This studio apartment is going against the common ‘interior decoration rules’. Firstly it shows that small spaces don’t have to be painted in light colours. And secondly it shows that not all Scandinavian apartments are decorated white. I love this unique home with dramatic black walls and vintage furniture. I just want to settle myself on that bed with a book and a cup of tea, what more do you want?
I’m so in love with these garage/warehouse conversions in Amsterdam. If you’ve been following me for a while you’ve already seen a few (just click here, here, here & here) and today this beauty came on the market. This home feels like a New York loft apartment with gorgeous exposed brick walls and despite the fact that the 182sq meter home is located on 1 floor (with a depth of 30 meters) it’s definitely not a dark hole. I’m in love with that skylight in the kitchen that brings in so much light. I think I might have fallen in love with this home.
I love it when old buildings are getting a new life. This former school building in Amsterdam has been transformed into apartments and on the top floor is this wonderful loft. I love how you can still see the old structure of the building with the exposed beams. It’s a very playful and unique home in Amsterdam.
In North London lies this lovely historic family home by JJ Locations. The open plan living space is very bright thanks to the large windows, white walls and light wooden floor. Luckily you can still see the original features of this property in the stained glass windows and lovely fireplaces. I really like the feel of this home, it’s very relaxed, spacious and fresh.
In a historic and charming area in Oslo lies this small home of only 50sq meter. With a white base this home is typical Scandinavian but with some subtle colour touches (love that pink wall in the kitchen) the home feels cozy and personal. I really love the freshness of this place and it kind of makes me wish I could start all over again with my own home!
We’ve all been there right? You’re decorating your bedroom and then the big question arrives ‘what to do with all that space above your bed’. Now, there are plenty of ways to decorate that big empty space. I’ve rounded up some examples from gallery walls to murals and shelves. You decide what fits best in your bedroom.
Summer is definitely over, the first autumn storm has arrived in The Netherlands (brrr!). So now autumn has arrived I think today is a good day to show you the IKEA Winter Collection 2017. It’s a true representation of Scandianvian style with minimalistic design, light wood and blue tones. I’ve already picked a few favourites that I definitely want to buy. You can see the collection below which will be in stores in october!
This farmhouse in Ojai, California puts a smile on my face. Even though the base is very neutral with white walls and concrete floors all the colourful touches in the furniture and accessories make this space pop. And of course the large windows give you an amazing view over the Californian landscape. The large farmhouse has several buildings with guest stays and a huge garden, a perfect spot to relax and unwind with family and friends.
This apartment belonging to Cajsa Berndtsdotter has appeared on my blog before. Back then it was featured on Elle Decoration and I loved the mixture of styles immediately. Now the house has gone up for sale so it’s nice to see it again. I am a bit dissapointed that the stunning green wall in the living room has disappeared although this ‘greige’ tone is also very beautiful. But the green just gave it a nice pop!
A garden Astrid? Yes a garden! I don’t often share personal things about me but one fact about me is that I LOVE period dramas. I once made a list (including a map) with all the manor houses in Britain so I could take a road trip and visit them all. So far that hasn’t happened yet so I’ll have to do with pictures. But when I saw this garden by writer Ian McEwan (known from Atonement) I definitely pictured myself in a bonnet and a long dress sweeping though the landscape with a good book (Hello Elizabeth Bennet!). I do wish we could see more of the house though, it’s an early 20th-century manor house in the Cotswolds and from the little peek we’re getting it looks absolutely beautiful! But today I’m just gonna dream about the garden, so lovely!