to go to the farm Meerzicht in Amsterdamse Bos! It’s the ultimate spot to eat pancakes and there is a petting zoo for the children.


Who are your three favorite Instagram mommy's to follow?

That's hard to choose because I like to follow a lot of mommy’s. Can I please choose more!? Rachelle from the Huismuts is one of my favorites, she's also a dear friend of mine and she's fun to follow. Liza Henzen, owner of a really nice kids brand, Kidchella. The clothes are so cute!

Mommy Amber de Vreng is also one of my favorites. She makes the most beautiful pictures and her captions with the pictures are always so beautiful. And of course Romy Boomsma! She's gorgeous and so is her feed. Oh and mommy and photographer Marilyn Bartman. She makes the most awesome pictures of families you have ever seen. Love it!


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