About me

Hi! And welcome to Whispering Bold where you find anything from simple interior design tips right through to complete business solution packages. Sounds like a complex combination? Then let me explain a little about my background. My name is Marieke and I started Whispering Bold out of a passion to bring together my diverse range of professional experiences and the things that I love.


Qualified as a business analyst and marketeer, I first built a successful international career in marketing and business development within the medical industry. On the side, I pursued my life-long interest in beautiful interiors and got a diploma in Interior Design. Fast forward a few years and numerous home renovations, I also built my social media presence and share my signature style online with a few snippets of daily life. I found my marketing background is helpful for individuals looking to grow their own interior account, as well as for businesses who seek product endorsement through my channels. I also work as a tutor for the Interior Design Institute.


My own daily inspiration comes from my family, my home, the world around me, and my travels. I have a wonderful tolerant surfy dude husband, a teenage son who loves anything prehistoric, a doggy obsessed tween girl, an eternal desire to shuffle everything around in my home, a passion for vintage, upcycling and DIY and hold both a Dutch and Australian passport. We live our expat lives in our home on the canals of Haarlem, in The Netherlands.


In order to grow as a small business, Whispering Bold earns revenue in a few different ways. Other than the paid services highlighted on this website, I publish sponsored posts from time to time which is always made clear in the caption. I do not publish provided content. I sometimes use commission-based affiliate links. Don’t worry however, I only ever feature items I genuinely love and want to share.