I’m a Dutch native living on the English South East coast where I work as a DIY author and blogger. Almost every Thursday I post a craft tutorial on my YouTube channel Handmade home showing you with a simple to follow tutorial how you can make your own home accessories, do decorating jobs around the house, and how to make wooden furniture.
My philosophy is that you don’t need much money or carpeting skills to make your house into a cosy, stylish home. With a simple idea, a little try and error you can create wonderful unique masterpieces.
I hope this blog inspires you to start making. Feel free to leave a comment or follow me on social media, find my links in the top right corner of this page.
Besides making tutorial video's I also write DIY books (find more information on them here.) For the books I photograph all the steps, style and art direct the photo shoots. Would like me to do the same on your project please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in a contact form here.
I spent my childhood making things and redecorating every room possible, I must have been the only toddler in the world wanting to be a interior designer! But somehow this passion got snowed under and I became a makeup artist travelling the world on photo shoots.
When the opportunity of redecorating a beach house came along the spark was lit under the interior design flame. Hester's friends were very inspired by her makes and when one said they would love to learn how to make interior pieces them self the Hester's Handmade Home blog was born. One thing lead to another and Hester is currently writing her 4th craft book for Cico Book!
I love filming and interviewing creative people and am currently working on an online travel show with a crafty edge called Cities of Craft. Have a look at our pilot episode here.
I often get featured in publications, either with my work, house (previous beach house and my current fixer upper) or with special written tutorials. I've had features in Mollie Makes, Red online, Ideal Home, Ikea family magazine, Reloved, Modern Gardens, Metro, Lonny, Brit+Co, Libelle and many more. Have a look on my media page for some images.