What Matters

September 2019 Issue

Interior Matter’s European Vacation

Our September issue focuses on two European architectural and design powerhouses; Vienna and Amsterdam.  Our readers are currently planning their Winter and Spring trips to Europe, so we thought this would be a good time to discuss a few highlights in each of these cities.

Selfie Help

At a time when many people miss a real experience because they’re busy curating their social media hashtags, we thought this opinion piece on Vienna’s new tourism campaign nailed it.  And when you’re in Vienna, visit Steirereck, which is one of the top restaurants in the world, or have a drink at the rooftop bar at the Sofitel, where you feel like you’re on top of the world.  Stay at the Park Hyatt or 25Hours Hotel. Just enjoy it — for real.

Experience, not #experience.

Too Dutch to Handle

From December 4th — 6th, Amsterdam is hosting both the World Architecture Festival, where the World Building of the Year is announced, and the Inside Festival, featuring this year’s best interior design projects.  Amsterdam can be cold and a bit dark in December, so please find the following travel recommendations useful to brighten your days before and after the shows.


Hoxton Hotel
Pulitzer Hotel
Dylan Amsterdam
Canal House


Daalder (Our very best and most well-designed meal in Amsterdam)


De Kas (Reserve the chef’s table in the kitchen)


Cafe Van Kirkijk


Rijks (In the museum)

Guts and Glory


Ommelegg (For brunch)


Bar at The Dylan (Need a reservation for drinks!)

Tales and Spirits

Pulitzer’s Bar 


Bocca Coffee
Monks Coffee Roasters
Lot Sixty One 
Cafe Il Momento

(Tip: buy advanced, timed tickets)

The Rijksmuseum (Go see the Rembrandts)

Van Gogh Museum

Stedelijk Museum

FOAM (Photography)

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (Take a day trip to The Hague and see the Vermeers)


Van Stapele (It’s all about the chocolate cookie!)

The Frozen Fountain (Unique housewares, lux crafts, and furniture)


Local Service

Pig and Hen


9 Streets neighborhood for more!

Works in Progress

We’re excited about this upcoming project. The client was looking for a warm and layered master bedroom as both an oasis away from the kids and also a place to read stories to them before bed. We can’t decide which option we love more: a gorgeous ceiling fixture, or a trio of brass garden sconces. Let us know which one is your favorite over on our Instagram!