About me

 Hi! My name is Marieke, a Dutch Australian interior designer, marketing professional and social media influencer. Whispering Bold combines 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.

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 do whatever I like, even if it doesn’t fit in a box anywhere. 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’.