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. 


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.



What’s in a name?

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 a bit of industrial chic, urban jungle, or vintage, 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’.


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 I do not publish provided content.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.