About me

 Hi! My name is Marieke, a Dutch Australian interior designer, marketing professional and social media influencer. Whispering Bold brings together my diverse range of professional experience and my passion for interiors. 


Qualified as business analyst and marketeer, I first built a successful international career 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. I found my marketing background is helpful for those looking to grow their interior account, as well as for businesses to market their products. I also work as a tutor for the Interior Design Institute.


My 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. 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 I do not publish provided content.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.