amsterdam: maison rika opening

© rika - a stylish guest house with canal views

hailing from sweden, stylist-turned-designer ulrika lundgren has been wowing savvy shoppers across the planet with her edgy, star-spangled rika women's accessories and apparel collections. lundgren has had an eponymous boutique smack in the middle of amsterdam's scenic canal district for many years. and now the fierce little style hub has expanded across the street, adding a canalside boutique gallery and a two-room guest house. appropriately dubbed maison rika, lundgren flexed her style muscle to the max, and crafted a mixed retail/hospitality space that's very much a 3d extrapolation of her sophisticated fashion sense. the vibe in the lobby annex gallery space on the ground floor sets the tone. welcoming and homey, it feels as if you've stepped into your best friend's stylish downtown pad. next to showcasing a selection of ulrika’s fav items from her current collection and exclusive lifestyle products, ranging from astier de villatte candles and maison michel hats to select items by alexander wang and beautiful john derian trays, the ground floor also hosts friends' pop-up events related to fashion, music and art. climbing the stairs, the two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms can be found, each exquisitely decorated with a mix of contemporary and vintage furniture pieces, and art works by friend and stylist san ming. offering cool hospitality with a personal touch, maison rika is the address of choice for savvy travelers. location: oude spiegelstraat 12 [centrum].

© rika - lobby + boutique gallery, staircase, second floor room, third floor room [top to bottom]