“We are always looking to balance sobriety in the use of materials on the one hand and the client’s story and personality on the other,” Arjaan says. The Old Factory interiors consider the natural progression of a family home; in particular, the idea that what you see when you first move in versus when you’ve been living there for an extended period of time are two very different things. “You have to leave room for personal interpretation,” Arjaan says. Sober, ‘blank-canvas’ type materials are one way of doing this. Even now, Arjaan says, the alcove in the kitchen is full of photos, kid’s drawings and various lists.