Handmade home decor

Berkel en Rodenrijs, The Netherlands | 256 Sales

HomeSweetHomeDesign is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Home Sweet Home Design is taking a break. Hope to see you back!

Planning to re-open in July / August with new items.

If you have questions or requests while the shop is closed just send me a message, will check my mail on a regular basis.

Valerie, HSHD

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 3, 2018

Home Sweet Home Design is taking a break. Hope to see you back!

Planning to re-open in July / August with new items.

If you have questions or requests while the shop is closed just send me a message, will check my mail on a regular basis.

Valerie, HSHD

Valerie Zijlstra

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Valerie Zijlstra


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Home sweet home design

Ever since I was a little girl I spent my days creating things.
I studied interior design and photography so by running a Etsy shop I’m able to combine my passion for crafting, interior design and photography.

I had to quit my job because of health problems so to keep myself busy I picked up my old hobby, crafting, and learned new techniques. I started knitting and crochet pillows for myself and when friends and family asked me to make pillows and poufs for them I began to think about selling my items. I had nothing to lose so why not give it a try?! So in December 2011 I started my Etsy shop.
When the days and weeks passed by I realized that I was becoming a much happier person. All the positive reactions caused a flood of positive energy, happiness and inspiration. So I decided to start investing all my time and energy into creating items for the shop and cross my fingers that someone, somewhere will love them and buy them.

I get inspired by so many things, materials, nature, structures, colors, events.. It can be anything!
Sometimes I have an idea and I start searching for the materials but sometimes I see a yarn, piece of wood or some other material and then I get the idea.
People often describe my style as clean and neat. I love a house with a lot of basics and naturals but with some special/ unique (handmade) items that make your home personal. I like to add a little bit of color to my home with flowers, plants and home decor. My favorite colors are whites, greys, black, purple, blues, and greens. Those colors are therefore the most represented in my shop.

I believe a house turns into a home by adding personal items, things you collect along the way, items with a story. Handmade items also have a story and are made with love and pleasure, they may not always be perfect but they are unique and will always contribute to that homey feeling.

I hope you will enjoy having a look in my shop! I’m adding new items on a regular basis so hope you will stop by again!
If you have any questions, requests or would like to have a custom made item please feel free to contact me. I would love to hear from you!


Shop members

  • Valerie Zijlstra


    Hello! My name is Valerie and I’m the owner of Home sweet home design. I’m 26 years old, married the love of my life and we live in a small apartment in Berkel en Rodenrijs, a village in the Netherlands.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 9, 2014
Welcome to Home sweet home design!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
In case of any problem or dissatisfaction please contact me and we will work something out.
I accept payments via Pay Pal, wich accepts all major credit cards.
If you live in the Netherlands and want to pay via bank transfer, please contact me.
I usually ship finished items within 2 business days of receiving your payment.
If I can't ship in that time frame for any reason, I'll inform you.

If you purchase a made to order item I'll inform you about the time required for creating that particular item. Most items are ready to ship within 7 days but it depends how many orders I have.

The prices calculated for shipping in listing are for priority mail, this means it has no insurance and no tracking number. If the total weight of the parcel is above 5 kilos the tracking number is included.
If you want insurance on your package, please ask, and I'll recalculate shipping costs for you.

The estimated shipping times in business days are:
Netherlands: 1-2 days
Europe 3-10: days
USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil : 6-15 days
Rest of the world: 8-15 days
Additional policies and FAQs
All items are crafted in a smoke-free and pet-free environment.

Custom orders are welcome so please feel free to contact me!

Please keep in mind that all of my creations are handmade so minor differences are to be expected.

Please note that colors may vary due to monitor color settings etc.

© All rights reserved. Please don't take my photo's without permission.
If you have a website/ blog and want to use one of my pictures please send me a message.