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About me

I am Marieke, a Dutch Australian interior designer, tutor, business executive, content creator and social media influencer. 

Next to a busy corporate lifestyle, I pursued my life-long interest in beautiful interiors, upping my game with a design degree. Numerous home renovations later, I left the corporate world and turned my passion into a career. I create interiors, content and share my signature style online. I also work as a tutor for the Interior Design Institute.

I don't love labelling my style; I do what I like, even if it doesn’t fit in a box. I like creating unique spaces with unexpected combinations, bringing in vintage finds, upcycled pieces, original artworks, and items with character and a story, without breaking the bank.


My husband and I, together with our son, daughter and puppy, divide our time between Haarlem, Valencia and Sydney.

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Whispering Bold Style

Ever wondered where the name Whispering Bold came from? I was struggling to find a name that would describe my style. Because what is my style anyway? I tend to go for urban chic vintage and a bit jungalow but mainly just trust my gut. I don’t follow trends but love eye catchers. Statements. Without going over the top.


I asked my husband and he said: “Well, your style is a bit out there and makes a statement. It’s bold, daring but down to earth, without screaming it from the rooftops.” And that moment marked the inception of the name ‘Whispering Bold’.

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